FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 13, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

Larry Christensen, Chair, present                                  Steve Cooper, Member, present

Bill Russell, Vice Chair, present                                     Glenn Ogg, Member, present

Carl Manning, Clerk, present                                        Dean Peranteaux, Member, present

Kristy Shaklee, 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: Curt Collins, Marisa Root, Casey Styvar, Mel Muldrow, Crissy Lucas, Gay Hughes, Jason Bennett, Shelby Rice, Kaitlyn Griffin and Linda Griffin.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 13, 2009 by Chair Larry Christensen. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Bill Russell reported that there was a quorum present to transact business.

 

Presentation of Plaque

 

Carl Manning presented a plaque to outgoing Board Member Marisa Root.

 

Consider Adoption or Make Changes in the Board Agenda

 

The following changes were made to the Board agenda:

            Round Table

           Jason Bennett – RMS Band

           Action

            t.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Out-of-State Travel for the RMS Band to Greeley, Colorado and Logan, Utah

           u.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Changing the FF&E Bid Award to Wyoming Stationary

            v.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a New Course, “Digital Painting,” at RHS

           w.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Extend the Contract for the Superintendent

           Information Items

           k.    Notes of appreciation for the staff party were received from Sheree Vredenberg and Elissa Burleson

           l.    Lincoln No. 2 is hosting a new Board training February 25th

           m.  RMS Custodian, Janna Whinnery, has resigned.

 

 130    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the changes in the Board agenda as presented. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

         * Approve the minutes of the December 9th and December 16th, 2008 Board Meetings (attachment)

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

      * Ratify bills approved by the Board on December 29th , 30th or 31st

                                                                                                         

 131    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 88223 – 88335 ---------------------------------------------- $       253,561.59

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4206– 4211  -------------------------------------------------          85,137.00

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 22824 - 22872 -------------------------------------------        775,941.44

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9048 - 9067 ------------------------------------------           32,752.30

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2686 – 2688 -----------------------------------------           4,923.47

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 382 – 385  -------------------------------         434,562.38

        

Round Table:

              

Mel Muldrow gave an update on the Aspen Park Elementary School. The move is still anticipated to be in February.

 

Craig Beck has requested from the State Department two additional days off for the move.

 

The Board will have a walk-through tour on January 27th at noon.

 

Kayla Griffin and Shelby Rice requested permission for the FFA to attend the Denver Stock Show. They are not requesting any money.

 

Crissy Lucas briefed the Board on her duties as the Parent Liaison for the Parent Education Network.

 

Gay Hughes thanked the Board for the staff party. She outlined the bid awards for the weight equipment through the Pep Grant.

 

Jason Bennett thanked the Board for allowing him and Aric to attend the music workshop in Chicago. He said it was the most amazing music experience of his life. He also requested permission for the RMS Band to travel out-of-state.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 41 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 41  with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $21,776.48 and is to install chain link fence.

 

 132    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 41 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $21,776.48. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 42 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 42 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $11,005.64 and is to install fiberglass insulation.

 

 133    Moved by Bill Russell to approve Change Order No. 42 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $11,005.64. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 43 with Mid-Valley General Contractors  

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 43 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $143,551.68 and is to install concrete for playground.

 

 134    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 43 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $143,551.68 to install concrete. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 44 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 44 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $21,849.53 and is to install glycol fire protection system for canopies.

 

 135    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Change Order No. 44 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $21,849.53 to install glycol fire protection system for canopies. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 45 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 45 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $31,621.00 and is to extend the chain link fence.

 

 136    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Change Order No. 45 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $31,621.00 to extend the chain link fence. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 46 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 46 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $1,099.25 and is to install heat detectors for kitchen hood.

 

 137    Moved by Kristy Shaklee to approve Change Order No. 46  with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,099.25 to install heat detectors for kitchen hood. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 47 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 47 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $522.12 and is to install view panels in the door to the Quiet Rooms.

 

 138    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Change Order No. 47 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $522.12 to install view panels in the door to the Quiet Rooms. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 48 with Mid-Valley General Contractors  

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 48 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $8,697.67. This change order is to add data cables for security cameras.

 

 139    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Change Order No. 48 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $8,697.67 to add data cables. Seconded Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 49 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 49 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $489.56. This change order is to install a sink.

 

 140    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 49 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $489.56 to install a sink. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 50 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 50 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $631.22. This change order is to move the track lighting and can lights.

 

 141    Moved by Bill Russell to approve Change Order No. 50 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $631.22 to move the track lighting and can lights. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 51 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 51 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $1,963.92. This change order is to install plastic laminate access panels at the reception desk and the media center.

 

 142    Moved by Kristy Shaklee to approve Change Order No. 51 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,963.92 to install plastic laminate access panels at the reception desk and the media center. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 52 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 52 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $2,901.11. This change order is to provide electrical and plumbing connection to undercounter dishwasher.

 

 143    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Change Order No. 52 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $2,901.11 to provide electrical and plumbing connection to undercounter dishwasher. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Direct the Administration to Conduct Interviews for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board set up interviews with the following architectural firms for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study:

                  Plan One                                                  Cody

                  TSP                                                         Sheridan

                  CTA                                                         Billings

 

 144    Moved by Bill Russell to interview Plan One, TSP and CTA for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show

 

Casey Styvar requested that the Board approve the out-of-state travel for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show January 18th-23rd. They will be taking animals and students. They are not requesting funding.

 

 145    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the out-of-state travel for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Out-of-State Travel for the Indoor Track to go to Spearfish, South Dakota and Pocatello, Idaho

 

Keith Bauder requested that the Board approve the out-of-state travel for the indoor track team to go to Spearfish, South Dakota and Pocatello, Idaho. They will go to Spearfish January 23rd-24th and Pocatello February 19th-21st They need transportation but will fund raise for the motels.

 

 146    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the out-of-state travel for the indoor track team to go to Spearfish, South Dakota and Pocatello, Idaho.  Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Award the Bids for the Carolyn M. White Pep Grant

 

Gay Hughes recommended the Board award the bids for the weight equipment through the Carolyn M. White Pep Grant at the Board meeting.

 

 147    Moved by Carl Manning to award the Pep Grant bid in the amount of $12,354.56 to HealthStyles Exercise Equipment. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Title I School Improvement Grant Award

 

Kim McKinnon requested that the Board accept the Title I School Improvement Grant in the amount of $143,893.00 for Rendezvous Elementary School. These funds will be used to hire an additional writing intervention teacher and an additional assistant in the computer lab for the reading and phonics programs.

 

 148    Moved by Carl Manning to receive the Title I School Improvement Grant in the amount of $143,893. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract for a RMS Science Teacher

 

Cheryl Mowry recommended that the Board offer a contract to Krista Edwards to fill the Eighth Grade Science position for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year.

 

 149    Moved by Carl Manning to offer a contract to Krista Edwards as an Eighth Grade Science Teacher. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Add Two Additional Paraprofessionals at Rendezvous

 

Mike Kouris and Mary Jo Chouinard requested the Board add two additional paraprofessionals at Rendezvous Elementary School.

 

 150    Moved by Bill Russell to approve to add two additional paraprofessionals at Rendezvous Elementary School. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Out-of-State Travel for the RMS Band to Greeley, Colorado and Logan, Utah

 

Jason Bennett requested permission for the RMS Band to travel to festivals in Greeley, Colorado and Logan, Utah. They are only requesting use of the buses and permission. They are not requesting any funding.

 

 151    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the out-of-state travel for the RMS Band to go to Greeley, Colorado and Logan, Utah. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Changing the FF&E Bid Award to Wyoming Stationary

 

Office-Scapes has declined to accept the award of the FF&E bid.  Therefore, Mike Collins recommended the Board award the bid to Wyoming Stationary.

 

 152    Moved by Glenn Ogg to award the FF&E Bid to Wyoming Stationary. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

 Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a New Course, “Digital Painting,” at RHS

 

JoAnne Flanagan requested permission to offer a new course, Digital Painting, at RHS. She is also planning to offer “American Heritage” again.                                                                                                                      

 

 153    Moved by Kristy Shaklee to approve “Digital Painting” as a new course at RHS. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider to Extend the Contract for the Superintendent

 

 154    Moved by Bill Russell to offer a two year contract to Superintendent Beck through June 2011 with salary and benefit to be set at a later date. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Larry Christensen reported that his evaluation was exceptional.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:              

         a.     Special Board Meeting – January 12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. for student Discipline

         b.     2009 Legislative Forum – February 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Cheyenne

         c.     The Riverton Fire Department is requesting the use of buses for their Mid-Winter Fire School

         d.     WDE letter congratulating our District on being fully compliant with IDEA’s transition requirements

         e.     Note of appreciation from Jackson School to Central Office for their support of the yard sale for Leslie Gabrielson

         f.      Notes of appreciation for the book Finish Strong  from Elissa Burleson, Kelly Johnson, Janet Nyberg, Sheri Hinkle, Nancy Kindle, Karen Griffith, Linda Howerton, Lenigh Schrinar, Tom Hernandez, Jill Reddon, Pat Hardt, Leslie Gabrielson, Karen Werth, Karen Peden, Jada White, Doug Elgin, Yvonne Thornley, Alleta Baltes and Ashgrove School, Janis K. Bradley, Karen Wardner, Judy Morrison, Janet Nyberg, LaNae Weber and Tawn Gopp

         g.     Note of appreciation from Sue from CTA Architects for Craig’s time

         h.     Donation of $1,000 to the Riverton Band Program from Alexander and Carol Healer-Ward

         i.      Donation of a 1991 Chevy Silverado Pickup from Darryl and Wendi Steeds

         j.      WHSAA Good Sportsmanship Award to A.J. Giannino  

         k.     Notes of appreciation for the staff party were received from Sheree Vredenberg and Elissa Burleson

          l.     Lincoln No. 2 is hosting a new Board training February 25th

         m.    RMS Custodian, Janna Whinnery, has resigned.

         n.     Craig Beck distributed packets of communications from the last eight years regarding issues to the Board.

         o.     The Board received the books Finish Strong and QBQ Question Behind the Question

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                               Carl Manning, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

January 13, 2009

 

 

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

 

 131    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 132    Motion to approve Change Order No. 41 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $21,776.48. Motion carried.

 

 133    Motion to approve Change Order No. 42 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $11,005.64. Motion carried.

 

 134    Motion to approve Change Order No. 43 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $143,551.68 to install concrete. Motion carried.

 

 135    Motion to approve Change Order No. 44 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $21,849.53 to install glycol fire protection system for canopies. Motion carried.

 

 136    Motion to approve Change Order No. 45 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $31,621.00 to extend the chain link fence. Motion carried.

 

 137    Motion to approve Change Order No. 46  with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,099.25 to install heat detectors for kitchen hood. Motion carried.

 

 138    Motion to approve Change Order No. 47 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $522.12 to install view panels in the door to the Quiet Rooms. Motion carried.

 

 139    Motion to approve Change Order No. 48 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $8,697.67 to add data cables. Motion carried.

 

 140    Motion to approve Change Order No. 49 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $489.56 to install a sink. Motion carried.

 

 141    Motion to approve Change Order No. 50 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $631.22 to move the track lighting and can lights. Motion carried.

 

 142    Motion to approve Change Order No. 51 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,963.92 to install plastic laminate access panels at the reception desk and the media center. Motion carried.

 

 143    Motion to approve Change Order No. 52 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $2,901.11 to provide electrical and plumbing connection to undercounter dishwasher. Motion carried.

 

 144    Motion to interview Plan One, TSP and CTA for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study. Motion carried.

 

 145    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show. Motion carried.

 

 146    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the indoor track team to go to Spearfish, South Dakota and Pocatello, Idaho. Motion carried.

 

 147    Motion to award the Pep Grant bid in the amount of $12,354.56 to HealthStyles Exercise Equipment. Motion carried.

 

 148    Motion to receive the Title I School Improvement Grant in the amount of $143,893. Motion carried.

 

 149    Motion to offer a contract to Krista Edwards as an Eighth Grade Science Teacher. Motion carried.

 

 150    Motion to approve to add two additional paraprofessionals at Rendezvous Elementary School. Motion carried.

 

 151    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel for the RMS Band to go to Greeley, Colorado and Logan, Utah. Motion carried.

 

 152    Motion to award the FF&E Bid to Wyoming Stationary. Motion carried.

 

 153    Motion to approve “Digital Painting” as a new course at RHS. Motion carried.

 

 154    Motion to offer a two year contract to Superintendent Beck through June 2011 with salary and benefit to be set at a later date. Motion carried.