The Community R-VI School Board held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 17.
According to meeting minutes, a Tax Rate Hearing was held as no public was present and no comments were made.
Board President Greg Fort called the regular meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. A quorum was declared present.
The board voted to approve the agenda as presented.
The board voted to approve the consent items which included, June 15, 2016 meeting minutes, setting the tuition for the 2016-2017 school year to $10,886.00, to accept a retirement resignation, adopt local compliance plan, approve the 2016-2017 MACC duel credit program, approve the 2016-2017 substitute teacher list, appoint Cheryl Mack as the MACHS local agency security officer and finally to declare surplus property.
The board voted to pay July and August 2016 bills.
Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel gave a presentation on Missouri Learning Standards.
Fort read thank you cards from Carylle Folta and Steve Walton of the Mid-Mo Shooters.
The board voted to approve AED procedures for schools.
The board voted to set the tax levy at $3.9686 for Operating and $0.5500 for Debt Service for a total of $4.5186 for the 2016-2017 school year.
The board voted to approve the physical therapy contract with Creative Services, LLC and the occupational therapy contract with Sarah Schafer.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack reviewed the Transportation report and went over the ASBR. She stated the storm siren is installed and will be tested monthly. A thank was extended to those in the community who donated funds to make the installation of the siren possible. MoDot sent in a plan of action to improve the safety at the intersection of Scott’s Corner and Basinger Corner. Finally, she shared some changes in legislation specifically concerning bills dealing with bullying and suicide prevention.
Principal Angel stated that enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is at 119 at this time with 16 new students. There will no longer be a microwave available for elementary students to use during lunch due to time constraints and safety concerns. A+ students who help and tutor in the elementary will be required to leave their cell phones in the elementary office during that time. Finally, she shared that she is very excited about the new staff and the plans they have for the school year.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis shared that they have had 28 new students enrolled at this time. Enrollment 6th–12th grade is at 182. One of the new enrollees is an exchange student from Hamburg, Germany. The competitive cheer team went to districts and qualified for state. They will compete in November. Principal Curtis is very excited about the Chemistry program that is using Zoom and Zoom share software. This software will also be useful for home-bound students. The board voted to hire Deanna Erdel and Tisha Woodward as paraprofessionals.