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October 31, 2013

SCR-I Board Considering Future Campus Upgrades

The Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with seven members present.

Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented the monthly financial update. He informed board members of year-to-date revenues totaling $667,372m which he stated was down approximately $149,376 from last year.

"This revenue is mostly from the state," he told the board.

Expenditures are $946,625 which is down $117,840 from last year, leaving the district a year-to-date deficit of $279,253. Last year at this time, the district was at a deficit of $247,716.

"This deficit trend will continue until we begin to receive our local tax revenue in January," said Bergeson. "We will closely monitor the situation."

MSBA Conference

George Koontz, Trinity Davis, and Bergeson attended the annual MSBA Conference. Topics this year included MSIP 5, Common Core Standards, and College and Career Readiness. Each member reported on topics of interest to fellow board members.

Request for Qualifications

Greg Bricker discussed financing options for an Early Childhood Center at the previous board meeting in September.

"In addition, we have several building needs on our campus and would like to have a qualified firm provide us a facility study to help address additional concerns," Bergeson reported.

The next step in this process was to publish an request for qualifications (RFQ) asking for qualified firms to submit their qualifications to the Board of Education.

The Board of Education will review applications at the next board meeting on Wednesday, November 13.

Safety Conference

Mr. Pippert reported on attending the MSBA Safety Conference. He shared what other schools are currently doing in regards to school safety and best practices around the state.

Letter of Resignation

The board accepted a letter of resignation from elementary school Para Professional Bondurant with regret by a 7-0 vote.

Common Core

The building administrators gave an update on the Common Core Standards. Discussion was centered on the current implementation, rigor, grade level expectations, vertical alignment, and challenges.

November Meeting

The November meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Job Description - The board voted to approve an Early Childhood Job Description. The district will include this in the application for the Missouri Pre-School Project.

Executive Session

The board voted 5-0-2 to approve the minutes of the September 11th meeting. Matt McKee and Randy Tobler abstained.

Bergeson presented one early graduation request and four schedule reduction requests. The board approved the requests, pending successful completion of the necessary requirements.

The board voted 7-0 to offer Angie Ward employment as an Elementary Para Professional.

The board voted 7-0 to offer Thomas Wentworth employment as a bus driver.

The board voted 7-0 to offer a contract to Ryan Bergeson for Junior High Boys Basketball coach.

The board voted 7-0 to approve Josiah Holloway as a volunteer Boys Basketball Coach.

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