A-C BOE holds monthly meeting

Members of the Aline-Cleo Board of Education made relatively quick work of an agenda featuring a limited number of items during their regular meeting Sept. 2.

After calling the meeting to order and recording roll, members voted to approve the minutes of the Aug. 5 regular meeting and Aug. 5 special meeting.

Discussion then followed on an agenda item that contained several items in one including the 2019-20 dropout report, A-F report card and annual student remediation report and accreditation findings.

Superintendent Barry Nault shared and broke down the results of each report with the board members in addition to touching on some of the highlights.

It was noted by Nault the school did not have dropouts that went against the school during the school year. In the event a student transfers and dropouts from their new school, the dropout still is credited to the original school.

Board members questioned some of the findings in regards to remediation reports and Mr. Nault provided an explanation on how those findings are tabulated.

After further discussion, members voted to approve the reports as presented.

Members then approved an alternate math credit earned during a three-hour career and technology course for a student on the Core Diploma Pathway.

At 7:11, members voted to convene into executive session for the purpose to interview and/or discuss employment, renewal, nonrenewal, appointment, promotion, demotion, discipline, resignations, and salaries of certified and noncertified personnel for the 2020-21 school year.

At 7:26, members voted to reconvene into open session and accepted the resignation of a teacher effective immediately.

Approval followed on declaring McDougal text books and Sophos Firewall Access points surplus.

Members then discussed and approved General Fund Encumbrances #79-#86 in the amount of $27,690; Child Nutrition Fund Encumbrances #4 in the amount of $2,180.

During his Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Nault stated the new addition at the high school is still slated for completion around the first of December.

Work in progressing on the installation of new ac/heating units at the high school gym and the project will hopefully be completed soon.

At the elementary, fencing will be completed soon, where a portion of the current fencing is being relocated due to the scheduled road widening project.

While going over the financial reports, Mr. Nault brought board members up to speed on the current state of Gross Production Tax and vehicle registration taxes.

He reminded board members when the bond issue was approved last year, the budgeted amounts were based conservatively at 80 percent of what they had been in years prior. Currently, he said tax collection rates are still coming in at around the 90 percent mark.

Without further discussion, the meeting adjourned. A special meeting to sell bonds will be held at noon Sept. 18 at the high school library in Aline.

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