March 11, 2014

Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Open Meeting 7:00 PM

March 11, 2014

 

 Work Session Minutes

 

I.         President Kelly Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:34 PM.

 

Members Present:  Kelly Houston, President; Susan Garrison, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: Jim Vega, Vice-President and Linda Kozminski

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kenny Ragland, Dyann Duncan, Dr. Julia Schmitz, Debbie Martin, Kevin Rhine, Ron Jackson, Zac Coughlin, Barb Maag, Clint Howren, Steve Waigand, Jacque McGinness, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues: President Houston reminded us that the Board Election is approaching on April 8th.

 

III.      Kevin Rhine of Durham Transportation gave an explanation on the contract extension proposal.

 

IV.       Substitute Teacher, Barb Maag, presented the Board information on substitute teacher pay.

 

V.        The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

VI.       The Board discussed placing items (Middle School Handbook Adoption), F (High School Handbook Posting), G (Elementary School Handbook Posting), H (Copy Paper Bid), J (Posting Policy GCPCA), K (Transportation Contract Extension) to the consent agenda. 

 

VII.     President Houston adjourned the work session meeting at 6:58 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

I.          Call to Order ~ President Houston called the open session meeting to order at 7:03 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members Present:  Kelly Houston, President; Susan Garrison, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: Jim Vega, Vice-President and Linda Kozminski

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kenny Ragland, Steve Waigand, Ron Jackson, Dr. Julia Schmitz, Dyann Duncan, Michael Hummer, Seth Hummer, Jeremiah Glise, Angie Hummer, Tausha Smith, Rhonda Glise, Robert O’Callaghan, Bryson O’Callaghan, Jacque McGinness, Barb Maag, Gary Bergman, Anthony Barbrie, Zac Coughlin, Clint Howren, Brad Weeks, Kelly Warren, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.       Welcome and Communication from Visitors: None  

 

III.       Staff/Student Recognitions:

 

Staff: The Special Education Office/Early Childhood Special Education Staff and Students nominated Custodians Terry and Helen Bruce for Employee of the Month.  They have gone above and beyond to the aid of the SPED Office/ECSE Staff many times since starting in January. 

Minnie Cline Elementary nominated Linda Olson for recognition. She can be relied upon not only in her duties, but in any given situation when you need someone. 

Students: Savannah High School recently competed in the State Wrestling Tournament.  Listed below are the qualifiers and their coaches:

Savannah State Wrestling 2014

Team Place 8th  82 points   (SCHOOL RECORD)

 

106 Peyton Smith ~ 4th

113 Michael Hummer ~ 3rd

145 Nathan Hogue ~ Qualifier

160 Seth Hummer ~ State Champion

170 Jeremiah Glise ~ Qualifier

220 Bryson O’Callaghan ~ State Runner-Up

 

Coaches:

Gary Bergmann

Anthony Barbrie

Daniel Atkinson

Jeff George

Randy Smith

 

IV.       Ms. Peterson made the motion adopt the agenda.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

 

V.        Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to place items (Middle School Handbook Adoption), F (High School Handbook Posting), G (Elementary School Handbook Posting), H (Copy Paper Bid), J (Posting Policy GCPCA), K (Transportation Contract Extension), on the consent agenda.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

 

VI.       Ms. Garrison made the motion to adopt the consent agenda, as amended.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of the February 11, 2014 minutes, as presented. 

 

B.        Approval of bills dated:  February 2014 ~ $1,229,039.08 March 2014 ~$435,359.44

C.         Personnel List was accepted by the Board.

Hire:

Dave Arnold                         MS Sped                     2014-15 School Year

Katie Wood                           MS Sped                     2014-15 School Year

Kathleen Kozol                     AM Sped                    2014-15 School Year

Darbi Valenti                        MC                              2014-15 School Year

Raychel Phillippe                 MC                              2014-15 School Year

Jillian Porter                        MS Science                 2014-15 School Year

Nicollette Thompson          HS English                  2014-15 School Year

 

Retirement:

Susie Gallagher                    HS Math                    End of 2013-14 School Year

 

Resignation:

Denise Price                         MS Sped                     End of 2013-14 School Year

William Benz                        MS Sped                     End of 2013-14 School Year

Janna Wuest                        CO                               6/30/2014

 

Extra Duty Resignation:

Gary Bergmann                    Wrestling                  3/6/2014

Terry Hopkins                      Basketball                 3/5/2014

 

Substitutes:

Kendall Russell

Keli Morris

 

*E.      The Board approved the Middle School Handbook adoption.

*F.      The Board approved the High School Handbook posting.

*G.      The Board approved Elementary School Handbook posting.

*H.     The Board approved that the copy paper bids go to Paper 101 as the lowest bidder.

PAPER BID 2014- 2015

 

        Clayton Paper           Contact Paper                MTE                                  Paper 101/Paper Corp.                     Premier                            Saunders

        St. Joseph, MO         Uniontown, OH            Maryville, MO             Ankeny, IA                                               Columbia, MO               Wildwood, MO                                        

Bid # 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

1000 ~ 20# 8 ½ X 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

White/1000 Cases               $25.84                        $25.84                                No Bid                                $24.38                                                        No Bid                               $32.48                                                       

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Bid # 2

 

Colored, legal                

Ledger/Total                  $1859.90                           No Bid                                No Bid                                $1,581.32                                                   No Bid                                No Bid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

*J.       The Board approved the posting of Policy GCPCA (Professional Staff Early Resignation/Retirement Notification Incentive.

 

*K.      The Board approved a five year extension of the transportation contract with Durham Bus Transportation.  

VII.     Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

D.        General Journal ~ $ 7,484,135.33.  Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to approve the general journal.   Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5 – 0 vote.

I.          Technology Report:  Ms. Garrison made the motion to accept the Technology Report as presented.   Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5 – 0 vote.

L.         Substitute Teacher Pay: Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to table the substitute teacher pay indefinitely.   Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 5 – 0 vote.

M.       The April Board Meeting date was moved to April 14th due to the Board Elections taking place on April 8th.

VIII.    District Reports ~ The High School, Middle School, Elementary Schools and Special Services presented their monthly district reports. 

 

MSBA Spring Regional Meeting:  Our District will be hosting the MSBA Spring Regional Meeting this year, on Monday, April 28 at the Savannah Middle School, 6:00 PM

Capital Connections Meeting:  March 27, 2014 at Troester Media Center, St. Joseph, MO

 

            Foundation Report was given by Susan Garrison.  She reported that the committee is meeting on a regular basis.  They have raised $70,000 new funds at this point. Steven Craig will match up to $125,000.

 

IX.       Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5 – 0 vote.  TIME:  7:46 PM.

 

 

 

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Kelly Houston, Board President                                      Janna Wuest, Board Secretary