November 12, 2012 BOE Minutes
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
November 12, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Call to order: Leighton Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer.
Members present: Leighton Miller, Jan Granados (arrived at 7:06 p.m.), Dan Harris, Steve Lundeen, Tim Milford, Duke Marrs, and Marjean Strong. Others present were Dr. Bobbi Williams, Superintendent/Principal, Mrs. Pam Leiker, Jr./Sr. High School Principal, Dennis McDowell, Transportation Director, Scott Brown, Athletic Director, and Michelle Clowdis, deputy clerk.
Recognition of Visitors/Communication:
Debbie Wise and Nick Dupuis, teacher representatives, were present.
Approve Agenda: A motion was made by Tim Milford, seconded by Dan Harris to amend the agenda by adding F, to reopen negotiations and G, accept the bus bid. Motion carried 6-0.
Approve Minutes: A motion by Tim Milford, seconded by Marjean Strong to approve the regular meeting minutes of October 8, 2012 and the Special Board Meeting on October 24, 2012. Motion carried 6-0.
Accounts Payable: Marjean Strong moved, seconded by Steve Lundeen to approve the accounts payable as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
A+ Network, Steve Lundeen, The A+ Network discussed KAN-REN Memberships.
(Jan Granados arrived 7:06)
Special Education, Marjean Strong
Economic Development, Jan Granados
Transportation Director, Mr. McDowell has been winterizing, spraying, and received a bus bid.
Principal/Activities Director, Pam Leiker, Discussed current events and the calendar at the high school. Mrs. Leiker also discussed moving the ceremony of homecoming since in the past it has delayed the game.
Superintendent, Bobbi Williams, The elementary food drive is underway and positive behavior punch cards received have just about doubled in the last month. Dr. Williams also discussed the board applying for the 21st Century Learning Center Grant. Dr. Williams also mention re-bidding school pictures for the 2014-2015 school year, the booster club shed, and the food service program from a nutritionist prospective. She also stated that board members Dan Harris, Leighton Miller, and Steve Lundeen are up for re-election.
District Goals-Marjean Strong, The district improvement team discussed having high school students think about what clubs they would like available to them and seeing about having the board establish these clubs. They also discussed having high school students work with grade school students to develop athletic skills that they might not have the opportunity to at home.
Property Package Insurance
Steve Lundeen moved to accept the property package insurance proposal from Parker Haskins Insurance with a deductible of $2,500 for property, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Heroes Earns Assistance and Relief Tax Act
Dan Harris moved to adopt the amendment for Heroes Earns Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (Heart Act), Tim Milford seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Ashland Request for HS Volleyball Coop 2013-2014
Discussion only; action item next month.
Presented by Scott Brown
Negatives: Could possibly make some Fowler girls lose playing time. This would bump Fowler to 2A in volleyball.
Positives: We may need a cooperative with another school in the future. Six girls in Ashland will have the opportunity to play if we say yes. This would be at no cost to the Fowler School District. Ashland would provide us with another assistant coach and pay for it and provide all transportation for the Ashland girls.
Proposal: Forensics substitute as Speech Credit
Mrs. Leiker brought up this proposal to discuss that many students are going out for Forensics for 3 or 4 years but still having to take a class for speech when they could take an extra elective. If we would allow students to take drama, forensic, or speech for our required speech credit, students would have more opportunity to take other electives. The board asks that Mrs. Leiker put recommended guidelines in writing for their review.
Delegates for the 2012 KASB Convention
Action item was tabled.
Tim Milford moved to reopen negotiations for the purpose of adding a Spring Play with a stipend, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Marjean Strong moved to accept the bus bid of $300 form the Friends Church, Jan Granados seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Executive Session: Motion by Tim Milford, seconded Marjean Strong to enter into executive session to discuss personnel in order to protect the public interest and that the board returns to open session in the board room at 9:03 p.m. Motion carried 7-0. Board members, Dr. Williams, Mrs. Leiker, and Scott Brown were present. Time: 8:18
Dan Harris moved for an extension of executive session to 9:33, Tim Milford seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams, Mrs. Leiker, and Scott Brown were present. (Mr. Brown left at 9:11) Time: 9:03
Tim Milford moved for an extension of executive session to 10:03, Duke Marrs seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams and Mrs. Leiker were present. (Dr. Williams and Mrs. Leiker left at 9:51) Time: 9:33
Tim Milford moved for an extension of executive session to 10:33, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams was present. Time: 10:03
Steve Lundeen moved for an extension of executive session to 10:48, Tim Milford seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams was present. Time: 10:33
Dan Harris moved for an extension of executive session to 10:58, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams was present. Time: 10:48
Marjean Strong moved for an extension of executive session to 11:13, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Dr. Williams was present. Time: 10:58
Dan Harris moved to accept Sherri Christensen’s resignation with her final day being December 5, 2012, Steve Lundeen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Jan Granados moved to accept the termination of Kerri Montoya, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Steve Lundeen moved to adjourn the meeting, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 7-0. Time: 11:15 p.m.
For The Board of Education