Buffalo Island School Board approves salary increases

Friday, May 25, 2007

Buffalo Island Central School Board approved classified and certified salary increases for the 2006-07 school year at the Thursday meeting.

Increases include bus route $300; lunchroom personnel 33 cents per hour; Bobby Shirley and John Stull -- maintenance, lawn, route and shuttle, 240 day contract secretaries and bookkeeping $1,000 plus $448 adjustment to Marcia Davis; school nurse $1,000; secretarial 195 day contract $813; Title 1, Migrant employees, study hall keeper, special needs assistant, impact lab manager, pre-k aide $500; custodial personnel $750; and to add $500 to the base certified salary schedule (190 day contract) and to extend the increment system by two years at $450 B.S.E. and $500 M.S.E. The increase will bring the base salary up to $31,000.

Administrative and tech coordinator salaries will be considered at the June meeting.

Several transfers were approved by the board. They include Rebecca (15) and Nicholas (11) Carmichael to the Manila District and Megan Morgan (8) from Riverside to BIC. All will be effective the 2007-08 school year.

Bids were reviewed and accepted for a security system for the junior high and equipment to update the high school library computer lab.

Four bids for a junior high security system were reviewed. The bids included Alliance, $2,860 plus $198 per 12 month monitoring; Silent Security, $3,201 plus $439 per 12 month monitors; Advantage Security, $3,400 plus $175 per 12 month monitoring; and Southgate Alarms, $4,495.

Board unanimously approved the bid from Advantage Security.

Bids for updating the library computer lab were from Byte-Speed, $23,618; CDW, $36,988; and ISCO $26,414.

The board approved Byte-Speed.

The board accepted the resignation of Mark Hurst from the position of seventh grade coach and assistant coach, and Krissi Rose as elementary physical education instructor.

Cary Cossey was hired as junior high social studies instructor and assistant coach and Teri Cossey as English instructor for fourth through sixth grade at West Elementary.

Frankie Turner, junior high social studies teacher, was reassigned to the position of elementary physical education instructor, and Mark Hurst to Mr. Turner's current position.

The board entered into a short closed session ending at 7:30 p.m. No action was taken.

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