FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

December 11, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

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: Carolyn Tyler, Aric Hageman, Amy Heibes, John Welter, Curt Collins, Mike Kouris, Pam Welter and Jason Bennett.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on December 11, 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.

 

Election of Officers

                 

 100   Moved by Jim Crouch to nominate Carl Manning as the Chair. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

 101   Moved by Bill Russell to nominate Larry Christensen as the Vice-Chair. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

 102   Moved by Larry Christensen to nominate Nance Shelsta as the Treasurer. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

 103   Moved by Bill Russell to nominate Jim Crouch as the Clerk. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Financial Designations

 

 104   Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the following as depositors: First Interstate, Community First, Bank of the West, Wyoming Government Investment, Central Bank and Trust, and Wyoming National Bank.  Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

 105   Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the New Board Chair, Clerk and Treasurer as signatories for the accounts at the above listed banks. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

 106   Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the new Board Chair and Treasurer as signatories for the safe deposit box. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

 107   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve use of existing signature plate until new plates are made. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

        

Appointments

                   

The following appointments were made:

         1.        Big Horn Basin Children’s Center (NW BOCES) Representative – Jim Crouch, Alternate – Marisa Root

         2.        Fremont County BOCES Representative – Carl Manning

         3.        Fremont County BOCHES Representative – Nance Shelsta

         4.        WSBA Delegates (whoever is there)

         5.        Legislative Coordinator – Carl Manning

         6.        Chief Budgeting Officer and Purchasing Agent (Craig Beck)

         7.        Legal Counsel (Joel Vincent)

         8.        Official Newspaper (Ranger)

         9.        Federal Programs (Kim McKinnon)

        10.        Child Nutrition, Free and Reduced Hearing Officer (Mike Collins)

        11.        District No. 25 Recreation Board Representatives – Marisa Root, Larry Christensen

        12.        District Leadership Team Representatives – Steve Cooper, Marisa Root

        13.        Salary Committee Representative – Bill Russell, Steve Cooper                                          14.        Swim Pool Use Committee -  Bill Russell, Steve Cooper                                                    15.        Representative for Fremont County Board/Superintendent Meetings – Carl Manning,

                    Larry Christensen

        16.        Staff Relations Committee – Nance Shelsta, Carl Manning, Steve Cooper, Marisa Root

 

Consider Adoption or Make Changes in the Board Agenda

 

The following changes were made to the Board agenda:

                

           Please note the late pays.

           d.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out of State Travel for the Eighth Grade Band

           Information Items

           f.    Speech Team Results

 

108     Moved by Bill Russell to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the November 27, 2007 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

               

109     Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 84713 - 84832 ----------------------------------------------- $     100,461.65

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4103 – 4105 --------------------------------------------------        98,793.15

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21431 - 21469 -------------------------------------------        453,777.24

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7544 - 7613 ------------------------------------------         29,871.53

INSURANCE FUND, Warrant No. 2607 – 2610 ----------------------------------------------        335,079.64

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 297 - 303 ---------------------------------     1,285,240.29

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 364 -------------------------------------------       125, 217.46

 

Round Table

 

Aric Hageman and Jason Bennett requested permission to travel to Colorado Springs.

 

John Welter gave the Board a summary of his trip to the Macy’s Day Parade. He thanked the Board for the trip.

 

Curt Collins reviewed the RMS School Improvement Plan.

 

Craig Beck thanked Larry Christensen for getting the energy class with the BOCES.

 

Larry Christensen reported that the Rec Board met on December 10th. They are planning to present an award for the volunteer of the year. The person will be named at the Jan. 22nd Board meeting. They will be accepting grant proposals on Feb. 25th and they will make a decision on the grant awards the last week in March.

 

Carl Manning applauded Larry and the BOCES for the installation of the energy program.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for the Band to Colorado Springs

 

Aric Hageman requested approval for out-of-state travel for the concert band to attend the Cavalcade of Music in Colorado Springs.

 

 110      Moved by Bill Russell to the out-of-state travel for the concert band to go to Colorado Springs as per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Adopt the “Developmentally Delayed” Label to Provide Services for Special Education in Fremont County School District No. 25

 

This is a difficult choice and therefore recommendation to you.  After having “chewed” on the issue for sometime, Mike (Kouris) and I think this is the best of the worst options available to the District and its students.

 

 111      Moved by Nance Shelsta to adopt the “Developmentally Delayed” label to provide Special Education services to students in FCSD #25. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.


Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Mike Carroll as Assistant High School Track Coach

 

 112      Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Mike Carroll as the Assistant High School Track Coach. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out of State Travel for the Eighth Grade Band

 

Jason Bennett requested permission for the Eighth Grade Band to attend the music festival in Colorado Springs. They are not requesting any funding.

 

 113    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the Eighth Grade Band to attend the music festival in Colorado Springs. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

           

The following information items were presented:

            a.     WSBA Memo

            b.     Donation from Exxon Mobil to RMS for anti-bullying programs

            c.     RHS December activities

            d.     FCBOCES Media Release regarding “Energy Exploration” curriculum 

            e.     Report on Riverton students on tuition waivers

             f.     Speech Team Results

 

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

            a.     Form an Ad Hoc Study Committee after the first of the new year to look at solutions to build a stadium at the new track & activity field.  This could include a bond proposal in November.

 

Executive Session – Student Discipline (Consider a Previous Decision) and Potential Land Acquisition

 

 114    Moved by Bill Russell to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

The board recessed into an executive session at 7:52 p.m. and reconvened at 8:17 p.m.

 

 115    Moved by Larry Christensen to put in place the expulsion for student 11132007 – 183081842 for violation of behavioral performance contract. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

 116      Moved by Nance Shelsta to adjourn.  Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

December 11, 2007

 

 100   Motion to nominate Carl Manning as the Chair. Motion carried.

 

 101   Motion to nominate Larry Christensen as the Vice-Chair. Motion carried.

 

 102   Motion to nominate Nance Shelsta as the Treasurer. Motion carried.

 

 103   Motion to nominate Jim Crouch as the Clerk. Motion carried.

 

 104   Motion to approve the following as depositors: First Interstate, Community First, Bank of the West, Wyoming Government Investment, Central Bank and Trust, and Wyoming National Bank.   Motion carried.

 

 105   Motion to approve the New Board Chair, Clerk and Treasurer as signatories for the accounts at the above listed banks. Motion carried.

 

 106   Motion to approve the new Board Chair and Treasurer as signatories for the safe deposit box. Motion carried.

 

 107   Motion to approve use of existing signature plate until new plates are made. Motion carried.

 

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

               

 109    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 110    Motion to the out-of-state travel for the concert band to go to Colorado Springs as per policy. Motion carried.

 

 111    Motion to adopt the “Developmentally Delayed” label to provide Special Education services to students in FCSD #25. Motion carried.

 

 112    Motion to accept the resignation of Mike Carroll as the Assistant High School Track Coach. Motion carried.

 

 113    Motion to approve the Eighth Grade Band to attend the music festival in Colorado Springs. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 115    Motion to put in place the expulsion for student 11132007 – 183081842 for violation of behavioral performance contract. Motion carried.

 

 116    Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.