July 15, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mt. Vernon Administrative Service Center
The Mt. Vernon School Board of Trustees held an Executive Session at the Administrative Service Center prior to the regular meeting.
Callie Runyan, 8th Grade Campus Life Member
The invocation was given by Callie Runyan, 8th grade Campus Life member.
The Mt. Vernon School Board of Trustees held a meeting at 7:01 p.m. in the Administrative Service Center.
Mrs. Freeman made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Mr. McCarty seconded, and the motion carried 4-0.
Dr. Parker announced there were a couple of reports.
Dr. Parker, on behalf of Mrs. Bond, shared the following Good News:
1. Over 50 in-district residents 65+ have taken advantage of the offer to be a part of the 65+ Club so far.
2. Several MVHS AP Courses have had notable success on the rigorous AP Exam; a few of the noteworthy success stories include Stats, Spanish and U.S. History.
3. MVHS student Casey Cornelius and new alumnus Devan Skaggs became state champs at the IN Bass National HS State Finals and Anglers of the Year in their age group.
4. The MVMS Counseling Department received the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award from the IDOE.
5. MVMS received the Special Olympics Indiana 50th Anniversary Gold Banner Award for their efforts and leadership pursuing inclusion for all students.
Mr. Shipley reported that 56 teachers from all three elementary schools collaborated working to identify priority standards and essential learnings and items we wanted to prioritize with our curriculum. During the process, first grade teachers expressed a strong desire to make changes to the first grade report card to better meet student and parent needs. The current report card is a standard based report card four pages long and the report card they drafted with the changes requested will be two pages long, just like the kindergarten report card, dialing in essential learnings.
0167.3 - Public Participation at Board Meetings
May only address items listed in the agenda
Must be recognized by presiding officer.
Must provide name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate
Limited to 3 minutes duration
All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually
There were none.
The school board shall use a consent agenda (Policy #0166.1) to keep routine matters. By a single motion, the Board approves/adopts the following items or actions which reflect application of School Board Policy and/or Indiana Code. Any items marked "Consent" may be removed from the agenda by a Board Member or the Superintendent.
Mr. McCarty made a motion to approve the following items:
1. The June 17, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Minutes;
3. Recommendation for 2020-2021 Administrators' Contract;
4. The following overnight field trips: a) 8th Grade Washington D.C. and Gettysburg Trip April 29-May 2, 2020; b) 8th Grade to Kings Island June 2, 2020; 7th Grade Trip to Chicago May 15, 2020; 6th Grade Trip to Louisville, KY April 3, 2020;
5. Request to accept $768.00 from the NRA Foundation for the MVHS Trap Club to fund targets for the club;
6. Request from MVHS Boys' and Girls' Tennis Teams to develop a Go Fund Me Page to build a tennis house for all equipment and for players to store their personal belongings along with an outdoor covered tennis pavilion for dinners, gatherings, etc.;
7. The following personnel items:
Anna Stover, MES 3rd Grade Teacher
Rose Dowden, MES 3rd Grade Teacher
Mitzi Stephens, Physical Therapist
Alissa Lockwood, MCE Principal and District TI Coordinator
Stacy Muffler, FES Principal
Lynnea Case, MVMS Assistant Principal
Heather Bates, MVMS 8th Gr. Math Teacher
Courtney Stroup, MVMS 8th Gr. ELA Teacher
Ian Hanssen, Essential Skills Instructional Assistant
Jasmine Bellamy, MES Fish Room Instructional Assistant
Jordan Crippin, FES Instructional Assistant
Nathaniel Rockhill, Bus Driver
Gwen Scrogham, Administrative Assistant, Move to Salaried Position
Rene Hammett, From Sub Bus Driver to Full-Time Bus Driver
Thomas Bowman, From Sub Bus Driver to Full-Time Bus Driver
Brianna Reeder, MVMS Spell Bowl, LA Academic Team and Student Council Sponsor
Kittie Masters, MVMS Spelling Bee and Geography Bee Sponsor
Deb Thomas, MVMS Geography Bee Sponsor and Academic Teams Director
Dan Brown, MVMS Video Club Sponsor
Brenda Schoenlein, MVMS Robotics Club Sponsor
Mark Douglass, MVMS Robotics Club Sponsor
Patrick Crouch, MVMS Coding Club, Tutor Coordinator and Student Council Sponsor
Camille Hull, MVMS Yearbook Club Sponsor
D’Lee Rush, MVMS FCCLA Sponsor
Marissa Salasky, MVMS NJHS Sponsor
Dean Falkenberg, Talent Show Sponsor
Christina Halcomb, MVMS Dance Team Sponsor
Gwen Perkins, Science Academic Team Sponsor
Stephen Day, MVMS Jazz/Pep Band and Summer School Band
Jill Stewarat, MVMS Choir ECA
Eric Harnish, MVMS Student Council Sponsor
Christina Halcomb, MVMS Dance Team Coach for the 2018-2019 School Year
Jerry Grill, MVHS Assistant Baseball Coach
Shane Douglas, MVHS Freshman Baseball Coach
Ben Rhoades, MVHS Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Nate Bingham, MVHS Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach
Kean Coy, MVHS Freshman Boys’ Basketball Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach and Head Girls’ Track Coach
Julie Shelton, MVHS Head Girls’s Basketball Coach
Tom Kirby, MVHS Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach
Kim Clark, MVHS Reserve Girls’ Basketball Coach, Assistant Softball Coach and Reserve Volleyball Coach
Jessica Brown, MVHS Freshman Girls’ Basketball Coach
Jordan Sell, MVHS Head Cheerleading Coach (Fall) and Assistant Coach (Winter Stipend)
Ashley Witt, MVHS Assistant Cheerleading Coach (Fall) and Assistant Coach (Winter Stipend)
Stacy Muffler, MVHS Cheerleading Volunteer
Bruce Kendall, MVHS Head Cross Country Coach and Head Boys’ Track Coach
Joel Harsin, MVHS Cross Country and Boys’ Track Volunteer
Chris Hanson, MVHS Cross Country and Boys’ Track Volunteer
Beth Yeadon, MVHS Cross Country and Girls’ Track Volunteer
Joe Conway, MVHS Cross Country and Boys’ Track Volunteer
Ellen Jones, MVHS Head Dance Coach
Breane Thomas, MVHS Dance Volunteer
Aaron Shewman, MVHS Head Girls’ Golf Coach
Mike Kirschner, MVHS Head Football Coach
Chad Masters, MVHS Assistant Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach
Vince Lidy, MVHS Reserve Football Coach
Toby Jacobs, MVHS Reserve Football Coach
Nick Clarkson, MVHS Freshman Assistant Football Coach and Assistant Boys’ Track Coach
Craig Finke, MVHS Football Volunteer
Brandon Duerksen, MVHS Football Volunteer
Matt Mayhew, MVHS Head Boys’ SoccerCoach
Chris Steeno, MVHS Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach
Alex LeBoeuf, MVHS Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach
Jarret Whitehouse, MVHS Boys’ Soccer Volunteer
Steve Williams, MVHS Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
Chad Soden, MVHS Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach
Cliff Owens, MVHS Freshman Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach
Krista Shockley, MVHS Girls’ Soccer Volunteer
Lauren Bradburn, MVHS Girls’ Soccer Volunteer
Veronica Kirby, MVHS Head Softball Coach
Mark Weaver, MVHS Assistant Softball Coach
Walt Perry, MVHS Softball Volunteer
Brad Grieshop, MVHS Head Boys’ and Girls’ Swim Coach
Dixon Tierney, MVHS Assistant Boys’ Swim Coach
James Cochran, MVHS Assistant Girls’ Swim Coach
Gabe Muterspaugh, MVHS Head Girls’ Tennis Coach
Kayla Negley, MVHS Assistant Girls’ Tennis Coach
Byron Simpson, MVHS Assistant Boys’ Track Coach
Ashley Bryan, MVHS Assistant Girls’ Track Coach
Tania McNab, MVHS Assistant, Girls’ Track Coach
Alexandra Csiernik, MVHS Girls’ Track Volunteer
Katie Stanfield, MVHS Girls’ Track Volunteer
Eric Bulmahn, MVHS Head Volleyball Coach
Monica Bulmahn, MVHS Volleyball Volunteer
Randal Hayes, MVHS Assistant Wrestling Coach
Brad Kerr, MVHS Assistant Wrestling Coach
Mitch Howard, MVHS Wrestling Volunteer
Ryan Garrity, MVHS Wrestling Volunteer
Jose Navarro, MVHS Wrestling Volunteer
Michael Retherford, MVMS 8th Grade Head Baseball Coach
Matt Hankley, MVMS 7th Grade Head Baseball Coach
Andy Williams, MVMS 8th Grade Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Drew Slentz, MVMS 8th Grade Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach
P.J. O’Malley, MVMS 7th Grade Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Dylan Freeman, MVMS 7th Grade Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach
Ryan Rolland, MVMS 6th Grade Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Mike Noe, MVMS 8th Grade Head Girls’ Basketball Coach
Mark Weaver, MVMS 8th Grade Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach
Craig Jones, MVMS 7th Grade Head Girls’ Basketball Coach
Mark Elsbury, MVMS 7 th Grade Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach
Kelly Diehl, MVMS 6th Grade Head Girls’ Basketball Coach and 7th Grade Head Softball Coach
John Collins, MVMS 6th Grade Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach
Rachel Dinwiddie, MVMS Head Cheerleading Coach
Chelsea Pacheco, MVMS Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Kay Burdine, MVMS 6th Grade Cheerleading Coach
Gwen Perkins, MVMS Boys’/Girls’ Head Cross Country Coach and Head Boys’ Track Coach
Amy Mozingo, MVMS Boys’/ Girls’ Head Cross Country Coach
Stephen Day, MVMS Golf Coach
Chuck DeGraff, MVMS 8th Grade Head Football Coach
Ron Roembke, MVMS 8th Grade Assistant Football Coach
Zach Holdeman, MVMS 8th Grade Assistant Football Coach
Brian Berhenn, MVMS 8th Grade Football and Track Volunteer
Eric Harnish, MVMS 7th Grade Head Football Coach
Matt Hankley, MVMS 7th Grade Assistant Football Coach
Jared Perkins, MVMS 7th Grade Assistant Football Coach
Nick Stadler, MVMS Head Boys’ Soccer Coach
Brian Boudouris, MVMS Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
Rick Tucker, MVMS Girls’ Soccer Volunteer
Anne Marie Keller, MVMS Head Swim Coach
Amber Crouch, MVMS Assistant Swim Coach
Andy Crouch, MVMS Swim Volunteer
Jennifer Zitani, MVMS Head Girls’ Track Coach and 7th Grade Head Volleyball Coach
Lori Labelle, MVMS Assistant Girls’ Track Coach
D’Lee Rush, MVMS Track Volunteer
Katie Stanfield, MVMS Track Volunteer
Ashley Bryan, MVMS 8th Grade Volleyball Coach
Heather Luther, MVMS Head Wrestling Coach
Andrew Mueller, MVMS Assistant Wrestling Coach
David Dobson, MVMS Assistant Wrestling Coach
Troy Everett, MVHS Super Bowl (Science) Coach for the 2018-2019 School Year
Mrs. Smith seconded. and the motion carried 4-0.
June 17, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
Policy #8510 - Wellness
Dr. Parker presented first reading of Policy 8510 Wellness. He commended Assistant Food Service Director Nina Murzyn for all her hard work getting this ready to present to the board. As this is a rough draft of the recommended changes, Mrs. Freeman asked if they could see a final version with all the changes. Dr. Parker stated he would ask Ms. Murzyn to have one available to them at the next board meeting.
Mr. Smedley presented, on behalf of Mr. Shelton, a recommendation to use Emcor Group, Inc. as our energy savings provider for our Guaranteed Savings Contract. He reminded board members that as part of the GO Bond Proposal, funds would be used to capture energy saving measures such as LED lighting, updated control systems throughout the district, etc. Emcor Group, Inc. was the only bid submitted. They will partner with Mt. Vernon to capture these energy savings and present at a future board meeting suggestions on how to accomplish this. We have shared utility bills with them as a starting point.
Mrs. Freeman questioned whether we will save more money then what we will be paying them. Mr. Smedley responded, yes, that they will provide us with recommendations and then board members will decide how to allocate dollars from the GO Bond. He recommended entering into an agreement with them to move forward with these recommendations. Board members asked how much it would cost to enter into a contract with them. Mr. Smedley stated he did not have an exact amount.
The recommendation was tabled until further information could be obtained as to the cost of the contract.
Mt. Vernon Middle School Principal Ben Williams presented additional handbook changes for Student Health Services and changes in the school day time schedule. Start time at the Middle School will now be 8:45 a.m. with dismissal at 3:45 p.m. Students are not to report to the MVMS building until 8:15 a.m. every school day unless participating in a sanctioned club, team, or morning detention. He feels this change is necessary due to transportation and supervision issues. Students previously were arriving as early as 7:00 a.m. creating safety and supervision issues. Previously the buses were picking up at the high school at 3:35 p.m. then scheduled to arrive at the middle school at 3:40 p.m. This didn't always happen. By dismissing five minutes later, this will give the buses extra time to come from the high school to the middle school.
Mrs. Walls recommended communicating this change to parents immediately especially because of the early morning drop off time change. Mr. Williams stated he has been sending out communications already.
Mrs. Freeman made a motion to accept these changes as presented. Mr. McCarty seconded, and the motion carried 4-0.
|Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board Member||X|
|Mr. Tony May, Board Member|
|Mr. Mike McCarty, Board Member||X|
|Mrs. Beth Smith, Board Member||X|
|Mrs. Shannon Walls, Board President||X|
Fortville RDC - Mr. Tony May
Cumberland RDC - Mrs. Kellie Freeman
Hancock Co. RDC - Mr. Mike McCarty
McCordsville RDC - Mrs. Shannon Walls
MVEF - Mrs. Beth Smith
1. Mr. May was not present to give a report.
2. Mrs. Freeman reported the Cumberland RDC did not meet.
3. Mr. McCarty gave an update on the TIF district. They have decreased the amount of TIF to 550N, so anything north of that is considered McCordsville. South of that continues to grow, not sure what impact is. They will keep us updated. The Hancock RDC has plans to work on a strategic plan. Mrs. Freeman asked if TIF is a certain number of years. Mr. McCarty replied, usually ten, but have the power to extend.
4. Mrs. Walls reported that much of the McCordsville RDC meeting was reviewing applicants for the vacancy on the RDC. Next month they plan to interview the top four candidates.
5. Mrs. Smith reported that there are five vacancies on the MVEF board and they are looking for good applicants. Upcoming dates: September 15, 2019 Fundraiser at Top Golf. This fundraiser will take the place of the golf scramble previously held each year. MVEF Gala April 4, 2020.
Dr. Parker announced that he was very pleased that Alissa Lockwood was hired as the new Mt. Comfort Principal and Mr. Elkins started his third week at Mt. Vernon as CFO.
Dr. Parker distributed Community Champion cards to the board members. He invited them to hand them out to folks asking them to become a part of the MV Community Champions a group being formed to discuss the future of our district for the next ten years. MVCSC is asking community members to attend two evening meetings for one hour each on August 27, 2019 and January 21, 2020. Dr. Parker would love to see 100 members in attendance.
Mr. McCarty made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Smith seconded, and the motion carried 4-0.
Next regular board meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2019.