The Wawasee Community School Corporation Board of Education met on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, in the Wawasee Middle School lecture room.
President George Gilbert called the meeting to order, WMS students Chad Eppley and Jacob Schwartz led the pledge, and principal Tony Cassel offered the invocation.
Donations were received from Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Schrock ($1000) and the Knights of Columbus ($500) for the WHS athletic department and an anonymous donor ($710) for the WMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Minutes, support personnel recommendations, certified personnel recommendations, and claims were approved.
1028 Hearings on proposed facility projects were held. Architect Kari Vilamaa and financial consultant Phil Gutman discussed the scope and financing of the various projects. One patron spoke in opposition to the projects, due to the poor economic conditions at present. At the conclusions of the hearings, the Board voted to proceed with the projects as described. Resolutions to move forward with bonding, an additional spending appropriation for 2009 to begin the projects, and advertising for an energy savings company were also adopted.
The financial report through September was received, along with a 2nd reading for a policy to set criteria for accepting transfer students.
Dr. Bob Cockburn discussed results from the beginning of the school year NWEA assessments.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction Joy Goshert brought the Board up to date on workshops and curriculum work.
The Board will send several representatives to the October 21 Indiana School Board Association workshop in Plymouth.
The next regular meeting of the board will take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 11, at Syracuse Elementary School.
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