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SWSC approves resolution for proposed easement


The Southwest School Corp. Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting
on Wednesday, approving a resolution from Beam-Longest Neff concerning
a proposed easement that will be located on the edge of Sullivan High
School property along Section Street.

The board heard from City of Sullivan attorney Doug Followell, who told of their
plan to install additional drainage along Price Street from Broad
Street and crossing Section Street to the drainage ditch in question.

Followell told the board they had to submit their plans for a grant today.

The board unanimously approved.

“We have worked with them previously,” said SWSC assistant
superintendent Jon Stuckey, who was sitting in for SWSC superintendent
Chris Stitzle, who is in quarantine. “We have a good relationship with

The board approved the school plan to resume the current schedule to
have students in class, starting after Thanksgiving break on Nov. 30.

“We want to have our students in class,” said Stuckey. “We know that
COVID is increasing, but we want to do everything possible to have our
kids in school, safely.”

The board approved of a five-year contract with Hoosier Business
Machines for leasing a copier.

“This deal will save us $54,000 per year over the life of the
contract,” said Stuckey.

They also approved a $28,804 expenditure for a computer hardware and
software update with Performance Services.

“We will save 30% by doing this before Dec. 15,” Stuckey said.

The board approved any changes to be made in the Back to School Plans
and Winter Spectator Plans. Stuckey said they would be made public at
a later date.

Stuckey informed the board of the following donations:

• Sullivan Elementary School: Vicki Springer, $100 for Sock Drive for
Our Father’s Arms.

• Sullivan Elementary School: Amanda Wheeler, $30 for Sock Drive for
Our Father’s Arms.

• Sullivan Middle School: Blackbaud Giving Fund/Duke Energy, $41.68.

The board also approved one student transfer to Carlisle and another
one to Sullivan High School.

They approved a leave of absence for the second semester for bus
driver Nelson Brewer and a leave from her due date until the end of
the year for Kristen Wilson.

They approved the resignations of Amber Bonham, SHS instructional
aide, and Ericka Kendall, SWSC LPN.

The board also made the following recommendations at various schools
throughout the corporation including:

• Brian Martindale, volunteer sixth grade boys basketball, SES.

• Jared Earley, volunteer sixth grade girls basketball, SES.

• Luke McPhail, volunteer 7th-8th grade boys basketball, SMS.

• Sam Steimel, volunteer baseball, SHS.

• Mark Hiatt and Rob Monroe, archery sponsors, SWSC.

• Morgan Bell, Gary Ferree, Mike Harmon, Alex Grable, Jeremy
Whitkanack, Ashley Hedden and Kenny Hedden, archery volunteers, SWSC.

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