Minutes of the
Savannah R-III Board of Education
Central Office Meeting Room
Meal: 6:00 PM ~ Work Session: 6:15 PM
Reception for Debbie Farr: 6:30 PM ~ Open Meeting ~ 7:00 PM
August 14, 2012
Work Session Minutes
I. Vice President Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:17 PM in the central office meeting room.
Members Present: Kelly Houston, Vice President; Susan Garrison, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Jim Vega.
Members Absent: Debbie Smith, President and Dr. Mike Kozminski (arrived at 6:38 PM)
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Janna Wuest, Board Secretary
II. Board President Questions/Issues: Ms. Peterson shared a report from MSBA Safety in Schools Conference that she attended. Bus violence and cyber bullying were the topics.
III. The Board reviewed the agenda items.
IV. The Board discussed placing items G, H, I, K and L on the consent agenda.
V. Vice President Houston adjourned the meeting at 6:40 PM for Debbie Farr’s retirement reception.
Open Session Minutes
I. Vice President Houston called the open session meeting to order at 7:05 PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Kelly Houston, Vice President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Jim Vega.
Members Absent: Debbie Smith, President
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Barb Maag, Debbie and Craig Farr, Zac Coughlin, Ron Jackson, Michelle Silkett, Tracy Skoglund, Vance Vanderwerken, Aimee Addington, Kelly Warren, Dr. Julia Schmitz, Bonnie Weber, Suzanne Webb, Lindsay Webb, Troy Dunn, Connie and Danny Huffman, Tonya Young, Cindy Esely, Dana Prater, Ms. Vulgamott, Sue Brax, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary
II. Welcome and Communication from Visitors ~ Dana Prater and Ms. Vulgamott addressed the Board concerning the condition of the soccer fields because of the extreme dryness and the desire to play the games at the Middle School.
III. Recognitions: Dr. Brax, Superintendent recognized Harold Morgan, Maintenance Director,for his dedication to the Savannah R-III School District and managing multiple projects this summer. Also recognized were Bob White, Gary Oliver, and Darwin Wampler, summer mowing crew for their hard work in doing many extra projects this summer. Many times they were working outside in the extreme heat.
IV. Consent Agenda: Mr. Vega made the motion to move items G (revised policies to adopt), H (rescinded policies to adopt), I (bus transportation driver’s list), K (health insurance rebate), and L (disposal of obsolete equipment) to the consent agenda. Ms. Peterson seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
A. Approval of the July 10, 2012 minutes as presented.
B. Approval of Bills Dated: July 12 - $26,950.10, July 18 - $109,869.67, July 19 -$125,059.02, July 26 - $124,382.64, July 31 - $231.81, August 9 - $72,320.58, August 10 - $460,501.97, as presented.
C. Personnel ~ Hiring Recommendations: Kathi Snyder-Food Service Director-August 14, 2012, Joy Conn- Special Education AM-August 14, 2012, Phyllis Cole-Special Education HS-August 14, 2012, Tracy Skoglund-Accountant / Treasurer-August 27, 2012, Judy VonKaenel-Food Service 2 HR-August 20, 2012, Frances Laughlin-Food Service 2 HR-August 20, 2012, Windy Jones-.5 Custodian AM-August 1, 2012 and Kate Drew-Para/Secretary-August 16, 2012. Resignations: Debbie Farr-Food Service Director-August 8, 2012, Pat Dickerson-Nurse-July 16, 2012. Hiring Extra Duty:Rachel Peek-Class Sponsor-August 20, 2012, Debbie McGuire-.5 Concessions Manager-August 20, 2012.
D. The Tax Levy date and time is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday, August 27th at the Savannah R-III District Office.
E. Tracy Skoglund was assigned as the District Treasurer since Shandy Beck left the District.
*G. Adoption of revised policies as presented.
ADF – District Wellness Program
ADF-AP – District Wellness Program
ADF-AF1- District Wellness Program (Wellness Policy Implementation Evaluation)
ECD – Traffic and Parking Controls
EHB-AF1 – Technology Usage (Parent/Guardian Technology Agreement)
EHB-AF2 – Technology Usage (Student User Agreement)
EHB-AF3 – Technology Usage (Employee Technology Agreement)
EHB-AF4 – Technology Usage (Patron/User Agreement)
EIA – Property and Liability Insurance
GBEBC- Criminal Background Checks
GCD-AF1- Professional Staff Recruiting and Hiring
GCI-AF – Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
GCPD – Suspension of Professional Staff Members
IC – Academic Calendar/Year/Day
IGBA-AP1- Programs for Students with Disabilities
IGA - District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities and Groups
IGD-AP1 - District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities and Groups
IGD-AP2 – District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities
IND – Ceremonies and Observances
JFCL-AF – A+ Schools Program (A+ Participation Agreement)
JFCL-AP - A+ Schools Program
JHG – Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect
KK – Visitors to District Property/Events
*H. Adoption of rescind policies as presented.
EI – Insurance Management
JG-AF3 – Student Discipline
*I. Approval of the Bus Transportation Drivers List as presented
*K. Health Insurance Rebate ~ Under the advice of Lockton Benefits Company, our health insurance broker, the Board approved the rebate to be deposited into the insurance fund to help offset costs of future premium increases.
*L. Disposal of Obsolete Equipment ~ The District had two requests from non-profit groups for obsolete equipment.
- The Andrew County Extension Council has asked for the old High School football lights and poles.
- The Savannah Youth Football Board of Directors asked for the old High School football scoreboard and 25 second clocks.
The Board agreed to donate the obsolete equipment to these groups.
V. Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to adopt agenda including moving items placed on the consent agenda. Ms. Garrison seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote, with one abstention.
VI. Action Items: Requires Motion
F. General Journal: $5,592,259.12. Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to approve the general journal as presented. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 - 0 vote.
J. Preliminary Assessment ~ Ms. Peterson made the motion to accept the Preliminary Assessment Review as presented. Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 - 0 vote.
VII. District Reports / Information Items
Reports were given by Dr. Brax regarding the Energy Savings Upgrades that have been done in the District. Board Member, Ms. Peterson reported from MSBA Safety in Schools Conference that she attended, and the Instructional Leadership Team Report was given by Helena Principal, Troy Dunn.
VIII. Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote. TIME: 7:47
Debbie Smith, Board President Janna Wuest, Board Secretary