The Board of Education met for the regular monthly meeting on October 16, 2019. The meeting was held in the school conference room at 7:00 pm. There were five members present for the meeting.
The board heard the financial report for September from Mr. Marnholtz. The district started the month with $874,925.31. The revenue for the month was $129,410.52 and the expenditures totaled $166,712.93. The reserves at the end of the month were $837,622.90.
The consent agenda included the evaluations of the wellness program, Special Education Programs, and Federal Programs. The board received two contracts as part of the consent agenda including a renewal of the lease for the ice machine with Sites Electric and an agreement with ACT for the district to host and provide the ACT test for the Junior in April of 2020.
The board heard reports from Mr. Murphy on the activities the school has been doing for RTI, as well as setting power standards for ELA and Math. Mr. Marnholtz shared the progress on the small projects that are being done as well as lunch participation and wellness activities the district is planning through FTJones and Cigna Health.
The new business items included a discussion from the board members about the activities that they attended at the MSBA conference and the overall feelings about the conference.
Mr. Marnholtz shared with the board the APR results from the district. The scores showed some areas that need to be addressed within the district. The board heard how the district plans on working toward improving the overall results of the APR and the hopes for MSIP 6.
The district received three bids for snow removal for the coming winter. The board selected Page's Lawn Service out of Holden to handle the snow and ice removal for the district.
The board heard the landscaping estimate for the areas on the west side of the building. There were questions that were not answered within the estimate, so the board did not take action on the estimate and wants to seek further estimates.
The board heard from Mr. Marnholtz on the possibility of a new mascot for the cooperative football team. The board was supportive of looking into options and wants to hear from Coach Donald in the future on options.
The board was presented information about increasing the amount we pay applebus to provide a local manager. The board felt that the costs for the local manager were already built into the contract so no action was taken.
The board heard an estimate for concrete work and a proposal for work on creating an area in the parking lot for handicapped parking. The board wants to look at other options for a parking area for the future to try to work around some of the issues with the gravel drive to help with the issue so that there are not bigger issues in the future.
The board held an executive session immediately after the regular session per RSMo 610.021 (3), (6).
The next meeting of the board is scheduled for November 20, 2019.