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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 - LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

June 9, 2008

 

The Laramie County School District No. 2 board meeting was held at Carpenter Elementary School, Carpenter, Wyoming on June 9, 2008.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Tom Hirsig called the meeting to order at 7:02 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   

 

Also Present – Meribeth Smith, Becky Orr, Laurie Bahl, Paul Poelma, John Poelma, Justene Hirsig and Jeaneane Parsons 

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

2.6 (Approval of Bids) was taken out of the consent agenda and moved to 5.2.  The Superintendent mentioned that roof repairs throughout the

district should be added to the consent agenda.  She also provided extra prices on meals.            

Motion:         Todd Fornstrom moved to accept the consent agenda

                      as modified.  (see attached)                  

Second:         Tom Morgan seconded the motion. 

Vote:             Motion carried.  

 

BUSINESS SERVICES REPORT

Merle Smith reported the following at the COW meeting:  We are currently through 100% of the fiscal year.  The general fund expenditures

total is 96.33% of budgeted amount including encumbrances, 75.93% expended to-date.        

 

CARPENTER SCHOOL REPORTS

None         

 

PATRON COMMENTS

None      

 

PB TOWN COUNCIL REQUEST

Mrs. Simineo reported that she met with the Pine Bluffs Town Council to finalize the plans to take over managing the RV Park for the summer months. 

She stressed that the tenants need to be out by the end of the agreement.  Should there be any need for an extension they would have to come to the

Board to make a request, but there will be no long term extensions.   

 

REALLOCATION OF SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR SFC

The district has been working with School Facilities Commission to reallocate some square footage from the high school to the elementary school to

get enough room for the food service area.  There will be two practice gyms next to each other.  The music and library rooms will be enough room

for the ALEX program.  The Lab Skills classroom was dropped from the primary wing, and will be moved to Carpenter Elementary.     

 

APPROVAL OF INSURANCE BID

A property and auto insurance coverage comparison chart was given to the Board.  Also attached was the Business Service Director’s recommendation

and reasons for staying with WSBA insurance. 

 

Ty Lerwick joined the Board at 7:14 p.m. 

 

The policy needs to be renewed by July 1, 2008 which will not give enough time to make the decision at the next board meeting in June.  Discussion

ensued and the board members left the board area to get to a speaker phone to call Mr. Smith with questions that they had. 

Motion:           Todd Fornstrom moved to accept the WSBA insurance plan to provide property/liability/casualty insurance for the district for

2008-2009. 

Second:           Tom Hirsig seconded the motion. 

Tom Morgan abstained from the vote due to personal interest. 

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

July 9   -  COW Meeting at Central Office, 7:00 p.m.

July 14    - Board Meeting at Pine Bluffs High School

June 30 - Special Board Meeting to close out the year, Central Office, 7:00 p.m.

July 16 – Annual Budget Hearing, Central Office, 7:00 p.m. 

The Superintendent told the board that if they want to add an item to the agenda for the June 30 meeting, they need to notify her ASAP so that it can

be advertized in the paper correctly.  She has also asked the School Facilities to join the Board on the 30th for any questions.  If they are not available

they will come to the July board meeting.   

 

Motion:           Ty Lerwick moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m.

            Second:           Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried and meeting adjourned.       

 

 

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Chairman                                                                         Clerk