Notes from the Jan. 9 board meeting

Read about actions taken at the Jan. 9 school board meeting. Find out more by visiting Pattonville's BoardDocs website.

Board Actions

The board of education on Jan. 9:

  • Heard a Prop S update on current construction work; view the presentation;
  • Reviewed and accepted an evaluation of the district’s Human Resources program evaluation; read the report or view the presentation;
  • Approved paying $6,842,622.51 for regular bills;
  • Approved, subject to audit, the financial statements for December 2023;
  • Approved paying $194,343.44, for purchases made on Pattonville’s purchasing cards, which earned the district a rebate of 1% (or $1,943.44);
  • Approved paying $13,726.35 to EducationPlus for the balance (40%) of the 2023-2024 annual membership dues;
  • Approved paying $5,437.10 to the Law Offices of Betsey Helfrich for legal services;
  • Approved, as lodged for action on Dec. 12, 2023, the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 school calendars; see the calendars;
  • Approved the lease for PowerSchool Attendance Intervention and Communication Suite from PowerSchool for $23,186.58 this year and $25,172.48 for the next three years;
  • Approved the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Contract Amendment with S.M. Wilson & Co.;
  • Awarded the bid for SentielOne XDR Solution to the Burwood Group, Inc. for the period of 19 months for $26,899.50; and
  • Approved the lease-purchase of Apple iPads in an amount not to exceed $495,530.01 (this is a zero interest lease) for a term not to exceed three years.

New Hires

  • Morgan Arnold, special education teacher, early childhood
  • Perry Cowling, bus driver, transportation
  • Aaron DeMarco, paraprofessional, Bridgeway
  • Jennifer Dillahunty, reading specialist, Remington
  • Bianca Johnson, paraprofessional, early childhood
  • Key Patel, science teacher, high school
  • Angela Seeley, evening custodial trainer/supervisor, districtwide
  • Terrell Walker, night custodian, Pattonville Heights
  • Thersa Wilson, custodian, high school


  • Michael Burgio, science teacher at Pattonville Heights, after serving Pattonville for 26 years
  • Sarah Moran, principal at Holman, after serving Pattonville for 12 years