Sweet Springs school board discusses health insurance, math team results, summer school at May 14 meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Sweet Springs Board of Education discussed employee health insurance options at its meeting Thursday evening, May 14.

One plan is a "typical PPO" with copays and deductibles, said Superintendent Boyd Jones. Employees who choose this plan will pay $25.88 out of pocket each month for the coverage.

Another plan is an HSA that requires the employee to meet a $2,000 deductible before all in-network charges are covered at 100 percent.

The third plan requires that employees meet a $2,500 deductible before all in-network charges are covered at 90 percent. Employees who choose this third plan will receive $68.64 in their HSA account each month, put there by the school district.

Elementary School Principal Donna Wright mentioned that the school's math team placed first at the Waverly Math Relays and that the academic team placed third at the Smithton Academic Contest.

There are only four spots left for preschool during the 2009-2010 year, Wright said.

High School Principal Mike Smith reported that 196 students are signed up for summer school, 10 more than were enrolled last year.

Four teachers are trying to put together classes for summer school, Smith said: Tim Smith wants to hold a physical education class, Mick Kreisel wants to teach a driver's education class, Traci Heimsoth wants to teach a class titled "History through Hollywood" and Kristen Niemeyer is working to form an ACT preparation class.

The board voted to employ Jenny Ragland as art instructor and Katie Dake as instrumental music instructor for the 2009-2010 school year.

The board also voted to approve Naught-Naught Insurance Agency as the provider of volunteer student insurance.

The board went into closed session to discuss personnel issues.

All board members were present for the meeting.

Contact Geoff Rands at marshallreporter@socket.net

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