Dinner Meeting began at 6:00 p.m.
The following board members were present: Brett Day, Mike Stauffer, Caroline Perigo, Phil Wise, Steve Douglas, Jonathan Russell, and Superintendent Dan Decker.
Lynn Otey was absent.
President Brett Day called the meeting to order.
Phil Wise led the board and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
Steve Douglas made a motion to approve the agenda with the removal of Current Action Item – Purchase of Buses. Mike Stauffer seconded and the motion was carried with a 6-0 vote.
Special Reports and Recognitions
Connie Bryant prepared a report for the board regarding the district’s Federal Programs.
At each board meeting, a time is set aside for members of the audience to participate at school board meetings. There was no participation from the public at the July meeting.
Phil Wise made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Steve Douglas seconded and the motion was carried with a unanimous 6-0 roll call vote.
Approval of Minutes Approved minutes of the Board of Education meetings held on June 17 and July 13, 2013.
Cash Journal Approved the bills for June totaling $1,080,295.60.
The board approved the treasurer’s report for July 2013.
Acceptance of Resignations Accepted the following resignations:
Jared Schoonover PE Teacher Neosho Senior High School
Annette Harbaugh Title I Para Field Early Childhood Center
Brandy Potts Special Ed Para Field Early Childhood Center
Brian Ellis Woods Technology Teacher Neosho Senior High School
Brian Ellis Assistant Softball Coach Neosho Senior High School
Brian Ellis Assistant Baseball Coach Neosho Senior High School
Jay Rector Process Coordinator Special Services
Jennifer Carterman Special Education Teacher Neosho Middle School
Lindsay Plumberg NCIS Teacher NCIS
Deborah Brown Special Ed Paraprofessional Benton Elementary School
David Sherwood Mathematics Teacher Neosho Senior High School
Board Meeting Schedule
The board approved the schedule of board meetings for the 2013-2014 school year.
Appointment of LEA Official Representative
The board approved the Superintendent of Schools as the authorized LEA representative.
Approval of Food Service Bids for Bread and Milk
The board approved the bread bid from Earthgrains, and the milk bid from Joplin Highland Dairy (Wilson Distribution).
Setting of New Family Size and Income Scale for Determining Free & Reduced Lunches
The board approved the eligibility criteria established by USDA for the school year 2013-2014.
Tax Rate Hearing for 2013-2014
The board approved August 19, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. at the Neosho R-5 School District Administrative Center, as the time, date, and place for the public tax rate hearing.
The board approved the following policies: GBCA, GCA, GCBC, GDA, and GDBC.
The board approved the recommendation to create a district position for a Bright Futures Coordinator and adding it as a classified position for the salary of $20,000.
Current Action Items
Approval Breakfast, Lunch, and Milk Prices
Steve Douglas made a motion to set the prices for breakfast, lunch, and milk as recommended. Jonathan Russell seconded and the motion was carried with a unanimous 6-0 roll call vote.
Information Material – Non Action Items Financial Information Financial Information was presented to the board.
- The FEMA project is moving forward.
- National Guard will be on-site to begin moving dirt. This will save the district a significant amount of money.
- Mr. Russell asked if there was an update on the ROTC funding. Mr. Crawley answered that there was no update at this time.
- Four students with the Special Olympics have qualified for the National Special Olympics. They will be fundraising.
- Mr. Day reminded the board members to read in their workbooks.
- An email will be sent regarding the date of the special work session.
Mr. Crawley updated the board on the progress of the softball field.
Input for August’s meeting
- Set Tuition Rates
- Setting Tax Levy Rate
- Acceptance of the School District Budget
- Approval of Student Handbook Changes
- Planning Calendar