SIKESTON -- Soon-to-be vacant spots on the Sikeston R-6 Educational Foundation Board of Trustees were filled Tuesday as the district's Board of Education appointed new and returning members.
Fred Steward and Nonie Fuchs, whose terms are slated to end later this month, were reappointed by the Board of Education for three-year terms on the board of trustees.
Jeannie Williams who was serving on the foundation board, asked the Board of Education appoint someone to fulfill the remaining two-year term since she is unable to meet her commitment. The Board of Education appointed Sharon Black to serve in Williams' place until the term ends March 12, 2007.
Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller pointed out the Board of Education has two positions on this board. Since board member Rick Adams also is unable to finish his term, the Board of Education appointed board vice president Ann Jones to fill the position through March 10, 2008. Julie Crader-Dolan is the other board member serving on the board of trustees.
Also during Tuesday's regular meeting, the Board of Education considered bids for spring group pictures for grades kindergarten through five.
"This in no way involves any money exchanging between the school district and the vendor, but it is a service that's offered by multiple vendors and that's why we put it out to bid," said Lori Boardman, district business director.
Five different companies submitted bids and the two lowest were Hal Wagner Studios and Don Bess Studios coming in at $5, Boardman told the board. "Two reasons my recommendation would be for Hal Wagner is we have a longstanding relationship with them," Boardman said. "We're very familiar with their work and they do good quality work.
"But the main reason being they are doing digital pictures compared to traditional and that allows for corrections, such as if their eyes are closed," Boardman said.
The board awarded the bid to Hal Wagner Studios.
On Tuesday the board also approved both non-tenured teaching staff and the employment of certificated staff ineligible for permanent status for the 2005
-2006 school year.
In addition Tiffany King, who is certified in physical education in grades K-12, was awarded contract status to teach physical education at the elementary level for the 2005-2006 school year. King is also the head girls softball and basketball coach and has been working for the school district under a grant at the Middle School this year.
Borgsmiller noted school will be closed March 18 for the School District Teachers' Meeting at Southeast Missouri State University, adding the following week, March 21-25, is spring break.