The Brookfield Board of Education met Tuesday night to recognize longtime board President Jeff Vogel, who decided to step down.

The board also reorganized and discussed a salary schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.

Vogel had been the board president for nine years.

According to Brookfield Superintendent Dr. Kyle Collins, Vogel will be missed.

“He kept the board together when we were going through some tough times,” Collins said.

Vogel was honored with a bell for his work with the board. The board was reorganized and two members were added from the Linn County General Municipal Election. The new Brookfield board consists of: President Jim McIntyre, Vice President Toni Fay, Treasurer Jered Wallace and board Secretary Becky Stephens. Burnie Hicks and Mandy Weideman were added to the board after being elected earlier this month.

A preliminary discussion was held regarding a possible salary proposal for the next school year. The proposal would include a base teacher salary above $29,000, 9.9-percent increase to health insurance and include a 3.5-percent annual salary increase for all Brookfield teachers and staff.

According to Collins, the salary proposal would make Brookfield a better candidate for new teachers.

“We want to be more competitive with other schools,” Collins said. “We want to attract new teachers to the district.”

In other business, Brookfield School District renewed its contract with the Missouri School Board Association. MSBA provides policy updates for the school district.