Savannah R-III

Board Briefs

Board of Education Meeting

July 14, 2015


Closed Session: A closed session was held to discuss personnel issues.

Staff Recognition:  Savannah Middle School nominated Jamie Wright and K’lea Steeby for Board recognition.  Jamie Wright came to the Middle School during the heavy rains to remove water on the newly waxed floors so they could dry properly.  K’lea Steeby came to the Middle School during Summer School to help a student in need.

Certified Staff Resignation:  The Board accepted the resignation of Sara Snow as a high school science teacher.

Certified Staff Employment:  The Board employed Lori O’Neal as a high school science teacher.

Classified Staff Employment:  The Board employed the following persons:

·         Beth Dudeck – Minnie Cline secretary,

·         Helen Bruce – Minnie Cline cook,

·         Stephen Solomon – Part-time communications intern,

·         Shelia Gatewood – Middle School head custodian

·         Ross Svendson – Summer paint crew.

Extra Duty Employment:  The Board employed Jim Hoover and Eric Hacker as voluntary football coaches.

Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar:  The Board amended the calendar changing the early out days on October 2 and May 20 from a 2.75 hour early out to a 2.00 hour early out to conform to Missouri Statutes. (Pursuant to Section 171.029 of the RSMo, “For a day to count as a calendar day and the hours to count in total hours the day must be 4 to 8 hours for a calendar operating on a planned calendar less than 174 day.”) 

Disposal of Obsolete Equipment:  The Board approved the list of surplus equipment as presented. 

Drain Cleaner

Marco 3/4 cable with three 50 drum

Wooden & Black Top Computer Table

20x 27

Grey Computer Table

20 x 36

Wood Table with white Legs

24 x 36

Whiteboard/Chalkboard combo

25 x 52

Fax Machine


Adoption of the Revised Policies:  The Board adopted the following revised policies: (See July 14 Board Agenda on our website for the policies).

     GCBDA – Professional Staff Short-Term Leave

     GDBDA – Support Staff Leave

     IGDA – Student-Initiated Group Use of District Facilities (K-12 Districts)

     IKFB – Graduation Exercises

     JHCD – Administration of Medications to Students

Posting of the Revised Board Policies:  The Board approved the posting (1st reading) of the following policies (See July 14 Board Agenda on our website for the policies).

       DGA – Authorized Signatures

       DJF-1 – Purchasing

       GBCC – Staff Use of Communication Devices

2015-2016 District Propane Bid:  The low bid was awarded to MFA Oil Company.

2015-2016 Diesel Fuel Bid:  The low bid was awarded to Andrew County Oil.

Building Trades Foundation and Basement Floor Bid:  The low bid was awarded to Wright Concrete.

High School Tennis Court Resurface Bid:  The low bid was awarded to Mid-American Courtworks.

Asphalt Repair Bid:  The bid was awarded to Asphalt Renovations for work at the Early Ed. Center, Helena Elementary, Minnie Cline Elementary, High School, and the Middle School.

Skid Loader Bid:  The low bid was awarded to KC Bobcat.

Final 2014-2015 Budget:  The Board approved the final 2014-2015 budget with revenue of $21,189,652 and expenses of $21,006,110.

2015-2016 Tuition Rates:  The Board approved the tuition rates for K – 6 at $3,750, and 7 – 12 at $4,000.

Tax Levy Hearing Date and Time:  The Board set Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30PM at the Savannah R-III Central Office as the time and date for the tax levy hearing.

Board Tour of District Facilities:  The Board will be tour district facilities on August 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

High School Athletic Trainer:  The Board accepted the proposal from The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center for services.