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The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Video Conferencing. President Christy Aylward called the meeting to order with seven members present.
The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:
Minutes of March 16th meeting
Procedural Evaluations – Special Services and Community Education
With the fiscal year now 75% complete, Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported the district has received 87% of budgeted revenues year-to-date and has expended 72% of the budgeted expenses.
“At this point, we are operating with a fiscal year surplus of $897,750.19,” he told the board. ” This surplus will begin to offset as revenue will begin to slow down and many budgeted expenditures remain as we near the end of the fiscal year. We will also be watching closely as we expect a downturn in state and federal revenue due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
The board unanimously approved the bid from Park Planet in the amount of $44,551.00 for equipment to upgrade the playground east of the elementary school.
The board also approved the bid from Granuband-Macon LLC in the amount of $11,310.00 for recycled rubber mulch for the playground update.
Bergeson indicated that plans are to remove the existing, central playground component and replace it, while doing upgrades to the remaining existing playground equipment.
The new equipment will combined five slides with a variety of ladders and climbing bars connecting three different platforms ranging in height from three to seven feet.
The superintendent stated that initial plans are for work to begin at the end of May.
Jamie Triplett and Bergeson provided an update on Tiger Plaza. Brick and tile orders ended on April 9, 2020. All orders will be reviewed next week before placing the order to ship. The district is hopeful to begin the project in late May or early June.
Sam Berkowitz moved to accept the 2020-2021 school calendar as presented by Dr. Bergeson at the March 2020 school board meeting, representing a modified 4-day school week. Christy Aylward seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-2.
Christy Aylward – YES
Sam Berkowitz – YES
Sidney Johnson – NO
George Koontz – YES
Rhonda McBee – NO
Cole Tippett – YES
Jamie Triplett – YES
The board unanimously approved seeking bids for maintenance work on the High School and Elementary parking lots. The district will seek crack repairs and will not be performing a full re-sealing of the lots.
Fund 4 Transfer
The board adopted the following resolution approving transfers of funds to the capital funds account:
Be it resolved that the SCR-I School District transfer $262,834.00 of the allowable funds by law from the Incidental Fund to the Capital Projects Fund in order to build a balance in the Capital Projects Fund. These transfer monies will be used for technology enhancement, building and grounds repairs, maintenance projects, athletic facility upgrades, purchasing of new equipment for the elementary and secondary schools. The aforementioned projects are to be completed on or before June 30, 2021.
Bergeson indicated that the funds will be used to help pay for the playground and Tiger Plaza projects as well as the tile floor upgrades in the elementary school entranceway.
The board accepted a letter of resignation from Lorrin McBee, effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. McBee had served as the speech pathologist for the district’s pre-school and kindergarten programs.
May Meeting Date
The May Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. The Board of Education hopes to have the meeting in the High School Library but will adjust as needed based on information from health officials on social distancing.
In closed session the following items were approved:
March 16,2020 closed session meeting. 7-0
Hire Bobbie Anderson as Elementary Secretary. 7-0
Hire following non–certified staff for 2020-21: Jasmine Hamner, Michella Hull, Judy Thomas, Bryan Chance, Denny Ward, Stephanie Shalley, Amanda Long, Kathy Dickerson, Lisa Humes, Hannah Shultz, Shirley Green, Penny Holt, Jana Muntz, David Kittle, Danny Norton, Alan Garrett, Alan Adams, Scott Goff, Bobbie Anderson, Schelle Cooley, Serena Stott, Amy Carleton, Andrea Hunt, Faith Ann Miller, Angie Ward, Debbie Sears, Pat Arnold, Carol Rockhold, Jennifer Tinkle, Amanda Mohr, Jessica Spray, Frank Wineinger, Chris Parsons, Kristen Moore, Lydia Clatt, Shellie Jackson, Anna Dale, Nancy Hirner, Kim Campbell, Danielle Eddleman, Megan Mathes, Edith Lucas, Kristie Maxwell
Offer Extra Duty Contracts for following list of coaches/sponsors: varsity baseball, Rodney Sears; assistant baseball, Riley Lucas; assistant baseball, Matt Buford; varsity girls basketball, Cory Shultz; 8th grade girls basketball, Riley Lucas; 8th grade boys basketball, Lance Campbell; 7th grade boys basketball, Lance Campbell; varsity girls assistant basketball coach, Karri Feeney; varsity boys basketball, Jeremy Austin; varsity boys basketball assistant coach, Nathan Pippert; varsity football cheerleading coach, Tia Hamilton; varsity football coach, Troy Carper; junior high football coach, Nathan Pippert; varsity assistant football coach, Logan Doty; varsity assistant football coach, Rodney Sears; junior high assistant football coach, Kody McCluskey; varsity golf coach, Michael Moore; scholar bowl coach, Nathaniel Orr; varsity softball coach, Lucas Riley; junior high softball coach, Kim Small; varsity softball assistant coach, Michael Moore; junior high softball assistant coach, Cory Shultz; varsity track and field, Jeremy Austin; varsity track and field, Troy Carper; junior high track and field, Lance Campbell; junior high track and field, Kim Small.
The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.