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SCR-1 School Board Revises COVID Policy

Written by on December 13, 2021

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Scotland County R-1 School board met in regular session Thursday night at 6 pm.  Four members were present with Christy Aylward, Trinity Davis and Rhonda McBee absent. 

The board voted to advertise for bid concrete specifications and building materials for the baseball facility.  Specifications are available at the central office.  The facility will be constructed by Mr. Hyde’s building trades students.  The facility will include ADA compliant restrooms, concessions space, ticket booth and storage.  The batting cage will be considered a separate project.

The board also approved advertising for concrete, building and construction, spray foam insulation and a new hoist for the new bus shed project.  Specifications for that project are also available at the central office.

Kim Mulch with Klingner and Associates was present to discuss updates on the vocational building expansion and football facilities projects.  Those items will be reviewed in January.

The board voted unanimously to revise its COVID policy.  The new policy, based upon recent action by the Missouri Attorney General’s office, states that individuals who have tested positive for COVID will still be excluded from school until the 10-day contagious period is over.  Close contacts will no longer be quarantined from school.  The district will continue to ask individuals to self-isolate if they are experiencing COVID symptoms. 

In other action, the board voted to advertise for bids for two new lawn mowers.  Bids will be opened at the January board meeting.  The board also voted 4-0 to accept a resignation from Sharon Triplett, and the January board meeting was set for Thursday, January 13th at 6 pm in the high school library.

In executive session, the board offered a junior high English position to Abby Haire and an elementary custodian job to Troy Esser.  Scott Hathaway was transferred to a position as early childhood teacher, and a candidate was selected for the Belcher Scholarship.

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