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The Skyline R-II School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, June 29, with five members present. The consent agenda items were discussed and approved.
In old business, the ending 2009-10 and beginning 2010-11 budgets were presented and approved. The board continued to discuss some type of Career Ladder program for the teachers.
The board will not be able to cover the entire program since the state has cut funding for this year. A program proposal will be presented at the July board meeting.
The board is considering a program that would foster teacher/student contact such as tutoring or enrichment programs for students after school.
In new business, the board reviewed a letter from the Department of Health and Senior Services stating that they would not be giving out grants for nurses at school districts this year. Therefore, Skyline will not have a school nurse available fro the school year.
The board discussed bus repairs to one of the buses. Repairs were tabled at this time.
In the superintendent’s report:
Statistics for May showed enrollment of 81 students in kindergarten through grade 8 with an average daily attendance (ADA) of 96 percent, and 15 preschool students.
Summer school had an average of 38 students.
MoDOT donated four laptop computers to the school.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Board President Buzz Woods and his wife, Sharon, who lost their home in a fire last week.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m.