The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met on February 12 to discuss the following business:
The board, in separate motions, agreed to rehire Shannon Nolte and Roger Johnson for the 2014-15 school year. Nolte is the Pre-K through 12th grade principal and his salary is $66,150. Johnson is the Pre-K through 12th grade assistant principal, as well as athletic director, with a salary of $56,283.
The board also voted unanimously to compensate bus drivers for their unused sick days, as the drivers are no longer employees of the school district.
Kenneth Wilmes, agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor, submitted a letter of retirement as of July 1, 2014. The board accepted his retirement.
Because of the snow days, the facility committee has not met. Nancy Greeley, superintendent, along with the board, has formed the committee to take a look at the overall school. The committee is to set short range goals of maintenance, repair and replacement within the school. Also, they are looking at and prioritizing long range plans for the school district facilities. It is hoped that the committee will have a report for the board at the April meeting.
The 2014-15 school calendar was adopted. Changes in the calendar consist of earlier fall parent teacher conferences, allowing teachers to address concerns with parents at an earlier date. Ten more minutes will also be added to each day in the 2014-15 school year. The state is now requiring students to be in school a certain number of hours, instead of the day count used in years past. By increasing the length of the day, Greeley is trying not to add on days to the school year.
The consent agenda, consisting of the agenda, minutes from the January 8 meeting and the Governance/Administration Evaluation, was approved. No transfers of funds were needed.
The 2013-14 school budget was amended, all bills were authorized to be paid and discussion was held on the Apple School Bus transportation service by the board. Greeley reported that the final contract with Apple should be ready for the board’s approval at the March meeting.
In closed session, there were no motions for student, personnel or facility considerations.