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February 21, 2013

Board Hires New High School Principal at February Meeting

The Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 6:15 p.m., with a public hearing. President George Koontz called the meeting to order with seven members present.

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: January 10th Open Session Minutes; Updated Sub List; Personal Day Requests.

Superintendent Dave Shalley gave the district financial update.

"The midpoint outlook of the State fiscal year appears better than originally forecast," he told the board. "State revenues are up slightly from the previous year. Locally, we have received current taxes amounting to $1,602,677.00, which is $35,924.84 above the budgeted figure."

The superintendent reported year-to-date revenues at $949,496.50 ahead of YTD expenses.

"This surplus will reduce, as current taxes are collected in January, ending that source of revenue," Shalley said.

Surplus Property

The district received closed bids for a number of items advertised for sale as surplus property. The board approved the high bid for each item as follows: Miller 251 wire welder ($1,580) - Daniel Hoover; Lincoln welder ($127.00) - Brian Holton; Lincoln welder ($127.00) - Brian Holton; 5 1/2 ft. tool box ($98.00) - Dave Shalley; 4-ft. tool cabinet ($137.00) - Brian Holton; pipe bender ($357.00) - Brian Holton.

Early Childhood Committee Meeting

The district's early childhood program committee announced plans to take applications for pre-school care during the district's pre-school screening on March 22nd. This will help further gauge interest in a district sponsored pre-school program. The Early Childhood Committee will next meet on March 11th.

School Calendar

The board voted 7-0 to approve the calendar for the 2013-14 school year. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 21st. The first quarter will end on October 18th. Thanksgiving break will be November 27th-29th. The second quarter and first semester will end on December 20th with an early dismissal at 1:05 p.m. That will commence the Christmas break, which will run through January 1st. The third quarter will begin January 2nd and will end March 7th. Spring Break will be April 18th - 22nd with the last day of the school year scheduled for May 20th.

Board Workshop

The board voted 7-0 to schedule a workshop on March 4th at 6:30 p.m. The workshop is being held to discuss future needs and goals.


The board voted 7-0 to accept, with deep regret, the resignation of superintendent's secretary, Kate Walker. Kate will be retiring after 26 years of service to the district.

Executive Session

The board entered into Executive Session to consider hiring of personnel.

The board offered the high school principal position to Kenya Fuemmeler for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years at a salary of $62,000.

The board also received the evaluation of elementary principal Nathan Pippert and offered a contract extension through the 2014-15 school year.

The board assigned Corey Schultz as assistant varsity baseball coach.

Board Offers High SchoolPrincipal Position to Kenya Fuemmeler

Kenya Fuemmeler has been tabbed as the new principal at Scotland County R-I High School.

The native of Salisbury, has spent the past three years teaching history at Moberly High School where she also served as varsity softball coach.

Fuemmeler was an all-state pitcher, leading Salisbury to two state titles in the sport. She went on to play collegiately at Notre Dame. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and History from the University of Notre Dame in 2007.

Following graduation, she taught in the "Teach for America" program in St. Louis at Eskridge High School for two years. She returned to the collegiate ranks in 2009 to serve as graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma where she managed professional development for the OU athletic instructors and also worked mentoring student athletes.

The following year she returned closer to home, taking a teaching job at Moberly High School.

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