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Eastern Greene School Board selects Adams as president

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Eastern Greene Board of School Trustees President Mike Adams, at right, confers with outgoing president Donnie James prior to Monday night's meeting.
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EASTERN HEIGHTS ---- The Eastern Greene Board of School Trustees selected rural Solsberry resident Mike Adams to lead the board in 2013.

Adams, an Indiana State Police trooper and two-year board member, was unanimously selected president during Monday night's re-organizational meeting.

Adams, who also serves as a high school varsity assistant football coach, succeeds Donnie James, who has served the last two years as board president.

Four Eastern Greene School Board members took oaths of office Monday night which were administered by corporation treasurer Marilyn Burch, in the foreground. The board members sworn in include, from left: Duane Long, Troy Fields, Donald Roberts and Shelly Patterson.
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The new president said James has done a good job.

"I hope I can fill the shoes and do what Donnie (James) has done so well," Adams told the Greene County Daily World. "He's done it for two years and I hope I can do it half as good a job as he's done and try and keep us all going forward and doing the best we can."

Shelly Patterson, who is starting her second term on the board, was elected vice president.

Martha Miller, a second-year board member, was named board secretary.

Four recently elected board members -- incumbents Troy Fields and Shelly Patterson and new members Duane Long and Donald Roberts -- were administered oaths of office by corporation treasurer Marilyn Burch.

Each will serve a four-year term.

New board member Long was named as the board's legislative liaison. In the position, he will receive correspondence from the Indiana School Board Association on pending legislation and lobbying efforts during the session of the Indiana General Assembly and relay information to board members.

Board member Roberts was named the board's policy liaison.

In other annual appointments, Burch was selected as corporation treasurer and Barb Cave was named as deputy treasurer.

Bloomington lawyer Thomas Bunger was retained as school attorney -- a position he has held for a number of years, but the board has never formally made it an annual appointment, according to Supt. Ty Mungle.

The board has made a change in the time for its monthly meetings.

The board will continue to meet on the second Monday monthly, but the start time has been switched from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The salary of board members will remain at $2,000 annually.

The board approved continued annual membership in the the Southern Indiana Education Center; The Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Martin, Greene Joint Services Cooperative; Hoosier Hills Vocational Cooperative; Indiana School Boards Association; Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents; and the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Supt. Mungle was named as the board's representative to administer federal programs and well as being the board's appointee to the Hoosier Heartland Trust, the Southern Indiana Trust, ESCRFT Board and the Midwest Natural Gas Cooperative.

During the regular monthly meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Tessa Schilling as school nurse, effective January 10.

The board also approved a three-year contract with SharpSchool for the school's website development, replacing Tri-Star.

Director of Learning Maggie Dainton told the board that Sharp, a Canadian-based website developer, had by far the best price for its serve among those that quoted prices to the district. The board will have user friendly editing options to change website content from the central office with the new firm

Cost will be $360 annually.

The board approved the annual contract for the CBIZ Asset Inventory and Appraisal Service.

Supt. Mungle told the board this service is required by the State Board of Accounts.

Middle School Principal Doug Lewis announced that the annual Scrabble Team Fundraising Auction will be conducted Jan. 24 in the middle school, starting at 5 p.m.

Bids on silent auction items will be received until about 7:30 p.m.

The annual a meeting of the Eastern Greene School Board of Finance was also conducted after the regular meeting.

Board member Shelly Patterson was elected president, with Martha Miller selected to serve as secretary.

The finance board meeting was followed by an executive session to discuss pending litigation on the high school construction project and personnel matters.

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Congratulations going out to all, w/special appreciation to MARTHA MILLER & SHELLY PATTERSON for their many years of dedicated service to our school, and particularly, our students. :) GO THUNDERBIRDS!!

-- Posted by MsUnderstood13 on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 10:56 PM

The last five or six years the Eastern Greene School board, and administration have done an outstanding job, cleaning up after years of total neglect of the building/grounds and the community it serves. Some that strive to make Eastern Greene a better school often remain in the background, and do not seek the public's eye. Those people have a goal to improve the school, ask for nothing in return. They don't try and get their names in the paper every meeting. For those board members who want to pat themselves on the back, and then write a comment thanking themselves should be ashamed!

-- Posted by tbirdfan on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 7:00 PM

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