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 August School Board Meeting Information

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

During their monthly meeting, August 12, 2019, the Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees approved a proposal to move forward with the construction of a new district office.  The approval followed a value engineering review, which was led by Randy Grubbs, of the River Group.  PASCO was awarded the project, based on the identified adjustments to their previously submitted bid.  Work is expected to begin around the end of August, or the first of September.

During the August session the board was informed the new school year has launched in a positive manner, with high school principal Alison Karrfalt and elementary principal Michelle Beck indicating a successful start to the year.  Ms. Beck informed the board that 311 individuals attended the elementary school open house, held on August 7.

The board also heard information and / or conducted business on the following items during the meeting:

  • Approved the hiring of
    • Alison Karrfalt – High School Principal
    • Michelle Beck – Elementary School Principal
    • Kyle Hartzog – Music Director
    • Lindsey Reed – Art Instructor
    • Jordan Rennick – Instructional Aide
    • Emily Jackson – Instructional Aide
    • Scott Heatherton – Instructional Aide
    • Dawn Krepton – Instructional Aide
    • Mercedes Fortner – Volunteer Instructional Aide
    • Tammy Kalaba – Food Services
    • Jamie Weaver – Food Services
    • Mackenzie Brazas – Freshman Volleyball Coach
    • Chris Willis – National Honor Society Sponsor
    • Kyle Hartzog – Band and Chorus (9 – 12)
  • Accepted the resignations of
    • John Karrfalt, Middle School Wrestling Coach
    • Tina Richardson, Food Services Employee
    • Bobbi Scioldo, WRSSC Educational Consultant
    • Steve Reynolds, Middle School Principal
  • Indicated their appreciation to the CCSC maintenance team for their work during the summer.  The team completed 29 projects between the end of May and the start of school this fall.
  • Approved two resolutions, one a Form of Lease with the Covington Multi – School Building Corporation and the second reapproving the building corporation, as a component of the corporations plan to issue bonds to fund much needed facility improvements around the CCSC campuses.
  • Received information on the status of the 2020 Budget development from CCSC Business Manager Trudie Dillon.  The board reviewed the proposed Capital Projects and Bus Replacement Plans, providing approval for the advertising of the budget, once final adjustments are made.
  • Approved the 2019 – 2020 Teacher Evaluation Manual as presented.
  • Approved the transfer of funds from the education to operation fund as presented.
  • Approved six out – of – district student transfer requests.
  • Approved the corporation bus driver listing as presented.
  • Heard a report out on the assigned bus routes for the 2019 – 2020 school year, providing approval as presented.
  • Approved proceeding with the advertising for bids, seeking individuals and / or contractors interested in providing snow removal services to the corporation during the upcoming winter.
  • Approved a proposal to move two eligible non – certified hourly staff members into their new pay scale tiers.
  • Learned that health insurance rates will increase by 5% for the upcoming period.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is Monday, September 9, 2019.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Superintendent Open Office Hours are set for September 3, 2019.

Thank you for your coverage of Covington Community School Corporation.

Kevin R. Smith


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Covington Community School Corporation
601 Market Street
Covington, IN. 47932
  (Phone) 765-793-4877
  (Fax) 765-793-5209
Covington Community High School
1017 6th Street
Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-2286
(Fax) 765-793-5200
Covington Middle School
514 Railroad Street
Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-4451
(Fax) 765-793-5217
Covington Elementary School
1110 7th Street
Covington, IN. 47932
(Phone) 765-793-2254
(Fax) 765-793-5214
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