Savannah R-III

Board Briefs

Board of Education Meeting

February 11, 2015


Minnie Cline Playground update – Minnie Cline PTO members Stancy Bond, President; Wendy Beauford; and Kelly Morris, Treasurer, spoke to the Board regarding the Minnie Cline Playground Upgrade.

Staff Recognition – Bonnie Acklin was recognized for her innovative teaching and Allison Schweizer for her leadership in promoting STAR reading, STAR math, and Accelerated Reader.


Certified Staff Retirement – The Board accepted the retirement of Janet Miller at the end of the contract year.


Certified Staff Resignation – The Board accepted the resignation of June Clark and Kristine Parker at the end of the contract year.


Classified Staff Resignation – The Board accepted the resignation of Jennifer Hirikus, middle school para, effective February 5, 2015.


Extra Duty Resignation – The Board accepted the resignation of Melissa Ross as the Academic Team Coach at the end of the season.


Certified Staff Employment – The Board employed Blair Marshall as a middle school special ed. teacher starting in August.

Classified Staff Employment – The Board employed Courtney Denne as a middle school para, Travis Shadrach as a John Glenn para and Missy Schwader as the Minnie Cline nurse.


Extra Duty Employment – The Board hired Daniel Barnes as the Boys’ Golf Coach.


Substitute Teacher Employment – The Board hired Brandon Snider as a substitute teacher.


New Classified Position – The Board approved a new special ed. para position at John Glenn.


Missouri School Board of Directors (MSBA) – The Board nominated Ken Rosenauer for a two-year term to the MSBA Board.

2015-2016 Meal Prices – The Board approved raising meal prices by 10 cents and milk by a nickel for the next school year.

2015 -2016 School Calendar – The Board modified the calendar that the first two snow days would be made up on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.  (See attachment)

Adoption of Revised Board Policies – The Board adopted the following revised board policies.  

EF       (Food Services Management)

EFB    (Free and Reduced Prices)

FEB    (Ceremonies and Observances) 


Posting of a Revised Board Policy – The Board approved the posting (1st reading) of the Board policy INC (Speaker at District Events)


Notice of Intent for a Tornado Saferoom – The Board passed a motion indicating that Savannah R-III is interested in applying for FEMA funds to build a tornado saferoom at the high school.  FEMA will pay 75% of the cost.

“Leader in Me” Report – John Glenn Principal Kelly Warren and teacher Stephanie Merritt gave an overview to the Board on the program implemented this fall at John Glenn.  Sydney McClain sang the “Leader in Me” song for the Board.

Strategic Priority #3: To increase and maintain community partnerships through a paid Public Relations Coordinator Report – Information was shared with the Board from teacher input addressing Strategic Priority #3. 

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – The Board was given information on how this tax program works.


Closed Session – A closed session was held to discuss personnel matters.