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June 15, 2013

Fountain Central welcomes teachers

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Southeast Fountain School Board approved the employment of four new teachers at the high school. They are: Aaron Warner, biology; Ashley Wehner, agriculture; Tyler Huckstep, chemistry; and Dustin Harkleroad, math.

The board also approved the resignation of Michael Trueblood as the high school principal, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Superintendent Doug Allison said Trueblood decided to return to the industrial work force and had accepted a leadership position with Flex N Gate of Urbana. Before becoming a teacher, Trueblood had worked at Flex N Gate.

The school board approved Patrick Culp as the new principal of Fountain Central with a contract through June 30, 2015. Culp had been the assistant principal at Fountain Central.

In other business, school board members:

-- Approved the retirement/resignation of Karen Peevler as an instructional assistant at the high school.

-- Approved the employment of Amie Bowling as guidance secretary at the high school.

-- Approved the contract for Brian Moore as director of student activities at Southeast Fountain School Corporation with a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2015.

-- Approved the contract for Diana Spence as elementary principal at Southeast Fountain Elementary School with a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2015.

-- Approved the contract for Jody Schmitt as elementary assistant principal at Southeast Fountain Elementary School with a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2015.

-- Approved the quote from Interstate Builders of West Lebanon in the amount of $121,739 for the football athletic facility.

--  Held the second reading of the Anaphylaxis Policy (Severe Reaction Policy) and then approved it in a 4-0 motion.

-- Approved the revised Random Drug Testing Policy Student Consent Form. Allison said the old consent form was not compatible with online registration and now it is.

-- Approved the elementary book fees for 2013-14 school year. Spence said book fees went down in all the grades except for third grade, which went up due to the incorporation of the ALEKS computer based math program.

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