NS Board Discusses COVID-19 Re-entry Plan
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The North Shelby School Board met Wednesday, July 21, in the high school library at 6:30 p.m. Member’s present were: Scot Shively, Shawn McEwen, Amy Presson, Keith Killen, Ryan Wiley and Joshlin Yoder (by Zoom). Brandy Uhlmeyer was absent.
The board approved the consent agenda (6-0) which consisted of the June meeting minutes, current bills to be paid, and the bids for the 2021-22 school year. The date for the tax rate hearing was also approved for August 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Bids approved for 21-22: Propane—Northeast Missouri Coop, Bus Fuel/gas—Northeast Missouri Coop, Milk—Prairie Farms, Food Distributor—Kohl’s Wholesale, Trash—Republic and Pest Control–Reliable
Kim Gaines provided information to the board about the Professional Development days for staff in August and explained the 2021 aggregate valuation numbers upon which the tax rate is based.
Gaines and the board discussed the 2021-22 school year in relation to COVID-19. North Shelby will utilize the Re-entry Plan developed for 2020-21. NS will be providing “in-seat” instruction for 2021-22. The district will encourage mask usage and will utilize other mitigation strategies as needed in response to current conditions.
COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required for students and staff, but unvaccinated persons will be required to quarantine if identified as a close contact to a positive case.
“I had hoped for a return to normal this school year, but I’m not certain I remember what normal is anymore,” Gaines said.
“North Shelby will do all we can to provide our Raiders a high-quality education in a safe and caring learning environment. I can’t praise our entire staff enough for the work they do every day with our students.”
The board approved the eligibility criteria for Free and Reduced-price lunch for 2021-22. K and K Insurance will be the provider for the voluntary student insurance program.
The board approved the conflict-of-interest resolution for the Missouri Ethics Commission. This is done every two years.
Lunch prices for the 2021-22 school year were approved: PreK-6, $2.30; seventh-12, $2.45; adult, $3.15 and breakfast, $1.25.
The resolution authorizing the redemption of $150,000 principal amount of general obligation bonds, Series 2017 and the publication of notice of redemption through L.J. Hart and Company was approved. The dual credit agreement with Moberly Area Community College was approved for the 2021-22 school year.
The board accepted the resignation of Angie Resa as a volunteer softball coach.