April 14, 2014

Minutes of the Savannah R-III School Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:00 PM ~ Closed Session 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:45 PM ~ Open Session 7:00 PM

April 14, 2014

 

Closed Session Minutes

 

I.          President Kelly Houston called the closed session meeting to order at 6:17 PM.

 

Members Present:  Kelly Houston, President; Jim Vega, Vice-President; Susan Garrison (arrived at 6:24 PM), Linda Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dyann Duncan and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Mr. Vega made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters; hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of employees; and records which are protected from disclosure by law; and scholastic probation, expulsion, or graduation of identifiable individuals, including records of individual test or examination scores; per section referenced under Section 610.021, subsections 3, 6, 13, and 14 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to same, be made part of the executive closed session record and be maintained as such.   Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Kelly Houston - aye, Jim Vega – aye, Linda Kozminski - aye, Jennifer Peterson - aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer -aye, Mark Schneeflock - aye.  Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.

 

III.       Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene work session.  Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Kelly Houston - aye, Jim Vega – aye, Susan Garrison - aye, Linda Kozminski - aye, Jennifer Peterson - aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer -aye, Mark Schneeflock - aye.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  TIME:  6:40 PM

 

Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Kelly Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:46 PM.

 

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

 

Members Absent: None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dyann Duncan, Sharon Earlenbaugh, Michael Kelly and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  President Houston gave a heartfelt speech about his time serving on the Board of Education.

 

III.       Health Insurance Update:  Sharon Earlenbaugh and Michael Kelly of Thomas McGee gave an update about possible health insurance coverage for the 2014-15 school year.

 

IV.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

V.        The Board discussed moving item C (Personnel) to the action items and placing itemH (Transportation Bids) to the consent agenda.

 

VI.       President Houston adjourned the work session meeting at 7:23 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

 

I.          President Houston called the open session meeting to order at 7:23 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

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

 

Members Absent: None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kenedy Grant, Lindsey Webb, Shane Webb, Suzanne Webb, Lee Webb, Deb Martin, Kevin Rhine, Laura Shelton, Shelly Vertin, Rachel Peek, Brad Weeks, Sharon Evans, Linda Gillispie, Toni Svuba, Megan Beck, Troy Dunn, Jason Duncan, David Duncan, Noah Duncan, Barb Maag, Roxann Rooney, Bob White, Harold Morgan, Karen Taylor, Roman Piper, Michelle Silkett, Kenny Ragland, Mykal Duncan, Dyann Duncan, Clint Howren, Zac Coughlin, Aimee Addington, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  Michelle Silkett, MSTA delegate invited the Board members to come to the Savannah School District Retirement Reception on May 7th at 3:30 PM held at the Savannah Middle School.

 

            CTA Deligates, Megan Beck and Toni Svuba welcomed the new Board Members to the District.

 

III.       Staff Recognitions:  Savannah High School nominated Deb Wenzel for Board recognition.  The Student Council recently applied for and was recognized by the state with the Gold Award.  This award is designated to organizations that have a comprehensive program promoting student activities and leadership.  Ms. Wenzel has worked with STUCO for more than 10 years and STUCO’s success is a reflection of her hard work.

 

Student Recognitions:  Kenedy Grant received the Outstanding Middle School Student Leader Award for the State of Missouri at the MASC, Missouri State Association of Student Councils State Convention held in Imperial, Missouri on March 15.   This is the first time a middle school student has been selected from our area.  She received a plague and a $250 scholarship to attend STUCO Leadership Camp this summer.

 

Also, there were 8 students who qualified for DECA International Competition.

 

Jacey Schank - District 1 Leadership Delegate 
Paris Nichols and Zack Dunn - 1st

Tucker McCoy - 1st

Trevor Ping and Sam Brown - 3rd

Shane Webb - 5th

Kenny Sandy - Qualifier

 

Their teachers are Donna Ping and Daniel Atkinson.

 

IV.       Ms. Peterson made the motion to adopt the agenda topics.   Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7-0 vote.

 

V.        Ms. Garrison made a motion to move item C (Personnel) to the action items and placing item H (Transportation Bids) to the consent agenda.  Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7-0 vote.

 

VI.       Mr. Schneeflock made a motion to adopt the consent agenda as amended.  Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7-0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of minutes dated March 11, as presented.

 

B.        Approval of bills, as presented.  March ~ $1,262,873.83   April ~ $328,331.11

D.        Adoption of the High School Handbook, as presented.

 

E.         Adoption of the Elementary School Handbook, as presented.

 

F          Adoption of Policy GCPCA ~ Professional Staff Early Resignation/Retirement Notification Incentive, as presented.

 

*H.     Transportation Bids, as presented.  One transportation bid was received and it was from our current provider, Durham School Services.  The bid specified that it was for 3 years of service with an option for the school district to renew annually in years 4 and 5.   

VII.     Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

*C.      Personnel:  The Board asked to table the personnel report until after discussion

in a special closed session.  

 

Hire:

Kelsey Butler                          HS Business               8-14-2014

Holly Taylor                            MCES                         8-14-2014

Shannon Bush                                   MCES                         8-14-2014

Jayme Thompson                  HS Sped                     8-14-2014

Jamie James                         HS Business               8-14-2014

Cody Proctor                          Speech Debate                       8-14-2014

Kelly Jones                             HS Math                     8-14-2014

Robert Welter                                    MS SC                         8-14-2014

 

Classified Hire:

Kate Drew                              CO/BOE Sec.             7-01-2014

Kye Geyer                               FS Helena                  4-07-2014

 

Retirement:

John Schulenberg                 Sped                            End of 2013/14 School Year

Donna Ping                            HS Business               End of 2013-14 School Year

 

Resignation:

Mary Ringot                           Reading                      End of 2013-14 School Year

Whitney Schieber                  Kindergarten              End of 2013-14 School Year

Daniel Strang                         Speech/Debate          End of 2013-14 School Year

Stephanie Jones                    5th Grade MC             End of 2013-14 School Year

Kristi Porterfield                    5th Grade MC             End of 2013-14 School Year

Daniel Atkinson                     HS Business               End of 2013-14 School Year

Ryan Davis                             HS SS                         End of 2013-14 School Year 

Karen Coble                           Para JG                       End of 2013-14 School Year

Ross Svendson                      MS SC                         End of 2013-14 School Year

 

Substitutes:

Michelle Knapp

Grace Chester

Chadwick Riddle

Megan Wood

Ronnie Bishop

 

1.                   Probationary Staff:  See list attached.    

 

G.        General Journal ~ $7,168,429.63.  Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to approve the general journal.  Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7-0 vote.

I.          Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to accept the technology report counting on additional figures with a target of 50% across the board, computer to student ratio.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 6 – 1 vote.

J.         Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to accept the Performance Assurance Support Services.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7-0 vote.

VIII.    Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters; hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of employees; and records which are protected from disclosure by law; per section referenced under Section 610.021, subsections 3, 13, and 14 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to same, be made part of the executive closed session record and be maintained as such.   Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Kelly Houston - aye, Jim Vega – aye, Susan Garrison - aye, Linda Kozminski - aye, Jennifer Peterson - aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer -aye, Mark Schneeflock - aye.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  Time:  8:15 PM

 

IX.       Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene work session.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Kelly Houston - aye, Jim Vega – aye, Susan Garrison - aye, Linda Kozminski - aye, Jennifer Peterson - aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer -aye, Mark Schneeflock - aye. Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  Time:  8:30 PM

 

X.        Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to adjourn sine die, seconded by Ms. Garrison. Motion carried with a 7-0 vote.  TIME: 8:30 PM.

XI.       Break – A reception was held in honor of Mr. Kelly Houston for his 9 years of service as Board Member. 

XII.     Call to Order:  Superintendent, Dr. David Brax called the organizational meeting to order at 8:50 PM.

XIII.    Oath of Office was affirmed by Board Secretary, Janna Wuest for Ms. Dyann Duncan, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Mr. Jim Vega. 

XIV.    Selection of 2014-2015 School Board Officers / MSBA Delegates /Alternate

 

A.                 Election of President ~ Mr. Schneeflock nominated Mr. Vega for President. Ms. Garrison seconded the nomination.  Ms. Peterson nominated Dr. Rosenauer for President.  Mr. Vega seconded the nomination.   A vote was taken, Mr. Vega received 4 votes and Dr. Rosenauer received 3 votes.  Mr. Vega was elected President by acclamation.

 

B.                 Election of Vice President ~ Ms. Peterson nominated Dr. Rosenauer for Vice President.  Ms. Garrison seconded the nomination.  No other nominations.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote that Dr. Rosenauer was elected Vice President by acclamation. 

 

C.                 Election of Treasurer ~ Ms. Peterson nominated Tracy Skogland for Treasurer.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the nomination.  Motion carried with at 7 – 0 vote.

 

D.                Election of Secretary ~ Mr. Schneeflock nominated Janna Wuest for Secretary.  Ms. Peterson seconded the nomination.  Motion carried with at 7 – 0 vote.

 

E.                 Selection of MSBA Delegate ~ Ms. Peterson nominated Dr. Rosenauer for MSBA Delegate.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the nomination.  Motion carried with at 7 – 0 vote.

 

F.                 Selection of MSBA Alternate ~ Ms. Garrison nominated Ms. Peterson for MSBA Alternate.  Dr. Rosenauer seconded the nomination. 

 

Mr. Schneeflock nominated Ms. Garrison for MSBA Alternate.  There was no second.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote that Ms. Peterson was elected as MSBA Alternate by acclamation. 

 

XV.      Consent Agenda ~ No items were moved to consent agenda.

 

XVI.    Action Items: 

 

G.        Ms. Peterson made the motion to approve having Mr. Carl Stafford as the graduation speaker.  Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7-0 vote.

 

XVII.   District Reports ~ The District Counselors, High School, Middle School, Amazonia, Helena, John Glenn, Minnie Cline and Special Services provided their district reports.

 

XVIII. Ms. Kozminski made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  TIME: 9:48 PM.

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Houston, Board President                                      Janna Wuest, Board Secretary