Mitchell Community Schools Budget Hearing September 28th

(MITCHELL) – The budget hearing for Mitchell Community Schools for 2021 will take place on September 28, 2020 at the administration building at 6:00 p.m.

The approval for the budget will take place on October 19, 2020, following fall break. The school board approved changing the date of the school board meeting.

Proposed budget for 2021:

  • Total Budget for 2021 – $19,251,739
    • Education Fund – $10,394,000
    • Debt Service – $2,707,000
    • Operations Fund – $5,350,000
    • Rainy Day Fund – $800,000

The tax rate for the school corporation will be $1.6556. This is advertised higher but is not expected to be the stated rate.

In other business approved the following:

  • School improvement plan for the 2020-2021 school year for the Mitchell High School
  • Mitchell Community School Board will begin looking at how to donate or sell two homes on Ninth Street that the corporation owns. The City of Mitchell is offering two lots to place those two homes on.
  • The person seeking a donation or bid on the home would be responsible for the removal and connection of utilities for the homes. The exact process has not been formalized at this time as the school attorney and superintendent will draft a process to be followed to acquire the two homes.
  • Mitchell Schools Superintendent Brent Comer provided school board members with an update on the reopening and safety plan. He advised board members there were some adjustments for the in-person learning but things seem to be doing fine.
  • Connectivity with virtual learning has not been going as smoothly as hoped. 130 hot spots have been given out to students to connect to the internet. Other locations are being sought out for students to be able to do their homework assignments. This situation is still be looked at this time.

The following personnel changes were made:

Resignations/Retirements:

  • Sally Miller – Burris Permanent Sub – Resignation Effective September 22, 2020
  • Don Chastain – Varsity Boys Golf Coach – Resignation Effective August 18, 2020
  • Zach See – Varsity Assistant Football Coach – Resignation – Effective September 8, 2020
  • Shelley Blackwell Hatfield Kindergarten Aide – Resignation – Effective August 28, 2020
  • Michelle Hall – Hatfield Cafeteria – Resignation Effective September 22, 2020
  • Martina Morris – Hatfield Aide – Resignation – Effective September 14, 2020

Employment:

  • Marisa Lane – MCS School Nurse – Effective September 15, 2020
  • Ann McDade – Burris “B” Maintenance – Effective September 15, 2020
  • Brad Connerly – Temporary Custodian – Effective September 15, 2020
  • Elizabeth Root – Temporary Custodian – Effective September 15, 2020
  • Nathan Bultman – Temporary Custodian – Effective September 15, 2020

Extra Curricular:

  • Max Ziebell – Mitchell Junior High School Academic Super Bowl Coach
  • Cari Isom – 5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
  • Hannah Lynn – Mitchell Junior High School Cheer Coach
  • Megan Mishler – Mitchell Junior High School 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Coach
  • Erica Slaughter – Mitchell Junior High School Dance Team Coach
  • Kelly Grace – Mitchell Junior High School Spell Bowl
  • Shannon Garsnett – Mitchell Junior High School Spell Bowl
  • Jeff Brown – Mitchell Junior High School Honor Society
  • Chris Bowles – Mitchell Junior High School Student Council
  • Lori Bowles – Mitchell Junior High School Student Council
  • Max Ziebell – Mitchell Junior High School Hoosier Academic Super Bowl Coach
  • Sandy Kelly – Burris Computer Science
  • Maggie Hamilton – Burris Math Bowl
  • Doug LeFavor – Assistant Varsity Football Coach 2020-2021 School Year
  • Jerry Chaney – SADD Club 2020-2021 School Year
  • Matt Sowders – FCA 2020-2021 School Year
  • Jeanette Martin – FACS Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Ada Reynolds/Becky Mason – National Honor Society 2020 -2021 School Year
  • Noah Kearns/Lane Hewitt – Academic Team – 2020-22021 School Year
  • Becky Mason – Art Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Becky Mason – Student Council – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Athletic Department Danny Reynolds – Football Concessions / Assistant Junior Class Sponsor 2020-2021 School Year
  • Hank Wintczak – Band Director 2020-2021 School Year
  • Jenifer Allen – Spanish Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Kevin Giggy – French Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Robyn Conn – Cheerleader Sponsor – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Lane Hewitt – Publications – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Crystal Goins – Tri Hi – Y 2020-2021 School Year
  • Robyn Embry – Science Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Rebecca Knight – Key Club – 2020-2021 School Year
  • Kim Allen/Lindsay Prichett – Jr. Class Sponsor – Prom Co-Chairs
  • Danny Reynolds – “M” Club 2020-2021 School Year
  • Ada Reynolds – Senior Class Sponsor 2020-2021 School Year
  • Andrea Waldbieser Senior Class Sponsor 2020-2021 School Year
  • Mike Matthews – Chess Club Sponsor 2020-2021 School Year
  • Margaret Sears – Amnesty Club 2020-2021 School Year
  • Noah Kearns/ A. Waidbieser/M Sears – Fresh Start Club
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