February 12, 2013

Minutes of the Savannah R-III School Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Open Session 7:00 PM

Closed Session During Open Session

Second Closed Session Following Open Session

February 12, 2013

 

Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Debbie Smith called the work session meeting to order at 6:32 PM.

 

Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Jim Vega.

 

Members Absent: None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Steve Weigand, K’Lea Steeby, Clint Howren, Sharon Evans, Amie Whipple, Michelle Silkett, Karen Taylor, Shelly Vertin, Rachel Peek, Laura Shelton, Barb Maag, Vance Vanderwerken, Linda Kozminski, Mark Schneeflock, Nick Rob, Kelly Warren, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  None

 

III.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

IV.       The Board discussed placing items (Adoption of the 2013-14 School Calendar with the change of March 10 Professional Development Day moved to March 17th), H (Policy HA – Negotiations with Employee Representatives), I (Alternative Classroom Setting), and J (High School Band Uniforms) to the consent agenda.

 

V.        President Smith adjourned the work session meeting at 7:05 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

 

I.          President Smith called the open session meeting to order at 7:05 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members Present:  Debbie Smith, President; Kelly Houston, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Dr. Mike Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Jim Vega.

 

Members Absent:  None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Aimee Addington, Troy Dunn, Steve Weigand, K’Lea Steeby, Clint Howren, Sharon Evans, Amie Whipple, Michelle Silkett, Karen Taylor, Shelly Vertin, Rachel Peek, Laura Shelton, Barb Maag, Vance Vanderwerken, Linda Kozminski, Mark Schneeflock, Connie and Danny Huffman, Nick Rob, Kelly Warren, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  None 

 

III.       ­­Mr. Houston made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of scholastic probation, expulsion, or graduation of identifiable individuals, including records of individual test or examination scores; and records which are protected from disclosure by law; per sections referenced under Section 610.021, Subsections 6 of the 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 be maintained as such.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Mr. Houston – aye; Ms. Garrison – aye; Dr. Kozminski – aye; Ms. Peterson – aye; Dr. Rosenauer – aye; Mr. Vega – aye; Ms. Smith – aye.  Vote:  7 - 0.  TIME:  7:08 PM

 

IV.       Ms. Garrison made the motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene to open session.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Mr. Houston – aye; Ms. Garrison – aye; Dr. Kozminski – aye; Ms. Peterson – aye; Dr. Rosenauer – aye; Mr. Vega – aye; Ms. Smith – aye.  Vote:  7 - 0.  TIME:  7:33 PM

 

V.        Recognitions: Dr. Julia Schmitz, Special Education Director, nominated Jami Sarsany, for employee recognition.  Nurse Jami has jumped to the aid of the ECSE Staff many times this year.  Multiple times Jami has come from the Middle School to the Early Childhood Building to aid the staff and students.  She also helped to expand their policies/procedures and supplies.

VI.       Consent Agenda ~ Dr. Kozminski made the motion to move item F (Adoption of the 2013-14 School Calendar with the change of March 10 Professional Development Day moved to March 17th), H (Policy HA – Negotiations with Employee Representatives), I (Alternative Classroom Setting Starting in the 2013-2014 School Year) and J (High School Band Uniforms) to the consent agenda.  Mr. Houston seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of minutes dated January 15, as presented.

 

B.         Approval of bills dated:   January --$1,137,219.90, February $3,558,292.49, February$1,166,735.82, and February -$299,617.79.

C.        Personnel:        Hire:                           Debbie Poe - Amazonia Sped - 1/28/2013

                                                                        Ivy Spriggs – Custodian – 2-13-2013

 

Resignation:               Aaron Davis - Custodian MC - 2/13/2013

Extra Duty Hire:       Joel Miller - MS Track, Assistant - 2/12/2013

            Scott Stevens - HS Track, Assistant - 2/12/2013

 

Substitutes to Hire:    Lynn Tushaus

Brenda Lotz

Jessica Walker

Melissa Alley

D.        Posting of the Middle School Handbook, as presented.

 

*F.       Adoption of the 2013-14 Calendar with the change of March 10 Professional Development Day moved to March 17th.

 

*H.      Adoption of Policy HA (Negotiations with Employee Representatives) as presented.

  

*I.        Approval of Alternative Classroom Setting Starting in the 2013-14 School Year.

 

*J.       Approval of High School Band Uniforms

 

VII.    Dr. Kozminski made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

VIII.   Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

E.         General Journal ~ $ 8,611,382.78.   Mr. Houston made the motion to approve the general journal balance.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

G.        Ms. Peterson made the motion to accept the Counselors report as presented.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

IX.       The High School, Middle School, Amazonia, Helena, John Glenn, Minnie Cline and Special Services provided their district reports. 

 

Savannah R-III School District is one of the 45 districts that met the criteria for the Distinction in Performance Award this past year.  The celebration dinner will be held on March 18 at Northwest Missouri Regional Professional Development Center, in Maryville, Missouri.

 

X.        Mr. Houston made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters, per sections referenced under Section 610.021, Subsections 3 of the 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 be maintained as such.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Mr. Houston – aye; Ms. Garrison – aye; Dr. Kozminski – aye; Ms. Peterson – aye; Dr. Rosenauer – aye; Mr. Vega – aye; Ms. Smith – aye.  Vote:  7 - 0.  TIME:  7:59 PM

 

XI.       Mr. Houston made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  TIME: 8:40 PM.

 

 

 

 

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Debbie Smith, Board President                                              Janna Wuest, Board Secretary