Verona Superintendent of Schools William Sweet recognized the school board at the January meeting and presented each member with a certificate from the Missouri School Boards Association.
"I would like to recognize the time and effort each board member sacrifices for the benefit of our students and community," said Sweet.
Board members include, Donnie Craft, Roger Bandy, YaVonne Koehler, Gary Wolf, Dale Whitlock, Ed Kristek and David Doner.
Richard Werner, the school's architect, reviewed specifications for the district's building project with the board. He suggested the need for a builder's risk policy and discussed with the board whether or not to look into a retaining wall for the parking area. Board members agreed there was no need to pursue the retaining wall option.
In other matters, the board voted to accept the school climate program evaluation and to approve the 2010-11 school calendar as presented. They also voted to approve a resolution for issuing bonds as presented by L.J. Hart representatives.
The board approved the architect's contract as presented with a basic fee of 5.5 percent with a .75 donation back to the district.
In other business the board accepted the resignation of Karen Remington, upper level math teacher, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Sweet reported that the board candidate filing date had passed and the district only had two incumbents file to retain their seats on the board, so there will be no need for an election. He also reported that the Strawn house has been demolished. That property and the lot located north of it will be used as a temporary parking lot for staff, parents, students and construction workers.
The district has received its distance learning equipment, which will provide the struggling students with the opportunity to get credit recovery and advanced students to get dual credit or advanced courses. The program will not be available until the next school year.
Board member Bandy advised the board that Lois Stellwagen had contacted him regarding the senior pictures from the old high school, and he said administration is working on the situation.
Principal Terry Winton reported that he had attended a MSHSAA and A+ Coordinators meeting. He said that the school will need to designate an A+ coordinator prior to the end of the school year.
The next meeting of the Verona School Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.