The Board of School Trustees meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Educational Services Center at 7 p.m., has been cancelled due to the death of Board member Gary Fox's father.
Contact Information Donna Humes, Administrative Assistant to the School Board firstname.lastname@example.org
The Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees is composed of seven members who serve four-year, staggered terms. Larry Beehler, K. Jaye Galloway, Gary Fox, Randy Leliaert, Chris Riley, Larry Romero, and Jamie Woods make up the Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees.
Front row (left to right): Jaye Galloway, Dr. Jerry Thacker, Larry Beehler. Back row (left to right): Larry Romero, Gary Fox, Randy Leliaert, Jamie Woods, and Chris Riley
The Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, with the exception of the months of April, June, July, September, and December (use the box on the right - School Board Information - Meeting Dates - to navigate to our Meeting Dates for the 2012-2013 school year).
Regular meetings are held at the administrative offices public meeting room at the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka. Members of the P-H-M community are always welcome to attend public meetings of the P-H-M Board. Special Meetings and Executive Sessions are held on an as-needed basis.
The goal of the governance model is to focus the entire school district - from school board members to administrators, teachers, parents, students and support staff - on the mission of improving student learning. By adopting a Board Governance Compact that clearly supports learning and demands accountability, the board is able to stay the course and set an example that is communicated throughout the district and results in record gains in student achievement. The Governance Compact demonstrates that a climate of accountability starts at the top. The Governance Compact was adopted in June 2000.
P-H-M Board of School Trustees Governance Compact Goals
The goals of the P-H-M Board of School Trustees are as follows:
Goal 1 - Learning being the priority of our schools, Penn-Harris-Madison is accountable for the continuous progress of all students as they work to attain the knowledge and skills as outlined in the P-H-M Student Profile of a Graduate.
Measurements: Level Testing, ISTEP+, nationally normed tests, CRT data, Writing Assessments and Portfolios, SAT/ACT scores, AP/honors participation, graduation rates, discipline referrals, participation rates in post high school education, satisfaction ratings on student surveys, and vocational success after high school or college.
Goal 2 - Resources for learning in the form of programs, personnel, time, materials, equipment, facilities, and training will be assigned on the basis of fulfilling the learning mission of continuous progress for each and every student. This goal will be executed within funding limits.
Measurements: To have a balanced budget as determined by the Board of School Trustees per available revenues and expenditures, state allowed fund transfers, and board approved spend-down of available cash reserves. Referendums as needed to determine community's limit on funding and five-year financial forecast updated annually.
Goal 3 - Foster customer service and positive public relations.
Measurements: To create an inviting climate in our schools, personalize school experiences for our students, and market a positive image of the school corporation.
2012 Budget Work Session for Budget Year 2013
Members of the Business Services Department, including Dr. Denise Seger, associate superintendent, Mr. Alex Newman, business manager, Mrs. Dawn Bachtel, accounting coordinator, and Mrs. Lisa Zachary, administrative assistant, presented Penn-Harris-Madison's budget to the school board for the year beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013 during their annual Budget Work Session held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Educational Services Center. The public is always invited to attend the annual Budget Work Session. Here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation Dr. Seger and her staff presented at this year's Budget Work Session - 2013 Budget Work Session.
Annual Instructional Work Session for 2012
On September 10, 2012 members of the Penn-Harris-Madison Learning Division comprised of Dr. Kay Antonelli, assistant superintendent, Mrs. Heather Short, director of professional development and student learning, and Mrs. Carolyn Palonis, administrative assistant, presented a detailed review of the student achievement data for the 2011-2012 school year. The presentation included a review of primary assessments such as DIBELS [Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills], MAP [Measures of Academic Progress], ISTEP+ [Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress Plus] results, high school assessments such as ACT [American College Testing], SAT [Scholastic Aptitude Test], ECA [End of Course Assessment], federal and state measures, and other assessments used throughout the P-H-M district. The public is always invited to attend the annual Instructional Work Session. Here is an Executive Summary of the Annual Student Achievement Report for 2011-2012.