Trenton R-9 board of education accepts resignations, new members sworn in

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Four resignations and a retirement were accepted last evening during a meeting of the Trenton R-9 board of education. An election of officers was held. The retirement is from 8th grade science teacher Ruby Walker. Resignations are from Rissler librarian Lora Carmack; speech instructor Farah Minnick; 2nd grade teacher Mackenzie Weldon; and high school paraprofessional Bonnie Yates.

Employee health insurance premium still isn’t known for the next year. Superintendent Dan Wiebers said a broker is working with Blue Cross Blue Shield in an attempt to lessen the increase from an initial projection of 35 percent more.

Approval was given for Daniel Gott to apply for a GEC community grant to purchase technology supplies for area 4th through 6th graders participating in a science and math festival October 17th. 955 dollars is the amount requested with no local match.

A recommendation was approved to change summer compensation for two weight room sponsors from a per hour rate or stipend to a contracted amount. The extra duty salary schedule was amended to include head and assistant baseball coaches.

Lockridge Constant and Conrad of Trenton was selected to do the school audit at a bid not to exceed 69-hundred 50 dollars. 200 dollar increases are proposed in each of the next two years.

Missouri school board association membership was renewed at 62 hundred dollars.

R-9 board president Kevin Bailey thanked George Moore and Jenny Croy for their respective six and three years of service on the board. Oaths of office were given to newly-elected board members Brooke McAtee and Dorothy Taul. R-9 Board Officers will be President Kevin Bailey, Vice President Doug Franklin, and Treasurer Martha Roberts. Employee Susan Leeper was re-appointed secretary to the board. Bailey and Franklin are MSBA delegate and alternate.