Board Discusses Minimum Wage Increase

By Marlana Smith

  The North Shelby school board met on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

  Superintendent Report

  Kim Gaines told the board that Jackson Strain received a $20,000 scholarship from Central Methodist University after submitting an essay, interviewing and a giving singing audition.

  Board filings opened Tuesday, Dec. 15. As of Friday, Dec. 18, there are no filings to report. Board filing will end on Jan. 19, 2021.

  Old Business

  The board received one sealed bid for the property south of Emden. The board accepted Bob Vannoy’s bid for $3,100.

  New Business

  Minimum wage will increase in Missouri on Jan. 1, 2021 to $10.30 per hour.

The board approved raising substitute cook pay to $61.80 per day. Substitute teaching aides will increase to $66.09 per day. Bus drivers for extra-circular activities was increased to $10.30 per hour.

  High School Principal Report

  Kerri Greenwell provided the following information to the board:

  Congratulations to Jackson Lunsford for making the KRES All-Star Team and for being selected as the KHQA Student Athlete of the Week; Natalie Thrasher for making the Tri-Rivers All Tournament Basketball Team; to the sophomore Personal Finance Stock Market Teams for ALL being in the Top 100 teams in the National Contest on Dec. 2.

   Grades will be due on Jan. 4, 2021 when classes resume after the break.

  The high school Christmas concert has been postponed.

    Elementary Principal Report

  Monica Hinshaw provided the following information to the board:

  Congratulations to the following students for making the fifth and sixth grade Campus Bowl teams. Red team: Caleb Barrick, Cooper Belt, Jake Geisendorfer, Haylee Staples, Hazel Yoder and Gold team: Kale Pollard, Drake Prange, Domenic Williams and Aiden Wilson.

  Elementary staff members enjoyed flapjacks cooked by the TIPS group on Dec. 11.

  The elementary Christmas programs have been postponed until January.

  Executive Session

  No action was taken.