January 24, 2008

SCR-I School Board Reviews Options For Parking Lot Upgrade

The Scotland County R-I School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary art room with all seven members present.

Michael Purol, Project Engineer from Great River Engineering, presented options to the board for paving the front parking lot, located south of the elementary and high school.

The district has been reviewing options on upgrading the gravel parking areas and drive after the school’s second Long Range Planning Committee again listed paving the front parking lots as a top priority.

The proposals presented by Purol ranged from asphalt paving to concrete and included curb and gutter as a method of draining the water from the lot. Costs ranged from $166,000 for 4-inch asphalt coverage to around $350,000 for a cement drive and parking lot.

The board requested more information on several of the proposals, including cost estimates to include a portion of 6-inch asphalt on the driving areas and only 4 inches on the parking areas. Another option discussed was paving the area east of the elementary building.

Purol was scheduled to meet with the board again at a later date once the requested information was gathered.

Audit Bid

In other business, the board reviewed the only bid received for the annual audit for the upcoming school years.

The proposal was from NEMO CPA L.L.C. for $9,250 for 2008, $9,400 for 2009, and $9,550 for 2010.

The board voted 7-0 to accept the proposal from NEMO CPA L.L.C.

Field Trip

Elementary School Principal Rhonda McBee presented a request for a fourth grade field trip to Jefferson City to visit the state capitol and to attend a performance of Archives Alive, a history of the state of Missouri.

On April 29th the students will be departing from the school at 8:00 a.m. and returning at approximately 6:30 p.m. the same day.

The board voted 7-0 to approve the trip.

Executive Session

The board approved a number of personnel moves in response to the recent retirement announcements within the district. In executive session, the board voted 7-0 to approve the transfer requests of Heather Whitney to 5th grade, Dawn Triplett to 4th grade, and Angie Wentworth and Emily Frederick to Title I.

The board also agreed to assign golf coaching duties to Kevin Gundy and Dave Shalley.

The annual superintendent evaluation was approved by a 7-0 vote of the board.

Board Workshop

The annual winter workshop for the SCR-I Board of Education was scheduled for February 4th at 6:30 p.m.

MSBA Policy Service

The board received the annual assessment from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) for the Policy Manual Maintenance Service in the amount of $1,613. The service includes updating policies, procedures, and forms to meet require-ments of any new legislation.

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