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Due to a scheduling conflict the Elsberry School Board decided to meet on Tuesday, June 12 rather than Wednesday, June 13. With what seemed to be a light agenda, School Board President Sean O’Brien called the meeting to order, giving recognized visitors a chance to speak before the board on any items not on the agenda.
Being as there was only one visitor present, who was waiting on closed session, O’Brien took the opportunity to present Superintendent Larry Flanagan with a plaque, honoring his 16-years of service to the Lincoln County R-II School District.
Following the small ceremony, the board amended to add item E to new business, which was the approval of allowing the seventh and eighth grade youth football team to ride the bus after school to practice with the high school team. School Board member John Boedeker moved and Matt Jones seconded the motion.
Flanagan then reported that enrollment continues to drop. As of May there were a total of 755 students, which is down 57 students compared to last years numbers. He also reported a beginning cash balance of $2,537,047.27 and an ending cash balance of $2,449,409.15. With financials out of the way, Flanagan said he spoke with Christian Disposal earlier in the evening regarding the cafeteria dumpster area, indicating they will be issuing the District a check in the amount of $1800 for the repairs of the loading dock.
Next on the agenda was the discussion of the Head Lice Policy currently in place. With a motion by School Board member Mike Bange and a second from Mark Rhoades students will no longer be allowed to come to school with nits (lice eggs).
The administrators then gave their respective reports. High School Principal Tim Reller, Ed.D also gave an A+ update from DESE. He said was recently notified that if the district agrees to the assurances again, the Class of 2013 would be eligible for A+ funding if they meet all the qualifications.
There being no further business to come before the board, Boedeker moved and Jones seconded the motion to go into executive session