May 12, 2014



May 12, 2014


President Lundahl called the regular meeting of the board of education to order at 8:13 p.m.  Evans, Funk, Lundahl, Peasley and Smiarwoski were present.  Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Snyder, Hunt, Lovett, Peggy Rash and Andrea Compton.

Superintendent Miller introduced Andrea Compton.  Andrea is Mormon Trail’s reading consultant from Green Hills AEA.  Ms. Compton presented the data from this school year showing students have made gains in reading and math.  Ms. Compton had nothing but praise for the elementary teachers and students for all of their very hard work.  She said the district has made great progress, but there is still work to do, but we are on the right track.  President Lundahl and the board thanked her for her presentation and her very valuable help to staff.

Smiarwoski moved to approve the consent agenda, which included the following:

  • Move item 8, Superintendent Evaluation to follow Administrative Reports
  • Approve minutes from the previous meeting and financial reports
  • Accept the resignation submitted by Dan Day for the Guidance Counselor position
  • Approve Drama contracts for Sharon Day and Robert Thatcher
  • Approve the new three year contract for the shared position of Junior Court Liaison Officer.

Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to approve the bills of accounting.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to approve the proposed budget amendment for the FY 2014 budget.  The second was made by Peasley.  All voted aye.

Principal Hunt presented the list of twelve seniors for approval for graduation.  Funk moved to approve all seniors for graduation.  Second by Evans.  All voted aye.

Superintendent Miller presented the state mandated increases for student lunches and breakfasts for the 2014-2015 school year.  Peasley moved to increase student lunches by .10 and student breakfasts by .05.  The second came from Evans.  All voted aye.

Superintendent Miller asked the board to approve the 2014-2015 Master Agreement.  The agreement includes a total package increase of 3.58%.  Non-certified employees will also receive a 3.58% increase.

Funk moved to approve the Master Agreement and non-certified pay increases.  Second by Peasley.  All voted aye.

The board set a new public hearing date for the start date for the 2014-2015 school year, hours

for students and the school calendar on a motion from Peasley.  The public hearing will be held June 9, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. in the elementary library.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Principal Snyder highlighted the following from his written report,

  • PK round-up was held April 25 with 27 students attending
  • FFA presented Food for America for the elementary on May 6
  • 4-6 grades participated in a track and field day at Chariton on May 7, while K-3 held track and field here. Awards were presented May 12.

Mr. Snyder also gave the board an updated baseball/softball schedule.  He reviewed the track and golf season.

Principal Hunt highlighted the following from his written report.

  • Graduation will be Sunday May 18th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Baccalaureate is May 16 at the Humeston Christian Methodist Church
  • Annual Academic banquet was held at Carpenters Hall in Chariton. Jaelah Funk, Mikayla Reed, and Haylie Owens attended.
  • Seniors left for the Ozarks on senior trip Monday, May 12.

Superintendent Miller reported an extension on the purchase agreement has been signed.  He and Mr. Snyder and Mr. Hunt will be attending a meeting in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday regarding the addition of Harmony to the Blue Grass Conference.

Evans moved to enter closed session as allowed in section 21(1)(i) of the open meeting law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation at 10:10 p.m.  Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

The board returned to open session at 10:41 p.m.  There was no action taken.

Funk move to adjourn the meeting.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 10:43 p.m.  The next regular meeting will be June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the elementary library.