September 10, 2013

Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

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

September 10, 2013


 Work Session Minutes


I.          President Kelly Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:32 PM.


II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  None


III.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.


IV.       The Board discussed placing items (F) Adoption of Revised Board Policies, (G) Adoption of New Board Policy and (H) Posting of Revised Policies to the consent agenda.


V.        President Houston adjourned the work session meeting at 6:42 PM.


Open Session Minutes


I.          Call to Order ~ President Houston called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


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


Members Absent: Jennifer Peterson


Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Kenny Ragland, Zac Coughlin, Aimee Addington, Roxanne Rooney, Troy Dunn, Kelly Warren, Leisa Blair, Clint Howren, Steve Waigand, Annie Maier, Mary Porter, Linda Gillispie, Linda Nickell, Connie and Danny Huffman, Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.


II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors ~ Ms. Linda Gillispie questioned the Board about Policy GCBDA, Professional Staff Short-Term Leaves and Absences.  She questioned the use of personal days and sick leave wording.  Mr. Houston said that it would be voted on tonight but that they would revisit it at next month’s meeting.


III.       Consent Agenda ~ Mr. Schneeflock made a motion to move items (F) Adoption of Revised Board Policies, (G) Adoption of New Board Policy and (H) Posting of Revised Policies to the consent agenda.  Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5 - 1 vote.


A.        Approval of the August 26, 2013 minutes, as presented. 


B.        Approval of bills dated:  August -$1,128,175.71; August -$948,099.15; September -$121,990.14; September -$263,129.19; September -$51,875.53, as presented


C.        Personnel ~ The Board accepted the personnel list, as presented.


Jesica Baltezor                        Para Professional MS                         

Jennifer White                         3 Hour Kitchen at HS

Sonya Castro                          3 Hour Kitchen at HE

Jill Nolen                                SACC at John Glenn 

Robin Fragola                         Extra Duty - 12th Grade Sponsor.


Substitutes To Hire:

Jeffrey St. John

Rebecca Prussman

Mary Veraguth

Sara Sunderman

Karen Puff

Paul Battjes

Tiffany Greene


*F.       The Board adopted the Revised Board Policies as presented:

BBBB             School Board Ballot Issues                

            DLB                Salary Deductions                              

            EBBA             Illness and Injury Response and Prevention                          

            ECG               Animals on District Property                         

            FEF                Construction Contracts Bidding and Awards                                               

GBCC            Staff Cell Phone Use                         

            GCBDA         Professional Staff Short-Term Leaves and Absences                        

            GDBDA         Support Staff Leaves and Absences

IGC                 Extended Instructional Programs

IGCE              District-Sponsored Instruction Options

IKF                 Graduation Requirements

IND                 Ceremonies and Observances

JECC             Assignment of Students to Grade Levels/Classes

JHG                Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect


*G.      The Board adopted the New Board Policy as presented:

            IGBE              Students in Foster Care


*H.      The Board approved the posting of the following policies:

            JCB                Intradistrict Transfers

            JG-R               Student Discipline

            JHCD             Administration of Medications to Students

            JHCF              Student Allergy Prevention and Response


IV.       Ms. Garrison made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.


V.        Action Items:  Requires Motion


D.        General Journal ~ $ 4,214,474.12

            Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to approve the general journal.   Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.


E.         Student Assessment Results ~ Dr. Julia Schmitz presented a powerpoint presentation showing the Annual Progress Review (APR); State Accreditation; and Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)/End of Course (EOC) trends and comparisons.


            Mr. Coughlin gave a report on the 2013 ACT Scores. 


            Dr. Mattson gave a Title I Report ~ (Federal Programs based on free and reduced lunches) funding language arts or com arts. 


Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to approve the Student Assessment Results.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.


VI.       District Reports ~ The High School, Middle School, Elementary Schools and Special Services presented their monthly district reports.


VII.     Mr. Vega made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Dr. Rosenauer seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 - 0 vote.  TIME:  7:43 PM.




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Kelly Houston, Board President                                             Janna Wuest, Board Secretary