School Board recap


Compiled by Maggie Smith

What happened: The board voted to approve Superintendent Nicholas Wahl’s recommendation to move the teachers’ Professional Day scheduled for Jan. 6, 2014, to the day immediately following the last student day, which will be May 30, 2014, if snow days don’t affect the calendar.

What it means: Teachers, administrators and staff will not report to Carmel Clay schools on Jan. 6, 2014, as previously scheduled, but will report on May 30, 2014, or the day following the last student day in 2014.

What’s next: No further action needed.


What happened: The board approved changes to the operations policies and bylaws, the district’s weapons policies and the district’s anti-bullying policies.

What it means: After legal review, small changes were made to the district’s weapons policies to incorporate state and federal laws that have been passed. Specifically, four exemptions were added to the policy that pertains to the general public. The following people may possess a firearm on school property without committing a felony: a law enforcement officer; a person who may legally possess a firearm and has been authorized by the board to do so; a person who may legally possess a firearm and possesses a firearm in operating a motor vehicle in transporting a person to and from school; a resource officer. To improve the district’s anti-bullying efforts, the district will provide training to students and staff in all grades. Also, the district will inform the parents of all students involved in alleged incidents and may discuss the availability of counseling and other intervention services.

What’s next: No further action needed.


What happened: The board released its 2014 calendar for workshops and regular sessions.

What it means: Regular board meetings will be held on the fourth Monday night of each month with the exception of May and December. The board will meet May 19 and Dec. 16. Board workshops will be held on the second Monday of each month with the exception of April, May and December.

What’s next: To access the board’s meeting schedule visit

Current Morning Briefing Logo

Stay CURRENT with our daily newsletter (M-F) and breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox for free!

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Current Publishing, 30 S. Range Line Road, Carmel, IN, 46032, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact