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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 - LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

June 8, 2009

 

The Laramie County School District No. 2 board meeting was held at Pine Bluffs High School, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on June 8, 2009.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Esther Davison called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.   

 

ROLL CALL

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

Jeff Kirkbride, Tom Morgan, Julianne Randall,

Wynema Thompson, Steve Trimble and Margie Simineo      

 

Member Absent – Patty Epler 

 

                                    Also Present - See attached list.   

 

CONSENT AGENDA

An executive session was added under 4.00.  Extra Duty was moved to 6.1.2 and 7.4 was added as the first reading of policy change.         

Motion:           Julianne Randall moved to approve the consent agenda as amended. 

Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion. 

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

We are currently through June 2nd of the fiscal year and have received 95.8% of the budgeted revenues, compared with the FY2008 when at this point we had received 96.6% of the

budgeted revenues.  As of the end of May, beginning of June, we have 65 fewer students enrolled than at the same time in 2008.  Having received the preliminary funding model from

 the State Department of Education we are projected to receive about $185,000 less in 2009-10 than we did in 2008-09.  This is primarily due to loss of students.       

 

PINE BLUFFS HIGH SCHOOL REPORT

Principal Binning reported that the high school has tried hard to get all students involved in either a sport or an activity.  They have added a Spanish Club and Cross Country to give

students something else that they might be interested in joining.  Mr. Binning gave the board an encouraging written report of participation for each class.  Wynema Thompson asked

for the number of students from our district who participate in sports in another district.  Wynema also asked about the status of the “Crisis Plan.”  Mr. Binning reported there would

be a meeting in August and the meeting will involve an expert in this field. 

 

DISTRICT COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Evaluation Committee has had numerous meetings to lay groundwork.  They will be meeting again during the summer and plan to have a presentation for the Board.  The Graduation

Committee met on March 31 with 7 individuals present.  The graduation rate is currently at 82.2%.  Both schools are coming up with ideas how they can improve this percentage.  The

Instructional Facilitators met with teachers for input and they are planning to meet with principals to work out details and coordination.  The Calendar Committee met to discuss the

4 and 41/2 day week and took the information back to the buildings.   It was decided to table this decision and bring it up at a later date.  The Facilities Committee is meeting on the

17th of June.  Hopefully they will be able to tour West Elementary at that time.        

 

STAFF RECOGNITION

School nurse, Deidre Hanson, was honored for 40 years of nursing, of which 16 of those years have been spent in LCSD #2.  Mrs. Simineo thanked her for all her work with kids.  The

students of LCSD#2 were involved in the Cheyenne Day of Giving for Laramie County in which 12,000 pounds of food and personal care items were donated.   Students are to be

commended for their involvement in this project.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion:           Wynema Thompson moved to go in to executive session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss personnel.  

            Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried.  

            Motion:           Julianne Randall moved to reconvene the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

            Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried.   

  

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS

Motion:           Wynema Thompson moved to approve the payment of bills with the exception of check #56904. 

            Second:           Jack Bomhoff seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

PATRON COMMENTS

Mr. Bacon reported that there are 127 students presently in summer school which is double from last year.  Summer school is being held in Burns and Albin this year. 

 

APPROVAL OF NEW STAFF

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to approve Jack Cozort as Superintendent, effective July 1, 2009.      

            Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to approve the extra duty assignments for 2009-10 as listed on the handout sheet.   

            Second:           Wynema Thompson seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF MEAL PRICES

Business Director, Rob Bryant, stated that with the recommended price increase in meals we would need to transfer approximately $20,903 out of the general fund to cover the expenses. 

Motion:           Tom Morgan moved to approve the changes in meal prices as listed in the board packet for the year 2009-10. 

            Second:           Julianne Randall seconded the motion.

Jeff Kirkbride commented that the district has a good relationship with Lunchtime Solutions and recommended that an eye be kept on portion size so that the kids are fed enough food. 

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

APPROVAL OF AUTO, LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR 2009-10

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to approve the WSBA School Risk Retention Plan as auto and liability insurance for LCSD #2 in 2009-10 with direction for Mr. Bryant to hire

a consultant and obtain formal bids within the next year (2010-11).    

Second:           Jeff Kirkbride seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

APPROVAL OF TECHNOLOGY, VOCATIONAL UPGRADES

Motion:           Wynema Thompson moved to approve the following bids for upgrades:

ü  District technology upgrades for the domain servers to Dell in the amount of $34,123.68;

ü  District email upgrade to Dell in the amount of $10,589.80;

ü  District phone system upgrades to ISC in the amount of $16,284; and

ü  Business software for the high school vocational programs to Adobe in the amount of $27,798.32. 

            Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion. 

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

APPROVAL OF FACILITY PLAN

Motion:           Tom Morgan moved to approve the Facility Plan as presented at the COW meeting. 

            Second:           Julianne Randall seconded the motion.

Wynema Thompson asked about a mold problem at PBEL.  Mr. Decker reported that there will be a replacement ceiling installed in one room which will be done this summer. 

            Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

 

APPROVAL OF CARPENTER FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR TECHNOLOGY

Motion:           Jeff Kirkbride moved to approve the Technology Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment bid for the Carpenter addition to ISC, CDW-G, Troxell and Dell in the

amount of $28,563.30. 

Second:           Wynema Thompson seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried.  

 

APPROVAL OF CHANGE OF ORDER FOR BHS BUS LOOP

Motion:           Tom Morgan moved to approve a change order to the BHS bus loop construction project as presented.        

Second:           Sue Anderson seconded the motion.

Vote:               Motion carried. 

 

POLICY CHANGE – FIRST READING

Motion:           Jack Bomhoff moved to make policy changes (see attached) on GCA/GDA and GCI/GDI to make them consistent with the board governance policies. 

Second:           Tom Morgan seconded the motion.

Sue Anderson felt this should wait until all staff are in the buildings so that they can have input.  Jack Bomhoff stated that the changes in these policies are not new, but that they

are making them consistent with the governance policies.   Suggestions were made how the information could be given to staff members for review.  It was decided to put the information

regarding the policies in with the paychecks. 

Vote:               Motion carried with one opposed vote from Sue Anderson. 

The second reading will be at the next board meeting. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

June 29, 2009              June Special Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Central Office

July 8, 2009                 COW@ Central Office, 7:00 p.m.

July 13, 2009               Board Meeting, Albin Elementary, 7:00 p.m.   

July 15, 2009               Budget Hearing, Central Office, 8:00 p.m.                 

 

            Motion:           Tom Morgan moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

            Second:           Sue Anderson seconded the motion.

            Vote:               Motion carried and meeting adjourned. 

 

           

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Chairman                                                                          Clerk