The Carlisle School Board approved to purchase uniforms for the district spirit teams during its May 8 meeting. Terry McCallie, Bryan Oliger, C.J. Parker, Adam Ellis, Debbie Reid, Jereme Carter, Cliff Schafer and Superintendent Jason Clark were present for the meeting.

During the April board meeting, the board was approached with the suggestion of purchasing uniforms for the dance team and cheer squad, as done with most other district sports teams. Some of the questioning raised by the board was cost, how to offer a one size fits all option with fitted uniforms, how to define a uniform, if cost is keeping students from trying out and how to extend use of the uniforms. Assistant dance team sponsor Tammy Morgenstern and senior high cheer sponsor Lindsey Thaxton attended the meeting.

“It’s expensive, just like it is any other sport,” Thaxton said. “If you buy a uniform, you’re saving them about $250. I’m indifferent either way. “

Thaxton said while she can’t speak for the other spirit teams, the senior cheerleaders are given the opportunity to work off as much money as they would like to with fundraiser opportunities.

After additional discussion, the board unanimously voted to approved the purchase of 30 spirit team uniforms with $300 maximum per uniform, paid for through district funds.

In other business, following an hour executive session to discuss employee resignations and employment, the board moved into regular meeting and unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Melinda Brazeal as high school teacher at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, to hire Brad Slatton as high school coach/teacher, MaKayla Frazier as preschool aide, Nicole Stivers as special education teacher,Shirley Bryant as cafeteria worker , Lauren Henderson as high school teacher, Dallas Hermann as high school teacher, Alexis Rheinhardt as high school and to hire Lillian Hancock as high school teacher, all for the 2017-2018 school year.

Also during the meeting, superintendent Jason Clark discussed various forms of bullying and a proposal to combat bullying at the high school.

Mr. Clark provided administrative reports on the following: current job openings and wind damage.

Terry McCallie made a motion to adjourn at 10:32 p.m. C.J. Parker seconded and the motion passed. Ayes: all.

Also during the meeting, the board unanimously voted to:

- For the coming school year, adopt proposed certified personnel policy proposals, proposed classified personnel policy proposals, proposed certified salary schedule and proposed classified salary schedule all as presented

- Contract with Bawana Hooper for psychological examiner services and Allied Therapy for physical and occupational therapy services for the 2017-2018 school year

- Approve the 2017-2018 special education application

- Expel a male high school student for the remainder school year, for a severe violation of the CORE handbook, in accordance of with rule 13, assault/batter of the high school handbook.

The next regularly scheduled Carlisle School Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. June 12 in the administration building.