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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
 CMS Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter

Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter

6th Grade – Distinguished
Aaron Asbury
Breanna Batley
Reagan Bealer
Beau Bishop
Gavin Guthrie
Allie Hunt
Gabrielle Lewis
Connor Maertens
Dylan McLain
Emma Poll
Creux Rieman
Brooke Rottmann
Ava Stein
Zachary Stump
Nathanael Webster
Chloe Whittington
Grace Young

6th Grade – Honor Roll
Lillian Cook
Naomi DeRosier
Karlee Drollinger
Jasmine Hernandez
Alainee Hoaks
Claire Jacobs
Alexis Morgan
Aydyn Severt
Kaden Smith
Kingston Waddell
Adaline Winn
Andrew Wright

Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter

7th Grade – Distinguished
Jalyn Allen
Rhyane Beck
Lydia Bennett
Asher Cadman
Maya Clemence
Andrea Estes
Julianna Girdler
Makiah Glidewell
Lucas Hauck
Landon Herzog
Clyde Keller
Amelia Nix
Kynley Powell
Keira Smith
Gwyndelyn Story

7th Grade – Honor Roll
Cadence Clausen
Bayleigh Daniels
Amber Drummond
Seth Ellmore
Kyven Hill
Tatum Holland
Tyler Kindell
Jayleigh LaGue
Nash Martin
Glennys McGurk
Kailey Pettit
Hope Smaltz
Benjamin Stewart

Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 3rd Quarter

8th Grade – Distinguished
Savannah Bishop
Kennedie Cadman
Sydni Crain
Kyla Culotti
Brookelyn DeZarn
Josef Goeppner
Landon Hardy
Haley Holycross
Summer Krepton
Haley Nichols
Bleron Saliji
Emma Wade
Kelly Yang

8th Grade – Honor Roll
Cheyenne Bova
Emma Britt
Peyton Brown
Bennett Christoff
Westin Coffing
Erica Critser
Kathryn Drollinger
Keegun Freed
Eli Holmes
Joel Holycross
Jaxon Keller
Angel Krout
Eleeanna Lawson
Cian Moore
Randi Nolan
Leland Pickett
Roria Ragsdale
Urban Roarks
Austin Stein
Addison Streuer
Alexandra Sutherlin
Maxwell Waddell

 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

 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

 January 2021 School Board Meeting Information

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

The Covington Community School Corporation School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021. The meeting was conducted in alignment with social distancing guidelines.

At the annual organizational meeting Mr. Doug Hunter was selected to serve as board president for Mr. Jason Beck was selected as board vice – president and Mr. Kevin Cates as board secretary.

In other organizational business, the board approved Ms. Vicki Jones as school corporation treasurer and Ms. Jennifer Linville as extra– curricular treasurer. The law firm of Henthorn, Harris, and Weliever was approved to continue as legal counsel for Covington Community School Corporation.

During the business portion of the agenda the board:

• During the finance committee agenda

o Selected Mr. Doug Hunter as president of the finance board.

o Selected Mr. Kevin Cates as secretary of the finance board.

o Reviewed the investment policy.

o Received its’ annual financial analysis.

o Was informed that no new investments had been made during 2020.

• Agreed to maintain the current level of board compensation for 2021 – $1,000 annually.

• Received an update on the start of the second semester from elementary school principal Ms. Michelle Beck.

• Approved the following hires:

o Brooke Ahrens, CMS Instructional Aide

o Cathy Busik, CHS Interim English Instructor

o Cindie Holliday, Interim SEL Coordinator

o Susan Smaltz, CHS Pep Club Co – Sponsor

o Trevor Dickerson, CHS Pep Club Co – Sponsor

o Steve Pierce, Assistant Baseball Coach

o Bradley Slider, Volunteer Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

o Matt Gerling, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

o Luke Taylor, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

o Meghan Hall, Junior Varsity Softball Coach

o Aliah Larsen, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

o Keddy Sowers, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

o Judy Hegg, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

o Jamie Hughes, WRSSC Blind and Low Vision Teacher (.2 Role)

• Learned that the analysis and negotiations for the award of transportation contracts has entered final stages.

• Approved a resolution for the continued monthly transfer of funds from the Education to Operations Fund, maintaining the same level as in 2020.

• Approved a recommendation from the school corporation calendar committee in adopting the 2022 – 2023 school calendar.

o The calendar follows the same format as in use in 2020 – 2021 and that which has been adopted for 2021 – 2022.

• Approved Ms. Beck’s recommendation to accept two out – of – district students.

• Authorized the acceptance of a $5,000 donation from the Western Indiana Community Foundation for the use of Covington Elementary School in providing for needs of students.

o Board President Doug Hunter expressed appreciation, on behalf of the board and the school corporation, to Mr. Dale White and the foundation for their continued support of the community’s children.

• Reviewed its’ intent to conduct a working session board meeting, in the near future, with a focus on providing a collaborative opportunity for stakeholders of the school corporation to participate in identifying go – forward opportunities for improvement.

• Received public comment on the meeting format, the school corporation property and casualty insurance process, and the identification of the school corporation legal counsel.

The next scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is set for Monday, February 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

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Covington, IN. 47932
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Covington, IN. 47932
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