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 Executive Session Board Meeting – Oct 26, 5pm

Executive Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, beginning at 5:00 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)(9) Employee, student, or contractor status
I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b) (2)(A) To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining

Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting to review the tentative collective bargaining agreement for the 2021 – 2022 school year, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at, 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
    a. Verify Members in Attendance and Establish a Quorum
    b. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Review Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement (Public Hearing)
  3. Public Comment on Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement
  4. For Good – of – the – Order
  5. Adjournment
 Elementary Honor Roll – 1st Nine Weeks

COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2021/2022
HONOR ROLL 1st NINE WEEKS

Distinguished Honor Roll (All A’s)
2nd Grade – Abraham Al-Mansour, Liam Bostrom, Bostyn Collins, Blayden Flynn, Alexys Greufe, David Grissom, Zennia Grubaugh, Aubrey Hoaks, Grant Hunt, Cruz Kempen, Elayna Kirts, Aysen Kovacs, Ian Krout, Quinn Martin, Lorelei Pearman, Addyson Phelps, Addison Schanlaub, Avery Simonton, Ella Tolley, Brady Vogel, Nathan Wampler, Oliver White

3rd Grade River Acord, Archer Allison, Bentley Badger, True Blakeney, Delilah Burke, Kade Hughes, Hadley Kiger, Sadie LeLoup, Ethan Lothschuetz, Trinity Lustig, Novella Murineanu, Brayden Poer, Tristyn Rahm, Laela Richards, Jaxson Schingel, Mya Short, Lane Smith, Kendyll Stewart, Lainey Swaby, Kaylee Wade

4th Grade – Riley Beck, Bryanna Blankenship, Rhiannon Bishop, Adley Cadman, Espe Carrion, Kara Clemence, Asher Dickerson, Brennan Doxtator, Ava Graham, Mackenzie Hauck, Reagan Stonecipher, Trexton Turner, Abigail Webster, Lyric White, Meredith Wright

5th Grade – Brooke Bealer, Jaxen Murineanu, Michael Wheeling, Zane Whittington

Honor Roll (A/B’s)
2nd Grade – Ethan Crippin, Mason Drollinger, Jaylee Duncan, Claire Freeman, Reagan Freeman, Milli Ferguson, Ryanna Green, Knox Gremore, Poppy Hickman, River Holt, Mayson Islam, Zie Jones, Leah Martin, Belle Paddock, Max Paddock, Maddie Plunkett, Jackson Reece, Constance Rice, Adylee Shoaf, Coraline Worley

3rd Grade – Chris Cales, Alane Caudill, Camden Custer, Jayden Felgenhauer, Eli Herron, Kash High, Raylon Holycross, Weston Humblet, Gracie Lewis, Justus Nemecz, Sylis Payne, Aubrey Purple, Braesyn Robinson, Kody Smith, Marin Sowers, Kailynn Tischer, Saige Whiteman

4th Grade – Brooklyn Blackburn, Gabe Bostrom, Brooke Carter, Wyatt Coffing, Korbin Edwards, Sabie Gerling, Jersey Gremore, Layton Herzog, Max Juarez, Levi Kenworthy, Briley Lewis, Kayley Lewsader, Brook Medlin, Cooper McLaughlin, Javy Sowers

5th Grade -Easton Alexander, Lilly Anderson, Easton Cadman, Wyatt Clausen, Ashlyn Coffing, River Ford-Strawser, Ashton Gibson, Bentley Hall, Lauren Hardy, Alexia Lustig, Taylor Martin, Colton Pettit, Rowen Poer, Emilee Rice, Kolton Swaby, Alyssa Vickery, Carter Wolf

 ESSER III Funding

What is ESSER III?
ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) III is a third stimulus and emergency COVID relief funding stream authorized as a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act that was enacted in March 2021. The allocation of funds, for public and charter schools, has been based on the proportional share of Title 1 funds. Of the total amount allocated to a school, a minimum of 20% must be set-aside to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence based interventions. The remaining funds may be utilized in a wide range of activities to address needs arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

How much funding will CCSC receive?
Through the ESSER III stimulus COVID relief fund, CCSC is eligible to receive up to $780,640.30. ESSER III funds must be encumbered (all approved activities accounted for) by no later than September 30, 2024. Final claims for reimbursement must be made by no later than December 15, 2024.

What is the plan for utilizing the funds?
While CCSC has identified a preliminary plan for the use of ESSER III funds, the school corporation continues to accept input on how best to expend the funds. Individuals wishing to submit an item for consideration may do so by completing the form found by using this link ESSER III USE. Items for use currently contained in the preliminary plan include providing staff stipends related to work beyond the identified scope, renovation of student restrooms, social and emotional programming coordination, remediation and learning loss instruction, renovation of nurses clinic, data management software (to be utilized to assist with the identification of student learning loss), cleaning and sanitizing supplies, and the purchase of classroom desks.

 September 2021 School Board Meeting Information

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

The Covington Community School Corporation School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021.

The meeting opened with the 2022 Operating Budget Public Hearing. During this time school corporation superintendent Kevin Smith reviewed the Capital Projects Plan, Bus Replacement Plan, and proposed budget. With no public comment received the board adjourned the public hearing and moved to their regularly scheduled business meeting.

Mr. Dale White, Executive Director of the Western Indiana Community Foundation, presented the CCSC school board with a check in the amount of $50,000, with monies to be used within the three educational facilities, as well as the athletic department. Mr. White noted that the foundation board wanted to help the school recover from lost revenue during the 2020 – 2021 school year due to the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Covington Community School Corporation board president, Doug Hunter, thanked the foundation for their support, “It is awesome that we have this level of support within our community.”

The board approved modifications to the school reentry plan, adopting a positivity rate threshold of 3.0% as the baseline for the implementation of mask wearing in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Masking would be implemented anytime a respective facility has a sustained positivity level of 3% for a period of three consecutive days. The protocol would be in place for a period of 14 days and be removed if the facility sustains positivity rates
below 3% for the final three days of the period.

Note: If the need for mask wearing occurs the guidance calls for all individuals – students, staff, and visitors – of a respective facility to properly wear a mask during transitions in and out of the building, classrooms, for ECA events, and any other time social distancing may not be possible, such as during a group instructional activity. This aligns with the 2020 – 2021 school year guidance for the use of masks.

Superintendent Smith noted that the board appreciated the input and views offered by school – community stakeholders during the most recent spike in COVID-19 cases. “The board reviewed the input received very carefully and conducted a methodical due diligence in reaching this point with our protocol,” Smith stated. “We will be monitoring the data, as well as the benefits experienced, and if necessary continue to adjust the protocol in an effort to ensure the safety, health, well – being, and educational development of our children.”

During the business portion of the agenda the board:
• Approved the following hires:
o Cindie Holliday, CES Instructor
o Tammy Pearman, CES Transfer to Library Coordinator
o Ryan Ellmore, Volunteer Football Coach
o Travis Brown, MS Athletic Director
o Evan Morgan, Weight Room Supervisor
o Travis Brown, Weight Room Supervisor
o Trevor Dickerson, 1/2 Weight Room Supervisor
o Shane Orlea, 1/.2 Weight Room Supervisor
o Kyle Hartzog, K – 12 Band/Chorus 9 – 12
o Leslie Sebastian, Drama Club
o Damon Hegg, Senior Play/Dual Credit Instructor
o Craig Sowers, Lighting/Sound Technician/HS
o Yearbook/Dual Credit Instructor
o Dawn Krepton, MS Yearbook
o Carolyn Davis, Senior Class Sponsor
o Eric Stockberger, Senior Class Sponsor/French Club
o Stephanie Hohenstein, Junior Class Sponsor
o Shelby Pineda, Junior Class Sponsor
o Kelly Taylor, Sophomore Class Sponsor
o Kara Taylor, Sophomore Class Sponsor
o Jordan Rennick, Freshman Class Sponsor
o Becky Holycross, Freshman Class Sponsor
o Lindsey Reed, Art Club/HS Student Council
o Leslie Sebastian, HS NHS
o Katie Hardy, MS NHS
o Sarah Martin, MS Student Council
o Scott Myers, FFA/Dual Credit Instructor
o Marlissa Brewer, MS Science Fair
o Laura Myers, Testing Coordinator
o Katie Hardy, Testing Coordinator/Teacher Mentor
o Hannah Hegg, Champions Together
o Terry Field, FCA/Dual Credit Instructor
o Susan Smaltz, Crazies Sponsor
o Craig Sowers, School Community Promotions
o Corey Smaltz, Dual Credit Instructor
o Chad Tanner, Dual Credit Instructor
o Dallas Peffley, Dual Credit Instructor
o John Kiger, MS Football Coach
o Brian Wright, MS Volunteer Football Coach

• Accepted the following retirements:
o Pete Nickel, CHS Instructor, effective June 30, 2022
o Cathy Smith, CCSC Payroll and Human Resources Coordinator, September 30, 2021

• Approved the contracting of school psychologist Dr. Abbie Jones, as an employee of the Wabash River Special Services Cooperative.

• Approved a maternity leave request for Jordan Rennick.

• Approved a recommendation from the building principals for the acceptance of 11 out – of – district student transfers.

• Approved the acceptance of a $50,000 donation from the Western Indiana Community Foundation and a $5,000 from a school – community stakeholder wishing anonymity.

• Approved a resolution allowing the superintendent to request approval for additional debt service fund appropriations.

• Accepted and approved a proposal from McGowan Insurance Group as the new provider of property and casualty insurance for the school corporation.

• Received information on the current level of student enrollment within the school corporation.

The next scheduled meeting of the board will be October 11, 2021.

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

Kevin R. Smith
Superintendent

 Executive Session Board Meeting, Sept. 13, 2021

Executive Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, beginning at 5:30 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)(3) To discuss the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(6)(9) Employee, student, or contractor status

Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, September 13, 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.

The school corporation’s 2022 Operating Budget Public Hearing will be conducted during the September agenda. There will be no public comment during the business portion of the agenda.

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. 2022 Operating Budget
    a. Opening Statements
    b. Public Testimony
  4. Educational Excellence

a. Rigor – Relevance – Relationships
i. Best Practices

  1. 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
  2. District Project and Business Updates
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  3. New Business
    a. Administration
    b. Finance/Business
    c. Curriculum (Technology)
    d. Buildings and Grounds
    e. Transportation
    f. Other
  4. Superintendent Report Out
    a. Pathfinding
    b. Aligning
    c. Empowering
    d. Modeling
  5. Board Comments
  6. Dates – of – Interest
    a. Athletic Department Golf Scramble September 19, 2021
    b. End Grading Period 1 October 8, 2021
    c. Board Meeting October 11, 2021
    d. E-Learning/Staff Development October 12-13, 2021
    e. Fall Break October 14-15, 2021
    f. Thanksgiving Break November 24-26, 2021
    g. End Semester 1 December 22, 2021

h. Winter Break December 23, 2021 – January 5, 2022
i. Begin Semester 2 January 6, 2022

  1. Adjournment
 Executive Session Board Meeting – Friday Sept 10, 2021 at 5:30pm

Executive Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Friday September 10, 2021, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Covington Community School Corporation Conference Room, located at 601 Market Street, Covington, Indiana 47932 for the following:

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 To discuss the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures,
plans, and systems.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 Employee, student, or contractor status

 Executive Session Board Meeting – Sept. 7th, 5:15pm

Executive Session Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, beginning at 5:15 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 To discuss the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 Employee, student, or contractor status

Board Meeting

The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington Elementary School Conference Room, located at, 1110 7th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.

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. Review Status of COVID-19 Impact
  4. Public Comments
  5. Board Comments
  6. Adjournment
 Homecoming Parade Map
 Winter Coat Give Away

The annual winter coat give-away in Covington will take place October 19th through October 22nd, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (EDT), in the fellowship hall at the First Church of Christ, 615 Fifth Street.

New and gently used winter coats (adult and children sizes) will be distributed to area residents in need while supplies last. Face masks are required.

Parking is available in the church’s three lots.

Additional Information is available from the coat drive coordinator, (765) 793-7285. The coat give-away is being hosted by the First Church of Christ.

 Winter Coat Donations – Drop Off Locations

Donations of new and gently used winter coats (adult and children’s sizes) are being sought for a community coat give-away scheduled next month in Covington.

Donations may be dropped off between September 27th and October 8th at the following locations during regular business hours:

Centre Bank, 315 Washington Street

Covington City Building, 329 Washington Street

Covington Public Library, 622 Fifth Street

Covington County Market, 301 Third Street

First Church of Christ Office, 619 Fifth Street

Industrial Federal Credit Union, 413 Washington Street

McDonald’s, 221 Pearl Street

Old National Bank, 401 Washington Street

Purdue University Extension Office, Lower Level of Court House, 301 Fourth Street

The Fountain Trust Company, 615 Third Street

Weather permitting, a coat collection day is scheduled October 9th from 9 am to 1:00 pm outside Casey’s General Store, 311 Pearl Street.

Coats will be distributed to area residents in need on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last October 19th through 22nd at the Covington First Church of Christ, 615 Fifth Street.

The coat give-away is being hosted by the First Church of Christ. Additional information is available from the coat drive coordinator at (765) 793-7285.

CONTACT:
Covington Community School Corporation
601 Market Street
Covington, IN. 47932
- Phone: 765-793-4877
- Fax: 765-793-5209
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