November 13, 2012

Minutes of the Savannah R-III School Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:40 PM ~ Open Session 7:00 PM

November 13, 2012

 

Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Debbie Smith called the work session meeting to order at 6:34 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, Vance Vanderwerken, Ron Jackson, Zac Coughlin, Kelly Warren, Troy Dunn, Leisa Blair, Clint Howren, Julie Higer, Jan Glenn, Mary Hinde, Stacey Helfery, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  Dr. Brax explained the new format for posting of the bills. Also, The Health
Trust funds are now deposited in the General Funder under wellness funds.

 

III.       The Board reviewed the Tax Credit Information from MSBA by watching a video.

 

IV.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

V.        The Board didn’t discuss placing items to the consent agenda.

 

VI.       President Smith adjourned the work session meeting at 7:01 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

 

I.          President Smith called the open session meeting to order at 7:02 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, Vance Vanderwerken, Ron Jackson, Zac Coughlin, Kelly Warren, Troy Dunn, Jan Glenn, Stacey Helfery, Mary Hinde, Leisa Blair, Juli Higer, Hannah Ingram, Diane and Noah Duncan and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.

 

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  None

 

III.       Recognitions: Board President Debbie Smith and Superintendent Dr. David Brax recognizedCody Curran – Member of 1st Place Special Olympics Flag Football Team for the State of Missouri, Hannah Ingram – State Qualifier for State Golf, and Hanna Miller – State Qualifier for State Cross Country.

 

IV.       Ms. Julie Higer’s Fifth Grade class from Helena Elementary shared with the School Board about their visit to Shady Lawn Nursing Home for a fall “Full of Blessings Party.” Student Noah Duncan helped with the presentation.

 

V.        Consent Agenda ~ Dr. Kozminski made the motion to move item J (Posting of Policies) to the consent agenda.  Mr. Houston seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

Dr. Kozminski made the motion to move item (Parents As Teachers Report) and H (Gifted Services Report) to the consent agenda.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of minutes dated October 9, 2012 as presented.

 

B.        Approval of bills dated:   October 25 - $547,251.39, October 25 - $31,081.25, October 31 - $59,956.63, November 8 - $329-363.49, November 9 - $86,230.61.

 

C.        Personnel ~ Substitutes Teacher Employed: Gemma Moran, Sonja Castro, Amanda Dill, Cynthia Collingham, Stephanie Bradford, Stacy Goode, Ivy Miller, Shawn Moser, Jennifer Morris, Janice Oliver, Shannon Bush, and Katie Orr.  Resignations Extra Duty: Brandi Atha - Cheerleading MS

 

D.        The Board adopted of the following policies that were posted for the 30 day period.

 

IICC – School Volunteers

IICC-AP – School Volunteers

KG –Community Use of School Facilities

KG-AP - Community Use of School Facilities

 

*G.      Parents As Teachers Report as presented.

*H.      Gifted Services Report as presented.

*J.        The Board agreed to post the following policies for 30 days. 

            DA          Fiscal Responsibility

                DN          Surplus District Property

                DN-AP   Surplus District Property

                IF            Curriculum Development 

                IGBD     At-Risk Students

                IGCE      District Sponsored Instruction Options

IGDJ       Interscholastic Athletics

IL            Assessment Program

           

VI.       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.

 

VII.     Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

E.         General Journal ~ $3,772,483.82.  Dr. Kozminski made the motion to approve the general journal balance.  Mr. Houston seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

F.         Savannah Education Foundation Scholarship Maintenance ~ Stacy Helfery and Mary Hinde of Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Jan Glenn answered questions the Board had regarding the Foundation Scholarship Maintenance.  Mr. Houston made the motion to approve.   

 

            the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to manage the scholarships at Savannah R-III School District.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.

 

            Mr. Houston made an amended motion allowing the Administration of Savannah R-III School District to seek approval from the scholarship donors to move the management of their scholarship funds to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.  Ms. Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

I.                   School Improvement Plans (CSIP) was presented to the Board from the Middle School Principal, Leisa Blair and Assistant Principal, Clint Howren.  Ms. Garrison made the motion to approve the School Improvement Plans from the Middle School as presented.  Ms. Peterson seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

 

School Improvement Plans (CSIP) was presented to the Board from the High School Principal, Zac Coughlin and Assistant Principal, Ron Jackson.  Dr. Kozminski made the motion to approve the School Improvement Plans from the High School as presented.  Mr. Vega seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.

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

 

IX.       Ms. Garrison made the motion to adjourn to closed session for discussion of personnel matters, per sections referenced under Section 610.021, Subsections 6 & 14 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.  Ms. Peterson 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:  8:45 PM

 

X.        Ms. Garrison made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Dr. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 7 – 0 vote.  TIME: 9:00 PM.

 

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Debbie Smith, Board President                                              Janna Wuest, Board Secretary