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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PIKE TOWNSHIP Regular Meeting

May 27, 2021

The Board of Education of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center. Present at the meeting were: Dr. Terry Webster, Sr., Mrs. Regina Randolph, Mr. Alonzo Anderson, Ms. Veronica Ford, Ms. Nichole Kelley, Ms. Temeka Lomax, Mr. Larry Metzler, Board members; Dr. Flora J. Reichanadter, Superintendent. Mr. Chris Ludy, PCTA President, shared with the Board that he, along with Mr. Parquet, Dr. Bishop, and several of the bargaining team members, met to bargain the MOU stipend; an agreement was made. He asked the Board to approve the MOU on the meeting agenda.

Ms. Sarah Dorsey, Communications Officer, presented a district update to the Board:

• Fastenal, a local company in Pike Township, awarded a $5,000 grant to the school district.

• The YMCA will be working with our social workers to host a drive-thru back sack event in July. 700 of our students will receive backpacks and supplies for the new school year.

Dr. Reichanadter presented the MSD of Pike Township Years of Service Award to Ms. Mary Kay Hunt, Director of Instruction and Staff Development, and Mrs. Cindy Huffman, Director Curriculum/Programs, in recognition of their retirement.

Mrs. Pat Burton, Director of Student & Community Services, recognized the Classified Staff and Certified Staff Retirees by way of a slideshow presentation highlighting staff names, their building location, and their years of service to the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township.

Mrs. Pat Burton asked Mrs. Raykisha Robinson/Blanden, to the podium. Mrs. Blanden, Director of the Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center (NJELC), presented the Superintendent’s Above and Beyond award to Naidne Gustin-Billinski and Crystal Stubbs for their unwavering commitment to the students at NJELC. Dr. Reichanadter presented the Superintendent’s Above & Beyond Award to Mrs. Ayana Wilson-Coles, for her phenomenal leadership in the classroom as well as her hard work as the lead person for our MSD of Pike Township, Building Level Equity Facilitator.

Dr. Flora Reichanadter, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maggie Bishop, Assistant Superintendent of

Secondary Education, and Dr. Larry Young, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, presented the School Update to the Board. They informed the Board of the following:

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Dr. Bishop – Enrollment, ADM, Attendance, Curriculum, and Instruction: 2020-2021 Enrollment: 10,829

• 2021-2022 Virtual Enrollment o 538 virtual

o 4245 enrolled o 13% virtual

• Summer Adventure enrollment is now up to 1,187 and is expected to reach 1,200 by the week’s end. • Led by the school Librarians, we have also published Summer Learning Activity Calendars for all

students. They can access them through Canvas or through a direct link on the district website. • The third professional development session to assist the Summer Advantage teachers had 72 in attendance. The lessons are project based with a problem to solve which ties critical stance of Enduring Principles and makes them applicable to learning.

• Middle School and High School teachers have been collaborating throughout the school year and will be finalizing their Curriculum Maps in June.

Dr. Larry Young – Operations, COVID-19, Back to School Plan, Health, and Safety: Operations

• Received 8 new buses this week as part of the district’s bus replacement plan

• Transportation department will host a Bus Driver Job Fair from 8-12:00 p.m. on June 2nd • Summer school routes are complete

• HB 1063 requires the creation of a “Stop the Bleed” program in school districts. This includes the training of at least 5 individuals per building.

o This week 5 new Pike nurses were trained on the ABC’s of Stop the Bleed: A=ALERT the authorities by calling 911, B=Identify the location of the BLEED, C=Apply

COMPRESSION

o The outstanding training was provided by Mr. Larry Gaston, EMS Division Officer for the Pike Township Fire Department, and proud Pike graduate!

In addition to the recent recognition and story from WRTV, WISH-TV recognized on May 26th Pike High School for its successful Pre-Collegiate Initiative which focuses on getting students to and through college with a focus on HBCUs. https://www.wishtv.com/news/multicultural-news/pikes-pre-collegiate-initiative-designed-to-help-students-go-to-college/

Marion County returned to blue

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• Summer facilities/construction projects

o Fishback Creek Public Academy- exterior roof restoration o Lincoln Middle School- performing arts area remodeling o District-Wide- touch-up painting restoration

COVID-19

• The following guidelines are considerations for summer school: o Use of desk shields upon parental or staff request o Continuation of current cleaning protocols

o Continuation of additional handwashing and social distancing o Continuation of COVID-19 tracking and reporting protocols

o Allowance of the use of gymnasiums, related arts rooms, and other spaces previously not used

Recommendations for Summer School

o Masks guidelines per MCPHD, currently all are wearing masks. o Use of desk shields upon parental or staff request

o Continuation of current cleaning protocols

o Continuation of additional handwashing and social distancing o Continuation of COVID-19 tracking and reporting protocols

o Allowance of the use of gymnasiums, related arts rooms, and other spaces previously not used

The Minutes of the Board of Education Regular Meeting held on May 13, 2021, having been circulated among members of the Board of Education, Ms. Kelley moved:

They be approved as written.

Mr. Metzler seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.

The Minutes of the Board of Education Special Board Meeting held on May 21, 2021, having been circulated among members of the Board of Education, Vice President Randolph moved:

They be approved as written.

Ms. Ford seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.

The Superintendent recommended the Human Resources Report be approved as presented and placed on file in the office of the Director of Human Resources.

Mr. Metzler moved:

The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

Ms. Ford seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. President Webster combined the following items as one action:

D. Approval of the Pike High School New Course Request E. Request for Approval of Grant Applications

The Superintendent recommended the following items

D. Approval of the Pike High School New Course Request E. Request for Approval of Grant Applications

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be approved as presented and placed on file in the office of the Director of Curriculum & Programs. Ms. Lomax moved:

The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. President Webster combined the following items as one action:

F. Approval of the MOU for Pandemic Staff Stipends G. Resolution for Pandemic Staff Stipends

H. Claims and Allowances I. Contracts

Professional Services

• Arts for Learning……… Summer Adventure Program • Strategic Intervention Solutions.. Summer ElevatED presenter • The STEM Connection………. Summer enrichment activities • Snapology Indy West ... … Summer adventure Program (GCES) • Dawn Huffman……… Speech Language Pathologist Software/Technology Licensing

Rosetta Stone………Language lessons (Spanish, French, German, English) NWEA ... … Growth assessments

• Voyager Sopris Learning ... … MS growth assessments • LessonPix……….Creation of visual supports tool

• Accelerations Ed Software… Academic practice for Exceptional Learners and Core • Learning Without Tears ... … Keyboarding curriculum

The Social Express……… Social Skills Instruction Don Johnston……… ELA Curriculum Support • Pro-Ed Inc……… Reading curriculum

• Learning.com……… K-12 Digital literacy curriculum • Dreambox……… Math Curriculum Support

• SuperDuper……….. Hearbuilder Exceptional Learners Assistive Tech Professional Organization

IACTED Dues CTE organization dues (PHS) J. Donations

Urban Collaborative @ ASU….. Grubhub certificate (ASC) • Geico ... … Paint for Art Classes (GCMS)

• Sherma Jackson ... … Cash for Social Worker’s ECA Fund (GCMS) • Donor’s Choose ... … Flexible Seating (GCMS)

The Superintendent recommended the following items F. Approval of the MOU for Pandemic Staff Stipends G. Resolution for Pandemic Staff Stipends

H. Claims and Allowances I. Contracts

Professional Services

• Arts for Learning……… Summer Adventure Program • Strategic Intervention Solutions.. Summer ElevatED presenter • The STEM Connection………. Summer enrichment activities • Snapology Indy West ... … Summer adventure Program (GCES) Dawn Huffman……… Speech Language Pathologist Software/Technology Licensing

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• NWEA ... … Growth assessments • Voyager Sopris Learning ... … MS growth assessments • LessonPix……….Creation of visual supports tool

Accelerations Ed Software… Academic practice for Exceptional Learners and Core • Learning Without Tears ... … Keyboarding curriculum

• The Social Express……… Social Skills Instruction • Don Johnston……… ELA Curriculum Support • Pro-Ed Inc……… Reading curriculum

Learning.com……… K-12 Digital literacy curriculum Dreambox……… Math Curriculum Support

SuperDuper……….. Hearbuilder Exceptional Learners Assistive Tech Professional Organization

• IACTED Dues CTE organization dues (PHS) J. Donations

• Urban Collaborative @ ASU….. Grubhub certificate (ASC) • Geico ... … Paint for Art Classes (GCMS)

Sherma Jackson ... … Cash for Social Worker’s ECA Fund (GCMS) Donor’s Choose ... … Flexible Seating (GCMS)

be approved as presented and placed on file in the office of the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Metzler moved:

The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. Board Member Items

Ms. Lomax congratulated the students, staff, and administrators on a phenomenal school year. Mr. Metzler encouraged everyone to have a great summer.

Ms. Ford shared that she attended the Urban League Forum; Dr. Reichanadter, Mrs. Alyssa Johnson, and Dr. Pat Payne were the featured presenters. The topic was School Equity. Ms. Ford shared with everyone that Dr. Reichanadter is applauded and recognized in the community for the equity learning opportunities

introduced/placed in the district.

Vice President Randolph expressed her appreciation to everyone on the successful completion of a challenging school year due to COVID.

Mr. Anderson informed the Board of a news article about Dr. Ruth Woods and her outstanding work with the Pike High School students. In addition, he congratulated Mrs. Cindy Huffman and Ms. Mary Kay Hunt on their retirement.

Ms. Kelley congratulated the retirees. She encouraged the teachers to relax and enjoy the summer. She urged the students to be safe. She heard about Dr. Reichanadter’s fantastic presentation during the Urban League Forum. Ms. Kelley expressed her appreciation to Dr. Reichanadter on representing our school district at the forum. Job well done!

Dr. Reichanadter thanked the Board for the recognition. She shared that she has received phones call from people who are hearing about Pike and wanted to know more. Also, she reminded the Board of the upcoming Pike High School graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 3rd.

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Dr. Reichanadter shared how a call was made during the regional track meet without seeing what happened, disqualifying the men’s 4x4; however, there is no mechanism within IHSAA to change what happened even though the official admitted he was wrong.

President Webster congratulated the retirees and wished them well.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m. In-person and/or Remote Attendees:

Dr. Maggie Bishop, Dr. Larry Young, Mrs. Megan Ahlers, Mrs. Pat Burton, Mr. David Holly, Mrs. Cindy Huffman, Ms. Mary Kay Hunt, Mrs. Krista Kelly, Mr. Eric Parquet, Mr. Todd Riker, Dr. Curtis Wright, Mr. Jameel Adams, Mr. Mike Bankert, Mrs. Ayana Wilson-Coles, Ms. Sarah Dorsey, Ms. Pam Guevara, Mrs. Martie Hoofer, Ms. Alissa Lowry, Mr. Chris Ludy, Mrs. Lisa Steele, staff. Mr. Earl Chaney, Mr. Rob Hedding, Mr. Steve Hoofer; were also present.

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