The Board of Education for the Brookfield R-III District met this week and discussed a number of issues.
Secretary Becky Stephens says the agenda included the review of the past fiscal year’s numbers. “June is the end of the fiscal year, so we talked about our fund balances and we came out ahead, in the black. So that’s good, we had a growth of about 2.3% in funds one, two and four,” Stephens said. “But, we’ve worked very hard the last several years to save money and this year though, the teachers were given a raise at the last board meeting for (the) new school year.”
Along with the review of the 2012-2013 numbers, the Board of Education discussed bids for the 2013-14 school year. Board secretary Becky Stephens says two of the three offers were accepted. “They tabled the oil bids, because they want to talk to the bidders about their types of oil. And then, on the propane, they approved the bid from Mo Energy out of Purdin,” Stephens said. “…and then they accepted the bid of Brookfield Tire for the bus tires, for the year.”
Several staff policies were also updated based on recommendations from MSBA. Those updated were done to bring the district into compliance with new Missouri Statutes.