OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 - LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

August 11, 2008

 

The Laramie County School District No. 2 board meeting was held at Albin Elementary School, Albin, Wyoming on July 11, 2008.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Tom Hirsig called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

Members Present – Sue Anderson, Patty Epler, Todd Fornstrom,

Toby Kimzey, Jeff Kirkbride, Tom Hirsig, Ty Lerwick, Tom Morgan,

Steve Trimble and Margie Simineo   

 

Members Absent – None

 

Also Present – Meribeth Smith, Becky Orr, Mark Basham, Jeff Basham, Brent Bacon, Merle Smith and Jeaneane Parsons 

 

A moment of silence was observed in honor of Nadine Wiggam who faithfully served Laramie County School District #2 students. 

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

The Superintendent changed 2.6 to notice of new classified staff and added 2.10 as a resignation from Misty Balls.  5.2.2 was taken off the agenda.  It was also stated that in the July 14th minutes under “Reallocation of Funding for SFC” the third line in that paragraph should have the word “rec” removed from the sentence.    6.1.3 should read the 26th of August with early release four days.                    

Motion:         Todd Fornstrom moved to accept the consent agenda

                      as modified.  (see attached)                   

Second:         Toby Kimzey seconded the motion. 

Vote:             Motion carried.  

 

BUSINESS SERVICES REPORT

Merle Smith reported that we are currently through 16.67% of the fiscal year.  The general fund expenditures total is 82.98% of budgeted amount including encumbrances, 5.30%  expended to-date. 

 

The Superintendent stated that at the budget hearing a question was raised about the cost of the TAP program. She handed out information on the tap program which listed the cost to the general fund and also the improvement in student achievement.  (see attached sheet).           

 

PATRON COMMENTS

Jeff Basham asked if the TAP program was going to be discontinued since he had heard rumors to that end.   The Board assured him that nothing like this has ever been discussed.        

 

INFORMATION ON GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE

On Wednesday there will be a meeting with FCI and SFC to give us the guaranteed maximum price for construction.  The SFC has to approve the guaranteed maximum price.  The SFC will move as quickly as possible to get a contract in place and get the 12 month construction started for West Elementary.  It should be completed in the fall of 2009.  The plans are to move the students in after Christmas break.

           

IMPORTANT DATES

August 20   -  New teachers start

August 22  - All staff start 8/22  

August 26   Students start 8/26 with early release that week

August 28 – All staff meeting with Special Speaker – 1:30 p.m. @ PBHS

September 3 – COW – 7:00 p.m. at Central Office

September 8 – Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Burns High School

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion:           Todd Fornstrom made a motion to go in to executive session at 7:18 p.m.

Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried.

Motion:           Patty Epler made a motion to reconvene the  meeting at 7:31 p.m. 

Second:           Jeff Kirkbride seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

Motion:           Ty Lerwick moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m.

            Second:           Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried and meeting adjourned.        

 

 

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Chairman                                                                          Clerk