The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on July 13:
In professional development, Roberts Rules of Order were reviewed. The board decided to add the Pledge of Allegiance to the meetings.
The board approved the following:
• 2015-16 budget and the 2016-17 budget.
• Participation as members of the Missouri Association of Rural Education.
• Conflict of interest ordinance according to Missouri Ethics Commission.
• Bus routes for the 2016-17 year.
State and federal mandates necessitated the district raise prices by 5¢ on breakfast and 10¢ on lunch. For the 2016-17 year, elementary and high school breakfasts will be $1.55, adult, $1.80, and milk, 35¢; elementary lunch, $2.25, high school, $2.50, and adult, $2.75.
The 2015-16 food service report was reviewed. The program saw a $1,371.16 profit for the year. Shannon Nolte, superintendent, has plans to purchase a new ice machine.
Bids for the 2016-17 school year were approved. Porter Trash Service made no changes. Hy-Vee will supply the bakery products. Milk and dairy products will be supplied by Anderson Erickson, with some items from Hy-Vee and Anderson Erickson at a lower cost than in previous years. The board approved a new supplier, MFA, for clear diesel and unleaded gas. MFA will continue to supply propane.
As part the 2016-17 budget, Nolte predicted that local revenue will see a slight increase, while sales tax revenue and small classroom trust revenue will see a slight decrease. Overall, the district is predicting an increase of $100,000 in revenue. Budgeted revenue is $3,210,823.
Nolte stated that priorities for the budget include:
• Providing sustainable funding to support programs and services that increase student learning.