The NCOE Board of Education met Wednesday evening and amended the 2015-2016 budget. Superintendent Matt Vollman told the Board that again this year the District has been able to keep expenses under control but revenue has not kept pace. However, the District does still have an overall balanced budget, with areas such as the education and transportation funds being hit the hardest.
Superintendent Matt Vollman also briefed the school Board on the lack of State budget and funding for schools for the 2016-17 school term. There was discussion on how the district would function if it had to start the school year without State revenue. The district will issue statement if no budget is in place by the end of June.
The Board accepted the retirement letter from Beverly McKenzie, effective June 15. Mrs. McKenzie has been a secretary at the High School for 51 years. The Board employed Allison Edwards as the Booth Jr. High math teacher. Mrs. Aribi Auten Bowzer will move to High School math this fall. Mr. Andy Sutter and Mr. Jim Tucker were hired as the NCOE junior high baseball coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
The Board approved the three-year contract with the NCOE Teachers’ Association. They also granted the same increase for non-certified personnel as the teachers. The contract will run through the 2018-2019 school year.
Prairie Farms will once again provide milk for the 2016-17 school year. Bimbo Bakeries had the lowest bid for bread and bakery products and CRS OneSource will provide cafeteria supplies. The Board also accepted a three-year contract with Bulldog Systems for trash hauling.
In other business the Board—
–will sell lawn mowers currently owned by the District.
–Set meeting dates for 2016-17.