FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 14, 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, absent

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, present                               Assistant Superintendent Kim McKinnon, present

Joel Vincent, Attorney, present                                     Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, absent          

                                                                                

Also present were Carolyn Tyler (Riverton Ranger), Colleen Nelson and Keith Bauder.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 14, 2007 by Chair Bill Russell. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

There was a closed executive session at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent’s evaluation.

 

Roll Call

 

Carl Manning 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:

           Tim Bell was deleted from Action Item C

          

295     Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the July 18, 2007 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

           * Approve the Changes to Policies 5435 and 5780 “Immediate Family Illness Leave” on second reading

        * Approve Policy 1815 “Unsafe School Choice Option” on second reading – Craig Beck said that this was a motion that was previously presented and defeated but to object is fruitless since it is federally mandated.

           * Ratify Change Order No. 5 with Hellas Construction approved by the Board during the July 24th Board

              work session

 

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 83353 – 83551 ----------------------------------------------- $    519,652.92

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4085, 4098 – 4101 ------------------------------------------           4,827.42

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21100 – 21142 -------------------------------------------         36,440.20

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7108 – 7138 ------------------------------------------        14,439.31

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2589 – 2592 ------------------------------------------      327,971.66

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 240 – 247 ---------------------------------        551,541.04

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 354 – 356 -------------------------------------       202,651.35

 

Round Table

 

Colleen Nelson reported that most of the work is on target. The High School will be nip and tuck.

 

Keith Bauder said that he has an alternative plan for hosting the upcoming McDonald’s volleyball tournament.

 

Carl Manning is scheduled to meet with Senator Barrasso at the new Job Corps site on Thursday.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Ratify the Agreement to Hire Mel Muldrow as the Construction Project Representative

 

 297    Moved by Marisa Root to ratify the agreement to hire Mel Muldrow as the Construction Project Representative. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Amendment No. 2 with JGA

 

This is a restructure of time only. The change is when the money is used. It is not an increase in cost and, in fact, may be a $60,000 decrease in cost.

 

 298    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Amendment No. 2 with JGA on the RHS Renovations and Additions project. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts

 

The administrators are recommending that the following be offered contracts:

                   Mary Ann Flom                  Speech Therapist (four-fifths)

                  Amanda Harding               Ashgrove First Grade

                  Kimberly Arntzen               Jackson Reading Intervention

                  Chelsy Cottenoir                Lincoln Second Grade

                  Karla Gantenbien               RMS Half-time Home Economics

                  Jill Ferris                          Social Worker

                  Tom Werth                       RHS Special Ed IDEAL Aide

                  

 299    Moved by Marisa Root to offer contracts as listed above. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried. Bill Russell abstained from voting.

          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Amy Ellison

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Amy Ellison effective immediately.

 

 300    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the resignation of Amy Ellison with regret. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Sherrie Byers

 

A letter of resignation was received from Sherrie Byers.

 

 301    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Sherrie Byers with regret. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Activity Assignments for the High School and the Middle School for the 2007-2008 School Year

 

Attached are the activity assignments for the High School and the Middle School for the 2007-2008 school year. Keith Bauder is recommending the Board approve the following assignments for next year:

                                Casey Parry                         Asst. Freshman Football Coach

                                Tawn Gopp                          Asst. Cross Country Coach

                                Kristy Lamb                          Head and Asst. Tennis Coach

                                Terryane Fleak                     Head 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

                                Mark Perkins                        Asst. MS Wrestling Coach

                                Jeff Motisi                            Asst. Freshman Football Coach

                                Lance Gard                          Asst. Fall Golf Coach

                                Lance Gard                          Asst. Spring Golf Coach

                                Mike Carroll                         Asst. Track Coach

                                Erly Cornejo                         Head Boys’ Soccer Coach

                                Mary Lea Wolf                      Asst. Tennis Coach

                                Mary Lea Wolf                      Asst. Tennis Coach

                                Linda Brown                         Dance Team Coach

                                Madyson Drieling                  Asst. Dance Team Coach

                                Flo Webb                             Asst. 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

                                Randy Tucker                       Asst. 8th Grade Football Coach

                                Jay Galey                             Asst. 7th Grade Football Coach

 

 302    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the activity assignments for the High School and the Middle School for the 2007-2008 school year and offer contracts as listed above. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Transportation Routes for the 2007-2008 School Year

 

Barry Capellen requested that the Board approve the transportation routes for the 2007-2008 school year. There were only minor changes with the exception of the route times due to the release time of seventeen minutes later at the high school. 

 

 303    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the transportation routes for the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Ashgrove and Rendezvous Handbooks

                

Alleta Baltes and Mary Jo Choiunard reported that there were only minor changes in their handbooks for this year. The biggest change in the Ashgrove handbook involves the starting and ending time of the school day and cell phone usage.

 

 304    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the Ashgrove and Rendezvous handbooks. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

          

The following information items were presented:

           a.   Note of appreciation from Pat Hardt for salary increase

           b.   Note of appreciation from Central Office staff for the new parking lot

           c.    Annual extension of contract with Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.

           d.   Denise Short has been hired as an Behavior Resource Room Aide at RMS

           e.   Patricia Robbins has been hired as a Read 180 Aide at RMS

           f.    Celeste Spoonhunter has been hired as the Title VII Student Support Worker at RMS

           g.   Krystal Eckley has been transferred to the CAN Coordinator position at RHS

           h.   Judy Kinney has been transferred to a second grade teaching position at Ashgrove

           i.    Nicole Schoening has been transferred to a case manager position at Jackson

           j.    LeeAnn Black, RMS Crossing Guard, has resigned

           k.    Kathy Rodgers Decker has resigned from her aide position at Lincoln

           l.    Paul Hughes has resigned from his 8th grade assistant football, 9th grade girls’ basketball and high school assistant track coaching positions.

                                                                                                                                             

 Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:

           a.   Bond Issue  

 

 305    Moved by Carl Manning to have a special election for general obligation bonds on November 6. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

           b.   There will be a Ground Breaking ceremony at Lincoln on Saturday, August 8th at 3:00 p.m.

 

Executive Session – Personnel and Potential Litigation

 

 The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:49 p.m.  and reconvened at 8:22 p.m. No action was taken from the executive session.

           

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

August 14, 2007

 

 

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

          

 296    Motion to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

 

 297    Motion to ratify the agreement to hire Mel Muldrow as the Construction Project Representative. Motion carried.

 

 298    Motion to approve Amendment No. 2 with JGA on the RHS Renovations and Additions project. Motion carried.

                  

 299    Motion to offer contracts as listed above. Motion carried.

 

 300    Motion to approve the resignation of Amy Ellison with regret. Motion carried.

 

 301    Motion to accept the resignation of Sherrie Byers with regret. Motion carried.

 

 302    Motion to approve the activity assignments for the High School and the Middle School for the 2007-2008 school year and offer contracts as listed above. Motion carried.

 

 303    Motion to approve the transportation routes for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried.

 

 304    Motion to approve the Ashgrove and Rendezvous handbooks. Motion carried.

 

305     Motion to have a special election for general obligation bonds on November 6. Motion carried.