The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, November 12, 2015. President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with seven members present.
Year-to-date revenues for the SCR-I district total $1,064,844.12, which is an increase of $55,939.49 from last year according to Superintendent Ryan Bergeson.
“This revenue is mostly from the state,” he explained.
Expenditures were listed as $1,918,700.59, which is an increase of $281,560.91 from last year, leaving a deficit, year-to-date, of $853,856.47.
“This deficit trend will continue until we begin to receive our local tax revenue in January,” said Bergeson. “The larger deficit this year is mainly attributed to increased staff, bus purchases, and capital projects.”
Gorin School Bids
The board voted 7-0 to accept the bid of $16,927 from Edwin Ramer for the Gorin R-III school real estate.
The board voted 7-0 to approve the Stu’s Custom Crew bid for snow removal for the 2015-2016 school year.
The board voted 7-0 to accept the bid from Hopkins Lumber for $5,274.58 as per the bid specifications for the Building Trades House.
The board set a special meeting for Wednesday, December 2, to interview ACI Boland, CTS, and Klingner & Associates to review qualifications for future projects.
MSIP 5 Results
The board reviewed the districts MSIP 5 results and the outstanding achievement on this year’s annual yearly progress.
The committee will meet again to review the current graduation policy and will report to the board of education in December.
The board voted 6-0 to schedule the December Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 8 to avoid scheduling conflicts with the High School and Elementary Winter Concerts.
In closed session the board approved Josiah Hollaway as a volunteer coach.