North Lawrence Community School Board Approves Seeking Appraisals On School Buildings

(BEDFORD) – North Lawrence Community School Board trustees voted to seek two appraisals for the three schools set to close.

The three schools that will be appraised are Fayetteville, Heltonville, and Springville. The School Corporation will seek two appraisals for each building.

In addition, the school board approved the new elementary and middle school boundaries for the corporation. Parents living near boundary lines will be allowed to seek transfers at the end of May for schools they have a preference. The school corporation seeks to honor those requests.

Joe Timbrook of the Lawrence County Workforce Coalition, Matt Fleck of Fleck Education, and Brad Street of North Lawrence Career Center provided the school board with information on the North Lawrence Career Center Strategic Plan. School board members approved the Strategic Plan for 2020-2024.

In other business:

  • The school board approved a Memorandum of Understanding for a $50,000 grant for an Early College Program from the Center of Excellence and Leadership of Learning.
  • Duane Boady’s request to purchase a 54 Lift Station Special Education Bus for $124,000 was approved.
  • The North Lawrence School board rejected a bid to replace the cabinets at Bedford-North Lawrence High School Art Department. Only one bid was submitted and new bids will be sought.

The following personnel changes were approved:

Transfers

Certified: Lindsey Bailey – Transferring from Joint Services School Psychologist to NLCS Special Education Coordinator/School Psychologist effective February 21, 2020.

Support Staff: Lisa Deckard – Transferring from NLCS Bus Driver to NLCS Sub Bus Driver effective January 31, 2020.

Debra Wright – Transferring from Parkview Title 1 to Parkview Permanent Resource Instructional Assistant effective February 10, 2020.

Maintenance: Lisa Kennedy – Transferring from Special Needs Aide to NLCS 52 Week Custodian effective February 24, 2020

Support Staff: Joint Services: Emily Taylor – Stalker LPN effective February 21, 2020.

Instructional: Danielle McDonald – OMS In-School Suspension Supervisor effective February 21, 2020.

Extra-Curricular:

Parkview: Mark Ryan – Parkview Running Club effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Middle School: Sidney Carlile – MS Assistant Swim Coach effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.

BNL: Chris Anderson – Softball Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Bailey Beasley – Softball Varsity Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Mike Branam – Unified Track Head Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jeff Callahan – Baseball Head Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Brett Deckard – Track and Field Head Boys Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Brad Gilbert – Softball Head Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Pending background check. Duane Higgs – Baseball Varsity Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Reggie Joslin – Baseball Varsity Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Dennis Kissinger – Baseball JV Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check. Pending background check.

Donnie Lambrecht – Track and Field Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Jim Lewis – Track and Field Head Girls Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jason Stigall – Girls Tennis Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Pending background check. Joni Stigall – Girls Tennis Head Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Peyton Storms – Unified Track Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jill Vance – Track and Field Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

Jason Webb – Track and Field Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check.

DJ West – Softball Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending background check. Mike Wright – Boys Golf Head Coach for the 2019-2020 academic year.

D. Resignation: Jennifer Begarly – Resigning as BMS Cook effective January 30, 2020.

Lori Branam – Resigning as BNLHS Unified Track Assistant Coach effective February 1, 2020.

John Hughes – Resigning as NLCS Driver effective February 4, 2020.

Teresa Ritchison – Resigning as PVI Permanent Resource Instructional Assistant effective February 5, 2020.

Amy Sites – Resigning as MS Swim Coach effective February 3, 2020. Savannah Stillions – Resigning as SMS Art Instructor effective February 7, 2020.

E. Retirement: Brenda Nolan – Retiring as BNL Instructor effective the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

F. Informational: Teresa Ritchison – Requesting a leave of absence from February 18, 2020, through April 3, 2020.

Deduct Days: Elizabeth Gaither – Requesting a leave of absence from February 18, 2020, through April 3, 2020. II.

Medical Leave Requests – Mrs. Wintczak Linda Brammer – Requesting medical leave effective immediately.

Jay Combs – Requesting medical leave effective January 21, 2020, for the next 12 weeks.

Shauna Dalton – Requesting medical leave effective immediately.

Frank Wintin – Requesting medical leave effective immediately.

During the public comment period, Tim Morrow asked that the bell at Springville School be given back to the Springville Community. Many from Perry Township would like the bell to be placed in the Springville Park.

Rob Phillips asked the North Lawrence Community Schools why he was being blocked from Facebook. He also questioned the vote on the $245,000 grant by Equitable Education Solutions, and the IT being outsourced in the sum of $130,000.

Ryan Turner commented on how the North Lawrence Career Center impacted his life and allowed him to use the skills he was taught. Attending the Career Center helped him make more money and become successful in operating his own business. He supports the efforts being made to improve the career center.

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