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Board of Education notes upcoming election, moves forward with construction plans

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

The Bowling Green R-I Board of Education gathered for their regular meeting Monday night and discussed moving forward with plans for a weight room addition on the high school campus.

President Joe Klott called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. All board members were present.

Moving forward, the board unanimously approved the consent agenda. Superintendent Darin Powell noted the district has received the audit back and will approve its notes at the December meeting.

For the financial statement, Powell noted the district is “right where we anticipated being.” He added he will be going to Jefferson City this week in hopes of learning more about next year’s possible funding increase.

Being no discussion or guests in the public information forum, the board moved forward to old business for an update on the weight room addition. Powell noted he received the bid information on the project and that the board has the option to choose how they want to move forward: with private, local companies or with CTS, the existing contractor.

In new business, Powell noted the upcoming filing dates for the April 1, 2014 elections. Three spots on the Board of Education will open: Ryan Bailey, Linda Luebrecht, and Roger Colbert. These current board members will have the option to refile. Filing opens on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and will close Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Although there was no work session scheduled for December, the board made the decision to slate one for Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to review academics, new DESE requirements, and meet with principals. They will do the same again in February.

The December board meeting will be held Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

With no discussion in the director, principal, or procedural evaluation reports, Powell noted his own report, adding the board should keep in mind a “Christmas list” of capital improvements they’d like to see in the event of a budget increase.

With no other discussion the board made the motion to adjourn to executive session at 6:55 p.m.