FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 10, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Roll Call

 

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

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

Jim Crouch, Clerk, absent                                             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 were Carolyn Tyler (Riverton Ranger), Jackie Dorothy, Keith Bauder, Dee Harrison, Shawn Griffin, Kemper Funk, JoAnne Flanagan, Mike Harris, Bret Evans, J.D. Rottweiler, Collin Hopkins, Jina Hopkins, Bill Reiter, Dennis Graham, Debbie Graham, Tom Nirider, Greta Clark, Willie Schilling, Kathy Schilling, Jay Galey, Jay Dayton, Bill Strannigan, Scott Quayle, Doug Elgin, Bill Reiter, Meredith Novotny, Gail Bell, Lars Flanagan, Tim Bell, Ron Porter, Norris Axthelm, Cody Beers, Brant Nyberg, Mike Kouris, Any Novotny, Sara Perkins, Barb Hall, Rod Hall, Dr. Sorenson, Dr. Lewis, Mark Perkins, Chad Lemley, Steve Barlow, Reggie Miller, Casey Styvar, Randy Weber, Dr. Graham, Melanie Rottweiler, Gay Hughes, Craig Blumenshine, Cody Blumenshine, Kyle Blumenshine, Brett Watson and Travis McIntosh.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 27, 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 items were added to the Board agenda:

           Round Table

           *Gay Hughes will do the Healthy School Report at the next Board meeting. The Key Club students will instead address the Board to request permission to travel out-of-state.

           *Attached is a copy of a letter Marisa Root received regarding the WHSAA classification system.

           Action Items

           Additional Information

           b.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for the Ashgrove Elementary Door and Hardware Replacement to Overhead Door Company (attachment page 2)

           Additional Information

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Calendar One for the 2007-2008 School Year (attachment page 3)

           Information Items

           g.   Claire Manning has been hired as a Special Ed aide at RHS

           h.   Shannon LaVoie has been hired as an aide at Lincoln in the Behavior Resource Room

           Discussion Items

            c.   Groundbreaking ceremony for the track

          

 183    Moved by Marisa Root to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

          

Consent Agenda

*Approve the minutes of the March 27, 2007  Board Meeting

*Consider payment of bills including the late pays

           

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 82510 – 82619 ----------------------------------------------- $    102,775.52

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4062 – 4064 --------------------------------------------------             167.50

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 20771 – 20808 -------------------------------------------         32,187.70

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 6801 – 6864  ----------------------------------------          40,126.91

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2575 – 2576 -----------------------------------------           3,056.30

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 199 – 200 --------------------------------            1,461.21

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 339 – 340 -----------------------------------                611.01

 

Round Table

 

Key Club students Andy Novotny, Sara Perkins and Micah Christensen asked the Board for permission to travel out-of-state.

 

Sara Perkins and Micah Christensen requested permission for Destination Imagination to travel out-of-state.

 

Joe Stanbury, Kemper Funk, Jeri Jacobson, Norris Axthelm, Collin Hopkins, Shawn Griffin, Tom Nirider, Bill Reiter, Brant Nyberg, Keith Bauder, Bill Strannigan, Barb Hall, Dee Harrison, Kyle Blumenshine, JD Rottweiler and Cody Blumenshine addressed the Board regarding the proposed petition to request reclassification with the WHSAA.

 

Craig Beck reported that a preconstruction meeting with Hellas was held. They are ready to go.

 

Craig Beck said that he will meet with the SFC tomorrow as we move forward on the projects. We received great bids on the asphalt for the administration parking lot.

 

Larry Christensen asked about the expected use of the top soil and sod. Will patrons be allowed to purchase it?

 

Craig Beck replied that those items belong to Hellas Construction to dispose of as they wish.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Change Categories in the WHSAA Classification System

 

Marisa Root said that we are not planning to pull out or diminish our membership with WHSAA but are going to ask to petition to go from 5A to 4A in football and from 4A to 3A in all other sports.

 

 185      Moved by Marisa Root to notify the WHSAA that the Riverton High School intends to petition to reclassify itself from 5A to 4A in football and from 4A to 3A in all other sports. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion failed.

 

 186      Moved by Carl Manning to request a hearing with the WHSAA and set it up for their summer meeting and go in a group and petition for them to make some changes.  Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.                                                                                                                                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for the Ashgrove Elementary Door and Hardware Replacement to Overhead Doors Company

 

There was one bid for the Ashgrove Elementary Door and Hardware Replacement project. The actual bid amount is $56,526.

 

 187      Moved by Larry Christensen to award the bid for the Ashgrove Elementary door and hardware replacement to Overhead Door Company of Riverton in the amount of $56,526. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for the Middle School Drainage Correction to Jerry Bornhoft Construction

 

There were three bids for the Middle School Drainage Correction project. Ed Steele is recommending the Board award the bid to the low bidder, Jerry Bornhoft Construction.

 

 188      Moved by Carl Manning to award the bid for the Middle School Drainage Correction to Jerry Bornhoft Construction in the amount of $96,170. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for the Administration Building Drainage, Parking and Surfacing Project

 

There were two bids for the Administration Building Drainage, Parking and Surfacing project. Ed Steele is recommending the Board award the bid to the low bidder, 71 Construction. The whole parking lot will be paved.

 

 189      Moved by Carl Manning to award the bid for the Administration Building Drainage, Parking and Surfacing Project to 71 Construction in the amount of $209,971. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Amendment to the Contract with JGA for the Riverton H.S. Site Modification and New Track and Ground Source Well Field

 

JGA reduced the contract amount by $12,000 on the Riverton H.S. Site Modification and New Track and Ground Source Well Field.

 

 190      Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve Amendment Number Three with JGA for the Riverton H.S. Site Modification and New Track and Ground Source Well Field project. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for the Marching Band Uniforms to DeMoulin Brothers & Company for the Marching Band Uniforms

 

We received one bid for the marching band uniforms.

 

 191      Moved by Marisa Root to award the bids for the marching band uniforms to DeMoulin Brothers & Company in the amount of $58,441.70. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

           

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bid for a Copier for Jackson Elementary School to the Office Shop Inc.

           

Mike Collins recommended the Board award the bid for a copier for Jackson Elementary School to Office Shop Inc. in the amount of  $15,835. The old copier was destroyed by a leak in the air conditioning system. The cost of the copier is covered by our insurance. This was the best bid, not the lowest.

 

 192      Moved by Steve Cooper to award the bid for a copier to Office Shop Inc. in the amount of $15,835. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Calendar One for the 2007-2008 School Year

 

The votes for the calendar were as follows:

            Calendar 1         132

            Calendar 2          20

            Calendar 3           52                                           

            Calendar 4           14

Five inservice days will be added.

           

 193      Moved by Carl Manning to approve calendar one for the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Joyce Kennedy

 

We have received a letter of resignation from RMS Home Ec Teacher Joyce Kennedy. She is retiring at the end of the school year.

 

 194      Moved by Larry Christensen accept the resignation of Joyce Kennedy with regret.  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Keith Bauder as the Head Wrestling Coach

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Keith Bauder as the Head Wrestling Coach.

                     

 195      Moved by Nance Shelsta to accept the resignation of Keith Bauder as the Head Wrestling Coach with regret. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Offer a Contract to Chad Lemley as a Middle School Diving/Swimming Coach

 

Keith Bauder recommended that we hire Chad Lemley as a Middle School diving/swimming coach.

 

 196      Moved by Carl Manning to approve to offer a contract to Chad Lemley as a Middle School diving/swimming coach. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for the Destination Imagination Teams

 

The High School Destination Imagination Teams have advanced to Global Finals and are requesting permission to travel out-of-state to Knoxville, Tennessee. A list of their accomplishments for the year is attached.

 

 197    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the out-of-state travel for the High School Destination Imagination Team to Knoxville, Tennessee per policy. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for Key Club

 

Key Club requested permission to travel out-of-state to Orlando, Florida for Internationals. A list of their accomplishments for the year is attached.

 

 198    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the out-of-state travel for Key Club to Orlando, Florida per policy. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for the RHS Speech Team

 

RHS Speech Team requested permission to travel out-of-state to Wichita, Kansas for the National Forensics Tournament.

 

 199    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the out-of-state travel for the RHS Speech Team to Wichita, Kansas per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Changes to Policy 8153 “Student Use of Electronic Devices”

 

Dallas Myers requested that the policy be changed to reflect ALL MP3 players with communication capability. “I-Pod” only refers to an Apple version of an MP3 player.

 

 200      Moved by Carl Manning to approve the changes to Policy 8153 “Student Use of Electronic Devices” on first reading. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Award from the Fremont County School District No. 25 Rec Board in the Amount of $3,000

 

We have been notified that we have been awarded $3,000 from the Fremont County School District

No. 25 Rec Board for the operation of the Aquatic Center.

 

 201    Moved by Nance Shelsta to accept the award of $3,000 from the Rec Board for the Aquatic Center. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

 Information Items

           

The following information items were presented:

            a.     Note of commendation from Leeds Pickering

            b.     Robert Alexander, Pool Night Custodian, is resigning on June 30, 2007

            c.     Pre-Construction Conference Agenda for April 10, 2007

            d.     SFC Memo on Interest Based Strategies

            e.     Assessment task force memo from SDE

            f.      Kindergarten Pre-registration counts

            g.     Claire Manning has been hired as a Special Ed aide at RHS

            h.     Shannon LaVoie has been hired as an aide at Lincoln in the Behavior Resource Room

           

Discussion Item

 

The following discussion items were presented:

            a.     Date for Board training. The Board training date will be June 20th with June 21st as the alternate date.

            b.     Board Member to serve on SFC to develop criteria to rank projects. Bill Russell will serve on this committee.

            c.     Groundbreaking ceremony for the track. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new track on April 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the site.

           

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

April 10, 2007

          

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

          

 184    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.

 

 185    Motion to notify the WHSAA that the Riverton High School intends to petition to reclassify itself from 5A to 4A in football and from 4A to 3A in all other sports. Motion failed.

 

 186    Motion to request a hearing with the WHSAA and set it up for their summer meeting and go in a group and petition for them to make some changes. Motion carried.                                                                                    

 187    Motion to award the bid for the Ashgrove Elementary door and hardware replacement to Overhead Door Company of Riverton in the amount of $56,526. Motion carried.

 

 188    Motion to award the bid for the Middle School Drainage Correction to Jerry Bornhoft Construction in the amount of $96,170. Motion carried.

 

 189    Motion to award the bid for the Administration Building Drainage, Parking and Surfacing Project to 71 Construction in the amount of $209,971. Motion carried.

 

 190    Motion to approve Amendment Number Three with JGA for the Riverton H.S. Site Modification and New Track and Ground Source Well Field project. Motion carried.

 

 191    Motion to award the bids for the marching band uniforms to DeMoulin Brothers & Company in the amount of $58,441.70. Motion carried.

          

 192    Motion to award the bid for a copier to Office Shop Inc. in the amount of $15,835. Motion carried.

 

 193    Motion to approve calendar one for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried.

 

 194    Motion accept the resignation of Joyce Kennedy with regret. Motion carried.

 

 195    Motion to accept the resignation of Keith Bauder as the Head Wrestling Coach with regret. Motion carried.

 

 196    Motion to approve to offer a contract to Chad Lemley as a Middle School diving/swimming coach. Motion carried.

 

197     Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the High School Destination Imagination Team to Knoxville, Tennessee per policy. Motion carried.

 

198     Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for Key Club to Orlando, Florida per policy. Motion carried.

 

199     Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the RHS Speech Team to Wichita, Kansas per policy. Motion carried.

 

200     Motion to approve the changes to Policy 8153 “Student Use of Electronic Devices” on first reading. Motion carried.

 

201     Motion to accept the award of $3,000 from the Rec Board for the Aquatic Center. Motion carried.