Fremont County School District No. 25
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Minutes
January 23, 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), Sandy Barton, Mary Jo Chouinard, Mike Kouris and Cheryl Mowry.

Open Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 23, 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.

128- Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

129- Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Bills Paid

General Fund, Warrants No. 81802 - 81923 ---------------- $1,942,467.18
Food Service, Warrants No. 4043 - 4045 ---------------- $108.73
Special Revenue, Warrants No. 20557 - 20584 ---------------- $797,829.67
Activities, Warrants No. 6468 - 6500 ---------------- $3,099.71
Capital Construction, Warrants No. 184 - 185 ---------------- $291.18

Round Table

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

This amendment with JGA is to add curb/gutter, sidewalk, asphalt and sod work to the administration building. This inadvertently got left out of the contract in error.

130- Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the amendment to the contract with JGA. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Contract with SFC for the Riverton High School Site Package Design (Track Only)

131- Moved by Carl Manning to approve the contract with the SFC for the Riverton High School Site Package Design (track only). Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a New Paraprofessional Position

Mike Kouris and Dallas Myers recommended that the Board approve a new paraprofessional position for the special education program at RHS to meet the needs of a new student.

132- Moved by Marisa Root to approve the new paraprofessional position for the special education program at RHS. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Hire Coaches

Keith Bauder recommended that the following coaches be hired:

133- Moved by Marisa Root to approve to hire Merle Lester and Samantha Miller as coaches. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Eric Heiser as the Middle School Assistant Track Coach

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board accept the resignation of Eric Heiser as Middle School Assistant Track Coach.

134- Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Eric Heiser as Middle School Assistant Track Coach. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Appoint Rec Board Members

We received two letters of interest for the Rec Board. Lars Flanagan is interested in the two year position. Sandy Barton is interested in being re-appointed to the Board. Her letter did not state a specific term.

135- Moved by Larry Christensen to appoint Lars Flanagan to the two-year position and Sandy Barton to the five-year position on the Fremont County School District No. 25 Rec Board. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Appoint Proxy for LeClair Irrigation District

The Board may choose to appoint Craig Beck or Bill Russell as the proxy for the LeClair Irrigation District.

136- Moved by Jim Crouch to sign the proxy so that it can be Craig Beck or Bill Russell for the LeClair Irrigation District. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Information Items

The following information items were presented:

  1. WSBA Legislative Forum - January 28-29, 2007. Dinner will be on the 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Hitching Post
  2. Fremont #25 vs. Sweetwater #1 average cost per student
  3. Letter from Jim McBride regarding Instructional Facilitators
  4. RHS schedule change
  5. Letter extolling the Riverton Aquatic Center
  6. Action Plans for each school
  7. Food Service Software
  8. Tri-City Herald article Testing Options Praised
  9. Mercury News article on Vocational Ed

Discussion Items

The following discussion items were presented:

  1. Materials for Project Representative for RHS and the new elementary school. Board members should review this document and if they have any comments, they should contact Craig Beck.
  2. Work Session between February 2nd and February 13th for Enhancements Options

Executive Session - Expulsion

137- Moved by Jim Crouch to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:00 p.m. and reconvened at 8:20 p.m.

138- Moved by Larry Christensen to expel student 01232007-183001337 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year for violation of Policy 8055 regarding insubordination. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.