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May 2, 2013

Gorin Board of Education Approves Summer Camp Plan

The Gorin R-III Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 16th. President Diane Tague called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with all members, except Ryan Miller, being present. Mr. Miller arrived at 6:34.

The first order of business was to certify the April election results and Rhonda Peterson, Bob Sears, and Ryan Miller were sworn in. The election of officers saw member Alicia Berry move that officers remain the same. Rhonda Peterson seconded. All were in favor. Diane Tague will serve as president. Ryan Miller will serve as vice president and Alicia Berry as secretary.

Under old business, Mrs. Townsend shared the updated Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (C.S.I.P.). Diane Tague made a motion to approve the C.S.I.P. and Rhonda Peterson seconded the motion. All voted in favor.

Next, Mrs. Townsend shared a letter from Mr. Barry Heavner, President of Midwest Transit. The letter stated that Midwest Transit would take the new bus back for a thorough inspection. It further stated that a technician from IC would be working directly with the technicians from Midwest Transit. The board was informed that the bus had been returned on that day.

In new business, the Board reviewed the received bus bids for the purchase of the 1998 Bluebird. After reviewing all bids, Rhonda Peterson made a motion to accept the highest bid which was submitted by Jason Hoover. Ryan Miller seconded. All voted yes.

Next, Mrs. Townsend presented the projected enrollment for the 2013 - 2014, 2014 - 2015, and 2015 - 2016 school years. The district will host a public forum to discuss the future of the district with community patrons. Mrs. Townsend will work with the district attorney to set the meeting date.

The board then reviewed the medical insurance rates for the upcoming school year. Alicia Berry made a motion to cap the board pay at $552.18 with employees' paying $100 per month. Ryan Miller seconded. All voted in favor.

The last item before moving into executive session was summer school. Mrs. Townsend purposed the district offer a two-week summer camp. The camp would be open to all students', however students working below grade level or with attendance concerns would be requested to attend. Tammi Dale made a motion to offer the summer camp and Bob Sears seconded. All voted in favor.

The board moved into executive session at 8:15 p.m. Mrs. Townsend suggested the board consider giving the staff back their salary step increases that had been frozen for the past three years. She stated this would be a $400 increase for each year. Ryan Miller made the motion to give all staff their step increase. Tammi Dale seconded. The vote was Dale, yes, Peterson, yes, Tague, yes, Berry, yes, Sears, yes, and Miller yes.

Next, the board gave consideration to Mrs. Heather Shirey's contract. Berry made a motion to offer her a contract and Peterson seconded. All voted in favor. Consideration was then given to Mrs. Susan Schmitz, Mr. Allen Garrett, and Mrs. Ellen Ayer. Motions were made, seconded, and carried with all voting in favor for each candidate.

Then, the board reviewed non-certified contracts. Peterson made a motion to offer Paul Tague a contract. Miller seconded. All voted in favor, with Diane Tague abstaining. Alicia Berry made the motion to offer Teresa Creek a contract and Ryan Miller seconded. All voted in favor, with Tammi Dale abstaining. Ryan Miller made a motion to not offer Bob Dale a contract. Bob Sears seconded. The vote was Miller, yes, Sears, yes, Tague, yes, Berry, yes, Peterson, no, and Dale, abstain.

Following, the board voted to offer letters of intent to Ginger Bass and Pat Brock. Peterson made the motion to offer the letter to Ginger Bass. Dale seconded. All were in favor, with Sears, and Berry abstaining. Berry made the motion to offer Pat Brock her letter of intent. Dale seconded. All voted in favor except Miller.

Last, Diane Tague made a motion to offer Allen Garrett a contract for bus driver. Alicia Berry seconded. All voted in favor, with Dale abstaining.

The board then moved out of executive session and immediately adjourned from regular session.

Mrs. Townsend reminded the board that the school carnival is Friday, May 3 and the next regularly scheduled board meeting is Tuesday, May 21st.

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