FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

May 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

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

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

Nance Shelsta, Treasurer, absent

 

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, Carolyn Conner, Susan Nichols and Keith Bauder.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on May 27, 2008 by Chair Carl Manning. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Steve Cooper 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.

           Round Table

           Aric Hageman

           Action Item

           Additional information for Item G – the proposed 2008-2009 school calendar has been attached.

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

           Information Items

           o.   Rendezvous Teacher Aide Shelley Hinkle will be retiring after 29 years of service.

           Delete the “Personnel” portion of the executive session.

 

 237    Moved by Marisa Root to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the May 13, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

            

 238    Moved by Steve Cooper to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 86166 – 86287 ---------------------------------------------- $   2,275,822.91

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4150 – 4154 -------------------------------------------------          37,320.25

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 21943 – 21983 -------------------------------------------       348,944.36

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8304 - 8340 ------------------------------------------         25,890.39

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2635 – 2636 -----------------------------------------        332,567.11

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 347 ----------------------------------------           2,245.80

 

Round Table

 

Carolyn Conner, Director of the NWBOCES, gave an update on the the facility.

 

Aric Hageman reported that the band went to a spring festival the first week of May and took first place out of 72 schools.  He thanked the Board for their support, stating it is exciting to work in this town and in this District.

 

Marisa Root said that it was a great graduation.

 

Craig Beck shared pictures of Officer Myers steer riding school.

 

Mike Collins reported that he will be attending the annual meeting with the State to go over the model.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Elect a Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

 

Nance Shelsta was the Board Treasurer. A replacement needs to be selected.

 

 239   Moved by Larry Christensen that Marisa Root be the Board Treasurer. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 17 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 17 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is for the construction of a pump house to house irrigation equipment and to change the location of the well. It is in the amount of $18,773.00.

 

 240   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Change Order No. 17 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $18,773.00. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Use of 2008-2009 Consolidated Grant Title II-A Funds

 

Kim McKinnon requested that the Board approve the use of 2008-2009 Consolidated Grant Title II-A funds to retain four class-size reduction teachers in grades K-3.

 

 241   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve to use 2008-2009 Consolidated Grant Title II-A funds to retain class-size reduction teachers in grades K-3. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

 

We have received letters of resignation from the following effective at the end of this school year:

                  Kathy Bourandas                                RHS Lang. Arts Facilitator

                  Jody Mickelsen                                   Ashgrove Math Specialist

                                                                                                                                             

 242   Moved by Marisa Root to accept the resignations of Kathy Bourandas and Jody Mickelsen effective at 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 Coaches

 

We have received letters of resignation from the following coach:

                  Kathy Bourandas                                RHS Asst. Speech/Debate

                                                                                                                                             

 243   Moved by Marisa Root to accept the coaching resignation of Kathy Bourandas. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts

 

I have received recommendations that the following people be hired for the 2008-2009 school year:

                  Tim Bears                                          RMS Eighth Grade Language Arts

                  Derek Watson                                    RHS Special Education

                  Tiffany Thunselle                               RHS Adaptive PE

                                  

 244   Moved by Larry Christensen to offer contracts for the 2008-2009 school year as listed above. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

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

        

The staff inservice/work days have been added to the calendar.

 

 245   Moved by Marisa Root to approve the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

        

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-Season Activities

 

Keith Bauder requested that the Board approve the out-of-season activities.

 

 246   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the out-of-season activities as recommended by Keith Bauder. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

 

 We have received letters of resignation from Linda Brown, Jeff Ballou and Veronika Schultz effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year.

 

 247    Moved by Larry Christensen to accept the resignations of Linda Brown, Jeff Ballou and Veronika Schultz with regret. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.


 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Parent Technology Fair – May 31st  at RMS at 9:00 a.m.

         b.     GRADUATION – May 25th at 1:30

         c.     NWBOCES Picnic – May 28th in Thermopolis

         d.     Note of Appreciation from the Jackson staff for the Teacher Appreciation mugs and break

         e.     Note of Appreciation from Yvonne Thornley for the Teacher Appreciation mugs

         f.      E-mail on Autumn Lorimer

         g.     Congratulations to Craig Beck from the Gresback’s and State Auditor Rita Meyer for his Myron Basom Award

         h.     Gay Hughes has been give the Honor Award from the Central District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

         i.      Resignation of RHS Aide Shaundi Gopp 

         j.      Report on the elementary building project irrigation pipe

         k.     Brady Samuelson has received the WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award 

         l.      Donation of $500 from Speed Fitzhugh and letter from Owen Lampert explaining the donation

         m.    Resume of new football coach Jeremy McCormick

         n.     Letter of Appreciation for Kris May

         o.     Rendezvous Teacher Aide Shelley Hinkle will be retiring after 29 years of service.

                 

Discussion Items

        

The following discussion items were discussed:

         a.     Rehiring retired staff  - questions: 1) Do years of experience count on the salary schedule; 2) Does tenure continue? 3) No promise of a job; and 4) What constitutes as a break in service?

         b.     June 3rd was selected as the date to interview Board prospects

         c.     June 24th at 6:00 p.m. was selected as the Board Retreat date

         d.     Staff award procedure and ceremony – Do the presentations, including the Fred award, on the last day of school without the staff knowing ahead of time that they are winning. Gather comments from administrators regarding awards.

 

Executive Session – Student Records

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:58 p.m. and reconvened at 8:04 p.m.  

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

May 27, 2008

 

 

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

            

 238    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 239    Motion that Marisa Root be the Board Treasurer. Motion carried.

 

 240    Motion to approve Change Order No. 17 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $18,773.00. Motion carried.

 

 241    Motion to approve to use 2008-2009 Consolidated Grant Title II-A funds to retain class-size reduction teachers in grades K-3. Motion carried.

                                                                                   

 242    Motion to accept the resignations of Kathy Bourandas and Jody Mickelsen effective at the end of the 2007-2008 school year with regret.   Motion carried.

                                                                                                           

 243    Motion to accept the coaching resignation of Kathy Bourandas. Motion carried.

 

 244    Motion to offer contracts for the 2008-2009 school year as listed above. Motion carried.

 

 245    Motion to approve the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

        

 246    Motion to approve the out-of-season activities as recommended by Keith Bauder. Motion carried.

 

 247    Motion to accept the resignations of Linda Brown, Jeff Ballou and Veronika Schultz with regret. Motion carried.