Mt. Vernon Board of School Trustees

1. School Board Scholars/Wall of Fame Inductees Reception (5:30-6:00 p.m.)

In the hallway outside the auditorium at Mt. Vernon High School.

2. Awards Ceremony (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

In the auditorium at Mt. Vernon High School

3. School Board Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

In the Boardroom at the Administrative Service Center

4. Pledge of Allegiance (7:30 P.M.)

The School Board, before each meeting, offers the opportunity to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.  People attending the meeting are welcome to take part in this procedure.  Those desiring not to take part may either remain in the hallway before the meeting or sit quietly in the meeting room.

5. Call to Order
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

6. Adoption of Agenda
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

7. Public Hearing: Donation of Land


Pursuant to Indiana Code § 36-1-11, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation shall convene in public session on June 20, 2022, at 7:00 pm EDT at 1806 W. State Road 234, Fortville, IN 46040 to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed donation of land commonly known as parcels 30-02-09-400-018.000-017, 30-02-09-408-009.000-017, and 30-02-09-403-001.000-017 (collectively “Parcel”) to Town of Fortville (“Town”), a Quitclaim Deed ("Deed"), and various closing documents needed for the donation of the Parcel to Town. You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.


8. Reports
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

8.1 Good News
Mrs. Maria Bond, Director of Community Relations

8.2 Recognition of 2022 Retirees
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

8.3 School Board Scholars and Academic Wall of Fame Inductees

8.4 Spotlight on Programs

Mr. Casey Dodd, Mt. Vernon High School

Jag Program - James Cochran

8.5 New Policy 1st Reading
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

Due to recent legislative changes, I am recommending the board consider the following new and updated policies for a first reading.

F125 - Purchasing Procedures and Capital Assets
Recent changes and complexity of highly-audited policy. Improvements help with audit/compliance

C125 - Legal Settlement
Update due to 2022 State Board of Account guidance received in spring 2022.

D500 - School Resource Officer Employment & Training
Elevating some aspects to policy that could be administrative guidelines and adds language that will be required by July 1, 2023.

H225 - Public Comments and Concerns
New statute requiring comment from any individually physically present. Also, requires the board to provide opportunity for public comment before the Board takes final action ona topic.

B225 - Meetings
Provided clarification if we need virtual meeting(s).

C175 - Student Attendance and Academic Engagement
New title for policy along with defining continuous learning (virtual/distance). This conforms with new law related to the amount of asynchronous learning.

D325 - Personal Background Checks and Mandatory Reporting
Plenty of new language required by SEA 115 from General Assembly 2022.

8.6 Bayer Fund Donation Report

8.7 Curriculum Report-AP Spanish Workbook
Dr. Scott Shipley, Director of Curriculum

9. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

H 225 - Public Participation at Board Meetings

May only address items listed in the agenda

Must be recognized by the presiding officer.

Must reside within the Corporation boundaries, and/or are parents/guardians of MVCSC students, and/or employees of MVCSC.

Must provide name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate

Limited to 3 minutes duration

Comments and concerns related to curriculum, methods of instruction, instructional materials, or Corporation employees shall be submitted in writing to the principal of the school and the Superintendent.

All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually

For those wishing to address the board on an item not on the agenda, a request to place an item on the agenda must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the meeting.  

10. Consent Agenda
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

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.

10.1 Regular Session Minutes

10.2 Claims

10.3 Personnel Report

10.4 Overnight Field Trip Request

10.5 Request to Accept Donation

10.6 Construction Claims

10.7 Approval of Cash Boxes for All Schools for the 2022-2023 School Year

11. Action Items
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

11.1 2022-2023 School Calendar Revision
Mr. Chris Smedley, Assistant Superintendent

11.2 Certified and Classified Staff Handbooks

11.3 Resolution 2022-18 Donation of Land & Quitclaim Deed

11.4 Resolution 2022-19 Approval of Fund Transfer

11.5 2022-2023 Lunch Prices
Mr. Greg Elkins, Chief Financial Officer

12. Board Member Reports
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

Fortville RDC - Mr. Tony May

Cumberland RDC - Mrs. Kellie Freeman

Hancock Co. RDC - Mr. Phil Edwards

McCordsville RDC - Mrs. Shannon Walls

MVEF - Mr. Chad Gray

13. Announcements
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

14. Adjournment
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President