Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves selling of property

Trenton R-9 School District

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepted bids for fuel and milk and approved selling the property at its meeting Tuesday evening.

The board accepted the bid for diesel fuel for buses from MFA Oil as well as the bid for dairy products from Central Dairy and Prairie Farms.

It approved to sell the property located at 810 Kumler, which is being used for storage.

Superintendent Dan Wiebers said there were two options the district could choose to sell the property. One is by listing it with one or more real estate brokers licensed by the state and paying a commission for the sale or lease. The second is selling it to the highest bidder, and the district would give public notice of the sale and accept sealed bids.

Wiebers said a minimum would need to be set on the sale of the property to ensure enough finances are available to build adequate storage at the 1607 Normal Street Maintenance Building. He added that he would share the minimum in closed session.

Wiebers presented the 2017-2018 budget which indicated total estimated revenues are $12,107,787. Total estimated expenditures are 12,202,719 with an estimated deficit is around $95,000. The 2017-2018 budget will be approved at the end of the month.

The board set the date of the meeting to close out the 2016-2017 budget, approve the 2017-2018 budget, and approve final bills for the morning of June 30th at 10 o’clock.

The board approved handbooks for the A Plus Program, preschool, high school, middle school, and Rissler Elementary School.

It also approved one Missouri School Boards’ Association policy code and two procedure codes.

The policy code for the District Wellness Program updates guidance to the Wellness Committee and provides Smart Snack Standards for the nutritional guidelines.

One procedure code for the District Wellness Program provides recommendations for the Wellness Committee when developing standards for nutrition, physical activity, and wellness programs.

The other procedure code for Food Service Management requires meal charge policies to be distributed at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year and the district to share procedures with staff who assist children with lunch purchases.

It also provides guidance on how to collect unpaid debt for lunch charges.

The district will hold a public surplus auction at 810 Kumler the afternoon of June 23rd at 1 o’clock.

Supportive Services Director Kris Ockenfels presented a review of the summer projects as well as summer maintenance.

The board heard evaluations on the A Plus Program, activities, and technology.