The regular meeting of the Tarkio R-I Board of Education was held Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the board meeting room at Tarkio High School. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by board president Jeff Meyer at 7:00 with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance included: board members – Jeff Meyer, Chris Yates, Steve Klute, Jamie Barnett, Sam Hannah, Garrett Wood, Lydia Hurst, and Diane Hicks, board secretary; Tarkio R-I Superintendent Karma Coleman; Tarkio High School Principal Carrie Livengood; Tarkio Elementary Principal Kari Taylor; and Tarkio R-I staff members Markie Sundermann, Deyton Thomson, and Tracy Cooper.  

The regular and executive board meeting minutes from November 19, 2018, were approved, as well as the transfer of incidental funds to special revenue to pay certificated salaries. The consent agenda was also approved.

Lydia moved and Steve seconded to approve the district obligations, a change order for $23,932.00, and the draw down payment to CTS in the amount of $1,224,909.42.  The motion carried 7-0.

The CTA report was included in the board packet. Mrs. Coleman presented to the board a request from the senior class and sponsors for an extended trip to Branson for the senior trip. Steve moved and Lydia seconded to approve the trip.  The motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Taylor reported the attendance rate was at 96% in the elementary. Enrollment is at 202 and the elementary has been very busy. Mrs. Livengood reported attendance is at 96% in the junior high and high school. The district has had some new students enroll bringing the high school enrollment up to 153 students. Students were completing finals on Monday and Tuesday. Special Education Director Taylor reported that the high school life skills class has been busy baking cookies. Mrs. Coleman gave a detailed report on the new sign Mr. Lambertsen has made for the district, updates on HRC, and the Fitness Center. Mrs. Coleman presented the bid from Maryville Glass for the keyless entries on the doors. The bid presented was $42,232.13 without video and $46,764.19 with video on each door. Chris moved and Jamie seconded to approve the bid of $46,764.19 for the keyless entry with video. The motion carried 7-0.

Steve moved and Jamie seconded to approve the audit.  The motion carried 7-0.

The staff voted overwhelmingly for Tarkio Activity Center as the name for the rec center. Steve moved and Jamie seconded to approve the title of Tarkio Activity Center. The board approved the motion 7-0.

Lydia moved and Jamie seconded to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement – Brickyard Hill Wind Farm. The motion carried 7-0.

The quote for office cabinets is $9432 and the district hires someone to install. Steve moved and Lydia seconded to approve the quote for the office cabinets.  The motion carried 7-0.

The meeting moved into closed session pursuant to RSMo 610.001-610.023 discuss, record and vote. The meeting moved out of closed session and adjourned at 9:58 p.m.