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Burlington School Board hires third grade teacher, summer maintenance ongoing


Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the July meeting to order with all board members present: April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach, Aaron Smith and Robert Hill. Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft, Principal Tim Bart, and Minutes Clerk Tamre McGinnis also attended.

LaDonna Hoggard received board approval as an elementary teacher for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Dr. Croft said that Hoggard is from Cherokee where she's taught. The two women actually taught there together for a while. At Burlington Hoggard will teach third grade, the superintendent said.

Twelve month employee contracts were signed by the board. They also approved the increase of $.50 per hour to the support salaries.

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Earl Harvey of Alva was hired by the board to replace doors in the Early Childhood building according to Option 1 for $20,050 for six doors. Superintendent Croft said Harvey has replaced many doors at the school over the last year. Replacing many of the original main entrances, Dr. Croft said Harvey's work certainly looks nice.

The board held discussion on the bus barn project. Dr. Croft said the building extends beyond the property line with an alley on one side and a gravel road on the other. “It's questionable whether we're in the street or not,” she said Before proceeding the superintendent will check with the Town of Burlington to make sure it's okay for the building to extend into the street.

One agenda item was whether or not to approve D&M Electric to repair/install electrical capabilities to the hog pens at the school ag farm. The board voted to table the matter. Dr. Croft said they are considering moving the pens which would change the electrical needs. They want to let the new ag teacher look at the situation. The board will revisit the issue.

The board decided to purchase a burnisher from Jenkins & Price for $1,218.79. This is used to keep floors in good shape and shiny. Instead of repeating the process of stripping and applying wax, the burnisher heats the finish so you can just smooth it out and the floors glisten again.

Dr. Croft apprised the board of summer maintenance projects to improve the infrastructure. She'll look into masonry work around the front of the building as well as the window in the auditorium; some of the ag students will be moving some wood chips onto the playground and clean up in the gymnasium rooms. She said they have an insurance adjuster who is looking at the superintendent's house. There are some cracks in the brick.

She reminded the board of the upcoming OSSBA/CCOSA conference. She said those organizations keep her apprised of the latest legislation.

The board approved encumbrances as follows: General Fund: 1-92 for $400,767.08; Building Fund: 1-3 for $118,749.33 and Child Nutrition Fund: 1-7 for $43,250.00.

They also approved property and liability insurance coverage with OSRMT at $51,156.00 for the period of 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020; budget revisions for 2018/2019; and the June 2019 Activity report.

This meeting was the reorganizational one for the new 2019-20 school year. The board passed pages and pages of routine housekeeping items that are available to the public by going to the school office if interested. A few are listed below:

• Approve activities calendar and fund raisers for 2019/2020

• Vote to approve a contract with Apptegy for a school website


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