teachers in place at Milan
students will see a few new faces when they return this fall.
Three new teachers were approved for employment at the regular
meeting of the Milan School Corporation Board of Trustees at their
Emily Kugler will teach high school Spanish; Laura Hicks will
teach high school Art and Leah Fullenkamp will fill the Speech/Pathologist
Sherrie Cunningham spoke to the board regarding the process of
posting extracurricular positions. According to Cunningham, several
of these positions were filled in the past by teachers who have
done them for years.
Cunningham noted that the jobs were posted in the office and available
for anyone to apply. She explained that some of the teachers were
hurt and suggested the board consider asking the teachers and
coaches who have done it in the past if they are still interested
in that position before posting the jobs. The board noted they
would consider the suggestion.
Issues regarding the current health insurance policy were brought
to the attention of the board. Currently, insurance for those
teachers who retired or were let go by the school lost their coverage
In the past, the insurance policy was through August. The board
was requested to reconsider the decision in order for those former
employees to find affordable health insurance.
Students who participate in a sport will have the opportunity
to receive credit towards PE. According to high school principal
Rich Healy, the student will receive one credit per semester towards
the two credit requirement.
Healy noted that this will provide flexibility for the student
to take an academic class in place of PE. The board unanimously
approved the policy.
In personnel, resignations included Judy White as middle school
newspaper sponsor and middle school academic team coach; Todd
Yates as high school boys track coach and Dara Stutler as
high school music/choral teacher.
Extracurricular recommendations approved were Debra Johnson as
elementary yearbook sponsor with Carla Holt as volunteer sponsor;
Anita Boggs as volunteer FFA sponsor; and Ryan Langferman as summer
weight lifting instructor.
In other business:
Text book adoptions, lab fees and text book rental fees
Field trip requests approved were the 8th grade trip to
Washington, D.C. in May 2011 and the SADD trip to Vincennes.
The board unanimously approved these fundraisers: 8th grade
raffle and chili supper; the middle school sale of cookie dough;
girls basketball team golf scramble; and the bands
sale of magazines.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
on Monday, July 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at the administrative office.