Savannah R-III

Board Briefs

Board of Education Meeting

July 8, 2014



Closed Session:  A closed session was held to discuss student and staff issues.


Certified Staff Resignations:  The Board accepted the following resignations: Lisa Miller, Middle School Communication Arts teacher; Kenneth Hamilton, Amazonia 3rd grade teacher; and Carl Stafford, High School communication arts/speech teacher.


Extra Duty Resignation:  The Board accepted the resignation of Kelsey Butler as the High School softball assistant coach.


Certified Staff Employment:  The Board hired the following teachers for the 2014-2015 school year: Ashley Payton, Amazonia 2nd grade; Courtnay Menard, Amazonia 3rd grade; Mary Ann Eisminger, High School Spanish; Derek Yost, Middle School communication arts; and Cramista Volz, High School speech/theater teacher.


Classified Staff Employment:  The Board hired the following individuals:  Stacy Goode, Amazonia paraprofessional; Hannah Almanza, part-time Amazonia custodian; and Travis Shadrack, for the summer paint crew.           


Extra Duty Employment: The Board employed John Clevenger as an assistant baseball coach and Jeremy Weston as an assistant High School football coach.


Posting of Revised Board Policies (1st reading):  The Board approved the posting the revised Board Policies:


            AC      (Prohibition against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation)

            ADF   (District Wellness Program)

            AH     (Use of Tobacco Products and Imitation Tobacco Products) 

            BDA   (Board Meetings)

            BDC   (Closed Meetings, Records and Votes) 

            BDDF (Voting Method)


Ballgame Workers’ Pay:  The Board approved a $5 increase per game for workers for the Middle School and High School ballgames.

2014-15 Propane Bids:  The Board accepted the low propane bid from MFA Oil Company.

2014-15 Diesel Bids: The Board accepted the low fuel bid from Andrew County Oil Company.

2014-15 Tuition Rates: The Board approved out of district tuition rates of $3,750 for K-6th grade students and $4,000 for 7-12 grade students.

Tax Levy Hearing and Date:  The Board set August 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for the Tax Levy Hearing.

Annual Board Tour of Facilities: The Board will tour district facilities and grounds on Wednesday, August 13,, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Re-adoption of Policy BBFA – The Board re-adopted the required Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure policy. 

Final 2013-2014 Budget:  The Board adopted the final budget with yearly revenue of $21,090,715 and yearly expenses of $20,810,663.  The ending budget balance was $5,175,706.

High School K-12 Online Curriculum Report and Missouri Options Report:  Zac Coughlin, High School Principal and Ron Jackson, High School Assistant Principal a gave report on these two programs.

Elementary/Middle School Summer School Report: Troy Dunn, Minnie Cline Principal, gave a summer school report.

Board Strategic Priorities report:  Dr. Brax gave an update on the Board Strategic Priorities.