Present Kirk Cohagan, President
Shannon Smith, Vice President
Kristi Groseclose, Member
Kirk Newland, Member
Jennifer Pantry, Member
Wanda Homer, Member
Steve Carvajal, Superintendent of Schools
Kyle Windy, High School Principal-absent
Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal
Raven Weaver, Special Services Director-absent
Vickie Pierce, Secretary
Tiffany Newland, Director of Finance
CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m.
President Kirk Cohagan called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the agenda.
Motion carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.
Approval of minutes of previous meeting (April 16, 2020)
Approval of bills
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the April 16, 2020 minutes after correcting a name. Motion carried 5-0.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve the bills, except 39169, 39106, 39230. Motion carried 5-0.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to approve the bills 39169 and 39230. Motion carried 4-0-1.
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the bill 39106. Motion carried 4-0-1.
FINANCIAL REPORT – 6:06 p.m.
Total revenue is $324,477 and total expenses are $481,481 for the month of April 2020.
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the financial report. Motion carried 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 6:08 p.m.
Tammy Wheeler, Kevin Wheeler, and Mike Scheib spoke to the board.
OLD BUSINESS – 6:17 p.m.
a. Discussion on future baseball/softball fields
No discussion. Tabled and will look at in the future.
NEW BUSINESS – 6:18 p.m.
a. Jim Lyon-Marktwain Rural Telephone Co.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to approve Marktwain Communications to purchase the FCC license from Schuyler R-1 School District for $75,000. Motion carried 5-0.
b. Summer school discussion
No summer school at this time. The board will look at the possibility of summer school again at the June meeting.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to accept the resignation of CHASE ROBERTS. Motion carried 4-1.
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to accept the resignation of Parents As Teachers educator MELISSA SLAUGHTER. Motion carried 5-0.
d. Approval of teaching contracts
Kirk Newland moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve HALEY ARMSTRONG (BA, Step 2), as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to approve CHARLES CARPENTER (BS, Step 1), as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
e. Approval of Director of Finance – tabled until after the executive session.
f. Approval of school board treasurer – tabled until after the executive session.
g. June board meeting will be June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Katie Wayman – 6:36 p.m.
There were 13 elementary students with perfect attendance and 6th grade promotion was held over zoom.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – Kyle Windy – 6:37 p.m.
No school sponsored prom will be held and an outside graduation will be held on July 11th.
SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver – 6:52 p.m.
There will be an extended school year for some special needs students.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Steve Carvajal – 6:54 p.m.
Cleaning of the buildings have continued, a new storage shed has been built and remodeling of the old storage shed into a weight/exercise room is concluding, triple jump and pole vault areas have been completed, a waiver for attendance missed due to weather and Covid-19 have been completed, the school will receive $200,000 through the Cares Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) that will be used for staff and student technology.
REQUEST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION – 7:14 p.m.
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to go into executive session as provided in Rs.Mo.610.021 (3, 13) (Personnel Issues). Motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote: Kirk Newland – yes; Shannon Smith – yes; Jennifer Pantry – yes; Kristi Groseclose – yes; and Kirk Cohagan – yes.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION – 8:22 p.m.
Tabled new business: E and F
e. Approval of Director of Finance
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to hire TIFFANY NEWLAND as Director of Finance. Motion carried 4-0-1.
f. Approval of school board treasurer
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to appoint Tiffany Newland as school board treasurer. Motion carried 4-0-1.
Support staff hire:
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to employ the following:
RENAE FARNSWORTH, LORAINE FOWLER, LAURIE NAGEL, and CHRISTY SMYSER as Clerical Staff; CHELSEA HALLEY as LPN; AVERY JONES as Transportation Director; VICKIE PIERCE as Executive Assistant; and
ALAENA ALDRIDGE, JENNIFER DARNELL, HOLLY FISCHER, BARBARA FOWLER, BRENDA FOWLER, SHELBY GARRETT, CHELSEA JACKSON, SHANNON LONG, HAYLE MIDDLETON, CARRIE ORR, CECILY REESE, DIANE SCHEIB, BRENDA SCHMITTER, KENDRA TALBERT, and TERRI WOBKEN as para professionals; and
WAYNE ANDERSON, JOHN BROWNELL, ED HOGARTH, TWILA HOGARTH, FRANK MILLER, DENNIS PARTIN, AMY SHOTTEN, JR. SHOTTEN, SHEILA WHEELER, TERRY WHEELER and GARY YEARNS as bus drivers; and
TOMMY ROBERTS as Technology Director; and
DENNIS CRABTREE as Director of Custodians and MURRY McCOY, JOHN YEARNS, and CHRISTIAN HARRIS as custodians.
Motion carried for all 5-0.
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to employ the following for extra duties, motion carried 5-0.
COREY RANDALL, ED KOSER, BRAD WORTH, KYLE WINDY, GARY WINDY, ANDY AKERS, THOMAS KIRKLAND, MIKEL ROBERTS, CHRIS PREWITT, CECILY REESE, BILLY WALLACE, SHELBY SALTER, AMY FINKE, CHRIS OLIVER, CHARLES CARPENTER, SHARON PRIEBE, AMANDA MAIZE, RAVEN WEAVER, COLEY HANES, LES AESCHLIMAN, JEANNE STEEN, RYAN KADEN, JAMIE MORLAN, STACY O’HAVER, KARA WOLF, JULIE BLESSING, DARLA DIXON and KATIE WAYMAN
Kirk Newland moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve SARA SMITH as drill team coach. Motion carried 4-0-1.
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Kristi Groseclose to approve TIFFANY NEWLAND to do extra duty financials for federal programs. Motion carried 4-0-1.
ADJOURNMENT – 8:28 p.m.
Kristi Groseclose moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0.