School Board Meeting, January 10, 2023

School Board Meeting, January 10, 2023

At the MSD of Decatur Township School Board Meeting on January 10, 2023, annual Board Reorganization took place. Mrs. Dawn Lee administered the Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Member, Chase Lyday and Re-elected Board Members, Judith Collins and Dale Henson. The following positions were determined through election and/or appointment:

Judith Collins - President

Larry Taylor- Vice President

Estella Vandeventer - Secretary

Kirk Farmer- Treasurer

Dawn Lee- Deputy Treasurer

Chase Lyday - Legislative Liaison

Judith Collins - SSSMC Advisory Board Member

Dale Henson - Foundation Advisory Member

School Board Members Oath of Office

Newly Elected Board Member Chase Lyday (left)

and Re-elected Board Members, Dale Henson (center) and Judith Collins (right)

take the Oath of Office, administered by Mrs. Dawn Lee. 


School Board Members
The MSD of Decatur Township School Board, 2023:

Left to Right: Judith Collins, Larry Taylor, Estella Vandeventer, Dale Henson, Chase Lyday


The Decatur Central High School Band program and Director, Tim Cox, were featured by Dr. Stephanie Hofer for the Decatur Proud Recognition. The DCHS Advanced Jazz Ensemble (Band #1) attended the first Butler University “Benny Golson” Jazz Festival in December. This was an "invitation only” event. Our DCHS students performed three pieces for a clinician and received professional level feedback in real time as they played. The clinician worked with the students immediately after they performed to perfect a few skills. Our students then attended a jazz improvisation clinic given by guest artist, Kirsten Edkins. Finally our students attended a concert featuring the Butler University Jazz band and Ms. Edkins. Three of our students received Outstanding Performance certificates (from the judge/clinician) for their performance that day:

• Grayson Devening - Trumpet 

• Ari Porter - Alto Sax

• Evan Miller - Drums

Evan also received one of two $450 scholarships to the Butler University Summer Jazz Camp for his outstanding performance. 

We are Decatur Proud of these students for their hard work and dedication!

Jazz Band Ensemble Students Recognized
Left to Right: Dr. Prusiecki, Evan Miller, Ari Porter, Judy Collins

Not pictured: Grayson Devening