Canton R-V Board of Education April 2019 Monthly Meeting

April 17, 2019

The Canton R-V School District Board of Education met on April 8, 2019, the annual organizational

meeting. During this meeting, the Board of Education certified the election results and administered the oath of office to

Mrs. Michelle Frazier and Mr. Josh Welker. Both Frazier and Welker will serve a three-year term on the Board. Following

the installation of new members, the Board elected officers for the 2019-2020 session. Michelle Frazier was elected

president, Chad Porter was elected vice-president, Lacy Spurgeon was elected secretary, and Larry Arnold was elected


Immediately following the organizational meeting, the Board of Education moved to conduct their regular monthly

meeting. In open session, the Board approved the consent agenda and financial report. The current balance in Funds 1-4

as of 3/31/2019 was $3,451,090.40. This balance is a $92,146.77 increase over the previous year. The unrestricted

balance in Fund 1 is currently $1,836,977.21.

In open forum, the Board and administration recognized Canton High School junior, Lauren Frazier, for her outstanding

academic achievement on the ACT Exam. Lauren recently scored a composite score of 33 on the exam and earned a

perfect score of 36 on the reading portion. Board President Michelle Frazier expressed the Board’s appreciation for the

support from the community on April 2, 2019, and the approval of Proposition K.I.D.S. She also thanked the Citizen for

Canton R-V Schools for their efforts during the campaign.

The Board heard a report about the recent health and food safety inspection by the Lewis County Health Department.

There were no violations reported by the health inspector. School nurse, Courtney Brennan, provided an overview of the

health services provided by the District. In the legislative update, Superintendent Uhlmeyer informed the Board of

several legislative bills that could adversely affect the District. Senate Bill 292 looks to expand charter schools in Missouri

and would decrease the amount of money public schools would receive through the Foundation Formula. House Joint

Resolution 19 states that any election held to increase state, county, municipal, and political subdivision taxes must

meet a 50% eligible voter turnout rate. This resolution would make it very difficult for any school district to have a

successful bond referendum.

In current business, the Board amended the 2019-2020 school calendar to allow certified faculty to attend the Quincy

Conference on October 11, 2019. The Board also approved several requests for proposals regarding capital

improvement projects that resulted from the passage of Proposition K.I.D.S. The Board also adopted policy and

regulation updates and renewed the District’s food service contract with OPAA!, a food service management company.

The Board of Education scheduled a special board meeting for April 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. to fulfill contractual

agreements resulting from the passage of Proposition K.I.D.S.

In executive session, the Board accepted resignations from the following individuals: Teresa McKenzie – crossing guard supervisor; Luanne Pearl – junior high student council; Kris Brown – National Honors Society advisor and senior class sponsor. The Board hired the following individuals:

Alexis Knapp – Title I Reading; Kris Brown – Title I Math and elementary curriculum director; Teresa McKenzie – K-12 Librarian; Anita Taylor – Third-grade teacher; Heather Feldkamp – Fifth/Sixth-grade teacher; Rahna Barton – Elementary secretary.