March 17, 2011

Teacher Contracts Offered, Resignations Received at March SCR-I Board Meeting

The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 10th, 2011, at 6:15 p.m. (Public Hearing) President Gary Miller called the meeting to order with six members present. Paul Campbell was absent.

In executive session, the board voted to offer employment to the following teachers: Lance Campbell, Emily Frederick, Lori Bish, Lynnette Dyer, Jennifer Beeler, Erin Tallman, Cindy Van Hoozen, Dani Fromm, Toni Middleton, Cheyenne Pinson, Danielle Reynolds, Dana Frederick, Angie Cochran, Lindsay Tippett, Lora Eggleston, Ivonne Wiegand, Kim Small, Matt Reel, Cassandra Whitlock, Corey Stott, Dustin Harper, Jaryt Hunziker, Claire Overton, Sean Reynolds, Greg Wilson, Jenna Ketchum, Kara Hamlin, T. J. Duncan, Sharon Veatch and Mary Couch.

The board also voted to offer employment to Andrea Hunt as a para-professional.

Advertising was approved for a custodial position as well as for the high school (grades 7-12) principal job.

The latter was made necessary after principal Gene Hay submitted his letter of resignation.

The board voted 6-0 to accept Hay's resignation. Darbee Wellman, junior high science teacher also submitted a letter of resignation that was read at the March meeting.

Both resignations were accepted by the board with wishes of best luck to both district employees in their future endeavors.

In other business, the board voted 6-0 to approve moving 6th grade graduation back one week to May 19th due to the number of makeup days required by inclement weather this school year..

Financial Update

Superintendent Dave Shalley reported current revenues for the year are down $164,156 as compared to last year. He added that year-to-date revenues are $771,243 ahead of expenses.

"This is due to local taxes coming in," Shalley stated. "The revenue stream will slow down for the remainder of the fiscal year and this excess will be reduced. On a positive note, year-to-date expenses are also down $363,622."

Board Workshop

The board held a workshop February 21. Topics of discussion included district finances, junior-senior high school schedule and goal setting. Items at the workshop are for discussion only; therefore, no action was taken.

NEMO Net Calendar

The board voted 6-0 to approve the school calendar for the 2011-12 school year. The proposed calendar was subject to a public hearing prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.

Overnight Trips

The board voted 6-0 to approve two overnight requests. Jenna Ketchum requested permission to take no more than eight FCCLA members to the annual State Leadership Conference in Columbia on March 27 for two nights. Carol McCabe requested permission to take eight FBLA members to their State Leadership Conference in Columbia for an overnight stay on Monday, April 18th.

Consent Agenda

The board voted 6-0 to approve procedural evaluations for the following:

School Facilities & Grounds- Mrs. McBee and Mr. Hay

District Safety Program- Mrs. McBee and Mr. Hay

Gifted Program- Denice Blaine

District Technology- Mike Beeler

Media Centers/Libraries- Andrea Brassfield

The board also authorized solicitation of bids for the district's banking services. Bids will be due April 11, 3:00 to be opened at the April 14th board meeting.

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