He said the school board will hold a special meeting Jan. 28 to adopt a resolution to place the resolution on a ballot. The following day it’ll be sent to the state Department of Local Government Finance, which will review the resolution language and respond to the corporation within 10 days.
The next step will be to certify the resolution with the approved verbiage to the Daviess County Clerk’s Office. In February and March, Madison will meet with the Election Board to organize and schedule the election.
“The corporation pays for it,” Madison said. “The county clerk thinks we should be able to do it for well under $1,000.”
Public notice will be published April 15, and the special election will be held May 7 with the same hours and polling places as a regular election. Only citizens residing within Barr-Reeve Community Schools Corporation boundaries will vote, so there will be only three voting sites.
In the meantime, there will be opportunities for voters to learn more about the issue.
“We want to provide forums for people to find out as much as possible,” he said. “We want to be as transparent as possible.”
Under personnel, the board accepted five new retirement requests, bringing the total to seven teachers who will retire at the end of the year. New junior high science teacher Trey Showalter was approved as the junior high science academic bowl coach. And custodian Jeff Knepp’s resignation was accepted.
Spring ECA coaches were approved as follows: Nathan Lester, varsity baseball coach; Jarod Miller, junior varsity baseball coach; Eric Yoder, high school baseball assistant; Brian Wagler, volunteer baseball assistant; Chris Winkler, junior high baseball; Josh Swartzentruber, junior high baseball assistant; Kevin Wood, junior high volunteer baseball assistant; Darren Kenney, varsity softball coach; Aubrey Barnard, high school softball assistant; Jeff Jones, Dave Kavanaugh and Mike Pruett, volunteer high school softball coaches; Tony Graber, junior high softball coach; Mandy Hannah, girls varsity tennis coach; Ashley Seal, girls high school tennis assistant; and Kelsie Miller, girls junior high tennis coach.