Minutes of the Savannah R-III School Board of Education
Central Office Meeting Room
Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Open Session 7:00 PM
Closed Session Following Open Session
March 12, 2013
Work Session Minutes
I. President Debbie Smith called the work session meeting to order at 6:32 PM.
Members Present: Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Dr. Mike Kozminski and Jim Vega.
Members Absent: Jennifer Peterson
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Clint Howren, Vance Vanderwerken, Zac Coughlin, Leisa Blair, Ron Jackson and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.
II. Board President Questions/Issues: None
III. The Board reviewed the agenda items.
IV. The Board discussed placing items (G) Investment of Idle Funds, (H) Bank Bids, (K) High School Handbook Posting with changes regarding cell phone usage (L) Elementary School Handbook Posting, (M) Copy Paper Bid, (N) Health Insurance Update, and (O) Change to the 2012-13 Academic Calendar, to the consent agenda.
V. President Smith adjourned the work session meeting at 7:15 PM.
Open Session Minutes
I. President Smith called the open session meeting to order at 7:23 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Jim Vega.
Members Absent: Jennifer Peterson
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Steve Weigand, Clint Howren, Vance Vanderwerken, Mark Schneeflock, Kelly Warren, Leisa Blair, Ross Svenson, Nathan Hogue, Karla Denney, Angie Hummer, Seth Hummer, Bryson O’Callaghan, Gary Bergman, Anthony Barbie, Brain Hansen, Zac Coughlin, Ron Jackson, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.
II. Welcome and Communication from Visitors: None
III. Recognitions: Wrestlers: State Qualifier: Nathan Hogue, State Qualifier 4th place at State:Seth Hummer and Bryson O'Callaghan. Hannah Ingram entered the Voice of Democracy Speech Contest. She took 1st place at District, then went on the Regional and took 1st place, then went to State and placed 7th place.
IV. Consent Agenda ~ Mr. Vega made the motion to move item G, H, K, L, M, N and O to the consent agenda. Mr. Houston seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
A. Approval of minutes dated February 12, as presented.
B. Approval of bills: $1,154,798.34; $602,892.74; $80,945.94; $121,745.68.
C. Personnel: Hire: Theresa Hedrick 3 HR Food Service-MS 3/12/2013
Victoria Warner MS Math/At-Risk 3/12/13
Retirement: Marcia Powell John Glenn 7/1/2013
Resignation: Stephanie LaFollette MC Elementary End of School Year
Melody Ritzer MS End of School Year
Extra Duty Hire: Megan Beck HS Cheer BB 2013-14 School Year
Melanie Rose HS Cheer FB 2013-14 School Year
Extra Duty Resignation:
Jennifer Grechus MS Cheer 2012-13 School Year
Substitutes to Hire: Kittie Schieber
D. Adoption of the Middle School Handbook, as presented.
E. Amazonia Focus Plan Budget, as presented.
*G. Investments of Idle Funds as presented.
. Bank Bids as recommended.
*K. High School handbook posting with changes regarding cell phone usage.
*L. Elementary School handbook posting, as presented.
*M. Copy Paper Bids as recommended. Paper 101 Company was the lowest bidder for color copy machine paper and Clayton Paper Company was the lowest bidder for white copy paper.
*N. Health Insurance Update, as presented.
*O. Recommended Change to the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar: To date we have missed 7 school days due to inclement weather. Because of this, the last day of school is set for Tuesday, May 28 – the day after Memorial Day. The consensus of the Cabinet was to shorten the number of spring break days so the last day for students can be moved to Friday, May 24. This change will also allow us to start summer school on Tuesday, May 28 as originally planned.
The Board agreed to modify the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar. March 28 will be a student contact day with an early dismissal of 2.75 hours. The final day for students and staff will be Friday, May 24.
V. Ms. Garrison made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda. Mr. Houston seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
VI. Action Items: Requires Motion
F. General Journal ~ $7,333,964.87. Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the general journal balance. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
I. Special Ed Report: Dr. Julia Schmitz presented her report. Mr. Houston made the motion to approve the Special Ed Report. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
J. Gifted Enriched Motivated Students (GEMS) Report: Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to postpone the Gifted Enriched Motivate Students Report until the April Board of Education Meeting. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
VII. The High School, Middle School, Amazonia, Helena, John Glenn, Minnie Cline and Special Services provided their district reports.
VIII. Ms. Garrison made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters, per sections referenced under Section 610.021, Subsections 3 of the Revised Statues of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to same be made part of the closed session record and be maintained as such. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with the following roll call vote: Mr. Houston – aye; Ms. Garrison – aye; Dr. Kozminski – aye, Dr. Rosenauer – aye; Mr. Vega – aye; Ms. Smith – aye. Vote: 6 - 0. TIME: 7:53 PM
IX. Assignment of Elementary Principals: Ms. Garrison made the motion to assign Minnie Cline Principal, Kelly Warren, to John Glenn Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
Mr. Vega made the motion to assign Helena Principal, Troy Dunn, to Minnie Cline Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
X. Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote. TIME: 8:15 PM.
Debbie Smith, Board President Janna Wuest, Board Secretary