The Moniteau County R-1 School District Board of Education met Jan. 20 to discuss resignations, new hires and school board filing.
The meeting started with the board presenting a diploma to Callon Kersey for completing all academic requirements through the Missouri Options Program.
The board then accepted the resignation of California High School scientce teacher Dennis Davis. Davis has been in education for 29 years and will be leaving the school at the end of the year. The board also accepted the resignation of CHS agriculture teacher Dale Hodges, who is retiring after 16 years in public education.
The board then moved on to approve the tuition rate for the next school year at $7,500.
After that, the board approved the hire of Christina Lawson to the position of California Middle School administrative assistant position and of Robb Hartman to finish out the season as the high school assistant girls basketball coach.
Before the meeting began, filing for school board positions in the upcoming April municipal eleciton ended. Moniteau County R-1 will not need to hold an election, as Brandon Dunham and Allison Kruger will continue to serve the district for another three years.
The board ended the meeting with the reminder that Feb. 14-20 is School Board Recognition Week.
"As you are well aware, it has been a very challenging year and our school board members have had to make a lot of tough decisions," superintendent Dwight Sanders said. "I am certainly appreciative for their leadership."
The Moniteau County R-1 School District Board of Education's next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the CHS media center.