Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Board Briefs from July 24, 2018 Business Meeting

This information includes highlights of information received by the Ladue Schools Board of Education at the July 24, 2018 Business Meeting. This is an unofficial record.  Official minutes of each Board meeting are posted on the district website and are available for viewing at the Administrative Center after the Board approves them, typically two weeks after the meeting.


Approval of 2018-19 Tuition Rate Per Policy JECA. Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Dr. Jason Buckner presented, and the Board approved, a tuition rate of $16,623.00 for the 2018-19 school year, a decrease of $374.82 from the previous year. The rate was calculated using the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE's) Suggested Worksheet for Determination of Basic Tuition Charge. This tuition rate includes the debt service levy. The Board is required by the state to set and approve a rate each year. The district does not accept students on a tuition basis except as noted in Policy JECA.

Resolution for Purchase/Sale of District Property. The Board of Education identified Dr. Buckner as the administrator who will sign the closing documents to purchase the property at 1039 Warson Road and Board President Andy Bresler as the Board member who will execute the closing documents for the sale of district property at 10601 and 10635 Clayton Road. The closing dates for both properties are anticipated to occur in August 2018.

High School Building Project Payment Applications, Change Order Request #342, High School Expansion Project Update. Project Director for S. M. Wilson, Kort Cole, presented Change Order Request (COR) 342, which includes a request for $96,295 for Byrne & Jones to construct asphalt repair and striping on the north and south lots of the high school prior to school starting. The original amount for this work was estimated to be $125,000, and the savings of $28,705 has been identified to be used for additional overtime to complete the project by the start school on Aug. 20, 2018.


Ladue Early Childhood Center Staff Evaluation Manual. During the course of the past school year, the leadership team at the LECC has made revisions to its evaluation program. The evaluation standards and criteria are complete; updates to the actual evaluation forms are still in progress. The entire manual will be provided for final review and approval at the Aug. 27, 2018, Board meeting.


The next Board of Education meeting will be a Business Meeting on Aug. 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Administrative Center, 9703 Conway Road. Tentative agenda items include the following.  

Tentative Agenda Items for Business Meeting Aug. 27, 2018:

  • Re-adoption of Board Policy BBFA — Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure
  • LECC Staff Evaluation Manual
  • 2018-19 Board Goals/Work Plan
  • High School Building Project
    • Project Report #27
    • Payment Applications

  • First Semester Board Meeting Agenda Calendar
  • Future Spending Parameters and Program Needs
  • Budget Update: 2017-18 Actual; 2018-19 Preliminary
  • Staff Attendance Report
  • Strategic Plan Update