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Skyline R-2 Board Prepares For Start of New Term Aug. 17

The Skyline R-2 School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, July 19, with five members present.  The consent agenda items consisting of Board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved.  In old business:  Skyline was able to purchase one used bus from Mansfield School.  The Board would still like to look for another one or two used buses. The discipline policy was tabled for further consideration.  Moffett Tree Service finished trimming the trees in the front of the school building. In new business:  • The Board set the date for the Tax Rate Hearing for Aug. 16, at 6:45 p.m.  • The Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR) was presented and approved with changes recommended by the auditor.  • Bids were sent out for bread, milk, diesel, and propane.  Bids were accepted for milk from Hiland Dairy and propane from MS Propane.  • The Board adopted the eligibility criteria for free and reduced milk price meals.  • The Board reviewed the teacher and student handbooks.  Both were approved with the changes recommended.  • The Technology User Agreement, School-Parent-Student Compact, Locker Acknowledge-ment, and Bullying policy will be added to the student handbook. • The Board approved installing new carpet in the Resource Room, preschool room, and offices.  • The Board extended Courtney Davault’s contract to full time to teach middle school math and science.  In the Superintendent’s Report:  Enrollment for Summer School was 53 students with a 95% attendance rate.  Skyline will be having a CSIP and Federal Programs meeting on Aug. 10, at 2 p.m.  Open House is set for Tuesday, Aug. 15, with the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 17.  The next regular scheduled Board meeting is Aug. 16.