Nevada School District #1

 School Board Meeting

February 26, 2015

7:00 p.m.


1.       Meeting was called to order by President Jerry Bishop.

2.      The invocation was given by Superintendent Rick McAfee.

3.      The pledge of allegiance was observed.

4.      Members present were:  Jerry Bishop, President; Nelwyn Almand, Vice President; Todd Brown, Secretary; Jeremy Casey, member and Brandon Rhodes, member.

5.      Minutes of the January 29, 2015 meeting were approved as read.

6.      There were no requests for audience with individuals or groups.

7.      No resolutions to be considered.

8.      Report was given by Mr. McAfee, Superintendent.

9.      New Business:

a.       Financial statements for period ending January 31, 2015 were reviewed.

b.      It was moved by Almand and 2nd by Casey to approve payment of the January warrants.  Yeas 5 Nays 0. Motion approved.

c.       Nevada School District owns 5 acre tracs of timber in 4 communities.  Mr. McAfee was approached by Prescott Land and Timber concerning cutting these tracs.  By advisement of the Auditor for the school district, the Board needs to approve the cutting of the timber. None of the members had any ethics conflicts with the timber company.  It was moved by Rhodes and 2nd by Brown to manage the timber as necessary.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved. 

10.   Personnel:

a.       President Bishop called for adjournment to executive session at 6:13 p.m.

b.      The meeting was called back to order by President Bishop at 6:41 p.m.

c.       It was moved by Brown and 2nd by Casey to accept the resignation of Carrie Bowie and Rita Byers due to retirement.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved.

d.      On advisement by the Auditor it was moved by Casey and 2nd by Brown to contract Charlotte Bryant for the 2014-15 school year for the months November – May.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved.

e.       It was moved to re-hire Kyle McAfee, Federal Programs Coordinator/Dean of Students; Lori Finley, K-12 Principal; Eddie Buie, Technology Coordinator/Human Resources Director; Christie McMullan, District Treasurer; and Jim Cross as a consultant for Transportation and Maintenance for 30 hours per week by Brown and 2nd by Almand.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved.

f.       It was moved to hire Drew Nelson as Director of Transportation and Maintenance for the 2015-16 School Year; with a start date of April 1, 2015 by Casey and 2nd by Almand.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved.

g.      It was moved by Almand and 2nd by Brown to approve the 2015-2016 Salary Schedules for employees.  Yeas 5 Nays 0.  Motion approved.

11.   Announcements:  Sr. Boys will play at Emerson Friday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the IA Region IV Basketball Tournament.  The next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7 p.m.

12.  Adjourn:  Moved by Almand and 2nd by Casey to adjourn at 6:47 p.m.




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Jerry Bishop, President                                   Todd Brown, Secretary