School Board Highlights
from the December 9, 2008 business meeting of the
Recognition of Board Member Shane Frost: Shane Frost is completing his 4-year term as a School Board member representing District #. President Rodney Anderson took a moment to thank Mr. Frost for his service and his resolve that the district do what is best for the kids. Other Board members also took the opportunity to thank Shane and wish him the best.
Update on District Arts Education: Lynna Kendall, District Arts Coordinator, gave an update on the status of the Arts programs throughout the district.
Approval of School Staffing: A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the staffing ratios for the 2009-2010 school year based on the same formula used for the 2008-2009 school year. It is also directed that District Office Administration suggest a minimum and maximum class size and present it to the Board for consideration. Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.
The Board of Education directed that District Office Administration meet with the Principal of Ashley Elementary to discuss class size issues.
Approval for Use of
A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to turn the swimming pool building into a warehouse for Maintenance and Technology. Shane Frost seconded the motion; Perry Taylor abstained; motion carried.
Approval of Revisions to Policy 009.0200 School Foods Services & Policy 009.0300 School Lunch Income Verification: (1st & 2nd Reading) A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve Policy 009.0200 and Policy 009.0300 as presented on first and second reading. Perry Taylor seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Travel for Vernal Jr. High Drama
motion was made by Shane Frost to approve the request for the Vernal Jr. High
Drama Club to travel to
Approval of Technology Purchase for
Approval of Revisions to Policy 005.0630 Paid Time
Approval of Revisions to Policy 005.1200 Standards of Conduct and Due Process: A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to approve Option 2 for use as the policy for 005.1200 Standards of Conduct and Due Process. Shane Frost seconded the motion. JoAnn Cowan then amended the motion to accept the concept of Option 2 but leave the document open allowing for additional revisions. Shane Frost again seconded the motion. Those in favor: None. Those opposed: Scott Ruppe, Shane Frost, JoAnn Cowan, Perry Taylor, and Dr. Rodney Anderson. Motion failed.
A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve Option 2 as policy for 005.1200 Standards of Conduct and Due Process. Perry Taylor seconded the motion. Those in favor: Scott Ruppe, Perry Taylor, and JoAnn Cowan. Those opposed: Shane Frost and Dr. Rodney Anderson; motion carried.
This Policy will be discussed again during the January 13, 2009 business meeting.
Approval of Enrollment Projections: A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the enrollment projections for the 2009-2010 school year. Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.
Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Audit Report: A motion was made by Shane Frost to accept the Audit Report performed by Wiggins & Co. P.C. for the year ended June 30, 2008. Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.
Progress Report on Facilities Master Plan: The recently assembled Facilities Master Plan Committee met the first of December to establish the criteria used in determining the priority order in which facilities projects will be completed. Scott Ruppe and Randy Upton reviewed with Board members the committee’s prioritizations; now the architects will develop estimates on the projects and the committee will reconvene to review the estimates.
Participation on Uintah Recreation District
motion was made by Scott Ruppe directing the Superintendent to send a letter the
first of January, 2009, to the Uintah County Commission opposing the decision to
drop the school district board member from membership on the Uintah County
Recreation District Board. In addition, the letter should address building
use agreements between the
Personnel: Appointment of Personnel: The following individuals were presented for appointment by the Uintah School District Board of Education:
Spencer Johnson, Teacher,
Lori Olmstead, Connections, Ashley
Shayla Wilson, Connections, Ashley
Tammy Gardner, Reading Tutor,
Glen McConkie, Maintenance Electrician
Ferron Martinsen, Custodian, VMS
Nola Melo, Teaching Assistant, Lapoint
Lilly McCormick, Teacher,
Deveni Hill, Connections Site Facilitator, Lapoint
Inga Davis, Night School Teacher, AVEC
Dirk Collett, Night School Teacher, AVEC
Riquelle Wilson, 35 hour Teaching
Julie Rasmussen, Girls Basketball, VMS
Lee Schultz, Asst. Softball
Jamie Smuin, Asst. Softball
Resignation of Personnel: Letters of resignation have been received from the following:
Robyn Lance, Connections, Lapoint – effective November 11, 2008
Jeanne Smith, Connections, Lapoint – effective December 3, 2008
Becky Harrison, Sweeper,