January 17, 2013

School Board Sets Date for Principal Interviews

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. President George Koontz called the meeting to order with seven members present.

During executive session, the board scheduled a special meeting for February 18th at 6:30 p.m. to perform interviews for the next high school principal. An executive session will be held following the interviews for hiring considerations.

The district is replacing principal Ryan Bergeson, who will be taking over as SCR-I superintendent this summer following the retirement of Superintendent Dave Shalley.

In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Food Service Director Terry Arnold, effective July 1, 2013. The board accepted the letter of resignation with regret and wished Arnold well in her retirement.

Financial Update

Shalley gave the board a positive report for the monthly district financial statement.

"We are now halfway through the fiscal year," he said. "Revenues are $177,915 ahead of last year, as of this date, and expenditures are only over $11,152."

The financial report indicated the year-to-date deficit is $385,970.

"The deficit will correct itself with the receipt of local taxes received in January," Shalley told the board..

Early Childhood

The board received an update on the progress of the Early Childhood Committee. The volunteers have reviewed surveys completed by interested parents and community members, and determined there is a definite desire for the program.

Location, costs and transportation are currently being researched by committee members and district staff as the proposal to create a SCR-I pre-school program continues to receive consideration.

Board Recognition

The week of January 20-26 is School Board Recognition Week. Board members were presented a certificate and heard a proclamation sent by the governor. All members were thanked for their service and support of our school.

Paperless Meetings

The board moved 7-0 to approve the adoption and implementation of Web School Tools paperless board meetings for the remainder of the 2012 fiscal year. This is at a cost of $600 annually, with an initial set up fee of $300.

February Meeting

The next regular meeting of the board will be Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary art room. Prior to the regular meeting, there will be a public comment period at 6:15 p.m. for the adoption of the 2013-14 NEMO NET school calendar.

Consent Agenda

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

December 10, 2012 minutes; MSBA policy maintenance agreement; Updated sub list; Advertise for bids for the sale of surplus welders - bids will be due in the district office by 1:00 p.m., February 13, 2013; Overnight trip request.

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