MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

GREEN RIDGE R-VIII SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

Kind of Meeting               Place                        Time                Month/Day/Year            Day of Week

Open Session                    Board Room             6:30 PM           January 18, 2017            Wednesday

 

MEMBERS

                        Present                                                                        Administrators

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

Tim Dove                                                                                                                                

Ed Hopkins                                                                                           Visitors                                   

Roy Martin                                                                   Dr. Jamie Burkhart       Staci Harrison

                                                                                    Jackie Thomas             Ben Banner

Audrey Harding, Bookkeeper                                         Heather Bridges                        Kenneth Ollison

                                                                                    Mindy Cowart              Melissa Zimmerschied

                                                                                    Phillip Sawyer, entered meeting at 7:05 PM     

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Barry White called the Open Session meeting to order at 6:33 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Dillon made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Web Design as Item C under Old Business.  2nd by Mr. Martin.

Vote:    7 Yes    0 No

 

APPROVE DISTRICT OBLICATIONS

The bills for December were presented.

Mr. Haverly made a motion to approve the bills as presented for December. 2nd by Mr. Hopkins.

Vote:    7 Yes    0 No    

 

OLD BUSINESS

A.       Bond Issue - Consider Architect Hiring – Mr. Bennett presented the board with information about the three RFQ’s that had been returned for consideration.  Mrs. Dillon made a motion for Mr. Bennett to begin negotiations to potentially hire Porter, Berendzen, & Associates.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove. 

Vote:  7 Yes     0 No

 

B.       Buses - Mr. Bennett presented the board with information regarding bus lease options from Mr. Randy Small.  The board agreed to have Mr. Bennett look deeper into pricing options.

 

C.      Web Design – Mindy Cowart – Mindy Cowart addressed the board regarding possibilities for updating the district’s website.  Mr. Haverly made a motion to allow Mrs. Cowart to begin the updating of the website on a short-term basis.  In return, Mrs. Cowart will receive a $100.00 monthly stipend and her daughter will continue to be allowed to attend school as an out-of-district student.  A long-term solution will be considered at a later date.  2nd by Mr. White.

Vote:  7 Yes       0 No

                                                 

 

 

VISITORS/COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS - None

           

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS

  1. Mr. Edington, High School Principal

Mr. Edington presented his written report.  He recognized student, Colton Easter.  Mr. Easter could not attend the meeting due to a trip to Washington D.C.  Mr. Edington informed the board of upcoming dates including Friday’s awards assembly and dates of events that required rescheduling due to weather.  Mr. Edington also presented second quarter honor roll. 

B.     Mrs. Hammers, Elementary Principal

Mrs. Hammers presented her written report.  She spoke to the board about recent testing and some of the technology issues that hindered the process.  She informed the board of recent and upcoming events, including DARE graduation and tomorrow’s mid-year literacy meetings.  Mrs. Hammers also presented second quarter honor roll. 

  1. Mrs. Hagedorn, Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Hagedorn presented her written report.  She reported her enrollment and gave the board an update on meetings and reviews that are in process in the special services department.

  1. Mr. Bennett, Interim Superintendent

1.      Financial Report - Mr. Bennett presented an overview of the district’s financial summary, with emphasis on local revenues.  Mr. Bennett plans to cover state revenues at the February meeting.    

 

2.      Miscellaneous Information – Mr. Bennett spoke to the board about the need to update policies for the district.  He suggested the board consider adopting MSBA policies. 

 

NEW BUSINESS - None

                                                                                                                                                           

OTHER

Mr. Sam Dove made a motion to close Open Session and go into Closed Session to discuss personnel matters and student issues after a short recess at 8:30 PM. 2nd by Mr. Martin.

Roll call vote:   6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent          

 

 

 

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            Secretary, Board of Education                                       President, Board of Education