Susan Haynes honored by Mooresville school board after receiving Mooresvillian of the Year
MOORESVILLE — Susan Haynes wears several hats in the Mooresville community.
Not only is she the Communications Director for the Mooresville Consolidated School Corp., but is also currently serving as the Executive Director for Churches in Mission — an organization that has assisted Morgan County's most vulnerable residents for more than 30 years.
Recently, Haynes was selected as Mooresvillian of the Year by the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce.
At the start of its meeting on Tuesday, April 12, the MCSC board took time to honor Haynes.
"Susan has done a great job putting together communications for our school system and also working with the churches in town," MCSC Superintendent Randy Taylor said. "A lot of people don't realize how much activity goes on in a school system when it comes to communication."
Taylor noted Haynes had been in his office to discuss important communications nearly every morning for the past two years.
He also mentioned Haynes had worked incredibly hard during the pandemic to make sure the communications throughout the district truthful and comprehensive.
"I appreciate the recognition from the school board and the community," Haynes said. "I'm blessed to be part of two great organizations and humbled to be named among such a prestigious group of local citizens."
During its regular meeting, the board approved to continue an insurance contract with Mayfield Insurance. The premium for the year would be $454,865.
Associate Superintendent Dr. Jake Allen noted the increase came from things like adding artificial turf to the soccer field and outstanding claims. The board unanimously approved the contract.
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The board also approved to replace the HVAC system in the education center. The amount for the project would not exceed $875,000, and the money will come from federal ESSER funds received over the past few years.
The board heard a motion for a common school fund loan for 2022 which would be used to refresh 1,200 student chromebooks and making other important technological upgrades in the districts virtual infrastructure.
The board unanimously approved the loan application.
Taylor requested board approval for a lease agreement with UTS Construction Services LLC for the old transportation center located at 173 Indianapolis Road. The lease was unanimously approved.
Bids for an after school latchkey program and for food service providers were also heard and approved. Mooresville parks was named as the provider for the after school program.
The board heard and approved a resolution to support acting military families and veterans, as well as connecting them to resources. This resolution served as part of an application process for the Indiana Department of Education's designation of the high school as being a school that have displayed significant commitment to service members, students, and families.
Other board agenda items included the approval of minor changes to the student handbook for 2022, as well as the salvage of several cafeteria tables and chairs that were no longer needed due to the high school cafeteria renovations.
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Board Vice President Matt Saner suggested the tables and chairs may be useful to Mooresville Parks for use in their recreational programs for the summer.
The next regular meeting of the school board will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 11 W. Carlisle St., Mooresville.
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