Fremont County School District No. 25
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Minutes
January 9, 2007


Roll Call

Bill Russell, Chair: present
Carl Manning, Vice-chair: present
Jim Crouch, Clerk: absent
Steve Cooper, Treasurer: present
Marisa Root, Member: absent
Larry Christensen, Member: present
Nance Shelsta, Member: present
 
Craig Beck, Superintendent: present
Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant: present
Joel Vincent, Attorney: present
Kim McKinnon, Assistant Superintendent: present
Mike Collins, Business Manager: present
 
Also present were Carolyn Tyler (Riverton Ranger), Casey Styvar, Kayson Cooper, Pat DeFalco-Hardt, Jerry Marburger, Michelle Scoot and Lorenzo Chouinard.

Open Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 9, 2007 by Chair Bill Russell. The Pledge of Allegiance immediately followed.

Roll Call

Carl Manning reported that there was a quorum present to transact business.

Consider Adoption or Make Changes in the Board Agenda

There were no changes made to the agenda.

115- Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

116- Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

Bills Paid

General Fund, Warrants No. 81456 - 81600 ---------------- $639,741.54
Food Service, Warrants No. 4031 - 4035 ---------------- $99,667.60
Special Revenue, Warrants No. 20468 - 20497 ---------------- $280,826.60
Activities, Warrants No. 6318 - 6386 ---------------- $29,227.19
Insurance, Warrants No. 2559 - 2560 ---------------- $2,976.29
Major Maintenance, Warrants No. 333 ---------------- $108.00

Round Table

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a Request for the FFA to Travel Out of State to the National Western Stock Show

The FFA requested permission to travel out of state to Colorado to the National Western Stock Show. They are not requesting any money but they are requesting use of school vehicles.

117- Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the request for out of state travel to the National Western Stock Show for the FFA. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a Request for the Close Up Club to Travel Out of State to Washington D.C.

The Close Up Club requested permission to travel out of state to Washington D.C.

118- Moved by Carl Manning to approve the request for the Close Up Club to travel out of state to Washington D.C. per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Purchase Two Buses

Barry Capellen recommended that the Board approve to purchase two 78-passenger rear engine buses with the activity package.

119- Moved by Larry Christensen to approve to purchase two 78-passenger rear engine buses with the activity package. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Agreement with the SFC for the Riverton High School Auditorium Design

120- Moved by Carl Manning to approve the agreement with the SFC for the Riverton High School Auditorium Design in the amount of $270,048. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Amendment to the Contract with JGA for the Alterations to Various Schools

This Amendment 002 with JGA is to add cooling to the existing unit ventilators at Ashgrove School.

121- Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the amendment with JGA for the Alterations to Various Schools in the amount of $25,892. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Additional Title II D Competitive Grant Award

This grant money will actually go to the BOCES.

122- Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the additional Title II D Competitive Grant award in the amount of $5,209.68. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the School Improvement Fund Grant Awards

123- Moved by Carl Manning to accept the School Improvement Fund Grant Award in the amount of $85,000 for Lincoln Elementary School. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

124- Moved by Carl Manning to accept the School Improvement Fund Grant Award in the amount of $95,000 for Rendezvous Elementary School. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the 21st Century Learning - SIG Grant Award

125- Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the 21st Century Learning component of the SIG grant award in the amount of $50,000. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Information Items

The following information items were presented:

  1. Fremont County School District No. 25 Goals
  2. Basketball Schedule
  3. Change Order with SDI for a credit of $5,778.05 on miscellaneous building projects
  4. Amendment to the Contract with JGA for the RHS Renovations and Additions - A correct contract number was the only change to this amendment.
  5. WSBA Legislative Forum
  6. Letter of Appreciation to Craig Beck from Donna Murray with the SFC
  7. Christmas Card and note of appreciation from the Riverton FFA
  8. PAWS Testing 2006 comparisons provided by Cheryl Mowry
  9. PAWS Testing for Winter 2007
  10. Disability Counts and Information
  11. Connections article on homework and practice
  12. Miami Herald article regarding charter schools
  13. AP Boston.com article regarding "Four states join State Scholars Initiative"
  14. Article by Gerald Bracey regarding "Believing the Worst About Schools: A Lack of Logic from Sputnik to Tough Choices"
  15. Announcement of SFC New Director Ken Daraie

Discussion Items

The following discussion items were presented:

  1. A Project Representative for the combined projects of Lincoln and RHS

Executive Session - Potential Litigation

126- Moved by Carl Manning to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:30 p.m. and reconvened at 9:18 p.m.

127- Moved by Carl Manning for Craig Beck to put together a proposal for a Project Representative for the combined Lincoln and RHS auditorium and CMAR phase 1. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:19 p.m.