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Burlington BOE holds meeting

The Burlington Board of Education met at 6:36 p.m., Monday, May 17, for their regular meeting.

The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill and Aaron Smith present. April Kisling and T.J. Rockenbach were absent.

The consent agenda was approved first as follows:

• Agenda as part of the minutes.

• Minutes from April 19.

• Extended school year for a student.

• Contract for audit from Charles Carroll auditing firm for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year to be conducted during the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.

• To offer student insurance with Student Resources.

• Approve Tom Cameron and Associates quote for $5,916 to do title programs and special education programs for the 2021-2022 school year.

• Contract with Angel, Johnston and Blasingame P.C. for school treasurer for the next school year.

• Participation of Burlington Public Schools in the 2021-2022 E-rate program.

• Mica Andrews as the designated E-Rate contact for the school.

Next, temporary appropriations for the 2021/2022 fiscal year at the rate of 90% rate: General Fund- $4,729,740; Building Fund- $671,365; and Child Nutrition Fund- $107,004 were approved.

Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft advised the board that the representative from OSRMT was not able to attend the meeting due to a last minute emergency.  In the absence of the representative, Dr. Croft presented information regarding the current quote for coverage for the 2021-2022 FY from OSRMT.  The board was advised that current insurance policy does not end until June 30, 2021 and that OSIG will be providing an insurance quote as well.

The item was tabled.

The quote on Chromebooks was approved.

Also approved were the encumbrances, change orders, warrants and April 2021 activity report.

The board discussed whether to transfer funds from the concession fund of the activity fund to the activity accounts of juniors, elementary teachers, music/band, STUCO, Accelerated Reader, athletics, Robotics

Due to limited home games and the inability to fundraise, the board approved transfer of funds from the concession fund of the activity account to the athletics fund of the activity account.

At 7:41 p.m., the board convened into executive session to discuss the employment of personnel.

The board returned to open session and read the executive session minutes compliance announcement and then voted to employ personnel.

Next, the board approved the contract with Alcohol & Drug Testing Inc. for the school year.

A quote from Justin Clark Renovations for renovating the teacherage located at 702 6th Avenue was approved as submitted.

Also approved was pursuing a survey of the properties at 503 Myrtle Street and 205 Main Street with possible fence quotes after completion of the survey.

The board signed ethics form to be on file.

Next, the board approved the resignation of Randy Turney.

Dr. Croft gave her report:

• The OSSBA August workshops for Board members and also let them know about a summer conference June 3rd for anyone who might have interest or need to attend further training.

Dr. Croft gave the principal’s report:

• High school Graduation went well Friday, May 14 with six graduates receiving their diplomas. 

• Eighth grade graduation was held on Tuesday, May 1 with 13 students promoting to high school. 

• In addition, teachers had almost all completed their check-out process for the 2020-2021 FY.

After hearing no new business, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

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