FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 11, 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, present                                     Business Manager, Mike Collins, present

Candace McCue, Administrative Assistant, present        

                                                                                

Also present: Carolyn Tyler, Jason Bennett, Aric Hageman, Carla Moss, Charlie Anderson, Danielle Taylor

Dally Taylor.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 11, 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:  

              Action

           k.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation Regarding a Resignation

           l.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to LaNae Weber

           m.  Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent Agreement with Fremont County School District No. 38

           n.   Consider the Superintendent’s Contract

 

 304    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to adopt the agenda with the changes and the addition to consider the superintendent’s contract. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:                               

         * Approve the minutes of the July 15th, 2009 Board Meetings (attachment)

           * Consider payment of bills including late pays

            

           

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

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 90062 – 90291 ---------------------------------------------- $    669,424.14

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4268 – 4271 --------------------------------------------------            517.71

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 23530 – 23572  ------------------------------------------       291,068.12

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 9891 – 9910 -----------------------------------------        24,079.91

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2724 – 2728  ----------------------------------------      362,843.44

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 460 – 465 ----------------------------------    125,732.68

        

Round Table 

 

Aric Hageman and Jason Bennett requested funding to commission a composer, Colin Brien, to write a piece for the band to play in memory of Fran Galey. This will cost approximately $1,500.

 

Charlie Anderson, Danielle Taylor, Ron Lance of the Energy Partners presented a jacket to Carla Moss as the winner of the Energy Scholarship.

 

Charlie Anderson thanked the Board for the support of the Energy Class. It is a very good program and the Board needs to be commended for their interest in the industry.

                      

Carolyn Tyler asked Craig Beck how the change in Federal regulations regarding the H1N1 (Swine) Flu has impacted how the District will address the issue.

 

Craig Beck answered that the original Federal recommendation was that if you had one case of the H1N1 flu that you close the school. They have backed away from that, they now recommend that the student be isolated from other students and staff. It will have to be fairly rampant to close school. The Swine Flu is fairly contagious but does not have drastic side effects.

 

Craig Beck reported that Larry Hartwell held the first staff meeting ever for custodial staff. They discussed how to clean to curb infectious diseases.

 

Bill Russell reported that the Rec Board held a regular meeting on August 10th.

 

Dean Peranteaux added that his son is in the swimming program formerly called RATS. They are trying to bring it back as a different club. It is important to get involvement as this is an excellent program promoting physical fitness and weight control in a lifelong sport.  There will be a meeting at the pool on August 17th.

 

Larry Christensen questioned if we have the option to request money from the half-mill for the swimming program.

 

Carl Manning answered that it would not as the Board can’t ask for funds for another entity.

 

Craig Beck reported that during the first part of September there will be a meeting with the SFC on various projects, anything lower than 45 probably will not be funded this year and all of our projects are considerably lower.  He will ask if it is appropriate to still purchase land. If they agree, they are somewhat committed to a new Ashgrove.

 

Bill Russell commented that the new scoreboard looks nice.

 

Larry Christensen asked what will be the next step for the stadium. Craig Beck feels that it will most likely be lights.

 

The meeting with the City will be August 13th at noon at Central Office. Glenn Ogg, Bill Russell and Dean Peranteaux will attend.

          

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Handbooks (at desk)

 

There were no significant changes to the Ashgrove, Aspen Park, Jackson, Rendezvous and RHS handbooks. The bullying and PBIS components were added to each handbook. Rendezvous added a component on cell phones and Jackson added the Highly Qualified piece. Keith Bauder added to the Coaches Manual sections on risk management, the emergency action plan, the contagious disease policy by WHSAA.

 

 306    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the Handbooks for Ashgrove, Aspen Park, Jackson, Rendezvous, RHS and the Coaches as submitted. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Transportation Schedule

 

Barry Capellen recommended that the Board approve the transportation schedule for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

 307   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the transportation schedule for the 2009-2010 school year as submitted. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent Agreement with Fremont County School District No. 14

 

Michelle Hoffman requested that we re-approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement that allows FCSD#14 to enter into our District to load and/or discharge students who reside in our District.

 

 308    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement with FCSD#14 so that their buses may enter our District. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Bridges Grant

 

We have received a letter from the SDE notifying us of the award of $334,231 through the Wyoming Bridges Grant. This money is used for summer school and extended school.

 

 309   Moved by Bill Russell to accept the Bridges Grant in the amount of $334,231. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Policy 8151 “Student Use of Video Or Photographic Equipment” on First Reading

 

Craig Beck recommended the Board approve Policy 8151 “Student Use of Video Or Photographic Equipment” on first reading.

 

 310    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Policy 8151 “Student Use of Video or Photographic Equipment” on first reading. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve to Policy 8092 “Physical Restraint” on First Reading

                  

Craig Beck recommended the Board approve Policy 8092 “Physical Restraint” on first reading. 

 

 311    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Policy 8092 “Physical Restraint” on first reading. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Job Description for the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor 

 

 312    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the job description for the Building and Grounds Supervisor. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.  

            

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Hiring Coaches

 

Keith Bauder recommended the Board hire the following coaches:

Scott Robinson                              Assistant Girls’ Swim

Kim Kreger                                   Varsity Assistant Girls’ Basketball

Kymberly Kirkham                        HS Assistant Volleyball

 

 313   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the hiring of the coaches as listed above.  Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Certified Contract to Jim Robinson

 

Mike Kouris and his interview team recommended that the Board offer a contract to Jim Robinson as a Diagnostician/Special Education Case Manager.

                                                                                                                                             

 314   Moved by Carl Manning to offer a contract to Jim Robinson as a Diagnostician/Special Education Case Manager. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

        

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Resignation of a Coach

 

Keith Bauder recommended the Board accept the resignation of Georgerene Russell as the 8th Grade Head Volleyball Coach and C Team Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Coach. 

 

 315   Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Georgerene Russell as the 8th Grade Head Volleyball and C Team Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Coach. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Bill Russell abstained from voting. Motion carried.

                 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation Regarding a Resignation

 

We have received a late letter of resignation from Rendezvous and Ashgrove Social Worker Kelly Johnson. According to Policy 5382 “Late Certified Staff Resignations: Liquidated Damages” (attached) the Board may seek liquidation damages.

 

 316    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Kelly Johnson and authorize the Superintendent to seek liquidation damages if necessary. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried. (Carl Manning opposed the motion.)

 

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Offer a Contract to LaNae Weber

 

Mike Kouris recommended the Board hire LaNae Weber as an Occupational Therapist until the position is filled. LaNae just retired from the position and a replacement has not yet been found.

 

 317    Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to LaNae Weber until the position is filled. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent Agreement with Fremont County School District No. 38

 

Rick Lindblad requested that we re-approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement that allows FCSD#38 to enter into our District to load and/or discharge students who reside in our District.

 

 318    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement with FCSD#38 so that their buses may enter our District. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider the Superintendent’s Contract

 

319    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the Superintendent’s contract in the amount of $148,300 plus benefits. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

 Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     Article Students at medium-sized high schools at a disadvantage in math

         b.     SDE letter reporting compliance for the Title I School and LEA Improvement Monitoring for the 2007-2008 School Year

         c.     Ed.gov  Article Key Policy regarding the Swine Fl u

         d.     WSBA Regional fall meetings schedule  and agenda

         e.     WSBA Annual Conference at the Ramkota – November 18 – 20, 2009, Carl Manning will represent the District.

         f.      Legislature begins February 8, 2010

         g.     WASA/WSBA Legislative Forum @ Little America – February 21, 2010

         h.     Legislature concludes – March 5, 2010

         i.      Thank you note from Karen Werth for Craig’s class on cut scores

         j.      Expressions of appreciation for the enhancement pay and/or raise have been received from Sue Franks, Sheree Vredenburg, Janet Nyberg, Linda Anderson, Cindy Young, Sue Gosnell, Betty Robinson, Yvonne Thornley, Jeri and Owen Lampert

         k.     Thank you note from Leslie Gabrielsen

         l.      Cindy Biltoft has resigned from her aide position at Jackson

         m.    Dennis Zoller has been hired as a crossing guard 

         n.     Andy Ray has been hired as a para-professional in Special Education at RHS

         o.     Patricia Robbins has resigned as a Read 180 para-professional at RMS

        

 Discussion Items

 

The following discussion items were presented:                                                                        

         a.     The Board will hold a work session to discuss the format for the superintendent evaluation on September 15th at 6:00 p.m.

 

Executive Session – Litigation Update

 

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

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:58 p.m. and reconvened at 8:18 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Larry Christensen, Chair                                              Carl Manning, Clerk

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

 REGULAR MEETING

August 11, 2009

 

 

 304    Motion to adopt the agenda with the changes and the addition to consider the superintendent’s contract. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

 305    Motion to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried. 

 

 306    Moved by Bill Russell to approve the Handbooks for Ashgrove, Aspen Park, Jackson, Rendezvous, RHS and the Coaches as submitted. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

 307   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the transportation schedule for the 2009-2010 school year as submitted. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

308     Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement with FCSD#14 so that their buses may enter our District. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

 309   Moved by Bill Russell to accept the Bridges Grant in the amount of $334,231. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

 310    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve Policy 8151 “Student Use of Video or Photographic Equipment” on first reading. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

 311    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve Policy 8092 “Physical Restraint” on first reading. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

 

 312    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the job description for the Building and Grounds Supervisor. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.  

            

 313   Moved by Bill Russell to approve the hiring of the coaches as listed above.  Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

                 

 314   Moved by Carl Manning to offer a contract to Jim Robinson as a Diagnostician/Special Education Case Manager. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

 315   Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Georgerene Russell as the 8th Grade Head Volleyball and C Team Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Coach. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Bill Russell abstained from voting. Motion carried.

                 

 

 316    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the resignation of Kelly Johnson and authorize the Superintendent to seek liquidation damages if necessary. Seconded by Bill Russell. Motion carried.

317     Moved by Bill Russell to offer a contract to LaNae Weber until the position is filled. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

 

 318    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve the Inter-District Transportation Consent agreement with FCSD#38 so that their buses may enter our District. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

 

319    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the Superintendent’s contract in the amount of $148,300 plus benefits. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

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