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MCCSC board members elect assistant secretary, confirm committee appointments

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The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees elected Ashley Pirani to be the board’s new assistant secretary and confirmed committee appointments during its first meeting of the year on Tuesday.  

Pirani was the former president of the Monroe County chapter of the National Organization for Women and the former Highland Park Elementary parent teacher organization president. She was elected to the MCCSC board to represent District 3 in 2022.  

Other positions on the board will remain the same from 2023: April Hennessey as president, Erin Cooperman as vice president and Ross Grimes as secretary. 

For new committee appointments in 2024: 

  • Ashley Pirani will serve as the Indiana School Boards Association legislative liaison, 
  • Erin Cooperman will serve on the Monroe County Community Schools Foundation Board,  
  • Sam Fleener will serve on the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission  
  • Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer will serve on the High Ability Task Force.  
  • Ross Grimes will serve on the Insurance Committee, which receives reports from MCCSC insurance carriers and monitors the insurance reserve fund 
  • Erin Wyatt will serve on the Health Council, which focuses on school health initiatives. 
  • Sam Fleener was appointed to the Monroe County Storm Water Advisory Board 
  •  Brad Lucas to the Monroe County Solid Waste Citizen's Advisory Committee. 
  • Jim Muehling, Sarah Rogers and Martha Street to the MCCSC Building Committee.  

During the meeting, Chief Financial Officer John Kenny also presented reports on the MCCSC’s financial condition, stating that it “shows no signs of financial distress,” and a report on the school corporation’s investments. 

Board members confirmed the meeting calendar for 2024 and January 2025, as well as resolutions surrounding board member compensation, online signature use and conflicts of interest. Members will receive $2,000 as a base salary, $112 per regular meeting and $62 for each additional meeting. 

The first regular MCCSC board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. 

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