The Thayer Board of Education met Thursday, May 10, 2012. Board members present were Mr. Randy Ward, Mr. Alan Pender, Mrs. Karen Cotham, Mr. Jed Underwood, Mr. Mike Morris, Mr. Bill Honeycutt, and Ms. Wendy Carhart.
Under old business, the board approved the design for the high school gym floor. Work will begin on that project this month.
Under new business, the board heard from students representing the FCCLA Chapter concerning their yearly activities and their request to attend the National FCCLA meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida.
The board members were given 26 board policy updates to review for next month's meeting. These policies reflect recent changes in legislation and must be updated annually.
The board reviewed proposed contracts from Pepsi and Coke. The board voted to accept the Pepsi bid as negotiated by Mr. Chappell.
The board discussed and approved the evaluation of the vocational programs in the district.
Mr. Chappell presented the information on the Goals Program from MSU West Plains.
The board approved repair work to be done to the bleachers at the high school gym. The repair work will be completed by Heartland Seating, Inc.
Budget projections for the 2012-2013 school year were shared with the board members.
Mr. Justus reported the attendance for the month of April at the elementary school at 94.98%, and the year to date attendance is 94.53%. Enrollment for the elementary school is currently 356 students in grades K-6.
Mr. Hess reported the attendance for the month of April at the junior/senior high school at 94.94%, and the year to date attendance is 95.20%. Enrollment is currently 267 students in grades 7-12.
Mr. Chappell reported on repairs and work being done in the district and current legislative issues.
In closed session the board accepted the resignation of Phyllis Moffis, cafeteria worker.