with questions for the Milan School Board will now have to request
to be put on the agenda. The procedure was explained at the
regular board meeting on Monday, October 18.
According to board president Doug Norman, the board meetings
are not a discussion type meeting and advised patrons to contact
the school ahead of time to be put on the agenda so their concerns
can be addressed. The proper process is to contact the
superintendent and if he deems it important enough, then it
will be put on the agenda, Norman said.
Interim Superintendent Steve Gookins noted that most patron
questions and concerns can be answered without board actions.
The explanation was given after patron Becky Hand asked for
details regarding the funding of the summer band program. In
response to her request to have fundraising information heard
at the meeting, Gookins explained that the information can be
found in the minutes.
Student Erin Seithel was recognized for her receipt of the National
Merit Scholar award. Also recognized was Brenda Walters as a
finalist for the Indiana Academic Coach of the Year and Aleisha
Freiman for her participation in the Math Matters program.
In other business:
The varsity girls basketball team field trip to see a
college game was unanimously approved.
Fundraisers approved were a free throw-athon sponsored
by the girls basketball team; the FFA to sell citrus, nuts,
and meats; junior class sale of cotton candy at ball games;
and the joint community service project with the student council
and the FFA to collect canned goods on trick or treat night.
The recommendation to accept the donation of playground
equipment by the PTO was unanimously approved.
Resignations included Bill Bruns from the Director of
Operations effective October 1; Janet Browning as a special
aide and Ryan Langferman as boys basketball coach.
The board approved tutors Jeff Greiwe, Kris Clark, Julia
Grills, and Judy White for after school sessions on Tuesdays
and Wednesdays in math and language arts.
Extracurricular recommendations approved were Lisa Bradshaw,
8th grade girls basketball coach; Dave Honnert, 7th grade boys
basketball coach; Randy Combs, 8th grade boys basketball coach;
Tyler Theising, freshman basketball coach; Jeff Stutler, reserve
boys basketball coach; Paige Wade, girls varsity swim coach;
Zach Wade, boys varsity swim coach; Adrian Wilburn, junior high
wrestling coach; and Roy Adams, reserve wrestling coach.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will
be on Monday, November 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the administrative