Board of Education Reports Favorable Public Response to Four-Day School Week Survey

President Christy Aylward called the February meeting of the Scotland County R-I Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven board members present.

Consent Agenda 

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: January 09, 2020 Minutes; Updated Sub List; Extended Holiday Request.

Old Business

Financial Update

Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported that Year-to-date revenues are coming in as expected. 

“The district has received most of the budgeted local and county revenues,” he told the board. “The district is also on pace to reach the projected figures for state and federal revenues.  We will continue to monitor the situation as we progress closer toward the end of the fiscal year.”  

Four Day School Week

The board reviewed the Four Day School Week survey results.  Overall, 593 individuals completed the survey.  81.5% of respondents voted in favor of the four-day school week while 18.5% voted not in favor of the four-day school week. The board reviewed all comments from survey respondents and were very appreciative of everyone taking the time to provide their individual feedback.  No action was taken at the February board meeting and the district will be tasked to work through some logistics such as scheduling, bus routes, salaries, and Q & A before the March meeting.  

New Business

School Board Recognition Week

During the week of February 9-15, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of their local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week. The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools. We applaud the members of the SCR-I School Board for their time and dedication to our school district.

Updated CSIP

The district annually reviews the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.  The updated CSIP is available on the district website.

Advertise for Summer Maintenance Projects

The board approved advertising for bids the East Elementary Playground; Elementary Floor Tile Replacement projects.

 Letters of Resignation

The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation (retirement) from Linda Hervey and Julie Wickert effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The board also voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation (retirement) from Vickie Mauck effective immediately.

March Board Meeting

The board voted 7-0 to schedule the March Board Meeting for Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library.

Open session adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

In closed session the following items were approved:

Approve January 09, 2020 closed session minutes, 7-0

Approve Matt Buford as a 2020 season volunteer baseball coach, 7-0

Approve High School Principal, Kirk Stott’s Evaluation, 7-0

Extend Kirk Stott’s contract through June 2022, 7-0

Approve Elementary Principal, Erin Tallman’s Evaluation, 6-0 Rhonda McBee was Absent

Extend Erin Tallman’s contract through June 2022, 6-0 Rhonda McBee was absent

Approve MUSIC Scholarship Nominee, 6-0 Jamie Triplett and Rhonda McBee were absent

The meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m.