Fairfield Community School Board Metting Minutes


 

     

FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

June 12, 2014

 

President Trent Hostetler called the meeting to order with all board members present.  Amy Bertram, Dan Sharp, Lisa Litwiller, Chuck Pavey, John Wysong, Nancy & Michael Bonewitz, Elizabeth Kay & Carl Creech, Delores & Fred Greenawalt, and Sharon & Nelson Hahn were visitors.

 

Retiring teachers from Fairfield Community Schools Elizabeth Kay Creech with 39 years of service, Nancy Bonewitz with 31 years of service, Delores Greenawalt with 28 years of service, Sharon Hahn with 21 years of service and John Wysong with 16 years of service were presented a mantel clock and pen set from Steve Thalheimer and Trent Hostetler.  They had a combined career total of 170 years in educational service with 135 of those years at Fairfield.

 

Wayne Miller mentioned there was a School Health & Wellness public hearing tonight prior the board meeting to hear public comments regarding the Corporation’s health and wellness policies.

 

Wayne Miller made and Marilee Keim supported the motion to approve the following:

a.  Minutes of the May 22, 2014 meeting

b.  Claims 23097 through 23234 in the amount of $2,063,964.18; payroll claim in the amount of 

                $433,487.98

c.  There were 23 professional leave requests

d.  Approve Resignations:

1.  Jon Gawthrop – 5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Coach at New Paris Elementary School

2.  Mary Hostetler –Educational Assistant at Benton Elementary School

3.  Charity Johnson – Freshman Class Sponsor at Fairfield Jr. Sr. High School

4.  Laura Peachey – Special Ed Paraprofessional at Millersburg Elementary School

5.  Michelle Sanchez – 5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Coach at New Paris Elementary School

e.  Approve Transfers:

1.  Mary Hostetler – from Benton Elementary School to Cafeteria Worker at Millersburg Elementary School

           2.  Brittany Scheetz – Second Grade Teacher from New Paris Elementary

           to First Grade Teacher at Millersburg Elementary School

f. Approve Employment:

             1.  Andrew Davidhizar – Kindergarten Teacher to fill leave position at               Millersburg  Elementary School

         2.  Madeleine LaRue – Second Grade Teacher at New Paris Elementary

                    3.  Carmen Lehman – First Grade Teacher at Benton Elementary School

                    4.  Stephanie Miller – Second Grade Teacher at New Paris Elementary School

                    5.  Laura Peachey – 50% Library Aide at Millersburg Elementary School

                    6.  Michelle Slaven – Kindergarten Teacher at Benton Elementary School

                    7.  Rachel Stiver – 5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Coach at Millersburg

                                          Elementary School

                    8.  Ryan Weaver – Jr. High Football Coach at Fairfield Jr. Sr. High School

The motion passed unanimously.  A copy of the professional leaves follow these minutes.

 

Business Manager Phil Menzie recommended for approval three Elementary Position Bonds at $10,000 each; Lisa Kammerdiener, Fairfield Jr-Sr High School ECA Treasurer for $75,000; and Athletic Director for $15,000.   Brent Welty made and Greg Kitson supported the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Superintendent Steve Thalheimer recommended the board approve the Educational Interpreter position for the hearing impaired students at Millersburg Elementary School for 2014-2015 school year.   Motion made by Wayne Miller supported by Brent Welty passed unanimously.

 

Greg Kitson made and Marilee Keim supported the motion to approve the summer out-of-state/overnight field trips for the following athletic programs:

  • Boys basketball to Findlay, Ohio on June 16-17, 2014;
  • Boys basketball to Adrian, Michigan on July 13-15, 2014; and
  • Girls basketball to Adrian, Michigan on July 16-18, 2014.

The motion passed unanimously.

 

A motion made by Marilee Keim supported by Wayne Miller to approve the Fairfield Jr Sr High School’s 2014-2015 list of potential overnight and out-of-state field trips for various academic, athletic, music and extra-curricular club activities; and the out-of-state field trip for Millersburg Elementary School’s 6th Grade to Camp Amigo on September 16, 2014.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Superintendent Steve Thalheimer recommended for approval Fairfield Jr.-Sr. High School’s following list of textbooks for:

  • AP Physics C –
    • Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd Edition   ISBN# 9780132832120;
  • Aviation Class –
    • Private Pilot, Managing Editor Pat Willits   ISBN# 978-0-88487-595-6;
    • Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot, published by US Dept of Transportation, FAA   #FAA-CT-8080-2F;
    • Private Pilot Knowledge Test Guide   ISBN-13 #978-0-88487-539-0; and
  • Speech Course –
    • 38 Basic Speech Experiences   ISBN-10  #075693494x and  ISBN-13 #978-0756934      

Motion made by Brent Welty supported by Marilee Keim passed unanimously.

 

Superintendent Steve Thalheimer recommended the board approve the written determination to purge the earth/space science textbook,  Earth Science ISBN#978-0-13-316393-3.  A motion was made by Greg Kitson and supported by Wayne Miller.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Brent Welty made and Marilee Keim supported the motion to accept the following donations:

  • $500.00 donation from New Paris Church of the Brethren for the Fairfield Food Pantry;
  • two $500.00 donations from Crossbred Classic, Inc., for Fairfield FFA program; and
  • $1500 donation from Elkhart County 4-H Beef Club for Fairfield FFA program for the Scotland Livestock Judging competition.

The motion passed unanimously.

 

Superintendent Steve Thalheimer gave enrollment numbers and transfer tuition students update to the board.

 

Summer School contracts were signed for Nancy Peters, Steve Proctor, David Moore, Ryan LeCount, Mary Jo Martin, Peggy Fisher, Cindy Chupp, Brittany Scheetz, and Kimberly Yoder.   Extra-Curricular contracts were signed for Scott Lehman and Andrew Muth.  A contract was signed for Contracted Bus Driver James Bitting. 

 

Upon proper motion and second the meeting adjourned at 7:27 pm.

 
   
     
     

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