Frankton Elementary School 1st grader Faith Baer lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board approved the minutes from the September 8, 2005 and September 29, 2005 school board meetings as presented.
The Board acknowledged Frankton Elementary School, which provided the information on the bulletin board for October.
Kenny Brown, head of the Lapel Bulldog Backers, and Lapel student Cameron Weeks shared with the Board their ideas for a fundraiser to purchase a large limestone bulldog statue for the new Lapel High School. The Board approved for the Bulldog Backers to raise the funds and donate the bulldog to the new school.
Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the opening and initial enrollment of the alternative school. Mr. Speicher and Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School principal Jerry Kemerly presented a diploma to Lydia Savage, who graduated from the alternative school.
Lonnie Therber, financial consultant for the school corporation, reported on the tentative costs for the construction projects. The Board approved for Mr. Therber to continue to work to get the best package and interest rates for the sale of the bonds for the lease payments for the construction projects.
The Board approved to assign construction bids to the Frankton-Lapel South High School Building Corporation and to establish a construction fund. The Board approved to hold an additional appropriation hearing on November 10, 2005 and to publish a notice to advertise the meeting.
The Board approved the continuing disclosure undertaking the financial condition of the school corporation.
Mr. Speicher reported on that Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium project is being completed on schedule and within budget.
Mr. Speicher reported on the student enrollment for 2005-06 and the growth in enrollment over the past several years.
Mr. Speicher, Board President Nancy Likens, and Board Secretary John Mitchell reported on the Indiana School Board Association Fall Meeting held on September 26 & 27, 2005.
Mr. Speicher reported on the teacher inservice day held on October 10, 2005.
The Board approved the following cash tuition requests:
Zach Wright to attend Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
Randy Miller to attend Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
The Board approved the following gifts:
$463.79 from Target from the Take Charge of Education School Fundraising Program
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
$145.78 from Target from the Take Charge of Education School Fundraising Program
$100 from the Frankton Homebuilders Home Extension Club for supplies for the health clinic
The Board approved the following out-of-state field trips:
The Lapel 8th grade to Washington, D.C. on April 20-21, 2006
The Lapel 8th grade band and the high school band and guard to Columbus, Ohio on November 14, 2005
The Board approved the quarterly bill of $100,392.00 from the special education cooperative.
The Board approved resolutions to reduce the 2005 appropriation of the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Transportation Operating Fund for the 2006 budget.
The Board approved the following resignations:
Lapel Schools :
Susan Stone – Cafeteria manager, as of February 20, 2006, 8 years of service to FLCS
Frankton Elementary School
Shirley Bibb – Cafeteria Manager, as of December 31, 2005, 30 years of service to FLCS
The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the September 8, 2005 and September 29, 2005 school board meetings
Rresolutions to reduce budgets
Revised teacher contracts
Letters of appreciation to Target and the Frankton Homebuilders Home Extension Club.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
November 10, 2005: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.