To: Students, Parents, Staff, and School – Community Members; Media Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Re: November School Board Meeting Information
During their monthly meeting, November
11, 2019, the Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees approved
the 2019 – 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement, providing salary increases to
returning, as well as new classroom instructors. The agreement will provide a $2,000 increase
for returning teachers and $1,000 for individuals in their first year as a
corporation teacher. Further, the school
corporation has agreed to cover the 5% health insurance increase during the
2019 – 2020 school year, removing this burden from the employee.
“The board recognizes how fortunate the
Covington school – community is to have an outstanding team of educators
providing a rigorous instruction on behalf of our children,” CCSC
superintendent Kevin Smith stated. “Our
teachers work very hard every day to ensure a successful educational growth
opportunity for their students. The
board appreciates the committed focus the staff brings to ensure educational
excellence. Every staff member of the
corporation is appreciated for all they do.”
Covington High School Principal, Alison
Karrfalt, and Covington Elementary Principal, Michelle Beck, provided the board
with information related to student – centered instruction. Members of the board were presented with
diverse opportunities to participate in student – centered lesson activities
that corporation students are involved with in the classroom. They were also able to view video of actual
lesson instruction, with the student – led focus.
The board was presented with two
documents under the first reading provision for future consideration. Included
was a proposal for the adoption of school calendars for the 2020 – 2021 and the
2021 – 2022 school years. The calendars,
which follow the construct of the current year calendar, were identified by a
committee of instructors within the corporation. The second document up for consideration is a
new policy (401B), focused on further clarifying the process for consideration
of individuals interested in serving as volunteers within the school
The board also heard information and /
or conducted business on the following items during the meeting:
Lindsey Reed, Art
STEM Club Sponsor
STEM Club Sponsor
Stockberger, Teacher Mentor
Heard a report
from CES Guidance Counselor Yessi Girdler, related to the recent conference she
attended on social and emotional learning.
the superintendent and business manager to provide the response to the pending
DLGF 1782 Notification, as related to the 2020 Budget.
the monthly transfer of $40,000 from the Education Fund to the Operations Fund.
a financial report on the state of the athletic program from Covington Athletic
Director Trent McCormick.
that work is proceeding on the new district office.
the status of the Rolling 10 Facility Improvement Plan projects, as presented
by representatives from Gibraltar Design and The Stenftenagel Group.
board provided their approval to proceed with the bidding process.
corporation policy 338, “Non – Traditional Student Participation Policy”,
electing to leave the policy as is.
the school corporation has received the state Teacher Appreciation Grant funds
for 2019. CCSC has been provided
$30,488.75 in TAG monies to be presented to classroom instructors earning an
effective or highly effective rating for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Funds will be distributed with the November
informed the December board meeting will occur at an earlier time, 5:30 p.m.,
in order to allow those present to attend the annual Christmas show put on by
Mr. Thompson and the elementary school students.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of
the board of trustees is Monday, December 9, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Thank you for your support of our
children and of the Covington School – Community.