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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines


MITCHELL - DECEMBER 13, 2022 - The Mitchell Community School board approved pay schedules and benefits for food service staff and supervisors. According to Dr. Comer the pay schedules were lower than area school corporations making it difficult to fill some positions.

In other action:

  • The 2023 - 2024 school calendar was approved last night, with very few changes from last year's schedule. Fall break was moved up a week, and the schedule is in alignment with both Orleans and Shoals Community School systems.

  • The Mitchell Community School created a Change 2 Mind Club to help improve Mental Health and deal with stigmas associated with mental health. There has been great success within the North Lawrence Community School district with the club. This is in partnership with IU Health and Dr. Shipley who has overseen other similar clubs.

  • Mitchell Community School Transporation Department was given the authorization to bid out two school buses that are no longer any value to the corporation. Buses 24 and 35 will be bid out to for sale as surplus property.

The capital improvement projects continue to move forward at the Mitchell High School

  • Dr. Comer gave the board on Captial Improvement projects that are currently underway. The turf for both the baseball and softball fields should be ready for installation this week. Dr. Comer reports that the fieldhouse is still about two weeks behind schedule due to the delivery of the steel beams, However, the rest of the projects seem to be moving right along and on schedule.

  • The donation of Mr. Jan Lee of a motorized wheelchair for a student was acknowledged during the meeting, as well as the donation from Knights of Columbus was appreciated.

  • Mrs. Whitney Reed was recognized for her accomplishments and recently received a $4,000 grant from the College Player Football Playoff Foundation. Reed joins nine educators in being awarded the funding. Reed a STEAM and Collab teacher at Burris and Hatfield Elementary School is working to improve the classrooms and create more opportunities for students. This will fund eight new 3D printers for the classroom and students to utilize.

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