The Prairie Home School District will be paying more health insurance premiums for staff due to more claims being filed by school districts enrolled in the Missouri Educator Unified Health Plan.
The plan is charging all member districts $48 per subscriber covered per month in 2018. For Prairie Home, the annual fee will total $15,408.
Superintendent Michele Rex will be researching alternate health insurance programs for the 2019-20 school year.
"Basically, all member districts have to pay extra money in to cover school districts that filed a lot of claims last year," said Rachel Lock, secretary of the school board. "This type of unexpected expense is never welcome, so we are looking at other health care plan options."
In other business, the board: