July 12, 2018 Special Meeting


Special Meeting

July 12, 2018    

Vice President Pat Evans called the special meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Humeston Public Library. Answering roll call were board members Evans, Cromer, and Peasley. Funk and Smiarowski did not answer roll call. Superintendent Kerry Phillips and K-12 Principal Becky Stripe were present Board Secretary Peggy Rash and Linda Horton, Humeston New Era were also present. Several guests signed in to participate in the Building and Grounds discussion.

There were no comments by visitors to the Board.

The agenda was approved with a motion by Cromer and a second by Peasley. Cromer, Peasley and Evans voted aye. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote.

There were no consent agenda items.

Peasley motioned to accept the grocery bid received from Kohl’s. Cromer seconded followed by votes of aye from Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote. Kohl’s was the only bid received.

Superintendent Phillips made the recommendation that the Board accept the technology purchase quote from Firefly as presented by Kara Hilton. Cromer made the motion to purchase 40 – 14” Chromebooks at a total cost of $8920. The motion was seconded by Peasley followed by votes of aye from Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote.

The meeting was turned over to Brian Crawford from UNESCO at 6:05 pm.

Brian Crawford, Senior Business Consultant for UNESCO presented information to the group on hand to kick off the Master Facility Plan, continuing progress began by the Ad Hoc Building and Grounds committee in recent weeks. Bob Gunzenhauser presented information prioritizing ideas the Ad Hoc committee had come up with. This meeting had basically the same goal in mind as the group broke into two groups to discuss needs vs. wants. The discussion was open and informal. Ideas will be presented at the next gathering with UNESCO.

Smiarowski joined the group at 7:10 p.m.

Cromer motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Smiarowski seconded. Votes of aye were heard from Smiarowski, Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Funk was not present for the vote. Evans closed the meeting at 8:10 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held August 13, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library.

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              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

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These minutes are written as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer