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R-VI board honors staff for years of service

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

The Community R-VI School Board honored several staff members for their years of service during their monthly meeting last week.
School Board President Greg Fort presented certificates to Cheryl Mack–5 years; Kevin Dubbert–5 years; Karen Stone–10 years; Melanie Utterback–10 years; Eva Eikel–15 years; April Steffen–15 years; Barbara Swaim–25 years; Mac McGrew–30 years; Bonnie Wilson–30 years; and Barbara Kibble–30 years.
According to the board minutes, Fort first called the meeting to order 7:03 p.m. A quorum was declared present. The board voted to approve the agenda, consent items and the payment of May 2016 bills.
Mary Thomas presented information on Parents as Teachers.
Audrain County R-VI FFA students, Travis Swaim, Ally Troesser, and Maddee Gastler presented information on FFA activities from throughout the year.
Fort then read thank you cards from Pam Hollowood, Bonnie Wilson, and Gayle Madsen for the retirement dinner.
He congratulated and thanked the four retirees, Gayle Madsen, Barbara Scales, Bonnie Wilson, and Pam Hollowood for their dedication and years of service.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack discussed the AED policy and explained that will need to be adopted this summer.
Kevin Cash, of the Audrain County Ambulance District, spoke with the board concerning the purchase of property for housing an ambulance in this area.
Dana Keller, from Brightfutures in Mexico, presented information on becoming a Brightfutures affiliate. The board voted to become a Brightfutures affiliate.
Superintendent Mack discussed the 2016-2017 preliminary budget. It will be ready to be adopted at the June board meeting.
She then presented three drafts of salary schedules based on the presentation last month from our CTA. The board voted to adopt draft three salary schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. Board member Terry Davenport seconded the motion.
Superintendent Mack discussed the MSIP special education desk review as well as budget and legislative updates. She reviewed the transportation and transportation maintenance reports and stated there was nothing new to report from OPAA! at this time.
Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel reported that April attendance was at 96%. At this time, May attendance is at 97%. Elementary date night was a huge success! The 5th grade promotion was held on May 17 and the awards assembly will be on the last day, May 20 at 9 a.m. Ninety-two students are enrolled for summer school. Finally, she thanked Michael Unger for putting last minute class trips together for the elementary and driving when short-handed.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis stated that secondary attendance for April was also at 96%. The 8th grade class was in the lead at 97% attendance. Twenty-six seniors graduated on May 15 with 139,000.00 in scholarships. At this time, 59 high school students are enrolled in summer school and 34 are enrolled in middle school. Finally, Principal Curtis shared that EOC scores are filtering in and they are looking positive.
The board voted to approve extra-duty assignments as presented.
The board also voted to hire Bronc Woodruff as the high school social studies teacher.
The board then voted to adjourn the meeting at 9:46 p.m.