Skyline R-II Board Meeting
December 19, 2017
The Skyline R-II Board meeting met in regular session on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 with all 7 members present. The consent agenda items consisting of Board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved. In public comments it was suggested that the sidewalk out front of the building be looked at for upgrades, possibly painting and/or extending it to make it safer and to check the lighting around the building to make sure it is working properly in the evenings.
In old business: Superintendent Curtis reported that Doug Hutchison, from the Skyline Rural Fire Department, has contacted a surveyor out of West Plains and they hope to survey the area around the old bus barn in January or February. The Skyline School District is considering donating 5 acres to the Fire Department but is awaiting the results of the survey before making a final decision.
In new business: Board member, Josh Strong, recommended Skyline look into purchasing folding chairs to use during schoolwide programs such as the Christmas Music Program and Graduation. He stated that during the Christmas Program in December it was very crowded with people standing and concerned about the safety of the bleachers being moved away from the wall. He also recommended looking into the price of a new piano as well as finding alternative funding sources to purchase said new piano. Both recommendations were tabled for further information and pricing. The Instructional Effectiveness and Guidance and Counseling Program Evaluations were presented and approved.
In the Superintendent’s Report: Enrollment for October was 81 students in K-8th grade with 12 preschool students. School Board Candidate filing begins December 12, 2017 and runs through January 16, 2018. There will be two positions available. Skyline teachers will be working in conjunction with 4 other small K-8 Districts writing curriculum during the second semester. Ms. Curtis read a letter from the State Board of Education stating, “On December 1, the State Board of Education took action to classify the Skyline R-II School District as accredited under the Missouri School Improvement Program 5.” The next regular scheduled Board meeting is January 17, 2018.