February 11, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
February 11, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Call to order: Tim Milford called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer.
Members present: Jan Granados (arrived at 7:07 p.m.), Dan Harris, Steve Lundeen, Tim Milford, Duke Marrs, and Marjean Strong. Leighton Miller was absent. Others present were Dr. Bobbi Williams, Superintendent/Principal, Mrs. Pam Leiker, Jr./Sr. High School Principal, Dennis McDowell, Transportation Director, and Michelle Clowdis, Deputy Clerk.
Recognition of Visitors/Communication:
Debbie Dressler, Casey Dressler, Terrie Zortman, and Pam Brack, teacher representatives were present. Mark Bergkamp, potential board member was present.
Approve Agenda: A motion was made by Dan Harris, seconded by Marjean Strong to suspend the order of the meeting and amend the agenda by adding an acceptance of a resignation and adding a special board meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
Approve Minutes: A motion was made by Marjean Strong, seconded by Dan Harris to approve the regular meeting minutes of January 14, 2013. Motion carried 5-0.
(Jan Granados arrived 7:07)
Accounts Payable: Dan Harris moved, seconded by Steve Lundeen seconded to approve the accounts payable as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
A+ Network, Steve Lundeen, The A+ Network discussed having TJ label all technical parts of equipment.
Special Education, Marjean Strong, Discussed buying IPADs for speech therapist and the meeting date changed to the 26th.
Economic Development, Jan Granados-The meeting is tomorrow morning.
Transportation Director, Mr. McDowell, Discussed vandalism to a route bus in which someone had cut the ends off of seatbelts.
Principal/Activities Director, Pam Leiker, Mrs. Leiker said that the 9th graders just took the national assessment and that Marshal and Alexis qualified for state in forensics.
Superintendent, Bobbi Williams, Dr. Williams talked about Cali Keith winning the Meade Co Conservation District Bookmark Art Contest and summer school, school activities, and jumpstart. She also spoke about the upcoming Board of Education Elections and that there are three people running for office which are Steve Lundeen, Mark Bergkamp, and Andrew Paasch. She also stated that the school is considering leaving the A+ Network because of the cost. Food service is also higher this year by $11,000 and half of that is contributed to snacks for the junior high and high school. She is considering eliminating Jr/Sr High snack next year due to cost.
District Goals-(no meeting because of forensics tournament)
HS Cheerleader Proposal
This item was discussion only. Mrs. Brack presented that she would like to hold tryouts next year and have a set number of girls that can make the cheer squad. Having a smaller number of girls would be easier to transport to and from games and also less uniforms would be needed.
Senior Trip Proposal/Itinerary
Dan Harris moved to approve the senior class trip proposal/itinerary, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
Dan Harris moved to accept the 21st Century Learning center Grant, Jan Granados seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
McRel as the Teacher Administrator Evaluation Tool
Steve Lundeen moved to approve, pending teacher’s acceptance, McRel as the Teacher and Administrator evaluation tool, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Bid for State Curtains
Item was tabled
Superintendent’s Office Heat/Air
Duke Marrs move to accept the bid for the Superintendent’s office hear/air from Beckerman & Heinz in the amount of $1,198 + labor and/or electrical, Steve Lundeen seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Jan Granados moved to approve the purchase of a Greenhouse form Joe Pratt for the amount of $2,500, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
HS Girls’ Basketball Uniforms
Steve Lundeen moved to accept the bid for the girls’ basketball uniforms for the amount of $4,620 from Sports Connection, Duke Marrs seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
March BOE Meeting
Dan Harris moved to move the March BOE meeting to March 18, 2013, Duke Marrs seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
The school is trying to get the current program to last till the end of the year but it has not been running well. Etrition is the program the school might use to replace the current program.
Annual Leave Policy
A copy of the new annual leave policy was presented.
A copy of the Calendar was presented. This new calendar follows the A+ Network schedule for ITV classes and the Calendar committee will check into if this calendar works with DCCC spring break due to the welding class.
Crisis Plan Update
A rough draft of the crisis plan was submitted. The crisis response team is still looking for another patron of the community to participate in the group and this rough draft will need updating in order to be used for next year.
Executive Session: Motion by Dan Harris, seconded Duke Marrs 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 9:00 p.m. Motion carried 6-0. Board members, Dr. Williams and Mrs. Leiker were present. Time: 8:30
Dan Harris moved to accept the audit report as presented by Patrick Friess, Kennedy & McKee & Company, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Executive Session: Motion by Duke Marrs, seconded Jan Granados 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 9:50 p.m. Motion carried 6-0. Board members, Dr. Williams and Mrs. Leiker were present. (Mrs. Williams & Mrs. Leiker left the board room at 9:45) Time: 9:20
Dan Harris moved for an extension of executive session to 10:05, Duke Marrs seconded. Board members were present. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 9:50.
Marjean Strong moved for an extension of executive session to 10:20, Dan Harris seconded. Board members, Dr. Williams were present. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 9:50.
Duke Marrs moved for an extension of executive session to 10:35, Dan Harris seconded. Board members, Dr. Williams were present. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 10:20.
Dan Harris moved for an extension of executive session to 10:45, Steve Lundeen seconded. Board members, Dr. Williams were present. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 10:35.
Marjean Strong moved for an extension of executive session to 10:55, Duke Marrs seconded. Board members, Dr. Williams were present. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 10:45.
Special Board Meeting
Duke Marrs moved for a Special BOE meeting on Thursday, February 21st to discuss personnel, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Marjean Strong moved to accept the verbal resignation of Marlean Nevin, Duke Marrs seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Dan Harris moved to hire Kendra Durbin as full-time assistant cook at an hourly rate of $9.50, Marjean Strong seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Steve Lundeen moved to approve the updated substitute teacher list as presented, Duke Marrs seconded. Motion carried 6-0.
Steve Lundeen moved to adjourn the meeting, Dan Harris seconded. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 11:05 p.m.
For The Board of Education