Mt. Vernon Board of School Trustees

1. Work Session (5:15-6:45pm)

Tour Fortville Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle School.  


2. Pledge of Allegiance (7:00 P.M.)
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

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.


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

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

5. Public Hearing: 2023-2025 Capital Projects Plan
Mr. Greg Elkins, Chief Financial Officer

Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation  that the proper officers of  Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation will conduct a public hearing on the year 2023-2026 proposed Capital Projects Plan pursuant to IC 20-40-18-6. Following the public hearing, the proper officers of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation may adopt the proposed plan as presented or with revisions. Complete details of the Capital Projects plan may be seen by visiting the website of this unit of government at the following address: www.mvcsc.k12.in.us  

Taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting for a detailed explanation of the plan and to exercise their rights to be heard on the proposed plan. If the proposed plan is adopted by resolution, the resolution will be submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance as per IC 20-40-18-6(d).


6. Public Hearing: 2023-2027 Bus Replacement Plan
Mr. Greg Elkins, Chief Financial Officer

Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation  that the proper officers of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation will conduct a public hearing on the year 2023 proposed Bus Replacement Plan pursuant to IC 20-40-18.  Following the public hearing, the proper officers of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation may adopt the proposed plan as presented or with revisions. Taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting for a detailed explanation of the plan and to exercise their rights to be heard on the proposed plan.  If the proposed plan is adopted by resolution, the resolution will be submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance as per IC 20-40-18-9(d).

Complete details of the Bus Replacement plan may be seen by visiting the website of this unit of government at the following address: www.mvcsc.k12.in.us


7. Reports
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

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

7.2 Spotlight on the District

8. 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.  


9. 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.


9.1 Regular Session Minutes

Minutes of the June 20, 2022 board meeting


9.2 Claims

9.3 Personnel Report

9.4 Overnight Field Trip Request

None


9.5 Request to Accept Donation

9.6 Construction Claims

9.7 Destruction of Records

10. Action Items
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President

10.1 2nd Reading Policies
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

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


10.2 Resolution 2022-17 Adoption of Capital Projects Plan and Resolution 2022-20 Adoption of Bus Replacement Plan

10.3 AP Spanish Workbook and update of Student Fees

11. 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


12. Announcements
Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent

13. Adjournment
Mrs. Kellie Freeman, Board President