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Board Minutes, December 14, 2009

by Sherry Henry

December 15, 2009

 

Call to Order                The regular monthly meeting of the USD #256 Board of Education was called to order by President, Patti Boyd, in the district office on Monday evening, December 14, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present         Members present were Patti Boyd, Judi Knight, Amanda Allen, Steve Becker, Bob Rhodes, Melvin Bland, and Brenda Swanson.  Also present were Nancy Meyer, Ken McWhirter, Jeremy Boldra, Kelly Alumbaugh, Brooklyn Trollope, Debra Carr, Ann Kazmierozak, Paula Miller, Tiffany Foster, and Katie Holman.

 

                                    Debra Carr took the board picture for the yearbook and left the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

 

Consent Agenda           Brenda Swanson moved to approve the December consent agenda items a-c as presented.  Judi Knight seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    Patti Boyd recessed the meeting at 7:07 p.m.

 

                                    Jesse Urbanak, Mercedes Trolllope, and Angela Roney arrived at the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

 

                                    The board resumed their meeting at 7:11 p.m.

 

Audiences                    Katie Holman, Brooklyn Trollope, and Paula Miller addressed the board concerning SH Cheerleading.

 

                                    Katie Holman, Brooklyn Trollope, Mercedes Trollope, Kelly Alumbaugh, Jesse Urbanak, and Paula Miller left the meeting at 7:17 p.m.

 

Reports                        The superintendent and principals gave their respective reports.  Brenda Swanson reported on the ANW Special Education Cooperative meeting, and the committees of F.S., Policy, and Technology gave their reports.

 

Spanish Trip                 The Spanish trip was discussed.

 

Attendance Policy         The attendance policy was discussed.

 

                                    Hallie Luken, Jackie Walls, and Bob Sager arrived at the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

 

Weapons Policy           A weapons policy for staff was discussed.

 

                                    Scott Tholen arrived at the meeting at 8:18 p.m.

 

Budget Cuts                 Discussion of budget cuts was held.

 

                                    Angela Roney left the meeting at 8:48 and returned at 8:49 p.m.

 

                                    Ann Kazmierozak left the meeting at 8:52 and returned at 8:53 p.m.

 

                                    Ann Kazmierozak left the meeting at 9:11 and returned at 9:13 p.m.

 

                                    Tiffany Foster and Angela Roney left the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

 

                                    Amanda Allen moved to go into executive session for 30 minutes at 9:30 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Nancy Meyer, Ken McWhirter, and Jeremy Boldra also present.  Brenda Swanson seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    Scott Tholen left the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

 

                                    The board returned to open session at 10:00 p.m.

 

                                    Judi Knight moved to go into executive session for 5 minutes at 10:05 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Nancy Meyer, Ken McWhirter, and Jeremy Boldra also present.  Amanda Allen seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    The board returned to open session at 10:10 p.m.

 

                                    Brenda Swanson moved to adopt the proposed budget cuts as follows:  organizations  pay for their state rooms and sponsor, organizations pay for their transportation to events, eliminate summer school, reduce basketball buses to one, eliminate an assistant track coach, apply the savings from last year’s budget, eliminate professional development, and apply the Special Education supplement.  Bob Rhodes seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    Bob Rhodes moved to eliminate a custodial position.  Judi Knight seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

Personnel                     Amanda Allen moved to go into executive session for 15 minutes at 10:18 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Nancy Meyer, Ken McWhirter, and Jeremy Boldra also present.  Brenda Swanson seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    Hallie Luken, Jackie Walls, and Bob Sager left the meeting at 10:18 p.m.

 

                                    The board returned to open session at 10:33 p.m.

 

                                    Bob Rhodes moved to go into executive session for 20 minutes at 10:35 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Nancy Meyer and Jeremy Boldra also present.  Brenda Swanson seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    Ken McWhirter left the meeting at 10:35 p.m.

 

                                    Nancy Meyer and Jeremy Boldra left the executive session at 10:47 p.m.

 

                                    Nancy Meyer returned to the executive session at 10:50 p.m.

 

                                    Jeremy Boldra returned to the executive session at 10:54 p.m.

 

                                    The board returned to open session at 10:55 p.m.

 

                                    Patti Boyd moved to go into executive session for 15 minutes at 10:55 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel with Nancy Meyer and Jeremy Boldra also present.  Steve Becker seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

                                    The board returned to open session at 11:10 p.m.

 

                                    Bob Rhodes moved to release Rob Droessler 7th hour effective the 2nd semester.  Brenda Swanson seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

 

Adjournment                The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 p.m.

 

 

 

                                    Patti Boyd

                                    President                                                                      Attest:

 

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                        Sherry Henry

                                                                                                                        Clerk

                                                                                                                       

 
 

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