Skyline R-II Board Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Skyline R-II Board meeting met in regular session on Tuesday April 19, 2016 with all 7 members present. The first part of the meeting was the Reorganizational Meeting. Sarah Harden was sworn in as a new Board member and James Brixey as a returning member. The new officers are as follows: President – Steve Moody; Vice President – Tim Scrivner; Secretary – Wroy Roworth; Treasurer – Leslee Krider. The regular meeting convened immediately after the Reorganizational meeting. The consent agenda items consisting of Board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved.
In old business: After a lengthy discussion of the Tax Levy that was voted down by a narrow margin in the April election, the Board voted to place the Tax Levy Increase on the August Ballot. The Board will once again ask voters to increase the tax levy to $3.43 (approximately a $0.49 increase). In the Budget discussion, the Board discussed the fate of Skyline’s Bus fleet. Skyline has had to pay out over $15,000 in bus repairs alone this year (not including tires and minor repairs and maintenance). Skyline has 6 buses but currently only 4 are in working condition. The newest bus is a 2006 and the oldest is a 1995. The Board will continue to research and look for ways to improve the bus fleet as cost effectively as possible.
In new business: The Board voted to approve the Direct Deposit of funds from the Missouri Foundation for Health Grant. The Board voted to remove Dana Smith from the Bank Signature cards and to add W Roy Roworth. The following Program Evaluations were presented and approved: Parents’ As Teachers; Enrichment, and Career Ladder/Tutoring. The Salary Schedules were updated and approved with minor changes.
In the Superintendent’s Report: Enrollment for March was 84 students K-8 and 10 preschool students. Some dates that were noted: Spring Music Program May 3, Graduation May 5, Field Day May 9, Academic/Athletic Banquet May 10, and the last day of School May 11. During closed session the Board accepted resignations from Joy Beeler, Counselor/PE teacher, and Paul Boyd, maintenance. They also voted to rehire all of the Non-Certified staff for the 2016-2017 school year and summer school staff. The next regular scheduled Board meeting is May 18, 2016.