Saturday, April 15, 2017

New board members to be sworn in at Joplin R-8 Board of Education meeting

Newly-elected Joplin R-8 Board of Education members Derek Gander, Deborah Gould, and Brent Jordan will be sworn into office Tuesday at a meeting scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Administration Building.

Board members Lynda Banwart, Debbie Fort, and Chris Sloan, who did not seek re-election will be recognized for their service to the board.

The meeting will also be the first for new Superintendent Melinda Moss.

Meeting Agenda

A. Call to Order

1. Roll Call

B. Approval of Agenda - Action

C. Recognition of Service: BOE Members Lynda Banwart, Dr. Debbie Fort, and Chris Sloan - (Dr. Ridder)

D. Certification of April 4, 2017 BOE Election Results - Action (Dr. Moss)

E. Adjourn Sine Die - Action

F. Swear in Board Members Elected April 4, 2017 - (Pat Waldo)

G. Board Organization Meeting Call to Order - (Dr. Moss)

H. Election of BOE President - Action (Dr. Moss)

I. Election of BOE Vice President - Action (Dr. Moss)

J. BOE Committee Assignments - Info (BOE President)

K. Reports

1. Board President's Report

a. Celebrations - Info (BOE President)

b. BOE Policy Committee Update - Info

c. BOE Data Analysis Committee Update - Info.

d. BOE Finance, Salary, and Benefits Committee - Info

e. BOE Safety Committee - Info

2. Superintendent's Data Report

a. Health & Dental Insurance Reports - Info. (Paul Barr)

b. Financial Statements - Info. (Paul Barr)

L. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Action Items

M. Consent Agenda - Action

1. Authorization of Checking Account Signatures - Action (Paul Barr)

N. Regular Agenda

1. Accounts Payable - Action (Paul Barr)

2. Audit Services - Action (Paul Barr)

3. ION Wave Technologies/SpEd Track - Action (Sandra Cantwell)

4. Contract with Crowder College for Behavioral Support and Training for K-12 Students - Action (Sandra Cantwell)

5. Contract with Crowder College for Behavioral Support and Training for Early Childhood SpEd Students - Action (Sandra Cantwell)

6. Early Childhood Center General Contractor Prime Contract Change Order - Action (Dr. Sachetta)

7. FTC, Health Sciences Program Reduction of Staff - Action (Dr. Lankford)

O. Closed Session RSMO.610.021 (

1) Legal action involving the district... (3) Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees... (9) Preparation for negotiations with employee groups...- Action

P. Adjourn


Anonymous said...

What's Dozier's status? Is she still on the payroll?

Anonymous said...

Guess good old Jeff Koch will continue as Board President...He pictures himself as President for as long as he wants...hope the new Superintendent gets better board leadership than Jeff "the numbers guy".. Norm "the expert" Ridder did a fine job of manipulating Jeff,so much so that he was more for Norm than taxpayers. Wish Jeff would go with Norm to Norm's next short term ego inflating gig....Sorry Jeff but your ego has gotten way too large...

Anonymous said...

Randy, can you explain items 4 and 5 on the Regular Agenda? What will Crowder College be doing for R-8 students? Thanks.

Randy said...

You can check out the Crowder agreements at these links:

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:51 AM, time for Koch to let go as President. I'm tired of the "Jeff Show."

Anonymous said...

Uh no, time for Martucci to go. That display by her was very Landis-like and she completely made a fool of herself with that snarky attitude. Get her out.