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CCSC purchases safety film for all windows



Three purchases in excess of $5,000 were approved at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Carroll School Board.

Safety film for all windows is being purchased from Sun Control Center at a cost of $43,934. The security film strengthens windows, making them shatter-proof. It also protects against shards of glass in the event the window is broken. The 8mm film is a 3M product.

The automatic logic HVAC controller and system repair for the fieldhouse will be replaced at a cost of $6,365.

The Dolphin C7 Pool Cleaner is being replaced at a cost of $5,550 from Maxwell Sales. The cost includes two years of warranty for the robotic cleaner.

An agreement with Paragon Rehabilitation for occupational and physical therapy was approved at $65 per hour for certified therapists and $45 per hour for aides.

Lynn Davis was hired as the interim guidance director at the junior-senior high. She will work at a rate of $315 per day, three days a week.

Ken Steeb was hired as CJSHS Spanish teacher. His annual salary of $48,000 will be prorated for the time remaining in the school year.

Four resignations were accepted: Steven Kouns, Spanish teacher; Luke Atkisson, 7th grade boys’ basketball coach; Aaron King, 7th grade assistant boys’ basketball coach; and Larry Kingery, boys’ golf coach.

Kara Burroughs was given permission to use additional illness days.

Alexandra Williamson will take maternity leave from Jan. 27 through March 20.

Debbie Duff will serve as the assistant Junior Class sponsor.

Members of the CES ELA Textbook Adoption Committee include Kristi Brown, Gretchen Welk, Kelly Salts, Andrea O’Brien, Alesia Brown, Amanda Weaver, Cathy Ayres, and Amanda Redmon.

Members of the CJSHS ELA Curriculum Committee include Debbie Duff, Stacey Brazel, Amber Carver, Julie Johnson, Stellina Thompson, Daphne Thackery, Franchesca Hawkins, Matt St. Amour, Alex Williamson, Serina Perry, Ryan Duff, Becky Stiller, Ashley St. Amour, Steve Keown, and Amy Mullens.

Paid coaching positions filled included Rachel Adams, junior high swim assistant; Doug Atkisson, varsity girls’ basketball assistant coach; Kim Worl, Susan Denny, Tina Miller, and Chris Seward, per event athletic supervisors; and Sarah Deaton, 5th/6th cheer coach.

Volunteer coaches will be: Julie Bush, varsity girls’ basketball assistant; Jeff Shuler, Billy Lytle, Quinten Moore, and Hunter Mote, all juniorsenior high wrestling assistants; Gary Duff and Scott Butcher, 6th grade boys’ basketball assistants; Roger Bailey, 6th grade girls’ basketball assistant; and Ryan Duff and Kevin Hammond, 5th grade boys’ basketball assistants.

Superintendent Keith Thackery was given permission to hire a 7th grade boys’ basketball coach and to approve a volunteer ECA position, both prior to the next board meeting.

Willson Harper, a junior, will have enough credits to graduate at the end of this school year. His request for early graduation was approved.

Larry and Kathi Johnson donated $1,000 to be split equally between the corporation’s two school libraries for the purchase of books.

Several fundraisers were approved: • FCCLA to sell custom embroidery items to raise money for conferences. • Popcorn sales once a week to raise funds for student rewards and field trips. • Christmas items for consumable supplies. • Drama Club to sell sponsorship ads for fall and spring plays. • Boys’ and girls’ basketball, at Hacienda Night in Kokomo on Oct. 29.

The Cougar of the Month was announced as Lindsey Jackson, nominated by fifth grader John Francois.

An executive session immediately followed the regular meeting with respect to collective bargaining. At 7 p.m., the board held a work session regarding board survey analysis and goal setting.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Administration Building.

Communications/facility use

• Lisa Beaver to attend Komputrol User Meeting Oct. 31 in Wabash. • Steve Keown and Kari Butcher to take FFA students to National FFA Convention Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Indianapolis. • Nov. 6 – Cari Butcher to attend Indian Trails Health Science Meeting Nov. 6 at Tri-County Adm. Bldg. • Cathy Ayres, Karen Allen, Katie Richards and Andrea O’Brien to attend the Indiana Dept. of Education Assessment Literacy Conference Nov. 14 in Indianapolis. • Kyle Richards to attend the INSHAPE State Conference Nov. 4-5 in Westfield. • Northfolk Old German Baptist Brethren Youth Group to use CJSHS cafeteria and fieldhouse Nov. 3. • Alpha Delta Kappa to use CJSHS media center Nov. 13. • Flora Youth Baseball to use fieldhouse on multiple scheduled dates in 2019-20.