Board Minutes - March 28, 2017

Members Present – Barbara Locke, Ruthann Ross, Jody Studstill, Judy Benton
Kimberly Bartley and Jennifer Pittman – Directors; Angie Jordan – Data Clerk


Board minutes from previous meeting – A motion was made Jody Studstill to accept the board minutes from the January 10, 2017 board meeting, seconded by Barbara Locke; Motion carried.     


Financial Statements – Angie Jordan presented the December 2016 financial statements.  


Audit Update – District contacted a FEFP lawyer from Tallahassee to represent the district, as well as the school.  The school would be responsible for all costs incurred by the lawyer. The school has asked the district to keep us abreast of the costs as they occur.  


2017-2018 School Year Teacher Contracts – Teacher contracts would increase from 196 days to 198 days for the 2017-18 school year only.  These two extra days would be paid as a stipend to the teachers at the rate of $125.00 per day.    A motion was made by Jody to extend the teachers contracts to 198 days for the 2017-18 school year, seconded by Judy; Motion carried.  


Signing Bonus Proposal – Jennifer and Kim prosed to give the staff a one-time signing bonus for all staff who have been with Whispering Winds for 6 months of the 2016-2017 school year and signs a contract for the 2017-2018 school year.  This signing bonus will paid on October 20, 2017 as long as the budget allows.  A motion was made by Judy Benton to accept the Signing Bonus Proposal as presented, seconded by Jody Studstill; Motion carried.

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