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November 2011

The Scott City R-I Board of Education met in regular session on November 16, 2011.  The Board conducted the following business.

  1. Members of the high school Robotics team and their sponsor, Randall Shinn, gave a demonstration of the robot they have built for this year's competitions.  Each of the team members spoke to the board about the process used for creating the robot from the construction aspect to the computer programming required to run the unit.  They, also, explained to the Board about the competition including answering judges' questions, the forming of alliances with teams from other schools, and strategies used during the meets.  Members of the team that presented the information to the Board included Mike Bradshaw, Nick Hester, Adam Bowers, Hunter Cox, and Jake Welker.  The team's first competition is in St. Louis.
  2. After reviewing the bids received for the school food service contract, the Board accepted the bid from OPAA! Food Management, Inc.  OPAA! has provided food service to the District for over 15 years.  The new contract will be renewable for a period of five years.
  3. The Board reviewed information concerning the refinancing of the District's bonds and lease certificates.  LJ Hart & Co. presented the cost saving analysis to the Board.  The Board approved a resolution for refinancing the bonds at an average interest rate of 2.25%, which will save the District $220,746 in interest charges.  The Board, also, approved a resolution for the refinancing of the District's lease certificates for an average interest rate of 2.46%, which will save the District $84,506 in interest charges.
  4. The Board approved the assessment plan/calendar as presented.  The assessment calendar, created by the building counselors, outlines the dates and types of tests that are given to students during the year.
  5. The Board approved the election notice for filing for the Board of Education.  There will be two, three year terms open on the Board.  The first day to file is December 13, 2011, and the last day is January 17, 2011.


In Closed Session, the Board of Education conducted the following business.

The Board approve the confidential minutes of the October 29 special executive session.

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