Superintendent’s Corner

    A look at what happened at the regular meeting of the Board of Education...

    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Note: This meeting was held in-person at 245 State Road N in the Adell Library Media Center. Unless otherwise indicated, all future board meetings will continue to be held in-person.Board members will be seated so as to allow for social-distancing. Anyone wishing to attend a board meeting is encouraged to contact the district office in advance (at 573-363-5909 Option 3). Please call ahead to ensure the district has time to make plans to provide adequate social distancing for the safety of everyone in attendance.

    Tax Rate Hearing

    The annual tax rate hearing was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Michael Parrack. The agenda was approved with no amendments. The hearing was held and the tax rate was set at $3.43 for the operational fund (Fund I) and $.41 for debt service fund (Fund III). The hearing was adjourned at 5:39 PM. Patrons often ask how much does the levy actually generate to run the school each year? The Fund 1 levy could generate $1,202,760 and the Fund III levy could generate $143,770.

    Regular Board Meeting

    The meeting was called to order at 5:39 PM by President Michael Parrack. Vice President Byron Willis, Treasurer Jim Wehmeyer, Secretary Stacy Trusty and members Scott Gould, Cheri Nations and Sara Stoufer were all in attendance.

    Consent Agenda

    The consent agenda was approved which included the Treasurer's Report, July Minutes, as well as the bills, payroll and withholdings in the amount of $249,420.654. The September board is set for the 23rd at 5:30 PM in the Adell LMC.

    Superintendent's Report

    In addition to a cash flow report, Dr. Phillips highlighted the following:

    •All faculty & staff have reported and are ready to start school on August 24 adhering to our COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan which is available to view at: https://5il.co/kcpc.

    •District office is continuing to transition to SISFIN Financial Software

    •Work will begin to switch lights over to new poles at our baseball field

    •Finished installof clear “curtains” in secretaries offices & Cafeteria

    •Scott’s Concrete will level & Seal Cracks in halls around campus

    •Gym Floor refinishing is complete, but will return to fix spot

    •Will replace an HVAC Unit.The new unit is currently awaiting shipping and the old unit is still keeping up in the interim.

    •The Lady Pirates Softball team will play their home opener against Laquey at Ballparks National at 5:00 on August 28th.

    New Business

    A. Every 3 years, the district receives bids for bank depository services. The board voted to select Oakstar Bank to continue to serve as our Bank Depository through August 31, 2023.

    B. The district discussed and adopted a COVID-19 Operating Plan for Fall Sports. A complete copy of the plan may be viewed through this link: https://5il.co/kcp6. The board appreciates the patience of everyone regarding these measures. The board’s goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy while working to ensure all athletes will have the opportunity to continue to compete in the sports they enjoy throughout the school year.

    C. The board approved the Bus Routes for the 2020-2021 School Year.

    D. The district approved the adoption of the Special Education Local Compliance Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year.

    E. The board also approved the adoption of the following policies and regulations:

    •Policy & Regulation 1300 - Prohibition Against Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

    •Policy & Regulation 1301 - Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment & Retaliation under Title IX

    •Policy 2640 - Student Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs and Vapor Products

    •Policy 2763 - Temporary Alternative Placement Agreements

    •Regulation 2870- Administering Medicines to Students

    •Policy 5330 – Anti-Israel Boycott Prohibition

    •Policy and Regulation 6145 – Service Animals in Schools

    The board entered into closed session at 7:19 PM.

    The board voted to accept the resignations of Teresa Willerton and Eric Hoover. Our district appreciates Mrs. Willerton and Mr. Hoover and would like to thank them for their service to our district’s students.

    The board voted to hire David Arnold as a full time bus driver and part-time maintenance worker.The board also voted to hire Ms. Caryn Ketner to serve as a full-time evening custodian.Welcome to the Pirate team Mr. Arnold and Ms. Ketner!

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

    The Macks Creek R-V School Board Members sat for a photo during the July regular board meeting. From top left to right: Michael Parrack, Byron Willis, Jim Wehmeyer and Scott Gould. From bottom left to right: Stacy Trusty, Cheri Nations and Sara Stoufer.

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