Noblesville School Board

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Action: Hearing for superintendent’s contract

  • What it means: The proposed contract terms are for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. Conner’s base salary would be $157,200 with a 2.5 percent match to a 401(a) and $20,000 annuity retirement plan and automotive, business expenses, life/health insurance benefits. The hearing was tabled due to state mandated advertising timelines not being met.
  • What’s next: The hearing has been rescheduled for July 17. It could be voted on at the board’s July 26 meeting.

Action: Change in meal prices

  • What it means: Meal prices have increased slightly. Prices are now $1.85 (elementary school), $2 (middle and high schools) and $2.90 for adults for lunch, and $1.25 for all grades and $1.80 for adults for breakfast. Additional milks will cost 45 cents.
  • What’s next: The price changes will go into effect in the 2012-13 school year.

Action: Transfer of funds

  • What it means: Financial Services Director Terry Rich has asked the school board to transfer $3,260,916 from the operating referendum to the Rainy Day Fund. Rich said that circuit breakers and other funding issues have caused the corporation to lose $10 million in the past three years.
  • What’s next: The transfer will allow the district to use the funds whenever necessary or when other funds run low.

Action: Re-adoption of Board Organization Plan

  • What it means: A change in the state law requires school boards to reorganize at the beginning of each calendar year instead of the beginning of the fiscal year in July.
  • What’s next: Instead of ending her term, Jane Barr will serve as school board president for an additional six months.

Action: Reconfiguration of Noblesville Schools

  • What it means: The 2012-13 school year marks the transformation of Noblesville Intermediate School to Noblesville West Middle School. The change requires the district to reconfigure its intermediate school grade levels. Fifth-graders will return to elementary schools and sixth grade will go back to the middle school.
  • What’s next: Changes will begin with the new school year.

Action: Textbook rental fees

  • What it means: Changes were made to the elementary school textbook rentals. Prices for the 2012-13 school year include: early childhood, $51.07; kindergarten, $78.68; first grade, $109.44; second grade, $110.72; third grade, $110.89; third grade FOCUS, $120.89; fourth grade, $105.63; fourth grade FOCUS, $115.63; fifth grade, $145.52; and fifth grade FOCUS, $120.80.
  • What’s next: Textbook rental fees for secondary grade levels will be presented at the July board meeting.
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