Superintendent Messenger

MR. JESSE UHLMEYER

JANUARY 9, 2023 BOARD REPORT

The Canton R-V Board of Education met on January 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canton R-V Library Media Center Conference Room for the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education.

The Board will discussed the following items in the consent agenda: meeting minutes, transfers, amendments, bills, and safety reports. Following the consent agenda, the Board authorized the payment of the monthly bills.

Superintendent Uhlmeyer presented the monthly financial report to the Board of Education. The current balance in Funds 10-60 as of 12/31/2022 is $7,493,125.53. This is a $4,356,651.12 increase from the previous fiscal year. The unrestricted balance in Fund 10 – Incidental on December 31, 2022 was $1,568,849.98, which is a increase of $375,123.69 (31.42%) from the previous year.

During reports, the Board was informed that the following individuals have filed for the April 2023 election: Jake Schaefer, Larry Arnold, and Stacey Guilfoyle. New directors will be installed at the April 2023 meeting of the Board. There will not be an election required due to only having three candidates for three open positions. The Board was also be informed that the IRS Mileage Rate has increased from $0.625 to $0.655 per mile effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Uhlmeyer also reported that the District has been notified that the EBA Insurance Consortium would have a 0% increase in healthcare premiums this renewal period.


In current business, the Board approved a Task Order for NAVIGATE Building Solutions to act as an owner’s representative for the pre-construction and construction services related to the Early Learning Center. The Board was also be presented with and approved a Request for Qualifications to begin the process of selecting a Design Team for the Early Learning Center. The directors approved two amendments to the 2022-2023 calendar. School will now be in session on February 20 and March 3. As part of the motion, the Board approved giving all current employees an extra personal day. Finally, the Board of Education approved a resolution that expresses their opposition to legislation regarding open enrollment.

In executive session, the Board reviewed a notice of retirement for Mrs. Luanne Pearl. Mrs. Pearl has been a teacher in the Canton R-V School District since 1994 and the directors and administration are extremely grateful for her service. The Board of Education also approved a contract extension for Superintendent Uhlmeyer through June 30, 2025.

NOVEMBER 14, 2022 BOARD REPORT

The Board of Education and administration would like to congratulate the Canton Lady Tiger softball team, coaches, and managers on their 1st place finish at the MSHSAA Final Four. This group of individuals represented our school district very well throughout their entire season and should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.

The Canton R-V Board of Education will met on November 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canton R-V Library Media Center Conference Room to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education.

The Board discussed the following items in the consent agenda: meeting minutes, transfers, amendments, bills, and safety reports. Following the consent agenda, the Board authorized the payment of the monthly bills.

Superintendent Uhlmeyer presented the monthly financial report to the Board of Education. The current balance in Funds 10-60 as of 10/31/2022 was $7,178,362.92. This was a $4,194,399.69 increase from the previous fiscal year. The unrestricted balance in Fund 10 – Incidental was $1,339,494.94, which was an increase of $216,581.62 (19.29%) from the previous year.

A representative from Navigate Building Solutions was in attendance to present information to the directors regarding an Owner’s Representative model for future construction needs. The Board was encouraged to ask questions about the owner’s representative process in general.

During reports, the Board was presented information about the current library services from Mrs. Teresa McKenzie. The Board was also informed that the filing dates for the April 2023 election is December 6 – December 27, 2022. The following directors will have terms that expire in April of 2023: Chad Porter, Larry Arnold, and Stacey Guilfoyle.


In current business, the Board took action to increase lunch prices for adult meals and cover any discrepancies during the 2022-2023 school year with local funds. The Board also votes to advertise for an owner’s representative for construction related needs. A Request for Qualifications will be posted and sent out to interested providers. The directors also approved a proposal from Martin Lock and Key, Doug Martin, for changing the locks on all interior and exterior doors throughout the District.

Finally, in executive session the Board made a motion to approve all early graduates who meet the local and state graduation requirements at the end of the semester. The Board also approved making the RootED advisor, Jill McAfee, a full-time employee beginning in January. Amy Baker was approved as a volunteer assistant cheer coach and Christy Phillips was extended an extra duty contract for Science Olympiad.


OCTOBER 10, 2022 BOARD REPORT

The Canton R-V Board of Education met on October 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canton R-V LMC Conference Room to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education.

The Board of Education discussed the following items: meeting minutes, transfers, amendments, bills, and safety reports. Mr, Uhlmeyer reported that the school district will participate in the Great ShakeOut – Earthquake Drills on October 20, 2022.

The Directors authorized the payment on bills and heard the monthly financial report. The current balance in Funds 10-60 as of 9/30/2022 is $7,245,266.67. This is a $4,179,957.90 increase from the previous fiscal year. The unrestricted balance in Fund 10 – Incidental is currently $1,446,993.84, which is an increase of $251,161.30 from the previous year.

During reports, Superintendent Uhlmeyer recognized the special education director, Darla Gaus, and special education faculty and staff on their accomplishment on the DESE Special Education Performance Report. The Canton R-V School District received 100% of all of the points possible in all areas. This is an amazing accomplishment by our special education faculty, staff, and administration because of the number of areas assessed.

The Board of Education were addressed by several students from the Art Tech and Design class. Mrs. Brittany Welker and Miss Kailee Gaither attended with their students from the course. The students described their experiences in the class and showed the directors several examples of products they plan to sell in order to support the Art Department.

Lewis County Sheriff, David Parrish, and School Resource Officier, Devon Willis presented a revised Emergency Action Plan for Canton R-V School District. The plan describes the LCSO response to a school emergency and the roles of other responding agencies.


During current business, the Board of Education adopted the goals outlined in a recent revision of the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP). Superintendent Uhlmeyer discussed how these goals will be used to develop action steps and strategies. Superintendent Uhlmeyer presented the directors with considerations for the Early Learning Center. Currently, there have been several conversations regarding the design of the building, construction materials, and cost of the project.

Finally, in executive session the Board hired Jennifer Darnell as a special education paraprofessional at Canton Elementary.


september 12, 2022 Board report

The Canton R-V Board of Education met on September 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canton R-V LMC Conference Room for the regular monthly meeting of the Canton R-V Board of Education. The Board of Education discussed the following items on the consent agenda: meeting minutes, transfers, amendments, principal reports, attendance, lunch, and safety reports. Following the consent agenda, the Board authorized the payment of bills as presented.

Mr. Uhlmeyer presented the monthly financial report to the Board of Directors. The current balance in Funds 10-60 as of 8/31/2022 is $7,318,291.34. This is a $4,069,297.13 increase from the previous year. The majority of this increase is due to the $3,638,855.50 deposit into Fund 40 – Capital Improvements from the sell of the general obligation bonds from the April 2022 election. The unrestricted balance in Fund 10 – Incidental is currently $1,577,066.57, which is an increase of $264,859.25 from the previous year.


During the citizen communication portion of the meeting, the Board met the new school resource officer, Sergeant Devon Willis, from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. Sergeant Willis will be in the school building throughout the year as the full-time school resource officer.


Superintendent Uhlmeyer provided the Board with an update about Early Learning Center. In the coming weeks, GRP will begin meeting with district representatives and the public to discuss and finalize plans for the new addition.

In current business, the Board of Directors approved a motion to re-adopt Policy 1110: Assurance of Religious Expression. The directors also approved the adoption of multiple policies and regulation that resulted from changes to Missouri law during the previous legislative session. The overnight trip to the FFA National Convention was approved for October 26-29 and a distribution, not to exceed $300, was approved from the Roberson Dual Credit Scholarship fund. The Board also approved purchasing a used vehicle for transporting faculty, staff, and students, not to exceed $50,000.

In executive session, the Board discussed student welfare, the professional growth plan for Superintendent Uhlmeyer, and conducted a mid-year review of all administrators.

august 22, 2022 Board report

The Canton R-V Board of Education met on August 22, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canton R-V LMC Conference Room to hold the annual tax rate hearing. Superintendent Uhlmeyer presented the current assessed valuations for Lewis and Clark Counties and the proposed property tax rates to be set by the Board. The proposed tax rate calculation for 2022-2023 was $3.8314 per $100 assessed valuation. There were no public comments regarding the tax rate proposals.

Immediately following the tax rate hearing, the Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting. The Board of Education discussed the following items on the consent agenda: meeting minutes, transfers, amendments, bills, and safety reports.

Mr. Uhlmeyer presented the monthly financial report to the Board of Directors. The current balance in Funds 10-60 as of 7/31/2022 is $7,250,791.51. This is a $4,114,690.63 increase from the previous year. The majority of this increase is due to the $3,638,855.50 deposit into Fund 40 – Capital Improvements from the sell of the general obligation bonds from the April 2022 election. The unrestricted balance in Fund 10 – Incidental is currently $1,474,808.17, which is an increase of $248,446.30 from the previous year. The Board was also provided a detailed listing of the historical June 30th Unrestricted Fund Balance (FY11-FY22) for Funds 10-20. As of June 30, 2022, Canton R-V School District had an unrestricted fund balance of $1,264,183.86. This amount was 17.59% of the total expenditures in Funds 10-20 for FY22.

Superintendent Uhlmeyer provided the Board with an update about MSIP 6. Canton R-V has been selected for the 1st Cycle MSIP 6 review by DESE. As part of the review process, Canton R-V School District will be revising the Continuous School Improvement Plan and submitting it for approval by December of 2022.

In current business, the Board of Directors approved a motion to set the tax rates of $3.2814 for Fund 10 and $0.5500 for Fund 30. The overall tax rate per $100 of assessed valuation will be $3.8314. The Board also approved a motion to set the annual tuition rate for non-resident students at $10,940.15 per pupil. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the School Resource Officer position and the Board made a motion to enter into an agreement with the Lewis County Sheriff's Office to provide a full-time SRO for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Board of Directors approved the bus routes and local Special Education Compliance plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Motions were approved to enter into dual credit agreements with Moberly Area Community College and Culver-Stockton College for the 2022-2023 school year. The directors also approved a distribution from the Roberson Dual Credit Scholarship fund.

In executive session, the Board approved Doug Wilson as a volunteer boys' basketball coach and David Gaither as a volunteer junior high softball coach. The Board of Education also approved a Mutual Settlement Agreement and Release.