Board News

2020-2021 Tentative Agreement 
Click the link below to open the Tentative Contract Agreement between the Cowan Community School Corporation and the Cowan Community Classroom Teachers Association.
Cowan Tentative Agreement
(Posted 10-1-20)

The tentative agreement will be discussed at the next school board meeting on Wednesday, October 7th.  


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the September 16, 2020 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of September 2, 2020 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

  1. Mr. Brown let the Board know that we have had no positive cases of COVID in the last week and a half. Kudos to all of the staff and students for following the protocol with masks and social distancing!!Today our enrollment stands at 810.Count day is this Friday, September 18.Beginning Monday, September 14, all student lunches and breakfasts are free of charge for each student. There has been an increase in the number of meals being served daily as a result. This does not impact the charges for textbook rental for the students. The hot spots, purchased through the GEER grant, are ready to go. The second round of applications are due by Thursday, September 17.The hot spots should be delivered to families sometime next week. Two bottle filler water fountains have been installed and are fully functional in each building. McGuff Roofing has been working to replace all of the bad guttering around the auxiliary gym the last couple of days. We are planning to use Friday, October 9th as a makeup eLearning day for one of the days missed in August. Students will not be present at school that day. The homework for this eLearning day would be due when students return back from Fall Break.
  2. Mr. Brown reported to the Board that 12 people attended the bargaining hearing on September 10.There were three teacher comments with the hearing lasting about ten minutes. Bargaining will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd at Cowan.
  3. Mr. Brown informed the Board that the second reading and recommended approval for Policy Updates Vol. 32 #2 and some additional updates are later on in the agenda.
  4. Mr. Brown and the Board discussed some possible goals for Mr. Brown’s evaluation for this school year. Mr. Brown will write up the goals for board approval at a later time.

      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 #18851 to #18919 and the payroll of September 4, 2020 as listed in Appendix #2055 were approved for payment.    



The Board approved Carleen Baldwin as a Junior/Senior High School Special Education teacher beginning on October 19, 2020.

 Policy Updates

The Board approved the Vol. 32 #2, Special COVID Update, and Special Title IX Updates as presented in Appendix #2056.

 Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Mike Van Horn commented that it would be nice if class lectures could be recorded for students to use when they are absent or if they want to go back and review.  Mr. Brown commented that this is a possibility since we have the technology available.      


The September 16, 2020 regular board meeting was adjourned at 6:42 p.m.





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Highlights for September 2, 2020

Highlights for August 19, 2020

Highlights for August 5, 2020

Highlights for July 22, 2020