Prior to the start of the meeting the following students were recognized for being named the December Character Kids of the Month for the trait of Generosity – Luke Barbarick & Holly Yager. High school student Tristan Decker was also recognized. These students also led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Candidate Filing Information: the following have filed as candidates for the Drexel R-IV Board of Education – Brenda Hadley and Lynn Stark (incumbent). The terms of Chris Collins and Lynn Stark are set to expire. With the number of candidates filing being equal to the number of openings on the board, no election will be necessary.
1. Board approved the consent agenda, which included the minutes of the December 18th regular meeting, the warrant report, payment of bills, treasurer’s report and petty cash report. The board also approved the administrative reports (attached).
2. Board members were recognized for their service as a part of School Board Appreciation Week, January 21st – 28th.
3. Under New Business:
a. Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor Dakota Tucker gave the annual Agriculture Education Program Review and also provided an update on the progress of the greenhouse project.
b. Board reviewed, but took no action, on the football field maintenance agreement with Sports Turf Specialist.
c. Board reviewed, but took no action, on the proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar as presented by the calendar committee.
d. Board set the date of February 5th, 2018 to schedule a board of education work session to discuss 1) Superintendent Goals, 2) Budget Review, and 3) Future Facilities Planning.
4. Board held an executive session for personnel and student matters, taking the following action:
a. Approved extending Superintendent Terry Mayfield’s contract for an additional year through 2019-2020.
b. Approved the updated substitute teacher list with the addition of Linda Dyer.