The Mexico School District No. 59 Board of Education will temporarily dissolve tomorrow night as one member retires from the board and a new member is introduced.
Heather DeMint returned to the board and Nicole Nelson assumed a seat previously held by Scott Hobbs. Hobbs will receive special recognition for his years on the board.
The current board will certify the April 2 election results and then adjourn during the 7 p.m. meeting at the district office. Superintendent Zach Templeton will serve as the temporary chairman while Hobbs is recognized and DeMint and Nelson are sworn into office. The election of officers, including president, vice president, treasurer and the appointment of a board secretary will then take place. The new board will then officially be installed and the remainder of the regular meeting will commence.
The board will receive an update on the elementary school reconfiguration process. This includes packing procedures and expectations, the announcement of elementary classroom locations, the placement of existing student transfers and parent letters being sent for elementary enrollment.
The board will approve new personnel and the resignations of current personnel, along with the approval of summer school personnel.
The board will hear first reading of a proposed change to the district’s reimbursement policy for employees and board members. Meal reimbursements would decrease from 20 percent to 15 percent reimbursement of the cost if the proposal is approved. The reimbursement is for those who travel outside the district for training, professional development, attendance at district-related meetings or for other approved reasons. The district does not reimburse the cost of alcoholic beverages or meal costs that are inclusive of an event’s registration fee.
Another board policy up for review regards support staff fringe benefits. Full-time staff members must currently work at least 40 hours per week and 52 weeks per year. A proposed change would allow support staff members who work 30 or more hours per week and 130 hours per month to be considered full-time employees.
The final discussion item is the review of support staff salary schedule, along with administrator salaries for 2019-2020.