FREMONT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 25

Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 26, 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, Aric Hageman, Jason Bennett, JoAnne Flanagan and Becky Lancaster.

 

Open Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 26, 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:  

           Round Table

           Jason Bennett and Aric Hageman – Permission for bands to go to Colorado Springs

           Action Items

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

           e.   Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Retirement Request of Cheryl Ogg

           f.    Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve New Courses at RHS

           Information Items

            g.  WSBA Memo regarding our self-defense class

 

 130     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 January 12, 2010 Board Meeting

* Consider payment of bills including late pays

 

131     Moved by Carl Manning to approve the consent agenda as presented. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Bills Paid

GENERAL FUND, Warrant No. 90941 – 91948 ------------------------------------------------$6,539,370.40

FOOD SERVICE, Warrant No. 4310 ------------------------------------------------------------            42.30

SPECIAL REVENUE, Warrant No. 24195 – 24237  -------------------------------------------     347,828.51

ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT, Warrant No. 10303 – 10483 ---------------------------------------       20,873.44

 

Round Table

Jason Bennett and Aric Hageman thanked the Board for their past support and asked for permission and funds to travel to Colorado Springs.

 

Kristy Shaklee reported that she enjoyed the WSBA workshop in Casper. It was definitely worthwhile.

 

Carl Manning agreed that it was a good workshop. He attended the WSBA Board of Directors meeting as the newly elected regional representative. He thinks it will be a good experience.

 

Dean Peranteaux also enjoyed the training. After attending, he feels that we are very blessed with this cohesive, rational Board.

 

Glenn Ogg thanked the Board for the opportunity to attend the training, he also felt it was very worthwhile.

 

Craig Beck thanked the Board for attending the WSBA Conference, we are extremely lucky to have the Board we have. He (along with Candy McCue) feels that this is the best board we have had in 25 years. We have a very good administrative staff and an excellent staff in general.

 

Bill Russell agreed that the training for the Board Chair and for Board members was very good. The unity of our Board is amazing.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve Karen Wardner as the Personnel Manager

            

After interviews of three excellent candidates, the Interview Committee is recommending that Karen Wardner be promoted to the position of Personnel Manager.

 

 132    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve Karen Wardner as the Personnel Manager. Seconded by Carl Manning. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the TLQ Grant

                 

We have received notification from the SDE of a TLQ Grant award in the amount of $346,156.

 

 133    Moved by Carl Manning to accept the TLQ Grant award in the amount of $346,156. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Adopt the 2010 Census Partner Proclamation

 

The census is used by the Federal and State Governments to determine how much financial support goes to schools, communities, counties and states.  In the recent past that has been about $35 million to Fremont County and about $20 million to Riverton and the surrounding area.  An accurate census means nearly $5 million in Federal Funds to Fremont County School District #25 to run special programs in reading, math, after school tutoring, summer school, student support programs and some staff development.

                 

 134    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to adopt the 2010 Census Partner Proclamation. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

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

 

Jason Bennett and Aric Hageman are requesting permission for out-of-state travel to Colorado Springs.

 

 135    Moved by Glenn Ogg to approve the travel request for the 8th grade and high school bands to go to Colorado Springs as per policy. Seconded by Dean Peranteaux. Motion carried.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Accept the Retirement Request of Cheryl Ogg

          

 136    Moved by Dean Peranteaux to accept the retirement request of Cheryl Ogg with regret. Seconded by Larry Christensen. Motion carried. Glenn Ogg recused himself from voting.

 

Consider an Administrative Recommendation to Approve New Courses at RHS

          

 137    Moved by Larry Christensen to approve the new courses, Intro to Criminal Justice, Honors World History and Bridge to Higher Mathematics at RHS for the 2010-2011 school year. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

Information Items

        

The following information items were presented:

         a.     ernweb.com article Understanding the TIMSS ‘final year’ study

         b.     Letter of intended retirement from Cheryl Ogg

         c.     WSBA Legislative Forum will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Cheyenne

         d.     Thank you note from The Galey’s and the Douse’s

         e.     Thank you note from Leadership Wyoming

         f.      Thank you note from Valic Rep Cory Davern

         g.     WSBA Memo regarding our self-defense class

 

 Discussion Items

        

The following discussion items were presented:

         a.     Legislative Dinner – February 21 at Little America

         b.     Beliefs Inventory Results – A date to review these will be set at the next meeting.

         c.     A work session was set for February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. to discuss facilities, budget direction, summer projects

         d.     A work session for training for Board Docs (electronic documents) was set for Feb. 23rd at 6:00 p.m..

 

Executive Session – Litigation Update and Student Discipline (one abbreviated hearing and one update)

 

 138   Moved by Larry Christensen to recess into an executive session. Seconded by Glenn Ogg. Motion carried.

 

The Board recessed into an executive session at 7:40 p.m. and reconvened at 8:30 p.m.

 

Adjourn

 

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________                      _______________________________

Bill Russell, Chair                                                        Carl Manning, Clerk

 

 

 


 

 

 

NUMERICAL LISTING OF MOTIONS

 REGULAR MEETING

January 26, 2010

 

 

 

          

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

 

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

 

 132    Motion to approve Karen Wardner as the Personnel Manager. Motion carried.

 

 133    Motion to accept the TLQ Grant award in the amount of $346,156. Motion carried.

                 

 134    Motion to adopt the 2010 Census Partner Proclamation.  Motion carried.

 

 135    Motion to approve the travel request for the 8th grade and high school bands to go to Colorado Springs as per policy. Motion carried.

 

 136    Motion to accept the retirement request of Cheryl Ogg with regret. Motion carried.

 

 137    Motion to approve the new courses, Intro to Criminal Justice, Honors World History and Bridge to Higher Mathematics at RHS for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion carried.

 

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