Spickard Board of Education adopts budget and accepts bids

Spickard School

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education adopted a budget and accepted bids July 19th.

Superintendent Erica Eakes reports anticipated revenues for the 2021-2022 budget are $1,033,529, and anticipated expenditures are $1,006,038. There is a surplus of $27,491. The 2020-2021 budget was also amended to match actual revenues and expenditures.

Bids were accepted from AE Dairy for milk and MFA Oil for diesel, gas, and propane.

The purchase was approved of new math curriculum from McGraw Hill. “My Math” will cost $13,423 for a three-year contract.

The Community Eligibility Provision Program will be continued, which allows students to eat for free. The extra milk price was set at 35 cents.

The board set the out-of-district student tuition for Spickard at $3,600 for the first student and $1,000 for each additional student per family.

Board policy was amended to say “an employee may not advance more than one step vertically, but may advance more than one step horizontally per year.” It previously said “may not advance more than one step vertically or horizontally per year.”

Tracy Simpson was approved as the school nurse for the 2021-2022 school year. She will be in the building Wednesday mornings.

Suzi Beck was hired as the new Parents as Teachers coordinator. The board voted to hire a special education paraprofessional if it is determined there is a need.

The tax rate hearing for Spickard R-2 was set for August 16th at 5:30 in the evening.

It was announced that the main floor is complete with new flooring, and the second floor has been started. The finish date is on schedule for July 30th.

The dates for activities were announced. Supply night is scheduled in the gym August 12th from 4:30 to 5:30. An open house for the community and families will be August 24th from 5 o’clock to 6:30. The first day of school for Spickard is August 25th.

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