Frankton Elementary School student Josselyn Heald led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board approved the minutes from the November 11, 2004 school board meeting as presented.
The Board acknowledged Frankton Elementary School, which provided the information on the bulletin board for December.
The Board held a public hearing to receive questions and comments regarding an additional appropriation of $45,000 for the Pre-School Special Education Fund. No one addressed the Board about the additional appropriation. The Board approved the additional appropriation.
Jerry Kemerly, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School principal, and students Alex Beeman and Kevin Cary reviewed their field trip to England this past fall. The Board approved for Mr. Kemerly to sponsor the trip again in 2005.
Lorenz Williams Clinton architectural firm president Gary Turner presented an outline of the pre-construction schedule and architect/engineer fee proposal for construction of the new Lapel High School. The Board approved the pre-construction schedule and fee proposal contract.
Mr. Speicher and David Cagley, Special Education Director, reported on the special education student count as of December 1, 2004.
The Board approved a tentative date for the Academic Hall of Fame Banquet as March 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Country Club.
The Board approved the following schedule for the regular board meetings in 2005: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 21, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.
The Board approved participation in the Indiana Bond Bank to borrow funds from tax anticipation warrants for 2005.
The Board approved to accept a donation of a band trailer from the Frankton Band Boosters to the school corporation. The Board also approved that the next time the school corporation is selling surplus buses, to give a surplus bus to each high school band for the purpose of hauling band equipment.
The Board approved the following gifts:
Lapel Elementary School:
$500 from the Wal-Mart Foundation for student activities
$1,000 from the Lapel Parent-Teacher Group to pay for transportation fees for field trips
The Board approved to pay the 2003-04 vocational school bill to Elwood Community Schools.
The Board approved the bid of Coor Corporation to conduct a land survey for the new Lapel High School.
The Board approved for notification of the 2005 school board meetings to any newspaper requesting the information.
The Board approved the payment of 2004 bills and transfers of appropriations.
The Board approved a resolution to transfer interest income from the Capital Projects Fund to the General Fund for 2004.
The Board approved to implement direct deposit payroll with MainSource Bank.
The Board approved payment of the second installment of the Special Education Cooperative billing for 2004-05.
The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the November 11, 2004 school board meeting
Resolution for payment of 2004 bills and transfer of funds
Resolution to transfer interest income
Revised teacher contracts
Letters of appreciation to Wal-Mart Foundation and LES Parent-Teacher Group
Tax anticipation warrants with the Bond Bank by Board President Nancy Likens and Board Secretary Joanne Amick
Resolution for direct deposit by Mrs. Likens, Mrs. Amick, and Board Vice President John Mitchell.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
December 17, 2004: Board/Administration Christmas Party
December 17, 2004: Last Student Day of 2004
January 3, 2005: First Student Day of 2005
January 13, 2005: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.