The Scott City R-I Board of Education met in regular session on August 20, 2014. 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 approved a resolution authorizing the redemption of $250,000 principal amount of general obligation refunding bonds, Series 2011A and authorized the publication of notice of redemption.
- After conducting the required tax rate hearing prior to the meeting, the Board set the tax rates at $3.2832 for the Incidental Fund and $.49 for the Debt Service Fund.
- The Board approved a resolution calling for a special school bond election to be held on November 4, 2014. Ballot language was also approved for the no tax increase bond issue.
- Mike Umfleet, transportation director, informed the Board the district is still needing a regular route bus driver for the school year. He also noted that the buses passed inspection at the 100% rate.
- Morning and afternoon bus routes were shown to the Board. The routes were approved as presented.
- Marty Hasz, pastor of Eisleben Lutheran Church, addressed the Board and gave members information about the work being completed to form a Boys and Girls Club in Scott City. The Board was invited to go on a tour of the Poplar Bluff Boys and Girls club to hear a presentation from their executive director as well as other leaders in their club.
- The Board was given copies of updates to MUSIC Policies and Regulations to be reviewed and adopted at the next regular meeting.
- Superintendent Diann Ulmer presented information to the Board concerning the Smart Snacks provision in the Healthy-Hunger Free Kids Act. The Board then heard information about the possibility of participating Community Eligibility Provision in the Act. After reviewing the costs as well as discussing the other issues with participation, the Board voted not to participate in the program.
- The Board was given the timeline for the release of the MAP/EOC/APR data as well as reviewed the state of Missouri average scores. Overall, the average scores across the state have declined.
In Closed Session, the following action was taken.
- The Board approved a list of individuals for coaching duties.