Notes on Jan. 11 school board meeting

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

Board Actions

The board of education on Jan. 11:

  • Reviewed and accepted an evaluation of the district’s Human Resources program; view the presentation or read the report;
  • Approved paying $780,421 for regular bills;
  • Approved, subject to audit, the financial statements for the month of December 2021;
  • Approved paying $336,911.75 for purchases made on the district's purchasing cards, which earned the district a rebate of nearly 1% (or $3,369.12);
  • Approved a proclamation declaring Feb. 7 through 11 as School Counseling Week in the Pattonville School District;
  • Approved the 2022 legislative platform for the Pattonville School District;
  • Lodged for action revisions to Policy BBB (School Board Elections); a vote is expected during the Feb. 8 board meeting;
  • Approved, as lodged for action on Dec. 14, revisions to Policy CDQF-R (Separation Incentive Plan (SIP));
  • Approved calendars for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years; 
  • Approved Pattonville’s COVID-19 safety plan and procedures;
  • Approved the purchase of six replacement laptops from Apple, Inc. for $11,648;
  • Approved the emergency purchase for various-sized paper plates for food services from Dutch Hollow Supplies for $45,244.05;
  • Approved the purchase of stage furniture for the high school from Wenger Corporation for $24,040.60;
  • Approved the contract with The Core Collaborative for $25,547.50 for June 15 through 17 professional development on rigorous PBL (project-based learning) design; and
  • Approved the renewal of the district's property and liability insurance which includes general liability, buses, school board liability, workers' compensation, treasurer's bond, cyber and pollution liability as well as a $5 million umbrella coverage with MUSIC (Missouri United School Insurance Council) for $1,150,611.


New Hires

  • Kathleen Bateman, English language arts teacher, high school
  • Rita Floto, evening custodian, Rose Acres
  • Vanessa Miller, food service cook, Pattonville Heights
  • Jessica Sumner, purchasing specialist, Learning Center
  • Benjamin Williams, paraprofessional, Parkwood
  • Meagan Woodruff, permanent substitute, Pattonville Heights



  • Steve Vargo, principal of Rose Acres Elementary School, effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year after serving Pattonville for 13 years