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The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 18, 2022. President Jamie Triplett called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., with seven members present.
II. Consent Agenda
The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:
•Approve June 9th Minutes
•Set Tax Rate Hearing Date – Tuesday, August 11, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.
•Approve Technology Handbooks
•Approve Early Childhood Handbooks for 2022- 2023
•Approve 2021D MSBA Update
•Approve Updated Sub List
III. Old Business
A. Financial Update – Dr. Bergeson presented a financial update. The fiscal year came to a close on June 30, 2022. Revenues for the year totaled $8,569,363.85 and expenditures for the year totaled $8,564,748.20 which preliminary left the district with a total surplus of $4,615.65.
IV. New Business
A. Scotland County Care Center Board Discussion – A representative from the Scotland County Care Center Board, Bill Kiddoo, discussed future plans for the facility.
B. School Lunch Prices – The board voted 7-0 to approve the following school lunch prices. The 2022-2023 Paid Lunch Equity tool (PLE) requires us to increase our weighted average price to $2.65 for the 2022-2023. However, the PLE tool puts a cap on our increase, so we are only required to increase our weighted average price to $2.36, for next year. This means we need to increase our paid price, at both schools. The USDA also requires the district to increase the breakfast and adult meal prices by $0.10 based on their formula reimbursement to be in compliance with Food & Nutrition Services Standards. Scotland County Schools is required to complete the 2022-23 Paid Lunch Equity tool annually; the required price increases are as follows for the 2022-2023 school year. Unfortunately, the recent food service review conducted by CNR is requiring Scotland County Schools to raise adult meal prices to $4.15.
K-6 Lunch $2.20 $2.36
7-12 Lunch $2.20 $2.36
Adult Lunch $3.05 $4.15
K-12 Breakfast $1.70 $1.80
Adult Breakfast $1.80 $1.80
Milk $0.35 $0.40
C. Adopt Academic Handbooks – The board voted 7-0 to adopt the Elementary and Secondary Student Academic Handbooks for 2022-2023 as presented. Electronic copies of the handbooks will be issued to students the first day of school and placed on the district website.
D. Accept Letter of Resignation –
The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter resignation from Emma Mohr as presented.
The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of retirement from Kathy Dickerson and presented.
The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation from Rod Sears as the assistant football coach.
The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation for June 30, 2023 from Judy Thomas as the Food Director.
E. Schedule August Board Meeting – The next board meeting will be Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library with the Tax Rate Hearing beginning at 5:45 p.m. and open session beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The Board went into closed session at 6:55 p.m.
V. Executive Session
In closed session the following items were approved:
•Closed session minutes, June 9, 2022, 7-0
•Faith Miller was transferred to the Elementary Secretary/Paraprofessional
•Hire Kalissa Thomas as a Paraprofessional, 7-0
•Hire Kristal Phillips as a Paraprofessional, 7-0
•Hire Alison Ewald as JH English Teacher, 7-0
•Hire Kirk Stott Assistant Football Coach; 7-0
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.