FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

October 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

Carl Manning, Chair, present                                        Steve Cooper, Member, present

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

Jim Crouch, Clerk, present                                           Kristy Shaklee, Member, present

Marisa Root, 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: Carolyn Tyler, Glenn Ogg, Maurine Miller, Dean Peranteaux, Mary Jo Chouinard, Mel Muldrow, Stuart Schmidt and Keith Bauder.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on October 14, 2008 by Chair Carl Manning. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

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:

           Action Items

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for RMS to go to Jewel Cave                                                                                                                    

           Information Items

           o.   The complete Pathway to 2014 document is attached.

           p.   Mike Roemer has been hired as a Title I Aide at Rendezvous

 

 345    Moved by Marisa Root to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the September 23, 2008 Board Meeting

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

          

 346    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 87289 – 87499 ---------------------------------------------- $       307,379.13

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4181 – 4188  -------------------------------------------------       174,882.67

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 22374 – 22474 -------------------------------------------       277,062.67

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8628 - 8737 ------------------------------------------           40,309.99

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2661 – 2667 -----------------------------------------           6,774.08

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 372 – 378  -------------------------------         633,834.42

MAJOR MAINTENANCE, Warrant No. 383 – 388 -------------------------------------------         300,929.47

 

Round Table

 

 Mel Muldrow and Craig Beck discussed the FF&E (Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment) for Aspen Park Elementary. We have contracted with TDSI of Cheyenne. There is a chance that the FF&E will not arrive in time for a move into the new school over Christmas break.

 

Mary Jo Chouinard presented the Rendezvous School Improvement Plan.

 

Keith Bauder discussed the WHSAA reclassification.

 

Marisa Root said that she has received calls from concerned parents about the loss of the kindergarten aides.

 

Larry Christensen reported that the meth session put on by Marathon Oil through the FCBOCES were excellent. Every kid there was terrific.

 

Carl Manning asked the Board members to make notes of the items they would like to discuss with legislators in preparation for the meeting.

 

Craig Beck reported that he has spent the last two days in Casper in SFC meetings going over the guidelines for non-educational facilities – administrative buildings, warehouses, stadiums, etc. It may be two days before they have anything in place for a district to access funds for these projects.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip for the FFA

 

The FFA requested permission to travel out-of-state to the NILE judging contest in Billings on October 13-15.

 

 347    Moved by Steve Cooper to approve the out-of-state travel for the FFA to go to Billings. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 32 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 32 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $8,434.45.

 

 348    Moved by Marisa Root to approve Change Order No. 32 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $8,434.45. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 33 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 33 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $1,993.08. This change order is for several electrical changes.

 

 349    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Change Order No. 33 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,993.08. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the School Improvement Plan for Rendezvous

 

 350    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the School Improvement Plan for Rendezvous. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

            

Consider to Appoint a Member to the Rec Board

 

Two letters of interest were received for the open position on the Rec Board. Stuart Schmidt and Craig Blumenshine expressed an interest in the position.

 

 351    Moved by Marisa Root to appoint Stuart Schmidt to the Rec Board for the term to end January 2012. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to Rebecca Biltoft

 

Owen Lampert is recommending that the Board offer a half-time teaching contract to Rebecca Biltoft as a Reading Intervention Teacher.

 

 352    Moved by Marisa Root to offer a half-time teaching position to Rebecca Biltoft. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Increase the Mileage Payment for Mel Muldrow

 

With the increased fuel costs, Mel Muldrow is requesting that his mileage payment be increased from $.39 to $.505 per mile.

 

 353    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the increased mileage payment for Mel Muldrow. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Draft and Pass a Resolution for the WSBA Convention in November 2008

 

The resolution regarding “State Board Members be elected, not appointed” was sent to WSBA before the Board could meet to discuss it since the deadline for submittal of resolutions fell in between Board meetings.

 

 354    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the draft and pass the resolution for the WSBA Convention regarding the election, not the appointment, of State Board Members. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for RMS to go to Jewel Cave

 

Cheryl Mowry requested that the Board approve the out-of-state travel for RMS students to go to Jewel Cave in South Dakota on October 25th.  

 

          

 

 355    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the out-of-state travel for RMS students to go to Jewel Cave in South Dakota on October 25th. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Sick Leave Bank Memo from Craig Beck to the administrators   

         b.     WHSAA Commissioner’s Comments 

         c.     ACEI breakfast for the staff flier

         d.     Thank you notes for the breakfast from Sheree Vredenburg, Jada White, Jerri Maulik and Kelly Johnson

         e.     Memos from JoAnne Flanagan regarding drop out rate

         f.      Judy Kinne has been moved from Ashgrove 2nd Grade to Ashgrove Math Specialist 

         g.     Kimberly Hansen has been moved from half-time Reading Intervention Teacher to full-time Second Grade   

         h.     WSBA Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics

         i.      Letter of Appreciation from UW Director of Bands for the RHS band attending the UW Band

         j.      State Board document Pathway to 2014

         k.     2008-2009 Legislative Goals

         l.      2008-2009 Teacher Salary Settlements

         m.    State of Wyoming Financial Data

         n.     Joint Appropriations Committee regarding Retirement Issues

         o.     The complete Pathway to 2014 document is attached.

         p.     Mike Roemer has been hired as a Title I Aide at Rendezvous

 

Discussion Items

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     WHSAA Reclassification  - WHSAA Minutes and Football Classifications

         b.     WSBA Resolutions

 

Executive Session – Potential Litigation

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:47 p.m. and reconvened into regular session at 9:11 p.m.

          

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

October 14, 2008

 

 

 

 345    Motion to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented. Motion carried.

          

 346    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 347    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the FFA to go to Billings. Motion carried.

 

 348    Motion to approve Change Order No. 32 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $8,434.45. Motion carried.

 

 349    Motion to approve Change Order No. 33 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,993.08. Motion carried.

 

 350    Motion to approve the School Improvement Plan for Rendezvous. Motion carried.

            

 351    Motion to appoint Stuart Schmidt to the Rec Board for the term to end January 2012. Motion carried.

 

 352    Motion to offer a half-time teaching position to Rebecca Biltoft. Motion carried.

 

 353    Motion to approve the increased mileage payment for Mel Muldrow. Motion carried.

 

 354    Motion to approve the draft and pass the resolution for the WSBA Convention regarding the election, not the appointment, of State Board Members. Motion carried.

 

 355    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for RMS students to go to Jewel Cave in South Dakota on October 25th. Motion carried.