FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

May 22, 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), Delene Berg, Nicki Berg, Keith Bauder and Diana Cooper.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on May 22, 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:

           Action Items

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of School Resource Officer William Thompson

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Sophomore Girls’ Basketball Coach

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Special Ed Diagnostician Jim Robinson

           j.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #2 with Hellas Construction

           k.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Early Graduation Request

           l.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Agreement with Pertech

           m.  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Revised 2007-2008 School Calendar with the Inservice Days Added

           n.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of David Lussenhop

           Information Items

           l.    RHS changes to the Course Description Book

           h.   End of Year Events

·         Graduation Sunday, May 27th at 1:30 in the High School Gymnasium

·         Employees of the Year Awards - May 31st at 2:30 in the

      Multipurpose Room at  RMS


 

·         All District Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 1st in the Multipurpose

       Room at RMS

           Discussion Item

           c.    Set a Work Session to discuss budget

 

221     Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

          

Consent Agenda

*Approve the minutes of the May 8, 2007 Board Meeting

*Consider payment of bills including the late pays

 

 222    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 82915 – 83042 ----------------------------------------------- $ 2,134,829.94

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4072 – 4074 --------------------------------------------------       106,121.13

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 20901 – 20952 -------------------------------------------       723,267.69

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 6971 – 7016   ----------------------------------------         38,845.76

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2580 --------------------------------------------------             159.60

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 214 ----------------------------------------           3,286.95

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 347 --------------------------------------------           3,286.95

 

Round Table

 

Nance Shelsta reported that she attended a session during the NSBA conference regarding a bill to soften the edges of the NCLB.

 

Marisa Root said that the Governor is supporting a statewide CAN organization.  CAN is growing statewide, they are receiving grants.

 

Craig Beck said that graduation will be held on May 27th at 1:30.

 

Craig Beck presented a certificate of appreciation to Carl Manning for his work as an advocacy liaison.

 

Craig Beck will be participating in a meeting via telephone with Senator Enzi regarding NCLB.

 

Jim Crouch said that the Riverton Ministerial Association will provide a baccalaureate service for the graduation on Saturday at 6:30 in the RHS gym.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Ratify the Phone Polling to Approve to Enter Into an Agreement with Pepsi to Put Markings in the Field at the Track/Field/Site Complex  

                   

Keith Bauder and Craig Beck met with Pepsi representatives. They would like to put Pepsi markings on the field at the track/field/site complex but do not wish for it to be named the Pepsi Field.

 

 223      Moved by Jim Crouch to ratify the phone polling to approve to enter into an agreement with Pepsi to put markings in the field at the track/field/site complex.  Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #1 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. 

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order #1 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $24,261. This change order will allow for trenches to be dug to add a fiber optics line from the Administration Building to Rendezvous School.

 

 224      Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order #1 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $24,261. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.                                                                                 

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

 

We have received letters of resignation from the following staff members:

            Robert Marrington                  Rendezvous Fourth Grade Teacher

            Mary Ann Flom                      Jackson Speech Pathologist

            Carolyn Harris                       Rendezvous Physical Education

            Tom Clark                             RHS Automotive Teacher and Head Soccer

                                                        Coach

 

 225      Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignations of Robert Marrington, Mary Ann Flom, Carolyn Harris and Tom Clark with regret. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

                   

Consider an Administrative Recommendation for a New Position for a Half-Time Secretary in the Guidance Department of RHS

 

The volume of work is increasing significantly for our registrar.  A part-time secretary would make this manageable.  Part of what drives this is student data that has to be pulled together for Hathaway and also the Scholars Program at the University of Wyoming.  We do receive funding through the grant we have with the University for the Scholars program to help cover this cost.  We are looking at combining this with another position we currently have.

 

 226      Moved by Marisa Root to create the position of half-time secretary for the guidance department at RHS. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the School-Based Service-Learning Mini-Grant Award  

 

 227      Moved by Carl Manning to accept the School-Based Service-Learning Mini-Grant from the SDE in the amount of $2,200. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 2235 “Corporate Sponsorship of Activities” on First Reading

 

This policy was adopted as an emergency policy and now needs to be adopted in the usual manner.

 

 228      Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Policy 2235 “Corporate Sponsorship of Activities” on first reading. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of School Resource Officer William Thompson

 

A letter of resignation was received from School Resource Officer William Thompson.

 

 229    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of William Thompson with regret. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Sophomore Girls’ Basketball Coach

 

A letter of resignation was received from Terrayne Fleak from her Sophomore Girls’ Basketball coach.

 

 230    Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignation of Terrayne Fleak from her basketball coaching position with regret. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Special Ed Diagnostician Jim Robinson

 

A letter of resignation was received from Special Ed Diagnostician Jim Robinson.

 

 231    Moved by Nance Shelsta to accept the resignation of Jim Robinson with regret. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order #2 with Hellas Construction

 

We have received the change order from Hellas Construction to add the e-layer and the color logos.

 

 232    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Change Order #2 with Hellas Construction in the amount of $190,301.82. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Early Graduation Request

 

JoAnne Flanagan is recommending that the Board approve an early graduation request for Clarissa Rohn.

 

 233    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the early graduation request for Clarissa Rohn. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Agreement with Pertech

 

Keith Bauder and Joel Vincent worked with Pertech to develop an agreement for our patrons to be allowed to park in their parking lot for graduation.

 

 234    Moved by Larry Christensen to enter into an agreement with Pertech to allow parking in their lot during graduation. Seconded by Jim Crouch.

 

           Motion amended by Larry Christensen to include the address of 860 College View. Amended motion seconded by Jim Crouch.

 

           Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Revised 2007-2008 School Calendar with the Inservice Days Added

 

The administrators have selected the days that will work best for their staff development days.

 

 235    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the revised 2007-2008 school calendar. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of David Lussenhop

 

 236      Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of David Lussenhop. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

 Information Items

           

The following information items were presented:

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

            b.     Homestudy Statistics from Allan Maybee

            c.     Report on compliance with the Nutrition and Activity Policy

            d.     Notes of appreciation for the Teacher Appreciation awards

            e.     Letter regarding naming of track/field/site complex 

            f.      Updated 2007-2008 calendar

            g.     Memo regarding High School Math Offerings

            h.     Donation from Nancy Alley to Lincoln. Nancy was selected as the Walmart Teacher of the Year  

            i.      Donation from Wells Fargo Bank to Student Activity Account

            j.      Donation from Teton Orthapedics to Lincoln

            k.     Capella Morris has been awarded the WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award

             l.     RHS changes to the Course Description Book (attachment pages 10 - 17)

            h.     End of Year Events

·         Graduation Sunday, May 27th at 1:30 in the High School Gymnasium

·         Employees of the Year Awards and Retirement Awards - May 31st at 2:30 in the

      Multipurpose Room at  RMS

·         All District Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 1st in the Multipurpose

       Room at RMS

 

Discussion Items

           

The following discussion items were presented:

            a.     Proposed Restructuring of RAC Operations, Policy and Procedures

            b.     Unsafe School Choice Option

             c.     A Work Session was set for June 7th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss budget

 

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

May 22, 2007

 

 

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

          

222     Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.

 

 223    Motion to ratify the phone polling to approve to enter into an agreement with Pepsi to put markings in the field at the track/field/site complex.   Motion carried.

 

 224    Motion to approve Change Order #1 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $24,261. Motion carried.  

 

 225    Motion to accept the resignations of Robert Marrington, Mary Ann Flom, Carolyn Harris and Tom Clark with regret. Motion carried.

              

 226    Motion to create the position of half-time secretary for the guidance department at RHS. Motion carried.

 

 227    Motion to accept the School-Based Service-Learning Mini-Grant from the SDE in the amount of $2,200. Motion carried.

 

 228    Motion to approve Policy 2235 “Corporate Sponsorship of Activities” on first reading. Motion carried.

 

 229    Motion to accept the resignation of William Thompson with regret. Motion carried.

 

 230    Motion to accept the resignation of Terrayne Fleak from her basketball coaching position with regret. Motion carried.

 

 231    Motion to accept the resignation of Jim Robinson with regret. Motion carried.

 

 232    Motion to approve Change Order #2 with Hellas Construction in the amount of $190,301.82. Motion carried.

 

 233    Motion to approve the early graduation request for Clarissa Rohn. Motion carried.

 

234     Motion to enter into an agreement with Pertech to allow parking in their lot during graduation.

 

           Motion amended to include the address of 860 College View.

 

           Motion carried.

 

 235    Motion to approve the revised 2007-2008 school calendar. Motion carried.

 

 236    Motion to accept the resignation of David Lussenhop. Motion carried.