Board News


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the October 20, 2021 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of October 6, 2021 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1. Mr. Brown reported that Delaware County’s 2-metric score moved to Yellow on October 20th.  The 2-week advisory level is still Orange. A county must be in a color status for two weeks before the advisory level changes.  Since the mask mandate, we have had 24 positive cases.  None of the new students or staff who tested positive were identified as a close contact from an exposure at school. Mr. Brown went over the COVID dashboard on Cowan’s website.  Since the mask mandate, 87 students have been able to stay in school as a result of the mask policy.  The school will continue to evaluate all of our COVID policies.  Mr. Brown is recommending to continue the mask policy until it will be considered again on November 3rd.

2.  Mr. Brown informed the Board that the tentative agreement for teachers is up for ratification tonight later in the agenda.                     

3.  Mr. Brown has updated the Administrator Compensation and Benefit booklet for 2021-2022.   Mr. Brown went over the changes made to the booklet and mentioned that this is up for approval later in tonight’s agenda.           

4.  Mr. Brown reviewed the goals set up for him which include a cash balance goal and a goal ensuring all support staff receives an annual evaluation.  The goals for the superintendent are listed as a recommendation later in the agenda.       

5.  Mr. Brown reminded the Board that the ISBA Fall meeting will be in person at Willie and Red’s on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

6.  Mr. Brown made a request to the Board to start the November 17th board meeting at 6:30 p.m. since Mr. Brown and the treasurer will be attending a meeting in Fort Wayne until late afternoon that day.  The Board was agreeable to this request.       

7.  Mr. Brown presented the professional leave requests approved as of Monday, October 18, 2021.       

 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.)

Several parents and students attended the board meeting to express their opinions and thoughts regarding mask choice for students.          

Business Office Recommendations

Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #20403 to #20443 and the payroll of October 15, 2021 as listed in Appendix #2142 were approved for payment.    

 Teacher Agreement

The Board approved the new Agreement between The Board of Trustees of the Cowan Community School Corporation and the Cowan Community Classroom Teachers Association effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 as found in Appendix #2143.

 Updates to Administrator Compensation and Benefit Package

The Board approved to update the Administrator Compensation and Benefit Package as outlined in Appendix #2144.



 Superintendent Goals 2021-2022

The Board approved the Superintendent Goals for the 2021-2022 school year as presented in Appendix #2145.

 Return to School Plan

The Board approved to maintain the Return to School Plan face covering requirements for COVID-19. 

 Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Alan Wright wanted to thank all of the students for completing the first nine weeks of school.  He appreciates all students for their effort and for what they do each and every day.


The October 20, 2021 regular board meeting was adjourned at 6:38 p.m.


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