Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves salary increases, health insurance

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The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved salary increases at its meeting Monday night. The base salary for district certified staff will increase by $1,500 and non-certified staff members will receive a three percent salary increase.

The board approved the district providing healthcare to certified staff through Midwest Public Risk, which is provided through Cigna at a cost of $506.26 per month. The board also approved providing a $10 per month contribution to the health savings account. Insurance rates increased for the 2018-2019 school year by nine point eight percent.

The board approved the Ricoh copier agreement for the school years from 2018 to 2023 at $173.69 per month. The board accepted the resignations of fifth and sixth-grade teacher Beth Williams and seventh through 12th-grade science teacher Joe Newman as well as approved the itinerary for the senior trip to Branson May 6th through 10th. The board also approved senior graduation for seven students pending completion of district requirements as well as an eighth-grade promotion for three students.

Six vo-tech students were approved to attend the North Central Missouri Career Center for the 2018-2019 school year.

Justin Oaks and Mike Otto were given the oath of office for the school board for their three-year terms. Board member Jeanie Faulkner was elected as board president, Mike Otto as vice president, and Joni Oaks as secretary.

It was announced that high school recovery will be held at Newtown-Harris R-3 High School June 4th to 22nd as well as July 15th to August 3rd.

Newtown-Harris will provide transportation to North Mercer summer school May 29th through June 8th. Five or more students will need to sign up for the entire program in order for the district to provide transportation.

Applications for the North Mercer summer school will be forthcoming.