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           May 18, 2016              Wednesday

 

MEMBERS

                        Present                                                                                    Administrators

Barry White, President, Absent                                    Mrs. Cara Easter, Supt of Schools

Sam Dove, Secretary                                                   Rodney Edington, High School Principal

Mark Haverly, Vice-President                                      Rachel Hammers, Elementary Principal

Gale Dillon                                                                  Angie Hagedorn, Special Ed Coordinator

Tim Dove                                                                    Jackie Wessel, Treasurer

Roy Martin                                                                 

Ed Hopkins                                                                                         

Visitors                                  

                                                                                    Rhonda Hilt                 Nancey Dove

                                                                                    Julie Cannon                Staci Harrison

                                                                                    Jacki Thomas               Ben Banner

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Haverly polled the audience to see if anyone wanted time to speak later in the meeting under the visitors section. Nancey Dove and Julie Cannon requested to speak about the possibility of reinstating senior trips or some kind of senior class activity beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.

Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. 2nd by Mr. Sam Dove.

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

APPROVE DISTRICT OBLICATIONS

The bills for May were presented.

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

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

VISITORS/COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.     Senior Trip/Class Activity Proposal—Nancey Dove and Julie Cannon addressed the board concerning the possibility of reinstating a senior class trip for the following year or another type of senior class activity. She informed the Board that the senior class will work fundraisers to help pay the cost. Discussion was held concerning district liabilities. Mrs. Easter reported that she will get with the district liability insurance company to get more information.

 

OLD BUSINESS

None

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS

  1. Mr. Edington, High School Principal

Mr. Edington reported enrollment for high school of 167 students with average daily attendance of 96.16%.

 

Mr. Edington reported that JH MAP and EOC testing is complete. Mr. Edington reported that he is working on finalizing a HS schedule for next year. Seniors have completed their finals and are preparing for graduation practice.

 

Mr. Edington reported on the spring athletic teams and gave an update of recent activities. He also reported that Peyton Needy won the State Golf Championship this year despite all of the bad weather conditions at the tournament. The Board passed on their congratulations to Peyton for all of his hard work.

           

  1. Mrs. Hammers, Elementary Principal

Mrs. Hammers reported enrollment for elementary of 191 students with average daily attendance of 95.92%.

 

Mrs. Hammers reported in recent activities such as the spring music concerts. She also reported on the winners of the Kansas City Regional Science Fair winners.  

 

Mrs. Hammers also gave an update on Federal Programs and reported that the reading progress of all students were reviewed at the end of the year literacy meeting.

 

  1. Mrs. Hagedorn, Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Hagedorn presented her enrollment for the Special Education department.

 

She gave a report on a summary of duties and workload of the Special Education department staff for the school year.

 

  1. Mrs. Easter, Superintendent

Mrs. Easter reported to the Board that the district received a 100% passing rate at the annual bus inspections conducted by the MO State Highway Patrol. She reviewed the staff health insurance information for next year. The district E-Rate grant was officially approved and this district will receive the partial reimbursement for the wiring project for the wireless access points. 

 

Mrs. Easter presented the current revenue and expenditures for the district. She reminded the Board that this is the time of the year that that the district will start requesting some of the federal revenue based on what has been expended. She also reported that she has been looking at areas in this year’s budget that may not be expended to the fully budgeted amount. She also reported that this was the year that the payment of the money from the bond defeasance was paid out of the UMB escrow account for a principal payment.

 

NEW BUSINESS

A.     District Surplus Property Auction-June 10, 2016—Mrs. Easter proposed that the district have a surplus property auction to sell any unused or outdated items. She is planning on have a list of items put together to be able to hold the auction on June 10, 2016.

Mr. Sam Dove made a motion to approve a surplus property auction on Friday, June 10th. 2nd by Mrs. Dillon.

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

  1. Approval of Date Change for June Meeting to June 29, 2016—Mrs. Easter proposed to move the regular June Board meeting date to June 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve the date change for the June meeting to June 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.2nd by Mr. Martin.

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

C.     Salary Proposal for Certificated, Classified, and Extra Duty Staff—Mrs. Easter proposed no change to the base salary of $29,500 for certificated salary schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. She proposed that all certificated staff be allowed to move any vertical steps for years of experience and any horizontal steps for education that they have earned. Mrs. Easter also proposed a 1% increase in salaries to all Classified and Administrator salaries for the 2016-2017 school year. She also proposed a 5% increase to all extra duty salaries for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Mrs. Dillon made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 salary schedule at its current base pay of $29,500 and approve vertical steps for years and horizontal steps for education for all that was earned for Certificated staff for the 2016-2017 school year. 2nd by Mr. Sam Dove.

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

Mr. Tim Dove made a motion to approve a 1% pay increase for Classified staff and Administrative staff for the 2016-2017 school year. 2nd by Mr. Hopkins.

Vote:    6 Yes   0 No

 

Extra duty positions and salaries were discussed. It was the consensus of the board to postpone approval of extra duty salary increases until the administration presents a specific proposal for specific duties at a later meeting.

 

OTHER

None

 

 

 

Mr. Haverly made a motion to close Open Session and go into Closed Session to discuss personnel matters and student issues after a short recess at 7:35 p.m. 2nd by Mr. Martin.

Roll call vote:  6 Yes   0 No

 

 

 

 

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            Secretary, Board of Education                                     President, Board of Education