Notes from the May 11 school board meeting

Read about actions taken at the May 11 school board meeting. Find out more by visiting Pattonville's BoardDocs website.

Board Actions

The board of education on May 11:

  • Reviewed and accepted an evaluation of the district’s homeless services education program; read the evaluation or view the presentation;
  • Approved paying $1,210,518.76 for regular bills;
  • Approved, subject to audit, the financial statements for the month of April 2021;
  • Approved paying $262,006.47 for purchases made on the district’s purchasing cards, which earned the district a rebate of nearly 1% or $2,541.46;
  • Lodged for action the 2020-2021 budget revisions; a vote is expected at the June 8 board meeting;
  • Approved the May 2021 transportation route miles for the 2020-2021 school year;
  • Approved paying $11,176 to the Missouri School Boards' Association for 2021-2022 membership dues;
  • Approved paying $792 to Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. for legal services;
  • Approved revisions to Policy IGBCA (Program for Homeless Students);
  • Approved renewing an English learner instruction and management system agreement with Ellevation LLC for $12,787.50;
  • Approved renewing an agreement with IXL Learning for IXL site licenses for students for $21,960;
  • Approved renewing licenses with Dreambox Learning for $46,286.95;
  • Approved renewing the learning management system license and service agreement with Empower Learning, LLC for $23,350;
  • Approved renewing a subscription with Naviance, Inc., a curriculum solution, for $25,790;
  • Approved purchasing and installing a custom controller and soccer scoreboard for the high school from Daktronics for $27,353; and
  • Approved purchasing 97 iPhones 12s for replacement of current cell phones for administrators and staff from ATT/Firstnet for $33,903.


New Hires

  • Tomi Benney, executive secretary, high school
  • Maritza Caldera, English learner teacher, Rose Acres
  • Valerie Green, Spanish teacher, high school
  • Meghan Luntz, reading specialist, Willow Brook
  • Martha Savage, bus driver, transportation
  • Prisnice Watford, executive secretary, high school



  • Gale Robertson, food service supervisor, high school, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, after serving Pattonville for 31 years
  • Susan Saputo, family and consumer sciences (FACS) teacher, high school, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, after serving Pattonville for 29 years