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Aline-Cleo BOE holds board meeting

A full slate of School Board members were present at the regular monthly meeting of the Aline-Cleo School Board June 2 in Aline.

After calling the meeting to order and approving minutes of the may 5 regular meeting, members opted to convene into Executive Session to interview and/or discus employment, renewal, nonrenewal, appointment, promotion, demotion, discipline and resignations of certified and noncertified personnel for the 2021-22 school year.

After a 41 minute Executive Session, members opted to return to Open Session at 7:48 p.m.

Once in Open Session, members voted to accept the resignations of Hunter Haworth Reames and Gena Davis.

Members also approved offering a temporary summer custodial contract to Anthony Ramirez.

A service contract for Jana Hickman, Occupational Therapist; Michelle Gosney, Speech Pathologist; and Barbara Ann Martens, Library Media Specialist; were all approved for the 2021-22 school year.

A motion was then made to approve using 1,080 hours instead of 180 days for the 2021-22 school year. The policy has already been in use by the district.

OSIG Insurance was approved to provide insurance for the district for the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, OSAG was approved to provide Workers Compensation insurance for 2021-22.

OSSBA was approved to provide unemployment insurance for the 2021-22 school year.

Members then approved OSSBA membership for the 2021-22 school year. An agreement for Basic Legal Services with the Center For Education Law Inc was also approved.

Temporary appropriations for the 2021-22 school year were then approved. Due to estimates, the district is slated to receive approximately $1 million more than initially expected with the completion of the wind farm west of Aline.

General Fund came in at $2,625,222 and the Building Fund came in at $300,344.

After approving OROS membership for the 2021-22 school year, members also voted to approve a couple of Emergency student transfers as well.

During discussion on approving a contract with Keystone Food Service, it was noted lunch prices to the school have increased by 10 cents and increased by 5 cents for breakfast.

The contract with Keystone Food Service was then approved.

Members then voted to approve General Fund encumbrances 122-126 and 70062-70064 in the amount of $16,413.31 and Building Fund encumbrances 70010 in the amount of $1,674.04.

It was noted a few of the encumbrances were needed to close out the current year.

Superintendent Barry Nault then presented his report to the board. He stated the contractor did show up to work on the heating/air conditioning units, but he noted they are still not finished or in service.

The summers Driver’s Education classes offered by the school will be wrapping up next week.

Mr. Nault also explained the district is checking on flooring at the high school and looking at purchasing new lockers.

He added the district is looking to get a storage building for the high school softball field in Aline.

Mr. Nault also noted the lights at the baseball field in Cleo Springs still need some work and he has called the electrician.

Another item the district is looking into is purchasing new doors for the elementary class rooms. He added many are getting in pretty bad shape and some still have the existing metal grates on the bottom.

Another possible purchase the district will need to make is a new oven at the elementary school. It was also noted the heaters at the elementary still need to be installed.

Without any additional items to come before the board, the meeting adjourned.

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m., June 30 in the High School Library in Aline.

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