student day is August 15
JCD gets ready for new year
Wanda English Burnett
The construction project at Jac-Cen-Del has not deterred the maintenance
and custodial staff from getting the building ready for the first
day of school on August 15.
At the July meeting, the board of trustees recognized the custodial
and maintenance staff. Their ability to work as a team quickly
and effectively to assist with construction is outstanding,
board members noted.
Newly elected board president Deanna Young thanked Bill Craddock,
director of maintenance, for his extra efforts in his first month
of employment as he dealt with the building project and change
of personnel. She said she was excited about the new building
project and middle school concept. Her word for her term as president
Orientation for kindergarten students and their parents is August
12 from 8:30 to 10:30 and from 12:30 to 2:30. During the sessions,
the students and parents will be given a sample of the day's schedule
and activities. Parents will be given suggestions on how to best
help their child, according to Dr. Leanna Phillippe, principal
for the elementary school. They will also be given a tour of the
building. Hopefully this will assist students and parents
into the transition of full day, every day kindergarten,
noted Dr. Phillippe. Kindergarten students will not attend on
August 15. Their first full day will be August 16.
Dr. Leanna Phillippe gave the report for the elementary school
building. She noted that the ISTEP results continued to improve
including special education students. Board member John Billman
said he was extremely pleased that the ISTEP scores continue to
improve. He said he felt that the accumulation of data helps with
the understanding of the schools progress and where improvements
The elementary school will focus on creating an atmosphere of
Education Matters! We will continue providing support for
students and parents to be part of the school community,
noted Dr. Phillippe. She also gave other goals for the elementary
students and staff.
The middle school report was given by Brian Fehribach, administrator.
He shared the discipline report saying suspensions were on the
decline. His hope is that expulsions will decline also in the
coming school year.
Class sizes for the middle school will be 15 to 20 students. High
school class size will be around 30 students per class. It was
noted that small class sizes for the junior high are important
to help with students involvement and success.
In the first semester of the school year, Mr. Fehribach will be
spending time in the elementary school to get to know the sixth
grade students before their transfer to the middle school (new
building) in the second semester.
Dr. Bill Narwold gave important upcoming dates: August 3,4, and
5, registration and book rental; August 11, 12 staff orientation;
August 15, first day for students and August 17 the next board
meeting, which will be held in the middle school/high school at
In other business:
Supt. Narwold presented a plaque to outgoing board president
Bill Roberts was elected as vice-president of the board,
with Deanna Young being president.
Paul Hardy was elected secretary.
Lynaya Hess will remain treasurer with Pam Comer as deputy
treasurer. Hess will be the recording secretary for the board
meetings with Comer as alternate.
Paul Hardy will be the legislative representative to serve
as the delegate to the ISBA Fall Conference.
School board meetings will continue to be held on the third
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary
Library or the Jac-Cen-Del Middle/High School.
The entire board will serve as the financial committee
The board members shall receive a compensation of $2,000
per year as well as a supplement of $50.00 per meeting, not to
exceed $2,600 per year.
The superintendent will serve as the member of the board
of managers for the Southeastern Career Center, the contact person
representing the corporation for Title IX (sexual harassment,
discrimination), to serve as the corporation section 504 coordinator
and the principals to serve as coordinators for their respective
buildings to address any concerns with handicaps of an employee
The superintendent was also recommended to be appointed
the school representative to the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special
Education Cooperative, the Wilson Center, and the Indiana Virtual
Academy for the 2011-2012 school year.
Legal counsel will continue to be Timothy Day.
Ripley Publishing Co. was designated as the print media
for legal advertising for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
It was recommended that Narwold, John Billman, and Paul
Hardy file a conflict of interest statement in compliance with
Corporation Bylaw 144.3.
Bill Roberts and Paul Hardy will serve on the personnel
committee. John Billman was asked to serve on the calendar committee.
The board unanimously approved a Resolution Appropriation
of Rainy Day Funds in the amount of $20,291.93 including payments
for annuities, retirement bridge, non-participation in health
care plans and sick days.
An unanimous approval was also given to approve the Extra-Curricular
Activities Financial accounts as presented.
The resignation of William Schuler, custodian at the high
school was accepted.
The board unanimously approved the Osgood Dairy (Deans
Foods) to be the provider of dairy products and Interstate Brands
(Butternut) for the 2011-2012 school year as per their agreement
to honor the United Purchasing Cooperative pricing.
The board approved the 2011-2012 textbook/rental fees for
kindergarten through the fifth grades.
Mileage reimbursement was approved in the amount of 55.5
cents per mile as per IRS calculation. The new rate will be in
effect August 1, 2011.
Melodie Busch was approved to be the boards appointment
to the Osgood Public Library Board for four years beginning July
20, 2011 and ending on July 31, 2015.
Given unanimous approval from the full attendance board were the
following coaching designations:
Varsity boys basketball, David Bradshaw; assistant boys basketball,
Steve Narwold; freshmen boys basketball, Roy Thomas; 8th grade
boys basketball, David Espinda; 7th grade boys basketball, Jason
Volz; 5th/6th grade boys basketball, Travis Rohrig/Jason Hughes;
varsity girls basketball, Scott Smith; assistant girls basketball,
Matt McNew; 8th grade girls basketball, Tim Sutton; 7th grade
girls basketball, Kyle Degler; 5th/6th grade girls basketball,
Travis Rohrig/Jason Hughes; varsity basketball, David Bradshaw;
assistant baseball, Jason Volz; varsity girls/boys cross country,
David Bradshaw; Jr. Hi girls/boys cross country, Steve Narwold;
and varsity girls golf, Chad Pindell.
Other coaching approvals included: varsity soccer, Mark Jones;
assistant soccer, Mike Douglas; jr. high soccer, Larry Hammond;
varsity softball, Tim Sutton; assistant softball, Kyle Degler;
varsity boys/girls track, Tom Hughes; assistant track, Larry Hammond;
jr. high boys/girls track, Travis Rohrig; co-varsity/JV volleyball,
Sarah Jaisle and Tammy Shaw; 8th grade volleyball, Christa Riley;
7th grade volleyball, Abby Lauber; high school cheerleading, Nicole
Drockelman; jr. high Cheerleading, Andrea Rohrig/Cindy Toops;
Athletic trainer, Michelle Sebastian.
The positions of varsity boys golf and assistant jr. high track
The board gave unanimous approval for Amy Watson to be employed
as corporation nurse for the 2011-2012 school year; and for Dan
McQueen to be employed as a custodian.
Kathleen Dickman announced that the board was in receipt of the
retirement notification from superintendent, Bill Narwold, effective
June 30, 2012. The board will begin the search for his replacement
in the next couple of months.
The next regular board meeting will be held August 17 at 6:30