Friday, December 11, 2015

Bright Futures decision, strategic plan on tap for R-8 Board

  •  The Joplin R-8 Board of Education will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Administration Building. A closed session to discuss litigation and records relating to a municipal hotline will be held at 6 p.m.

    • 1. Roll Call

  • A. Call to Order

  • B. Pledge of Allegiance

  • C. Approval of Agenda - Action

  • D. Reports

    • 1. Board President's Report

      • a. Board Committee Updates

        • 1. Apple Distinguished School Award - Jason Cravens

        • 2. Finance Committee - Jeff Koch, Debbie Fort, Gary Nodler and Ron Gatz

        • 3. Policy Committee - Lynda Banwart and Jennifer Martucci

        • 4. Data Analysis Committee - Jeff Koch, Jennifer Martucci and Sallie Beard

    • 2. Superintendent's Data Report

      • a. District Data Update Supporting Strategic Plan - Dr. Ridder

      • b. Health and Dental Care Insurance Reports - Info. (Tina Smith and Paul Barr)

      • c. Financial Statements - Info. (Paul Barr)

      • d. Enrollment Report - Info (Dr. Ridder)

  • E. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items *

  • F. Consent Agenda - Action

    • 1. Approve Minutes - Action (Pat Waldo)

    • 2. Personnel Recommendations - Action (Tina Smith)

  • G. Regular Agenda

    • 1. Bright Futures and Joplin Schools MOU - Action (Dr. Ridder)

    • 2. Accounts Payable - Action (Dr. Ridder)

    • 3. Network Switch Upgrade - Action (Eric Picher)

    • 4. Policies First Reading - Action (Tina Smith & Jason Cravens)

      • a. Policy BBC: Board Member Resignation

      • b. Policy BHA: Board Training and Development

      • c. Policy BHD: Board Member Compensation and Expenses

    • 5. JHS Curriculum/Course Additions and Revisions - Action (Jason Cravens)

    • 6. JHS Yearbook Payments - Action (Jason Cravens)

  • H. BOE Announcements


Anonymous said...

To the Joplin board:

Please eliminate the paid administrative positions of this organization and let each school identify students requiring basic need assistance.

That would never include rent, utilities and the like.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Here is an opportunity to disengage from the hold CJ Huff still has on the R8 school district. There are other ways to truly help children, the saying "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach the man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Focus on teaching the children and provide in house services to the needy students, it's such a better way to spend your money. Use the money for what it is intended, not to pad someone's bank account and if the school district raises funds, the money should stay within the school district. Hire people who have ethics and are there for the right reasons. Do the right thing and just say no to a Bright Futures contract R-8 - now is your chance!