Notes from the July 25 board meeting

Read about actions taken at the July 25 school board meeting. Find out more by visiting Pattonville's BoardDocs website.

Board Actions

The board of education on July 25:

  • Reviewed and accepted the 2023-2024 board Committee and School Liaison assignments;
  • Heard an update on Prop S construction work; view the presentation;
  • Approved paying $3,674,428.36 for regular bills;
  • Approved paying $434,370.45, for purchases made on Pattonville’s purchasing cards, which earned the district a rebate of 1% (or $4,343.70);
  • Declared a list of items as surplus to be sold on the district’s page;
  • Approved the Pre-K tuition rates for the 2023-2024 school year;
  • Approved the meal prices for the 2023-2024 school year;
  • Approved a resolution authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of  general obligation bonds;
  • Approved the revised amendment to the economic agreement between the Pattonville School District and the Pattonville Educational Support Professionals (PESP) for the 2023-2024 school year;
  • Waived the lodging of and approved the revisions to policies GCE-R-1 (Part-Time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment and Call Center Procedure), GDBB-R (Overtime/Extra Time Compensation for Non-Exempt Support Staff) and GDE-R (Support Staff/Substitute Staff) ;
  • Approved paying $6,780 to Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt for legal services;
  • Approved the purchase of Palo Alto firewall service subscription from Burwood Group, Inc., for $193,638.10;
  • Approved the purchase of the Google Workspace for Education standard plan from CDW-G for $18,600;
  • Approved the purchase of the laptop replacements for principals, directors and community relations from Apple, Inc., for $76,658; and
  • Approved the plan design and premiums of the district's health insurance for the 2024 fiscal school year.

 New Hires

  • Alex Caldwell, social studies teacher, Pattonville Heights
  • Perry Cowling, bus driver, transportation
  • Carianna Denton, nurse, Parkwood
  • Michelle Evans, paraprofessional, Parkwood
  • Corrine Gibbs, elementary teacher, Remington
  • Dana Gregory, paraprofessional, Parkwood
  • Emma Hale, classroom intervention teacher, Willow Brook
  • Keri Hinsen, elementary teacher, Willow Brook
  • Felicia Janes, bus driver, transportation
  • Colleen Keane, paraprofessional, Willow Brook
  • Asia Marion, paraprofessional, Parkwood
  • Melanie Metheney, English/social studies teacher, Holman
  • Smriti Rai, paraprofessional, early childhood
  • McKenzie Rowland, nurse, high school
  • Michelle Taylor, classroom intervention teacher, Willow Brook
  • Dr. Tina Plummer, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Learning Center
  • Aaron Zart, vocal music teacher, high school
  • Lucena Zacheis, custodian, Drummond


  • Patricia Dufrenne, food service supervisor at Pattonville Heights, after serving Pattonville for 16 years
  • Mark Milan, printing specialist at the print shop, after serving Pattonville for 33 years