Sunday, November 27, 2016

Announcement of new Joplin R-8 superintendent on tap for Tuesday

Unless a change is made in the preliminary agenda, those who are eagerly anticipating the announcement of a new superintendent for the Joplin R-8 School District will have to wait until the end of Tuesday's 7 p.m. Board of Education meeting at the Memorial Education Building.

The superintendent contract is the final item on the agenda that was posted Friday.

The board reportedly made its decision on which candidate it would offer the contract during a closed session Monday in the superintendent's conference room.

During the previous week, the board conducted interviews with the two finalists, Harrison, Arkansas Superintendent Mendy Moss and former Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Neosho Superintendent Gary Quinn.

Other items on tap for the board include approval of the listing of the Washington Education Center with a realtor, choosing a contractor for the Early Childhood Center construction, and a look at proposed Joplin High School course changes for the 2017-2018 school year.

A closed session is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The agenda is printed below:

A. Call to Order

1. Roll Call

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Approval of Agenda - Action

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

b. Financial Statements - Info. (Paul Barr)

E. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items

F. Consent Agenda - Action

1. Minutes - Action (Pat Waldo)

2. Personnel Recommendations - Action (Dr. Lankford)

3. Local Tax Effort (LTE) Billback to Department of Youth Services (DYS) - Action (Sandra Cantwell)

4. JHS Show Choir Costumes for the 2016-17 School Year - Action (Dr. Ridder)

5. Policy Update Second Reading - Action (Dr. Ridder)

a. Policy DH: Bonded Employees and Officers

G. Regular Agenda

1. Accounts Payable - Action (Paul Barr)

2. Budget Adjustments - Action (Paul Barr)

3. Approve Washington Education Center Listed for Sale with a Realtor - Action (Paul Barr)

4. FTC - Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grants- Action (Dr. Ridder)

a. Public Safety Program Equipment - Action (Dr. Ridder)

b. Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program Equipment - Action (Dr. Ridder)

c. Innovative Technologies Program Equipment - Action (Dr. Ridder)

5. Joplin Schools Early Childhood Bids - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

a. Approve General Contractor for Construction of Joplin Early Childhood Center - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

b. Hollis & Miller Architect Contract Expansion to Oversee Special Inspections - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

6. Renewal of Fortinet Web Filter and Firewall - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

7. SpedTrack - Action (Sandra Cantwell)

8. April 2017 School Board Election - Action (Dr. Ridder)

9. Policy Update First Reading - Action (Dr. Ridder)

a. Policy FEF: Construction Contracts Bidding and Awards

10. Joplin High School Course Changes for School Year 2017/18 - Action (Dr. Ridder)

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

a. Plus: What did we do well

b. Delta: Opportunities for Improvement

12. Superintendent Contract - Action (Jeff Koch)

H. Adjourn


Anonymous said...

Old news, it's public today. Cats out of the bag, contract negotiations have been an issue. Initial by the board was low.

Anonymous said...

Well, who is it?

Anonymous said...

Harrison Daily Times announced that Dr. Mendy Moss is new hire at Joplin.
After reading the information on both finalists one wonders what the other 60 candidates had to offer.. Law suits, sexual crime investigations,
retirement, double salary, health issues and five year plans to end career?

Merry Christmas Joplin your gift is on the way. Would you like Mork with Mendy?

Anonymous said...

Let the BOE have a few months to pat themselves on the back. I agree with 8:01 on the fact that both of these candidates had too much baggage to be considered. But hey, Koch is a HR man, he knows what he is doing. Ever since day 1 on the BOE, that's been obvious. Right?