FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 27, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                             

Roll Call

 

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

Bill Russell, Vice Chair, absent                                      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: Carolyn Tyler, Coby Stoehr, Alleta Baltes, Dallas Myers, Janis Bradley, Mary Lea Wolf, Janelle Rottweiler, Bre Skaggs, Becki Baldwin and Talia Wright.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 27, 2009 by Chair Larry Christensen. The pledge of allegiance immediately followed.

 

Roll Call

 

Carl Manning 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

           Alleta Baltes – Janis Bradley

           Action

           Additional Information for Action Item A

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Hire Sponsors and Coaches

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Hire A BRR Teacher

           Information Items

            o.  Worland Speech Results

           Executive Session for Potential Litigation and Contract Negotiations

 

 155    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 January 12th and January 13th, 2009 Board Meetings (attachment)

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

     

                                                                                                         

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 88336 – 88478 ---------------------------------------------- $   2,073,763.93

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4212 – 4217  -------------------------------------------------         23,002.53

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 22873 - 22905 -------------------------------------------        112,145.35

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9030 - 9192 ------------------------------------------           21,793.65

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2689 – 2690 -----------------------------------------        339,405.52

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 400 – 406  -------------------------------           17,745.02

MAJOR MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 397 – 399 -------------------------------          18,887.56

        

Round Table:

              

Janelle Rottweiler, Bre Skaggs, Becki Baldwin and Talia Wright requested funding to purchase cords and tassels for the National Honor Society graduating members.

 

Alleta Baltes congratulated Janis Bradley on receiving the 2009 Social Justice and Diversity K-12 Teaching Award.

 

Dean Peranteaux said that he enjoyed the Aspen Park walk-through. He was really impressed. It was exciting.

 

Carl Manning reported that the second semester has started. The FCBOCES is offering classes in food service, CNA, military science and an energy class. The legislature is in full-swing, the Board through the WSBA will meet with the legislature February 8th. House Bill 199 has been presented: it is to create one district per county.

 

Glenn Ogg agreed that the walk-through was very nice, it is a good addition to the District. The Rec Board will meet next week.

 

Craig Beck added that there are two other bills worth watching: House Bill 248 will delay every school building project by one more year and House Bill 269 for at-risk students. Craig anticipates that all the necessary equipment and furnishings will be here by February 13th and that the move can occur February 14th-16th. A firm to do the Ashgrove Feasibility Study will be selected at the February 10th Board meeting.

 

Dallas Myers reported that last week Casey Styvar took five kids to the National Western Stock Show, thirteen kids qualified for All-State Band and the kids are really getting into the Energy Class.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Request from the National Honor Society

 

The National Honor Society students requested funding to purchase cords and tassels for their graduating members.

 

 157    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the funding to purchase cords and tassels for the National Honor Society graduation members and that this item be put into a category so it is a re-occurring cost in the budget. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.  

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Grant Award

 

We have received notification from the SDE of an award of $614,120.11 for the Facilitator’s Grant.

 

 158    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the Facilitator’s Grant Award of $614,120.11. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the TLQ Grant Award

 

Kim McKinnon requested that the Board accept the Title II-A Teacher/Leader Quality Grant in the amount of $346,179. This grant is a collaborative effort between the University of Wyoming and the Districts of Fremont County.

 

 159    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the Title II TLQ Grant in the amount of $346,179. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract for a Half-Time Teacher

 

Mary Jo Chouinard recommended that the Board offer a contract to Rebecca Biltoft as a half-time writing intervention teacher.

 

 160    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to offer a contract to Rebecca Biltoft as a half-time writing intervention teacher. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignations of a Coach and a Sponsor

          

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board accept the following resignations:

                  

                  Robert LeMasters                               Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach

                  Beverly Elgin                                      Senior Class Sponsor

 

 161    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the resignations of Robert LeMasters as the Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach and Bev Elgin as the Senior Class Sponsor. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 53 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson  recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 53 with Mid-Valley General Contractors. This change order is in the amount of $1,926.52. This change order is to provide transformers in cabinet heaters.

 

 162    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Change Order No. 53 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,926.52. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Hire Sponsors and Coaches

 

Keith Bauder is recommending that the Board approve to hire LeAnne Adels as the Senior Class Advisor and Brady Slack as the Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach.

 

 163    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve LeAnne Adels as the Senior Class Advisor and Brady Slack as the Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach.  Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Hire A BRR Teacher

 

Pat  Hardt recommended that the Board approve to hire Ashley Pinkleman as a Behavior Room Resource Teacher at Lincoln contingent upon Wyoming certification.

 

 164    Moved by Carl Manning to offer a contract to Ashley Pinkleman as a Behavior Room Resource Teacher contingent upon Wyoming certification. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:                                                                       

         a.     Board Walk-through of Aspen Park  – January 27, 2008 at noon

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

         c.     Janis Bradley has received the 2009 Social Justice and Diversity K-12 Teaching Award

         d.     Appreciation celebration for the great customer service Central Office provides

         e.     Ashgrove teachers’ aide Monica Steen has resigned

         f.      Derek Peart has been hired as a night custodian at RMS

         g.     Sierra Heil has been hired as a temporary custodian

         h.     Holly Miller has been hired as a LEP (Limited English Proficiency  ) aide at Lincoln

         i.      Jackie Dickinson has been hired as a special ed aide at Rendezvous

         j.      Jolene Samuelson has been hired as a computer lab aide at Rendezvous

         k.     Alexandra Starbuck has been hired as a half-time SSC aide and half-time WeAVE Distance Education teacher

         l.      SDE memo regarding Supplemental Budget Funding)

         m.    Notes of appreciation for the book Finish Strong  from Fran Galey, the Ashgrove Staff and Kristi Judd

         n.     Note of appreciation to all staff members from Jackson School and Cindy Biltoft for their assistance with the benefit garage sale for Leslie Gabrielson

         o.     Worland Speech Results

 

  Discussion Item

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     Hire Additional SRO – Craig Beck feels the need for a third School Resource Officer. We currently pay Cody Myers salary and he can’t be pulled off during the day. The second officer can be pulled off and that leaves RHS with spotty coverage. We do have a need for an elementary SRO. He has been in discussions with the Riverton Police Department. Craig is proposing that we pay the salary for two officers so that neither of them can be pulled off.

 

Executive Session – Student Discipline,  Potential Litigation, and Contract Negotiations

 

 165   Moved by Carl Manning to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:50 and reconvened at 8:40.

 

 166   Moved by Kristy Shaklee to expel student # 012709-183001663 for one year, the remainder of this semester and the Fall semester 2009, for violation of Policy 8055. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed back into an executive session at 8:41 and reconvened at 9:37.

 


Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                               Carl Manning, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

January 27, 2009

 

 

 

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

            

156     Motion to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried. 

 

157     Motion to approve the funding to purchase cords and tassels for the National Honor Society graduation members and that this item be put into a category so it is a re-occurring cost in the budget. Motion carried.  

 

158     Motion to accept the Facilitator’s Grant Award of $614,120.11.  Motion carried.

 

159     Motion to accept the Title II TLQ Grant in the amount of $346,179. Motion carried.

 

160     Motion to offer a contract to Rebecca Biltoft as a half-time writing intervention teacher. Motion carried.

 

161     Motion to accept the resignations of Robert LeMasters as the Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach and Bev Elgin as the Senior Class Sponsor. Motion carried.

 

162     Motion to approve Change Order No. 53 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,926.52. Motion carried.

 

163     Motion to approve LeAnne Adels as the Senior Class Advisor and Brady Slack as the Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Coach. Motion carried.

 

164     Motion to offer a contract to Ashley Pinkleman as a Behavior Room Resource Teacher contingent upon Wyoming certification. Motion carried.

 

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

 

166    Motion to expel student # 012709-183001663 for one year, the remainder of this semester and the Fall semester 2009, for violation of Policy 8055. Motion carried.