The Scott City R-I Board of Education met in special session at 6:15 p.m. on April 16, 2014 for the purpose of the reorganization of the Board following election. The election of officers for the year was held. Members elected Beth Cox as president, Scott Amick as Vice-President, Heraleen Bowers as secretary, and Gary Miller as treasurer.

The Scott City R-I Board of Education then met in regular session. Board members Beth Cox, Scott Amick, Heraleen Bowers, Gary Miller, Lisa Schaefer, Gary Elders, and Brad Uelsmann were present.

The Board conducted the following business.

  • The Board members reviewed the policies guiding the member responsibilities, the code of ethics, and confidentiality. The members signed the policies acknowledging receipt of the information.
  • After learning that Ameren UE has refused to pay the taxes assessed by the Scott County Assessor, the Board voted to join litigation against Ameren UE to seek payment of the taxes.
  • Superintendent Diann Ulmer reviewed estimated revenues and expenditures for 2014-15 during the annual April budget hearing. The state legislature has not yet passed a budget making revenue predictions difficult. She informed the Board that the certified salary compliance will be in effect next year with the current fiscal year as the base of comparison. In the area of capital projects, the primary focus of the District will be the completion of the FEMA Safe Room.
  • Principal Mike Johnson submitted the list of seniors as candidates for graduation. The Board approved the list pending each senior completed the necessary credit requirements.

In Closed Session, the following business was conducted.

  • The Board accepted the resignation of special services teacher Cammy Short. Mrs. Short will retire at the end of the current school year.
  • The Board approved a list of teachers to fill extra duty assignments in the elementary, middle, and high school.