The Tarkio R-I Board of Education met Thursday, June 21, 2018, in the board meeting room at Tarkio High School. The meeting was called to order by board president Jeff Meyer at 7 p.m. Other board members present were Steve Klute, Jamie Barnett, Garrett Wood coming in at 7:15 p.m., Lydia Hurst, and board secretary Diane Hicks. Board members Chris Yates and Sam Hannah were absent. Also present were Tarkio R-I Superintendent Karma Coleman, Tarkio Elementary Principal/Special Education Director Kari Taylor, Tarkio High School Principal Carrie Livengood, Marla Swaby, Markie Sundermann, Deyton Thomson, Brooke Walton, and Jennifer Peregrine.
The board meeting minutes from May 15, May 17, and June 7, 2018, were approved, as well as the transfer of incidental funds to special revenue to pay certificated salaries. The board approved the consent agenda, which also included amending the 2016-17 budget to actual. District obligations were also approved.
Mrs. Coleman gave the summer school report and on average, 38 students attended. The summer school attendees spent time with Atchison County Library, attending their sponsored event “Mad Science.” The students learned about sound using instruments. Summer school ended with an annual trip to the Tarkio Municipal Pool.
Mrs. Kari Taylor gave her administrative report. The May attendance in the elementary remained good with attendance at 96%. The overall for the school year was also 96%. The elementary field day was a huge success. Mrs. Carrie Livengood gave her administrative report. The overall attendance in the high school was 98% for the school year. The high school teachers logged 316 hours of Curriculum Camp. Mrs. Karma Coleman gave her administrative report. She, along with Mrs. Wood, chose warm wheat for the base floor color of the elementary gym floor. The update on HRC is there is a clean-up scheduled for June 22 at 8 a.m.
After discussion, questions, and considerations, Steve Klute moved and Lydia Hurst seconded to approve the OPPA Food Service contract for the 2018-19 school year. The motion carried 5-0.
The board voted 5-0 for the approval of the 2018-19 budget.
Mrs. Coleman asked the board to increase the mileage from 32 cents to the average paid by most businesses of 55 cents. The board approved the increase 5-0.
Garrett moved and Lydia seconded to approve the 7% transfer from Fund to Fund 4. The motion carried 5-0.
Currently the technology fee is $25 per student or $50 per family. This would include students from kindergarten through seniors. Jamie moved and Steve seconded to keep the tech fee as presented. The motion passed 5-0.
Mrs. Livengood presented the high school handbook with a few minor changes. The board approved 5-0.
Mrs. Coleman presented a change to the career ladder handbook. Steve moved and Jamie seconded to approve the change. The motion carried 5-0.
Mrs. Coleman presented June 2017-18 final expenditures for approval. The board approved 5-0.
No action was taken at this time on the Life Skills Classroom.
The meeting was moved to closed session at 8:33 p.m. The meeting moved back into open session and adjourned at 9:50 p.m.