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Uintah School District

School Board Highlights

June 16, 2009 business meeting

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Approval of Evaluation Tools for Administrators & Teachers:  A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to adopt the evaluation tools for Administrators & Teachers as presented.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Purchase of Fast ForWord Program:  A motion was made by Allen Huber to approve the request from Naples Elementary to purchase the Fast ForWord learning program software.  JoAnn Cowan seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Secondary Science Textbook Adoption:  A motion was made by Dr. Rodney Anderson to approve the secondary Science Textbook adoption as presented.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

9th Grade Girls Soccer in Region 8:  A motion was made by Dr. Rodney Anderson that the Uintah School District Board of Education will not take any action, nor make any decision, regarding freshman extracurricular programs.  Issues regarding freshman programs are to be dealt within the school itself.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Disposition of Vernal Middle School Grounds:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the request to have KMA Architects, which is the architectural company contracted with Uintah School District, to draft a plan and cost for the Board to consider in relation to developing the grounds surrounding Vernal Middle School.  Dr. Rodney Anderson seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Report on NWEA Assessment Results for the 2008-09 School Year:  Tabled.

 

District Travel for the 2009-10 School Year:  The Uintah School District Board of Education stands by its decision to limit out-of-state travel, unless the travel expense is covered through grant monies obtained specifically for that travel.

 

Announcement of Property Purchase:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe, seconded by Allen Huber, carrying unanimously, that the Uintah School District Board of Education approves the purchase of the current Uintah Basin Applied Technology (UBATC) buildings and surrounding property in the amount of $750,000.  The buildings and property will be designated for the Continuing Adult Education and Alternative Education programs.

 

Final Amended Budget Adoption for Fiscal Year 2008-09:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe, seconded by JoAnn Cowan, carrying unanimously, that the Uintah School District Board of Education adopt as a final amended budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year the amount of $86,869,652 broken down by fund as follows:

Maintenance & Operation             $47,098,299

Student Activity Fund                     $1,085,095

Non K-12 Programs                      $2,925,024

Capital Outlay                                $27,402,029 (this includes construction projects)

Debt Service                                  $4,917,086

School Foods                                 $2,900,000

Municipal Building Authority              $537,673

Flexible Spending                                  $4,447

 

Budget Adoption for Fiscal Year 2009-10:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe, seconded by Allen Huber, carrying unanimously, that the Uintah School District Board of Education adopts as a final budget the amount of $83,798,843 broken down by fund as follows:

Maintenance & Operation             $43,603,458

Student Activity Fund                     $1,153,313

Non K-12 Programs                      $2,867,709

Capital Outlay                                $27,790,594 (this includes construction projects)

Debt Service                                  $5,157,469

School Foods                                 $2,638,800

Municipal Building Authority              $582,000

Flexible Spending                                  $5,500

 

The Board of Education sets for the following tax rates:

Board K-3 Reading Program               .000065

Transportation                                     .000302

Recreation                                           .000270

Tort Liability                                        .000065

Capital Outlay                                     .002354

10% Additional                                   .000838

General Obligation Debt                      .000774

The Basic Levy will be set by the Utah State Tax Commission at a later date.  It should be noted the total tax rate does not exceed the Certified Tax Rate and is less than the prior year tax rate.  In addition, the General Obligation Debt Rate is 212 points less than originally projected and disclosed to the public.

The Board of Education also approves the 2009-2010 fiscal year Salary Schedules.

 

Bid Approval for Phone Vendor:  A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to approve the bid received from Valcom, in the amount of $231,211.11, to purchase a ShoreTel IP Telephone System, which will replace the existing Uintah School District phone system. Dr. Rodney Anderson seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Purchase of Fingerprint Machine:  A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to approve the request to purchase a fingerprinting machine for Uintah School District.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Board of Education Meeting Schedule for the 2009-10 School Year:  A motion was made by Dr. Rodney Anderson to approve the Board of Education Meeting Schedule for the 2009-10 school year.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously. (NoteThe meetings for next year are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Exception – In June, the meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday to approve the new year budget.)

 

Board of Education Retreat Meeting:  The Uintah School District Board of Education will hold a retreat meeting July 28, 2009 at Red Canyon Lodge.

 

Approval to Allow Development of Assessment Information Software by John Anderson:  The Board of Education agreed to grant the request to allow John Anderson to develop assessment information software for Uintah School District.  A written agreement is to be signed by Mr. Anderson and the District.

 

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

Diane Van, Summer Connections – Ashley

Michael Tolbert, Summer Connections – Davis

Tammy Hatch, Teacher – VMS

Heather Zapata, ALS Connection Tutor – Ashley

Donny Laws, Assistant Coordinator – Maintenance

Rob Patrick, Summer Connections – Eagle View

Dorene Arthur, Summer Connections – Eagle View

Dawn O’Hearn, Special Ed. Teacher – UHS

Sherri Marshall, Summer Connections – Eagle View

Rebekah Jones, Teacher – UHS

Jessica Hansen, Teacher – Discovery

Extracurricular Positions FY 2010:

Brent Labrum, Boys Baseball                                Scott Mansfield, Boys Basketball

Scott Mansfield, Asst. Boys Baseball                     Gary Galley, Asst. Boys Basketball

Joe Meanea, Asst. Boys Baseball                          John Nerdin, Asst. Boys Basketball

Doug Harding, Football                                         Joe Meanea, Asst. Boys Basketball

Travis Allen, Asst. Football                                   Jessica Boren, Volleyball

Joe Meanea, Asst. Football                                   Brent Labrum, Asst. Volleyball

Scott Mansfield, Asst. Football                              Roberta Poglajen, Asst. Volleyball

Alan Peacock, Asst. Football                                Chelsea Johnson, Asst. Volleyball

Michael Peterson, Asst. Football                           Brooke Long, Asst. Volleyball

Trenton Colton, Asst. Football                               Greg Stensgard, Wrestling

Brian Baldwin, Asst. Football                                Keith McMullin, Asst. Wrestling

Chris Piner, Musical                                             Chad McMullin, Asst. Wrestling

Aaron Merryweather, Asst. Musical                      Dallen McKee, Asst. Wrestling

Taunia Wheeler, Asst. Musical                              Jason Workman, Asst. Wrestling

Brian Gibson, Band                                               Derrick Jaramillo, Asst. Wrestling

Aaron Merryweather, Choir                                  Gary Galley, Cross Country

Joleen Cottrell, DECA                                          Richard Henderson, Asst. Cross Country

Anita Enloe, Asst. DECA                                     Chris Piner, School Play

Robin McClellan, Drill Team                                 Lori Gillman, FBLA

Dave Wilson, FFA                                                Myrna Phillip, Asst. FBLA

Holly Wilson, FFA                                                Shannon Johnson, Asst. FBLA

Todd Meyer, Boys Golf                                        Jared McKeachnie, Boys Soccer

Todd Meyer, Girls Golf                                         Thad Bainbridge, Asst. Boys Soccer

Amanda Rollins Asst. Girls Golf                            John Nerdin, Asst. Boys Soccer

Lee Schulz, Girls Softball                                      Morgan Whiting, Asst. Boys Soccer

Keri Bowthorpe, Asst. Girls Softball                      Linda Bartel, Girls Soccer

Amy Leishman, Asst. Girls Softball                       Cathy Heaton, Asst. Girls Soccer

Jamey Smuin, Asst. Girls Softball                          Gary Redden, Asst. Girls Soccer

Kay Baker, Sterling Scholar                                  Wendy Harris, Swimming

Wade Olsen, Asst. Sterling Scholar                       Ty Jensen, Asst. Swimming

Alene Gray, Student Council, UHS                        Jared Scow, Boys Tennis

Richard Henderson, Track                                    Jared Scow, Girls Tennis

Cathy Heaton, Asst. Track                                   Gary Galley, Asst. VICA

Gary Galley, Asst. Track                                      Lori Gillman, Yearbook, UHS

Norm Bernard, Speech/Drama, VJH                     Marshall Bellon, Student Council, VJH

Mary Donovan, Asst. Drama, VJH                       Brant Hall, Boys Basketball, VMS

Karilynne Pearson, Asst. Drama, VJH                  Steve Scott, Wrestling, VMS

 

Resignations:  Letters of resignation have been received from the following:

Kristy Putnam, 8th Grade Girls Basketball – effective June 8, 2009

Kristy Putnam, 7th Grade Volleyball Asst. – effective June 8, 2009

Burke Buckalew, 8th Grade Boys Basketball Asst. – effective June 8, 2009

Carly Hendrickson, Teacher, Davis – effective end of the 08-09 school year

Rachelle VanLeuven, Sweeper, Lapoint – effective May 29, 2009