The board of education met last night April 16, 2019 for the regular monthly meeting. During the meeting the board heard an update from Mr. Marnholtz on the monthly financial statement. The district started the month with $1,065,346.88 in reserves. The revenues for the month were $299,667.44 and expenditures incurred totaled $195,546.28. The district ended the month with $1,169,468.04 in reserve funds.
The board approved the consent agenda items which included the monthly bills, contract agreements with child's play for PT/OT/Speech services, and three program evaluations. The board received a letter from the Commissioner of Education signifying that the district had received full accreditation from DESE.
During the old business portion of the meeting, the board was updated on the building progress, with the landscaping being the last part of the project that was left to finish. The punch list had been competed and final approval was pending.
During the new business, the board approved the certified election results from the April 2, 2019 election from Henry and Johnson counties. There were three candidates for the two open seats on the board. The two candidates that were elected to the board were Wendell Jackson and Trina Anstine. Upon approval of the results, the 2018-2019 Board was disbanded. Cheri Edwards who did not run for office, received recognition from the board for her three terms of service for the students and community of Chilhowee.
The board was reorganized, with Mylissa Jennings being selected as the president of the board, Chris Postlethwait will serve as the vice-president, Dan Malott will serve as the treasurer, Janise Gardner will serve as the board secretary, and Trina Anstine will be the MSBA delegate for the board. The board set the regular meeting dates as the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The board moved on with business where they approved the returning support staff be allowed a step on the support staff salary schedule. This step aligns with the percentage increase for certified and administrative staff. The board approved the district to continue with the MEUHP as our medical insurance provider and increased the amount the board pays for insurance to $450 per month, a $25 increase to help offset the 7.5% rate increase. The board also approved putting out a request for RFP for custodial services for the district, to evaluate the potential cost savings for the district custodial services.
The regular meeting was moved to executive session for the board to discuss legal, student, and personnel matters. The meeting was adjourned after the executive session.