On July 18, the Exeter R-6 School Board approved participation in a pilot project during the 2012-13 school year.
"The Model Education Evaluation System is a pilot project for districts to participate in this school year," said Dr. Ernest Raney, superintendent. "It's to promote exploration, expand awareness and enhance learning and understanding through the evaluation process.
"By developing a core education evaluation system, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be able to increase the validity and reliability of evaluation of performance," said Raney. "The Exeter administration will be attending professional development this fall for the purpose of piloting project."
During the meeting, the board also accepted a $75,692 bid from Central States for a new 2013 Blue Bird Vision Conventional 71-passenger bus.
The board received two other bids, which included: a $76,240 bid from Allied Bus Sales; and a $80,036.51 bid from Midwest Bus Sales.
After approving the purchase of the bus from Central Sales, the board voted to advertise bus #3 for bids.
In other business, the Exeter R-6 School Board:
* Approved the 2012-13 school year faculty, transportation and student/parent handbooks.
* Accepted the resignation of Nicole Lowe-Hubbard, middle school math teacher, with a 2 percent penalty.
* Approved the 2012-13 school year meal prices. Each student breakfast will cost $1.10 and each adult breakfast will cost $1.50. The cost for an elementary lunch is $1.45, and middle school and high school lunch will cost $1.70. Adults can eat lunch for $2.50. Reduced price breakfast is 30 cents, and reduced price lunch is 40 cents.
On June 13, the board accepted the resignation of Tami Kester, elementary school principal. Kester indicated that she had accepted a position at another school district.
In other business, the board:
* Accepted the resignations of Savannah Essary, second grade teacher, and Kelly Wiltgen, reading specialist.
* Amended the 2011-12 budget and approved the 2012-13 budget.