Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

  • Frankton Elementary School students Johnny Ashby, Lucy Fettig, Conner Kelly, Payge Kendall, Robert McDaniel, Rowan Metzger, Lili Powell, Weston Rhoton, Makenzi Shirley, Violet Shultz, Emma Sperry, and Anthony Wise led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • The Board elected officers for 2018 as follows:
    • President – Tami Davis; Vice President – Mike Rusche; Secretary – Randy Cunningham. The following appointments were made: Corporation Attorney – Mike Lacey; Corporation Treasurer – Lynn Hall.
  • The Board approved the minutes for the December 14, 2017 school board meeting as presented.
  • The Board acknowledged Frankton Elementary School, who provided the information on the bulletin board for January.
  • Superintendent Bobby Fields reported on the health insurance claims for December 2017.
  • Craig Martin from Johnson Melloh gave an update to the Board on the solar projects at Lapel Elementary School and Lapel High School.
  • The Board approved the following committee assignments for the Board for 2018:
    • Instruction-Curriculum-AIDS Advisory Committee – Joanne Amick, Tami Davis
    • Facilities Committee – Alan Bays, Melissa Duncan, Mike Rusche
    • Finance & Negotiations Committee – Alan Bays, Tami Davis, Brian Gill
    • High Abilities Committee – Joanne Amick, Randy Cunningham, Brian Gill
    • Student Support Committee – Joanne Amick, Alan Bays, Mike Rusche
    • Technology Committee – Tami Davis, Melissa Duncan, Brian Gill
    • Public Relations & Community Involvement - Joanne Amick, Randy Cunningham, Mike Rusche
    • Ebbertt Education Center Executive Council – Joanna Amick
  • The Board approved continuation of the following administrative procedures:
    • Employing non-certified workers and substitute teachers as needed.
    • Authorizing attendance and participation in staff development activities for certified and non-certified personnel.
    • Paying claims early when discounts or penalties might be involved.
    • Transferring between funds as necessary.
    • Investing monies as cash balances permit.
    • Opening of bids by designated committees (previously established) the morning of board meetings for tabulation and presentation to the Board.
    • All mileage reimbursement claims will state the beginning and ending mileage for payment except claims on the FLCS mileage chart.
    • Authorizing in-state field trips. (Out-of-state and overnight field trips are separately approved by the Board.)
    • To accept resignations on behalf of the Board when needed pending approval of the Board.
  • The Board approved the salary for Board members for 2018 as follows: $2,000.00 per year; and a per diem of $112.00 per regularly scheduled Board meeting.
  • The Board approved the following fund raising activities:
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • 6th Grade Field Trip
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • National Honor Society & Students in Action
  • The Board approved the following gifts:
    • Corporation
      • $6,700.00 from the Community Hospital Foundation/Community Chefs Fundraiser for health care services
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • $481.67 from Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising for a McDonald’s Grant for Art
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • $3,000.00 from the LES Parent-Teacher Group for the transportation fund
    • Lapel Middle School
      • $800.00 from the Optimist Club of Lapel towards installation of basketball backboards
    • Lapel High School
      • $990.00 from the South Madison Community Foundation for the Robotics Club
  • The Board approved the following out-of-district tuition students:
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • Ian Hosier - Kindergarten
    • Lapel Middle School
      • Zachary Braden - Grade 6
  • The Board approved to designate Superintendent Bobby Fields and Special Education Director Debbie Johnson as having the authority to sign Indiana Department of Education agreements for alternative and private residential school placements as the designees for the President and Secretary of the School Board.
  • The Board approved participation in the Title One program for 2018-19.
  • The Board approved a request from Anderson University to use a Frankton-Lapel bus and bus driver for a campus activity event in February 2018.
  • The Board approved to hire a social worker at Lapel Elementary School.
  • The Board approved the monthly claim documents as submitted.
  • The Board received an update on the media center construction at Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School.
  • The following documents were signed by all board members:
    • Minutes of the December 14, 2017 school board meeting; accounts payable voucher register; payroll claim listings; and hand check listing. Also, Authorization to Sign Agreements for Alternative Services and Private Residential School Placement, and Report of Investments for the Board of Finance for the Year 2017 by the Board President and Board Secretary.
  • Announcements were made of the following dates:
    • February 8, 2018: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Board held a meeting of the Board of Finance and Mr. Fields reported to the Board on the financial status of the school corporation.

Upcoming Events

  • November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 21 - End of 1st Semester
  • December 21 - Start Winter Break at End of School Day
  • January 7 - Students Return from Winter Break

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