Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17. The Board adopted the agenda. The administrators presented their reports and moved on to the consent agenda.

Under new business, the Board voted to approve the consent agenda as presented and a payroll fund transfer of $186,000.

The Board voted to approve the Curriculum and Instruction Program Evaluation Report as presented by Jana Thompson, the new MSBA Board Policy updates as presented by Jerry Hobbs and the request by the Russellville Recreation League to use and maintain the softball field, concession stand and restroom. The Board voted to employ James Stark Construction to be the Project Manager for the new track. The Board accepted the bid from Mark's Mobile Glass to replace four exterior doors in the K-8 building. The Safe Schools Grant will fund half the replacement cost of the doors. The Board also voted to provide a bus and driver for Project Graduation.

The Board went into closed session to discuss personnel and voted to accept letters of retirement from Terry Kruse and Nancy Kruse. The Board voted to extend the contracts of Karen Ponder, Susan Buckingham and Jana Thompson as school administrators.

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