FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

June 12, 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, absent

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, absent                                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, Sergio Maldonado, Sr., Chuck Rodgers, Alleta Baltes, Tom Hernandez, Barbette Hernandez, Sergeant Atencio, David Maulik, Marta Poff,  and Diana Cooper.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on June 12, 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:

                                                                                                                     

           Round Table

           Alleta Baltes – Indian Education Formula Grant

           Action Items

           m.  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Gayle Krause

           n.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Head 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

           o.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to LeAnn Cozzens NeVille

           Information Items

            s.   Brenda Skipper is not resigning, she is replacing Bud Hill

 

237     Moved by Jim Crouch to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Carl Manning.

 

           Nance Shelsta requested that a discussion on the soccer field be added to the agenda.


 

           Amended motion made by Jim Crouch to include a discussion on the soccer field. Seconded by Carl Manning.

 

           Amended motion carried.

          

Consent Agenda

            *Approve the minutes of the May 22, 2007 Board Meeting

*Consider payment of bills including the late pays

*Approve Policy 2235 “Corporate Sponsorship of Activities” on Second Reading

 

 238    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 83043 – 83176 ----------------------------------------------- $ 2,524,468.59

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4071 – 4079 --------------------------------------------------       130,618.73

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 20953 – 21010 -------------------------------------------       942,906.76

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7017 – 7076   ----------------------------------------         23,417.80

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2582 - 2584 ------------------------------------------       314,240.77

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 215 – 222----------------------------------       582,595.80

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 348 ---------------------------------------------             242.00

 

Round Table

 

Sergio Maldonado commended the Board on the wonderful graduation and the inclusion of a native drummer into the ceremony and also on their efforts on behalf of the Native American students.

 

Destination Imaginations students David Maulik (filling in for his mother, Jerri Maulik) and Sara Perkins thanked the Board for their very successful trip to Knoxville.

 

Sergeant Atencio, teacher of the Military Science Program, students Caleb Blakeman and Thor Sowards, and Mr. Sowards updated the Board on the program.

 

Charles Rodgers addressed the Board regarding his concern of the size of the new soccer field.

 

Alleta Baltes and Tom Hernandez reported on the progress of the Title VII Indian Education Formula grant.

 

Nance Shelsta stated her appreciation for Carolyn Tyler for her wonderful pictures of the awards ceremony.

 

Marisa Root went to Cody with the CAN students. CAN will be presenting at the WSBA convention this year.

 

Carl Manning reported that the BOCES approved their budget for next year.

 

Bill Russell reported that a regular meeting of the District No. 25 Rec Board was held.

 

Mike Collins said that the pump at the pool is now working and we are not losing water anymore.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Amendment #4 to the JGA Contract for the RHS Site Modifications

 

 239      Moved by Marisa Root to approve Amendment #4 to the JGA Contract for the RHS Site Modifications for an increase in the amount of $30,000. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Award the Bid for the Fiber Optics Installation Project to ISC

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board award the bid to ISC for fiber optic cable to connect Central Office with Rendezvous, Jackson, the Alternative School, RMS, RHS and the Career Center.

 

 240      Moved by Nance Shelsta to recommend the Board award the bid to ISC for fiber optic cable in the amount of $106,160.27. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

             

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

 

We have received letters of resignation from the following coaches:

            Travis Draper                             8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach and Freshman Football Coach

            Tami Meredith                           RMS Volleyball and Track Coach

 

 241      Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignations of Travis Draper and Tami Meredith with regret. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts

 

Mary Jo Chouinard recommended that the Board offer contracts to the following teachers:

                    Brandi Johnson                   Rendezvous Fifth Grade

                    Misti Motisi                         Rendezvous Fourth Grade                                            

 

 242      Moved by Nance Shelsta to offer a contract to Brandi Johnson as a Rendezvous Fifth Grade Teacher and to Misti Motisi as a Rendezvous Fourth Grade Teacher. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation for a New Position for an Additional Custodian at RHS

 

With the large volume of after-school activities at the high school, many of our custodians are accruing large amounts of overtime each month. It appears that hiring an additional custodian will be cost effective and also reduce the work strain on our present custodians.

 

 243      Moved by Carl Manning to approve an additional custodian position at RHS. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 1815  “Unsafe School Choice Option”

 

 244      Moved by Carl Manning to acknowledge policy 1815 “Unsafe School Choice Option” on first reading.

 

            Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Joel Vincent recommended that the Board adopt the policy on first reading and then review it, if they are still unhappy with it an addendum can be attached.

 

 245      Moved by Jim Crouch to adopt on first reading with a footnote that the Board does not agree with this policy in general principal or the language of the policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.  Opposed by Carl Manning and Bill Russell.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Seek Approval to Apply for a Title II-A Teacher-Leader Quality Partnership Grant  

 

The administration would like to apply for a Title II-A Teacher-Leader Quality Partnership Grant in the amount of $340,351.

 

246       Moved by Carl Manning to approve for the administration to apply for a Title II-A Teacher-Leader Quality Partnership Grant.  Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Changes to the RHS Course Description Book

                   

JoAnne Flanagan requested that the Board approve the changes to the RHS Course Description Book as presented.

 

 247      Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the changes to the RHS Course Description Book. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Early Graduation

 

JoAnne Flanagan recommended that the Board approve the early graduation request for Heather Clarke.

 

 248      Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the early graduation request for Heather Clarke. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

             

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Acknowledge Home Schooling Requests

 

Kim McKinnon requested that the Board acknowledge the home schooling requests as submitted.

 

 249      Moved by Nance Shelsta to acknowledge the home schooling requests as presented. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Summer Schedule of Events

 

Keith Bauder has prepared the attached summer schedule of events. For insurance purposes, the Board needs to approve the activities.                                                                                                                               

 250      Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the summer activities as submitted by Keith Bauder. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Declare Items as Surplus

 

 251      Moved by Nance Shelsta to declare the items as listed as surplus. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Gayle Krause

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Rendezvous Fourth Grade Teacher Gayle Krause.

 

 252    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Gayle Krause with regret. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Head 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Mary Burns from her Head 7th Grade Volleyball coaching position.

 

 253    Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Mary Burns from her Head 7th Grade Volleyball coaching position with regret. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to LeAnn Cozzens NeVille

 

Mary Jo Chouinard recommended that the Board offer a contract to LeAnn Cozzens NeVille for the fourth grade teaching position at Rendezvous. This is the position vacated by Gayle Krause.

 

 254    Moved by Nance Shelsta to offer a contract to LeAnn Cozzens NeVille as a fourth grade teacher. 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.     The WHSAA Directors will hold their fall meeting September 25-26, 2007. Our appointment is at 1:00 p.m. on the 25th.

            c.     2008 Graduation will be held on May 25th at 1:30

            d.     Calls of appreciation for the breakfast were received from Janis Bradley and Loren Zingarelli

            e.     Card of appreciation from Joyce Kennedy for her retirement award

            f.      Card of appreciation from Jackson ELR Room for the T-shirts

            g.     We have been approved for the Indian Education Formula Grant Program

            h.     Donation from First Interstate Bank and First Interstate Foundation of a 16 Foot Roadrunner enclosed trailer 

            i.      Codie Pollard will be transferred from Jackson Reading Intervention Teacher to Jackson Second Grade Teacher

            j.      Judy Cornia will be transferred from Jackson Second Grade to a Reading First Coaching position at Jackson School

            k.     Bob LeMasters will be transferred from RHS Physical Education Teacher to Rendezvous Physical Education Teacher

            l.      Lincoln custodian Tommy House will be resigning effective December 31, 2007

            m.    RMS Secretary Darla Hunter is resigning

            n.     Custodians Bud Hill and Brenda Skipper have resigned

            o.     Study regarding brain growth

            p.     Superintendent evaluation form – 4 is the best, 1 is the lowest. Bring the evaluation back to the next meeting.

            q.     Board self-evaluation – develop form

            r.     2007-2008 Proposed Budget

            s.      Brenda Skipper is not resigning, she is replacing Bud Hill

 

 Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

            a.     SRO 

            b.     Soccer Field – Keith Bauder will work with the architects and the contractors to secure that the soccer field is the largest size it can be and still fit in the track complex.

 

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

June 12, 2007

 

237       Motion to adopt the agenda with the changes.

 

            Nance Shelsta requested that a discussion on the soccer field be added to the agenda.

 

            Amended motion to include a discussion on the soccer field.

 

            Amended motion carried.

 

 238      Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.

 

 239      Motion to approve Amendment #4 to the JGA Contract for the RHS Site Modifications for an increase in the amount of $30,000. Motion carried.

 

 240      Motion to recommend the Board award the bid to ISC for fiber optic cable in the amount of $106,160.27. Motion carried.

             

 241      Motion to accept the resignations of Travis Draper and Tami Meredith with regret. Motion carried.

 

 242      Motion to offer a contract to Brandi Johnson as a Rendezvous Fifth Grade Teacher and to Misti Motisi as a Rendezvous Fourth Grade Teacher. Motion carried.

 

 243      Motion to approve an additional custodian position at RHS. Motion carried.

 

 244      Motion to acknowledge policy 1815 “Unsafe School Choice Option” on first reading.

 

            Motion died for lack of a second.

 

245       Motion to adopt on first reading with a footnote that the Board does not agree with this policy in general principal or the language of the policy. Motion carried.

 

246       Motion to approve for the administration to apply for a Title II-A Teacher-Leader Quality Partnership Grant.   Motion carried.

 

 247      Motion to approve the changes to the RHS Course Description Book. Motion carried.

 

 248      Motion to approve the early graduation request for Heather Clarke. Motion carried.

             

 249      Motion to acknowledge the home schooling requests as presented. Motion carried.

 

 250      Motion to approve the summer activities as submitted by Keith Bauder. Motion carried.

 

 251      Motion to declare the items as listed as surplus. Motion carried.

 

 252      Motion to accept the resignation of Gayle Krause with regret. Motion carried.

 

 253      Motion to accept the resignation of Mary Burns from her Head 7th Grade Volleyball coaching position with regret. Motion carried.

 

 254      Motion to offer a contract to LeAnn Cozzens NeVille as a fourth grade teacher. Motion carried.