April 4, 2002

SCR-I Board Of Education Awards Cement Contract At March Meeting

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education worked through a relatively light agenda for the March 28 meeting with only six items of business requiring votes.

The lone matter under old business was the opening of cement bids for the 2002-2003 building trades house. Two bids were received for the work.

Hamlin Construction of Edina submitted a bid to do the work at a cost of $25,485. The second bid came from Fender's Masonry and Concrete, of Kirksville, at the cost of $28,750. The board voted 7-0 to accept the low bid of $25,485 from Hamlin Construction.


The board regretfully accepted a letter of resignation from instructor Julie Clapp. The resignation is effective at the end of the school year. Clapp indicated she will continue to work in the education field, taking a position with the Regional Professional Develop-ment Center at Truman University in Kirksville.

Board Reorganization

The board scheduled a re-organizational meeting for April 9 at 5:00 p.m. to officially recognize the results of the April 2 election. Newly elected members will be welcomed and board officers will be elected.

Homeless Coordinator

Annually the Board of Education is required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to appoint a district homeless coordinator for MSIP purposes. The coordinator is responsible for assisting the needs of any school age child in the district who is identified as homeless and to insure that the academic needs of these students are provided for. The board voted 7-0 to appoint Ken Cross as the District Coordinator for Homeless Children.

Overnight Requests

Four overnight trip requests were approved by the board. The school's Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA) was granted permission to travel to Columbia April 22 and to stay overnight to allow attendance at the state FBLA convention.

Three FFA trips received approval. Students will be attending the state FFA convention in Columbia April 18 and will be staying overnight. The FFA Grasslands Team will be traveling to the National Range Judging contest in Oklahoma City, OK May 5-8. The same team will also be attending the Mid-America Grasslands contest in Cape Girardeau June 9-13.

Personal Day

The board granted a request by teacher Sarah Myers to use a personal day May 17, the last day of school, to allow her to attend her daughter's college graduation in Springfield. Board policy states that personal days may not be used on the first or last day of school or to extend a holiday vacation except with board approval.

Executive Session

The board received the teacher evaluations from high school principal Connie Courtney and Elementary School Principal Rob Moore. The board will act on the evaluations at the April 9 meeting before the new Board takes office.

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