Buffalo Island Central School Board members worked through a lengthy agenda with student transfers, change in sick day policy, raising lunch prices, accepting resignations and hiring new personnel at the Monday, June 16, regular meeting.
Following a closed session to consider personnel matters, the board accepted the resignations of Laverne Thomas, custodian of the east gymnasium, and Eugenia McCammond, junior high science teacher.
Board member Dale Wells moved to (1) hire Brenda Holt, junior high science; (2) hire Brooke Dunigan, east pre-kindergarten instructor; (3) hire Shelly Hurst, junior high English; (4) to authorize the superintendent to make reassignments, hire personnel and make other arrangements as necessary for staffing the 2008-09 school year. The motion carried 5-0.
The board voted to renew the athletic trainer's contract with A.A.M.C. at the same rate as the 2007-08 school year.
The board approved the transfer of Zach Wells (13) to the Manila District.
Personnel policy recommendations presented at the May Board meeting were reviewed with the board approving the school calendar as presented.
Board member Todd Edwards moved to approve the classified, certified and student policy books for the 2008-09 school year. The motion carried unanimously.
Bill Misner made a motion to change the current policy to allow employees two personal days per year without being deducted from the accumulated sick leave. Board members voted 5-0 in favor of the motion. The current policy allowed employees to have two personal days per year, but if used, the days came from accumulated sick leave.
The board voted to increase the paid lunch prices from $1.50 to $1.75 per day.
The board agreed unanimously to renew the student accident insurance with Dwight Jones Agency.
The board approved paying the Federal Coordinator $1,500 for the 2007-08 school year.
Pay was set for student activity sponsorship and the proposed budget of expenditures for the 2009-1010 school year were accepted.