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Board of Education Minutes

Monday, January 11, 2016

MINUTES

Putnam County R-I School District

Board of Education

DRAFT

Monday, January 11, 2016

Attendance

H – President, Bradley Ream

H – Vice President, Lou Tade

P – Secretary, Ced Gilworth

H – Dr. James Brummit

A – Howard Luscan

H – David Perkins 

H – Kelly Busker

H – Dr. Heath Halley, Superintendent

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

INDIVIDUALS PRESENT

Terry Owings, Kathy Rhodes, Jeremy Watt, Drew Garber, Barb Hodges, Laura Olmstead, Melissa 

Schmidli, Michelle Valentine, Debbie Mallette, Tom Pisarkiewicz (LJ Hart), Drew Gress (LJ Hart), Jim 

Blumfelder (CTS) and Rodney Bridges (CTS).

CALL TO ORDER

President, Brad Ream called the meeting to order in the High School EPN room @ 6:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

On a motion by Busker, second by Perkins, the board approved the agenda with the following 

amendments: 5-0

7. New Business

 E. Substitutes

 F. Bus Drivers

INDIVIDUALS AND DELEGATIONS

Gilworth entered the meeting during the Math Evaluation @ 6:07 p.m.

PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

On a motion by Tade, second by Brummit, the board approved the following program evaluations as 

presented: 6-0

Math – Melissa Schmidli, Michelle Valentine and Debbie Mallette

Kindergarten – Sara Ingersoll, Jennifer Neighbors and Susan Grimm

First Grade – Joy Butler and Tara Fenton

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NEW BUSINESS

L.J. HART PRESENTATION

Tom Pisarkiewicz and Drew Gress, representatives from the financing company of L.J. Hart were 

present to answer questions on the matter of authorizing the issuance and delivery of not to exceed 

$2,150,000 General Obligation Bonds for the District. 

Tade moved passage of a Resolution calling for a Special School Board Election to be held on April 5, 

2016. Brummit seconded the motion to pass the Resolution and, the question being put to roll call vote, 

was duly passed by the following vote. 6-0

OLD BUSINESS

CTS PRESENTATION

Jim Blumfelder and Rodney Bridges from CTS gave a presentation of improvements that could be 

completed with money from a no-increase tax bond to be voted on at the April 5, 2016 election.

Items in the planning stages are concreting a large section of the south parking lot, updated Media 

Center, upgrading restrooms, replacing sections of sidewalk, refiguring middle school office layout. If 

the bond issue passes, the plan is to have construction complete by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Intermission 7:05-7:10 p.m.

ROUTINE MATTERS

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Busker, second by Tade, the board approved the consent agenda (4. A-E) 6-0

DECEMBER BILLS

On a motion by Gilworth, second by Tade, the board approved payment of the December bills. 

6-0

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

FINANCIAL REPORT

On a motion by Perkins, second by Tade, the board approved the financial report. 6-0

RESIGNATION & RETIREMENT NOTICE

Gilworth moved, seconded by Brummit to accept the following: 6-0

Resignation – Lacy Bushnell – effective end of 1st semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Retirement Notice – Joy Butler – effective at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion by Busker, seconded by Brummit, the board voted to go into closed session including any 

record or vote as it relates to the following, as provided in section 610.021.RSM.

A. Evaluation, hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of employees (610.021.3)

B. Personally identifiable student information (610.021.6)

Yes-Ream, Yes-Busker, Yes-Perkins, Yes-Gilworth, Yes-Tade and Yes-Brummit. 6-0

OPEN SESSION

On a motion by Tade, seconded by Gilworth, the board voted to return to open session.

Yes-Ream, Yes-Busker, Yes-Perkins, Yes-Gilworth, Yes-Tade and Yes-Brummit. 6-0

SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT

On a motion by Tade, seconded by Brummit, the board voted to extend Superintendent Halley’s contract 

by 1 year. This will extend it thru 2018-19. 6-0

ADDITIONS TO SUBSTITUTE LIST

Motion by Gilworth, seconded by Busker, to approve the following individuals as substitutes for the 

2015-16 school year: 6-0 (pending completion of all paperwork)

Charles Evans

Kelly Stallbaumer

NEW HIRES

On a motion by Tade, seconded by Busker, the board approved hiring Chris and Christina Schnelle as 

bus drivers. 6-0 (Pending completion of all paperwork)

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion by Tade, second by Perkins, the board voted to adjourn. 6-0

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