FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

October 27, 2009

 

Roll Call

 

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

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, absent                                      Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present         Jay Vincent, Attorney, present

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler, John Schumacher, Tom Hernandez, Mike Kouris and Cheryl Mowry.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on October 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

 

Craig Beck made the following changes to the Board agenda:  

           Round Table

           Tom Hernandez – NEA Convention

           Information Item

           k.   The RHS Barometer

           l.    WSBA- New Areas

           m.  Myron Peabody – Computer Training November 3 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 343    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda with the changes. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

         * Approve the minutes of the October 13, 2009 Board Meetings

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

           

 344    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried. 


 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 90942 – 91065 ---------------------------------------------- $    620,128.73

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4291 – 4296 --------------------------------------------------        52,089.55

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 23793 – 23863  ------------------------------------------       318,697.66

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 10079 – 10186----------------------------------------       15,302.02

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2742 – 2743  -----------------------------------------     361,566.34

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 426 – 428 -------------------------------------       31,946.10

                                                                                

Round Table 

 

Tom Hernandez thanked the Board for their support of Indian Ed. We were recognized at the National Conference for the outstanding support and work of the Indian Ed Committee in this district.

 

Carolyn Tyler asked for positive thoughts for Bruce Tippets who is very ill.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Consolidated Grant Funds

 

We have received notice of the award of $2,946,246 for the Consolidated Grant. In the attached documentation, Kim has outlined the intended use of the funds.

 

 345    Moved by Bill Russell to accept the Consolidated Grant funds in the amount of $2,946,246. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Johnson O’Malley Funds

 

We have received notice of the award of $12,193 through the Johnson O’Malley funds.

 

 346    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the Johnson O’Malley funds in the amount of $12,193. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Indian Education Funds

 

We have received notice of the award of $99,727 through the Indian Education Grant.

 

 347    Moved by Bill Russell to accept the Indian Education funds in the amount of $99,727.  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

                                                                                                           

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Create Two New Classified Positions

 

Mike Kouris requested a new position for an additional special ed paraprofessional at RMS for a new student coming in. Larry Hartwell is requesting the creation of a maintenance position to allow for cross training.               

 

 348    Moved by Glenn Ogg to create two new positions: 1) a special ed paraprofessional at RMS and 2) a person to cross train in maintenance. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 8035 “Student Truancy, Absences and Excuses” on First Reading

 

  349   Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the Policy 8035 “Student Truancy, Absences and Excuses” on first reading. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Changes to the Sick Leave Bank

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board make a variance to the qualifications for use of the District Sick Leave Bank due to the Swine Flu. Doctors are advising people to stay home if they get Swine Flu.

 

 350    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the revision to the Sick Leave Bank to allow staff members with Swine Flu to apply for days from the Bank.  Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     NRA Foundation Magazine Camp Postcard article

         b.     Mary Jo Chouinard will be recognized as Wyoming’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year at the WSBA Conference

         c.     Jim Crouch was selected as a WSBA Golden Bell Award Winner

         d.     Sample superintendent’s evaluation form 

         e.     Cathy Fisher has been hired as a special ed aide at RHS

         f.      Thank you card from Yvonne Thornley

         g.     Thank you card from Lindsey Anderson with Relay for Life

         h.     Cherokee Williams has been hired as a health paraprofessional at Aspen Park 

         i.      Rusty Komrs has been hired as a paraprofessional in the behavior resource room at Aspen Park

         j.      Lynne Roberts has been upgraded to Maintenance Foreman

         k.     The RHS Barometer

         l.      WSBA- New Areas

         m.    Myron Peabody – Computer Training November 3 at 6:00 p.m.

        

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

         a.     2009 WSBA Delegate Assembly Proposed Resolutions – Carl Manning and Bill Russell will be the delegates. Craig Beck and the Board went through the resolutions. 1) support 2) support 3) support 4) support 5) support 6) do not support 7)  8) do not support 9) support 10) 11)  12) support 13) do not support 14) support 15) support.

 

Executive Session for Student Discipline

        

 351    Moved by Bill Russell to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into executive session at 7:34 p.m. and reconvened at 9:08 p.m.

 

352     Moved by Glenn Ogg to expel student number 10132009-183000010 for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year, the student may be allowed to return for the second semester if he completes drug counseling, has good attendance and participates in tutoring on a strict contract in accordance with our recommendation and allow the administration to return him at second semester without a hearing. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Larry Christensen, Chair                                              Carl Manning, Clerk

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

 REGULAR MEETING

October 27, 2009

 

 

 343    Motion to adopt the agenda with the changes. Motion carried.

 

 344    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 345    Motion to accept the Consolidated Grant funds in the amount of $2,946,246. Motion carried.

 

 346    Motion to accept the Johnson O’Malley funds in the amount of $12,193. Motion carried.

 

347     Motion to accept the Indian Education funds in the amount of $99,727.   Motion carried.

 

 348    Motion to create two new positions: 1) a special ed paraprofessional at RMS and 2) a person to cross train in maintenance. Motion carried.

 

 349    Motion to approve the Policy 8035 “Student Truancy, Absences and Excuses” on first reading. Motion carried.

 

 350    Motion to approve the revision to the Sick Leave Bank to allow staff members with Swine Flu to apply for days from the Bank.   Motion carried.

        

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

 

352     Motion to expel student number 10132009-183000010 for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year, the student may be allowed to return for the second semester if he completes drug counseling, has good attendance and participates in tutoring on a strict contract in accordance with our recommendation and allow the administration to return him at second semester without a hearing. Motion carried.