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Cowan Community School Corporation

Board News


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the June 20, 2024 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 6, 2024 were approved as presented.

 The minutes of the Executive Session Board meeting of June 10, 2024 were approved as presented.

 The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 13, 2024 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1. Mr. Brown informed the Board that the building project for the 1st and 2nd grade wing and elementary office is moving quickly. Walls have been put up for individual rooms with lighting and painting starting next week. The Culinary Arts room project is moving along a little slower but still making progress. Mr. Brown showed the board pictures from both projects. The installation and replacement of technology cabling is moving along as well. We have received our E-rate approval for technology equipment including switches and access points. These will be installed and added to our summer work with the goal of completion before school starts. The total cost to the school corporation funds for the entire technology infrastructure upgrade is around $32,000 and will be paid out of the Rainy Day fund. The sidewalk and widening of Olive and Rinker Street exits project is scheduled for a bid opening in early August with the project completed between August 26 and November 30th. We will work to coordinate this project while school is taking place to minimize interruptions to traffic flow. Mr. Brown recognized our IREAD-3 summer school teachers who made a big impact on the results of the students. Thanks for your great work!

2. Mr. Brown let the Board know that the 30-day waiting period is up and no petition has been filed against the building project. We will continue to move along on the proposed timeline. The Board and Mr. Brown discussed the location of outside AED’s for track, baseball, and softball. After some discussion, it was decided to locate the AED’s inside the equipment buildings in three different locations. The Board and Mr. Brown talked about the installation of Vape sensors in both school buildings. After some discussion, it was decided to move forward with this quote. The JUUL settlement fund will provide for some of the cost of these devices. The rest of the cost would likely come from the Rainy Day fund.

3. Mr. Brown and the Board went over and discussed the first reading of a Special Policy Update.

 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

Rainy Day Fund Transfer

The Board approved the resolution for the transfer from the Operations Fund to the Rainy Day Fund as presented in Appendix #2375.    

 Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #24403 to #24476 and the payroll of June 7, 2024 as listed in Appendix #2376 were approved for payment.    

 Cowan Attendance Policies

The Board approved the attendance policies for the Elementary and Jr/Sr High School as listed in Appendix #2377.



The Board approved Larry John to serve as interim superintendent from July 1 through September 30, 2024 or until a new superintendent has been approved as listed in Appendix #2378.

 The Board approved Timothy Brown to serve as a consultant for the school district from July 8 through December 31, 2024 to assist in all matters on an as needed basis as listed in Appendix #2379. 

 The Board approved an updated salary and benefits package for Shelby Groves to serve as the Director of Technology beginning July 1, 2024 as listed in Appendix #2380.

 The Board approved Chatney Morey as a morning Latchkey worker to begin on August 5, 2024.  This is in addition to her special education aide position.

 Opportunity for Board Communication:



The June 20, 2024 regular board meeting be adjourned at 6:24 p.m.



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