The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  President Trinity Davis called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., with six members present.  Gary Miller was absent.

Financial Update – Superintendent Bergeson presented a financial update.  The dates for the audit are set for July 27 and July 28.

Review Bank Bids – The board voted 6-0 to accept the depository agreement from Bank of Kirksville through June 2019.

Review Phone Bids – The board voted 6-0 to accept the NEMR phone replacement bid for $21,301.26.

Cell Phone Reimbursement – The board voted 6-0 to approve cell phone reimbursement for $50/month for the Superintendent, High School Principal, Elementary Principal, Transportation Director, and the High School Secretary in charge of organizing substitute teachers as well as a $15/month reimbursement for the Building Trades Instructor.

Resignations

The board voted 6-0 to accept a letter of resignation from Allen Garrett.

The board voted 6-0 to accept a letter of resignation from Jane Gelbach.

The board voted 6-0 to accept a letter of resignation from Tamera Walton.

Approve Librarian Aide Job Description – The board voted 6-0 to approve the Librarian Aid Job Description as presented.

Adopt Handbooks – The board voted 6-0 to approve the Elementary Student Handbooks, Faculty Handbooks, Coaches Handbook, and Athletic Handbook.  Copies of the handbooks will be issued to students the first day of school and placed on the district website.

Schedule August Board Meeting – The board voted 6-0 to reschedule the August board meeting to Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts.  The tax rate hearing will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the regular board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9.

The board voted 6-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

Approve Minutes of June 8th

Set Tax Rate Hearing Date – Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.

Appoint LEA Representative – The board approved Elizabeth Carper as District LEA Representative.

Approve MARE Annual Membership

Indian Hills College Articulation Agreement

Approve Personal Day Request

Surplus Items

Executive Session

In closed session the following items were approved:

Closed session minutes, June 8, 2017: 6-0

Offer Contract to Kim Jarrell as an Elementary Teacher. 6-0

Offer Contract to Andrea Brassfield for High School English Teacher. 6-0

Hire Jessica Spray for the halftime Cook Position. 6-0

Hire David Kittle as Bus Driver for the 17-18 school year. 6-0

Hire Les Richmond as Bus Driver for the 17-18 school year. 6-0

Accept the bid for the Building Trades House from Allen Garrett of $111,000.  The bid for the house includes completion of the HVAC installation, door and screen repair and rest of the house will be sold as is.  6-0