March 10, 2017

PCSD No. 32 releases board report

PERRYVILLE – The Perry County School District No. 32 has released this report of its meeting Wednesday evening.

Perry County School Dist. No. 32

APPROVAL OF AGENDA - The agenda was approved as presented.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA - The board approved the consent agenda items as presented. They included the following:

Minutes of the February 8, 14 and 20, 2017 meetings.

February warrants.

CLOSED SESSION VOTE - The board voted to conduct a closed session following the open meeting to discuss personnel matters.

APPROVAL OF BIDS FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Bids were requested for a new energy management system district wide. Our current system is failing in some of the buildings. The board approved the bid from Lundy Heating & Air in the amount of $149,700.

AMEND 2016-2017 ACADEMIC CALENDAR - Mr. Andy Comstock, Superintendent, talked about the three days which school was cancelled due to the tornado damages. He wrote a letter to the state department asking if these days could be forgiven. In a letter from the Deputy Commissioner, it was noted that the district would still have 1,106 hours of instructional time, which is above the state-required 1,044. Therefore, the three days missed will not need to be made up. Mr. Comstock presented an amended calendar that went from 171 student days to 168 student days for the board’s approval. The board approved the amended calendar as presented.

OLD SENIOR HIGH - Mr. Comstock spoke to the board regarding some repairs that need to be done on the old senior high building. Some of the wood is rotting on the front façade and on the dormers. Due to the age of the building, the woodwork must be matched. He would also like the board’s input regarding the lettering on the building. He would like to remove the lettering and possibly put a sign on the ground. Mr. Comstock was directed to proceed with repairs.

DISTRICT FINANCES - Mr. Comstock reviewed the general ledger report and went over the budget analysis, comparing revenues and expenditures for this year with last year’s figures.

CAREER CENTER/COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM EVALUATION - Mr. Craig Hayden, Career Center Director, reviewed the information concerning the Career Center/Community Education Program Evaluation. He talked about the classes which are offered and the sending schools who participate by sending students. He also reviewed the numbers of students in each of the classes and presented the 180-day follow-up of graduates.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Mr. Comstock highlighted some of the upcoming events the board may want to include on their calendars:

Make-up Day—March 16, 2017

Regular Board Meeting—April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

SEMO Superintendents’ Annual Banquet—April 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Ray’s Banquet Center in Cape Girardeau

Budget Planning Meeting—TBD

CLOSED SESSION - The closed session minutes of the February 8, 14 and 20, 2017, meetings were approved as presented.

PERSONNEL - The board voted to renew the certified contracts of the probationary teachers for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.

The board voted to employ the following individuals:

Marie Clifton as a bus driver for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.

Christine Friedman as an elementary Title I teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.