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School board highlights

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Highlights of Thursday's Clay Community School Board of Trustees meeting include:

* To table the administrative contracts until the new board members take office in July,

* Unanimously approved the purchase of Apex Learning to replace NovaNet. Currently, the corporation is spending $53,200 per year, and the change will create a savings of approximately $6,218. During the 2009-10 school year, Nova Net included 300 different students at Northview, 40 at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School and 12 at Cumberland Academy.

Northview Principal Tim Rayle said other schools are switching from Nova Net to Apex because Apex can offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, World Languages and honors classes.

"Each course has audio support," Rayle said. "It is more to offer with less money."

* The first readings on school board policies 3445 and 6433, on cell phones provided to selected administrators within the corporation and seclusion and restraint,

* In a unanimous vote, the board agreed to purchase a vacant lot just south of the outdoor area across the street at Meridian Elementary, located at 328 N. Colfax Street, for $5,000. The size of the lot is 60X120 feet, and can be used for additional activities by Meridian Elementary students.

* The board also approved the purchase of the commemorative plaques for the building projects.

* The board voted, 5-0-1, to suspend a Northview High School teacher with pay from April 21 until all procedures on her employment with Clay Community Schools have concluded,

* Technology Director Bill Milner gave an update in regard to the technology in the schools. Milner addressed changes in procedures and the addition of a checklist to help the technicians to continue to prioritize their time.

* Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger gave a report on the maintenance and custodial staff working together as well as their qualifications and procedures.

* Business Manager Mike Fowler and Director of Transportation Frank Misner gave a report on contracting out the buses for maintenance services. The report found it was not feasible to do that.



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