Variety of topics discussed at school board meeting

On Tuesday October 27, a school board meeting was held in the Gibson Southern library.

A variety of topics were discussed, the middle school archery state champion was recognized, and multiple plans were approved.

President Steve Gruszewski called the meeting to order at 6:30. Secretary Conway Cox, Vice-President David Lewis, and member Janet McBee were some of the board of trustees present. 

Daegan Schafer, 2020 Indiana NASP middle school male state archery champion was recognized for his great accomplishment. 

“This is an unbelievable fleet by itself,” Superintendent, Dr. Stacey Humbaugh said.

Schafer shot a qualifying score of 294/300 to participate in the state tournament, which was held in South Gibson.

“This is almost unheard of in middle school and it was good enough to win the state tournament,” coach Tim Speedy said. 

The archery program was started by Speedy who approached Humbaugh multiple years ago. Since then, the program has grown tremendously, as there were 100 kids in the program last year and they expect more this year. Archery has been very successful in the past eight years with Speedy as their coach. 

The archery team has made state seven out of the eight years, the national finals six of those seven years, and the world finals six of those seven years. 

One of the plans approved during this meeting was the Capital Project Plan. This is a plan that budgets a certain amount of money that is available to be spent on certain projects. 

Some of the items in this plan include spending $800,000 to refresh the turf football fields at GSHS, $1,600,000 on the Haubstadt Community School roof, and $100,000 to remodel four classrooms at Fort Branch Community Schooll.

“I will make the motion to adopt the Capital Project Plan as advertised,” McBee said.

The plan was seconded by Lewis, and then approved. 

The Capital Project plan was not the only plan approved, the five year contract with Pepsi was approved along with the Bus replacement plan. These plans were both motioned, seconded, and then approved.