Meeting Date: September 9, 2014
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room



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1. Call to order 7:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment
  2. Correspondence
  3. Exxon Mickelson Academy Report
3. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of August 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for August 2014
    3. Hire Substitutes
    4. Hire Classified Staff
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
  2. Revise Bus Routes
    1. Stop Changes
    2. Alternate Sites for Walkzone Students
    3. Yellowstone Trail Request
  3. Approve Out of District Students
4. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Elementary Principal's Report
  4. Middle School Principal's Report
  5. Superintendent’s Report

5. Trustee reports

6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS OCTOBER 14th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda
    All of the items 1-5 can be approved with one motion and vote. Any trustee can pull an
    item from the consent agenda at any meeting if they want to discuss that item further. I
    recommend that we approve the consent agenda.
    1. Approve Minutes of August 12th and 15th Meetings
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for August 2014
      We are in the process of switching over our Activities accounting system and this has been severely hampered by our internet issues. We will have bills to approve next month from August forward.
    3. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend the Board approve the attached list of substitute employees pending background checks and TB tests.
    4. Hire Classified Staff
      I recommend that Krystle Iverson be hired for a Para-professional position at the appropriate rate based on experience pending background checks and TB tests.
    5. Hire Coaches/Sponsors
      Mr. Swanke and I recommend Alicia Simms for the 6th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coaching
      position.

  2. Revise Bus Routes – Policy 8110
    1. Stop Changes
      I am recommending that we make three minor changes to our bus routes. There are two additional stops on Route #9. One of these stops is at El Paso and Nogales, another is at 611 Lyle Road and the other one is at 3504 Lorang Drive. I have included a map with these new stops marked. This does not add any additional miles to the route. We are also trying to work with some families that have concerns about students crossing roads on some of our busier rural roads. This does significantly increase ride time for these students so we are working with the parents to let them choose an option. We are also gathering data on the arrival time of buses in the mornings, as the drivers get used to the new routes and ridership gets to normal we may adjust some routes to get the kids here a little earlier so they can eat breakfast.
    2. Alternate Sites for Walkzone Students
      There is a situation that has come to our attention now that we have revised the routes. We have several students that live in the Walkzone and therefore are not provided busing, but in the past have utilized our buses to get to Alternate Sites, usually day cares or relatives homes. I am asking the Board for guidance on this issue. I currently have six Alternate Site requests that fall into this category, but whatever decision the Board makes will be applied to future requests.
    3. Yellowstone Trail Request
      We have a parent requesting that we bring a bus up Yellowstone Trail. In my time here, we have not taken buses up this road for the AM run due to safety concerns from the drivers. We have taken kids up here in the afternoon occasionally provided that there were no weather issues. At that time, this stop was the last one on the route; this is no longer the case and this type of arrangement would drastically affect the stop times for the other riders. Also, if the trustees decide to have the bus go up into this area, we will have to request permission from Huntley to cross into their district as the only turn around is a significant distance into their district. I will have some drivers at the meeting to share their concerns about this road. I also had Deputy Skillen go out and review the current bus stop for safety issues based on the parent's concerns.

  3. Approve Out of District Students – Policy 3141
    I recommend that we accept DM(1st) and GM(3rd) as out of district students for the 2014-
    15 school year. These students are being recommended for approval now because we recently became aware that their home is just outside of our district and because due to location we are closer to their residence than their home school district. All other applications have been denied.
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