The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. President Christy Aylward called the meeting to order with seven members present.

With the school year nearing a close and the fiscal year winding down, Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported strong numbers in his monthly financial update.

He indicated revenues were coming in as expected, with a year-to-date total of $6,154,361.87. With expenditures at just $5,307,492.75, the district is sporting a positive budget balance for the year at nearly $850,000.

“This surplus will decrease as we near the end of the fiscal year,” said Bergeson. “We have received all of our local tax and will receive state and federal dollars in May and June. Payroll for May, June, July, Summer School, and Career Ladder will level out our current surplus for the 17-18 fiscal year.”


The board reviewed bids for three campus projects for the summer, awarding contracts as follows:

Hamlin Construction for $22,500 to repair/replace concrete on the campus.

Dial Construction for $76,416.00 for the alternate bids for the new building project.

Patterson’s Asphalt for $7,550.00 to seal the high school and elementary parking lots during the summer of 2018.

All bids were approved by a 7-0 vote.

June Meeting

The June board meeting will be held Thursday, June 21st  at 6:00 p.m.

July Meeting

The July board meeting will be held Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:

Approve the 2018-19 Career Ladder Participants

Approve the 2018 Summer School Staff list

Approve overnight trip request from Lance Campbell for Sectional and State track, and Sectional Golf

Approve Contracts for Speech Lang. and Pathology, Therapy Services, Vision and Deaf Educator

Approve Procedural Evaluations for Title I and Title II.A

Approve Updated Sub List

Executive Session

The following items were approved in closed session:

Hire Jasmine Hamner as the Secretary to the Superintendent.

Hire Victoria Kiger as a High School English Teacher.

Hire Scott Hathaway as an Elementary Special Ed Teacher.

Hire summer custodians; Alex Hunolt, Denny Ward, Troy Carper, Ryan Anderson and Michael Moore.

All hires were approved by a 7-0 vote of the board.

Assign coaching duties: Kyle Ellison – Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Nathan – Pippert Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball, Lance Campbell – 7th and 8th grade boys basketball.

Set class officers as Senior – Terri Slaughter, Junior – Ryan Anderson, Jenna Ward, Sophomore – Kody McCluskey, Freshman – Marc Colvin, Student Council – Terri Slaughter and Jenna Ward.

The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.