Board News


Pledge of Allegiance

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the February 5, 2020 board meeting was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of January 22, 2020 were approved as presented.

Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1.      Mr. Brown told the Board that there was a construction meeting on Monday to go over the punch list.  The partition between the stage and the cafeteria has been installed.  The plan is for the students to begin having class on the stage for choir on Monday, February 10.  The punch list is almost complete.  Carpet color issues need to be addressed.   A HVAC connection needs to be made to Roger’s online HVAC system.  There are a couple of outside issues that may not be fixed until March or April.  We are also in the process of getting a quote for a light outside the gym doors and for repairing the concrete.  Also additional chairs have been ordered for the cafeteria.   The Board went over to look at the cafeteria/stage after the board meeting.              

2.      Mr. Brown updated the Board about the eLearning parent meeting.  Mr. Brown appreciated the administrators at the elementary and high school taking their time to attend this meeting.  There were about 70 families represented at the meeting and they expressed good questions and good feedback.   During the week of February 17, teachers and students will practice our process for an eLearning day.  The eLearning committee is recommending an actual eLearning day on the third makeup day for school (if we need a third makeup day).             

3.      Mr. Brown informed the Board that Monday, February 3rd, was our spring count date.  Unofficially we are up two students over our enrollment back in September.

4.      Mr. Brown had the first reading of a special policy update on social media.        

5.      Mr. Brown let the Board know that Cowan is hosting a conference academic meet on Monday, March 2nd.  Mike Van Horn, Angie Johnson and Alan Wright volunteered to help at this meet.

6.      Professional leave forms approved by the superintendent as of Friday, January 31, 2020, 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 #18049 to #18112 and the payroll of January 24, 2020 as listed in Appendices #2005 were approved for payment.    

Section 125

The Board approved to adopt the Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan provided by American Fidelity, as per Appendix #2006.

Outstanding Checks

The Board approved the disposition of outstanding checks as listed in Appendix #2007.



The Board approved the medical leave for Stacey Chester for January 20 and 21, 2020 as well as intermittently for follow-up appointments for the remainder of the school year while staying a part of the RISE evaluations.


The Board approved Kim Trimble as Elementary Special Education Aide effective February 6, 2020. 

Field Trips

The Board approved the Washington, D.C. trip with 6th graders from Oct. 20-24, 2020 as presented in Appendix #2008.

The Board approved the New York City senior trip from Nov. 11-15, 2020 as presented in Appendix #2009.

Transfer Student Procedures

The Board approved the transfer student procedures for the 2020-21 school year as presented in Appendix #2010.

Opportunity for Board Communication:



The February 5, 2020 regular board meeting was adjourned at 6:46 p.m.


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