November 12, 2013

Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Closed Session 6:45 PM ~ Open Meeting 7:00 PM

November 12, 2013

 

 Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Kelly Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:33 PM.

 

Members Present:  Kelly Houston, President; Jim Vega, Vice-President; Susan Garrison, Linda Kozminski (arrived at 6:38 PM), Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: None

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kenny Ragland, Aimee Addington, Roxanne Rooney, Kelly Warren, Steve Waigand, Zac Coughlin, Clint Howren, K’Lea Steeby, Sheri Roster, Victoria Warner, Joel Miller, Joe Meade, Samantha Brown, Matt Brown, Tammie Brown, Dr. Julia Schmitz and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  Discussion about the MSBA reorganization of Governmental Board.

 

III.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

IV.       The Board discussed placing items (Greenhouse Bids) and (Authorization to Seek Bids for the Sale of the Current Greenhouse), to the consent agenda. 

 

V.        President Houston adjourned the work session meeting at 6:43 PM.

 

Closed Session Minutes

  

I.          President Kelly Houston called the closed session meeting to order at 6:43 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; and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Ms. Peterson made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded, which are protected from disclosure by law; per section referenced under Section 610.21, Subsection 3, 13 and 14 of the Revised Statues of Missouri and that the minutes and any vote that may occur pertaining to be made part of the executive 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, Ms. Kozminski – aye, Ms. Peterson - aye, Mr. Schneeflock – aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer – aye, and Mr. Vega – aye.  7 – 0 vote.

III.      Mr. Vega made the motion to adjourn closed session and reconvene open session. Dr. Rosenauer seconded the motion.  Motion carried with the following roll call vote: Motion carried with the following roll call vote:  Mr. Houston – aye, Ms. Garrison – aye, Ms. Kozminski – aye, Ms. Peterson - aye, Mr. Schneeflock – aye, Dr. Ken Rosenauer – aye, and Mr. Vega – aye.  7 – 0 vote.   TIME:  6:53 PM

Open Session Minutes

I.          Call to Order ~ President Houston called the open session meeting to order at 7:02 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; Kenny Ragland, Aimee Addington, Roxanne Rooney, Kelly Warren, Steve Waigand, Zac Coughlin, Clint Howren, K’Lea Steeby, Sheri Roster, Victoria Warner, Joel Miller, Joe Meade, Samantha Brown, Matt Brown, Tammie Brown, Dr. Julia Schmitz and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.       Welcome and Communication from Visitors ~ None

 

III.      Staff Recognitions:  Three staff members were recognized at the Board Meeting: Jesica Baltezor, Middle School Personal Attendant, for her positive attitude and feedback that she gives to the students; Anita Yost, Middle School Para-Professional, for her incredible work ethic and encouragement that she gives to all students; Jennifer Hinrikus, SPED Para for the tremendous job she does with her classrooms and the needs of her students. 

 

            Student Recognition:  Congratulations to Samantha Brown who was elected for Vice President of Communication of Missouri DECA. 

 

IV.       Consent Agenda ~ Dr. Rosenauer made a motion to move items and K to the consent agenda.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of the October 8, 2013 minutes, as presented. 

 

B.        Approval of bills dated:  October 2013 ~ $1,403,822.64; November 2013 ~$153,801.41

 

C.         Personnel ~ The Board accepted the personnel list, as presented.

Substitutes to Hire:

Megan Finney

Jodi Deering

Phyllis Parker

Marla Schmidt

 

D.        The Board adopted the Revised Board Policies as presented:

 

            GCPB – Resignation of Professional Staff Members

GCPE – Termination of Professional Staff Members

CGPF – Non-Renewal of Professional Staff Members

GDPB – Resignation of Support Staff Members

GDPD – Non-Renewal, Suspension and Termination of Support Staff Members

JO – Student Records

 

E.         The Board approved the posting of the following revised policies:

 

            BBBA – Board Member Qualifications

BBB-AF2 – School Board Elections

BBB-AF4 – School Board Elections

JHG – Reporting & Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect

 

*J.       Greenhouse Bids Report:  Sealed bids for the high school greenhouse were opened on November 7.  One bid was received. The Board accepted the bid from International Greenhouse Company for $113,765.

*K.      The Board authorized the administration to seek bids for the sale of the current high school greenhouse.

V.        Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 - 0 vote.

 

VI.       Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

F.         General Journal ~ $ 2,994,408.74.  Ms. Kozminski made the motion to approve the general journal.   Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

G.        Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the English Language Learner (ELL) Report.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

H.        Mr. Vega made the motion to approve the Early Childhood Special Services Report.  Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

I.          Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the 6th -8th grade academic progress report.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

L.         Health Insurance and Benefits Administrator:  Dr. Rosenauer made the motion to hire Thomas McGee as the District’s broker for health insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

VII.     District Reports ~ The High School, Middle School, Elementary Schools and Special Services presented their monthly district reports. 

 

            The After School Child Care Program gave their yearly report.

 

            Student Advisor Program was discussed.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 14 for all staff thanks to the Board of Education. 

 

VIII.    Ms. Peterson made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7– 0 vote.  TIME:  8:19 PM.

 

 

 

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Kelly Houston, Board President                                      Janna Wuest, Board Secretary