The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on March 15.

After the closed session where teacher contracts were discussed, the board:

• Accepted the resignation of Dan Collins as Platte Valley head football coach and outdoor teacher.

• Hired Cree Beverlin, Jefferson’s social studies teacher and track coach, as the PV head varsity football coach.

• Renewed tenured teacher contracts.

• Granted tenure to art teacher Allie Helzer’s contract.

• Renewed contracts for Zach Dyer, JH/HS history; Seth Jenkins, JH/HS English; Megan Thacker, ag; and Heather Heerlein, kindergarten.

The base salary was raised from $30,200 to $31,200 and non-certified staff and administration were given a 2.7 percent increase in pay for the 2017-18 school year.

The extra duties list will be considered at the April board meeting at 8 pm, Tuesday, April 18.

There is no increase in health insurance rates for the 2017-18 school year. There are two HSA plans and one PPO plan available for employees through MEUHP. The district pays up to $450 for each employee monthly. The two HSA plans are below that cap.

The school is considering purchasing a 3-D printer and developing a STEM maker’s space for the students.

The senior class has changed its destination for the class trip from Chicago to St. Louis. The class will present its travel plans to the board at the April meeting for approval. The senior class will be working concessions at home baseball games to raise more money for the trip.

The Guilford Sports Complex construction has been delayed by weather, but Superintendent Johnnie Silkett anticipates that work will be underway shortly.