FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

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

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

Nance Shelsta, Treasurer, present

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, absent                                Assistant Superintendent Kim McKinnon, present

Joel Vincent, Attorney, present                                     Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler, Kevin Tippets, Meredith Logan, Debbie Graham, Gay Hughes, Randy Weber, Andrea Novotny, Cherri Evans, Rachel Graham, Rory Luther, Luanne Luther, Amanda King, Cheryl Mowry, Aric Hageman, Brett Evans, Claire Manning-Peart, Robert Peck and Steve Peck,

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on April 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:

           Please note the late pays.

           Action Items

           Additional information for Item g.

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Calendar for the 2008-2009 School Year

           j.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract                                

           k.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract

           l.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Steven Heeg

           m.  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip to Maryland for the RMS History Team

           Information Items

           l.    Thank you card from Jean Porter and Family

           m.  Bond issue re-submission information from County Prosecuting Attorney

          

 206    Moved by Marisa Root 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 April 8, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

           * Approve the second reading of Policies 5432 and 5777 “Sick Leave Bank”

 

 207    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 85851 – 86001 ---------------------------------------------- $  2,124,089.55

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4142 – 4144 --------------------------------------------------        25,514.97

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21840 – 21869 -------------------------------------------       394,517.47

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8151 - 8222 ------------------------------------------         32,884.12

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 369 ----------------------------------------           9,856.71

 

Round Table

 

Key Club students, Andrea Novotny, Robert Peck, Sara Perkins and Dallas Lamb, requested assistance for travel and thanked the Board for their prior support.

 

The History Team of Rachel and Tyler Graham and Gard Evans requested permission and assistance to travel to Maryland.

 

Amanda King and Robert Peck requested permission and assistance for the Speech and Debate Team to travel to Las Vegas. Robert Peck delivered his presentation to the Board.                                 

 

Sara Perkins requested an audience with the Board during executive session.

 

Aric Hageman reported that the Jazz Band and Concert Band received the highest scores at a festival in Rock Springs last week. They will be heading to Colorado Springs next week. The thanked the Board for all their support. He is very proud of the students.

 

The Luther’s requested an audience with the Board during executive session.

 

Brett Evans reported to the Board that while coaching middle school basketball, he has been very impressed with the staff. Tom Zingarelli, Mary Burns, Lars Flanagan, the custodians and Mrs. Mowry have all been very helpful.

 

Kim McKinnon reported that the District will hold a Technology Fair this spring. As soon as a speaker is confirmed, a date will be announced.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Cher Maybee

 

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

                                

 208   Moved by Marisa Root the Board accept the resignation of Cher Maybee effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Paul Rogers as the Assistant 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Paul Rogers as the Assistant 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach.

 

 209   Moved by Jim Crouch to accept the resignation of Paul Rogers as the Assistant 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

       

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Mary Burns as the 8th Grade Student Government Advisor

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Mary Burns as the 8th Grade Student Government Advisor.

 

 210   Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignation of Mary Burns as the 8th Grade Student Government Advisor. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to Erin McFarland

 

Alleta Baltes and an Ashgrove Interview Team recommended that the Board offer a contract to Erin McFarland for the kindergarten position at Ashgrove. 

 

 211   Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to Erin McFarland as a kindergarten teacher at Ashgrove. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

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

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board approve a trip for the Key Club to go to Denver to Internationals.

 

 212   Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the trip for Key Club to go to Denver per policy. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Trip for the Speech and Debate Team 

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board approve a trip for the Speech and Debate Team to go to Nationals in Las Vegas.

 

 213   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the out-of-state trip for the Speech and Debate Team to go to Las Vegas per policy. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.                                   

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Calendar for the 2008- 2009 School Year

 

The Calendar Committee prepared six calendars for the staff to vote on. Calendar No. 2 received the most votes.

 

 214    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Calendar No. 2 for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract

 

Dallas Myers recommended that the Board offer a contract to Jeremy McCormick as a RHS Math Teacher and as the Head Football Coach. 

 

 215    Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to Jeremy McCormick as a RHS Math Teacher and Head Football Coach.  Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract

 

Curt Collins recommended that the Board offer a contract to Matthew Coughanour as a RMS Math Teacher. 

 

 216    Moved by Jim Crouch to offer a contract to Matthew Coughanour as a RMS Math Teacher.  Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Steven Heeg

 

A letter of resignation has been received from Steven Heeg.

 

 217    Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignation of Steven Heeg with regret. Seconded by Nance Shelsta. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip to Maryland for the RMS History Team

 

Cheryl Mowry requested that the Board approve the out-of-state trip for the RMS History Team to go to Maryland.

 

 218    Moved by Nance Shelsta to approve the out-of-state trip for the RMS History Team to go to Maryland per policy. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     BOARD RETREAT – May 3rd at 8:30 a.m.

         b.     Kindergarten pre-registration totals for 2008-2009

         c.     NCES Report Mathematics 2005

         d.     NAEP 2007 Mathematics Report for Wyoming

         e.     NCES Report Writing 2007  

         f.      “Thank you” note regarding the soccer camp from SRO Eric Murphy 

         g.     “Thank you” note from Mel Muldrow to the staff at FCSD#25

         h.     “Thank you” note from Mary Maple-Borns

         i.      Resignation of RHS Aide Kathy Brown 

         j.      Daria Wood is transferring to a second grade teaching position at Ashgrove

         k.     Corina Powell received the WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award 

         l.      Thank you card from Jean Porter and Family

         m.    Bond issue re-submission information from County Prosecuting Attorney

                


                

 Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

         a.     Possible Meet and Confer Dates – May 6th or 7th at 3:45

 

 Executive Session – Personnel

 

 219    Moved by Nance Shelsta to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:39 p.m. and reconvened at 8:38 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

April 22, 2008

 

 

 

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

 

 207    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 208   Motion to accept the resignation of Cher Maybee effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret.. Motion carried.

 

 209   Motion to accept the resignation of Paul Rogers as the Assistant 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach. Motion carried.

       

210    Motion to accept the resignation of Mary Burns as the 8th Grade Student Government Advisor. Motion carried.

 

211    Motion to offer a contract to Erin McFarland as a kindergarten teacher at Ashgrove. Motion carried.

 

 212   Motion to approve the trip for Key Club to go to Denver per policy. Motion carried.

 

213    Motion to approve the out-of-state trip for the Speech and Debate Team to go to Las Vegas per policy. Motion carried.         

 

 214    Motion to approve Calendar No. 2 for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

 

 215    Motion to offer a contract to Jeremy McCormick as a RHS Math Teacher and Head Football Coach.  Motion carried.

 

216     Motion to offer a contract to Matthew Coughanour as a RMS Math Teacher.   Motion carried.

 

217     Motion to accept the resignation of Steven Heeg with regret. Motion carried.

 

218     Motion to approve the out-of-state trip for the RMS History Team to go to Maryland per policy. Motion carried.

 

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