The Community R-VI School Board voted to offer 2015-16 probationary contracts to several teachers when they met last Wednesday.
The teachers receiving contracts are Stacie Carroz, Lisa Garrett, Sarah Simmons, Stacy French, Ken Jett, Brandon Westlake, Jessica Young, Caitlyn Cunningham, Haley Nobis, Jonathan Guilkey, Brandon Talbot, Mackenzie Chism, and Michele Ebers.
The board also voted to offer employment contracts to tenured teachers.
A Pre-K instructor contract was issued to Deanna Curtis.
Presentations given to the board included one from Jessica Young, who gave a presentation on the Write to Learn Conference she attended on February 27, 2015.
Sarah Simmons and Melanie Utterback presented information from the Show-Me Professional Development Conference.
Simmons also presented Middle School C Club and homework data for the Middle School.
Chris Newbrough, from Audrain County Emergency Management, presented information regarding a tornado siren for the Community R-VI campus.
Michael Unger presented bus bids to the Board. Board member Linda Gastler made a motion to purchase a used 2003 International Bluebird bus for $10,700 and a 2016 IC bus from Midwest Transit Equipment for the 2015-2016 school year with payment to be made after July 1, 2015.
School Board President Andrew Fairchild opened bank bids from Commerce Bank, First State Community Bank, Central Bank of Audrain County, Martinsburg Bank, and U.S. bank. This will be a decision item at the April Board Meeting.
Superintendent Cheryl Mack presented the copier bids. GFI Digital was the lowest bid. The board voted to accept the bid for a five year lease on two copiers from GFI Digital.
The board voted to adopt the 2015-2016 calendar.
The board also voted to approve the use of up to two buses to transport students to the Mexico YMCA for Project Prom.
Superintendent Mack presented the Transportation and Transportation Maintenance Reports. There was nothing new to report from OPAA! Food Service Management, Inc.
She stated that there will be no change in health insurance premiums.
Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel reported that the attendance is at 93%. The elementary has been busy preparing for upcoming testing. On Thursday, March 19 a “No Referral” party was held for students who haven’t had an office referral in the third quarter.
She shared that the elementary is in it’s seventh year in the PBIS program and after this year she looking to end the program.
Secondary Principal Bob Curtis reported that the attendance was at 92%.
There were 104 students on either the Principal or the A or B Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter.
The 13 students who achieved the Principal Honor Roll will be rewarded with dinner at Pizza Hut with Mr. Curtis. Community R-VI received one free scholarship to the Hart Career Center in Mexico for two years. Community R-VI had the highest attendance at the Hart Career Center open house that was in February.
Items tabled until the April meeting include an Elementary Sales Team presentation, Adopt Graduation Requirements, and approval of OPAA! for Summer School.