FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 28, 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, absent                                       Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present         

                                                                                

Also present were Carolyn Tyler (Riverton Ranger), JoAnne Flanagan and Keith Bauder.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2007 by Chair Bill Russell. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

There was a closed executive session at 6:30 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:

           Late pays.

           Consent Agenda

           *Approve the addition of the Bond Resolution as read by Carl Manning to the Minutes of the August 14, 2007 Board meeting as follows:

 

           “Shall the Board of Trustees of Fremont County School District No. 25, State of Wyoming, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds of the District in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,750,000 for the purpose of providing improvements to the new high school activities complex and otherwise acquiring or improving land, acquiring or erecting buildings, enlarging, improving, remodeling, repairing, maintaining or adding to buildings, equipping and furnishing buildings, or any combination of the above,: with not less than three percent (3%) of bond proceeds to be used for the creation of reserves or sinking funds for the maintenance and repair of any building or facilities or any building or facility features in excess of state building and facility adequacy standards which are to be constructed or otherwise acquired through the bond issue; said bonds to mature within 13 years of their respective dates, and bearing a maximum rate or rates of interest not to exceed 6% per annum?”

 

           and

 

           “A resolution submitting to the qualified registered electors of Fremont County School District No. 25, State of Wyoming, at a special bond election to be held in the District on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, the question of authorizing the District to issue general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $2,750,000.”

           Action Items

           Addition to Item c

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

           e.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant 

           f.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Title 1-A Funds

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 4 with 71 Construction Co., Inc.

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract o Leslie Myers

           Information Items

           i.    Donation of assorted school supplies to Jackson School from the United Methodist Church

           j.    Brian Shultz has resigned from his freshman boys’ basketball coaching position. 

           k.    Carol Leister has been hired as an aide at RHS

           l.    Shaundie Gopp has been hired as an aide at RHS

           m.  Half-time Student Support Center worker has been added to Cathy Fisher’s contract.

           Add Potential Litigation to the Executive Session

          

 306    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the August 14, 2007 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

          

 307    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 83552 – 83707 ----------------------------------------------- $    617,846.45

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4087 ------------------------------------------------------------             74.36

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21143 – 21169 -------------------------------------------       230,420.70

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7139 – 7180 ------------------------------------------        11,748.73

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2593 – 2597 ------------------------------------------      350,839.85

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 248 – 256 ---------------------------------        186,262.45

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 357 ---------------------------------------------          9,913.03

 

Round Table

 

Keith Bauder reported that the football, volleyball and tennis programs all got off to good starts.

 

Keith Bauder introduced Amanda King as an exceptional speech contestant. She recently earned 10th place out of 800 contestants in a national contest.

 

Amanda King thanked the Board for their support.

 

Marisa Root congratulated Annette Thornton on the success of the speech team.

 

Jim Crouch reported that the NWBOCES is taking steps to try to get payment from the State for the students earlier instead of after the fact.

 

Craig Beck reported that school got off to a very smooth start.

 

Craig Beck reported that due to Chapter 8 of the Rules and Regs for the SDE there is some controversy with the ADM formula. There will be a hearing on September 12.

 

Craig Beck said that we are working with the SDE regarding certification and highly qualified.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 1 with Bornhoft Construction

 

During the RMS Drainage Correction construction, the scope of the project was changed resulting in this change order in the amount of $8,687.50.

 

 308    Moved by Nance Shelsta to ratify Change Order No. 1 with Bornhoft Construction for the RMS Drainage Correction. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Change an Employee Category

 

Craig Beck recommended that Cheryl Ogg’s title be changed from Personnel Secretary to Personnel Manager and that she be placed on an exempt employee contract at a salary of $52,763.50. 

                 

 309    Moved by Marisa Root to approve that Cheryl Ogg’s title be changed to Personnel Manager and that her salary be set at approximately $52,763.50. 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

 

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

                                Adrian McNamee                  Tenth Grade Girls’ Basketball

                                Jeff Motisi                            Ninth Grade Girls’ Basketball

                                Tawn Gopp                          Skills USA Sponsor

 

 310    Moved by Jim Crouch 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 Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Jackson and RHS Handbooks

                

Owen Lampert and JoAnne Flanagan are requesting approval of their handbooks for the 2007-2008 school year. JoAnne reports that the only major change in the RHS handbook is the late work policy.  Owen reports only minor changes.

 

 311    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the Jackson and RHS handbooks. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

            

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant 

 

Kim McKinnon requested the Board accept the Wyoming Department of Education grant award for the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant in the amount of $340,351.00.

 

 312    Moved by Nance Shelsta to accept the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant award in the amount of $340,351. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Title 1-A Funds

 

 313    Moved by Marisa Root to accept the Title 1-A Funds in the amount of $24,933. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 4 with 71 Construction Co., Inc.

 

Change Order No. 4 with 71 Construction is in the amount of $1,500 and was for the additional sidewalk to the Tonkin Activity Center and for grass grading.

 

 314    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve Change Order No. 4 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $1,500. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract o Leslie Myers

 

Mary Jo Chouinard recommended that the Board offer a contract to Leslie Myers as a teacher in the Behavior Resource Room at Rendezvous.

 

 315    Moved by Marisa Root to offer a contract to Leslie Myers as a Behavior Resource Room Teacher. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

          

The following information items were presented:

           a.   Lincoln Groundbreaking September 8th at 3:00 p.m.

           b.   Brian Schultz resigned from Ninth Grade Boys’ Basketball

           c.    Travis McIntosh resigned from Head Boys’ and Girls’ Track

           d.   Sheryl Davis has been hired as the District Relief Custodian

           e.   Jean Eichler donated school supplies

           f.    Letter of Appreciation from the Central District Association for Gay Hughes

           g.   Board Work Session – August 27th at 7:00 p.m. – Bond Issue

           h.   Rebecca Biltoft has been hired as a Title I Aide at Rendezvous                                      

           i.    Donation of assorted school supplies to Jackson School from the United Methodist Church

           j.    Brian Shultz has resigned from his freshman boys’ basketball coaching position. 

           k.    Carol Leister has been hired as an aide at RHS

           l.    Shaundie Gopp has been hired as an aide at RHS

           m.  Half-time Student Support Center worker has been added to Cathy Fisher’s contract.

 

Executive Session – Personnel, Student Discipline and Potential Litigation

 

 316    Moved by Nance Shelsta to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed to an executive session at 7:35 p.m. and reconvened at 8:02 p.m.

 

 317    Moved by Carl Manning that student number 031307 - 183002259 was on an expulsion and the expulsion was suspended and the student will be allowed back in school. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

 

 

 

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Bill Russell, Chair                                                         Jim Crouch, Clerk

 


 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

August 28, 2007

 

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

 

 307    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.

 

 308    Motion to ratify Change Order No. 1 with Bornhoft Construction for the RMS Drainage Correction. Motion carried.

 

 309    Motion to approve that Cheryl Ogg’s title be changed to Personnel Manager and that her salary be set at approximately $52,763.50. Motion carried.

            

 310    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.

 

 311    Motion to approve the Jackson and RHS handbooks. Motion carried.

            

 312    Motion to accept the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant award in the amount of $340,351. Motion carried.

 

 313    Motion to accept the Title 1-A Funds in the amount of $24,933. Motion carried.

 

 314    Motion to approve Change Order No. 4 with 71 Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $1,500. Motion carried.

 

 315    Motion to offer a contract to Leslie Myers as a Behavior Resource Room Teacher. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 317    Motion that student number 031307 - 183002259 was on an expulsion and the expulsion was suspended and the student will be allowed back in school. Motion carried.