School Board to meet this Monday


The Switzerland County School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting this Monday night, July 21st.

The meetings will begin with an executive session at 4 p.m. which is closed to the public. Indiana State Law requires that public entities cite the specific code for the reason to have a closed door meeting.

For Monday’s meeting, the school board is citing three different codes; IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5): “To receive information about and interview prospective employees”; and IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(3): “For discussion of the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.”

The public meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Items on the agenda include:

– In Old Business: recognition of retired employees; a review and discussion of secure entrance plans at the high school; and approval of the Wellness Policy.

– In New Business: the board will award bids for bread, milk, fuel, trash pickup and snow removal for the coming school year; hear a presentation on the Solar Technology Grant Award by Barry Lauber; hear the first reading of the student transfer policy; and approve the updated bus driver handbook.

– In Personnel: the board will consider an employee resignation; consider 2014-2015 employment recommendations, including the extra curricular activities list.

– There will also be professional leave requests; use of facilities requests; announcements and reports by the superintendent; and reports and comments from members of the school board.