Lapel Elementary School students Kelsey Emory and Rachel Phipps led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board approved the minutes for the December 9, 2004 school board meeting as presented.
The Board acknowledged Lapel Elementary School which provided the information on the bulletin board for January.
Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the financial status of the school corporation at the end of 2004.
Mr. Speicher reported on the current status of the planning of the construction projects at Lapel Elementary School, Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School, and the new Lapel High School.
The Board accepted the petition of school patrons to secure a lease for a new Lapel High School.
The Board approved the formation of the Frankton-Lapel South High School Building Corporation to finance the construction of a new Lapel High School.
The Board approved the lease agreement between the Frankton-Lapel South High School Building Corporation and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools.
The Board approved to hold public hearings to receive public input on the school corporation implementing a 12-month school term as opposed to building a new school.
The Board approved to appoint representatives to the Common Wage Committee for the construction project. The Board appointed John Mitchell as the community taxpayer representative and Ron Stephenson of Pendleton Insurance as the business representative.
The Board approved to request the Town of Lapel to annex the school property on State Road 32 in Section 22, Township 19N, Range 6E, Stoney Creek Township for construction of a new Lapel High School.
The Board approved the insurance policies for the school corporation for 2005.
The Board approved for the architect to perform a Phase I Environmental Assessment for the proposed site for the new Lapel High School.
The Board approved a Private Residential Facility Placement Service Contract with the State of Indiana.
The Board approved for Assistant Superintendent Bobby Fields to begin organizing the elementary and secondary summer school programs for 2005.
The Board approved participation in the Title One program for 2005-06.
The Board approved the following out-of-state field trips: Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School National Honor Society members to the Timber Ridge Ski Resort in Michigan from February 25-27, 2005.
Mr. Speicher reported to the Board on a special presentation to be made to the high schools at the Frankton and Lapel boy's basketball game on January 22, 2005.
Mr. Speicher reported to the Board on a public information meeting on construction of the new Lapel High School to be held on January 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center of Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School.
The Board approved the following recommendations:
Frankton Elementary School - Adora Allen ( Secretary)
Lapel Elementary School - Tonya Mills ( Special Education Assistant)
The Board approved the following resignation:
Jim Hall (Bus Driver) - Effective January 13, 2005, 42 years of service to FLCS
The Board approved a salary increase for 2005 for non-certified personnel, transportation, and administrative staff.
The Board approved the monthly claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the December 9, 2004 school board meeting
Private Residential Facility Placement Contract by School Board President Nancy Likens and School Board Secretary Joanne Amick.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
February 10, 2005: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.