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SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS

from the August 12, 2008 business meeting of the Uintah School District Board of Education

 

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Recognition of Mistalyn Leis for $1.3 Million Grant Award for Connections Program:  Thanks to the efforts of Mistalyn Leis, Uintah School District has been awarded the 21st Century Grant in the amount of $1.3 Million for the Connections Program.  This will fund the Connections After-School Program at Eagle View, Lapoint, and Ashley Elementary.

 

Approval of CTE Purchase:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve the purchase of the Customized Electronic Portfolio System for Perkins/Tech Prep & NCLB Reporting Requirements.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Policy 006.0050 Program of Studies & Graduation Requirements(1st & 2nd Reading)  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve Policy 006.0050 as presented on first and second reading.  Perry Taylor seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Medical Insurance Pool Participation:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve Uintah School District participating in the USBA Medical Insurance Pool for the next 3 years.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Utah Retirement Systems Contributory Participation:  It was thereupon moved by Perry Taylor, seconded by JoAnn Cowan, carrying unanimously, that it therefore be resolved that the Uintah School District formally agrees to pick up 5% of the required member contribution for all eligible employees required to contribute to the Utah Retirement Systems Contributory Retirement Plan for the fiscal year 2007-2008 and for the fiscal year 2008-2009.  Uintah School District will continue to pay 5% as an employer contribution as outlined by statute (53A-17a-125).

 

Approval of Uintah School District Realtor:  A motion was made by Perry Taylor to approve Dennis Mott from Coldwell Banker of Vernal as the Realtor for Uintah School District.  JoAnn Cowan seconded the motion;  Scott Ruppe abstained; motion carried.

 

Approval of Naples Water Pipe Project:  A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to approve the installation of an underground pipe which will be installed on Uintah School District property located near Naples Elementary.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion.  Those in favor:  Scott Ruppe, Shane Frost, JoAnn Cowan, and Dr. Rodney Anderson.  Those opposed:  Perry Taylor; motion carried.

 

Approval of Eagle View K-8 Elementary Building Plans:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve the revised building plans for Eagle View K-8 Elementary.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of HVAC System for Eagle View K-8 Elementary:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve installation of AirHandler/VAV type HVAC system for Eagle View K-8 Elementary.  Perry Taylor seconded the motion.  Those in favor:  Scott Ruppe, Shane Frost, Perry Taylor, and Dr. Rodney Anderson.  Those opposed:  JoAnn Cowan; motion carried.

 

Approval of Uintah High School Roof Contingency:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve $44,740 from contingency funds to cover legal obligations related to the Uintah High School roofing project.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of UHS/AVEC Flooring Projects:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve $98,230 for carpet at Uintah High School and Ashley Valley Education Center.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Vernal Middle School Portable Rental Budget:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve $28,000 out of capital outlay discretionary for the contract on the portable buildings used by Vernal Middle School.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Vernal Middle School Asphalt Increase:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve $104,145 to complete the Vernal Middle School paving project.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Vernal Middle School Lower Roof Funding:  A motion was made by Shane Frost to approve $34,230 for repair of the lower roof over the Vernal Middle School Auditorium.  Scott Ruppe seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Uintah Recreation District/Uintah School District Memorandum of Understanding:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the Memorandum of Understanding Memorandum of Understanding between Uintah Recreation Special Service District and Uintah School District.  Shane Frost seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Rebecca Ward, Teacher, Discovery

Kent Ross, Teacher, Eagle View

Aaron Merryweather, Choral Music Teacher, VJH & UHS

Nancy Wales, Part-time Teaching Assistant, Davis

Kristy Bjerke, Part-time Teaching Assistant, Discovery

Abe Curtis, Teacher, Discovery

Duane Powell, Teacher, Naples

Tahrah La-Framboise, Teacher, UHS

Brian Bleazard, CTE Teacher, VMS

Mandy Ziegler, Summer & Part-time Food Services Worker

Bianca Montero, Sub Summer Cook & Part-time Food Services Worker

Lorrie Law, Teaching Assistant, Discovery

Tammy Adelman, Teaching Assistant, Discovery

Susan Byington, In-School-Suspension Aide, VJH

Christy Bortz, Teacher, Davis

Joan Sheffer, Transportation Coordinator

Mindee Zager, Dance & Music Specialist, Lapoint

Julie Gabriel, Special Ed Teacher, Eagle View

Pamela Webster, Sweeper, UHS

Mandy Moorman, Part-time Food Services Worker, VJH

Shirley Glines, Teacher, VJH

John Nerdin, Asst. Boys Basketball, UHS

Travis Allen, Asst. Football, UHS

Jessica Boren, Head Volleyball Coach, UHS

Aaron Merryweather, Musical Asst., UHS

Aaron Merryweather, Choir, UHS

Edson Garcia, Asst. Boys Soccer, UHS

Amy Hacking, Asst. Softball, UHS

 

Resignation:  The following individuals have submitted letters of resignation:

Robyn Lance, Custodian, UHS – effective June 30, 2008

Caroline Halladay, Mentor, YIC – effective June 5, 2008

Vernie Heeney, ESL Night Aide – effective July 14, 2008

Patricia Culpepper, Teacher, VJH – effective end of 07-08 school year

Nola Fortine, Special Ed. Bus Aide – effective July 13, 2008

Jess Hermann, HVAC Technician – effective July 10, 2008

Carolyn Fulkerson, Teacher, Discovery – effective July 16, 2008

Ashley McCarvell, Bus Aide – effective July 22, 2008

Ginny Dunbar, Reading Tutor, Maeser – effective August 1, 2008

Mandy Lane, Food Services Worker – effective August 6, 2008

Carol Johnson, Preschool Teaching Assistant – effective August 11, 2008

 

Transfers:  The following individuals have been transferred as follows:

Jared Scow, Teacher – from VJH to UHS

Saundria Whitmer, Media Aide – from VMS to Lapoint

Devier Dudley, Custodian – from VMS to Naples

Brenda Dahlberg, Custodian – from UHS to VJH

Jana Culp, Teacher – from Lapoint to Maeser

 

Change in Position:  The following personnel have changed positions as follows:

Vicky Rich – Media Aide, Discovery to VJH Attendance Secretary

Patrice Holyoak, PE Specialist, Discovery to Teacher @ Discovery

Mimi Thomas, Teacher, Maeser to Maeser Art Teacher

Lynna Kendall, VMS Music Teacher to District Fine Arts Coordinator