Andrew Fairchild, board president, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. in the district library. A quorum was declared present.
The board voted to accept the modified agenda. The board voted to approve the September 19, 2013 Regular Session meeting minutes.
The board approved the transfer from the general fund to the teacher’s fund to cover monthly expenditures. The board reviewed the October 2013 nurse’s report. The board reviewed and approved the following evaluations: assessment, curriculum and public relations.
Martin Meyer, from Architechnics, presented the differences between using an architectural firm versus a performance based firm for facility upgrades. Scott Ririe, from CTS, presented the benefits of using a performance-based firm for facility upgrades.
The board voted to go with an RFP rather than an architect for facility upgrades. The board discussed the possible benefits of having a school resource officer. Mrs. Mack stated that a COPS grant would be due in the spring. The board agreed this was a good thing to pursue. The board discussed the football coop with Van-Far. This partnership will continue with a possibility of a name change.
Jeff Chitwood, from Gerding, Korte, and Chitwood, presented the 2012-2013 Audit. The board approved the audit. The board voted to approve Policy and Regulation 2710 and Policy and Regulation 4321. The following items were declared as surplus property: Bus 98, one 33” television, five 27” televisions, and five overhead projectors.
Superintendant Cheryl Mack stated she and the bus drivers are busy working on snow routes. Principal Natalie Gibson presented her attendance report, math fluency, writing prompt data, PBS update and compiling expenses of federal dollars to request from DESE. Principal Dale Marshall presented his attendance report and information on core areas. He commented on how well the middle school and high school are working together with cross curriculum.
At 9:35 p.m., the board moved into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel. The board voted to approve the August 21, 2013 executive session minutes. At 9:55 p.m., the board entered back into regular session.
At 9:56 p.m., the board voted to adjourn the meeting.