Brownstown school board takes steps to fund elementary projects


BROWNSTOWN — The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of school trustees recently approved three resolutions related to the financing of projects to upgrade the HVAC system and construct a gymnasium at Brownstown Elementary School.

The first resolution determining the need for the projects was unanimously approved by the board on a motion by Trustee Scott Shade that was seconded by Trustee Paul Borden during the board’s monthly meeting at the administration building.

The second resolution approving the form of the lease passed unanimously on a motion by Trustee David Martin, which was seconded by Trustee Steve Ritter, while the third resolution reapproving the formation of a building corporation passed unanimously on a motion by Shade seconded by Trustee Jerry Hounshel.

The building corporation will issue bonds for work and then hold the lease on the gymnasium until the corporation repays the bonds.

In other matters, trustees approved four emergency allocations totaling $39,342.22, leaving a balance of $31,811.61 in that account, Assistant Superintendent Jade Peters told trustees.

The first emergency allocation of $2,951.47 was paid to TK Elevator Corp. of Indianapolis for elevator repairs at the middle school, while the second was to Harrell-Fish Inc. of Bedford for $21,140.75 for HVAC repairs at the middle school and gas line installations for biology and chemistry classrooms at the high school.

The third emergency allocation was $4,850 to Burch’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning of Brownstown for a sewer line repair at the high school, and the fourth one for $10,400 was paid to SystemMax of Louisville, Kentucky, for speaker repair at the high school. Trustee Clayton Beard’s motion to pay those bills was seconded by Hounshel and unanimously approved by the board.

Trustees also unanimously approved the resignations/terminations of Heather Williams, a special needs aide at the high school, and Kristen Hollenbaugh, a sixth grade English teacher and yearbook sponsor at the middle school.

Appointments approved by the board include Hanna Hunsucker, fourth grade teacher; Susan Lawson, middle school yearbook sponsor; Shelby Stuckwisch, volunteer girls golf assistant coach at the high school; Caroline Hahn, special needs aide at the high school; Ashlyn Reynolds, instructional aide at the elementary school; Brian Reaser, volunteer high school boys tennis assistant coach; Matt Christian, middle school cross country coach; Connor Gwin, volunteer middle school boys tennis coach; and Lyle Lingenfelter, volunteer high school girls golf assistant coach.

July payroll claims of $1,132,882.93 also were approved along with regular claims of $85,873.17.

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