January 22, 2020

The Hickory County R-I School (Skyline) Board of Education met on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, for their regular monthly meeting. The board approved the board of director filings for the April 7, 2020 Election for three positions, each for a term of three years. Those filing include Nathan Warstadt, Troy Pinon, Emil Edwards, and Joshua Hartley. The board then received information about Nepotism as it relates to conflicts of interest involving board member decisions. This information is reviewed each year. The board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of general obligation bonds to be issued by the school district. The issuance of these bonds was approved April 2, 2019. The board discussed board policy updates, provided by the Missouri Consultants for Education. These recommended updates will be presented again at the February Board Meeting. George Beck was issued a commendation for his outstanding work during the Skyline Tournament and Sugarfoot Barbeque was commended for their support of Skyline Elementary students. In closed session items, the board approved the Superintendent Contract of Randy Dougherty, effective July 1, 2020. The board then approved the employment of Jason Koele as the High School Principal, for the 2020-2021 School Year. Mr. Koele has been serving as a principal in the state of Wisconsin. The board also accepted a letter of retirement from Eldon Woodyard, effective, June 30, 2020. The next meeting of the Skyline School Board will be Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library.