FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

October 23, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

Bill Russell, Chair, present                                            Marisa Root, Member, present

Carl Manning, Vice Chair, present                                 Larry Christensen, Member, present

Jim Crouch, Clerk, present                                           Nance Shelsta, Member, present

Steve Cooper, Treasurer, present

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, present                               Assistant Superintendent Kim McKinnon, present

Joel Vincent, Attorney, present                                     Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, absent

                                                                                

Also present: Walt Cook, Keith Bauder, Coby Stoehr, Amy Chouinard, Larry Chouinard, and Karen Wardner.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on October 23, 2007 by Chair Bill Russell. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Jim Crouch reported that there was a quorum present to transact business.

 

Consider Adoption or Make Changes in the Board Agenda

 

The following changes were made to the Board agenda:

           Discussion Items:

           Schedule a second Bond Issue Public Meeting

           Schedule a Student Discipline meeting prior to November 1, 2007.

 

340     Carl Manning moved to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the October 9, 2007 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

          

341     Moved by Marisa Root to approve consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta.

     Motion carried. 


 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 84120 - 84322 ----------------------------------------------- $ 2,754,837.49

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4097 – 4102 -------------------------------------------------------  29,942.18

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21279 – 21311 ----------------------------------------------- 731,699.75

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7386 - 7445 ---------------------------------------------     18,028.04

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2605 – 2606 ---------------------------------------------- 335,456.33

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 275 - 281 ------------------------------------      51,619.36

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 362 – 363  --------------------------------------           180.00

 

Round Table

 

Jackie Meeker, CWC Dual Credit Coordinator, gave a presentation regarding the number of Riverton High School students currently participating in the program and the courses offered. She also requested that the Board approve allowing Thermopolis to join the CWC BOCHES. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Board by the Chair and Clerk.

 

Amy Chouinard requested permission from the Board to travel to Seattle for the Western Regional DECA Conference.  She is scheduled to conduct a workshop during this conference.

 

Larry Chouinard thanked the Board for their support of Close-up. 

 

Nance Shelsta requested the Board to consider options for long-term employees that have accrued a lot of non-used sick days and allow these employees to use this leave as other than sick leave.  Her suggestion was to allow the Superintendent some discretionary approval of this use in extraordinary or extreme situations.  The Board requested the Business Manager and Superintendent put together a few scenarios with cost analysis, impact, and possible number of current employees that this could apply to.

 

Nance Shelsta also mentioned that she has heard that people are not aware that there will be bleachers on the East side of the track. This needs to be re-publicized.

 

Marisa Root mentioned a letter to the editor in the Riverton Ranger regarding our spending on the new track vs. Tonkin Field.  We need to re-publicize that this is not an approved project so we can not put any more District funds into Tonkin.

 

Marisa Root congratulated the Football team in their win over Lander; she also congratulated the girl’s Volleyball team and band on their recent performances.

 

Carl Manning mentioned that it was very nice to see so many people at the ribbon cutting ceremony last weekend.

 

Larry Christensen commended Larry Chouinard on his recently completed first term of teaching the BOCES course for Substitute teachers.  BOCES received excellent evaluations on Mr. Chouinard for this course.  Larry also emphasized the need to make sure that we are getting as much information out to the public regarding the bond issue as there still seems to be a lot of confusion regarding it.

 

Craig Beck has just returned from JEC meetings in Casper.  He provided a report on progress on the Hathaway Scholarship.  Lincoln school is progressing well.  The track has reached substantial completion.

Craig will be visiting with the Board about some final dollar adjustment on the track; Hellas has put money of their own into this project several times.  There may be some funding available in our Major Maintenance account to apply to this. We did have a security guard at the Track complex this last week.

 

Bill Russell also said that he was happy to see such a good turn out at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to hire Lars Flanagan as the Head 8th Grad Girls Basketball Coach for the Middle School.

 

Craig recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Lars Flanagan for this position.

 

342     Moved to approve by Marisa Root. Seconded by Nance Shelsta.  Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the hiring of Travis McIntosh at the Freshman Boy’s Basketball Coach.

 

Craig recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Travis McIntosh for this position.

 

343     Moved to approve by Larry Christensen. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to approve an Out-of-State trip to Macy’s Day Parade for High School band member John Welter.

 

Craig recommended that the Board approve the Out-of-State travel to the Macy’s Day Parade as per policy.

 

344     Moved to approve by Nance Shelsta. Seconded by Larry Christensen.  Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to approve Out-of-State travel for DECA Western Regional Conference.

 

Craig recommended that the Board approve the Out-of-State travel for DECA as per policy.

 

345     Moved to approve by Jim Crouch. Seconded by Carl Manning.  Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to approve the hiring of Tawn Gopp for the Head Track position at the High School.

 

Craig recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Tawn Gopp for this position.

 

346     Moved to approve by Marisa Root. Seconded by Carl Manning.  Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to receive and sign Rendezvous School’s Sustaining School Improvement Plan.

 

Craig recommended that the Board receive and sign the Sustaining School Improvement Plan for Rendezvous School.

 

347     Moved by Nance Shelsta. Seconded by Carl Manning.  Motion Carried.

 

Information Items:

           a.   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Invitation

           b.   Rebecca Bird was hired as a custodian at the Middle School

           c.    Public gift of Active and Health playground pack equipment.

           d.   WSBA meeting in Casper November 14-16, 2007 at Ramkota Hotel. Please let Craig or Kathy McFarland know if you will not be attending.

 

Discussion Items:

The following discussion items were presented:

a.       Schedule another Bond Issue Public Meeting – Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:00 p.m. in   the Public Meeting Room.

b.       Schedule a Student Discipline meeting  - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room.  Central Office will call the Board members to remind them in advance.

 

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

348       Moved by Nance Shelsta to adjourn.  Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

October 23, 2007

 

 

 

 

340     Motion to adopt the agenda with the changes. Motion carried.

          

341     Motion to approve consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

342     Motion to approve Lars Flanagan as the Head 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach.  Motion carried.

 

343     Motion to approve Travis McIntosh as the Freshman Boys’ Basketball Coach. Motion carried.

 

344     Motion to approve an out-of-state trip to Macy’s Day Parade for John Welter.  Motion carried.

 

345     Motion to approve out-of-state travel for DECA.  Motion carried.

 

346     Motion to approve Tawn Gopp as the Head Track Coach for RHS.  Motion carried.

 

347     Motion to receive and sign the Sustaining School Improvement Plan for Rendezvous School.  Motion Carried.

 

348       Motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.