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South Harrison budget at $32M-plus

By a unanimous vote of school board members who were present, the South Harrison Community School Corp. voted in favor of the 2017 budget earlier this month during a fairly quick meeting at the Edmund (Ed) F. Schneider Administrative Center in Corydon.
The adopted tax rate for the proposal, voted on by Mary Mathes, Larry Hauswald, Barbara Smith, Karen Lopp and Diana Sailor (trustees Mindy Wibbels and Shelly Romero were absent), was $1.4250, which is up slightly from 2016’s rate of $1.4217.
The General Fund budget is $20,550,457; the Debt Service fund is $4,848,225; Capital Projects budget is $3,941,055; the transportation budget is $2,963,391; and the bus replacement line is $351,000. The total adopted budget is $32,654,128, and the adopted tax levy is $11,400,361.
In another matter Oct. 4, Jennie Capelle gave a brief update about College and Career Readiness at South Harrison.
Some 2,000 students, including those in grades 8 through 12 at South Harrison, from across the region attended the College Career and Technical Education Fair, which had 42 different vendors.
Fifteen students ‘ seven from South Central and eight from Corydon Central ‘ are taking part in the advanced manufacturing class. Those students were set to attend various manufacturing facilities on Oct. 25 for CCHS and Oct. 26 for SCHS.
To date, 71 students at CCHS and 38 at SCHS have signed up for the Pride Work Ethic Certificate, which includes job shadowing and other requirements to show potential employers students demonstrate good work ethics.
To start the meeting, Dr. Mark Eastridge, school superintendent, had a special recognition for Ella Bennett, a seventh grader at Corydon Central Junior High School who was selected to sing the national anthem at a National Basketball Association preseason game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
Several personnel changes were made at the meeting. They were, by building:
Corporation ‘ approved hiring of bus aide Tonya Abner.
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative ‘ approved hiring of homebound instructor Kathryn Crecelius.
Corydon Central High School ‘ approved hirings of custodian Andrea Adkins, instructional assistant/study hall supervisor Rebekah White and resignations of kitchen helpers Brenda Cochran and Jeanne Turley and teacher/high school Student Council sponsor Miranda Kellum.
Corydon Central Junior High School ‘ approved hirings of seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach Chase Best, junior high track boys’ track coach Brian LaHue and ‘ junior high newspaper sponsor Jason Timberlake and approved resignation of teacher Elizabeth Klein, seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach Daniel Waynescott and ‘ junior high newspaper sponsor Marcie Lear.
Corydon Elementary School ‘ approved resignation of custodian Richard Elder.
Heth-Washington Elementary School ‘ approved hiring of Title I Instructional Assistant Karen Saunders.
New Middletown Elementary School ‘ approved hirings of Title I Instructional Assistants Robin Allen and Jordan Lewis, resignation of custodian Thomas Bullen and transfer of cafeteria manager Jamie Newman.
South Central Elementary School ‘ approved hiring of Title I Instructional Assistant Diana Heinze.
South Central Junior-Senior High School ‘ approved hiring of high school drama coach Trena Raneigh Kincaid.
The board’s next meeting will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at South Central Elementary School.