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School City of Hammond
Board of School Trustees

Anna Mamala, President -- Rebecca Ward, Vice-President -- Albertine M. Dent, Secretary
Deborah White, Member -- Cindy Murphy, Member

November 8, 2007

Special Recognition
Hammond Robotics Team
Team Hammond was recognized as Co-Recipient of the Chanute Prize, presented at the Society of Innovators 2007-2008 Induction Ceremony held on October18.

Special Presentation
Presentation to Elementary Schools
Superintendent Watkins, on behalf of Rep. Linda Lawson, stated each elementary school will be given one copy of the book, “Hoosier Heart,” a story about Hoosiers and the great state of Indiana. “Hoosier Heart” was written by Luke Messer and illustrated by Jennifer Messer. Rep. Lawson has donated this book for inclusion in the school’s Media Center.

Approval of Minutes
The Minutes of the October 23 Board Meeting were approved as recorded.

Recommendations of the Superintendent
The Board approved the following recommendations of the Superintendent on personnel; accounts payable voucher registers; declaration of an emergency to allow the use of Capital Project Emergency Funds to repair the Clark High School football field lights and approval of the quote from Emcor Hyre Electric Company for the sum of $4,750; approval of requests for Field Trip Approval: Kenwood Elementary School - Dunes Learning Center, 2/21/08 – 2/22/08 and Jefferson Elementary School - Dunes Learning Center, 12/6/07 – 12/7/07; approval of requests to accept Donations: Gavit Middle/High School - Take Charge of Education, $374.13, Jefferson Elementary School - Environmental Learning Center’s Adopt-A-School program, $1,235 and Harding Elementary School - Mr. Frank Mrvan, Jr., Two books for the School Library; approval of requests for Extra-Curricular Purchases: Hammond High School - Mums for Fundraiser from vendor Gardner’s, $557.35, Hammond High School - Volleyball Uniforms from vendor Santos Sports, $1,740.25, Harding Elementary School - Purchase of Dictionaries from Follet, $4,761.36, Gavit Middle/High School - Staff Polo Shirts from Quali-T, $660, Morton Elementary School - Portrait Booking Agreement from Inter-State Studio and Columbia Elementary School - Portrait Booking Agreement from Inter-State Studio; declare outdated, as of November 8, 2007, surplus technology equipment currently housed at the Hammond Area Career Center as having a market value that is less than the estimated cost of the sale and transportation of the property and that the equipment be recycled; enter into a contract with Brain Hurricane, a provider of Supplemental Education Services as required by No Child Left Behind; agreement between IUNW and SCH for Training of Social Worker Students; application by Scott Middle School for the GLEAMS (Great Lakes Educators of Aquatics and Marine Science) Grant for the amount of $200; submission of the Title IV, Part A Grant in the amount of $76,554 for 2007-2009; submission of the Elementary and Secondary Act, Title II, Part A Grant in the amount of $841,800 for 2007-2009; submission of the Title V, Part A Innovation Programs Grant in the amount of $29,170 for 2007-2009; and contract with the International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. for consulting projects for the 2007-2008 school year in the amount not to exceed $14,000 plus travel expenses.

Monday, November 19, 2007

7:00 P.M. -- Regular Meeting -- Eggers Middle School

Thursday, December 13, 2007
7:00 P.M. -- Regular Meeting -- Administration Center

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