FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

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

Jim Crouch, Clerk, absent                                             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, Aric Hageman, Cheryl Mowry, Deanna Crofts, Paul Croft, Walter Crofts, Tom Osborn, Michael Johnson, Macal D. Christensen, Steven Heeg, Tanya and Calvin Martin, Curt Collins, Allan Wheeler, Mike Kouris and Keith Bauder.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 25, 2008 by Chair Carl Manning. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Nance Shelsta 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

           Allen Wheeler of Conoco-Phillips will present the Safety Certificates to the students of the Energy Class.

           Action Item

           More information for Item

           a.   The High School contract list was revised.

           Information Item

           d.   Education Week article Studies Link Teacher Absences to Lower Student Scores

           Discussion Item

           a.   Staff comments on the Sick Leave Bank Policy

 

178     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 March 11, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

 

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 85617 – 85724 ---------------------------------------------- $   2,289,346.43

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4135 – 4139 --------------------------------------------------        28,678.98

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21769 – 21803 -------------------------------------------       249,530.66

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8015 - 8060 ------------------------------------------         39,403.95

INSURANCE FUND, Warrant No. 2626 - 2627 -----------------------------------------------       333,767.52

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 336 – 337 --------------------------------           43,735.20

 

Round Table

 

Larry Christensen gave a presentation regarding the progress and success of the Energy Class.

 

Allan Wheeler of Conoco-Phillips presented Safety Certificates to the students of the Energy Class.

 

Aric Hageman reported that two students went to All-State Band in Powell last week. The High School and Middle School ensembles did very well at the Jazz Festival. The Middle School was honored to be asked to play in the Gala Concert.

 

Marisa Root reported that the CAN kids did an excellent job at the meeting with the Surgeon General and the First Lady. She is impressed with what our community has done to work towards reducing underage drinking.

 

Bill Russell reported that he went to the construction site and is amazed at the progress. It is looking good.

 

Bill Russell will attend the NSBA Convention next week.

 

Craig Beck reported that he spent four days in Casper at SFC meetings. An agreement has been reached with the City regarding the annexation of the Lincoln subdivision. Several days were spent talking about enhancements.

 

Craig Beck said that a memorial is being set up in Becky Porter’s name with the funds to go to the new stadium.

          

Craig Beck said that Carl Manning was recognized as an outstanding legislative liaison by the WSBA.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts to the Certified Staff for the 2008-2009 School Year

                                                                                                           

 180   Moved by Larry Christensen to offer contracts to the certified staff as attached for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Mark Perkins

 

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

 181   Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignation of Mark Perkins effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Kandice Starbuck

 

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

 

 182   Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignation of Kandice Starbuck effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-District Placement of a Student

 

Mike Kouris and the Child Study Team recommended that a student be placed out-of-district at the Northeast Wyoming BOCES in Gillette at an approximate cost of $73,000.

 

 183   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the out-of-district placement of a student at the Northeast Wyoming BOCES. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.                                                      

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Cancellation of Unpaid Warrants

 

This is a housekeeping item. These checks have not been cashed after numerous attempts to notify the payees.

                 

 184   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the cancellation of the unpaid warrants as attached. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Ashgrove P.I.E. Meeting Minutes

         b.     Rendezvous Teacher Aide Kathleen Boucher is retiring.

         c.     Actual Goal Statements

                

Discussion Items

        

The following discussion items were presented:

a.      Revised discussion draft of policy “Sick Leave Bank.” Craig Beck said that any appeals of the Sick Leave Bank will be handled by the Superintendent after they have asked for an extension.

 

Executive Session – Student Discipline (two issues) and Personnel

 

 185   Moved by Bill Russell to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:56 p.m. and reconvened at 9:47 p.m.

 

 186   Moved by Steve Cooper to expel student number 03252008 – 1083002276 for the remaining fourth quarter of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

 187   Moved by Steve Cooper to expel student number 03252008 – 180002316 for the remaining fourth quarter of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

March 25, 2008

 

 

 

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

 

 179    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 180     Motion to offer contracts to the certified staff as attached for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

 

 181     Motion to accept the resignation of Mark Perkins effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

 

 182     Motion to accept the resignation of Kandice Starbuck effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Motion carried.

 

 183     Motion to approve the out-of-district placement of a student at the Northeast Wyoming BOCES. Motion carried.       

 

 184     Motion to approve the cancellation of the unpaid warrants as attached. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 186   Motion to expel student number 03252008 – 1083002276 for the remaining fourth quarter of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Motion carried.

 

 187   Motion to expel student number 03252008 – 180002316 for the remaining fourth quarter of the 2007-2008 school year for violation of Policy 8055. Motion carried.