The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met on August 10th. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. with five members present.  Trinity Davis and Gary Miller were absent.

Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported the school district closed out the 2016-17 fiscal year in solid shape.

“We closed the 2016-2017 fiscal year with revenue of $6,829,887.76 and expenditures of $6,497,125.78 for a total surplus of $332,761.98,” he told the board.

The first month into the new year also is off to a good start financially for the district. Year to date, the district has received $233,785.17 in revenue.  Expenditures total $153,677.11 for a current surplus of $80,108.06.

Prior to the meeting, a special public tax rate hearing was held to hear comments on the proposed levy rate for the 2017-18 school year.

The board voted 5-0 to accept the following resolution and to set the school district’s tax rate for the 2017 tax year at $3.5376.

“It is resolved that the Scotland County R-1 School District in consideration of the educational opportunities and expenses for the students, the maintenance and care of facilities, and operational needs of the school district will set the tax rate at 3.5376, the approved State Auditor’s rate for the 17-18 school year.

This tax rate is under the voter approved ceiling of $3.69.

The levy will rise slightly from 2016, when it was set at $3.500. The move is expected to generate $2,427,934 in local tax revenue, up from the $2,158,435 estimated in 2016 under the $3.50 levy rate, an increase of nearly $270,000 in additional revenue for the district.

Consent Agenda

The board voted 5-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:

*Minutes – from July 18th and July 25th meetings

*Updated Sub List

*Assign At-Risk, Migrant/Homeless, ELL and Safety Coordinators – At-Risk- Christina Fulk and Dani Fromm; Migrant/Homeless- Erin Tallman; ELL- Elizabeth Carper; Safety Coordinators- Erin Tallman and Kirk Stott

* Procedural Evaluations –

Elementary Secondary Summer School – Mrs. Tallman

High School Summer School – Mr. Stott

Transportation – Bryan Chance

*Preschool Handbook

*Local Compliance Plan

*Personal Day Request

*MACC Dual Credit Agreement

Career Ladder

The board voted 5-0 to approve the 17-18 Career Ladder Handbook. 

September Meeting

The board voted 5-0 to schedule the September Board Meeting for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in the Elementary Art Room.

Open session adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Executive Session

In closed session the following items were approved:

Closed session minutes, July 18, 2017. 5-0

Hire Amy Carleton as a Library Aide, 5-0.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.