FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 11, 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, absent

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, Mary Jo Chouinard and Owen Lampert.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 11, 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:

           Please note the late pays.

           Action Item

           f.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of William J. Wempen

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Betty Faden.

           Information Items

           i.    Students selected for the University of Wyoming Summer High School Institute

           j.    Lynn Marshall has been hired as a relief custodian

 

167     Moved by Jim Crouch to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. 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

 

168     Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 85477 - 85616 ----------------------------------------------- $     190,627.75

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4131 – 4134 --------------------------------------------------        99,044.16

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21728 – 21768 -------------------------------------------       290,660.64

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 7970 - 8014 ------------------------------------------         39,403.95

INSURANCE FUND, Warrant No. 2625 -------------------------------------------------------           3,221.32

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 325 – 335 --------------------------------      1,212,679.77

MAJOR MAINENANCE, Warrant No. 368 ----------------------------------------------------            9,652.32

 

Round Table

 

Owen Lampert and Mary Jo Chouinard reviewed the Teacher Evaluation Process.

 

Nance Shelsta discussed the FCBOCES; Thermopolis is now a member.

 

Marisa Root said that the CAN/US Surgeon General will be here for a Town Hall Meeting on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Peck Auditorium.

 

Mary Jo Chouinard said that the CAN and DECA mentoring students gave an assembly on PAWS to the Rendezvous students; it was a really neat experience.

 

Larry Christensen said the Rec Board will review the proposals and award the funds in April.

 

Craig Beck reported that the issue of who pays for the heating bills at Lincoln has been resolved. The SFC will use contingency monies in our contract. If the contingency becomes depleted, the SFC has more funds that may be available. We would like to pay them upfront and then back charge the SFC all at once to make it easier for bookkeeping purposes.

 

Craig Beck said he is still working on finalizing the goals. He will bring them to the Board to discuss.

 

Craig Beck will be in Casper next week to meet with the SFC on criteria and ways of proposing projects that are not covered in the model now such as the auditorium and stadium.

 

Craig Beck said that Mike Collins and he are working on budget proposals.

 

Mike Collins reported that the State Department of Education auditors were here last week to give him the findings of the audit done 1 ˝ years ago. He has worked up information to send to them to negotiate and resolve the issues. 

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Lease Agreement for the State Department of Education

                 

 169   Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Lease Agreement No. 8-09450 to allow the State Department of Education to continue to occupy the space on the first and second floors of the TAC. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Susan Archer 

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Susan Archer effective at the end of this school year.               

 170   Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Susan Archer effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year and upon her correcting her certification. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Steve Raines 

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Steve Raines effective at the end of this school year.

 

 171   Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignation of Steve Raines effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

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

 

The Multicultural Club requested permission to travel out-of-state to Omaha April 2nd-6th. They are not requesting any funds.

 

 172   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the request for out-of-state travel for the Multicultural Club to go to Omaha per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of a Coach

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board accept the resignation of Skylar Rambo as the Assistant Soccer Coach.

 

 173   Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Skylar Rambo as Assistant Soccer Coach. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of William J. Wempen

 

A letter of resignation was received from William J. Wempen effective the end of the school year.

 

 174    Moved by Jim Crouch to accept the resignation of William J. Wempen effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Betty Faden

 

A letter of resignation was received from Betty Faden effective the end of the school year.

 

 175    Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Betty Faden effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     RHS Student Amanda King as been invited to serve as a member of the WHSAA Student Advisory Committee

         b.     PAWS Testing Schedule

         c.     School Facilities Commission Needs Index List of Projects 2007

         d.     CWC BOCHES agenda and letter

         e.     CWC BOCHES meeting summary

         f.      Energy Advisory Council Meeting minutes and member list

         g.     Donation of an agricultural book from Fremont County Farm Bureau Federation 

         h.     Allison Long Time Sleeping has been hired as the Head Desk Clerk at the Riverton Aquatic Center

         i.      Students selected for the University of Wyoming Summer High School Institute

         j.      Lynn Marshall has been hired as a relief custodian

          

Discussion Items

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     Discussion draft of policy “Sick Leave Bank”

         b.     Heating Bill for New Elementary School

 

Executive Session – Personnel (two issues) and Student Discipline

 

 176   Moved by Marisa Root to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 8:20 p.m. and reconvened at 8:34 p.m.

 

 177    Moved by Nance Shelsta to suspend the expulsion of student no. 11272007-183081541 and allow the student back in school on March 24th under a behavior contract. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

March 11, 2008

 

 

 

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

 

 168    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 169    Motion to approve Lease Agreement No. 8-09450 to allow the State Department of Education to continue to occupy the space on the first and second floors of the TAC.

          

 170    Motion to accept the resignation of Susan Archer effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year and upon her correcting her certification. Motion carried.

 

 171    Motion to accept the resignation of Steve Raines effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried.

 

 172    Motion to approve the request for out-of-state travel for the Multicultural Club to go to Omaha per policy. Motion carried.

 

 173    Motion to accept the resignation of Skylar Rambo as Assistant Soccer Coach. Motion carried.

 

 174    Motion to accept the resignation of William J. Wempen effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Motion carried.

 

 175    Motion to accept the resignation of Betty Faden effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

 177    Motion to suspend the expulsion of student no. 11272007-183081541 and allow the student back in school on March 24th under a behavior contract. Motion carried.