BIC board extends superintendent's contract

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

All members of the Buffalo Island Central School Board were present for the Monday, Feb. 8, meeting at the BIC administration building in Monette.

Following an executive session concerning personnel, the Board extended the contract for Superintendent Gaylon Taylor to the 2018-19 school year. The extension included the continuation of current travel allowances and a raise of $4,000 to be implemented with the new contract.

Nathan Sanders, board member, thanked Superintendent Taylor for efforts for the last three years on behalf of the Board.

"The district is heading in a great direction," Sanders said. "So many improvements have been made in a short amount of time."

The Board also accepted the resignation of Bill Taylor, boys basketball coach and athletic director, with a vote of four to three.

John Steele was present and requested the monthly financial report. He was told the reports will be mailed to him regularly.

In new business:

*The Board gave approval to advertise the sale of two buses, a 1998 and a 2006 International. The buses are no longer in use by the district.

*The decision was made to set a date to take action to re-evaluate the farming of land owned by the district. Bids and interviews will be held in the end of the year and a decision for the next two year cycle will be made during the December 2016 school board meeting.

In old business:

*During his update on the softball concessions, Superintendent Taylor shared he would like to wait for final drawings before making any decisions.

*The Board will be looking into bids for two new buses for the 2016-17 school year. It was suggested the district try to partner with another school district to possibly find a better deal on a contract.

The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7.

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