From: Shelly Massey
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Subject: 12.9.08 board highlights.doc

School Board Highlights

from the December 9, 2008 business meeting of the

Uintah School District Board of Education

 

 

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 Swimming Pool Building:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to look at turning the swimming pool building into a warehouse for Maintenance and Technology, as well as submission of a proposal to use the building to house Maintenance.  Shane Frost seconded the motion.  Those in favor:  Scott Ruppe and Shane Frost.  Those opposed:  Perry Taylor, JoAnn Cowan, and Dr. Rodney Anderson; motion failed.

 

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 Club:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve the request for the Vernal Jr. High Drama Club to travel to Ogden, Utah, January 29-31, 2009 to attend the Utah Theatre Association Convention.  Perry Taylor seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Technology Purchase for Ashley Valley Education Center:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the request from Ashley Valley Education Center for the purchase of 30 computers for use in the education program at the Uintah County Jail.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Lapoint Elementary School Improvement Plan:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the School Improvement Plan for Lapoint Elementary as presented.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Revisions to Policy 005.0630 Paid Time Off:  (2nd Reading)  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve the revisions to Policy 005.0630, and add “Grandparents, Grandchildren, Aunts, and Uncles” to Section 2.4.1.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion. Those in favor:  Scott Ruppe, Shane Frost, Perry Taylor, and Dr. Rodney Anderson. Those opposed:  JoAnn Cowan; motion carried.

 

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 Board:  A 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 School District and Recreation District.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.


 

PersonnelAppointment of Personnel:  The following individuals were presented for appointment by the Uintah School District Board of Education:

Christine Lake, Teacher, Discovery

Spencer Johnson, Teacher, Naples

Lori Olmstead, Connections, Ashley

Shayla Wilson, Connections, Ashley

Tammy Gardner, Reading Tutor, Davis

Glen McConkie, Maintenance Electrician

Ferron Martinsen, Custodian, VMS

Nola Melo, Teaching Assistant, Lapoint

Lilly McCormick, Teacher, Naples

Deveni Hill, Connections Site Facilitator, Lapoint

Inga Davis, Night School Teacher, AVEC

Dirk Collett, Night School Teacher, AVEC

Riquelle Wilson, 35 hour Teaching Assistant, Davis

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, Naples – effective November 30, 2008