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Audit: CCR-1 District in Good Financial Shape

Audit: CCR-1 District in Good Financial Shape

By Mike Scott

The Clark County R-1 School District is in good financial shape, according to Auditor John Gillum.

“You have a healthy balance in fund one,” Gillum told the board at the Tuesday, November 13 meeting.  Fund one is the district’s general fund.

Gillum presented the board with the district’s annual audit, along with the Revere C-3 District Audit. The Revere district became part of the CCR-1 District on July 1.  The board reviewed and approved both audits, which will be submitted to the Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The board also heard Health Services reports from nurses Ardith Harmon and Toni Glasscock.

District strengths include keeping students healthy and in school, working with community agencies, and health screenings.

“We do more screenings the what is recommended,” Harmon told board members.

Screenings include dental, vision, hearing and scoliosis.

Among the nurses’ concerns were the availability of nurses, with Harmon spread over four Kahoka building and Glasscock at Running Fox.  Harmon also suggested changeds to the medication policy, and would like to require parents to bring medicines to the school, so kids don’t have the drugs on the school bus.

“We’ve dealt with exactly this issue within the last month,” said High School Principal Jason Harper.

“I think it just makes sense to not allow drugs on the bus,” said Middle School Principal Jason Church.

In other business, the board:

–Approved the purchase of two used school busses at at a cost of $27,000 each.

–Agreed to interview four companies for the upcoming HVAC improvement projects.

–Review progress on the Building Trades projects at the Central Office and ball field.