FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

November 13, 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, present

                                                                                

Also present: Walt Cook, Keith Bauder, Pat Hardt, Rich Hardt, Deb Fustos, Mike McDonald, Jamie Fegler, C. Yowell, Hailey Reiter, Janeen Buss, Lynn Mulhinix & Kate, JoAnne Flanagan, Debbie Graham, Dennis Graham, Tyler Graham, Shay Drewry, Linda Drewry, Trevor Drewry, Sharon Campbell, Lisa Hall, Dee Harrison, Cody Sowards, Scot Sowards, Bret Sowards, Bruce Sowards, Gwen Sowards, Kyle Sowards, Kristi Dale, Pam Welter, John Welter, Mike & Mary Axthelm, The Wolpert Family, Brad & Heather Matson, Devin Matson, Rick Bergstedt, Bill Reiter, Niki Tippets, Kristy Richmond, Janet Nyberg, Alleta Baltes, John Garbrielson, Colleen Nelson, Jim Rostron, Dennis Powers, Mike Kouris, Cheri Evans, Craig Blumenshine, Lori Nielson, Jay Nielson, Roger Gose, Lori Morrow and Shanell Stanley.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on November 13, 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:

           Please note the late pays.

           Consent Agenda

           Approve the minutes of the October 30, 2007 special meeting (attachment)

           Round Table

           John Welter

           Action Items

           g.     Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #3 with Mid-Valley

           h.     Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Change the Payment Schedule of Bills for the Construction Projects

           Information Items

            h.  Robyn Johnson has received her National Board Certification 

           i.    Results of Green River Forensics Meet (attachment)

 

352     Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the October 23, 2007 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

           * Approve the minutes of the October 30, 2007 Board Meetings

          

353     Moved by Carl Manning to approve consent agenda. Seconded by Jim Crouch.

     Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 84323 - 84526 ----------------------------------------------- $     300,089.59

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4123 – 4127 --------------------------------------------------       108,221.19

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21312 – 21404 -------------------------------------------       356,167.20

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7446 - 7500 ------------------------------------------         10,603.22

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2619 --------------------------------------------------           3,034.54

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 281 - 293 ---------------------------------        866,817.12

 

Round Table

 

Mike Axthlem representing many parents with children encouraged the Board to move forward and work to finish the track/field complex for the students.

 

Mike McDonald suggested that the statutes for the SFC need to be changed to allow the track/field project to be completed. He said the wording on the ballot proposition was confusing. He suggested that the Board use money out of the District’s budget to finish the project. He urged the Board to vote at the WSBA convention to change the WSF statutes.

 

Craig Beck replied that the District must use its money for textbooks, computers, etc. and by statute is strictly prohibited from using operating funds for capital construction. The parking lot was paved with capital construction funds and back taxes by BP Amoco and had to be used by July 1st.

 

Bruce Sowards asked if the BP Amoco funds could have been used for the additional facilities at the track.

 

Craig Beck said that it was used for additional running lanes, jumping pits and extra e-layer as well as several other enhancements. It had to be spent, not just obligated. He added that WSF statutes are mandated by the legislators and will only be changed by the public voting for a change.

 

Barb Wolpert said that everyone needs to stand up together and do whatever it takes to complete the project.

 

Rick Bergstedt clarified an earlier statement quoted in the paper, he said they are not satisfied with the current lack of facilities and that they have just been getting by.

 

Tom Erhart asked if they vote again and it passes, can they vote again and not pass it? He urged the Board to scale it down to reasonable.

 

Corina Powell, an RHS soccer player, urged everyone to consider the kids and its effects on them.

 

Nance Shelsta pointed out how important it is to vote; this election was lost by 50 votes.

 

Roger Gose voted in support of the bond. He said that the disgrace is not in putting it up for an election but in not coming back with it again.

 

Janelle Rottweiler thinks it is horrible that the students don’t have a place to sit or go to the bathroom. She thinks we need to do whatever we can to get it.

 

Kyle Sowers urged everyone to vote “yes” next time, the students really need seats, lighting and bathrooms, etc.

 

Sharon Campbell urged everyone to push the issue. Get people to vote, get the businesses to push the issue. VOTE.

 

Bill Russell assured the community that the Board is not going to give up. The Board is going to look at all angles to get this done for the community.

 

Carl Manning thanked the patrons for attending the meeting and supporting the bond issue.

 

Jim Rostron announced that he is retiring and thanked the Board for their support of him and his firm.

 

John Welter thanked the Board for their support of his trip to march in the Macy’s Day Parade.

 

Mike Kouris asked the Board to make a resolution or decision on whether the District should use the DD (Developmental Delay) label or not. This will be addressed at the next Board meeting.

 

Nance Shelsta commended community volunteers Craig Blumenshine, Barb Wolpert, Paul Rogers and all the other many people who put in large amounts of time and worked hard on the bond election.

 

Marisa Root reported that the CAN students will be doing a presentation at the WSBA convention. There are currently 174 members in CAN and 40 of them are doing their mentorship.

 

Carl Manning said they held their first BOCES meeting. The Job Corp is progressing smoothly.

 

Jim Crouch reported that they had an interesting presentation at their last NWBOCES meeting. One of their more troubled clients is now doing very well and helped to prepare them a meal. It was very gratifying to see his success.

 

Larry Christensen has received a request from the Lander Superintendent requesting the Board’s support to allow the delegate assembly to discuss to not have certified individuals in the after-school programs. Craig Beck recommended that we agree to put the issue back out to vote.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #1 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order #1 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of a decrease of $50,250. This is for a credit for substitution of polymerized oil in asphalt.

 

 354    Moved by Marisa Root to approve Change Order #1 with Mid-Valley General Contractors for a decrease of $50,250. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #2 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order #2 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $24,447.55 This is for the addition of over-excavation of unsuitable soils.

 

 355    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve Change Order #2 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $24, 447.55. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Receive the Consolidated Grant for 2007-2008

 

We have received notification that our Consolidated Grant has been approved by the Wyoming Department in the amount of $2,320,528. 

 

 356    Moved by Jim Crouch to receive the Consolidated Grant for the 2007-2008 school year in the amount of $2,320,528.  Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Use of Buses for Firemen

 

Barry Capellen has received a request to use buses to transport firemen around Riverton on January 5th and 6th

                 

 357    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the use of buses for the Riverton Fire Department on January 5th and 6th.  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Following Coaching Position

 

Keith Bauder requested that the Board approve Kathy Bourandas as the Assistant Speech Coach.

          

 360    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Kathy Bourandas as the Assistant Speech Coach. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Job Descriptions

 

Two new job descriptions for the new positions of “Central Office Receptionist” and “Personnel Manager” were presented. Also attached is the newly revised job description for “Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent.”

 

 361    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the job descriptions for “Personnel Manager,” “Central Office Receptionist” and “Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent.”  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #3 with Mid-Valley

            

Change Order #3 with Mid-Valley Construction is for changes in sewer issues at Lincoln. The amount of the change order is $5,942.98.

 

362     Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve Change Order #3 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount of $5,942.98. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Change the Payment Schedule of Bills for the Construction Projects

 

Craig Beck recommended that the Board change the payment schedule of bills for the construction projects. He would like to submit the pay application contingent upon the District receiving the money and then he be given the authority to release the checks.

 

 363    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve a payment schedule for the construction costs so that the invoices may be paid promptly. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

          

The following information items were presented:

           a.   Dinner during WSBA Conference at Fire Rock Restaurant - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 6:15

           b.   WSBA Annual Conference Agenda

           c.    November 12 – 16 is National Education Week – breakfast will be served to all staff on Friday

           d.   Challenge Days Invitation – December 19th

           e.   Legislative Forum – Cheyenne, February 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

           f.    Donation of $10,000 to Lincoln School from Wal-Mart for Nancy Alley’s selection as Teacher of the Year

           g.   Kristi Dale has received her National Board Certification

           h.   Michele Mathern has been transferred to the Central Office Receptionist position

           i.    Math In-service Assessments

           j.    Ashgrove NCA School Improvement Plan

           k.    Developmental Delay – Chapter 7 Rules

           l.    Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Fund and Higher Education Endowment Fund information

           m. MRSA information sheet

           n.   Robyn Johnson has received her National Board Certification 

           o.   Results of Green River Forensics Meet

 

Executive Session – Student Discipline and Potential Litigation

 

 364    Moved by Larry Christensen to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:32 p.m. and reconvened at 9:54 p.m.

 

 365    Moved by Jim Crouch to expel student 11132007 – 183081842 for the remainder of the semester with the expulsion suspended and that she be allowed to return immediately on a behavior contract. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

366       Moved by Carl Manning to adjourn.  Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

November 13, 2007

 

 

 

 

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

          

353     Motion to approve consent agenda.

     Motion carried. 

 

354     Motion to approve Change Order #1 with Mid-Valley General Contractors for a decrease of $50,250. Motion carried.

 

355     Motion to approve Change Order #2 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $24, 447.55. Motion carried.

 

356     Motion to receive the Consolidated Grant for the 2007-2008 school year in the amount of $2,320,528. Motion carried.

                 

357     Motion to approve the use of buses for the Riverton Fire Department on January 5th and 6th.  Motion carried.

          

360     Motion to approve Kathy Bourandas as the Assistant Speech Coach. Motion carried.

 

361     Motion to approve the job descriptions for “Personnel Manager,” “Central Office Receptionist” and “Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent.”   Motion carried.

 

362     Motion to approve Change Order #3 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount of $5,942.98. Motion carried.

 

363     Motion to approve a payment schedule for the construction costs so that the invoices may be paid promptly. Motion carried.

 

364     Motion to recess into an executive session. Motion carried.

 

365     Motion to expel student 11132007 – 183081842 for the remainder of the semester with the expulsion suspended and that she be allowed to return immediately on a behavior contract. Motion carried.

 

366       Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.