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R-VI files to leave EMO Conference

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

During the recent Community R-VI School Board meeting, the district made its intentions clear in regards to its membership to the EMO Conference.
During the May 17 meeting, the board voted to officially ask for a release from the EMO Conference effective for the 2018-2019 school year. At the same time, the board approved a measure to apply for membership in the Central Athletics Conference.
That conference currently includes Glasgow, Madison, New Franklin, Northeast Randolph County-Cairo, Pilot Grove, Slater, and Sturgeon.
Earlier this year, Community R-VI had worked in the possible formation of a new conference called the Northeast Missouri Athletics and Activities Conference (NEMAAC). It could have possibly included Class 1 schools with enrollments ranging from 60-110 students. Those would have been Wellsville-Middletown, Madison, North Shelby, Marion County, and Higbee. Currently, Marion County and North Shelby are not a part of a conference. Unfortunately, this effort fell through due to a lack of support from other districts. Though it will be challenge for Community R-VI to make its mark in the Central Athletics Conference featuring several schools that have achieved a lot of success in a variety of sports and activities, they will now face schools more their size.
As a member of the EMO Conference, they are one of two Class 1 schools who must battle mostly larger Class 2 and Class 3 schools for conference titles in a variety of sports and activities.
The board voted to approve the agenda and the following consent items:
A.    Meeting Minutes–Regular Session April 12, 2017; Transfer to Teacher’s Fund from General Fund; Nurse’s Report; Declare Out of Service Property – We have a list of property for disposal; Resignations ; Summer School Teachers ; 2016-2017 Bus Routes; District Evaluations; Parents as Teachers. The board voted to pay May 2017 bills.
It also recognized that Jessica Young had been with the district for five years. Mary Thomas presented information on P.A.T. from throughout the 2016-17 year. Aaliyah Welch, 4th grader, did a presentation on the elementary building.
The board voted to approve the new job descriptions in the technology department.
It also voted to approve draft three of the 2017-2018 salary schedule.
Community R-VI Cheryl Mack gave updates on transportation, transportation maintenance, and OPAA! Food Service Management, Inc. She also presented a budget and legislative update.
Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel and Secondary Principal Bob Curtis gave updates on their buildings.
The board voted to approve the extra-duty assignments.