2018-10-03 / Education

CCSC to purchase new radio system

Comet staff report

A new radio system for the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation will be purchased from Ra-Comm in the amount of $79,427. The purchase was approved at the Sept. 25 meeting of the school board. The new system will be an upgrade from analog to digital. The purchase price includes a fiveyear warranty and training.

Principal Tiffany Myers requested approval of fundraisers to pay for charter buses to take the senior class to Six Flags in Gurney, Ill., on May 11. The park will be open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. specifically for class trips. Four fundraisers were approved, but Myers said they may not need them all.

The lunch fund deficit of $2,841.92 from the 2017-18 school year was reconciled from the general fund.

A 2018 GMC pickup, 2500 series, will be purchased from Mann Chevrolet-Buick- GMC, Delphi, at a cost of $37,873.01 from the transportation fund. The purchase includes a snowplow.

Donations from eight companies on behalf of the Carroll Robotics Team were approved in the amount of $1,750. A donation from Flora Psi Iota Xi was approved to fund monthly field trips to the Flora library for the Junior Primary class in the amount of $200.

Policy 5222 regarding student religious expression was passed on third and final reading with no comments made. First reading was held for Policy 3121, Criminal History Information, regarding expanded criminal history checks, and Policy 5111, Enrollment of Non-Resident Students. All policies may be found on the corporation’s website.

Medical leave was approved for Leslie Eikenberry and FMLA leave for Bridget Williamson.

Paid softball coaches accepted were Shawn Wickersham and Doug Atkisson. Volunteer coaches accepted included Dave Mann, Chris Seward, Seth Eldridge, Paul Redmon and Payton Denny, baseball, and Amber Carver, softball. Cheryl Wray will be a private tutor during study hall once a week for one student at the juniorsenior high. This request was made by the student’s parents.

Superintendent Keith Thackery reported an additional bus route change involving two drivers. He recommended the two drivers be compensated an additional $10 per day for the added partial routes until new drivers are hired.

Conference and field trips and facility usage approved were:

Tyler Sausaman to take POE students to Marion County Fairgrounds Oct. 6.

Jessica Young to attend 2018 AEAI Fall Conference Nov. 2-3 at the University of St. Francis.

Giselle Bender, Susan Eldridge and Dianna VanDyke to attend Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Nov. 16 in Indianapolis.

Alisha Reeve to take choir students to IU South Bend Nov. 17 for High School Circle the State with Song Festival.

Janelle Gish and Jana Conn to take 6th grade students to Purdue Music Organization Christmas Show Nov. 30.

Matt St. Amour and Dianna VanDyke to attend Building a Solid Foundation for Inclusive Practices Jan. 30 in Indianapolis.

Laura Martin to take 3rd grade students to Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, April 16 for a performance of Junie B Jones.

Jamie Ramos and Dan Reutebuch to attend 2018 HECC Nov. 7-9 in Indianapolis.

Old German Baptist Brethren Young Folks to use CJSHS cafeteria and fieldhouse Oct. 28, 1-8 p.m.

Alisha Reeve to take junior high choir students to grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Jan. 17-18 for the Indiana Music Education Conference.

The hearing for the 2019 budget was held Tuesday morning. The budget will be approved at the next meeting set for Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the administration building.

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