The board approved their contract with Kid’s World, a preschool provider. The board then approved technology purchases for Lakeview as well as instrument purchases for the band program. The Lakeview technology purchases came to $34,740 and the band purchase came to $19,848. The band is purchasing instruments for the high school, including two baritone saxophones, four marching baritones, two euphoniumns and a bass clarinet. They also approved a contract with the activity scheduler that is already being used in the district and approved their annual contribution of $350 to the Centerville Concert Association.
Principal Raum then presented changes to the high school handbook for approval. One change he wanted to make was to the truancy policy. Raum said truancy is a problem at the high school and instead of having truancies lead to suspensions, he wanted truancies to lead to restriction of activities. The more a student is truant, the more they will be restricted from participating in activities including sports, homecoming, prom and others. Students would be restricted from both participating in and attending these event. Raum thought this method might be more of a deterrent to students than the current punishment.
The board then turned to the new sound system for Simon Estes Auditorium. First the board approved purchasing the new system, so it can be put in place by Homecoming. The board will be reimbursed for the purchase once fundraising is complete. The board then discussed how much they would like to give to the project. The board discussed using the Elgin fund, a memorial fund left to the district specifically to be used for improvements to the auditorium. The fund currently has $8,800. The board decided to donate $8,800 toward the project, but they didn’t want to completely deplete the Elgin fund. Board member Nick Hindley asked about PPEL money. Board member Marty Braster said that there was $2 million slated for high school improvements in the current PPEL plan. The board eventually decided to use $1,800 from the Elgin fund and $7,000 of PPEL money to make up their $8,800 contribution.