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School Board Minutes 11-19-2018
Corey Randall
Wednesday, November 28, 2018





Present                                                            Absent

Kirk Cohagan, President                                

Shannon Smith, Vice President

Nakila Blessing, Member

Kristi Groseclose, Member

Kirk Newland, Member

Jennifer Pantry, Member

Kathy Yearns, Member



Robert Amen, Superintendent of Schools

Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal

Kyle Windy, High School Principal

Vickie Pierce, Secretary


CALL TO ORDER – 5:00 p.m.

President Kirk Cohagan called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.



Added substitutes and resignations

Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the amended agenda.  Motion carried 7-0.


AUDIT REPORT – 5:01 p.m.

John Gillum presented the 2017-2018 audit report.  Schuyler R-1 is in full compliance with state and federal requirements.


Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the 2017-2018 audit report.  Motion carried 7-0.


Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve John Gillum                           for audit services for 2018-2019 in the amount of $6,950.  Motion carried 7-0.


CONSENT AGENDA – 5:09 p.m.

  • Minutes of previous meeting (October 23, 2018)
  • Bills
  • OPAA report
  • FBG report


Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.


Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to approve the bills except 36770.  Motion carried 7-0.


Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve bill 36770.  Motion carried 6-0-1.


FINANCIAL REPORT – 5:13 p.m. – Melissa Tennyson-absent-written report

Total revenue is $350,201 and total expenses are $521,047 for the month of October, 2018.  Kirk Newland moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the financial report.  Motion carried 7-0.


PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 5:15 p.m.- none


OLD BUSINESS – 5:15 p.m. - none


NEW BUSINESS – 5:15 p.m.

a.  Program Evaluations

Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade program evaluations.  Motion carried 7-0.


b.  Long jump pit

Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the estimate from Jim Stanton to put in a second long jump pit and a second discus pad for $9,400.    Motion carried 7-0.


c.  Substitute approvals

Kirk Newland moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve RILEY KLIETHERMES as a substitute for the 2018-19 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.


d.  Resignations

Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kathy Yearns to approve the resignation of CHRIS OLIVER as girls golf coach.  Motion carried 6-0-1.


Kathy Yearns moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the resignation of ROBERT AMEN as Superintendent effective June 30, 2019.  Motion carried 7-0.


e.  Board of Education filing dates are December 11, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

There will be two openings (2) 3-year terms.


f.  December meeting will be December 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Katie Wayman – 5:28 p.m.

October Enrollment: PK-6 336

October Attendance: K-6 96.55%

Upcoming Events:

●November 21-26 No School

●December 13 Grades 3-6 and Band Concert at 7:00 in H.S. Gym/Usborne Book Fair in Library

●December 14 Courtwarming

●December 17 SCHOOL

●December 19 Grades K-2 & Choir Concert at 7:00 in H.S. Gym/Usborne Book Fair in Library

●December 20 Formal Luncheon

●December 20 Classroom Christmas Parties 2:30-3:30 Programs

●Parent-Teacher Conferences October 18 & 25 Attendance: 80.6%

○Lowest attendance rate in 5th/6th grade. Discussing how to improve.

●Mrs. Stuart is heading up the organization of an author visit in April for lower elementary students. To help fund this event, she is hosting Usborne Books book fairs on December 13 and 19 in the elementary library from 6:00-8:30.

●Tutoring began September 25. We currently have 48 students enrolled.

●The RAMS Student Leaders have organized a Winter Coat Drive and have made Bucket Filling decorations for November. In December, the committee is planning to make cards for Nursing Home members.

●Mrs. Smith, with the assistance of PTO, is planning a GeoBee for 4th-8th grade students. There will be an in-class preliminary round before an evening event in January for the finalists.


HIGH SCHHOOL 6-12 PRINCIPAL REPORT – Kyle Windy – 5:31 p.m.

  • Enrollment numbers:   Junior/Senior High 249
  • Attendance for October:   95.11%  
  • 90/90 Rule thru October: 89.76%
  • Health classes will be implementing Drunk Busters Drunk program to educate kids on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
  • Two students were selected to go to the Lewis and Clark All-Conference honor Choir. Kaitlea Garr - soprano and Savannah Rhoads - Alto (both juniors) traveled to Scotland County November 12th. They rehearsed all through the day and in the evening performed in concert with 100 other students under the direction of Dr. Brian Lanier of Northwest Missouri State.  They returned to class Wednesday as better musicians and leaders, ready to help and encourage the underclassmen in their own choir program.
  • Both the Choir and band performed for the veteran’s day assembly November 9th. Several veterans showed great appreciation for the music and the musicians. 

The Choir, Band and Mr. Aeschliman would like to thank Mr. Kaden and the history department for the well put together program and the opportunity to perform.

  • The Choir would like to extend an invitation to our administration and the members of the board to the December, 19th concert that is shared with kindergarten - 2nd-grade music program.

The band would also like to extend an invitation to the December, 13th concert that is shared with the 4th - 6th-grade music program.

  • On Friday, November 9, Schuyler R-1 hosted the annual Veterans Day assembly.  Twenty to twenty five veterans attended the event along with a number of their spouses or children.  Mrs. Kliethermes organized a cake and punch reception for the veterans prior to the assembly.  The assembly was a cooperative event with students from 1st - 12th grades helping to put it together.  Mr. Kaden's Current Event class created a slideshow of veterans with Schuyler connections.  The class also interviewed 1st through 6th graders to create a video describing who veterans are and what they have done for our country.  The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, the High School Choir, and High School Band provided several pieces of music for the assembly.   A number of 6th graders shared a presentation about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and then led the assembly in the Pledge. Two 4th graders read essays about the importance of veterans.  Many thanks to all those students for their participation and to Mr. Aeschliman, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Brummit, and Mrs. Myers for helping students get ready for their roles in the assembly.     --Ryan Kaden
  • Up-coming events:
  • Nov. 21st – 26th  No School Thanksgiving Break
  1. Nov. 27th – Sport Pictures 11:30
  2. Dec. 7th – Career Fair 12:05 – 1:55
  3. Dec. 11th – High School Live Line Demo
  4. Dec. 13th – Music Concert 7:00 (Band 4th – 6th)
  5. Dec. 14th – Courtwarming vs. Paris
  6. Dec. 19th – Elementary and Choir Concert 7:00
  7. Dec. 20th – End of 2nd Quarter

SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver – 5:32 p.m

Special Olympics

Basketball practice started at the beginning of November. Practices will be held once a week to prepare for Area Basketball on January 12th.

Area bowling took place on November 3..

Katie Nolte: Fourth place ribbon

Ashlyn Lay: Bronze

Alyias Bass: Gold

The athletes are waiting to find out who will advance to state in bowling this year. I would like to thank the school for the use of the multipurpose room to practice basketball.

Special Olympic Coach Tammy King


SUPERINTENDENT – Robert Amen – 5:32 p.m.

The new track equipment is in and ready for the track meets this spring.


Kristi Groseclose 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 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.




ADJOURNMENT – 6:19 p.m.

Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to adjourn.  Motion carried