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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 - LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

September 8, 2008

 

The Laramie County School District No. 2 board meeting was held at Burns High School, Burns, Wyoming on September 8, 2008.

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

Members Present –Patty Epler, Todd Fornstrom, Jeff Kirkbride,

Tom Hirsig, Ty Lerwick, Tom Morgan, and Margie Simineo   

 

Members Absent – Sue Anderson, Toby Kimzey, Steve Trimble

 

Also Present – Meribeth Smith, Mark Basham, Brent Bacon,

Mary Anne Ackatz, Jim & Kari Clark, Chele Porter, Kim Basham,

Mike Brownawell, Jerry Burkett, Don Myers, Trevor Petsch,

Julianne Randall, Esther Davison, Craig Williams, Merle Smith and Jeaneane Parsons 

 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

The Superintendent added 3.6 (list of substitutes), 3.7 (list of additional coach) plus an executive session to the agenda.                       

Motion:         Todd Fornstrom moved to accept the consent agenda

                      as modified.  (see attached)                   

Second:         Tom Morgan seconded the motion. 

Motion:         Tom Morgan moved to pull 2.4 (Approval of bid) out of the    

                      consent agenda to be discussed.          

Second:         Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.           

Vote:             Motion carried.  

 

APPROVAL OF BID

The Superintendent stated that if this bid was approved, Design Studios would provide consultant services for furniture, fixtures and

equipment for the new elementary in the amount of $46,469.  If the Board decided to approve Carpenter as well it would add another

$6,226.  This service would be paid for by the SFC.  Mr. Smith has received very positive recommendations for Design Studios. 

Motion:           Patty Epler moved to approve the bid from Design Studios for consultant services for furniture, fixtures and

equipment for the new elementary at Burns for $46,469 and Carpenter for $6,226. 

Second:           Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

 

 

RECOGNITIONS AND REPORTS

Mr. Brownawell stated that the FCCLA students and their sponsor could not attend the board meeting, but he wanted to congratulate

them for a job well done.  They came home with gold and silver medals. He also thanked the board for needed equipment at their

school and also for the part-time tutor.  There are 110 students out for fall sports this year and they are having a great time.  He

invited the board members to attend homecoming festivities next week.     

 

Mr. Smith gave an update on the desk audit for the WDE103 and WDE401.  He reported that we just had our annual audit and

everything went well.  Hopefully in November there will be a final report.  We are currently through 25.00% of the fiscal year. 

The general fund expenditures total is 85.06% of budgeted amount including encumbrances, 12.57% expended to-date. 

 

Mrs. Simineo referred to the chart in the board packets regarding teacher base salary.  We are now 20th in the state. 

 

Mr. Fornstrom gave an update at the Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the WSBA meeting.  There are two resolutions

that the board previously submitted to WSBA last year to be considered but were denied at that time.  The board would like to see

them presented again.  They have to do with changing the budget hearings to the third Wednesday in September and the state-wide

Charter School authorizing and funding agency. 

Motion:           Todd Fornstrom moved to send back resolution 2009.7 and the state-wide charter school resolutions to the

School Board Association. 

Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

It was explained that this would have to be passed by the School Board Association before it would be brought to legislation. 

            Vote:               Carried

 

On Wednesday, after the 10 day drop, the final enrollment will be available for our district.  We are down 80 some students and it

could be closer to 100 after the 10 day drop. 

 

The Superintendent explained that the PAWS assessment results have been received but the Department of Ed does not want them

published because they have found errors.  Therefore, the handout is not accurate.  As soon as accurate information is received the

Superintendent will update the Board. 

 

The packet included a list of substitutes and three additional ones were added as follows:  Joslyn Thompson, Saundra Cole and

Rebbecca Jackson.  A coaching change to replace Jeff Fullmer is Bob Cochran as jr. hi head basketball coach.        

 

PATRON COMMENTS

None        

 

 

COMMITTEE WORK FOR 08-09

The Superintendent is working on sub committees for transportation, facilities, graduation, etc.  Board members signed up for

various committees.  The committees will start working in October.  Executive Session was moved to the end of the meeting.    

 

UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION

Mr. Decker gave a report at the Committee of the Whole meeting.  Mrs. Simineo stated that they have been double checking

with SFC on funding etc., and everything is ready to begin the site work. 

 

PRIORITIZATION OF PROJECTS FOR AVAILABLE DOLLARS

A listing was in the board packet of prioritized projects.  These will be put on hold until the district is certain that money is

available for these projects. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

September 29 & 30 – Fall State NCA Conference at Little America

October 8 – COW – 7:00 p.m. at Central Office

October 13 – Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Carpenter Elementary

November 19 – 21 – Annual WSBA Conference - Casper

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion:           Patty Epler made a motion to go in to executive session at 7:44 p.m. to discuss potential litigation.

Second:           Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried.

Motion:           Patty Epler made a motion to reconvene the meeting at 9:04 p.m. 

Second:           Jeff Kirkbride seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

Motion:           Ty Lerwick moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:06 p.m.

            Second:           Todd Fornstrom seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried and meeting adjourned.        

 

 

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Chairman                                                                          Clerk