IL June Board Meeting

IL June Board Meeting
Posted on 06/25/2019
This is the image for the news article titled IL June Board MeetingThe Indian Lake Board of Education recently met for the regular June meeting. 
Local farmer and IL parents Kyle and Hillary Knief presented the Indian Lake Music Boosters, Indian Lake Band Director Jason Fauley and Superintendent Rob Underwood a grant check for $2,500 from the Bayer Fund. Each year the America's Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. 
With more than 170 students participating in band programs at ILMS and ILHS, more instruments are needed. The money will be used to purchase new instruments to replace worn out ones and buy more to accommodate the record number of music students. 
In other business, Superintendent Underwood gave the board an update on summer projects happening on campus. He says projects involving carpet, gutters, lighting, asphalt, the ILES envelope and gym floors are moving forward as scheduled. Underwood recognized the Transportation Department as well, after bus inspectors found no citations in a recent annual inspection. In addition, Underwood explained that approximately 50 new cameras will be installed throughout campus, inside and out, thanks to a Bureau of Workers Compensation grant. The district will match one third of that grant for a $13,000/$37,000 split. 
Treasurer Coleen Reprogle gave a financial update explaining that it appears state funding will be frozen at the 2019 level for the next two years. She will know for sure once the Ohio legislature approves the budget later this month.  
Finally, the board approved minor changes to the district's emergency management plan as mandated by the state.