Personnel hired at BIC School Board meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Buffalo Island School Board members accepted resignations, hired personnel, approved transfer, purchased bus, and selected a technology committee at the July 16 meeting.

The board voted 5-0 to accept several resignations including: Jamie Hicks-elementary special

education; Mandy McFall-junior high science, junior high cheerleading sponsor (in order to take a position at the high school); Blake Davis-athletic trainer, ISS, and route driver; and Rachel Hickman-speech pathologist.

The board voted to hire Mandy McFall-senior high biology, Robotics sponsor; Natalie Strickland-junior high science; Callie Randle-junior high math; and Sarah Wattigney-junior high cheerleading sponsor.

The student transfer request was approved for Jacob McCollum, 6, to Greene county Tech.

The board voted unanimously to purchase a one ton truck through school purchasing and new 71 passenger school bus through Diamond State Bus Sales, Inc. for the coming school year. The District will lease purchase the bus and truck through Beardsley and Associates. The total cost for both will be $118,724.

In other business the board:

*approved the renewal of the student accident coverage policy with Dwight Jones Agency.

*approved the Migrant Budget Application for 2013-14 school year.

*approved two weeks vacation for all employees on a 12 month contract.

*voted to organize a technology committee made up of administrators, board members, teachers, and community members. Jason Stewart and Nathan Sanders will represent the board.

*voted to retain Don Mixon as the attorney for the district.

*set start time for board meetings to begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m.

*approved the proposed budget for 2014-2015.

*voted to sell one of the older school buses since the district is purchasing a new one. An ad will be placed in the newspaper accepting bids for the school bus.

*accepted the bid from Vance Construction Solutions for $17,995 to complete the security improvement construction for the high school principal's office.

*approved going into a long term lease contract with the City of Monette. The city will provide land that was once used as a city landfill to be used by the district as an agricultural farm. Motion carried 4-0 with Jason Stewart abstaining from the vote.

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