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School Board Meet
(7pm) May 6, 2004

at Bank of The Lakes Community Room
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Wendell Johnson called meeting to order at 7:05pm - Donna Sears arrived a few minutes late.

5.) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY 2004 General, Building and Child Nutrition Funds and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments: Child Nutrition funds have enough left over to help with bond issue. Money could be used to buy new conventional oven for Herald Elementary since they will have to shuttle food to the MS next year due to renovations. The floor in the HS Commons Area could also be retiled. Also need new walk-in freezer and refrigerator. ---approved

6.) Cara Plumlee's fundraisers approved for new uniforms and warm-ups for varsity cheer.

7.) Michelle Borthick presented the Professional Development Plan for 2005. She introduced Donna Flanary Meyer as this year's teacher of the year. Borthick also presented idea for MS and HS department meetings to discuss what is being taught- other teachers have no idea what other teachers are teaching. Elementary schools will also do this. Meetings will begin in August. Leon Hadley was recognized for taking the math department. Educational grant writing will also begin at meetings. ALL APPROVED- Board applauded Borthick on a job well done.

8.) Approved: Reading Sufficiency Plan for Fiscal Year 2005.
9) Approved: Audit Contract for the 2003/2004 Fiscal Year.
10) Approved: Temporary Appropriations for the 2004-2005 Fiscal Year.

11.) Renewal Agreement with Syntec Systems for student accounting software. This is Collinsville's 7th year with the group. Collinsville was the "pilot school" and now Syntec isa premier product. In June of 2005, every school will be given an ID number and each student will also have an ID - ths will be mandatory to check attendance. ---APPROVED

12.) Child Nutrition lunch collections was $15,274.42. Board must authorize what this money will be spent on. Board was assured by Mr. Creech and Ms. Pate that the excess money wasn't because of lunches being overpriced it is because we are creating more revenue because we're feeding more kids. The funds will be carried over. This money helps to finish out salaries and buy necessities. --APPROVED

13.) APPROVED: Sick Leave Sharing for Becky Darland

14.) Bill Rule presented discussion on the purchase of digital sport video equipment. Discussion lasted about 45 minutes. Coach Craig was present and helped in its presentation. This program would benefit all sports, has many features such as play tracking, stats, play makers, pitch graphing, etc. Glenpool was the 1st school in the area to have this system, gives schools an advantage. Roughly $15,000 for just the football program (laptop and desktop) plus $7,000 extra for an "all sports" package. The program offers 24/7 tech help and school would never have to pay for an update. The money is available. Mr. Johnson relayed that he would be more apt to spend the money on all sports instead of just football. Ted Clark questioned advantage and why football should be the sport to receive the laptop and desktop, but believes that the advantage is there but he needs more info on pricing and if other coaches are interested. The program wil also send a staff team the first week of June to help train the coaches. Pat Herald was uncomfortable not knowing the exact price- it kept changing. Coaches believe that this program would give us the upper hand in our conference and make it fair for students in all sports. Board decided to approve just the football package $15,500 but to learn more about all sports package later.

15.) Reluctantly approved resignations:
a) Craig Creech, Asst. Superintendent (1-1-05)
b) Margaret Creech, Herald Elem. Teacher.
c) Kitty Overmyer, Speech Pathologist.
d) Jo Arnold, GT Teacher Herald Elementary.
e) Joe Ogden, Technology Director.
f) Terry Turnage, Teachers' Aide.
g) Belinda Fink, MS Custodian.
h) Sally Ridley, MS Reading Lab Teachers' Aide.
i) Nelda Hudson, Wilson Teachers' Aide.

16.) retire to exectutive session at 8:35

-- Cara Cooper 5/7/2004

Link to previous
school board meeting.
A Big Thank You to CHS Senior Cara Cooper for covering this meeting for Cara will soon be a journalism student at the University of Missouri. -- Ted

Potential Topics covered in and after executive (results unknown) -- Ted

7) Vote to Convene in Executive Session.
18) Vote to Acknowledge Return of Board to Open Session.
19) Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement.
20) Discussion and Vote to Amend the Current Working
Agreement for Support Personnel.
21) Discussion and Vote to Amend the Current Working
Agreement for Certified Personnel.
22) Hiring of Personnel:
a) Administrative Assistant
b) High School Teacher/Basketball Coach.
c) 3 - Herald Elementary Classroom Teachers.
d) Support Employees and Seasonal Summer Employees.
23) Assistant Superintendent's Report.
24) Superintendent's Report.