Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beginning of superintendent search on tap for Joplin R-8 Board

The Joplin R-8 Board of Education will prepare for the search for a superintendent when it meets 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Education Building.

At its June meeting, after hearing presentations from three search firms, the board selected Ray and Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company that recently guided Kansas City in its superintendent search and in 2007 conducted the search for the Lindbergh School District that resulted in the choice of Joplin Superintendent Jim Simpson.

The board agenda indicates the discussion Tuesday night will be about the board's input into the process and information about the beginning of the search.

The board will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel matters.

The agenda for the regular meeting is printed below:

A. Call to Order

1. Roll Call

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Approval of Agenda - Action

D. Superintendent Search: BOE Input and Search Preparation - Info. (Dr. Ridder)

E. Reports

1. Board President's Report

a. Celebrations - Info. (Jeff Koch)

b. BOE Policy Committee Update - Info. (L. Banwart & J. Martucci)

c. BOE Data Analysis Committee Update - Info. (J. Koch, S. Dermott & L. Musser)

d. BOE Finance, Salary, and Benefits Committee - Info. (Dr. Fort & J. Martucci)

e. BOE Safety Committee - Info. (Dr. Fort & C. Sloan)

2. Superintendent's Data Report

a. FEMA Update - Info. (Paul Barr)

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

c. Financial Statements - Info. (Paul Barr)

F. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items 

G. Consent Agenda - Action

1. Approve Minutes - Action (Pat Waldo)

2. Personnel Recommendations - Action (Brandon Webb)

3. Copy Paper Bid - Action (Paul Barr)

4. Bread Bid - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

5. Dairy Bid - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

6. Food and Supply Bid - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

7. Senior Photography Bid - Action (Dr. Ridder)

8. Declare Modular Classrooms at McKinley Surplus - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

9. Trash Service Bid - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

10. Local Tax Effort (LTE) Billbacks - Action (Mark Barlass)

11. Student Testing Fee for Practical Nursing Program - Action (Dr. Ridder)

H. Regular Agenda

1. Accounts Payable - Action (Paul Barr)

2. Telemedicine Services - Action (Paul Barr and Brandon Webb)

3. Cognitive Coaching - Action (Jennifer Doshier)

4. Meal Price Increase - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

5. Columbia Elementary Roof Replacement - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

6. West Central Elementary Roof Replacement - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

7. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt iReads - McKinley Elementary - Action (Mark Barlass)

8. Local Compliance Plan Implementing Part B of the IDEA - Action (Mark Barlass)

9. Policy Updates Second Reading - Action (Brandon Webb)

a. Policy IGAEB: Teaching About Human Sexuality

b. Policy JECA: Admission of Students

c. Policy JECC: Assignment of Students to Grade Levels/Classes

10. Plus/Delta - Info. (Dr. Ridder)

a. Plus: What did we do well

b. Delta: Opportunities for Improvement

I. BOE Announcements

J. Adjourn


Anonymous said...

I'm going just to see that cocky Barlass talk. A real waste.

Anonymous said...

It really feels like nothing has changed as much as we have been told. Still wasting money on programs. Still nothing to work with. Still broke. Talk talk talk is all we hear. In the meantime, we get more programs and small raises. I won't go. I find I no longer care what they have to say and will just have to do the best I can for my students.