November 18, 2020

The Hickory County R-I School (Skyline) Board of Education met on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, for their regular monthly meeting. Board of Director filing dates were approved to begin at 8am on December 15th and will conclude at 5pm on January 19th, 2021, on days school is in session. An AMI-X Stipend was approved for Skyline’s Certified Teachers. Randy Dougherty was approved as the designee as it relates to policy 2860, students with communicable diseases. Skyline Covid Exposure/Quarantine Procedures were approved. Commendations were issued to: Teanna Bryan and the high school STUCO as well as Jennifer Kelley and the music department for the excellent Veteran’s Day Program that they organized. Oak Star Bank for cooking/providing lunch for the Skyline Staff. Central Hickory County Fire & Rescue and the Preston Fire Department for their assistance in displaying a giant American Flag at a recent football game. Appreciation for the Hickory County Commissioners was emphasized again by the administration and board. In closed session, Ashley Mitchell was hired as a part time employee, Paden Hodges was hired as 5th-6th boys basketball coach, Jason Koele was hired as junior high baseball coach, and Bobby Gillespie’s resignation was accepted effective at the conclusion of the ’20-‘21 school year. The regular meeting for December was set for Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00pm.