The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 14th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.  President Christy Aylward called the meeting to order with seven members present.          

Consent Agenda 

The board voted 7-0 to approve the agenda. 

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda: February 14th, 2019 regular meeting minutes; Approve Procedural Evaluations – School Facilities and Grounds; District Safety Program; Gifted Program; District Technology Program; and Media Centers/Libraries; Approve Updated Sub List; Approve Overnight Requests as follows: FCCLA, FBLA, Girls Varsity Basketball trip in June; Approve Extended Holiday

Financial Update

Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported, year to date, the district is on target for local, state, and federal revenues. 

“We have received 80% of our budgeted revenue and spent 61% of our budgeted expenditures,” he reported.

Thus far, the district’s total revenues are $5,280,373.55 and current expenditures are $4,186,225.78, creating a current surplus of $1,094,147.77 for the fiscal year. 

“The current fiscal year surplus is mostly due to receiving our local taxes in January,” said Bergeson.  “This surplus will begin to offset as we progress towards the end of the fiscal year in the month of June.  We will continue to monitor the legislative session and its effect on state funding.”

Bus Bids

The board voted 7-0 to accept the bid from Midwest Transit Equipment for four 2020 International buses at $303,769.00, purchasing the 71 passenger bus in 2020 and leasing the remaining three buses with a 3-year lease from Bank of Kirksville.

Insurance Rates

The board voted 7-0 to approve the 13.5% increase for insurance benefits through the Educators Benefits Association and to offer three options for the employees to choose from.

Track Bids

The Board moved to advertise for All Weather Track Bids.

Summer School

The board voted 7-0 to approve the district summer school proposal.  Summer school will offer credit recovery, math and reading enrichment.  High school credit recovery will run for a total of ten days and elementary summer school will run for a total of fourteen days during the summer of 2019.  Summer school will tentatively begin May 28 and conclude on June 14.

April Meeting

The board voted 7-0 to schedule the April Board Meeting for Thursday, April 11th at 5:00 p.m. in the Elementary Art Room.

Executive Session

In Executive session the board voted to approve the following:

February 14, 2019 closed session minutes

Hire Jeremy Austin as 7-12 Physical Education Teacher

Hire Jeremy Austin as Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Hire Logan Doty as Junior High Social Studies Teacher

Hire non-tenured teachers – Allison Amidei, Chasity Black, Rachel Burke, Troy Carper, Amber Cochenour,  Megan Creek, Melissa Hamm, Scott Hathaway, Jennifer Kauth, Victoria Kiger, Jayme Mallett, Jessica McBee, Kody McCluskey, Michael Moore, Emilee Morton, Chanel Oliver, Nathaniel Orr, Rod Sears, Cali Smith, Sandra Swearingen, Trenton Tallman, and Jenna Ward.

Hired Jessica McBee (Rhonda McBee was absent)

Hired the following half time Title I Math Teacher: Lynnette Dyer 7-0

The board voted 7-0 to go into open session for the purpose of adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.