FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 24, 2009

 

Roll Call

 

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

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

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

Kristy Shaklee, Treasurer, absent

 

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: Mike Kouris, Eddie Carpenter, Dallas Myers, Brett Watson, Renee Moss, Jackie Meeker, Terrance Crippen and Brett Evans.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 24, 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

           ALSO NOTE THAT JOE SIMPSON WILL NOT BE HERE DUE TO THE WEATHER.

           Action

           j.    The staff selected calendar A as their choice for the calendar for the 2009-2010 School Year  

           Information Items

           g.   Life Flight Insurance Information 

           h.   Economic Stimulus Information

           i.    Teaching contracts for next year will be acted on at the next meeting

 

 206    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

         * Approve the minutes of the March 10th, 2009 Board Meetings

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

       

 207    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 88861 – 89013 ---------------------------------------------- $ 2,221,522.05

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4228  ----------------------------------------------------------        28,732.00

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 23018 - 23062 -------------------------------------------       693,094.45

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9414 - 9494 ------------------------------------------       756,903.20

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 416 - 428 ---------------------------------      442,005.59

        

Round Table:

          

Brett Watson and Brett Evans presented an award to Encana for their Outstanding Community Support. They have donated more than $974,433 to the community for projects. Eddie Carpenter received the award. They also presented an award to Terrance Crippen as Volunteer of the Year.

 

Jackie Meeker gave the Board an update on the FCBOCHES.

 

Craig Beck reported that we are going out to bid for repairs on the elevator in the TAC. The SFC will fund the elevator fix and the planting of the riparian zone in front of RMS and between RHS and Sunset.

 

Craig Beck also reported that we have gone out to bid for a scoreboard for the new track/field.

 

Craig Beck reported that the NW Regional Superintendent’s will meet with the WSBA and superintendents on March 25th to do a study to counter PICAS.

 

Mike Collins asked the Board to acknowledge that they had received a copy of a legal notice regarding outstanding warrants from the 2007-2008 year.

 

Kim McKinnon reported that mandates regarding the economic stimulus money are still very contradictory.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Contract with the School Facilities Commission for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study

 

 208    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the contract with the School Facilities Commission for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study and authorize the Superintendent to sign the contract.  Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Two Additional Teaching Positions

 

Mike Kouris recommended that the Board approve two additional special ed teaching positions, one at Lincoln and one at RMS, due to an increase in students with multiple disabilities. These positions are for next year.

                                

 209   Moved by Bill Russell to approve two additional special ed. teaching positions. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.


          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Two Additional Aide Positions

 

Mike Kouris recommended the Board approve two additional aide positions, one at Jackson and one at Lincoln, due to an increase in students with multiple disabilities. These positions are for the remainder of the school year.

 

 210    Moved by Bill Russell to recommend the Board approve two additional aide positions. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Melanie Rottweiler

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Melanie Rottweiler effective the end of this school year.

 

 211    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the resignation of Melanie Rottweiler. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Skye Coleman-Weisz as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board accept the resignation of Skye Coleman-Weisz as an Assistant Boys Soccer Coach.

 

 212    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Skye Coleman-Weisz. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to Aziz Waheed as an Assistant Soccer Coach

 

Keith Bauder recommended that the Board offer a contract to Aziz Waheed as an assistant soccer coach.

 

 213   Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to Aziz Waheed as an Assistant Soccer Coach. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

        

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Award of $36,300 from the Rec Board

 

We have received a letter from the Fremont County Rec Board awarding the District $36,300 for the Aquatic Center.

 

 214    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the award of $36,300 from the Fremont County Rec Board. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve a Change in the District’s Policy and Procedure Regarding the Health Insurance

 

Mike Collins recommended that the Board approve a change in the District’s Policy and Procedure regarding the health insurance and COBRA. He is recommending that we allow retired employees to remain on our insurance plan at their expense until they are eligible for Medicare.

 

 215   Moved by Carl Manning to approve to allow retired employees to remain on our insurance plan at their expense until they are eligible for Medicare. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 216   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the payment of the INCREASE of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September out of General Fund. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the School Calendar for 2009-2010

 

The staff voted for school calendar A as their choice for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

 217   Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Option A as the school calendar for the 2009-2010 school year.  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Revision of and Regulation for Policy 8008 “Harassment Intimidation or Bullying Regulations”         b.     Scoreboard for Activity Field at RHS/RMS

         c.     RHS Concurrent Enrollment 

         d.     Donation from Roberta Miller of nebulizer for the Nurse’s Office at Ashgrove

         e.     Bill Thompson has been hired as an Behavior Monitor at Lincoln

         f.      BOARD RETREAT -  MARCH 31 AT 6:00 P.M.

         g.     Life Flight Insurance Information 

         h.     Economic Stimulus Information

         i.      Teaching contracts for next year will be acted on at the next meeting

 

Discussion Item

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     Awards

 

Executive Session - Student Discipline (2) and Joe Simpson (MOU Negotiation)

 

 218    Moved by Carl Manning to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:48 p.m. and reconvened at 9:16 p.m.

 

 219    Moved by Steve Cooper to expel student 032409-183082129 for nine weeks with the opportunity for the suspension of the expulsion if the student will comply with a strict behavior contract. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

 220    Moved by Steve Cooper to expel student 032409 – 180004415 for one year, the remainder of the spring 2009 and the entire fall 2009 semester.  Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 


 

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                              Carl Manning, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

March 24, 2009

 

 

 206    Motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

 

 207    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 208    Motion to approve the contract with the School Facilities Commission for the Ashgrove Feasibility Study and authorize the Superintendent to sign the contract. Motion carried.

 

 209     Motion to approve two additional special ed. teaching positions. Motion carried.

          

 210    Motion to recommend the Board approve two additional aide positions. Motion carried.

 

 211    Motion to accept the resignation of Melanie Rottweiler. Motion carried.

 

 212    Motion to accept the resignation of Skye Coleman-Weisz. Motion carried.

 

 213     Motion to offer a contract to Aziz Waheed as an Assistant Soccer Coach. Motion carried.

        

 214    Motion to accept the award of $36,300 from the Fremont County Rec Board. Motion carried.

 

 215     Motion to approve to allow retired employees to remain on our insurance plan at their expense until they are eligible for Medicare. Motion carried.

 

 216     Motion to approve the payment of the INCREASE of the employee and District portion of the health insurance premiums for July, August and September out of General Fund. Motion carried.

 

 217     Motion to approve Option A as the school calendar for the 2009-2010 school year Motion carried.

 

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

 

 219    Motion to expel student 032409-183082129 for nine weeks with the opportunity for the suspension of the expulsion if the student will comply with a strict behavior contract. Motion carried.

 

 220    Motion to expel student 032409 – 180004415 for one year, the remainder of the spring 2009 and the entire fall 2009 semester.   Motion carried.