December 13, 2011

Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education
Central Office Meeting Room
Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Regular Open Meeting 7:00 PM
December 13, 2011

Work Session Minutes

I.          Vice - President Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:40 PM in the Central Office meeting room.

Members Present: Kelly Houston, Vice President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega.

Members Absent:  Debbie Smith, President

Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Troy Dunn, Vance Vanderwerken, Kelly Warren, Janet Smith, Steve Kellepouris, Michelle Silkett, and Janna Wuest, Secretary.

II.         Board President Questions/Issues:  None

III.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

IV.       The Board discussed moving item E (R-III Belcher Scholarship Establishment Award) and G (Resolution to Support the Vision Project) to the consent agenda.  Also discussed taking out policy      IC-R.

V.        Adjourned to the open session at 6:54 PM.

Open Session Minutes

I.          President Houston called the open session to order at 7: 02 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members Present: Kelly Houston, Vice President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega.

Members Absent:  Debbie Smith, President

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Troy Dunn, Vance Vanderwerken, Kelly Warren, Janet Smith, Steve Kellepouris, Michelle Silkett,  Jana Ruoff, Harold Ruoff, Kaitlyn Ruoff, Susan Clevenger, Jeff Baumann, Cara White, Austin Potter, Amy Wilt, Todd Smith, Kip Smith, Tyler Wilt, Blake Burson, and Janna Wuest, Secretary.

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors ~ None

III.       Student Recognitions:  Board Vice – President, Kelly Houston and Superintendent, Dr. David Brax presented certificates to the following students:  Austin Potter for being the National Runner-Up in Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems Proficiency Award Area. Blake Deal, Blake Burson, Blake McFadden, Wes Salmons, Kip Smith, Andy Meyers, Tyler Wilt, and Logan Holland for being named to the Missouri Coaches Class 4 All-State Football Team.  Kaitlyn Ruoff – 8th Grade Student for being awarded as the Radon Poster Contest State Winner, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

  

Staff Recognition:  Jena Petro for her outstanding efforts offered at Minnie Cline as the technology representative.   Whitney Kinman, Kindergarten Teacher; Caelene Lance, Nurse and Sandy Shewmaker, Secretary for their prompt care and professional judgment in handling a critical emergency situation with a student at Helena Elementary School.   Terry Bruce, day time Custodian for his excellence in his job.  He goes way beyond his duties.  HS Football Coaches: Mark Cole, Chad Smith, Andrew Mead, Justin Duffy, Chad Dreyer, Bryson Byergo, and Eric Bodenhausen, for a 12-2 successful football season – the most wins in a season ever for a Savannah High School Football Team.   And Athletic Director, Bruce Humphrey for his organizational skills, attention to detail, extra hours of work to provide for quality sports events. In particular his efforts that made hosting the sub-state football playoff game a great success followed by hosting the Savannah Invitational Basketball Tournament.

 

IV.       Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to move items E (R-III Belcher Scholarship Establishment Award), and G (Resolution to Support the Vision Project) to the consent agenda.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.  

A.         Approval of the November 15, 2011, as presented.

B.         Approval of bills dated:  November 23 ~ $ 564,065.36,   December 8 ~ $ 266,527.39,

                        December13 ~  $ 256,725.10, December 13a ~ $102,650.74, Visa Overview ~ $ 5,682.

C.         Personnel ~ Retirements:  Bill Luce, part time HS Social Studies teacher effective end of 2011-12 school year.  Resignations: Caitlind Turner, Para Professional ECSE effective 12/22/2011, Carla Howard, Para Professional at MC effective 01/01/2012. Substitute Employment: Judith VonKaenel and Cherry Anderson.

           

E.         R-III Belcher Scholarship Establishment Award ~ The Board voted to establish the Savannah R-III Belcher Memorial Scholarship consisting of an annual award of $100 to the student that is selected as the Board’s representative to the state competition.

 

G.       Approval of the Resolution to Support the Vision Project, as presented.

 

V.       Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  All in favor with a 6 – 0 vote.

 

VI.        Action Items:  Requires Motion

D.        General Journal ~ $3,563,797.54.  Dr. Kozminski made the motion to approve the general journal balance.  Dr. Rosenauer seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.

 

F.         Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to post the following policies with the exception of IC-R.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  All in favor with a 6 – 0 vote.   

 

GCG – Professional Staff Probation and Tenure

IC – Academic Calendar/Year/Day

IGC – Extended Instructional Programs

IGC-AP – Extended Instructional Programs (Administrative Procedures)

IGD – District Sponsored Extracurricular Activities

IGD-AP - District Sponsored Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities and Organizations 
 
VII.      Board Filing Dates:  Persons interested in filing as a Board Candidate may file the necessary paperwork at the superintendent’s office located at 408 W. Market.  A line can be formed outside the district’s front doors (white doors facing north) on the first day of filing to begin Tuesday, December 13th at 8:00 AM.  Filing will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Filing will not occur on days that school is not in session due to inclement weather or closed for holidays. Filing will not occur during Christmas break beginning at 12:00 noon on December 22nd through December 31st.  Filing will resume on January 4th.  Filing will not occur on January 16th.  The filing deadline is Tuesday, January 17th at 5:00 PM.

 

The High School, Middle School, Amazonia, Helena, Minnie Cline, John Glenn presented their district reports.

 

VIII.    Closed Session:  Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of student matters per section referenced under Section 610.21, Subsection 3, 13, & 14 of Revised Statues of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to same be made part of the closed session record and maintained as such.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.   Mr. Houston – aye, Ms. Garrison – aye, Dr. Kozminski – aye, Dr. Rosenauer - aye, Mr. Schneeflock – aye, and Mr. Vega – aye.  Vote: 6 - 0  motion passed.

 

IX.      Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.  TIME:  9:12PM.

 

 

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Debbie Smith, Board President                                      Janna Wuest, Board Secretary