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Regular Session, October 18, 2023
Jennifer Pantry, President
Andy Akers, Vice President
Marta Aeschliman, Member
Wanda Homer, Member
Marti McGoldrick, Member
Jill Moncrief, Member
Kevin Buckallew, Member
Kyle Windy, Superintendent of Schools
Ed Koser, High School Principal
Katie Wayman, Elementary Principal
Raven Weaver, Special Services Coordinator
Vickie Pierce, Board Secretary
Tiffany Newland, Director of Finance
CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m.
President Jennifer Pantry called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – 6:00 p.m.
Marta Aeschliman moved, seconded by Marti McGoldrick to approve the agenda. Motion carried 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA – 6:01 p.m.
a. Minutes of previous meeting (September 20, 2023)
Andy Akers moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2023 meeting minutes. Motion carried 6-0.
Andy Akers moved, seconded by Jill Moncrief to approve the bills. Motion carried 6-0.
FINANCIAL REPORT – 6:03 p.m. – Tiffany Newland
Total revenue is $363,844.28 and total expenses are $794,183.86 for the month of September, 2023. Wanda Homer moved, seconded by Andy Akers to approve the financial report. Motion carried 6-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT TIME – 6:04 p.m. – none
OLD BUSINESS – 6:04 p.m.
a. CSIP quarterly update – Superintendent Windy updated the board.
NEW BUSINESS – 6:05 p.m.
a. Approval of early graduation requests
Andy Akers moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to approve the early graduation requests of Dominick Mortenson, Delaynie Ruths, Elaine Schmitzer, Emily Shahan, Braylon Shaw and Aiddin Sly upon completion of academic, CPR, and attendance requirements. Motion carried 6-0.
Marti McGoldrick moved, seconded by Jill Moncrief to approve the early graduation request of Delaney Denham upon completion of academic, CPR, and attendance requirements. Motion carried 5-0-1.
b. Approval of snow and ice removal
Marta Aeschliman moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to approve the snow and ice removal bid of Tyson March. Motion carried 6-0.
Marta Aeschliman moved, seconded by Jill Moncrief to approve Carolyn Applegate and Tonda Lain as classroom substitutes and Dennis Crabtree as custodian substitute for the 2023-24 school year. Motion carried 6-0.
d. Approval of resignations
Andy Akers moved, seconded by Wanda Homer to approve the resignations of Para-Melissa Yackle, Nurse-Chelsea Halley, Para and JH softball coach Mason Wilson, and Cross Country coach Holly Fischer. Motion carried 6-0.
Marti McGoldrick moved, seconded by Jennifer Pantry to approve the resignation of V Softball and V Girls Basketball coach Jana Dalton. Motion carried 5-0-1.
e. Approval to hire
Jennifer Pantry moved, seconded by Andy Akers approve to hire Schuyler Douglas as a custodian, Christina Aldridge as para, Beulah Foster Redden as para, Lance Dempsay as V Girls basketball coach, and Donna Donaldson for 8 hours/week for custodial services for the 2023-24 school year. Motion carried 6-0.
f. November meeting will be: November 15, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
December meeting will be: December 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Katie Wayman – 6:15 p.m.
September Enrollment PK-6: 341 September Attendance K-6: 95.59%
● October 19 and 26 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00
● October 24-27 Red Ribbon Week
● October 24 Grades K-2 Music Program at 7:00
● October 28 PTO Carnival 1:00-3:00
● October 30 Story Hour 10:00-11:00 at the Schuyler County Library
● November 6 PD Day
● November 7 Grades 3-6 Music Program at 7:00
● November 8 Picture Retake Day
● November 10 Veterans Day Assembly at 1:30, 2nd Quarter Midterm
● November 11 PBS Movie Night
● November 20 SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
● November 22-27 Thanksgiving Break – No School
● Homecoming spirit week was a lot of fun for the whole district!
● Our Board Game Family Night was a wonderful event with a great turnout of families! Thank you to those who made supper items and to those who volunteered to help with the event!
● What a great Book Fair! Thank you to all the volunteers that worked the cash registers and helped set up and take down the fair!
● The dental truck dates are not yet determined. Parents of elementary students interested in utilizing the service should contact Nurse Chelsea to get enrolled.
● Progress is being made on the new playground.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – Ed Koser – 6:18 p.m.
Month of September: 247 students with 95.11%
Year to Date: 248 with 95.91%
90/90 Rule: 87.5%
10/19 Earthquake Drill
10/19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7
10/21 State Marching Band
10/15 FFA Greenhand @ 7pm
10/27 8th graders to IHCC
10/27 Student Council regional Meeting
11/2-11/4 National FFA Convention
11/8 Intruder Drill
11/6 District Band Auditions
11/10 FFA Area Barnwarming @ Kirksville
11/10 2nd Qtr Mid-term
After 60 hours of work before school began, and 30- 7am rehearsals the highschool band culminates their competitive field show season on October 21 with the Missouri State Marching Association’s State contest. They previously cliniced at Central Lee HS in Donaldson IA, were the only 1 A band in competition in Davis county IA, and received 4th out of 4 bands in their class at Kahoka MO.
Additionally, at the parade of Champions the HS received 1st place in their class in Parade and the MS took 2nd in the Middle school class over Highland and canton’s middle school bands.
Student Council hosted the blood drive last month and they were able to collect 21 units of blood
SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR – Raven Weaver –6:20 p.m.
Total of 105 students being served school-wide.
Kyle Windy – 6:21 p.m.
• Culvert-MoDot fixed the structure near the highway. The drainage goes downhill in a couple of spots before it fills up and runs off the north side of the district. The pools that are left behind stay there for weeks. Bids will be advertised to fix the issue.
• Halo is up and running in the locker rooms and bathrooms
• Playground is being completed
• Lead Testing has been completed
• Middle school locker room showers fixed and updated
• Electric bus has been updataed with new software
• Safety Grant – Schuyler County R-1 was awarded $100,000 in the second round of the School Safety Grant Program as announced by Governor Parsons
1. Replace steel doors in the multi-purpose gym & middle school gym
2. North elementary classrooms carpet or laminate flooring
3. Bathroom in nurse office
4. Remove west classroom dividers and replace with walls and new carpet
REQUEST FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:27p.m.
Andy Akers moved, seconded by Jill Moncrief to go into executive session as provided in Rs.Mo.610.021 (3, 13) (6, 14) (Personnel/ Student Issues). Motion carried 6-0 by roll call vote: Andy Akers – yes; Jill Moncrief – yes; Marti McGoldrick – yes; Marta Aeschliman – yes; Wanda Homer – yes; and Jennifer Pantry – yes.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION – 7:33 p.m.
Board President Pantry announced that there will be consequences on spectator/parent behavior at sporting events and that inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The administration will revise the handbook with the expectations and code of conduct before the student can participate in sports.
ADJOURNMENT – 7:34 p.m.
Jennifer Pantry adjourned the meeting.