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The North Shelby School Board met Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. All members and administrators were present. Board member Brandy Uhlmeyer led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The agenda was approved as presented.
The consent agenda was approved which consisted of the previous month’s minutes and bills.
Kim Gaines wanted to formally express her gratitude on behalf of the district to Mark Twain Telephone Company for their role in acquiring Coronavirus Relief Funds through the county last fall. The district received $39,000 to enhance wi-fi capabilities on the campus grounds.
“Teachers and students have been able to hold class outside and utilize technology outside of the school building. The district has also been able to stream events with the enhanced wi-fi signal for those who wish to watch our Raiders from home,” Gaines said.
“Strong school, community, and business partnerships are vital for the success of all of our students, and the district appreciates Mark Twain Telephone for their continued support.”
High School Principal Report
Kerri Greenwell provided the following information to the board:
Grade checks are September 17.
Congratulations to Christine Miles for receiving the lead in the North/South Musical, Little Women. Christine will be playing Jo March.
The Homecoming pep rally will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 23. Homecoming will be Friday, September 24 when the Raiders play Knox County at 7 p.m. Classes will decorate banners and floats for the parade that day. The parade will be at 2:30 p.m. in Shelbyville. The FFA Pork BBQ will start at 5 p.m. The dance will be held in the high school gym after the game until 11 p.m. Outside dates will not be allowed at this time.
Elementary Principal Report
Jennifer Rich provided the following information to the board:
Kendra Daniel, Haley Hardy and Stacey Craigmyle have been busy giving beginning of the year academic assessments for Reading and Math.
Teachers have been busy implementing the new Bridges math curriculum.
Staff enjoyed a Thirsty Thursday drink from Sonic this past week.
Dental varnish and screening will be on October 4.
The board discussed a potential “no tax increase” bond issue for Spring 2022. With the instability in the supply chain, materials’ costs, and workforce shortage, the district is considering moving the bond issue to 2023. A final decision will be made at the October board meeting.
The board voted to move the October meeting date to October 19. Gaines will be attending the MARE Conference October 20-22.
The board approved the School Resource Officer’s contract from August through the end of December. The SRO contract runs from January through December, and North Shelby pays 40 percent of the contract.
The board approved several policies as presented by MCE (Missouri Consultants for Education) policy service: Policy 0320—School Board Elections—shortens the time a candidate may file for the board and prohibits the expenditure of district funds for ballot elections. Policy 0324—Filling Board Vacancies-individuals appointed to fill a board seat must meet the same requirement as elected board members.
Policy 2420—Recording of Meetings-Allows parents/guardians to record IEP/504 meetings with 24 hours’ notice. Policy 2710—Reporting Student Abuse-student’s status as an “unaccompanied youth” is and of itself, not a basis for the report. Policy 2770-restricts use of seclusion/restraint and newly mandated training. Policy 4120—identified the registry for background check. Policy 4320 and regulation—Personnel Leave-adds Domestic/Sexual Violence Victim Leave as one of several types of leave available to employees. Policy 4867—Lactation Accommodation-required district to provide specific facilities/times for lactating employees and students.
The board approved the 2021-2022 Professional Development Plan for the district.
The elementary football program requested permission to place a shed next to the existing track equipment building for storage of their equipment.
In executive session, the board voted by roll call for Jason Daniel to serve as a volunteer varsity/JV football assistant coach.
Gaines presented her letter of retirement/resignation as Superintendent effective at the conclusion of her current contract.