The administrative board room was filled to near capacity at the latest Jessieville School District’s Board of Education meeting. Patrons attending seemed in high spirits the week before spring break and a rapidly dispensed agenda.
The consent agenda met approval by acclamation as did the 2016 legislative audit. “The auditor told us our report was squeaky clean,” JVSD superintendent Ralph Carter told the board as he motioned toward staff members seated at a nearby table. “I think that’s due to the hard work of these ladies. They were diligent in meeting the state’s requirements,”
Marc Bremer leads the JVSD licensed personnel policy committee, and came before the board providing a formal request of the group’s major concern, a request posing a huge challenge – teacher compensation. “The PPC has asked me to come before you requesting $2,000 be added to each licensed staff member in the 2017-18 school year.”
Immediately, board member Jack Wells addressed Bremer’s request, “We’re all on the same page here. I don’t know at this point what to tell you.
“We’re aware it’s been several years since you all have had a raise and I assure you we’ll take it into serious consideration.”
The board adopted an ethics resolution concerning the recent marriage of a long-term contractor and a licensed member of the school’s faculty.
Student and staff of the month were acknowledged. Elementary student Breya Raney and teacher Suzanne Walls were recognized by elementary principal Jed Johnson.
Assistant middle school principal Jamie Saveall awarded a certificate to pupil Dakota Carl. Educator Margie Rowland received acknowledgement from Amanda Sarver.
Chloe Davis accepted a student of the month certificate from high school principal Toby Packard and Jennifer Graves was named teacher of the month.
Kevin Meacham of Farmers Insurance presented the Farmer’s staff member of the month award to Kendal Glomski. Meacham cited Glomski’s willingness to accept new responsibilities and her overall contributions to JVSD.
Jessieville’s school board meets the second Monday each month at 6 p.m. in the Jeff Click administrative building. The public is encouraged to attend.