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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • R-5 to review election results

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  • Two new members will be welcomed to the board of education Monday night when the Neosho R-5 school board meets in regular session at 7 p.m. in the administrative center.
    The board will first recognize school board members, including Lynn Otey and Caroline Perigo, who are retiring; and will then vote to accept the results of the April 8 election, which included the defeat of a proposed $24 million bond issue to construct a new middle school.
    Because only three candidates filed for the three new three-year terms, no election was necessary to select new members, and the oath of office will be administered to new board members Kim Wood and Keri Collinsworth, and to current school board president Brett Day, who returns for another term. A motion will then be made to dissolve the board of education.
    After adjournment of the old board, the new board will convene and elect a president, vice president and secretary, and appoint a treasurer.
    Current action items facing the new school board are approvals of asphalt seal coating bids for Carver and Benton elementary schools; of access control at Benton, Carver, Field, Jefferson Street Campus, Goodman, and Central; of a masonry bid for repairs/waterproofing projects at Neosho Middle School, Benton, South, and Jefferson Street Campus; and for phase two of the bus barn parking lot.
    Consent agenda action items include the student attendance report, cash journal, treasurer’s report, acceptance of resignations, and employment of personnel.
    Special recognitions will be provided to the student, employees, and patron of the month; and the board will hear reports on business education, buildings and grounds, and common core.
    Non-action discussion will ensue on the financial information, cash flow reports and investments, the staff health insurance plan, policy and procedure updates, a facility use agreement, and an MRT training presentation.
    Prior to the regular meeting, the board will hold informal dinner meeting discussion beginning at 6 p.m. on the bond issue, fundraising procedures, and a retirement gift.

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