Kirksville School Board looks ahead to next year

Although the current school year is coming to an end, the Kirksville School Board is already looking ahead to next year.

Members of the school board approved both the teacher salary schedule and the transportation contract. The base salary for Bachelor Degree applicants is set at $36,000. Salary for Master Degree applicants is set at $39,000. The board also approved the transportation contract for the upcoming school year. That contract is with Weber Bus Incorporated.

"That contract will be for $911,062 and that is a $36,000 increase over last year, and that is very comparable with the transportation rates throughout the state," said Pat Williams, Kirksville R-III Schools Superintendent.

Board members also discussed upgrades to the outdoor classroom area. That area will help students learn about nature in a fun way. The academic calendar for the 2014/2015 school year was also approved.