FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

May 12, 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, absent

 

Superintendent Craig Beck, present                              Assistant Superintendent Kim McKinnon, absent

Joel Vincent, Attorney, present                                     Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present        

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler, JoAnne Flanagan, Alleta Baltes, Carolyn Conner, Jolan Maser, LeAnne Adels, Casey Styvar and Tawn Gopp.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on May 12, 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

           Action

           f.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept a Resignation

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Use of Title II-A Funds

           k.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the use of Title I-A Funds

           Information Items

           k.   Thank you notes for the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and multi-tool from Valery Campbell, Yvonne Thornley, Tobi Gresback, Owen and Jeri Lampert, Candace McCue and Sheree Vredenburg.

           l.    Note of Appreciation for the insurance retirement benefit package from LaNae Weber

           m.  Enrollment Data

           n.   Marlena Stauffenberg is retiring. She has been employed with the District for 34 years.

           Discussion Items

           a.   Larry Christensen with City Council.

 

 256    Moved by Bill Russell to adopt the agenda as presented with late pays. Seconded  by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

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

      * Consider payment of bills including late pays

 

 257    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried. 

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 89307 – 89450 ---------------------------------------------- $    168,639.58

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4245 – 4248 --------------------------------------------------        98,334.28

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 23219 – 23296  ------------------------------------------       518,860.28

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9650 – 9720 -----------------------------------------      206,891.31

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2711 – 2714 -----------------------------------------          5,156.82

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 443 – 444  --------------------------------       30,860.31

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 408 – 412 -------------------------------------       46,909.00

        

Round Table 

 

LeAnne Adels, Tawn Gopp, Casey Styvar and JoAnne Flanagan gave a presentation on vocational ed. at Riverton High School.

 

Carolyn Conner gave a Powerpoint presentation on the NorthWest BOCES.

 

Glenn Ogg reported that the Rec Board held a regular meeting.

 

Craig Beck reported that an ad has been placed in the newspaper and on the radio encouraging students

to stay in school.

 

Alleta Baltes thanked the Board for the wonderful breakfast and multi-tool. In a recent audit with the State Department, they SDE highly praised our District. The support from the administration and Board is exceptional.  The UW athletes worked with Ashgrove’s students this week, they raved at how well behaved the students were.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept Resignations

 

We have received letters of resignation from Case Manager and School Psychologist Kristine Berc and from Rendezvous Teacher Brandy Johnson.                                                                                                                     

                 

 258    Moved by Glenn Ogg to accept the resignations of Kristine Berc and Brandy Johnson. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer Contracts

                 

Interview teams recommended that the Board offer contracts to the following people:

                  Laurelle Hofman                                   Speech/Language Pathologist

                  Joe Johnston                                        Fourth Grade Teacher

                  Brandon Young                                     Fourth Grade Teacher

                  Amber Williams                                    Reading Intervention

                  Loretta (Rusty) McDonald                      RMS Multi-Handicap Teacher

                  Kimberly Krieger                                  RHS Language Arts

                 

 259   Moved by Carl Manning to offer contracts to Laurelle Hofman, Joe Johnston, Brandon Young, Amber Williams, Loretta (Rusty) McDonald and Kimberly Krieger. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Preliminary Budget

 

Mike Collins recommended that the Board approve the preliminary budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

 260    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the preliminary budget. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux.

 

           Amended by Bill Russell to include “for the 2009-2010 school year as presented.” Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Amended motion carried. Carl Manning voted against the motion.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 1 with Spriggs Sheet Metal

 

Colleen Nelson recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 1 with Spriggs Sheetmetal. This is for the IT HVAC replacement for Central Office. There is no cost change, it is to increase the time allowed for this project by 29 days.

 

 261    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Change Order No. 1 with Spriggs Sheetmetal on the IT HVAC replacement project at Central Office to increase the time allowed for this project by 29 days. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Receive a Grant Award

 

We have received notification from the WDE that we have been awarded $334,231 through the Wyoming Bridges Grant.

 

 262    Moved by Bill Russell to receive the Wyoming Bridges Grant award of $334, 231. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept a Resignation

 

We have received a letter of resignation from Jackson Elementary Case Manager Nicole Schoening.

 

 263    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the resignation of Nicole Schoening. Seconded by Steve Cooper. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Use of Title II-A Funds

 

Kim McKinnon requested the Board approve the use of Title II-A to fund four positions in grades K-3 for class-size reduction.

 

 264    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve the use of Title II-A to fund four positions in grades K-3 for class-size reduction. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the use of Title I-A Funds

 

Kim McKinnon requested that the Board approve grade-span services in Title I-A for grades K-5. 

 

 265    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve grade-span services in Title I-A for grades K-5.  Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Aspen Park Elementary Grand Opening, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.

         b.     One-time Early Retirement Health Insurance Buyout Plan

         c.     Updated 2009-2010 School Calendar

         d.     There will be a Meet and Confer Meeting on May 19, 2009 at 3:45.  Larry and Steve are the Board representatives.

         e.     Note of appreciation from the English students who went to Boston and New York City

         f.      Thank you note from Fran Galey’s Family

         g.     Thank you notes for the Teacher Appreciation gifts and breakfast from Kristi Judd, Sue Gosnell, Jerri Maulik, Kriss May and Kelly Johnson

         h.     Kay Fabricus will be transferring from a Reading Intervention Position to a Fifth Grade Teacher Position

         i.      RHS Aide Karen Wimmer has resigned

         j.      AASA Study “Poverty is the single greatest factor limiting student achievement”  

         k.     Thank you notes for the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and multi-tool from Valery Campbell, Yvonne Thornley, Tobi Gresback, Owen and Jeri Lampert, Candace McCue and Sheree Vredenburg.

         l.      Note of Appreciation for the insurance retirement benefit package from LaNae Weber

         m.    Enrollment Data

         n.     Marlena Stauffenberg is retiring. She has been employed with the District for 34 years.

 

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion item was presented:

           a.   Larry Christensen reported that Carter Napier has asked if the City Council could meet informally with the Board to enhance relations and cooperative efforts.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                              Carl Manning, Clerk


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

 REGULAR MEETING

May 12, 2009

 

 

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

 

 257    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 

 

 258    Motion to accept the resignations of Kristine Berc and Brandy Johnson. Motion carried.

        

 259     Motion to offer contracts to Laurelle Hofman, Joe Johnston, Brandon Young, Amber Williams, Loretta (Rusty) McDonald and Kimberly Krieger. Motion carried.

 

 260    Motion to approve the preliminary budget.

 

           Amended to include “for the 2009-2010 school year as presented.” Amended motion carried.

 

 261    Motion to approve Change Order No. 1 with Spriggs Sheetmetal on the IT HVAC replacement project at Central Office to increase the time allowed for this project by 29 days. Motion carried.

 

 262    Motion to receive the Wyoming Bridges Grant award of $334, 231. Motion carried.

 

263     Motion to accept the resignation of Nicole Schoening. Motion carried.

 

 264    Motion to approve the use of Title II-A to fund four positions in grades K-3 for class-size reduction. Motion carried.

 

265     Motion to approve grade-span services in Title I-A for grades K-5.  Motion carried.