The Rock Port R-II Board of Education held a regular meeting July 14, 2022. President Jeremy Davis called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the board room. Others in attendance were Joanna Burke, Regan Griffin, Reven Herron, Jared Meyerkorth, and Afton Schomburg. Kayla Sierks was absent. Also present were Jennifer Welch, Superintendent Ethan Sickels, and Board Secretary Debbie Young.

The agenda was adopted and the minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 2022, were approved. Dr. Sickels reviewed the financial information for the month ending June 2022. The transfer of funds, June final check register, the July check register to date and the activity account checks were approved.

During communications, Dr. Sickels read thank you notes from the Gebhards family, the Craig/Jenkins family, Valeria Grossman, and the family of Jeff Umbarger. He also read a correspondence from Raylynn Jenkins.

Dr. Sickels presented the monthly program evaluation report on contracted services provided by Midwest Data Center. Discussion was held on the bond issue timeline, teacher contracts, Apple Bus contracted service meeting, and budget projections for 2022-2023.

The board proceeded to address several new items of business. The date and time for the August tax rate hearing was set for Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. with the regular August meeting immediately following. Afton Schomburg was re-elected as board treasurer and the Board of Education MARE membership was approved. A bid from Bundy Fence in the amount of $8,601 for the removal and replacement of the fencing around the dumpster was approved. Action was also taken to hire Stephanie Parsons as the new 7-12 Business/Computers teacher for the upcoming school year.

Following a brief discussion of future business items, the meeting was adjourned.