School Board to hold reorganization meeting Monday

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The Switzerland County School Board will hold a meeting this Monday, January 8th, for its mandated annual reorganization of the board, along with the annual meeting of the Board of Finance and other measures.

The meeting will be held in the Administration Offices on West Main Street in Vevay.

The board will first meet for a closed door executive session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Per Indiana law, the school board must cite the specific code that allows the closed door meeting. For this Monday, the school board is citing IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(9): “To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees. This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation, or benefits of employees during a budget process.”

The board is also citing Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(6)(A)(B): “With respect to any individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction, (A)To receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct; and (B) to discuss, before a determination, the individual’s status as an employee, a student, or an independent contractor who is (i) a physician; or (ii) a school bus driver.”

Following the executive session, the school board will meet in public session beginning at 6 p.m. for the reorganization of the board.

The board will accept nominations for board President, Vice President, and Secretary; will also consider a nomination for Corporation Treasurer/Business Manager; and will consider a recommendation for Deputy Treasurer.

There will be the nomination of a School Board Attorney; and the board will set meeting dates and times for the coming year; as well as compensation for school board members.

The board President will also make appointments to board and ad hoc committees; and board members who need to do so will sign Conflict of Interest statements.

At 6:30 p.m., the board will break from its regular meeting to hold a Board of Finance Meeting. At this meeting, nominations will be heard for the Board of Finance; and there will be a review of the Investment Policy and the Investment Report; as well as the approval of depositories used by the corporation and an outstanding check report.

Once the Board of Finance Meeting is complete, the school board is expected to re-open its regular meeting; where the board will consider any new business presented; Personnel matters; and Use of Facilities applications. There will also be a time for announcements and reports by Superintendent Mike Jones.