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     Superintendent’s Corner

    A look at what happened at the regular meeting of the Board of Education...

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Note: This meeting was held in-person at 245 State Road N in the Adell Library Media Center. Board members were seated so as to allow for social-distancing. Any public wishing to attend a board meeting are encouraged to contact the district office in advance (at 573-363-5909 Option 3). Please call ahead to ensure the district has time to provide adequate social distancing for everyone in attendance.

    The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Michael Parrack. Vice President Byron Willis, Treasurer Jim Wehmeyer, Secretary Stacy Trusty and members Scott Gould, Cheri Nations and Sara Stoufer were all in attendance.

    The Macks Creek R-V School Board Members sat for a photo during the July regular board meeting. From top left to right: Michael Parrack, Byron Willis, Jim Wehmeyer and Scott Gould. From bottom left to right: Stacy Trusty, Cheri Nations and Sara Stoufer.

    Consent Agenda

    The consent agenda was approved which included the Treasurer's Report, June Minutes, as well as the bills, payroll and withholdings in the amount of approximately $317,344.45. The board set the Annual Tax Rate hearing for Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM with the Regular Board Meeting to immediately follow.

    Superintendent’s Report

    Dr. Phillips shared photos from the Macks Creek R-V Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony before highlighting the following:

    •The district finished SY 2019-2020 with a 40% unrestricted ending fund balance.

    •Dr. Phillips presented a cash flow report highlighting the July payment was $58,000 less than last year as a result of state budget cuts.

    •The Central Office is transitioning to SISFIN Financial Software

    •Installation of new light poles at baseball field on HWY 73 has begun

    •Replacing water fountains with bottle filling stations and installing clear "curtains each secretaries office

    •Macks Creek teachers are working hard to be ready for the start of school on August 24. Teachers participated in a "Google Academy" this summer to become proficient with the utilization of all Google Classroom platforms to enhance all instruction. 

    •Gym Floor refinishing is complete

    •Completed cafeteria, hallway & classroom concrete polishing

    •Repainting classrooms, restrooms and hallway is underway

    •Recent Lightning strike damage appears to be minimal

    •Must replace an HVAC Unit on new building

    •Administrators toured the Ballparks National facilities and discussed plans for Ballparks National to host a softball jamboree on August 22 as well as all Lady Pirates Home softball games.

    New Business

    The board approved the Athletics Program Review as shared by Athletic Director, Mr. Jason Trusty.

    The board also voted to allow the Middle School Athletics program to apply for Missouri State High School Activities Association Affiliate status allowing 6th grade students to play on middle school athletic teams.

    The board granted approval for Macks Creek School employees and students to be allowed to participate in a voluntary primary medical care patient pilot through Big Tree Medical. The district will share more information regarding this voluntary pilot program through its various media platforms.

    The board discussed and adopted the school year 20-21 COVID-19 Reopening Plan.The complete plan is available for review via the following link: https://5il.co/ilu2.

    The meeting was adjourned at 8:23.


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