MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

GREEN RIDGE R-VIII SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

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

Open Session                    Cafeteria       6:30 PM           March 15, 2017             Wednesday

 

MEMBERS

                        Present                                                                        Administrators

Barry White, President, entered meeting at 7:30 PM      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, Absent                                                                              Visitors                                   

Roy Martin                                                                  Bob Stone                   Staci Harrison

                                                                                    Jackie Thomas             Ben Banner

Audrey Harding, Bookkeeper                                    Heather Bridges            Kenneth Ollison

                                                                                    Lena Billings                Nancy White

                                                                                    Erica Goans                  Melissa Brock

                                                                                    Rhonda Hilt                  Shirlene Hilt

                                                                                    Sue Kohues                  Stephanie Nilson

                                                                                    Paul Fletcher                Gary Noland

                                                                                    Dr. Joe Gilgour

                                                                                    Dr. Jamie Burkhart entered the meeting at 7:00 PM

Gary Pottorff, entered meeting at 7:08 PM     

                                                                                    Barry White, entered meeting at 7:30 PM

                                                                                               

 

CALL TO ORDER

Vice President Mark Haverly called the Open Session meeting to order at 6:30 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve the agenda with the modification of moving State Fair Community College Presentation to after Consent Agenda.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove.

Vote:    5 Yes    0 No     2 Absent

 

VISITORS/COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.    SFCC Presentation – Dr. Joe Gilgour from State Fair Community College presented information regarding the upcoming bond issue that SFCC will have on the April ballot.  Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve Green Ridge R-VIII School District to support the SFCC bond issue that will be on the April 4, 2017 ballot.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove. 

Vote:    5 Yes    0 No     2 Absent

 

APPROVE DISTRICT OBLICATIONS

The bills for February were presented.

Mr. Sam Dove made a motion to approve the bills as presented for February.  2nd by Mr. Martin.

Vote:    5 Yes    0 No     2 Absent

 

VISITORS/COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.    SFCC Presentation – See Above

B.     Kenneth Ollison – Green Ridge Hall of Fame – Mr. Ollison, Vice President of the Alumni Committee, spoke to the board about the Alumni Committee’s desire to start a Green Ridge Hall of Fame.  Mr. Haverly made a motion to support the Alumni Committee’s Green Ridge Hall of Fame.  2nd by Mr. Sam Dove. 

Vote:    5 Yes    0 No     2 Absent

 

            Mr. White entered the meeting at 7:30 PM.

OLD BUSINESS

A.       Bond Issue – Survey – Mr. Bennett presented a proposal from Whitehead Consultants, Inc. for a survey of the property for the bond issue.  Mr. White made a motion to approve the hiring of Whitehead Consultants, Inc. for the survey.  2nd by Mr. Haverly. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

Mr. Bennett also presented an agreement with LJ Hart for municipal bond underwriting services.  Mr. Haverly made a motion to approve the agreement.  2nd by Mr. Martin. 

 Vote:   6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS

  1. Mr. Edington, High School Principal

Mr. Edington presented his written report.  He informed the board about some of the current events in the high school, such as the FCCLA blood drive and the Kaysinger Conference Science Fair.  He also commended Ms. Erica Goans for her K-12 Counselor of the Year award and student Austin Coleman’s CTC award.  He also spoke about upcoming events such as spring sports seasons, Quiz Bowl, and JH Map testing.

 

Ms. Goans spoke to the board about the possibility of putting a policy in place for dual credit classes.  Ms. Goans will write a policy to present at the April meeting.

 

B.     Mrs. Hammers, Elementary Principal

Mrs. Hammers presented her written report.  She reported that her enrollment for the month was down slightly.  She also reported on the success of Grandparent’s Day/Read Across America Day and the Kaysinger Math and Spelling Bee.  She also informed the board of upcoming events including the awards ceremony, kindergarten orientation, and the Literature Festival.      

 

  1. Mrs. Hagedorn, Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Hagedorn presented her written report.  She reported her enrollment has stayed the same.  She also spoke to the board about the status of her DESE review. 

 

  1. Mr. Bennett, Interim Superintendent

1.      Financial Report - Mr. Bennett informed the board that he will run bid proposals for buses.

 

2.      Miscellaneous Information – Mr. White made a motion to allow Mr. Sam Dove to present his son, Ryan, with his high school diploma at graduation.  2nd by Mr. Haverly. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

NEW BUSINESS

A.    Approve 2017-2018 District Calendar – Public Hearing – The staff was polled and 69% of the staff chose option B for the 2017-18 calendar.  Graduation is to be set at a later date to avoid potential scheduling conflicts.  Mr. Tim Dove made a motion to approve Calendar Option B.  Mr. Martin seconded the motion. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

B.     Information on Board Calendar Symposium – Green Ridge CTA will host a school board candidate forum on March 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Green Ridge School Multipurpose Gym.      

 

C.     Approve April Meeting for Board Reorganization – Mr. Haverly made a motion to hold a special meeting on April 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM for board reorganization.  The regular April meeting will still be held on April 19, 2017.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

D.    Staff Health Insurance - Mr. Bennett reported that there is a zero increase in health insurance costs for the 2017-18 school year, however, MEUHP is making a change from BCBS Anthem to Cigna.  Mrs. Dillon made a motion to continue insurance through the MEUHP consortium for the 2017-18 school year.  2nd by Mr. Sam Dove. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

E.     Lighting Project – Gary Pottorff spoke to the board about a rebate available through KCP&L for a lighting upgrade.  Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve the lighting plan.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

F.     MSBA Policies – Mrs. Dillon made a motion to adopt MSBA policies and to utilize the full policy maintenance service at an annual cost of $3,175.00.  2nd by Mr. Tim Dove. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

                                                                                                                                               

OTHER

Mr. Sam 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 8:41 PM. 2nd by Mr. Tim Dove.

Roll call vote:   6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent          

 

 

 

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            Secretary, Board of Education                                       President, Board of Education