During the monthly Clay Community School Corporation School Board meeting Thursday, the board heard a proposal from member Amy Burke Adams asking that employees who did not receive the full 1.5 percent stipend check in December 2010 be reconciled.
Adams said if the measure was approved, she hoped the monetary difference between what employees received and what they would have received as 1.5 percent be paid as soon as possible.
"It is a good thing," Adams said. "Someone might get a check for $1.98. Someone might get a check for $198. I think the largest difference in a check is right around $300. I look at this as taking something that was really good and making it better."
The board approved the measure with a 4-3 vote, with board members Tina Heffner, Ron Scherb and Dottie King voting against the measure.
The board also received reports, per Adams' request, from CCSC Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger and Transportation Director Frank Misner regarding driving corporation vehicles to conduct business. Adams wanted both to include miles traveled, benefits, problems encountered and solutions to revolve problems.
Meanwhile, the board learned of a program the YMCA of Clay County offers.
The after-school program, "Afternoons ROCK in Indiana," takes place at North Clay Middle School. It is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention program. Two Y staff members, David Hampton and Nicole Smiley Fry, conduct the program, and both have completed the certified background checks required by CCSC.
In other business, the board approved the following items:
* Field Trips:
Northview High School's Business Professional of America (BPA) club members who qualify to participate in the national level of competition to Washington, D.C., May 3-8;
Northview High School's Winter Guard to Dayton, Ohio, March 5-6, for regional winter guard competition;
Northview High School Winter Guard to Nashville, Tenn., March 24-27, for regional winter guard competition;
Northview High School's Winter Guard to Dayton, Ohio, April 6-10, for national competition;
* Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement:
Northview High School teacher and Business Club advisor Beth Moody asked that a conflict of interest disclosure statement be approved by the board. The BPA club annually conducts a fundraiser during which Longaberger baskets are presented as prizes for basket bingo. Moody is also a representative for Longaberger baskets;
* Permission to apply for grants:
Corporation Curriculum and Grants Coordinator Kathy Knust requested permission to complete applications for two grants and to seek information regarding the competitive grant for high-ability students; and
Leaves of Absence: Deborah Swearing and Marsha Kirchner (Certified, medical leave); Janis Fabbri (Non-certified, medical leave);
Retirements: Bobbie Monce-Cook (Non-certified, custodian; effective April 29);
Resignations: Brenda Shaw (Non-certified, instructional assistant);
Employment: Stephen Paul (instructional assistant); Tammy Stearley, Raegina Jackson (Food service, four hours); Thomas Wetnight (Custodian); Charles Fry (instructional assistant); Linda Grove (Science Fair Chair); Heather Keyes (girls' assistant tennis coach, Northview); Jason Sinders (eighth-grade girls' basketball, Clay City); Blaine Crabb (seventh-grade girls' basketball, Clay City); Ashley Davis (boys' assistant track coach, Northview); Shandi Travis (girls' assistant track coach, Northview); Kevin Cook (boys' assistant track coach, Clay City); Roger Rhodes (head girls' softball coach, Clay City); Josh Strain (boys' golf, Clay City);
Extra-curricular volunteers: Glen Steuerwald (wrestling, North Clay); Kevin Timberman (athletic volunteer, North Clay); Kenneth Rowan (athletic volunteer, North Clay); Clay Huffman (athletic volunteer, North Clay); Alan Buell (athletic volunteer, Northview); Dennis Leek (athletic volunteer, Northview); Kayla Raderstorf (athletic volunteer, Northview); Lottie King (athletic volunteer, Northview); Neil Vanatti (athletic volunteer, Northview); Loni Rhodes (assistant softball, Clay City); Kent (Rusty) Baumgartner (boys', girls' track, Clay City);
Classroom Volunteers: Krystal Lunsford (North Clay Middle School and Forest Park Elementary).