FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 24, 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 were Carolyn Tyler (Riverton Ranger), Keith Bauder, Carolyn Conner, Myron Peabody, Mike Kouris and Merle Lester.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on April 24, 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 to the Board agenda:                                                                           

          

 202    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

          

Consent Agenda

*Approve the minutes of the April 10, 2007 Board Meeting

*Consider payment of bills including the late pays

*Approve the changes to Policy 8153 “Student Use of Electronic Devices” on second   reading

           

  203   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 82620 – 82788 ----------------------------------------------- $ 3,148,828.54

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4066 – 4068 --------------------------------------------------        91,207.89

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 20809 – 20847 -------------------------------------------     3,731,339.41

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 6868 – 6917  ----------------------------------------          24,978.66

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2577 – 2578 -----------------------------------------        313,771.47

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 201 ----------------------------------------              775.00

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 341 --------------------------------------------              357.72

 

Round Table

 

Carolyn Conner gave the Board an update on the NWBOCES Center in Thermop.

 

Nance Shelsta reported that she attended the NSBA Conference in San Francisco. She focused on sessions regarding school governance and staff excellence and recognition.

 

Carl Manning also attended the NSBA Conference, he said it was very beneficial and renewing. A  PowerPoint presentation on globalization and technology was viewed.

 

Craig Beck reported that he is concerned about keeping up with technology as it relates to changes in the way we teach.

 

Craig Beck is excited about the groundbreaking. It is exiting to see the many years of planning paying off.

 

Bill Russell also attended the NSBA Conference mainly focusing on parliamentary procedure and how boards operation. He found the technology booths very informative. He thanked the Board for the opportunity to attend the conference.

 

Bill Russell is also enthused about the track and the construction that is happening.

 

Craig Beck stated that he has received a copy of the radio interview with Ron Laird. Ron did not discuss the subject of the size of the student population but did discuss the travel distance issue.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Confirm the Administrative Action for a Budget Transfer from the Current Budget for the RHS Site Work

                   

Mike Collins requested that the Board transfer the funds of approximately $1.46 million from various categories into the “other uses” program.                                                                                                                       

 

 204      Moved by Marisa Root to confirm the administrative action for a budget transfer for the RHS site work. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Contract with Johnson Controls

 

The contract with Johnson Controls for next year will be in the amount of $5,808, last year it was just higher than $33,000. The difference is due to the hiring of our own HVAC service man.

 

 205      Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the contract with Johnson Controls. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Grant Award for Reading First 

                   

 206      Moved by Nance Shelsta to accept the grant award for Reading First from the SDE in the amount of $161,065.40. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Grant from the Wyoming Arts Council

 

We have received notification that Rendezvous Elementary School has been awarded a $200 grant from the Wyoming Arts Council to partially fund a musical assembly.

           

 207      Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the grant award of $200 from the Wyoming Arts Council. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Linda Woodward

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Jackson Reading Coach Linda Woodward. She is retiring at the end of the school year.

 

 208      Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Linda Woodward with regret. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation for a New Position for a Math Teacher at RHS

 

 209      Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve a new position for a Math Teacher at RHS. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

 Information Items

           

The following information items were presented:

            a.     WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award for Lauren Roberts

            b.     WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award for Jose Arellano

            c.     The Board training will be June 20th at 6:00 p.m.

            d.     Ashgrove Secretary Carlon Baker is resigning June 8, 2007

            e.     Kelli Dahn has resigned from her half-time academic coaching position

            f.      Reading First Achievement Data from the U.S. Dept. of Education

            g.     Riverton High School Track and Field timeline

           

Executive Session – Student Discipline (2)

 

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

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:56 p.m. and reconvened at 8:59 p.m.

 

 211    Moved by Carl Manning to expel student 04242007 – 183080482 for the remainder of the spring semester 2006-2007 and the first semester of 2007-2008. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

April 24, 2007

 

 

 202      Motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

           

 203      Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.

 

 204      Motion to confirm the administrative action for a budget transfer for the RHS site work. Motion carried.

 

 205      Motion to approve the contract with Johnson Controls. Motion carried.

 

 206      Motion to accept the grant award for Reading First from the SDE in the amount of $161, 065.40. Motion carried.

           

 207      Motion to accept the grant award of $200 from the Wyoming Arts Council. Motion carried.

 

 208      Motion to accept the resignation of Linda Woodward with regret. Motion carried.

 

 209      Motion to approve a new position for a Math Teacher at RHS. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 211      Motion to expel student 04242007 – 183080482 for the remainder of the spring semester 2006-2007 and the first semester of 2007-2008. Motion carried.