FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

Carl Manning, Chair, present                                        Marisa Root, Member, present

Larry Christensen, Vice Chair, present                           Bill Russell, Member, absent

Jim Crouch, Clerk, present                                           Steve Cooper, Member, present

Nance Shelsta, Treasurer, absent

 

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: Carolyn Tyler, Tawn Gopp, Dennis Powers, Keith Bauder and Jerry Marburger.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 22, 2008 by Chair Carl Manning. 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

           Tawn Gopp – Indoor Track Team

           Action Item

           Correction to Action Item f.                                                                                           

           Keith Bauder is requesting permission for the Indoor Track Team not the wrestlers to go to the Simplot Games in Idaho.

           k.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Purchase of Two Blue Bird Buses

 

131     Moved by Bill Russell to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the January 8, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

      * Ratify phone polling of the Board on January 10, 2008 regarding the modification of the   expulsion for student # 01082008 – 183001409

           * Approve revised Pool Operator Job Description (minor changes in duties)

 

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 85011 - 85175 ----------------------------------------------- $ 2,114,824.99

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4113 – 4117 --------------------------------------------------       22,881.25

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21558 – 21617 -------------------------------------------       294,493.50

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7699 - 7784 ------------------------------------------         40,712.30

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 314 - 319 ---------------------------------          67,097.92

 

Round Table

 

Tawn Gopp, Indoor Track Coach, requested permission for the indoor track team to travel to Pocatello to the Simplot Games.

 

Marisa Root reported that she attended her first Recreation Board meeting. They are trying to get a feel regarding feelings of the Board members about a recreation center for the City. She will support it after the track/activity field facilities are completed.

 

Larry Christensen said that he would not be able to support a recreation center until our facility is completed.

 

Craig Beck said that the College is discussing a bond for dorms and to add to the gymnasium.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Receive the Audit for the 2006-2007 School Year

 

Jerry Marburger of McKee, Marburger and Fagnant presented the audit report for the time period ending June 30, 2007. The District received all A’s and high praise for Mike Collins and the staff.         

 

 133    Moved by Jim Crouch to receive the audit for the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Seconded by Larry `Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 6 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Mel Muldrow recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 6 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,390.08. This change order is to reroute the sewer line. 

 

 134    Moved by Marisa Root to approve Change Order No. 6 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,390.08. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 7 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Mel Muldrow recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 7 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount $11,099.39. This change order is for construction of the gas line. 

 

 135    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Change Order No. 7 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $11,099.39. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept a Coaching Resignation

 

Sarah Ray has resigned from her Girls’ Assistant Swim Coaching position.

 

 136    Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Sarah Ray as the Girls’ Assistant Swim Coach. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for Gear-Up

                                                                                                           

Gear-Up requested permission for several students to travel to Yellowstone via Montana, hence the need for the out-of-state travel request. The trip will be March 28 – 31.

 

 137    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the out-of-state travel request to Yellowstone from Gear-Up. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Out-of-State Travel for the Indoor Track

                                                                                                           

Keith Bauder requested permission for the indoor track to travel out-of-state to Pocatello, Idaho for the Simplot Games February 14th, 15th and 16th.

 

 138    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the out-of-state travel for the indoor track to go to Pocatello, Idaho. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Appoint a Rec Board Member 

 

One letter of application was received for the Rec Board position. Bret Evans would like to be re-appointed.

 

 139    Moved by Marisa Root to appoint Bret Evans to a five year term on the Rec Board. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Changes to Policy 2115 “Use of School Buses” on First Reading

 

 140    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the first reading of Policy 2115 “Use of School Buses” with the changes to reflect our current practice. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Job Description for “Behavior Interventionist”

          

Mike Kouris recommended that the Board approve the job description for the “Behavior Interventionist” as presented. This is a new position.

 

 141    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the job description for the “Behavior Interventionist” as presented. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Grant Award for the School Improvement Plan

 

Kim McKinnon recommended that the Board accept the grant award from the SDE for the School Improvement Plan for $240,000.

 

 142    Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the grant award for the School Improvement Plan for $240,000. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Purchase of Two Blue Bird Buses

 

Barry Capellen requested that the Board approve the purchase of two 60 passenger Blue Bird buses from Elder Equipment Leasing as per State specifications and pricing.

 

 143    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the purchase of two 60 passenger Blue Bird buses from Elder Equipment Leasing. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

          

The following information items were presented:

           a.   SDE letter regarding Highly Qualified Teachers

           b.   Legislative Forum – Cheyenne, February 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

           c.    Thank you note from the Carl Manning Family 

           d.   NSBA Legal Clips

           e.   Reclassification Proposals – discussion on February 5th and 6th

           f.    WSBA School Board Memo

           g.   Joe Zuber has been hired as the Pool Operator

          

Discussion Items

          

The following discussion items were presented:

           a.   A Board work session on communication and goals will be held on February 5th at 6:00 p.m.

           b.   Draft of Policy for Long Term Employee Sick Leave Conversion to Personal Leave – The Board members present and the Superintendent unanimously agreed that they are not interested in pursuing this policy.

 

Executive Session – Personnel

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:55 p.m. and reconvened at 8:06.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

January 22, 2008

 

 

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

 

 132    Motion to approve consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 133    Motion to receive the audit for the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Motion carried.

 

134     Motion to approve Change Order No. 6 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,390.08. Motion carried.

 

 135    Motion to approve Change Order No. 7 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $11,099.39. Motion carried.

 

 136    Motion to accept the resignation of Sarah Ray as the Girls’ Assistant Swim Coach. Motion carried.

 

 137    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel request to Yellowstone from Gear-Up. Motion carried.

 

138     Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the indoor track to go to Pocatello, Idaho. Motion carried.

 

 139    Motion to appoint Bret Evans to a five year term on the Rec Board. Motion carried.

 

140     Motion to approve the first reading of Policy 2115 “Use of School Buses” with the changes to reflect our current practice. Motion carried.

 

 141    Motion to approve the job description for the “Behavior Interventionist” as presented. Motion carried.

 

 142    Motion to accept the grant award for the School Improvement Plan for $240,000. Motion carried.

 

 143    Motion to approve the purchase of two 60 passenger Blue Bird buses from Elder Equipment Leasing. Motion carried.