The Community R-VI School Board accepted their 2011 auditor’s report during their December 20 meeting. Travis Hundley of Gerding, Korte, & Chitwood made the presentation of the report and a notice will soon be published in The Vandalia Leader.
(The remainder of the story is the actual board meeting minutes.)
The board voted to add Jennifer Schmidt to the 2011-2012 district substitute list. The board reviewed the Special Services Program district evaluations. The board voted to approve the payment of the December 2011 bills.
There were no presentations. Rebecca Schafer commended Robert Fischer, high school language arts teacher, on his active role in his community. The board reviewed the 2012 meeting dates, which reflects the change in meeting days from the third Tuesday to the third Wednesday of each month. Board President Andrew Fairchild read a thank you note from district patrons that was written to Sandy Gastler for organizing the Veteran’s Day service.
The board read the student drug policy for the second time. The board will take action at the January 18, 2011 meeting.
The board read Policy 4650 and 4650-lite for the second time. The board will take action at the January 18, 2012 board meeting.
The board voted to purchase Umbrella Liability limits of $10,000,000 from Gallagher Bassett Insurance Company (M.U.S.I.C.) and Cyber Coverage, which are above the primary coverage.
Cheryl Mack, superintendent, read a Christmas card from the Missouri State Board of Education. Mack reviewed the newspaper article regarding the Montgomery County School District four day school week. She reviewed the transportation and ridership report. Mack reviewed the 2011-2012 attendance hours to date. She presented possible scenarios of state funding for fiscal year 2013.
Natalie Gibson, elementary principal, reviewed the elementary attendance report. She gave an update on Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), and special education and federal funding.
Dale Marshall, secondary principal, reviewed the secondary attendance, alternative school, course recovery, and Missouri Options reports. At 8:34 p.m., the board voted to move into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel. The board voted to approve the October 18, 2011 Regular Session meeting minutes. The board voted to grant Tricia McDonald a leave of absence from her bus driver responsibilities so that she may student teach in the elementary school from January 3, 2012-April 27, 2012. The board voted to amend Kris Cross’ track coach extra-duty contract to 2/5 the previously contracted amount. The board voted to extend an extra-duty contract to Erin Mack as a co-track coach for the remaining 3/5 of the original budgeted amount.