FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

June 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

Carl Manning, Chair, present                                        Steve Cooper, Member, absent

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

Jim Crouch, Clerk, present                                           Kristy Shaklee, Member, present

Marisa Root, Treasurer, present

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, present                               Assistant Superintendent Kim McKinnon, absent

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

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler and Jerri Maulik.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on June 10, 2008 by Chair Carl Manning. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Larry Christensen 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 Receive the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bus Lease to Bank of the West

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the District Goals

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Board goals with adjustments

           Information Items

           i.    No Child Left Behind – Basketball Version 

           Discussion Items

           c.    We will need Board members to come in to approve the year-end checks sometime during the week of July 7th.

           d.   New elementary school and naming process

           Executive Session – Potential Litigation

 

 258    Moved by Bill Russell to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the June 10, 2008 Board Meeting

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

            

 259    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Jim Crouch7. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 86395 – 86503 ---------------------------------------------- $  2,571,417.48

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4157 – 4160  -------------------------------------------------         22,824.37

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 22034 – 22093 -------------------------------------------       255,509.82

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8389 - 8414 ------------------------------------------         14,518.26

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2639 – 2640 -----------------------------------------              815.56

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 349 - 352----------------------------------        773,763.28

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 370 – 372 -------------------------------------         22,893.60

 

Round Table

 

Jerri Maulik thanked the Board for their support of the Creative Problem Solvers most recent trip.

 

Kristy Shaklee is pleased that they are talking about suicide.

 

Mike Collins reported that he is sending off a letter to start discussions with the State to finalize the audit.

 

Carl Manning said that there will be a BOCHES meeting on June 25th. The BOCES could not meet last night because there was no quorum. They will meet tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. by telephone to pass the budget and approve the bills.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Payment of the Employee and District Portion of the Health Insurance Premiums for July, August and September Out of the Insurance Trust Fund

 

 260      Moved by Marisa Root to approve payment of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September out of the insurance trust fund. Seconded by Bill Russell.

 

            Motion amended to approve the payment of the INCREASE of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September and that it not come out of the trust fund but come out of the general fund. Seconded by Bill Russell.

 

            Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the WHSAA Activity Enrollment and Catastrophic/Liability Insurance  

                   

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board approve the WHSAA activity enrollment and catastrophic/liability insurance. 

 

 261      Moved by Bill Russell to approve the WHSAA activity enrollment, the catastrophic/liability insurance and that Keith Bauder act as the official WHSAA representative for our District. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 5377 “Hiring of Retired Certified Staff” on First Reading

 

 262   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Policy 5377 “Hiring of Retired Certified Staff” on first reading. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Ratify the Contract for Georgerene Russell

 

The Board has given the Superintendent the latitude to offer contracts during the summer months when we are under a time-crunch to hire staff. I have offered a contract to Georgerene Russell as the Middle School Math Facilitator.

 

 263   Moved by Marisa Root to ratify the contract for Georgerene Russell for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

         Bill Russell abstained from voting.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Coaches

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board hire the following coaches:

                  Adrian McNamee                               Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball

                  Erika Warren Yarber                          Sophomore Girls’ Basketball

                  Tracy Larsen                                     Sophomore Assistant Volleyball

                  Tiffany Thunselle                               Freshman Assistant Volleyball

                  Chad Lemley                                     Freshman B Assistant Volleyball

                                

 264   Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the coaches as listed above. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Receive the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership Grant

 

We have received notification from the State Department that we have been awarded $340,351 for the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership grant.

 

 265    Moved by Bill Russell to receive the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership grant in the amount of $340,351. Seconded by Larry Christensen.  Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bus Lease to Bank of the West

 

 266    Moved by Jim Crouch to award the bus lease to Bank of the West. Seconded by Marisa Root. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the District Goals

 

 267    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the District goals. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.      

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Board Goals with Adjustments

 

 268    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the Board goals with the adjustments. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     LUNCH FOR THE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION CREW AT ASPEN PARK, TUESDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 11:30 A.M.

         b.     Grade Changes and Grade Replacement – This is in the student handbook. When the student handbook is adopted it automatically becomes policy. 

         c.     WDE Press Release regarding accreditation

         d.     Summer coaching clinics and classes

         e.     RHS End of Season Activities Reports

         f.      Riverton Rec Center used one of our buses to travel to Casper on June 20th  

         g.     2008 Election important dates

         h.     Article on No Child Left Behind and Tutoring – Private Companies                                  

         i.      No Child Left Behind – Basketball Version 

 

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

         a.     Date for New Elementary School Site Visit – this will be planned at the July meeting.

         b.     Superintendent Evaluation Instrument – There will be a Board work session August 12th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss personnel and the superintendent’s evaluation.

         c.     We will need Board members to come in to approve the year-end checks sometime during the week of July 7th.

         d.     New elementary school and naming process – may ask the public to submit names

         e.     Carl Manning has had a patron complain about people parking in front of Central Office when the new parking lot is now paved.  Craig Beck responded that it is a public street and we can’t make people not park there.

 

Executive Session – Potential Litigation

 

 269    Moved by Jim Crouch to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:37 p.m. and reconvened at 7:56 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

June 24, 2008

 

 

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

            

 259    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 260    Motion to approve payment of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September out of the insurance trust fund.

 

           Motion amended to approve the payment of the INCREASE of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September and that it not come out of the trust fund but come out of the general fund.  

 

           Motion carried.

 

261     Motion to approve the WHSAA activity enrollment, the catastrophic/liability insurance and that Keith Bauder act as the official WHSAA representative for our District. Motion carried.

 

 262    Motion  to approve Policy 5377 “Hiring of Retired Certified Staff” on first reading. Motion carried.

 

 263    Motion to ratify the contract for Georgerene Russell for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.

 

 264    Motion to approve the coaches as listed above. Motion carried.

                 

265     Motion to receive the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership grant in the amount of $340,351.  Motion carried.

 

266     Motion to award the bus lease to Bank of the West.  Motion carried.

 

267     Motion to approve the District goals. Motion carried.                                                        

 

 268    Motion to approve the Board goals with the adjustments. Motion carried.

 

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