MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
GREEN RIDGE R-VIII SCHOOL DISTRICT
Open Session Cafeteria 6:30 PM April 10, 2017 Monday
Barry White, President Aron Bennett, Interim Supt of Schools
Sam Dove, Secretary Rodney Edington, High School Principal
Mark Haverly, Vice-President Rachel Hammers, Elementary Principal
Gale Dillon, Treasurer Angie Hagedorn, Special Ed Coordinator
Ed Hopkins, Absent Visitors
Roy Martin Bob Stone Kenneth Ollison
Heather Bridges Staci Harrison
Dr. Jamie Burkhart
Audrey Harding, Bookkeeper, entered meeting at 7:25 PM
CALL TO ORDER
President Barry White called the Open Session meeting to order at 6:30 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
APPROVE CERTIFICATION OF APRIL 4, 2017 ELECTION RESULTS
Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 1 Absent
Mr. Sam Dove and Mr. Martin were presented plaques from the district thanking them for their years of service on the Green Ridge School Board of Education.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW MEMBERS
Mr. Haverly made a motion to disband the Green Ridge R-VIII School Board. 2nd by Mrs. Dillon.
Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 1 Absent
Mr. Bennett welcomed the candidates to the Board. The Oath of Office was administered to Barry White, Kenneth Ollison, and Bob Stone.
Mr. Bennett called the new Board to order.
REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mr. Bennett opened the floor for nominations for Board President:
Mr. Haverly nominated Mr. White for Board President.
Mr. Stone nominated Mr. Ollison for Board President. Nominations ceased.
Vote: Mr. White 5 Mr. Ollison 1
Mr. Bennett opened the floor for nominations for Vice President.
Mr. White nominated Mrs. Dillon.
Mrs. Dillon nominated Mr. Haverly. Nominations ceased.
Vote: Mrs. Dillon 5 Mr. Haverly 1
Mrs. Dillon was welcomed as Vice President.
Mr. White opened the floor for nominations for Treasurer.
Mr. White nominated Mr. Stone for Treasurer. Mr. Stone declined the nomination.
Mr. White nominated Mr. Ollison for Treasurer. Nominations ceased.
Vote: Mr. Ollison 6
Mr. Ollison was welcomed as Treasurer.
Mr. White opened the floor for nominations for Secretary.
Mr. White nominated Audrey Harding for Secretary. Nominations ceased.
Vote: Mrs. Harding 6
Mrs. Harding was elected Secretary.
Mr. Jay Berendzen and Mr. John Berendzen, architects for Porter, Berendzen and Associates Architects, presented updated plans for potential upcoming projects.
Mr. Tim Dove made a motion to close Open Session and go into Closed Session to discuss personnel matters, real estate, and student issues after a short recess at 7:40 PM. 2nd by Mr. Stone.
Roll call vote: 6 Yes 0 No 1 Absent
Secretary, Board of Education President, Board of Education