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           October 19, 2016            Wednesday

 

MEMBERS

                        Present                                                                        Administrators

Barry White, President                                                  Aron Bennett, Interim Supt of Schools

Sam Dove, Secretary, Absent                                        Rodney Edington, High School Principal

Mark Haverly, Vice-President                                        Rachel Hammers, Elementary Principal

Gale Dillon                                                                   Angie Hagedorn, Special Ed Coordinator

Tim Dove                                                                     Audrey Harding, Treasurer

            Roy Martin                                                      

Ed Hopkins                                                                                           Visitors                                   

                                                                                    Kenny Ollison              Staci Harrison

                                                                                    Jackie Thomas             Tracy Thomas

                                                                                    Melissa Brock               Rhonda Hilt                                                                                                                 

Lily Hopkins                 Melissa Zimmerschied                         

Heather Bridges            T.J. Bridges

                                                                                                Brad Wegman               Morgan Fox

                                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. John Boise

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Barry White called the Open Session meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Haverly made a motion to approve the agenda.  2nd by Mrs. Gale Dillon.

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

APPROVE DISTRICT OBLICATIONS

The bills for September were presented.

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

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

 

OLD BUSINESS

A.    Brad Wegman and Morgan Fox, representatives from LJ Hart – Mr. Wegman and Ms. Fox presented  information to the board regarding our current General Obligation Bonds and potential future bonds.  They answered questions from the board and the public. 

 

Mr. Wegman and Ms. Fox exited the meeting at 7:24 p.m.

 

VISITORS/COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.    Mr. Jeff Ransdell – not present.  Mr. Edington informed the board, on Mr. Ransdell’s behalf, that the FBLA trip to Daytona Beach, Florida was canceled due to lack of participants, the recent hurricane, and the rising costs of the trip.         

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS

  1. Mr. Edington, High School Principal

Mr. Edington presented his written report.  Mr. Edington introduced outstanding student Lily Hopkins to the board and informed them of some of Lily’s accomplishments.  He reported on the four new pieces of weight room equipment.  He spoke to the board about upcoming events, including the recent accomplishments of our sports teams.         

  1. Mrs. Hammers, Elementary Principal

Mrs. Hammers presented her written report.  She also spoke to the board about parent-teacher conferences, and other upcoming events, such as the PTO Carnival.

  1. Mrs. Hagedorn, Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Hagedorn presented her written report.  She reported on the rising number of students in the special services department.  She informed the board that referral testing was in progress and that student numbers will be on the rise.

  1. Mr. Bennett, Interim Superintendent

1.      Financial Report—Mr. Bennett spoke to the board about budget projections and potential funding cuts.   

2.      Miscellaneous InformationMr. Bennett informed the board of some recent costly repairs to kitchen equipment. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Bus Grant – Mr. Bennett spoke to the board about the possibility of grant fund availability for a portion of the purchase price of a new bus.  The grant funds are in the amount of $25,000.00.  Mr. Haverly made a motion to purchase a new bus if the district is awarded the grant funds.  2nd by Mr.Tim Dove.

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent      

 

B.     Air Conditioning Unit Bid – A bid from Turner American Mechanical Contractors, Inc. was presented by Mr. Bennett for replacement of one of the air conditioning units for the multipurpose gym.  Mr. Bennett will take more bids and present them at the next meeting.   

 

C.     Policy 2260 Revision – Mrs. Hammers addressed changes that need to be made in the district’s policy regarding the definition of homeless.  These changes will get the district’s policy in compliance with new legislation.  Mr. Hopkins made a motion to approve the changes in policy 2260.  2nd by Mr. Roy Martin.

Vote:  6            Yes     0 No     1 Absent

 

D.    Mr. Tim Dove made a motion to remove Mrs. Cara Easter’s name off of the district’s safe deposit box, the Vaughan and Edith White Scholarship account, and any CD’s in her name.  2nd by Mr. White. 

Vote:    6 Yes    0 No     1 Absent

                                                                                                                                                           

OTHER

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 8:17 p.m. 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