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June 12, 2018

 MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

DISTRICT FOUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Administration Office

Basin, Wyoming

June 12, 2018

 

 

 

  • Opening of Meeting @ 7:01 p.m.
    • Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Chairwoman Audra Crouse
    • Roll Call: Board members present were: Audra Crouse, Greg Gloy Deb Craft, Kristen Schlattmann, Brenton Paxton, Heath Hopkin and Chris Kampbell.  Superintendent Dave Kerby, Riverside High School Principal Tony Anson, Board Recording Secretary Janelle Craft and Business Manager Andreau DeGraw were also present.

 

  • Recognition of Guests:

N/A

 

  • Patron Audience:
    • Greg Mendenhall-STEM Class: Greg Mendenhall presented a 3D model of the new schools that his STEM class had been working on.
    • Jim Whipps – Masonic Lodge: Talked to the board about allowing the Masonic Lodge to install a corner stone at the new schools.
    • Katherine Foss: Chairwoman Audra Crouse asked Katherine Foss to step outside of the meeting to discuss why she was there to address board.  Discussion followed with Chairwoman Audra Crouse, Superintendent Dave Kerby and Katherine Foss.  Chairwoman Audra Crouse then came back into the public meeting and asked trustees Greg Gloy and Chris Kampbell to come into a closed meeting with Chairwoman Audra Crouse, Superintendent Dave Kerby, Katherine Foss and a few students.  Chairwoman Crouse, Superintendent Kerby and Trustees Gloy and Kampbell returned to meeting after about 20 minutes.  No discussion was had.

 

7:41 p.m.  Budget Amendment Hearing

Brenton Paxton moved to go into the Budget Amendment Hearing at 7:41 p.m.  Greg Gloy seconded, motion passed.

Business Manager Andreau DeGraw presented the Budget Amendments for the 2017-2018 Budget.  Brenton Paxton moved to come out of the Budget Amendment Hearing at 7:59 p.m.  Heath Hopkin seconded, motion passed.

 

  • Staff/Student Presentation:
    • Safety Report – Chris Kampbell
    • Tom Farrens - Buildings
    • Business Manager – Andreau DeGraw
    • Superintendent’s Report – Dave Kerby
    • Committee Report – BOCES – Greg Gloy
    • Recreation Board – Brenton Paxton

 

  • Modification and Adoption of Agenda: Chairwoman Audra Crouse asked that 3.3 Jim Whipps of Masonic Lodge, 7.4 Hires:  Ashley Chenoweth, Head Middle School Volleyball, Nicole Gerome, Middle School Social Studies and William Trombley, Industrial Arts, 7.4.1 Resignations:  Sarah McKim, Phillip Goodell, 7.5 Adult Lunch Price Increase 7.9.1 Drivers Ed Car, be added to the agenda.  Greg Gloy moved to accept the agenda as modified.  Deb Craft seconded, motion passed.

 

  • Consent Agenda:
    • Approve minutes of May 8, 2018
    • Approve executive meeting minutes of May 8, 2018
    • Approve June 12, 2018 expenditures
    • Approve Financial Officer Report

Heath Hopkin moved to approve the consent agenda as listed.  Brenton Paxton seconded, motion passed.

 

 

7.0        Items for Consideration and Action:

7.1        Approve budget amendments:  Brenton Paxton moved to approve the budget amendments for 2017-2018 as presented by Business Manager Andreau DeGraw.  Deb Craft seconded, motion passed.

7.1.1     Heath Hopkin moved to allow Business Manager Andreau DeGraw and Superintendent Dave Kerby to spend down to the 15% carry over allowed by the Department Education.  Deb Craft seconded, motion passed.

7.2        Approve Tony Anson as Official WHSAA representative for BGH4:  Greg Gloy moved to approve Tony Anson as the WHSAA representative for BGH4.  Brenton Paxton seconded, motion passed.

7.3        Executive Session – Brenton Paxton moved to go into Executive Session at 8:59 p.m.  Greg Gloy seconded, motion passed.

            Personnel

            Heath Hopkin moved to come out of Executive Session at 9:57 p.m. Greg Gloy seconded, motion passed.

7.4        Hires:  Head MS Football – Greg Mendenhall, Asst MS Football – Jeremy Pouska, Assistant HS Football – James Sawyer, Head HS Volleyball – Cindi Smith, Asst HS Volleyball – Tara Owen, Head HS Track – Jared Collingwood, Asst HS Track – Dale Query, Asst MS Track – Jim Hoffman, Head MS Volleyball – Ashley Chenoweth.  Greg Gloy moved to approve that hires as listed.  Brenton Paxton seconded, discussion followed.  Chris Kampbell said that he was voting no for the HS asst football coach.  Brenton Paxton said he just wants to make sure everyone gets certified.  Motion passed 5 to 1, with Chris Kampbell voting no.

7.4.1     Resignations - Sarah McKim and Philip Goodell:  Chris Kampbell moved to accept the resignations as listed.  Brenton Paxton seconded, motion passed.

7.5        Recommended school meal increase for adults:  additional 10 cents for adult lunch and 15 additional cents for adult breakfast.  Brenton Paxton moved to approve the increases to adult meals.  Heath Hopkin seconded, motion passed.

7.6        Approve Extra Duty pay:  Brenton Paxton moved to approve the Extra Duty pay.  Greg Gloy seconded, discussion followed.  Chairwoman Audra Crouse discussed wanting to keep the extra duty pay on a percentage attached to the base, so that the extra duty pay would also increase when the base increased.  Otherwise, extra duty pay would have to be revisited each year.  The motion passed 6 to 1 with Chairwoman Audra Crouse voting no.

7.7        Approve Classified Benefits:  Greg Gloy moved to approve benefits for a bus driver.  Motion failed due to a lack of a second.  Superintendent Kerby was asked to open the position to all of the drivers with in the district.

7.8        Board Policy Review

            7.8.1     Adopt revisions to Board Policy 5.29 Professional Staff Ethics

            7.8.2     Adopt Board Policy 6.16 Classified Staff Ethics

            Brenton Paxton moved to approve Board Policy 5.29 and 6.16 as presented.  Chris Kampbell seconded, motion passed.

7.9        Adopt proposed Graduation requirements:  Brenton Paxton moved to approved the proposed graduation requirements.  Heath Hopkin seconded, motion passed.

7.9.1     Approve purchase of Driver’s Education vehicle:  Heath Hopkin to approve the purchase of a new vehicle.  Deb Craft seconded, motion passed.

           

8.0        Board Discussion Items: 

8.1        Cloud Peak status for 2018-2019:  The board asked that this be an action item next month.

8.2        First Meal Out:  The board asked that this be an action item next month.

8.3        Construction Site Visit:

 

9.0        Adjournment:  There being no further business Chairwoman Audra Crouse asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Heath Hopkin moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:53 p.m.  Greg Gloy seconded, motion passed.

 

 

 

 

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Audra Crouse, Chairwoman

 

 

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Kristen Schlattmann, Board Clerk