The Morrisonville Board of Education met on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Unit Office. The following Board members were present: Ed Goebel, Dale Brockamp, Bob Gowin, Gerry Goebel, Bryan Fesser, Bobbie Harker and Kevin Moomey. Also present were Superintendent Gary DePatis and principals Ann Little and Christy Willman.
Principal Willman reported that the elementary enrollment is up by 24 students this year over last year and the Kindergarten class currently has 34 students. This is the reason that a full-time Kindergarten aide is being hired. Mrs. Willman also informed the board concerning some upcoming changes in the 0-3 grant which we currently have. Moving into the 2017-2018 school year, 0-3 grant programs will most likely be required to have 3 FTE staff for the grant to be eligible for the funding. This will require us to partner with other districts to meet this requirement. Mrs. Willman will be working on that throughout this school year to see what options there may be.
Principal Little reported that the enrollment at the Jr/Sr High School was up by 8 students over last year. Ms. Little also reported that the online registration went well. There were many people that had to complete the registration on computers at school, which had been set up for that purpose. We are hopeful that now that people know how the process works that the online registration will run even better next year. Ms. Little also reported on an adjusted schedule for the junior high and high school bands. The bands will meet over the lunch period with junior high meeting separately on 2 days a week and the high school band on 2 other days of the week. The bands will meet together on Wednesday each week. This was done in an attempt to allow better participation in the program and hopefully have it continue to grow.
Superintendent DePatis provided a tentative budget for FY17 to the Board. The budget will be approved at the September 15th meeting with a budget hearing set for the beginning of that meeting.
The following action was taken by the Board during the meeting.
The next regular Board meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM. There will be a budget hearing at the start of the meeting on the 15th.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 PM.