The Board of School Trustees of the Nettle Creek School Corporation met in regular session on March 9, 2011.
The following board members were present: Julie Blaase, Bob Clark, Chuck Golliher, Elaine Hellwarth, Gary Keesling, Jim Lewis, and Cary Rhoades
Also meeting with the board: Joe Backmeyer and Erin Riggle
Guests: Joe Klemann, Press, Amber Lear, Mary Barnett, Belinda Locke, Lora Wilson, Laura Sherrow, Julie Gose, Betsy Swimm, Patsy Baker, Corey Davis, Bruce Swallow, Julie Arnold, Kathy Backmeyer, Tonya Sparks, Mandi Isaacs, Debbie Hollenberg, Michelle Braunecker, Peggy Muller, Travis Isaacs, Theresa Habzansky, Vallerie Sharp, Carol Fannin, Paul Gearhardt, Lori Sturgeon, Janis Stewart, Pam Chew, Chad Braunecker, Leslie Shepherd, Nicki Schuler, Jennifer Engle, Rose Murray, Dave Shepherd, Tina Limburg, Marla Lieberman, Karla Hobson, Jorgena Watson, Lisa Wicker, Eldona Workman, Darla Henley, Debbie Brogan, Robin Curry, Shaun Lieberman, Toni Jones, Chris Blaase, Denise Gulley, Ron Curry, Clint Grose, Mindy Wampler, Erin Doerstler, Nancy Horst, Shana Grose, Lauren Berger, Lynette Stainbrook, Jackie Bendsen, Debbie Ballenger
The regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees was called to order by Mr. Rhoades at 7:00 p.m. at the elementary school cafeteria. Mr. Backmeyer certified compliance with the open meeting law.
Hellwarth/Golliher moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on February 23, 2011 and the executive session on February 23, 2011. 7/0
Lora Wilson presented the rationale for restructuring of the elementary school staff.
The following individuals addressed the board in opposition to the elementary restructuring plan:
- Patsy Baker
- Mindy Wampler
- Debbie Brogan
- Betsy Swimm
- Lauren Berger
Erin Doerstler read a statement on behalf of those teachers and staff in support of the elementary restructuring plan.
Ron Curry asked the board if he and a group of teachers could meet with the board in executive session following the regular meeting. Mr. Rhoades advised Mr. Curry that the board could not meet tonight since executive sessions have to be advertised in advance. It was agreed that an executive session would try to be arranged before the March 23rd meeting.
Denise Gulley expressed her concerns regarding the current level of camaraderie in the elementary school.
The board agreed to adjourn for a break at 8:30 PM.
The regular meeting reconvened at 8:45 PM.
Lewis/Blaase moved to approve the sick leave bank request from Paula McMillan. 7/0
Hellwarth/Golliher moved to approve the 2009-10/2010-11 NCSC/NCCTA master contract. 7/0
Blaase/Hellwarth moved to approve revised board policy #7510, Use of School Facilities. 7/0
Hellwarth/Golliher moved to approve the High Ability Making a Difference Competitive Grant Application. 7/0
Lewis/Blaase moved to approve Julie Tobias and Mindy Nolan to attend the National Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling Conference in St. Louis, IL July 17th – 22nd. The conference will be paid from Title II, Part A grant funds. 7/0
Lewis/Blaase moved to approve Cori and Calvin Scott as transfer tuition students for the 2010-2011 school year. 7/0
There being no other items before the board, Blaase/Golliher moved to adjourn to executive session at 9:17 p.m. 7/0
The Board of School Trustees of the Nettle Creek School Corporation met in Executive Session on March 9, 2011. The meeting was conducted at the elementary school cafeteria.
The following board members and administrative staff were in attendance: Julie Blaase, Bob Clark, Chuck Golliher, Elaine Hellwarth, Gary Keesling, Jim Lewis, Cary Rhoades, Joe Backmeyer.
No subject matter in the executive session, other than subject matter specified in the public notice, was discussed by the governing body. The executive session adjourned at 10:17 p.m.