A 5-1 vote during the Nov. 13, 2008 meeting, in which Dottie King was not in attendance, continues to be questioned by board member Forrest Buell.
Buell was the only board member to oppose the continuance with the building renovation project and approval of the establishment of the Clay Community Multi-School Building Corporation (CCMSBC).
The CCMSBC will own one or more of the elementary schools to be improved during the project financing. At the end of that lease, the property will be transferred back to Clay Community School Corporation from the building corporation, as required by law.
During the Aug. 13 board meeting, Buell said the November minutes did not include the appointment of Jim Deal, Frank Farmer and Tyler Fischer to CCMSBC. Buell said the three individuals met for the first time before the meeting, then once the meeting began, the board voted to approve them.
"The truth is members of the building corporation were functioning before the appointment of the board," Buell said at the time.
Board president Ted Jackson assured Buell everything was in the minutes, including the names of the individuals, their job description and reminded him how he voted.
"I don't remember the dates exactly, but I remember Dr. Schroeder asking us for suggestions for people to be on the committee," board member Terry Barr said. "I know we voted on it sometime and it was before they met."
Although Barr and other members have tried to tell Buell the information was readily available, which requires looking in the correct location within the school board minutes to find, Buell has continued to send letters to the corporation's attorney.
The corporation attorney charges a total of $100 an hour, which includes the research of information, the drafting of letters and phone calls, made to request information.
"I think the point that (Corporation Attorney) Jeff Boyll is trying to make is the information is available if we look in the right place and then we don't have to pay $1,500 of the taxpayers' money to get these questions answered," Barr said.
Though Buell continued to deny any information being shared with him about the appointments of the individuals and the vote, board members continued to reaffirm everything did take place according to plans.
"We've spent more money for less than that," Buell said in regards to the amount of money spent to answer his questions.
The letters written by Buell and the responses from Boyll were entered into the minutes of the meeting.
The next meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees will be at North Clay Middle School, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m.