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School Board Minutes 1-21-2019
Corey Randall
Thursday, January 24, 2019

SCHUYLER R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT
MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR SESSION QUEEN CITY, MO MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2019

MEMBERS
Present Absent
Kirk Cohagan, President
Shannon Smith, Vice President
Nakila Blessing, Member – arrived at 5:12 p.m.
Kristi Groseclose, Member
Kirk Newland, Member – arrived at 5:36 p.m.
Jennifer Pantry, Member

Kathy Yearns, Member

ADMINISTRATION

Robert Amen, Superintendent of Schools
Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal
Kyle Windy, High School Principal
Raven Weaver, Special Services Director
Melissa Tennyson, Director of Finance - absent
Vickie Pierce, Secretary
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CALL TO ORDER – 5:05 p.m.
President Kirk Cohagan called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – 5:05 p.m.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the agenda. Motion
carried 4-0.
CONSENT AGENDA – 5:05 p.m.
a. Minutes of previous meetings (December 10, 19, & 27 2018)
b. Bills
c. OPAA report
d. FBG report
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the minutes of the
previous meetings. Motion carried 4-0.
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kirk Cohagan to approve the bills. Motion carried 4-
0.
FINANCIAL REPORT – 5:10 p.m. – written report
Total revenue is $558,317 and total expenses are $605,148 for the month of December, 2018.
Nakila Blessing arrived at 5:12 p.m.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the financial report.
Motion carried 5-0.

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PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 5:13 p.m. – none
OLD BUSINESS – 5:13 p.m.
a. There are 3 residents running for Schuyler R-1 School Board on April 2, 2019.
Shannon Smith, Kirk Newland, and Jim Gage

NEW BUSINESS – 5:14 p.m.
a. Approval by consent agenda the following program evaluations
1. Health program
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the Health evaluation.
Motion carried 5-0.
b. Substitutes
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Nakila Blessing to approve Samantha Andrews,
Madison Ford, Cassie Miller, Kody Springate, and Katlyn Wortham as additions to the
substitute teacher list for 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
c. Summer School
Discussion was held about summer school. Mrs. Wayman will send out a survey.
d. ECSE bus lease
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the 3 ½ year lease of a
Early Childhood Special Education bus with Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc.
Motion carried 5-0.
Kirk Newland arrived at 5:36 p.m.
e. February meeting: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL’S REPORT– Katie Wayman – 5:44 p.m.
December Enrollment: PK-6 340
December Attendance: K-6 96.34%
Upcoming Events:
●January 21-25 Happy School Board Week!
●January 24 GeoBee Finals for the local Schuyler County competition
●February 1-15 Kids Heart Challenge
●February 4-8 National School Counseling Week
●February 6 Mini Rams Performance
●February 7 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 P.M.
●February 11 Professional Development Day
●February 14 Valentine’s Day parties 2:30-3:30
●February 15 100th Day of School
●February 16 Daddy-Daughter Dance
Programs
●Tutoring began again on January 15.
●The RAMS Student Leaders are promoting Growth Mindset and kindness to kick
off second semester. Their community service project is to make fleece, no sew
blankets for the Project Linus. “At Project Linus, a non-profit organization, we

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provide homemade blankets to children in need. Our blankets are lovingly made
by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.”
●The final round of our local National Geographic GeoBee for 4th-6th grade
students will be January 24th in the H.S. Commons. Congratulations to our top
10 qualifiers!
●Mr. Koser began 5th/6th grade Campus Bowl this month! 14 students have
signed up to participate!
●We will have 12 Truman 608 students in our building this semester as well as
three student teachers.
●Mrs. Kaden, Nurse Christine, and I will be leading our school through the Kids
Heart Challenge with facts about heart health, social-emotional lessons, and a
fundraiser to support the American Heart Association.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – Kyle Windy – 5:42 p.m.
 Enrollment numbers: Junior/Senior High 244
 1 st Semester Attendance: 95.72%
 Attendance for December: 94.64%
 90/90 Rule: 91%
High School Honor Roll
First Semester (based on grade point average)
50 of 148 students or 34% made the “A” Honor Roll
40 of 148 students of 27% made the “B” Honor Roll
Junior High Honor Roll
First Semester (based on grade point average)
32 of 94 students or 34% made the “A” Honor Roll
30 of 94 students of 32% made the “B” Honor Roll
 MSHSSA Meeting update:
 Spring Semester: We have 27 students taking college credit through MACC this
semester
 January 5 th – Three students were picked to attend the NEMO Junior High honor band
at Macon High school. The students prepared 3 scales ant 2 short pieces to audition
for chair placement. Evianna Aeschliman earned 2nd chair out of 4 Euphoniums in
the blue band. Ian Garr earned 7th chair out of 17 trumpets in the Red band and
Hayden Dixon's efforts earned him the #1 chair in the red band and the highest score
in the entire district for Trombone. This is a great opportunity for these kids as they
get to perform in a band of nearly 100 other kids and learn from very good
conductors. These three are currently working on their concert music to get prepared
for an all-day rehearsal on February 16th. The concert that evening will be at 5:00
PM at Macon High School.

Up-coming events:
1. Feb. 5 th – 8 th (FBLA Week)
2. Feb. 6 th – Mid Terms
3. Feb. 7 th – Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-7:00
4. Feb. 9 th – FCCLA Dance 7:00 – 10:00
5. Feb. 11 th – Professional Development
6. Feb. 12 th – 15 th (FCCLA Week)
7. Feb. 12 th – Senior Night vs. Westran 6:00
8. Feb. 16 th – Daddy Daughter Dance 6:00 Multi-Purpose and Middle School Gym

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9. Feb. 19 th – 22 nd (FFA Week)
10. Feb. 18 th , 19 th , 21 st , 23 rd – District Basketball Tournament
SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver – 5:49 p.m.
Schuyler Special Education Child Count
● The Schuyler R-1 School District is currently providing services for 109 students as of
December, 2018.
❖ 16 Students in both Early Childhood Special Education Program and Glenwood
Head Start
❖ 61 Students in K-6 Elementary Building
❖ 32 Students in the Jr/Sr High

Special Olympics:
Schuyler Special Olympics received two “Choose to Include” banners last week to display at the
school.
The basketball team was ready for Area games but the weather had different ideas. The team is
still practicing for Regional games which will be held in Sedalia on February 23 and State games
scheduled for March 29-31.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Robert Amen – 5:49 p.m.
Superintendent Amen discussed the APR and the 2019-2020 school calendar. Congratulations to
the 7 & 8 girls basketball team for being undefeated.
REQUEST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:05 p.m.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kirk Newland 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 6-0 by roll call vote: Kirk Newland – yes; Shannon Smith – yes; Jennifer Pantry –
yes; Kristi Groseclose - yes; Nakila Blessing - yes; and Kirk Cohagan – yes.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION – 6:13 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT – 6:13 p.m.
Kirk Cohagan moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.