The Rock Port R-II Board of Education held a regular board meeting July 14, 2016.
President Rich Dewhirst called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Other board members present were Harold Lawrence, Clay Vogler, Afton Schomburg, Dan Lucas, and Jeremy Davis. Member Rochelle Henagan entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Also present were Superintendent Craig Walker and Board Secretary Debbie Young.
The agenda was adopted, and the minutes of the regular meeting of June 9, 2016, were approved. Mr. Walker reviewed the financial information for the month ending June 2016. The transfer of funds, the June final check register, July check register to date, and the activity account checks were approved. Mr. Walker read a thank you note from the Don Larson Family.
Mr. Walker thanked the FFA for taking time to help at Fairfax with storm damage clean-up. He stated that the recent storm damaged the scoreboard at Blue Jay Stadium, and he has been working with the insurance company to get it replaced before football season. He is also working with them to adjust the scope of the track resurfacing now that the base layer will need to be replaced. Mr. Walker will notify the board members as additional information becomes available. Mr. Walker reported that the high school and junior high football camps will be held this month. He also reported on the Northwest Regional Professional Development Center STEM training that was attended by Mr. Waigand and the elementary science teachers. The status of the summer maintenance projects and the new security system for the preschool were reviewed. Mr. Walker reviewed and analyzed the data collected from the recent parent survey, and also reviewed the current status and proposed goals for the new school farm.
The board reviewed the elementary, high school, and activity handbooks. There was a brief discussion but no action was taken.
The board then proceeded to address several items of new business. Action was taken to elect Rochelle Henagan as board treasurer, to establish the beginning balance at zero for the Athletic and Elementary Student Council activity accounts, to approve the amendments to the 2015-2016 budget as presented, to set the time and date for the annual tax rate hearing for August 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the board room with the regular August meeting to follow, to approve the resolution of recognition and appreciation to the Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative, to approve the audit engagement letter from Marsh, Espey & Riggs, P.C. for the year ending June 30, 2016, and to employ Kaitlea Hastert as the high school cheerleading sponsor for football season.
The board then adjourned to executive session for the purpose of hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting employees in accordance with RSMo. 610.021 (3). Upon returning to open session the board reported that action was taken to approve the minutes of the executive sessions of April 14, 2016 and April 26, 2016. The meeting was then adjourned.