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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 - LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

December 8, 2008

 

The Laramie County School District No. 2 board meeting was held at Albin Elementary, Albin, Wyoming on December 8, 2008.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Treasurer Patty Epler called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

Members Present –Sue Anderson, Jack Bomhoff, Esther Davison,

Patty Epler, Jeff Kirkbride, Tom Morgan, Julianne Randall,

Wynema Thompson, Steve Trimble and Margie Simineo   

 

Members Absent – None 

 

Also Present – See attached list.   

 

OATH OF OFFICE

All board members recently elected took the new oath of office. 

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Election of officers with a roll call vote are as follows:

Esther Davison, Chairman

Steve Trimble, Vice Chairman

Julianne Randall, Clerk

Patty Epler, Treasurer

 

APPOINTMENT OF RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS

The Rec board consists of five members, one from each area represented. 

Albin, Esther Davison

Pine Bluffs, Wynema Thompson

At Large, Jeff Kirkbride

Burns, Tom Morgan

Carpenter, Patty Epler

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff made a motion to accept Esther, Wynema, Jeff, Tom and Patty as the five voting members of the Rec board.

Second:           Jeff Kirkbride seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

There will be a Rec Committee meeting in February.  

  

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to change 7.2.2 from Operational/Administrative Procedures – Discussion Item to Leadership Governance Policies/Operational/Administrative Procedures - Discussion/Action Item. 

Second:           Patty Epler seconded the motion. 

 

An Executive Session regarding student discipline and personnel was added at 7.3.  After discussion, it was also decided to wait with 7.2.1 (Leadership Governance Policies – Discussion Item) to next month. 

Motion:         Patti Epler moved to wait with 7.2.1 until January                   

Second:         Tom Morgan seconded the motion. 

Vote:             Motion carried.  

Motion:         Tom Morgan made a motion to accept the consent agenda as amended. 

Second:          Steve Trimble seconded the motion.

Vote:             Motion carried.            

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

We are currently through 50.00% of the fiscal year.  The general fund expenditures total is 88.35% of budgeted amount including encumbrances, 32.93% expended to-date.  Mr. Smith stated that he will go into detail regarding the financial reports at the work session the Board will be scheduling in January. 

 

PBEL AND ALBIN SCHOOL REPORTS

Principal, Sue Stevens, reported a high percentage of students who are on the honor roll at both schools.  There was good attendance at the parent/teacher conferences.  Tracy Petsch was congratulated on receiving the Milken Award.  She will be traveling to Los Angeles in April to be honored.  Stacie Fullmer, Deb Bauman and Wanda Theobald were honored for receiving national board certification.  This is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high and rigorous standards.  The state pays a bonus to national certified teachers.      

 

NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL SUBSTITUTES AND COACHES

Substitutes include Donna Spaeth, Mary Graves and Ashley Thurin.  Additional coaches are Barb Franzen, Dale Gilbert and Leland Ostrander. 

 

PATRON COMMENTS

None

 

ANNUAL REPORT ON TAP

Kim Basham and Craig Williams gave an extensive report (see attached written report) on the TAP program. 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS AND TAP

The Superintendent explained why the TAP program was implemented and how it meets WDE requirements.  There was some discussion about a survey and if the retreat was an appropriate time to discuss the goals of the Board before a survey is sent out.  Julianne Randall asked if the Board members could get a breakdown of the TAP expenses.

 

LEADERSHIP GOVERNANCE POLICIES/ OPERATIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to follow the Waiver Clause in the Board Governance Policies as stated on page 6, and waive the first and second reading procedure and adopt the changes to Board Governance Policies as stated in his memo dated November 19, 2008, and also adopt the policy changes for code: GCI/GDI and code: GCA/GDA dated November 19, 2008.  These policies would become effective immediately. 

Second:           Wynema Thompson seconded the motion. 

The Board asked for clarification on the motion and discussion ensued.  Some expressed their desire to wait until the Board retreat to discuss further.  Others were uncomfortable waiving the first and second readings.  Matt Kruse, representing WEA, encouraged the Board to check with their lawyer regarding waiving the first and second readings to make sure that this would be legally correct.

            Vote:               Motion failed. 

       

IMPORTANT DATES

December 13 – WSBA Board Training Workshops Riverton (also Casper on 1/10/09)

January 7 -  Meeting at 5:30 before the COW meeting for Board mini-training.

January 7 – COW Meeting, 7:00 @ Central Office

January 12 – Board Meeting, 7:00 @ Carpenter Elementary

January 8 – Laramie CO Legislative Reception – 7:00 Little America

January 17 – Training/Informational Meeting for Board Members

January 20 – Mid-Year Retreat

TBA           - Rec District Meeting -

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to go in to executive session at 9:55 p.m. to discuss personnel and student discipline.

Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried.

Motion:           Tom Morgan made a motion to reconvene the meeting at 10:50      p.m. 

Second:           Jack Bomhoff seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

    

Motion:           Tom Morgan moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 p.m.

            Second:           Sue Anderson seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried and meeting adjourned.        

 

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Chairman                                                                          Clerk