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KCR-1 Board of Education Adopts 2007-08 Budget During Special Open Session

By Crystal Howerton
(from minutes)

A special open session meeting was held in the board room at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2007.
Board members agreed to approve the amended agenda by striking Item 3 – Authorization for Payment of Bills. 
Board members agreed to a motion to transfer the necessary amount from Fund 1 to Fund 2 to zero out Fund 2 and make the allowable transfers from Fund 1 to Fund 4 per (Section 165.011.4(5), RSMo) of $267,004 (pending DESE clarification) for necessary building improvements, facilities repair and infrastructure improvements and also be it resolved that the budget for expenditures for the 2006-07 school year be amended to match actual expenditures in each overspent line for the current fiscal year since all expenditures and warrants for payment have been previously approved by the majority of the Knox County Board of Education.  Motion carried with a vote of 5-0.
Supt. Leverton presented the Board with a budget message and discussed the various aspects of the 2007-08 budget with the Board.  The proposed budget was adopted for the 2007-08 school year.
In other business, the Board reviewed the projects for maintenance and facility improvements and accepted the bid on the high school kitchen refrigerator.
The meeting was then adjourned to executive session, in which the Board offered multiple contracts. 
Contracts for food service workers were offered to both Mary Gorrell and LaVerne Pulse.  The following extra-duty contracts were offered: Melissa Long, Varsity Assistant Softball Coach; Kim Bair, M.S. Track Coach; and Desirae O’Neal, Flag’s Sponsor.
Prior to discussing legal and personnel issues, the Board offered a teacher contract to Margie Stewart.