Board Briefs

Savannah R-III

Board Briefs

Board of Education Meeting

September 11, 2019



New Hires:  Brenda Stomberg ~ HS Custodian and Darbi Fuhrman ~ MS Para.  Welcome to the tribe!

Resignations: Ali Herbeck ~ HS Cheer Basketball Sponsor and Kara Smith ~ MS Para.  

Extra Duty: Phyllis Lawyer ~ HS Cheer Basketball Sponsor, Courtney Menard ~ AZ Building Tech Coordinator, Keaton Hawkins ~ HS Asst. Football Coach, Kathryn Graves ~ 9th Grade Sponsor, Mary Frazier ~ HS Girls Swim Coach, Carole Bunse ~ 9th Grade Sponsor, Amy Becerra ~ ½ time Concessions Manager, Tina Bacon ~ Asst. DECA Sponsor, Michelle Silkett ~ HS Musical Production Technical.

Substitute Teachers: Samantha McDougal, Tonya Young, Lisa Crawford, Laura High, and Carrie Sybert have been approved to sub.   

Action Items

Policy and Procedure: The Board accepted changes to 8 policies.  Check the Board agenda for more information. 

Bank Accounts: The Board approved adding Chris Wheeler, Anthony Moon, and Amy Eagleburger to the needed district bank accounts. 

Bus Routes: The 2019-20 bus routes were approved.  The Board discussed continually monitoring the amount of time students are riding and asked the building administration for feedback on the change in start times this year with regards to bussing.  All administrators agreed that it has been a positive change with a few minor hiccups along the way. 

Discussion Items

Tax Levy: The Board discussed a need for a timeline going into the April elections, suggestions for better community outreach, and the possibilities of rewording levy language as a result of community response meetings.  Further discussion at the September work session. 

Grant Applications: Dr. Kurre approved Grant Applications for the Missouri Arts Council Big Yellow Bus, Pets in the Classroom, and five CTA Mini Grants. 

Building Reports

High School Principal Sarah Portenier shared with the Board about the many changes that have been made at the High School this year, including the modified block schedule and daily Savage Time restructuring.  Mrs. Portenier has surveyed students and staff about these changes and says that while everyone has been positive she is interested to see the survey feedback. 


The next meeting of the Savannah R-III Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in the Central Office Meeting Room.  There will be a Board Work Session on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Central Office Meeting Room.