FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

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, present

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

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler, Gay Hughes and Pat Hardt.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 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 pay.

           Round Table

           Gay Hughes will discuss the Carol White Grant

           Action Items

           e.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Lincoln Handbook for the 2008-2009 School Year

           Information Items

           q.   SFC Project Status List

           r.    Educationdaily.com article “Educators: PDK-Gallup poll confirms NCLB overhaul needed (attachment)

           s.    Enrollment for Today

 

 317    Moved by Marisa Root to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented with the addition of an executive session on personnel. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

           * Approve the minutes of the August 12, 2008 Board Meeting

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

          

 318    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 86841 – 86966 ---------------------------------------------- $       78,304.21

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4174 – 4176  -------------------------------------------------          2,347.72

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 22220 – 22277 -------------------------------------------       371,545.10

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 8445 - 8467 ------------------------------------------          7,726.04

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2652 ---------------------------------------------------      344,140.65

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 366 -----------------------------------------          2,469.22

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 381 ---------------------------------------------        48,818.70

 

Round Table

 

Gay Hughes thanked the Board for the Incentive Pay.

 

Gay Hughes thanked Dr. Beck for allowing her to offer CPR to staff at no charge.

 

Gay Hughes reported that UW and the Department of Health received a grant to build health teams with the schools.

 

Gay Hughes reported that Mike Bradley is the Chair of the WAHPERD for this year. Riverton will host the 2009 WAHPERD Convention.

 

Gay Hughes reported on the Carol White Pep Grant award.

 

Craig Beck said that the people hired to work on the pool suspect that there is a leak in a pipe under the footings. If that is what it turns out to be, it will cost around $10,000 to fix it. They will begin the work on Sept. 2.

 

Craig Beck said that the Joint Education Committee will meet at CWC on August 27th. All Board members are invited.

 

Craig Beck reported that we had a great back to school opening, the speaker was great.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Name the New Elementary School

 

 319    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the name Aspen Park Elementary School. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 1 with Rawhide Mechanical, Inc.

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 1 with Rawhide Mechanical, Inc. This is for a credit of $16,643 for unused allowance.

 

 320    Moved by Jim Crouch to approve Change Order No. 1 with Rawhide Mechanical, Inc. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

          


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Coaches

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board hire the following coaches:

                     Erly Cornejo                                     Assistant 7th Volleyball

                     Joey Cavner                                     Assistant Boys’ Soccer

                     Tracy Wolfer                                    Assistant Speech

                    

 321    Moved by Larry Crouch to hire the following coaches: Erly Cornejo, Assistant 7th Volleyball; Joey Cavner Assistant Boys’ Soccer; and Tracy Wolfer, Assistant Speech. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Hire Becky Dechart

 

Dallas Myers recommended that the Board offer a contract to Becky Dechart for the Half-Time Read 180 certified teaching position at RHS.

 

 322    Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to Becky Dechart. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

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

 

Pat Hardt is requesting that the Board approve the Lincoln Handbook for the 2008-2009 school year. 

 

 323    Moved by Marisa Root to approve the Lincoln/Aspen Park Handbook for the 2008-2009 school year. Seconded by Jim Crouch. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Cody Myers has been recognized by the National Association of School Resource Officers on his achievement to the status of National School Resource Officer Practitioner

         b.     Jason Bennett has been elected to the office of Band Vice-President of the Wyoming Music Educators’ Association  

         c.     Mary Jo Chouinard has been invited to attend the 2008 Rural Principals’ Forum in Denver 

         d.     Thank you note from FC BOCES for use of the suburban for Job Corps 

         e.     Thank you note from Cory Wright for Lilly Wright 

         f.      Donation from Chemtrade of $500 to the new elementary school for school playground equipment.  

         g.     Thank you notes for the enhancement payment have been received from Sue Gosnell and Mary Ann Flom    

         h.     Letter from Larry Hart regarding the next bond issue attempt

         i.      Jody Ray has been hired as a part-time aide at RHS

         j.      Joey Cavner has been hired as a computer aide at Rendezvous

         k.     Erly Cornejo has been hired as a computer aide at Ashgrove

         l.      The following have been hired as crossing guards: Larry (Chuck) Brackenbury, Angie Schwartzkopf and Cliff Burns

         m.    Forbes.com article “Beyond the SAT”

         n.     EducationDaily article “Technical panel to tackle N-size, AYP, other NCLB Issues

         o.     EducationDaily article “ACT college-readiness scores remain stable in 2008”

         p.     The Ashgrove Elementary Fire Sprinkler System  project is substantially complete. q.    SFC Project Status List

         r.     Educationdaily.com article “Educators: PDK-Gallup poll confirms NCLB overhaul needed

         s.     Enrollment for Today

        

Executive Session - Personnel

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:38 p.m. and reconvened into regular session at 7:48 p.m.

 

 Carl Manning explained that the Board reviewed the Superintendent’s evaluation; it was a positive evaluation.

            

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Carl Manning, Chair                                                     Jim Crouch, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

August 26, 2008

 

 

 

 317    Motion to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented with the addition of an executive session on personnel. Motion carried.

       

 318    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 319    Motion to approve the name Aspen Park Elementary School. Motion carried.

 

 320    Motion to approve Change Order No. 1 with Rawhide Mechanical, Inc. Motion carried.

          

 321    Motion to hire the following coaches: Erly Cornejo, Assistant 7th Volleyball; Joey Cavner Assistant Boys’ Soccer; and Tracy Wolfer, Assistant Speech. Motion carried.

 

 322    Motion to offer a contract to Becky Dechart. Motion carried.

 

 323    Motion to approve the Lincoln/Aspen Park Handbook for the 2008-2009 school year. Motion carried.