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Cowan Community School Corporation

Board News


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the March 15, 2023 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of March 1, 2023 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1.  Mr. Brown welcomed Brock Bowsher and Jason Tanselle from Baker Tilly along with Erik Long from Ice Miller.  These gentlemen presented information regarding the potential financing options for future building projects along with the legal considerations. 

2. Mr. Brown and the Board talked about considerations for any future building projects.  There was discussion and feedback from the Board regarding design firms, construction management companies, and other financial decisions.                 

3.  Mr. Brown let the Board know that he appreciated all the work on the school play.  The play was performed this afternoon for the student body and later this evening for students and families.  Mrs. Cloud-Johnson did an excellent job with this great group of students!  After the first round of IREAD-3 testing, approximately 80% of our 3rd graders have passed the test.  Those students that did not pass are recommended to receive after school remediation before taking the test again in May.  A motion for approval of remediation services is later in the agenda. 

4.  Mr. Brown and the Board reviewed the Annual Performance Report that is attached.  This report will be in the newspaper tomorrow, March 16, 2023.     

5.  Mr. Brown reminded the Board that the 2023-2024 kindergarten enrollment will be held on April 12, 2023.  Please contact the elementary office for information. 

6.  Mr. Brown informed the Board that the next board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023.  Board meetings going forward will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.      

7.  Professional leave requests approved by the Superintendent as of Monday, March 13, 2023 were presented.   

 Opportunity for Public Comments

(No negative comments toward Corporation employees are permitted during the public meeting.  Alleged misconduct by a Corporation employee is to be addressed in an Executive session of the Board following meeting with appropriate members of the Administration.)


 Business Office Recommendations

Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #22497 to #22562 and the payrolls of March 3 and March 6, 2023 as listed in Appendix #2251 were approved for payment.    



The Board accepted the retirement of Suzanne Crump as a High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director effective July 1, 2023. 


The Board accepted the maternity leave request for Hillary Rhodes from August 3, 2023 through December 15, 2023.


The Board approved Lisa Blalock as the Varsity Girls Head Basketball Coach for the 2023-24 season. 

 The Board approved Bruce Qualls as Groundskeeper from April 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023.

 The Board approved Melissa Ireland as an Elementary Primetime Aide beginning March 27, 2023.

 The Board approved 30 hours of IREAD-3 Remediation as assigned by the elementary principal.

 Interlocal Agreement

The Board approved the Interlocal Agreements as included in Appendix #2252.

 Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Vick Conway along with all of the Board members thanked Mrs. Suzanne Crump for all of her work here at Cowan.  Mrs. Crump has had an outstanding career and has done a great job here at Cowan!

 Mrs. Kim Campbell thanked Mr. Brown for all of his work on getting the building project conversation started and collecting all of the information.     


The March 15, 2023 regular board meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m.



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