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Skyline R-2 Board Buys Used Bus, Sets Summer School

The Skyline R-2 School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with all seven members present. The consent agenda items consisting of board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved.

In old business:  The Board approved the purchase of a small 17 passenger bus from Shell Knob School District for $2,000. This bus will be used on one of the shorter routes and will be available to be used for ball games and classroom trips.

Ms. Curtis presented information from Master’s Transportation regarding some buses they had for sale. The Board discussed to continue to look for small used buses.

The Board had previously set aside $3,500 to purchase a new lawn mower. After receiving several quotes from different places it was decided to purchase an Exmark demo mower from S&H in Mountain Grove for $5,500.

A proposed 2017-18 school calendar was presented for review.  It will be voted on at the March Board meeting.

Budget amendments were presented and approved for the 2016-2017 budget with changes due to the purchase of buses and bus repairs.

In new business: The Board discussed an issue with our high school students wanting to attend vo-tech classes but that the Norwood bus leaves before the Skyline bus gets to Norwood. It was decided to wait and see at the beginning of the year if there actually are any students needing a ride before a final decision is made as to how to get students to vo-tech.

The Board approved continuing with the OSBA Consortium for health insurance and to continue paying $350 per month per employee toward health insurance.  If the employee can show they are covered elsewhere they can then use the $350 toward an annuity, dental, vision, or accident insurance for the employee only.

Summer school was set for June 6 – June 29.

A motion was made and approved for the English as Second Language, Migrant, and Homeless program evaluations with Ms. Curtis as the coordinator.

Several policies and regulations were adopted regarding Federal mandates  as well as updating the Wellness policy and regulation.

In the Superintendent’s Report:  Enrollment for January was 86 students in K-8th grade with nine preschool students.  Spring Break is set for March 6 – 10.  Board member election will be held April 4. The next regular scheduled Board meeting is March 15.