The former Gorin R-III School buildings and parking lots were sold to Edwin Ramer, for the high bid of $16,927.  The SCR-I Board of Education approved the sale, which was done by a silent bid process.

The former Gorin R-III School buildings and parking lots were sold to Edwin Ramer, for the high bid of $16,927. The SCR-I Board of Education approved the sale, which was done by a silent bid process.

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.

Financial Report

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.

Snow Removal

The board voted 7-0 to approve the Stu’s Custom Crew bid for snow removal for the 2015-2016 school year.

Materials Bids

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.

Future Projects

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.

Graduation Policy

The committee will meet again to review the current graduation policy and will report to the board of education in December.

December Meeting

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.

Executive Session

In closed session the board approved Josiah Hollaway as a volunteer coach.