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 School Board Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2021

Executive Session Board Meeting
The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Monday, April 12, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932 for the following:

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(6)(B) Employee, student, or contractor status

Regular Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, April 12, 2021, beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at, 110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.

Social distancing and face covering requirements will be in place for those in attendance.

Due to the COVID – 19 Pandemic social distancing requirements the attendance capacity will be limited to 12 individuals. A conference call-in number will be provided for those wishing to join via phone conference:

Conference Number: 1 901-300-8800
PIN: 799 210 406#

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
    a. Verify Members in Attendance and Establish a Quorum
    b. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Educational Excellence
    a. Rigor – Relevance – Relationships
    i. Best Practices
  4. Consent and Approvals

a. Review and Approve Minutes
b. Review and Approval of Claim Dockets
c. Consideration of Human Resources
i. New Hires
ii. Retirements
iii. Resignations
iv. Professional Leave
d. Review and Approval of Travel Requests
i. Field Trips
ii. Staff Development

  1. District Project and Business Updates
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  2. New Business
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  3. Superintendent Report Out
    a. Pathfinding
    b. Aligning
    c. Empowering
    d. Modeling
  4. Public Comments
  5. Board Comments
  6. Dates – of – Interest
  7. Adjournment
 CHS Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter

3rd QUARTER
DISINGUISHED HONOR ROLL

9 th – Grade – Zoey Anderson, Lauren Bealer, Danielle Berger, Trinity Cope, Marlet Sanchez-
Hernandez, Hailey Hoaks, Emma Holycross, Brian Karrfalt, Levin Marcinko, Davison McCarty,
Aiden Miller, Briel Richardson, Alexandria Scarlett, Nicket Shah, Shea Springer, Rosemary
Stump
10 th Grade – Erica Estes, Kavan Fye, Jackson Kindell, Quinton Lancaster, Ashlynn Livengood,
Conlan Moore, Evan Norton, Ty Smaltz, Micah Stonecipher
11 th Grade – Abigail Bealer, Tyleigh Cates, Ethan Dixon, Karsyn Engle, Jayma Girdler, Grace
Glidewell, Bernadette Goeppner, Haley Harmeson, Hailynn Herzog, Eliza Holycross, Emily
Holycross, Briley Peyton, Cora Reynolds, Calvin Springer, Emma Taylor, Grace Wright
12 th Grade – Benton Berger, Morgan Dexter, Katelyn Duncan, Daisy Goeppner, Erykah Lasley,
Kole McLellan, Lillian Ramirez, Erin Reynolds, Kenzie Richardson, Jessalynn Simpkins, Sarah
Smaltz, Keragan Townsend, Hallee Wooster

3rd QUARTER
HONOR ROLL


9 th Grade
– Andrew Bechtold, Drew Busick, Wyatt Carter, Hannah Crowder, Deegan Culotti,
Harlee Daniels, Avery Durant, Whylee Goulding, Tyra Hammer, Kourtney Hooks, Josh Kalaba,
Karma Kingery, Kaedeyn Lawson, Ben Lewis, Reis Lewsader, Alexis Lloyd, Braden Morgan,
Greta Smith, Carter Snyder, Kobe Townsend
10 th Grade – Zach Eaton, Nick Ferati, Halle Grady, Duncan Keller, Lauryn Kempen, Isabella
Lynch, Kaleb Parkhurst, Myles Potter, Allie Swaney, Lauren Vale, Ethan Wise, Ethan Witwer
11 th Grade – Emily Bonner, Andrew Boyd, Amber Cruser, Neil Ellmore, Alex Hicks, Hannah
Hunter, Sierra Krepton, Holly Linville, Chloe Martin, Aimee Pickel, Nolan Potter, Kayleigh
Ragsdale, Peyt Shumaker, Jack Stewart, Savion Waddell, Elizabeth Walters, Katie Woodrow
12 th Grade – Abbi Allen, Elijah Batley, Alex Black, Riley Corray, Brydan Gaskill, Brandon
Glover, Sydney Gonzalez, Asa Hohenstein, Jacob Holycross, Emily Jean, Jesee Lawson, Rico
Mandolini, Isaiah McCarty, Makayla Norwell, William Royce, Aubrey Stonecipher

 New Staff Member – Amber Young

To: CCSC Staff Members, School – Community
Fr: Kevin Smith
Su: Social Worker

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Amber Young to our CT family. Ms. Young will serve our middle school in the role of social worker, beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

A graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Ms. Young earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2016. She has gained extensive experience in multiple roles during the past 14 years, which have prepared her for the new role with CCSC.

Amber is entering her second year of the Indiana State School Counseling Program, through which she will earn her master’s degree.

Concerning her new role Ms. Young stated:
“I am happy to be a part of this team. The following services will be offered daily until the end of the year: individual counseling sessions grief, study skills, friendship/social skills, anger management, crisis intervention, and trauma services.”

Ms. Young and her husband Mike are the parents of Alex and Jayce.

I am excited to have Amber as a member of the CT family.

-Kevin

 Special Session Board Meeting – March 15, 5pm, CES

Special Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Monday, March 15, 2021, beginning at 5:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at, 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.

Social distancing and face covering requirements will be in place for those in attendance.

Due to the COVID – 19 Pandemic social distancing requirements the attendance capacity will be limited to 12 individuals. A conference call-in number will be provided for those wishing to join via phone conference:

Conference Number: 1 319-382-9687 PIN: 583 432 994#

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
    a. Verify Members in Attendance and Establish a Quorum
    b. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Educational Excellence
    a. Rigor – Relevance – Relationships
    i. Best Practices
  4. Consent and Approvals
    a. Review and Approve Minutes
    b. Review and Approval of Claim Dockets
    c. Consideration of Human Resources
    i. New Hires
    ii. Retirements
    iii. Resignations
    iv. Professional Leave
    d. Review and Approval of Travel Requests

i. Field Trips
ii. Staff Development

  1. District Project and Business Updates
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  2. New Business
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  3. Superintendent Report Out
    a. Pathfinding
    b. Aligning
    c. Empowering
    d. Modeling
  4. Public Comments
  5. Board Comments
  6. Dates – of – Interest
    a. Flex Days 2, 3 – March 18, 19, 2021
    b. Spring Break – March 22 – 26, 2021
    c. Good Friday Holiday – No School – April 2, 2021
    d. School In Session – April 5, 2021
    e. April Board Meeting – April 12, 2021
    f. Superintendent Advisory Council – To Be Determined
  7. Adjournment
    Executive Session Board Meeting
    The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021, beginning immediately following the scheduled special session. The
    meeting will occur at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932 for the following:
    I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(6)(B) Employee, student, or contractor status

 Snow Make Up Day: April 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

To: Parents, Staff
Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent
Su: April 5, 2021

CCSC schools will be in session on Monday, April 5, 2021. This will be an In-Person instructional day and has been scheduled in order to make – up the missed day on February 18, 2021.

Thank you for your support of our children.

Kevin

 CHS Academic Honors Banquet – April 21st

The 63rd Annual Covington High School Honor Banquet will be held Wednesday, April 21st at the Beef House Banquet Hall. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, this event will be limited to honor students and CCSC administration only. Our plan is to livestream the presentation of awards; if that is not possible, we will record and post it the following day.

 February 2021 School Board Meeting Information

To: Students, Parents, Staff, and School – Community Members; Media
Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent
Re: February 2021 School Board Meeting Information

The Covington Community School Corporation School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021. The meeting was conducted in alignment with social distancing guidelines.

Prior to the business section of the agenda, Covington High School Principal Alison Karrfalt updated the board on the status of the virtual learning program, implemented in the fall. Ms. Karrfalt noted that while the program has been successful, a number of students have returned to
in-person learning during the second semester. She also indicated that students have been excited about the opportunity to engage in extra-curricular clubs this semester. The CHS leader also touted formative assessment information indicating student growth and development is holding its’ own, despite the many challenges provided with the COVID pandemic.

Ms. Karrfalt informed the board the high school earned a 96.92% graduation rate for 2020, an outstanding level that falls among the “Best of the Best”.

Additionally, Covington High School earned an ‘A’ rating for 2019 – 2020.

Covington Elementary instructor Kara Taylor then provided an update on the status of the Project Lead The Way Launch program. The program is in its’ first year at CES and Ms. Taylor noted the children have been excited with the curriculum.

Board President Doug Hunter thanked Ms. Taylor for the work she is doing, while sharing the board’s appreciation for the excitement and passion being brought to the program.

In other business, the board adopted a resolution opposing House Bill 1005, which would divert much needed money from public education to a proposed voucher program. It is estimated that if adopted HB1005 would significantly reduce Governor Holcomb’s proposed 3% increase for public education during the next biennium budget period.

During the business portion of the agenda the board:
• Approved the following hires:
o Laura Myers, Testing Coordinator
o Yessi Girdler, Testing Coordinator
o Jen Sutherlin, 6th Grade Volleyball (1/2 Position)
o Alison Brown, 6th Grade Volleyball (1/2 Position)
o Tyler Scott, MS Track Boys Coach
o Andrea Ragsdale, MS Track Girls Coach
o Ben Jones, MS Wrestling Coach
o Courtney Reinken, Freshman Volleyball Coach (2021)
o Alison Brown, Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach (2021)
o k (1/2)

o Amy Clem, MS Yearbook (1/2)
o Mandy Short, MS National Honor Society
o Brittany Russell, MS Student Council
• Accepted the following maternity leave request:
o Staci Stultz, Middle School Instructor
• Received information from school corporation legal counsel, Stu Weliever, concerning the
legal aspects from Indiana code, as related to conflicts of interest.
• Approved the award of transportation contracts as follows:
o Routes 4, 5, and 6 to Spicer Transportation;
o Route 7 to Tracie Allen
• Approved the 2021 – 2022 course offerings for the high school.
• Approved a recommendation for the school corporation superintendent to submit a flexibility waiver request to the Indiana State Board of Education, per Indiana code 20-31-4.1-4.
• Approved an out – of – district student transfer.
• Approved the cancellation of vendor checks, which remain outstanding for two or more years.
• Authorized the posting for dairy product bids.
• Approved the use of school corporation funds in support of projected athletic department shortfalls due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on event attendance.
• Authorized school corporation treasurer Vicki Jones to move forward with the implementation of an electronic payroll tool, Docu Delivery.
• Approved a resolution expanding the period of time an employee may utilize days for COVID related illnesses, as previously provided by the Expanded Sick Leave Act.
• Appointed Barb Hegg and Paul Moore to new four – year terms on the Covington – Veedersburg Public Library Board.
• Accepted a proposal from J.R. Kelly for the construction of a secured entrance at the elementary school.
• Approved a resolution designating Vicki Jones as the school corporation representative for small claim court items.
• Approved a recommendation for the hiring of a social worker at the middle school.
• Learned the winter ADM count for the school corporation was reduced from the fall numbers, with 785 students enrolled on February 1, 2021, as compared to 790 in September, 2020.
• Shared their appreciation and recognition for the outstanding work being provided by school counselors Laura Myers and Yessi Girdler.

The next scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is set for Monday, March 8, 2021. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support of our children and of the Covington School –
Community.

Kevin R. Smith
Superintendent

 CCSC: Update Attendance Guidance

Earlier this week Governor Holcomb announced new attendance guidance for extra – curricular and co – curricular events.

Attendance recommendations at K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities are as follows:

(1) For counties designated as red, overall attendance (attendees, staff, and others) may not exceed 25 individuals;
(2) For counties designated as orange, overall attendance (attendees, staff, and others) may not exceed 50 individuals;
(3) For counties designated as yellow, overall attendance (attendees, staff, and others) may not exceed 100 individuals; and
(4) For counties designated as blue, overall attendance (attendees, staff, and others) may not exceed 250 individuals.

Overall attendance may be greater than the numbers above IF the school corporation submits a safety plan to the local health department, ensures that attendees and staff adhere to social distancing requirements, and wear face coverings, and has sufficient persons, staff, or volunteers to monitor compliance with these directives. If the school corporation complies with these requirements, overall attendance (attendees, staff, and others) may not exceed:

(1) For counties designated as red or orange, 25% of the facility’s capacity;
(2) For counties designated as yellow, 50% of the facility’s capacity; and
(3) For counties designated as blue, 100% of the facility’s capacity.

Note: Requests for event consideration are being reviewed on an event – by – event basis.

 School Board Meeting Agenda – February

Executive Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021, beginning at 5:30 p.m., prior to the regularly scheduled session. The meeting will occur at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932 for the following:

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(3) School Safety and Security Plans and Implementation
I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(6)(B) Employee, student, or contractor status

**Adjournment

Regular Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2021, beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at, 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.

Social distancing and face covering requirements will be in place for those
in attendance.

Due to the COVID – 19 Pandemic social distancing requirements the attendance capacity will be limited to 12 individuals. A conference call-in number will be provided for those wishing to join via phone conference:
Conference Number: 1 302-751-6016 PIN: 899 448 295#

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
    a. Verify Members in Attendance and Establish a Quorum
    b. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Educational Excellence
    a. Rigor – Relevance – Relationships
    i. Best Practices
  4. Consent and Approvals
    a. Review and Approve Minutes
    b. Review and Approval of Claim Dockets
    c. Consideration of Human Resources
    i. New Hires
    ii. Retirements
    iii. Resignations
    iv. Professional Leave
    d. Review and Approval of Travel Requests
    i. Field Trips
    ii. Staff Development
  5. District Project and Business Updates
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  6. New Business
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  7. Superintendent Report Out
    a. Pathfinding
    b. Aligning
    c. Empowering
    d. Modeling
  8. Public Comments
  9. Board Comments
  10. Dates – of – Interest a. Flex Day 1 – February 12, 2021 b. President’s Day/No School – February 15, 2021 c. Boys Basketball Sectional – March 2, 5, 6, 2021 d. March Board Meeting – March 8, 2021 e. Flex Days 2, 3 – March 18, 19, 2021
    f. Spring Break – March 22 – 26, 2021 g. Superintendent Advisory Council – To Be Determined
  11. Adjournment
 CCSC: School Corporation Reentry Protocol Modification

January 22, 2021

To: Staff, Students, Parents, School – Community Members
Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent
Su: School Corporation Reentry Protocol Modification

Per guidance received from the Indiana Department of Health, the 7 – day quarantine option has been removed from the school corporation reentry protocol, effective January 22, 2021. The updated protocol revision (CT Path Forward – Reentry Plan S2 – A) may be found on the CCSC website. Additionally, the respective IDOH guidance document has been placed on the website for reference.

We appreciate your understanding.

Thank you.
Kevin

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Covington, IN. 47932
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1017 6th Street
Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-2286
(Fax) 765-793-5200
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514 Railroad Street
Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-4451
(Fax) 765-793-5217
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Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-2254
(Fax) 765-793-5214
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