HSE School Board meeting recap


Compiled by James Feichtner

Event: A meeting of the Hamilton Southeastern School Board was held on April 13, 7 p.m. at the HSE Administration Office.

What happened: The HSE Snapshots of Success honorees for April 13 were presented to the council. Those presented were students of teacher David Young’s broadcast journalism class.

Why it matters: The students created a video that showcases HSE school districts different schools from corporation-wide, elementary, intermediate, junior high, and high school vantage points. The productions will be featured on the school corporation website and used in future public relations efforts.

The three student teams included:

Team one – Gentry Hudson, Bryce Reif, and Jona Mathioudakis

Team two – Maddy Spilker, Noah Sandel, Marie Drascic, and Meg McMahon

Team three – Josh Liebeno, Grant Johnson, Brady Hoffman, and Drew Lima

To view an extended preview of the production, visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/about/overview.aspx


What happened: A new assistant HSE Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction of was announced at the school board meeting. Hamilton South Eastern welcomed Dr. Janice Combs to their staff.

Why it matters: The school board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Combs to the new position. Dr. Combs will soon take on the role as assistant superintendent. Her role will begin June 1, 2015.


What happened: Performance services updated the board on their three-year progress of energy cost savings for HSE district schools.

Why it matters: The $3 million project had work completed in several schools in 2011 and was guaranteed to reduce energy costs by $1 million per year. The project involved modifying HVAC systems, upgrading and reprograming systems to optimize efficiency, install more energy efficient equipment, such as high-efficiency boilers and lighting, and fixing program errors within the current system. As of 2014 project savings were approximately $5,280,000.


What happened: A motion to approve the re-roofing project of Fishers elementary headed by Moisture Management was suggested to the council. The motion was approved.

Why it matters: The current single-ply roofing system on the school was inspected in February and determined that is was in need of replacement. Parts of the roof, sections number four and five, were dated back to 1990 and had outlived its original service life. Previous maintenance was done on roof section numbers one, two and three in 2009. This newly approved maintenance will bring the entire roofing system up to a warrantable state.

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