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October 18, 2012

Board of Education Forms Committee to Consider Early Childhood Program

The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, October 11, 2012. President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present. Matt McKee arrived at 7:10 p.m.

Financial Report

Superintendent Dave Shalley reported year-to-date revenues for the SCR-I District were $816,748.57, up approximately $83,000 from last year.

"This is mostly from the state," Shalley stated.

Expenditures are at $1,064,465, leaving a year-to-date deficit of $247,716.

"Last year at this time, we were at a deficit of $318,432," Shalley said. "This will no doubt continue to grow, until we receive the local taxes in January. We will closely monitor the situation."

Amend Budget

The district was required to amend the budget to reflect new accounting codes adopted by the state and to update revenue projections to include a grant the district will be receiving.

The overall, projected deficit was reduced by approximately $2,500.

"We will continue to monitor revenues and expenditures and amend the budget as needed," Shalley stated.

MSBA Conference

George Koontz, Sam Berkowitz, Trinity Davis and superintendent Shalley attended the annual MSBA Conference. Topics concerning education, legislation and future expectations were presented during the conference sessions. Each member reported on topics of interest.

Procedural Evaluations

Marc Colvin presented the evaluation of the district's extra-curricular program. Principal Nathan Pippert presented the evaluation for instructional effectiveness for the elementary. Principal Ryan Bergeson presented the evaluation for instructional effectiveness for the junior-senior high. Julie Wickert and Tom O'Donnell presented the procedural evaluations for the district's professional development program.

The board voted to accept the evaluations and take the recommendations under advisement.

The board voted 6-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

Minutes from September 11, 2012, meeting; Minutes from September 25, 2012, special meeting; Updated Sub List; Procedural Evaluations as follows: Elementary At-Risk - Nathan Pippert, Secondary At-Risk - Brent Bondurant, Secondary Vocational - Ryan Bergeson, Parents as Teachers - Nathan Pippert, Janie Parton & Stephanie Shalley; Records Purge - misc. office files; Surplus Property declared; Personal Day Request (extension of a holiday)

Early Childhood

The board voted 7-0 to establish an Early Childhood Task Force Committee to research the possibility of beginning an early childhood education program.

November Meeting

The November meeting will be held Thursday, November 8th, at 6:30 p.m.

Special Meeting

The board will meet November 29th at 6:00 p.m. to review applications for the superintendent position.

Executive Session

The board voted 6-0-1 to approve the minutes of the September 11th meeting. Mr. Berkowitz abstained.

The board considered three early graduation requests and three schedule reduction requests. The board approved the requests, pending successful completion of the necessary requirements.

The board voted 7-0 to offer Cory Shultz an assistant girls' basketball coaching position.


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