Fremont County School District No. 25
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Minutes
March 1, 2007


Roll Call

Bill Russell, Chair: present
Carl Manning, Vice-chair: present
Jim Crouch, Clerk: present
Steve Cooper, Treasurer: absent
Marisa Root, Member: absent
Larry Christensen, Member: present
Nance Shelsta, Member: absent
 
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), Abby Zenk, April Harrison, Desi House, Heidi Walton, Brittany Barlow, Sarah Phister, Aric Hageman, Andrew Nirider, Kirk Bob Stonecipher, Jake Mickelsen, Philip Moline, Dee Harrison, Coby Stoehr, Barbette Hernandez, Dallas Myers and Colleen Nelson.

Open Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 1, 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

There were no changes made to the agenda.

153- Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

154- Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Bills Paid

General Fund, Warrants No. 82054 - 82223 ---------------- $2,005,171.41
Food Service, Warrants No. 4051 - 4054 ---------------- $42,114.06
Special Revenue, Warrants No. 20636 - 20677 ---------------- $331,830.74
Activities, Warrants No. 6623 - 6696 ---------------- $359,311.77
Insurance, Warrants No. 2491 - 2493 ---------------- $310,846.49
Major Maintenance, Warrants No. 337 - 338 ---------------- $5,324.84

Round Table

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Sign the Agreement with JGA for the RHS Site Modification Enhancements

155- Moved by Larry Christensen to sign the agreement with JGA for the RHS site modification enhancements. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid to Hellas Construction Company of Dallas, Texas for the RHS/RMS Site Improvements Including a New Track and Field

The SFC has given approval for us to re-allocate the money for this project. I recommend the Board approve the awarding of this bid.

156- Moved by Jim Crouch to approve to award the bid to Hellas Construction Company of Austin, Texas for the RHS/RMS site improvements including a new track and field. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out of State Travel for DECA

Coby Stoehr requested permission for DECA to travel out of state to Orlando, Florida for the International Career Development Conference.

157- Moved by Carl Manning to approve the out of state travel for DECA as per policy. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

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

Aric Hageman requested permission for the jazz band to travel out of state to Anaheim, California on May 3 - 6.

158- Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the out of state travel for the Jazz Band to go to Anaheim, California per policy. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Request to Purchase Honor Society Tassels and Cords

159- Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the request to purchase the Honor Society tassels and cords in the amount of approximately $530. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Rate Increase for the Board Attorney

Joel hasn't raised his fees for six years. He is still giving the District the 20% reduction over what he charges other clients. When you compare what our staff has received in the way of raises recently, consider what they get paid in total and the various levels of responsibility, what we get in return from Joel's counsel is a bargain. I would highly recommend we grant the increase. The Board extended their thanks to Joel and stated that he does a good job and we need to take care of him.

160- Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the increase in fees as requested by the Board attorney. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Shannon Carruth

We have received a letter of resignation from Shannon Carruth effective the end of the 2006-2007 school year. She was a fourth grade teacher at Rendezvous.

161- Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Shannon Carruth effective at the end of the 2006-2007 school year with regret. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Administrators and Supervisors for the 2007-2008 School Year

Craig Beck recommended the Board offer contracts to the following administrators and supervisors:

162- Moved by Carl Manning to offer contracts to the above listed administrators and supervisors for the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Carl Manning thanked the administrators for all that they do.

Information Items

The following information items were presented:

  1. WHSAA Commissioner's Comments regarding student eligibility and cheerleading coaches among other items
  2. NSBA School Board News Budget Proposal
  3. RMS Staff Meeting Minutes 2/14/07
  4. RHS changes to the Course Description Book
  5. Donation from Walmart and Michael Ann Jares
  6. Letter from CWC expressing interest in acquiring the Career Center
  7. Draft of policy regarding Electronic Communication and Electronic Records
  8. We are sending out the notice for bids for the band uniforms. I have found the money in the existing budget.
  9. Letter of commendation to the RHS Band and Director Aric Hageman from a Gillette patron
  10. Bill Russell - Extended a thank you to Craig Beck from the Board for his work in Cheyenne to get the funding.

Executive Session - Student Discipline (2)

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:37 p.m. and reconvened into regular session at 9:14 p.m.

163- Moved by Larry Christensen to expel student number 03012007 - 180004063 for the remainder of the spring 2007 semester and the entire fall 2007 semester with the expulsion suspended with the student put on a behavior contract and allowed to re-enroll March 2, 2007. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Motion to expel student number 03012007 - 180004103 for the remainder of the spring 2007 semester and the fall 2007 semester. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:16 p.m.