FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

February 26, 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, present

 

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, Amy Chouinard, Mel Muldrow, Colleen Nelson, Gay Hughes and Curt Collins.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on February 26, 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

           DECA

           Action Item

           Note additional paperwork for Action Item d.   Key Club out-of-state trip.

           Additional information for Action Item a

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Coaches                                     

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for DECA

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 10 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

152     Moved by Jim Crouch 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 February 26, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

           * Approve the Changes to Policy 2115 “Use of School Buses” on Second Reading

 

153     Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 85349 - 85476 ----------------------------------------------- $ 2,261,221.42

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4129 – 4130 --------------------------------------------------            147.44

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21678 – 21727 -------------------------------------------       294,783.23

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7897 - 7969 ------------------------------------------         28,482.77

INSURANCE FUND, Warrant No. 2623 – 2624 ----------------------------------------------        332,187.89

 

Round Table

 

Key Club members addressed the Board to request permission to travel to Colorado for a Key Club convention.

 

DECA member Amy Chouinard addressed the Board to request permission to travel to Atlanta in April.

 

Mel Muldrow gave an update on the Lincoln construction project.

 

Larry Christensen reported that the Rec Board met and received 24 proposals totaling $98,000. They will consider the proposals on March 17 and approve the requests on April first.

 

Carl Manning reported that he and Craig Beck attended the WSBA Legislative Forum. It appears that our District will come out fairly well on the adjustments.

 

Craig Beck said that while in Cheyenne, he met with Jim McBride, Joe Simpson and others to discuss the potential growth model through AYP.

 

Craig Beck gave an update on the bills before the legislative session.

                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Ashgrove Fire Sprinkler Project to Rawhide Mechanical

 

Colleen Nelson recommended the Board award the bid for the Ashgrove Fire Sprinkler Project to Rawhide Mechanical Inc. in the amount of $211,765. Craig Beck reported that even though Ashgrove is under evaluation to be replaced in a few years, this is a life safety code issue and it is imperative that the fire sprinklers are installed so that the building can be used safely until it is replaced.

 

 154    Moved by Jim Crouch to accept the bid from Rawhide Mechanical, Inc. for the Ashgrove Elementary Fire Sprinkler System in the amount of $211,765. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Administrators and Supervisors for the 2008-2009 School Year

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board offer contracts to the following administrators and supervisors:

 

                  Kim McKinnon                                              Assistant Superintendent

                  Michael Collins                                             Business Manager

                  JoAnne Flanagan                                          High School Principal

                  Dallas Myers                                                Assistant High School Principal

                  Mike Kouris                                                  Special Services and Alternative School Director

                  Cheryl Mowry                                               Middle School Principal

                  Curt Collins                                                  Assistant Middle School Principal

                  Mary Jo Chouinard                                        Elementary Principal

                  Alleta Baltes                                                 Elementary Principal

                  Owen Lampert                                             Elementary Principal

                  Patricia Hardt                                               Elementary Principal

                  Keith Bauder                                                Activities Director

                  Myron Peabody                                            Technology Director

                  Barry Capellen                                             Transportation Supervisor

                  Dan Richmond                                              Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds

                  Diana Cooper                                               Riverton Aquatic Center

                  Cheryl Ogg                                                  Personnel Manager

                  Candace McCue                                           Executive Assistant

                                

 155   Moved by Jim Crouch to offer contracts to the above listed administrators and supervisors for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Partner Agreement

 

Craig Beck recommended that the Board approve to enter into an agreement with the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance. 

 

 156   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Partner agreement. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Key Club to Travel Out-of-State

 

The Key Club requested permission to travel out-of-state to Denver April 4th-6th.

 

 157   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the request for out-of-state travel for the Key Club to go to Denver per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignation

 

Keith Bauder recommended that Tyranny Fleak be moved from High School Assistant Track Coach to Middle School Track Coach.

 

 158   Moved by Jim Crouch to accept the resignation of Tyranny Fleak as the Assistant High School Track Coach. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Coaches 

                                                                                                                                             

Keith Bauder recommended that Tyranny Fleak be approved as a Middle School Track Coach and that Scott Wilson be approved as a High School Track Coach.

 

 159   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Tyranny Fleak as a Middle School Track Coach and Scott Wilson as a High School Track Coach. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Coaches

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board hire Casey Parry as the High School Track Shot and Discus Coach.

 

 160    Moved by Marisa Root to hire Casey Parry as the High School Track Shot and Discus Coach. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

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

 

Keith Bauder requested that the Board approve the out-of-state travel for DECA for a trip to Atlanta in April.

 

 161    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the out-of-state trip for DECA to Atlanta as per policy. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 10 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson is recommending that the Board approve Change Order No. 10 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,655.10. This change order is to install a layer of perma-r underlayment.

 

 162    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Change Order No. 10 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,655.10. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Pay Application No. 7 with Mid-Valley Construction

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board approve Pay Application No. 7 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount of $985,738.37.

 

 163   Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Pay Application No. 7 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount

         of $985,738.37. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Process to Pay for Change Order No. 11 with Mid-Valley Construction

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board approve the process to pay Change Order No. 11 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount of $43,474.20. This is for the material (propane and diesel) and labor to heat the construction site to allow for concrete to be poured. At question is where the money will come from, from our funds or from the SFC.

 

 164   Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the process to pay for Change Order No. 11 as requested and stated by the Superintendent. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.


 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Board Work Session on Goals– March 5th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

         b.     Thank you note from the George Durr family

         c.     Speech Team Results 

         d.     WHSAA Board of Directors meeting regarding re-classification

         e.     Lincoln students made pins in art class and sold them for 25 cents each. They raised $240 which they used to help the poor. 

         f.      NWBOCES offer to update the Board on their services

         g.     Information from JoAnne Flanagan regarding Algebra students

         h.     Article on class size

         i.      CAN/U.S. Surgeon General’s visit

         j.      SRO Cody Myers’ list of activities

         k.     Discussion draft of policy “Sick Leave Bank”

         l.      Sheryl Davis has been moved from Floating Custodian to RHS Night Custodian

        

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion item was presented:

         a.     Trip to New Elementary Site. The Board will tour the Lincoln Construction site on March 11th at 5:00 p.m.

        

Executive Session – Student Discipline

 

 165    Moved by Larry Christensen to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:02 p.m. and reconvened at 8:50 p.m.

 

 166    Moved by Jim Crouch to expel student number 02262008 – 183080975 for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

February 26, 2008

 

 

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

 

153       Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

154       Motion to accept the bid from Rawhide Mechanical, Inc. for the Ashgrove Elementary Fire Sprinkler System in the amount of $211,765. Motion carried.

 

155       Motion to offer contracts to the above listed administrators and supervisors for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

 

156       Motion to approve the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Partner agreement. Motion carried.

 

157       Motion to approve the request for out-of-state travel for the Key Club to go to Denver per policy. Motion carried.

 

158       Motion to accept the resignation of Tyranny Fleak as the Assistant High School Track Coach. Motion carried.

 

159       Motion to approve Tyranny Fleak as a Middle School Track Coach and Scott Wilson as a High School Track Coach. Motion carried.

 

160       Motion to hire Casey Parry as the High School Track Shot and Discus Coach.  Motion carried.

 

161       Motion to approve the out-of-state trip for DECA to Atlanta as per policy. Motion carried.

 

162       Motion to approve Change Order No. 10 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,655.10. Motion carried.

 

163       Motion to approve Pay Application No. 7 with Mid-Valley Construction in the amount

            of $985,738.37. Motion carried.

 

164       Motion to approve the process to pay for Change Order No. 11 as requested and stated by the Superintendent. Motion carried.

 

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

 

166       Motion to expel student number 02262008 – 183080975 for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Motion carried.