Skyline Board Briefs
August 13, 2018

The Hickory County R-I (Skyline) Board of Education met on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of setting the Tax Rate. The Operating Levy was set at $2.8544 and the Debt Service Levy was set at $.8101 per $100.00 of assessed valuation. The Regular Meeting began at 7:15 with five members present. Changes were approved to the Middle School Handbook regarding Citizenship Standards for students participating in extra- curricular activities. The board then accepted a bid from Reed Contracting, LLC for lagoon cleaning. The project will begin in September. The 2017-2018 Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR) was then approved. This report summarizes the financial status of the district including a breakdown of all revenues and expenditures. Commendations were issued to Prairie Chapel UMC for providing lunch to the staff, the Urbana and Cross Timbers Fire Departments for donating their time on the football field, and the City of Urbana for supplying water. A pump was down that is used to supply water to the irrigation system and the City of Urbana and the previously mentioned fire departments donated their time and resources to help the school. The board accepted a letter of resignation from bus driver, James Jarvis, and then, in open session approved Brian Wright as a school board director to serve until April, filling the vacated position of Tony Dampier. The next regular meeting of the Skyline School Board will be held, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library.