Community School treasurer to be honored
She has done an outstanding
job for us at Milan, Interim Superintendent Gene Pitts told
the Milan School Board at their regular meeting held Monday, April
20. He was referring to Gretchen Berger who will be honored on
May 15 by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials
as Treasurer of the Year for her hard work and dedication to the
Milan School Corporation.
Members of the student council reported on a recent field trip
for leadership training. There, the students learned how to be
a leader in the community and how to handle stress and conflicts.
They also had the opportunity to meet with students from other
schools as well as hear several motivational speakers. I
think we have great student leaders, said Pitts.
A grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation was unanimously
approved. The funds will go towards improvements to the football
field. Also approved was a grant application for technology improvements
to the elementary, middle school, and the high school. According
to Pitts, the funds will pay for the installation of ceiling mounted
projectors and other hardware for use by the teachers.
After meeting with the principals and the nurses, Pitts recommended
the revision of Corporation Policy #6600, which deals with the
dispensing of medicine. According to Pitts, the change will address
those students with unique medical conditions when attending field
trips. Parents will be reminded that there will not be a nurse
on the field trip, but the parent will be allowed to attend. The
revision to Corporation Policy #6600 was unanimously approved.
The 2009 Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Christmas ornament
will feature the unique design by Milan student John Herzog. The
design features scenes of the past from the town and the school.
The elementary school has met the AYP standards set by the state,
according to Pitts. The middle school and the high school passed
all but a few of the categories required. Pitts assured the board
members that these issues are being addressed.
The dates for summer school were approved. Grades 2-8 will attend
from August 10 through 13. Those attending the high school English
and Algebra will attend in two sessions from June 8 through July
2 and from July 6 through 31.
In other business:
The motion to approve the social studies textbook adoption
was unanimously approved.
The donation of a typewriter by Robert E. Kirk, Jr. was
The following fundraisers were approved: FFA to sell beef
and pork products; and sophomore class raffle of a laptop and
Field trip requests approved include 8th grade science
and geography classes to the Omnimax; social studies trip to French
Lick and West Baden Hotel; and student council to attend an awards
The softball agreement with the Milan Park was unanimously
The resignations of Jason Dudgeon and Glenna Thomasson
were unanimously approved. Also, the resignation of athletic director
David Wolferst was approved.
The recommendation to employ Clayton Wullenweber as middle
school custodian was approved. Yatzi Roysden was approved as girls
Mary Pat Taylor and Carla Holt were approved as homebound
instructors for two elementary students.
The Mutual Aid Agreement with Ripley Crossing was unanimously
The next board meeting will be held on Monday, May 18 beginning
at 7 p.m. at the administration building.