FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 14, 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, absent

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, Dick Inberg, Jim Matson, JoAnne Flanagan, Joe Simpson, Kathy Ruby, Chuckie Aanestad, Gay Hughes, Anna Mosbrucker, LaNae Weber, Lennie Anderson, Tracy Wilcox and Debbie Wempen.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on April 14, 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

           Joe Simpson will present the SDE Fiscal Year Data Award to Mike Collins and his staff.       

           Key Club

           Action

           i.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Requests for Retirement 

           j.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Tracy Wolfer

           k.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of a Coach

           l.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the BOE Plan

           m.  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip for Key Club to Dallas

           n.   Consider an  Administrative Recommendation to Award a Contract for an Analysis

           Information Items

           f.    Board Member Disclosure of Interest

           Discussion Items

           b.   Additional information from Mike Collins regarding the analysis of an insurance buyout

           c.    Request from retirees regarding benefits

           d.   Joe Simpson – Job Corps

           Executive Session – Legal

 

 221    Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the agenda as presented with late pays. Seconded  by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

         * Approve the minutes of the March 28th, 2009 Board Meetings

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

       

 222    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 89014 – 89170 ---------------------------------------------- $     213,491.94

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4229 - 4235---------------------------------------------------      219,631.98

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 23063 - 23137 -------------------------------------------       498,883.42

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9495 - 9498 -----------------------------------------           39,169.50

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2705 – 2708 -----------------------------------------          4,839.83

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 430 – 438  --------------------------------      156,893.13

        

Round Table:

          

Dick Inberg addressed the Board requesting the water rights to the 10.99 acres of land at Aspen Park. He requested the water rights be transferred to the Riverton Valley Irrigation District.

 

Joel Vincent noted that the costs to sell the water rights would be more than the benefits.

 

Jim Matson gave a report on the reasons parents choose to home school their children or to transfer them out-of-district.

 

Key Club students thanked the Board for allowing them to attend their District Convention. It was a very successful convention with several Riverton students being appointed as District Officers. They requested permission to travel out-of-state to Dallas in June.

 

Joe Simpson presented the SDE Fiscal Year Data Award to Mike Collins and his staff.

 

Joe Simpson also reported that the Governor plans to keep the economic stimulus money until he sees if the Foundation can use it.

 

Joe Simpson also discussed a draft of the Strategic Plan for 2009-2014.

 

Carl Manning reported that he and Bill Russell attended the National School Boards Association Convention in San Diego. The attendance at the convention was down by 1/3 this year because of the state of the economy and the country.

 

Carl Manning said that Niobrara County School District No. 1 is holding a meeting in Riverton seeking clients for their virtual school.

 

Craig Beck and Joe Simpson agreed that there is a need to change the way high school classes are taught.

 

Bill Russell agreed with Carl Manning that the NSBA conference was down but it is a good conference to attend to learn what is happening outside of Wyoming.

 

Bill Russell also reported that the Riverton Recreation District held their regular meeting.

 

Robert Peck reported that the Speech and Debate Team attended the National Qualifier meet. It was a very successful meet with three Riverton students (Robert Peck, Victoria Skinner and Mitchell Thornley) qualifying for Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama. They requested permission and funds to travel out of state.

 

Carl Manning reported that the FCBOCES classes are going well. The Job Corps is moving along.

 

Craig Beck reported that the move to Aspen Park was very successful. The volunteer help was phenomenal.

 

Larry Christensen added that Dan Richmond and his crew do a phenomenal job everywhere.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts to Certified Staff for the 2009-2010 School Year

 

 223    Moved by Carl Manning to offer contracts to the Certified Staff as presented for the 2009-2010 school year. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Receive the Reading First Grant Award

 

 224   Moved by Bill Russell to receive the Reading First Grant in the amount of $140,346.15. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 63 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 63 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $3,773.71. This change order is to add speakers and the necessary wiring.

 

 225    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Change Order No. 63 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $3,773.71 to add speakers and the necessary wiring. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 64 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 64 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $2,316.36. This change order is to provide and install wall mats in two rooms.

 

 226    Moved by Kristy Shaklee to approve Change Order No. 64 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $2,316.36 to provide and install wall mats in two rooms. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 65 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 65 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,333.83. This change order is to provide and install a switch control in the reading room.

 

 227    Moved by Bill Russell to approve Change Order No. 65 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,333.83 to provide and install a switch control in the reading room. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 66 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended the Board approve Change Order No. 66 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,108.57. This change order is to provide and install five exterior horns.

 

 228    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 66 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,108.57 to provide and install five exterior horns. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 67 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 67 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $272.34. This change order is to provide and install a door closure.

 

 229    Moved by Glenn Ogg to recommend the Board approve Change Order No. 67 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $272.34 to provide and install a door closure. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 68 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 68  with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $444.23. This change order is to install and provide truncated domes for ADA ramps.

 

 230    Moved by Bill Russell to approve Change Order No. 68 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $444.23 to install and provide truncated domes for ADA ramps. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 69 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 69 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,105.53. This change order is to provide and install grommets for computer stations in all classrooms.

 

 231    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 69  with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,105.53 to provide and install grommets for computer stations in all classrooms. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Pay App No. 22 with Mid-Valley General Contractors

 

 232    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Pay App. No. 22 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $547,461.81 subject to no claims being made. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 8008 “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying” on First Reading

 

 233    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the changes to Policy 8008 “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying” and the accompanying regulations on first reading. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Requests for Retirement 

 

Letters of retirement have been received from Ron Porter and Karyn Ervin.

 

 234    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the retirement requests from Ron Porter and Karyn Ervin. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of Tracy Wolfer

 

A letter of resignation was received from RHS English Teacher Tracy Wolfer.

 

 235    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the resignation of Tracy Wolfer. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of a Coach

 

A letter of resignation was received from Brian Shultz as an Assistant High School Football Coach.

 

 236    Moved by Bill Russell to accept the resignation of Brian Shultz as an Assistant High School Football Coach with regret. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the BOE Plan

 

 237    Moved by Kristy Shaklee to approve the BOE Plan as presented. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Joe Simpson stated that the SDE never worried about the leadership in our District. He congratulated the Board and the Administrative staff on the excellent job on the BOE Plan.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip for Key Club to Dallas

 

The Key Club requested permission to travel out-of-state to Dallas in June.

 

 238    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the out-of-state trip for Key Club to Dallas in the amount of $1,540. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee.

          

           Amended by Bill Russell to amend to “per policy,” Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an  Administrative Recommendation to Award a Contract for an Analysis

 

Mike Collins requested that the Board award a contract to Alliance Benefit Group to conduct an actuarial for an audit purpose.

 

 239    Moved by Bill Russell to award a contract in the amount of $6,000 to Alliance Benefit Group to conduct an analysis. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Trip for the Speech and Debate Team to Birmingham, Alabama

 

 240    Moved by Carl Manning to approve an out-of-state trip for the Speech and Debate Team to travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the National Speech Meet as per policy. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:                                                                       

         a.     Our School Resource Officer Cody Myers has been award the Riverton/Lander Elks Police Officer of the Year

         b.     Note from the Reading Coaches thanking the Board for the opportunity to attend the conference in Chicago   

         c.     Kindergarten registration numbers

         d.     Jessica McGurn has been selected to attend the 2009 UW Summer High School Institute 

         e.     SDE memo regarding the ARRA Title 1 and IDEA Funds – 4

         f.      Board Member Disclosure of Interest

 

Discussion Item

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     Water Rights Request – Dick Inberg requested that the Board transfer the 10.99 acres at Aspen Park Elementary to the Riverton Valley Irrigation District. Craig Beck recommended the Board agree to the transfer and when it is timely to transfer the RMS rights to the City in the “spirit of cooperation.”

 

 241   Moved by Bill Russell to authorize the chairman to execute the detachment of the waters rights as described in the document. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

         b.     Analysis of Insurance Buyout

         c.     Request from retirees regarding benefits

         d.     Joe Simpson – Job Corps

 

Executive Session - Student Discipline/Expulsion Updates and Legal

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 9:31 p.m. and reconvened at 9:55 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                              Carl Manning, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

REGULAR MEETING

April 14, 2009

 

 

 221    Motion to adopt the agenda as presented with late pays. Motion carried.

 

 222    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 223    Motion to offer contracts to the Certified Staff as presented for the 2009-2010 school year. Motion carried.

 

 224   Motion to receive the Reading First Grant in the amount of $140,346.15. Motion carried.

          

 225    Motion to approve Change Order No. 63 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $3,773.71 to add speakers and the necessary wiring. Motion carried.

 

 226    Motion to approve Change Order No. 64 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $2,316.36 to provide and install wall mats in two rooms. Motion carried.

 

 227    Motion to approve Change Order No. 65 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,333.83 to provide and install a switch control in the reading room. Motion carried.

 

 228    Motion to approve Change Order No. 66 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $10,108.57 to provide and install five exterior horns. Motion carried.

 

 229    Motion to recommend the Board approve Change Order No. 67 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $272.34 to provide and install a door closure. Motion carried.

 

 230    Motion to approve Change Order No. 68 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $444.23 to install and provide truncated domes for ADA ramps. Motion carried.

 

 231    Motion to approve Change Order No. 69  with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $1,105.53 to provide and install grommets for computer stations in all classrooms. Motion carried.

 

 232    Motion to approve Pay App. No. 22 with Mid-Valley General Contractors in the amount of $547,461.81 subject to no claims being made. Motion carried.

 

 233    Motion to approve the changes to Policy 8008 “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying” and the accompanying regulations on first reading. Motion carried.

 

 234    Motion to approve the retirement requests from Ron Porter and Karyn Ervin. Motion carried.

 

 235    Motion to approve the resignation of Tracy Wolfer. Motion carried.

 

 236    Motion to accept the resignation of Brian Shultz as an Assistant High School Football Coach with regret. Motion carried.

 

 237    Motion to approve the BOE Plan as presented. Motion carried.

 

 238    Motion to approve the out-of-state trip for Key Club to Dallas in the amount of $1,540.

          

           Amended to amend to “per policy,” Motion carried.

 

 239    Motion to award a contract in the amount of $6,000 to Alliance Benefit Group to conduct an analysis. Motion carried.

 

 240    Motion to approve an out-of-state trip for the Speech and Debate Team to travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the National Speech Meet as per policy. Motion carried.

 

 241   Motion to authorize the chairman to execute the detachment of the waters rights as described in the document. Motion carried.