February 15, 2012

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

Closed Session ~ Following Open Session

February 15, 2012

 

Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Smith called the work session meeting to order at 6:32 PM in the Central Office meeting room.

 

Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega.  Dr. Mike Kozminski arrived at 6:52 PM.

 

            Members Absent:  None

           

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Leisa Blair, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Shelly Stevens, Vance Vanderwerken, Janet Smith, Ron Jackson, Michelle Silkett, and Janna Wuest, Secretary. 

 

II.                  Board President Questions/Issues:  Ms. Smith and Dr. Brax reported that the new website will soon be made live.  Also, discussion was made regarding the use of the High School fitness room that is available to the staff for use.

 

III.       Preliminary Energy Audit Report ~ Peter Hinkle of Schneider Electric gave an overview of the report with a question and answer period via telephone.

 

IV.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

V.        The Board discussed moving item H (Posting of Policies) and to the consent agenda.

 

VI.       Adjourned to the open session meeting at 7:07 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

I.          President Smith called the open session meeting to order at 7:12 PM.   The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Mark Schneeflock, and Jim Vega.  Dr. Mike Kozminski left at 7:51 PM.

 

            Members Absent:  None

           

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Leisa Blair, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Vance Vanderwerken, Kelly Warren, Michelle Silkett, Janet Smith, Jill Weaver, Kathy Sardo, Kelly Douglas, Stephanie Everly, Michael Wambold, Felisa Estes, Zac Ester, Liz Everly, Sharon Evans, Laura Shelton, Danny Huffman, Connie Huffman, Jaryn Schnedier, Susan Clevenger, Shelly Stevens, Joe Meade, Syler Douglas, and Janna Wuest, Secretary.

 

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  Michelle Silkett invited the Board to attend the MSTA Capital Connections on March 22nd at Troester Media Center.

 

III.       Staff Recognition:  The Board recognized Paraprofessionals from Minnie Cline:  Karla Burnett, Anfisa Field, and Linda Olson for their “work, effort and flexibility in meeting student’s needs.”  Amazonia: Teacher, Carrie Harrison for her “perseverance and extra effort given to students.”  Middle School:  Nurse, Jamie Sarsany for her “perseverance in working through challenging situations.”  High School:  Secretary, Cathy High for her “professional, positive presence with the public.”  Central Office:  Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Suzanne Webb for her “professional, positive presence and extra ordinary work on the website.”

 

IV.       Susan Whitman’s 6th grade Language Arts class completed a unit on “inquiry based” projects in teams.  The winning team presented their power point presentation on recycling.  Syler Douglas, Liz Everly and Zac Estes did a great job.

 

V.        Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to move item H (Posting of Policies) to the consent agenda.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

            A.        Approval of the January 10, 2012 minutes, as presented.

 

B.        Approval of bills dated:  January 13 - $ 44,807.81, January 24 - $ 553,565.14, February 8 - $1,206,370.08, and February 15, 2012 - $280,150.92.

C.        Personnel ~ Hiring Recommendations: Zach Coughlin, Principal SHS, effective 7/1/2012, Samantha Jackson Para, MCES, effective 1/30/2102.  Resignations: Mark Cole - PE, SMS, effective end of 2012 school year, Shelly Stevens, Asst. Principal - MCES, effective end of 2012 school year, Karen Heronemus, Teacher – JGES, effective end of 2012 school year, Mary Jane Norman, Teacher - SHS, effective end of 2012 school year, Fran Fry, Teacher - SHS/MC, effective end of 2012 school year. Substitutes:  Pending DESE approval of substitute certificate: Lisa Hise, Alexis Sykes and George Matsen.

 

D.        Adoption of the following policies:

 

            BDC – Closed Meetings, Records and Votes

            BDDA – Notification of Board Meetings

            FC – Facilities Capitalization Program

            GBCC – Staff Cell Phone Use

 

E.         Posting of the Middle School 2011-12 handbook.

 

F.                 Removed Policy IC-R (Academic Calendar/Year/Day) to give more flexibility in the calendar development. 
 

*H.      Posting of the following policies:

            GBH - Student Staff Relations

GBEBC – Criminal Background Checks

GCL – Professional Staff Development Opportunities

IA – Instructional Goals/Priority Objectives

IIA – Instructional Materials

IND – School Ceremonies and Observances

 

VI.       Mr. Houston made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

VII.     Action Items:  Requires Motion

G.        General Journal ~ $8,602,638.82.  Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to approve the general journal balance.  Mr. Houston seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

I.          Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to put a request for proposals of qualifications for an Energy Conservation Program in the Savannah Reporter and the St. Joseph News Press.   Proposals are due no later than March 16th.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote. 

 

J.          PDC Report ~ Principal, Troy Dunn and team presented a power point on Professional Development.  Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to approve the Professional Development Plan, as presented.  Mr. Houston seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote. (Dr. Kozminski had to leave at 7:51 PM).

 

VIII.    The High School, Middle School. Amazonia, Helena, John Glenn and Minnie Cline posted their district reports.

 

IX.       Closed Session ~ Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters, and student matters per sections referenced under Section 610.021, Subsections 3 and 6 of Revised Statutes of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to same be made part of the closed session record and be maintained as such.   Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Mr. Houston – aye, Ms. Garrison – aye, Dr. Rosenauer – aye, Mr. Schneeflock – aye, Mr. Vega – aye, and Ms. Smith – aye.  Vote:  6 – 0, motion passed.

 

X.        Mr. Houston made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.  TIME:  8:59 PM.

 

 

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Debbie Smith, Board President                                              Janna Wuest, Board Secretary