The Area 30 Board of Directors met early Tuesday morning to discuss several routine issues such as report filings and upcoming conferences.
Area 30 will soon be working with guidance counselors from area schools to review the reporting process.
"These reports represent all of the students who are taking career and tech education classes," explained Executive Director Lora Busch. "It is reported to the department of education and the Department of Workforce Development."
There will be a counselor meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to discuss any changes that may have occurred as the 30-A report is due no later than Oct. 19.
Area 30 will also be putting several items up for auction that are considered surplus.
Busch informed the board that although Superintendent and Board President Carrie Milner will be going through some of the items, Jeff Rich of Auction Services will include the surplus items in a weekly auction held in Cloverdale.
The board approved the submission of a grant application for a Perkins Mini Grant. The purpose of the grant is to improve CTE participation and completion by special populations, which are defined by Perkins.
These funds will be used to develop and publish program brochures and provide professional development. Area 30 will be applying for a $7,000 grant.
"We want to publish individual program brochures as well as one for Area 30," explained Busch. "There are 13 grants available and 41 technical schools in Indiana."
The grant will also be used as a stipend for a teacher to supervise and instruct in a PLATO lab setting for four hours a week. All students would be invited to come to the lab before or after school hours.
Busch also informed the board about the National CTE Conference held in Atlanta on Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Area 30 has previously attended the conference for several years.
It was asked that the board consider approving four to six staff members to attend the conference.
Travel would be paid by Perkins and corporation travel funds.
The director will seek approval at the October meeting.
Several students will soon be attending a Student Leadership Conference following the boards approval on Tuesday.
Two Area 30 instructors, Amber Pittman and Zane Earles will take as many as 28 students to attend the conference in Bloomington on Oct. 9-10.
Students will pay for their own room and meals for a cost of $100 each.
An agreement was signed between Area 30 and Operation Life to ensure instruction is provided fro the EMS program.
Although, there has always been an agreement in place it has never been in writing.
Finally, the board approved the hiring of Eleanor Howard as an ABE/GED assistant.
The next board meeting date is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.