The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 15, 2013

Fountain Central welcomes teachers

BY ROSE SCHMITT
Commercial-News

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.

-- Heard a commendation from Culp to Lauren Kerestes for an exceptional valedictorian speech that was well-thought out and respectful.

-- Learned from Spence that the IREAD3 re-test went well with 12 of the 14 re-testers passing. She said the two special education students also showed significant improvement even though they didn’t pass the test. Spence added that the success of the re-test was in large part due to Missy Duncan and Carmine Akers, who put the re-testers through two weeks of IREAD3 boot camp in preparation for the test.

-- Heard from Allison that the summer construction project is set to begin Monday in the high school band and chorus room.

What’s next

The Southeast Fountain School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. EDT July 11.