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August 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM - August Regular Monthly Board Meeting

Minutes
PROCEDURAL ITEMS
Call To Order
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Opening Remarks
CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of Agenda
Minutes from July 18, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting
Attachments:
Overnight and/or Out-of-State Trip Request
SCHS FFA - Indianapolis, IN - Convention
PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Regarding Superintendent Performance
PRESENTATIONS
Environmental Services Update - Daniel Kleindienst
CTE Update - Joy Rich
ACTION ITEMS
Elect Chair and Vice-Chair
CTE Textbook Adoptions
Rationale:  If approved, these textbooks will be purchased using remaining credits with the book company.
Eclipse Day
Policy - New/Revisions
Revision - Policy 2.703 - Audits
Rationale:  Public Chapter 383 requires that LEAs with findings in their annual audit submit a corrective action plan to the comptroller of the treasury.  This plan must include the name(s) of the contact person responsible for the corrective action, the action taken or planned, and the anticipated completion date.
Revision - Policy 3.202 - Emergency Preparedness Plan
Rationale: 

This revision is suggested to include a new requirement, per Public Chapter 313, that each school safety team conduct at least one armed intruder drill per year, in coordination with local law enforcement.  In addition, this updated policy would reflect Public Chapter 451's requirement that all schools conduct full evacuation fire drills at least one time every 30 school days, with two fire drills occurring during the first 30 full days of the school year.  Each school will also be required to perform four fire safety educational announcements during the school year.  LEAs have complete discretion over every aspect of the fire safety educational announcements.  The distribution and content of these announcements is at the discretion of the LEA.

The language regarding procedures that would take place during a bomb threat and in the event of a threat requiring students to be retained at school has been stricken as these procedures are addressed in school safety plans.

Revision - Policy 3.400 - Student Transportation Management
Rationale: 

This revision reflects mandatory changes required by Public Chapter 289.  This new law requires that every LEA appoint a transportation supervisor who meets certain requirements, and adopt a policy that governs how safety complaints will be submitted.  It also contains requirements on how investigations of those complaints will occur.  This law is unique in that it also requires the LEA's policy to include procedures.  

This law takes effect January 2018.  The school system must report by February 15, 2018 the name of the transportation supervisor and by August 15 every year thereafter, to the Department of Education.  The Superintendent will also be required to certify that the transportation supervisor has completed the annual training requirement by that date.

Revision - Policy 4.301 Interscholastic Athletics
Rationale:  Public Chapter 260 requires that students be excused from participating in a school athletic event, or related event, if the event is on an official school holiday, observed day of worship, or religious holiday.
New - Policy 5.203 - Recommendation and File Transfers
Rationale:  This is a new model policy driven by federal law that limits the information that may be provided to assist an LEA's employee or contractor in obtaining a new position if that person engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor.  LEA staff may still transmit administrative and personnel files on behalf of the employee or contractor, but may not aide such persons in obtaining another position by other means.  This federal law is aimed at preventing LEA administrators from giving a neutral or positive recommendation to a potential employer on behalf of the employee or contractor if there is probable cause to believe that sexual misconduct occurred.
Revision - Policy 5.205 - Retirement
Rationale: 

This policy should be updated in response to Public Chapter 287.  Previously, retired teachers could substitute teach for 120 days without loss of retirement benefits, and an additional 90 days if the superintendent certified in writing that no other qualified personnel are available to substitute teach.  This new law removes the 90 day limit on those additional days.

As a result, retired teachers may now substitute teach beyond 120 days provided the superintendent still certifies in writing that no other qualified personnel are available.

Revision - Policy 5.600 - Staff Rights & Responsibilities
Rationale:  Public Chapter 360 is a new law that clarifies the rights of educators.  It required a major rewrite of this policy.
Revision - Policy 5.701 - Substitute Teachers
Rationale: 

This policy is affected the same as the Retirement policy and should be updated in response to Public Chapter 287.  Previously, retired teachers could substitute teach for 120 days without loss of retirement benefits, and an additional 90 days if the superintendent certified in writing that no other qualified personnel are available to substitute teach.  This new law removes the 90 day limit on those additional days.

As a result, retired teachers may now substitute teach beyond 120 days provided the superintendent still certifies in writing that no other qualified personnel are available.

Additionally, this revision reflects new compensation requirements created by Public Chapter 387.  This law changes the rate of pay for certain retired substitute teachers.

Grant Budgets
Read To Be Ready Coaching Network
Coordinated School Health
Voluntary Pre-K
Title X McKinney-Vento
IDEA Discretionary Supplemental Funds
CTE Equipment
July Monthly Financial Report
REPORT ITEMS
Monthly Tax Analysis
Building Program Update
Executive Committee Report
Declaration of Surplus Property - Community Elementary
Declaration of Surplus Property - CTE (Perkins)
Declaration of Surplus Property-Maintenance Dept.
Superintendent's Report
OTHER BUSINESS
Acknowledge Special Programs & Achievements
Monthly Expenditures Report
Documentation from Superintendent for September Performance Evaluation
FYI-Personnel
ADJOURNMENT
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