More basketball fans turned out for the recent Tony Lenzini Tournament. That news was shared during Tuesday’s meeting of the Palmyra R-1 Board of Education.
Superintendent Eric Churchwell reported after all tournament bills were paid, the net profit of $1,970.03 was shared with all participating schools.
Tournament profits had declined from $2,192.33 in 2010, $833.53 in 2011, to $331.52 in 2012. This year’s profit showed a turn in a positive direction.
In other business:
• The Board approved one early out day per month for the 2013-14 school year to be used for staff professional development. The time for the early outs will be made up by extending the instructional day for students by approximately five minutes. This will not affect the contract day for staff.
• The $225,800 bid was accepted from Goerlich Roofing for the replacement of seven sections of roof on the Middle School. Goerlich was the lowest of seven bids submitted.
• Churchwell updated the board on budget issues. He said it is too early to speculate on what will happen to the state foundation formula. The governor is proposing $66 million additional dollars for the foundation formula for next fiscal year, however his calculations depend upon increases in gaming money which has decreased significantly over the past couple of years. He said a more realistic projection coming out of the Legislature is to expect a best-case scenario of level formula funding, with the possibility of a 2 to 3 percent decrease. The state foundation formula has not been fully funded for the past four years. If the federal sequestration occurs an 8 percent decrease in federal revenue could be seen.
• The following resignations due to retirement were accepted: Joe Brandenburg, elementary school physical education, middle school basketball, golf; Marsha Brumback, middle school paraprofessional.
• The board extended by one year the two year contracts of: Brian Wosman, activities director/transportation director; Lora Hillman, elementary school principal; Larry Seago, high school assistant principal/A+ coordinator.
• The board offered contracts for the 2013-14 school year to: Ken Holstine, high school principal; Kirt Malone, middle school principal; Kinsey Cissna, special programs director.