Superintendent's Corner 

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

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

        The meeting was called to order at 5:00 PM by President Josh Kingston.

        The board recited the Pledge of Allegiance

        Consent Agenda

        The consent agenda was approved which included the Treasurer's Report, November Minutes, as well as the bills, payroll and withholdings in the amount of $325,345.22. The January board meeting was set for Monday, January 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Adell Library Media Center. No public comment was given.

        Superintendent's Report

        Dr. Josh Phillips highlighted the following:

        -A Financial Report

        - Dr. Phillips reflected on the 19-20 school calendar and discussed possibilities for the 20-21 school calendar being developed. The school board typically adopts a calendar for the next school year each February.  Through survey research conducted last school year, the district learned patrons are skeptical of a 4-day week calendar adopted by many small rural schools throughout Missouri.  The district refers to its current calendar as a hybrid, which maintains continuity of instruction while providing regular breaks and opportunities for focused professional development and planning throughout the year.  The first semester looks like a traditional school calendar while the 2nd semester provides three 4-day weeks during the months of February, March, and April.  Additionally, the current calendar includes 5 built-in snow days in an effort to protect days off and not add on to the end of the school year in the event of a difficult winter.The board encouraged Dr. Phillips to build a calendar for SY 20-21 that resembles that of SY 19-20.

        -Dr. Phillips highlighted pending legislation that would impact school funding.

        -The board discussed the format of the district-wide mailer which was sent to 1,871 box holders.  The mailer will be sent twice per school year (December and May/June). The purpose of the mailer is to share information regarding our school with patrons who may not follow the district on social media, the school’s app, or website. The board believes the colorful, double-side mailer is a great way to share student success and other school news.  Please use the following links to view the mailer:

        December 2019 District Wide Mailer Front

        December 2019 District Wide Mailer Back

        -Dr. Phillips also highlighted financial reports that are now available for public viewing on the district’s website under the District tab.Dr. Phillips also publishes the Board News in this same location each month.

        New Business

        A. The Board received & approved the 2018-2019 Audit from KPM CPA’s Mrs. Jennifer Schatzer. Mrs. Schatzer walked the board through entire audit document which is available for review at the district office. The district received the best possible rating on the audit. On page 44 of the audit document the auditors reported the “results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.

        B. The Principals highlighted the following in their report:

        The board met in closed session and the meeting was adjourned at 6:54 PM. 

        Mission Statement

        Inspiring Success: Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!