During the Nodaway-Holt Board of Education meeting on March 17, the board took the following actions:
- Lifted the district’s mask mandate effective immediately.
- Voted to forgive the snow day that occurred on Jan. 27; it will not have to be made up.
- Approved its annual membership agreement with the Missouri Educators Unified Health Plan, an independent insurance group made up of more than 100 Missouri school districts.
- Approved the payment of $525 per month of health insurance premiums for each employee.
- Raised the base teacher salary $500 to $33,000.
- Raised the base non-certified staff pay 25 cents to $12 per hour.
- Accepted a retirement letter from Teresa Carter, high school yearbook and Spanish teacher.
The following are notes from the South Nodaway Board of Education meeting held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March. 17.
- Board of Education members approved lifting the mask mandate on March 22, including bus riders.
- The Seamless Summer Option that has provided free breakfast and lunch for children age 1 to 18 has been extended through the end of September. “Every child will also receive free lunches at the beginning of next year,” noted the meeting minutes.
- District health insurance plans were approved for the 2021-2022 school year. There district saw a 7.5 percent increase in rates, however, because it also dropped a tier, the increase is only 2.5 percent. The district pays $470 toward everyone’s insurance each month. The cheapest plan is $461, so it will still be covered 100 percent and the extra will be placed into members HSAs.
The following are notes from the North Nodaway Board of Education meeting held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March. 17.
- Board members approved the second reading of the 2021-2022 academic calendar.
- The board approved the second reading of the following 2021-2022 elementary and junior high/high school handbooks: Kids Care, preschool, employee, parent-student and the MS/HS student handbook.
- Board members approved the purchase a Country Clipper Boss XL lawn mower from Maryville Outdoor, not to exceed $10,479.20.
- The board OK’d renewal of the Missouri Educators Unified Health Plan with an increase of board-paid health insurance up to $461.
- In closed session, the board approved raising the certified salary base by $300 and the administrator’s base by $625. Now, the certified salary base is $32,750; the superintendent’s base pay is $90,625; the junior high/high school principal pay base is $64,125; and the elementary principal pay base is $62,495. Board members also approved a $1.50 increase to the non-certified employee base pay.
In closed session, the board accepted the following personnel items.
- Chanse Houghton as junior high/high school social studies teacher, effective May 20
- Kathryn Ball as second grade teacher, effective May 20
- Michael McConkey as junior high/high school social studies teacher, 2021-2022 school year
- Bo Hansen as maintenance supervisor with a starting salary of $38,600
- Teachers were approved for rehire.