FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 12, 2010

 

Roll Call

 

Bill Russell, Chair, present                                            Steve Cooper, Member, present

Dean Peranteaux, Vice Chair, present                           Larry Christensen, Member, present

Carl Manning, Clerk, present                                        Kristy Shaklee, Member, present

Glenn Ogg, 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, Mary Jo Chouinard, Lorenzo Chouinard, Lisa Kinney, Cory Davern and Tawn Gopp.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 12, 2010 by Chair Bill Russell. 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:  

           Please note the late pay.

           Round Table

           Valic Reps Cory Davern and Lisa Kinney will present an award to Mary Jo Chouinard

           Action Items

           e.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Travel Request

           f.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the MOU with the WDE for the Race to the Top Grant

           g.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Lease Agreement with the State for the TAC

           h.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Purchase of Computer Components to Upgrade the Drafting Classroom Computers

           Information Items

            z.   Thank you note from Sheree Vredenburg for the District party

           aa.  Relief Custodian Mike Reed has been transferred to Rendezvous Night Custodian

           ab.  Substitute Custodian Chris Amos has been transferred to Relief Custodian.

           Discussion Items

            a.  Strategic Planning – Educational Beliefs

 

 

 118     Moved by Carl Manning to adopt the Board agenda with the additions. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following consent agenda items were presented:

* Approve the minutes of the December 8th, 2009 Board Meeting

* Consider payment of bills including late pays

* Ratify the bills approved by the Board on December 28th and 29th

 

 119    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda as presented. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 91678 – 91825 ----------------------------------------------- $  192,655.33

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4306 – 4308 ---------------------------------------------------       56,270.03

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 24163 – 24194  -------------------------------------------     328,020.01

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 10359 – 10147 ---------------------------------------       36,768.20

INSURANCE ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 2754 – 2759  -----------------------------------------     376,945.69

CAPITOL CONSTRUCTION FUND, Warrant No. 841 -----------------------------------------      27,783.25

MAJOR MAINTENANCE FUND, Warrant No. 444 – 447 -------------------------------------       25,571.03

 

Round Table

 

Valic Reps Cory Davern and Lisa Kinney presented more awards to Mary Jo Chouinard for receiving the Wyoming Elementary Principal of the Year.

 

Carl Manning reported that the BOCES held their first meeting. They received their audit report. The preliminary drawings for the new Job Corp Center were reviewed.

 

Dean Peranteaux attended the NWBOCES Christmas party and meeting.

 

Glenn Ogg reported that the Rec Board held a meeting on Monday. They will receive proposals for funds on February 22nd.

 

Craig Beck met the new Police Chief today and worked on the third SRO position.  He also talked to Eric Murphy about a self-defense class during Spring Break and this summer for the high school.

 

Craig Beck will attend the Legislative Meeting on February 21st and 22nd. The WHSAA wants us to go to 4A again, Craig is lobbying against it.  The staff enjoyed the holiday party.

 

Tawn Gopp reported on upcoming out-of-state trips for Indoor Track and Skills USA. Last month he went to Wyo Tech and they donated six Snapon toolboxes with $2,000-$3,000 tools per box.

 

Carl Manning asked the Board members to turn in the Superintendent evaluations.

 

Bill Russell presented a plaque to Larry Christensen for his service as Board Chair.                      


              

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Out-of-State  Travel  Requests

 

Keith Bauder requested approval of the following out-of-state travel requests:

            Indoor Soccer to Billings, MT                                                 Jan. 2-3

            Indoor Track to Spearfish, SD                                               Jan. 28-29

            Indoor Track to Pocatello, ID                                                Feb. 18 - 20

            Auto Mechanics to Weber State in Utah                                  Feb. 25

            Auto Mechanics to Weber State in California                           Feb. 10-14

 

 120    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the out-of-state travel requests as listed above as per policy. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Adopt a Resolution 

 

Mike Collins recommended the Board adopt a resolution with regard to the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan as required by the IRS.

 

 121    Moved by Larry Christensen to adopt the resolution regarding the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan. Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an MOU with the SFC

 

 122    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the MOU with the SFC regarding the capital construction needs of the District.  Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

                                                                                                           

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Change Order No. 001

 

JGA recommended that the Board approve Change Order No. 001 with L.M. Olson regarding the RHS Re-roof project. The Change Order is for a decrease in the amount of $36,857  from the unused guaranteed maximum price.

                          

 123    Moved by Carl Manning to approve Change Order No. 001 with L.M. Olson for a decrease in the amount of $36,857.  Seconded by Kristy Shaklee. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve an Out-of-State Travel Request

 

Casey Styvar requested permission to travel to the Denver Stock Show on January 15th. They are not requesting any funding, just the use of suburbans.

 

 124    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the travel request for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show per policy. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the MOU with the WDE for the Race to the Top Grant

          

 125    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the MOU with the WDE regarding the Race to the Top Grant. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.


 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Lease Agreement with the State for the TAC

 

 126    Moved by Carl Manning to approve the Lease Agreement with the State for the use of the TAC by the WDE. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve the Purchase of Computer Components to Upgrade the Drafting Classroom Computers

 

Kim McKinnon requested approval to purchase computer components to upgrade the Drafting Classroom computers through funding provided by the Perkins Grant.

 

 127    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to approve the purchase of computer components to upgrade the Drafting Classroom computers. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

 

The following information items were presented:

         a.     The District Party is January 9th at the Elks at 7:00 p.m.

         b.     WSBA workshops this Saturday, January 16th in Casper

         c.     WSBA Legislative Forum will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Cheyenne at Little American beginning at 2:00 p.m.

         d.     Board Officers will need to sign financial documents for the new signature plates after the Board meeting

         e.     Legislature Contact Information Booklets provided by the Wyoming Trucking Association

         f.      We have received several letters of praise and appreciation for the Self Defense Classes

         g.     Thank you note from R Recreation for the District’s support and use of the buildings

         h.     Notice from Larry Hartwell regarding the custodial staff meeting. Thank you note from Barb David, Ted May and PJ Moore (Aspen Park Custodians) for the lunch for the custodial staff

         i.      Invitation to the Legislative dinner at Wind River                                                      

         j.      Thank you and appreciation card to Craig Beck from Pat Hardt

         k.     Quote from Craig Beck in John G. Miller’s latest book Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional

         l.      Scott Robinson has been hired as a Special Ed. Paraprofessional at Rendezvous

         m.    Lorraine Kinder has been hired as a crossing guard

         n.     Rendezvous Custodian Robert Vinton is retiring at the end of the month. He has worked for the District for 29 years.

         o.     Ashley Kinder has resigned as a crossing guard

         p.     Report on the Aspen Park Water Leak

         q.     Report from Larry Hartwell regarding the iris damper operation at Aspen Park

         r.     Copy of the NWBOCES annual report

         s.     Report on District Goals 2/9/10

         t.      Agreement with Richard and Carol Weber regarding the pumping of the irrigation ditch

         u.     We may lease space at the old Lincoln School to Child Development Services. Craig Beck is thinking at a very reasonable rate like we do for the WDE & FCBOCES at the TAC

         v.     Donation of Christmas gifts from Central Bank & Trust to 14 students

         w.    Donation from the Riverton Fire and Police Departments through the “Operation Give Smiles” and “Shop with a Cop” programs to 32 families.

         x.     Donation of five dinners for Christmas from the Kiwanis

         y.     Donation from Walmart of $250 on behalf of volunteer Megan Phillips who works in her daughter’s kindergarten classroom.

         z.     Thank you note from Sheree Vredenburg for the District party

         aa.   Relief Custodian Mike Reed has been transferred to Rendezvous Night Custodian

         ab.   Substitute Custodian Chris Amos has been transferred to Relief Custodian.

 

Discussion Items

 

The following discussion item was presented:                                                                           

         a.     Strategic Planning – Educational Beliefs

 

Executive Session – Personnel and Litigation

 

 128    Moved by Larry Christensen to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:49 p.m. and reconvened at 8:07 p.m.

 

 129    Moved by Carl Manning to increase the fee schedule for Joel Vincent to $160 an hour from this point on. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried.

          

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                        Carl Manning, Clerk

 

 

 


 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

 REGULAR MEETING

January 12, 2010

 

 

 

 118     Motion to adopt the Board agenda with the additions. Motion carried.

 

 119    Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried.

 

 120    Motion to approve the out-of-state travel requests as listed above as per policy. Motion carried.

 

 121    Motion to adopt the resolution regarding the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan. Motion carried.

 

 122    Motion to approve the MOU with the SFC regarding the capital construction needs of the District.   Motion carried.

                                                                                                           

 123    Motion to approve Change Order No. 001 with L.M. Olson for a decrease in the amount of $36,857.   Motion carried.

 

 124    Motion to Board approve the travel request for the FFA to go to the Denver Stock Show per policy. Motion carried.

 

125     Motion to approve the MOU with the WDE regarding the Race to the Top Grant. Motion carried.

 

126     Motion to approve the Lease Agreement with the State for the use of the TAC by the WDE. Motion carried.

 

 127    Motion to approve the purchase of computer components to upgrade the Drafting Classroom computers. Motion carried.

 

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

 

129     Motion to increase the fee schedule for Joel Vincent to $160 an hour from this point on. Motion carried.