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December 3, 2019

Posted Date: 12/03/2019



Superintendent Update


The following is a summary of last night’s regular monthly board meeting.


6:00 p.m. Public Meeting on Facilities


Before the meeting started there was a report on our facilities plan.  The State requires us to have a public meeting to talk about facilities each year.  The plan was reviewed with a look at our 20-year plan.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Visitors
    1. Awards

Elementary awards were present this month with a focus on reading and math for students.Teachers were also recognize including Karen Wilson for her Summer Reading Splash Program and our elementary specialty teachers for their work supporting reading.

  1. Consensual Items of minutes and financial report were approved.
  2. Educational Items

        This month Mr. Pipkins presented our plan to implement Illustrated Math from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

  1. Business Items
    1. Expenses > $10,000 were approved as follows: 
      1.  Mayflower Banking Center for loan, $10,119.66
      2. Jackson Brown and Palculict, October bill, $73,125.00
      3. Van Horn Construction, Final Payment for Bleachers, $15,923.20
      4. White River Services, Routers, $63,313.48
    2. Athletic Facilities Planning

The architect has completed the plans and submitted for State approvals.Local city approval is needed next.Van Horn construction are reviewing the plans now.We plan to have a final meeting to review the plans before going to bid by the end of next week.Bids will be called in January.

  1. Bonus

The Christmas bonus of $500 was approved.


The licensed PPC also requested that teacher license fees be paid for staff after they work for the District for three years instead of five years.The Board approved this request.The Board is also good with this being made effective this school year if the staff vote for it.


  1. Priority List update

The main three topics at this time are-

1. The mason work for the block fence for the softball field has been approved for installation. Cost is $10,230 by Greg Collum.

  1. Sporting Field LED light update.
  2. Cameras for the MS and HS.
  3. MS Trip Bids

One bid has been received and is acceptable.It is from Grand Classroom.

  1. Facilities Master Plan Adoption

This is for the State and we do it annually.It is attached.

  1. Inventory Deletions

Please see attached list.

  1. Employment
    1. Employment/Resignations

Resignation accepted from Donna Hoover from food service.

  1. Program Manager for food service – Cynthia Grinstead (current employee)
  2. Food Service Manager – Julie Jeffery (current employee)

Superintendent Evaluation

Nothing new from at this time. There was a discussion on the staff banquet this Monday at 6:00 in the HS Cafetorium.Also the Board elections were discussed.As no one ran for the vacant positions Mr. Terry Turner will continue in his current position.Mr. Sewell’s position will be up for appointment during the March Board Meeting.

  1. Adjournment


The meeting was over around 8:00 p.m.



Have a great day.


John Gray