March 13, 2012

The mission of the Savannah R-III School District is to nurture, inspire, challenge and encourage

every student by providing the education to become a productive member of society.


Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Regular Open Meeting ~ 7:00 PM

March 13, 2012


Work Session Minutes


I.          President Smith called the work session meeting to order at 6:25 PM in the Central Office meeting room.


            Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega. 


            Members Absent:  Dr. Mike Kozminski


            Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent of School; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools; Ron Jackson, Steve Kellepouris, Zac Coughlin,  Leisa Blair, Gary Bergman, Barb Maag, Michelle Silkett, Vance Vanderwerken, Janet Smith, and Janna Wuest, Secretary.


II.        Dr. David Brax, Superintendent of Schools introduced Zac Coughlin, 2012 High School Principal.


III.       Board President Question/Issues ~ Dr. Rosenauer reminded the Board that we will be hosting the MSBA Spring Regional Meeting on April 23rd at the Middle School.  Also, that same night is the Distinctive Award Ceremony in Maryville.  Board members should try to attend one of the meetings.


IV.       Savannah R-III Website Update~ Suzanne Webb and Brad Weeks gave a brief overview of the new district website.


V.        The Board reviewed the agenda items.  The Board discussed moving items G (Posting of Policies), I (2012-2013 Calendar), L (Posting of the High School handbook) and M (Copy Paper Bids) to the consent agenda.

VII.     Adjourned the work session meeting at 6:55 PM.


Open Session Minutes


I.          President Debbie Smith called the open session meeting to order at 7:03 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


            Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski (arrived at 7:00 PM), Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega. 


            Members Absent:  None


Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent of School; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools; Ron Jackson, Leisa Blair, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Kelly Warren, Vance Vanderwerken, Janet Smith, Jeff Ellison, Jeff Baumann, Sarah Olson, Anfisa Field, Michelle Silkett, Nathan Hogue, Nic and Karla Denney, Angie Hummer, Seth Hummer, Cody Hummer, Zac Coughlin, Jennifer Peterson, Brandon Cabrera, Amanda Jackson, Kevin Rost, and Janna Wuest, Secretary.


II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  Amanda Jackson wants to move her child to the Avenue City School District.  Due to property lines they reside in the Savannah R-III School District.  She is considering a petition drive to force an election on a school boundary change.


III.       Staff Recognition:  The Board recognized Donna Ping from the High School for her excellent teaching and high expectations for DECA students.  Middle School:  Connie Szczepanik and Ken Brockett for their exemplary efforts with helping students succeed academically.  Early Childhood Special Services: Traci Westfall for her tremendous work as an advocate and teacher for children.  And John Glenn, Shannon Nold for her professional work with the website and creating a positive school climate for students, staff and parents.

Student Recognition:  The Board recognized the following Missouri State Wrestling Tournament winners:  Cody Hummer for placing first for the third year in a row.  Seth Hummer for being a quarter finalist, Nathan Hogue for placing second, and Bryson O’Callaghan for placing fifth.


IV.       The John Glenn STUCO prepared a short Board appreciation video using their new camcorder purchased by the John Glenn PTO. STUCO members are: 4th grade, Chase Huben, Alex Hendricks, Olivia Engel and Colby Dennis.  Fifth grade members are Jordan Smith, Nik Wood, Christian Peterson and Cassidy Meyer. The STUCO advisers are Kim Lyon and Linda Vanderwerken.


V.        Dr. Kozminski made the motion to move items G, I, L, and M to the consent agenda.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 - 0 vote.


            A.        Approval of the February 15, 2012  minutes, as presented.


            B.        Approval of bills dated:  February 23 ~ $567,885.97,  March 8 ~ $165,309.20,  

March 13 ~ $291,795.41


C.        Personnel ~ Hiring Recommendations: None 

Retirements:  Lynn Tushaus, Middle School, effective end 2012 school year.

Resignations: Cara White, High School, and Mark Weis, Middle School both effective end 2012 school year.

Extra Duty Employment: Chad Smith, Head Football Coach, 2012-2013 school year.

Substitutes: Andrew Mead, Dallas Kurtz, Heather Tannehill, Emanuelle Sailor and Amanda Capps. 

Note for the minutes:  Wyle Williams will be transferring from the Assistant Principal position to a PE position at the Middle School.

            D.        Adoption of Policies: 


GBH – Student Staff Relations

GBEBC – Criminal Background Checks

GCL – Professional Staff Development Opportunities

IA – Instructional Goals/Priority Objectives

IIA – Instructional Materials

IND – School Ceremonies and Observances


            E.         Adoption of the Middle School handbook, as presented.


*G.      Posting of Policies:


                        GCBC – Professional Staff Fringe Benefits 

GDI – Support Staff Assignments and Transfers

GDL – Support Staff Development Opportunities

GDBC – Support Staff Fringe Benefits

GBEA – Workers Compensation


*I.        2012-2013 Calendar, as presented

*L.       Posting of the High School handbook.

*M.      Copy Paper Bids

PAPER BID 2012-2013

                                Clayton Paper      Contact Paper      MTE                       Paper 101              Premier                 Quill       

                                St. Joseph, MO     Uniontown, OH    Maryville, MO      Ankeny, IA           Columbia, MO    KC, MO

Bid # 1

900   20# 8 ½ X11               $25.69/Case         $26.90                   $26.55                   $24.99                   $25.40                  $28.99


900 Cases                             $23,121.00           $24,210.00           $23,895.00           $22,491.00           $22,860.00          $26,091.00

Bid # 2

Colored, legal                       $5,846.54              $5,978.06              NO BID             $5,333.98              NO BID               $6,105.91

& ledger                


VI.       Mr. Houston made the motion to adopt agenda including items placed on the consent agenda. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.


VII.     Action Items:  Requires Motion


F.         General Journal ~ $7,344,838.97.  Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the general journal balance.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote. 

H.        High School Restroom/Locker Room RenovationsPhotos were presented to the Board for viewing.  Restroom Renovation Plans were presented by Jeff Ellison and Kevin Rost.  Dr. Kozminski made the motion authorizing the administration to seek bids including plumbing for the Life Skills room.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote. 


J.          DESE School Improvement Grant ~ Mr. Houston made the motion to approve theDESE School Improvement Grant.   Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote. 


K.       Request to Form a Dance Team at SHS ~ Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the High School to form a dance team.   Mr. Houston seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 - 0 vote. 


N.       Health Insurance Update by Dr. Tim Mattson ~ no motion needed.

VIII.    The High School, Middle School, Amazonia, Helena, John Glenn and Minnie Cline posted their district reports. 


Annual Distinction in Performance Award will be presented April 23rd in Maryville.  

Professional Development Survey Results were presented.

IX.      Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  TIME:  8:18 PM.


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Debbie Smith, Board President                                         Janna Wuest, Board Secretary