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June 2018 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Robert Amen
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SCHUYLER R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR SESSION QUEEN CITY, MO TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

MEMBERS

Present Absent

Kirk Cohagan, President

Shannon Smith, Vice President

Nakila Blessing, Member-arrived at 6:33 p.m.

Kristi Groseclose, Member

Kirk Newland, Member

Jennifer Pantry, Member

Kathy Yearns, Member

ADMINISTRATION

Robert Amen, Superintendent of Schools

Kyle Windy, High School Principal

Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal

Raven Weaver, Special Services Director

Vickie Pierce, Secretary

Melissa Tennyson, Director of Finance

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CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m.

President Kirk Cohagan called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the agenda. Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.

  1. Approval of minutes of previous meeting (May 17, 2018)

  2. Approval of bills

  3. OPAA report

  4. FBG report

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2018 meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

Kirk Newland moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the bills. Motion carried 6-0.

FINANCIAL REPORT – 6:08 p.m. – Melissa Tennyson

Total revenue is $318,588 and total expenses are $453,999 for the month of May 2018. Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the financial report. Motion carried 6-0.

a. Final payment of bills

Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve amending the 2017-2018 expenditures and revenue budget so that all budgeted revenue and expenditures are equal, which will allow the final payment of all 2017-2018 bills through June 30, 2018 in compliance with Rs.Mo.Section 67.040. Motion carried 6-0.

b. Transportation fund transfer

Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to utilize the transportation fund transfer by transferring $104,053 from the General fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Motion carried 6-0.

c. GTB Line transfer – No action taken

d. Activities Account

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the motion to bring all activity accounts to zero balances that do not have carry over values with the exception of classes and clubs. Motion carried 6-0.

e. Teacher Fund Account

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the motion to transfer from Fund 1 to Fund 2 to zero out the teacher account. Motion carried 6-0.

f. The Budget message was presented.

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the 2018-2019 budget message. Motion carried 6-0.

g. 2018-2019 Budget

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the proposed 2018-2019 budget. Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 6:32 p.m.

Thank you notes were received from Wanda Homer and Samantha Brush.

Nakila Blessing arrived – 6:33 p.m.

OLD BUSINESS – 6:33 p.m.

  1. Bond issue discussion – Discussions will continue that next couple of months

NEW BUSINESS – 6:38 p.m.

a. Approval by consent agenda the following program evaluation -Elementary counselor Jenny Silvers was present to answer any questions.

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the program evaluation for elementary counseling. Motion carried 7-0.

b. Work study requests – Jace and Rodney Cooper were present to answer any questions.

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the AOE work request of Jace Cooper. Motion carried 7-0.

c. Approval of 2018-2019 lunch prices

Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the 2018-2019 school lunch price list as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

K-6……..LUNCH (either regular or salad bar)………………………………….$2.00

7-12…….LUNCH (either regular or salad bar)………………………………….$2.10

K-12……REDUCED LUNCH………………..………………………..............………...$ . 40

K-12……BREAKFAST (regular)……………………………….............………………..$ 1.60

K-12……REDUCED BREAKFAST………………………...............…………………….$ .30

K-12……EXTRA MILKS/JUICES/SNACK MILKS……...…………(each)…….$ .50

Adult…...LUNCH..…………………………………………………...................……………$2.85

Adult…...BREAKFAST……………….……...…………………..................……………….$1.60

d. Eligibility criteria for free/reduced meals

Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the eligibility criteria for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019. Motion carried 7-0.

e. 2018-2019 tuition rate

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the 2018-2019 school year tuition for the amount of $7,300. Motion carried 6-1.

f. Resignations

Kirk Cohagan moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the resignation of BRADEN HAM. Motion carried 7-0.

g. Parent Reunification Plan

Superintendent reviewed the plan and process with the board in case the school has an emergency or crisis.

Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the Parent Reunification Plan. Motion carried 7-0.

h. Field trip discussion

When to take field trips was discussed and specifics tabled until a later meeting.

i. July board meeting will be July 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Katie Wayman - 7:12 p.m. – absent, written report

End-of-Year Enrollment: PK-6 347

School Year Attendance:

2017-18: 95.10%

2016-17: 94.97%

4-day vs. 5-day Attendance:

4-day 2017-18: 94.64%

5-day 2016-17: 94.15%

Programs

● Summer School is May 29 through June 22 for 18 days. Breakfast and lunch are free to any Schuyler residents 18 and under. We have 88 students attending of the 157 invited with an attendance rate of 91.84%. Academic data will be available at the July meeting.

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – Kyle Windy – 7:12 p.m. - none

SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver – 7:12 p.m. - absent

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Robert Amen – 7:13 p.m.

Superintendent Amen discussed

  • Bus inspection results

  • Purchase of 100 used iPads

  • Football field-sprinkler system, grass seed and fertilizer

  • US Cellular-information was received on cameras for the bus and phone system upgrade using IP address

  • Attendance report

  • Dental truck at the school for the 2018-2019 school year

REQUEST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION – 7:32 p.m.

Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to go into executive session as provided in Rs.Mo.610.021 (3, 13) (Personnel Issues) and 610.021 (6, 14) (Student Issues). Motion carried 7-0 by roll call vote: Kirk Newland – yes; Shannon Smith – yes; Jennifer Pantry – yes; Kristi Groseclose – yes; Nakila Blessing – yes; Kathy Yearns – yes; and Kirk Cohagan – yes.

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION – 8:26 p.m.

Nakila Blessing exited the meeting.

Wind farm discussion and public meeting being held at the school Tuesday, June 26th in the MS Gym.

ADJOURNMENT – 8:38 p.m.

Kirk Cohagan moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.