10/01/12 The Plymouth School Board will meet on Tuesday, October 2 at the Administration Board Room on Berkley St. The regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Board will also hold an executive session one hour prior to the regular meeting.

Although the regularly scheduled meeting is open to the public, comments from the audience are limited to agenda items. Public comments are taken at the both the beginning and ending of each meeting.

The Consent Agenda portion of the meeting will cover monthly claims and reports of resignations, retirements, leave requests, appointments and transfers. During the September meeting of the Board, it was decided that a new line of Elimination Positions be added. Superintendent Daniel Tyree explained that previously those positions were listed under Terminations. He said using Eliminated Positions would show the loss from grants and other funding sources as opposed to the Plymouth Schools terminating individuals for other reasons. Other items in the section include student activity requests, donation reports, fund raiser requests, QSCB (Qualified School Construction Bonds) affidavit, and non resident student admissions for the 2012-2013 school. Both the Plymouth High School Speech and Debate Team overnight trips and Lincoln Junior High 8th grade overnight trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2012-2013 school year will be considered.

Under Business Transactions, the Board members will consider the ratification of the Master Contract, enrollment reports, and Athletic Council and Athletic Department reports.

Additional reports will be heard concerning the GED (General Educational Development) and Adult Basic Education Programs, United Way Grant Allocations Committee, and Lincoln Junior High ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) scores and Plymouth High School ECA (End of Course Assessments) scores. Under the same heading, the agenda lists consideration of borrowing funds as well.

Tyree will be seeking approval of the Evaluation Model used to evaluate superintendents. The Board had previously adopted the state RISE model for teachers and principals within the system as required by the Indiana Department of Education for all Indiana public and charter schools.

The Board will also consider the adoption of the 2013 Budget, Capital Project Fund, and Bus Replacement Fund.

Carol Anders Correspondent