SCHUYLER R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT
MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR SESSION QUEEN CITY, MO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Jennifer Pantry, President
Shannon Smith, Vice President
Andy Akers, Member
Wanda Homer, Member
Kirk Newland, Member
Mike Scheib, Member
Kevin Wheeler, Member arrived at 5:31 p.m.
Rick Roberts, Interim Superintendent of Schools
Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal
Kyle Windy, High School Principal
Raven Weaver, Director of Special Services
Vickie Pierce, Board Secretary
Tiffany Newland, Director of Finance
CALL TO ORDER – 5:30 p.m.
President Jennifer Pantry called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
REQUEST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:30 p.m.
Mike Scheib moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to go into executive session as provided in Rs.Mo.610.021 (3, 13) (Personnel Issues). Motion carried 6-0 by roll call vote: Kirk Newland – yes; Shannon Smith – yes; Andy Akers – yes; Mike Scheib – yes; Wanda Homer – yes; and Jennifer Pantry – yes.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION – 5:57 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AMENDED AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.
Mike Scheib moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to approve the amended agenda (#3 Executive Session moved & New Business B-Health Insurance Premiums). Motion carried 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.
a. Minutes of previous meeting (January 21, 2021)
c. OPAA & Custodian report
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Mike Scheib to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried 7-0.
Kevin Wheeler moved, seconded by Andy Akers to approve the bills. Motion carried 7-0.
FINANCIAL REPORT – 6:02 p.m. – Tiffany Newland
Total revenue is $ 1,658,585 and total expenses are $ 556,279 for the month of January, 2021. Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to approve the financial report. Motion carried 7-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 6:04 p.m.
A thank you note was received from Robin Jackson and family.
Tammy Wheeler inquired about the financial report being posted on the school website.
OLD BUSINESS – 6:05 p.m.
a. Social distancing mandate and mask discussion/update
The board and administration discussed the social distancing and wearing masks at school. Very
few students and staff have been quarantined for the month of February. The procedures that were put in place will continue and the board will review the subject at the March meeting.
NEW BUSINESS – 6:06 p.m.
a. Approval by consent agenda the following program evaluations
1. Early Childhood Special Education
Kevin Wheeler moved, seconded by Mike Scheib to approve the ECSE program evaluation. Motion carried 7-0.
2. Parents As Teachers
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Andy Akers to approve the P.A.T. program evaluation. Motion carried 7-0.
b. Approval of the 2021-2022 health insurance plans
Kevin Wheeler moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to offer Blue Access HSA 4000, Blue Access 6550, Blue Preferred Select HSA 4000, and Blue Preferred Select HSA 6550 insurance plans as options to employees, with insurance policy Blue Preferred Select HSA 4000 as the board paid health insurance plan. Also, to allow contributions to be made to individual HSA plans if a lower premium plan is chosen by the employee. If an employee chooses Blue Access HSA 4000 the employee will pay the $12.90/month difference in premium. Motion carried 7-0.
Wanda Homer moved, seconded by Andy Akers to approve JILLIAN KOLBE as a classroom substitute. Motion carried 7-0.
d. Dishwasher approval
Mike Scheib moved, seconded by Kirk Newland to approve the dishwasher bid from Arctic Food Equipment for a CMA Model CAM-180 for $9,355.20. Motion carried 7-0.
e. Facility Usage Policy/Regulation discussion/changes
Kevin Wheeler moved, seconded by Mike Scheib to assign a committee to further discuss options at a work session. That information will be brought back to the board. Motion carried 7-0.
f. High School gym ceiling repair
Superintendent Roberts reported the High School gym ceiling has been worked on to keep out leaks but more work will need to be done.
g. OPAA renewal
Shannon Smith moved, seconded by Andy Akers to approve the renewal food service agreement with OPAA for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
h. The next regular board meeting will be March 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL’S REPORT– Katie Wayman – 6:34 p.m.
January Enrollment K-6: 304
January Attendance: 95.53%
● February 14-20 School Board Recognition Week
● March 2-5 School Breakfast Week
● March 12 Spring Pictures
● March 12 End of 3rd Quarter
● March 15 Professional Development Day
● 5th/6th grade Campus Bowl is still hard at practice each week. Unfortunately, their February 20 meet at Scotland has been cancelled.
● 3rd-6th grade MAP testing is scheduled for April 27-May 13.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – Kyle Windy – 6:35 p.m.
· Enrollment numbers: Junior/Senior High 241
· Attendance for January: 93.87%
· 90/90 Rule: 87%
· Courtwarming was held on Friday January 29th. Student Council sponsored a teacher jail 1st-3rd hours. It seemed to go well. We raised about $1000 and we are donating $500 to the Atkinson family and sending gift baskets to the nursing home, health department and EMTs with the remainder of the money. 4th-6th hour we held battle of the classes. The seniors were this year’s Courtwarming battle of the class winners. They received an ice cream party to celebrate their victory. We kicked off a pep rally 7th hour with an after-prom fundraiser in which Mr. Windy “won” and had two pots of spaghetti dumped over his head. The pep rally was organized by the varsity basketball cheerleaders. The freshman class sold pop and candy bars all day and FCCLA sold ice cream. This is a great day for the entire school to come together and have some fun and make some memories. We appreciate the board’s support on allowing days such as Courtwarming.
1. Feb 25th & 27th District Basketball
2. Feb. 26th – FFA Breakfast
3. Mar. 13th – End of 3rd Quarter
4. Mar. 15th – Professional Development
7-12 Parent/Teacher Conference 4:00-7:00
5. Mar. 22nd – Spring Sport Pictures
Mr. Windy discussed some issues with the weight room and the board agreed that no one younger than JH age should be allowed to be in there.
The baseball field at Lancaster is needing some serious maintenance and removal of rocks to make it safe to play on. The school will help the Little League Association to get the field playable.
Schuyler will be hosting a JH track meet, V track meet, and both JH & V conference meets. In order to host districts an improved timing system is required to do so. There is an option to contract the timing system instead of purchasing.
Mike Scheib moved, seconded by Andy Akers to contract services for a timing system if Schuyler R-1 is approved by MSHSAA to hold track districts. Motion carried 7-0.
SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver – 6:53 p.m.
● Schuyler R-1 School District is currently providing services for:
o Early Childhood: 18
o K-6 grade: 45
o 7-12 grade: 28
● The Early Childhood Special Education teachers continue to organize services with First Steps of Northeast Missouri. We currently work with Sherry Slaughter (Intake/Service Coordinator, Region 3 – First Steps of Northeast Missouri) to coordinate services for students as they turn 3 years old and transition into our school.
● The Special Education staff continues the planning for professional development to maintain compliance and improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
● Early Childhood Special Education Preschool Program Evaluations
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – 6:53 p.m.
Superintendent Roberts has begun to work on the school budget. There will be a board work session on March 18th to prioritize funding.
ADJOURNMENT – 6:58 p.m.
Kevin Wheeler moved, seconded by Shannon Smith to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.