Klawock City School District
School Board Meeting
August 18, 2011
I. CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, VERIFY QUORUM, PLEDGE, READING OF MISSION STATEMENT
Karen Cleary called the meeting to order at 5: 30 PM
Karen Cleary Yes
Mary Edenshaw Yes
Roseann Demmert Yes
Cindy Mills No – Excused Medical
Ruby Smith Yes
Ruby Smith read the Mission Statement.
Also present: Jodi Mar, Rich Carlson, Jim Holien, Yodean Armour, Val Steward Mike Cleary, and Kelli Larson
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Mary Edenshaw made a motion, seconded by Roseann Demmert, to approve the agenda as presented.
III. PUBLIC COMMENT (Related to Agenda Items)
Jodi Mari presented the Board with complimentary copies of the Yearbook. She apologized for the misspellings that escaped the editing process. Safeguards are being put in place to prevent errors in the future. Businesses that experienced issues will be compensated.
The Board expressed their appreciation for the hard work that went into the creation of the yearbook.
A. Staff – Kelli Larson – Sports Concussion Regulations
AD Kelli Larson shared the new regulations concerning Sports Concussions and the procedures the District will put in place to comply with these new regulations in an effort to protect the health and safety of student athletes. Administration will present policies to the Board for its approval at a later date as they are developed.
Roseann Demmert discussed her attendance at ASAA’s summer meeting.
C. Principal – Jim Holien
Principal Jim Holien highlighted his written report. Enrollment now stands at 127. However, these numbers will fluctuate through the first several weeks of school. In-service has wrapped up and now staff will be working in their rooms. This year the staff stress level is greatly reduced in many ways particularly with meeting AYP and that the school is not in the midst of renovations. The staff will be focusing on staff collaboration to increase educational effectiveness. Yodean Armour and Jim Holien attended an OSHA training this summer. Klawock is considered an HTT (High Target). OSHA will be on-site at some point to evaluate the district. There are areas that the district will address immediately to be in compliance with regulations. Back to School night will be September 6th at 6 PM. Mr. Carlson and Mr. Holien will help the Student Council at the beginning of the year to get going. Student Council Sponsor Sonnie Anderson is on medical leave probably through the end of September.
D. Athletic Director – Kelli Larson / Jim Holien
Cross Country season is underway (7 students as of this meeting will be participating). The team is expected to grow. This is the last year as a IIA School; we will be a IA school in FY 13. We will opt up to IIA for Volleyball for FY 12.
E. Business Manager – Yodean Armour
Business Manager Yodean Armour discussed her written report. The audit is nearly complete and will be presented at the audit meeting in November in conjunction with the AASB Annual Conference. Concentration has been on getting the employee payroll files ready for the beginning of the year. Todd Tew will be assisting the business operations during the Yodean Amour’s maternity leave.
F. Superintendent – Rich Carlson
Superintendent Rich Carlson briefly highlighted his report. 99% completion has been reached on the School Renovation CIP. The Elementary bathroom project has been completed with stimulus funds. The ground work has begun on the gym floor CIP. The results of soil sampling will be written up and provided to the architects and the district. Administration has asked the district’s attorney draft restraint and seclusion policy revisions as well as a Sports Concussion policy. Mr. Carlson briefly explained the Action Items. The district has been notified that a suit has been filed against the district regarding a tripping incident that occurred in 2009. The district has also been funded for the STRIVE Grant. We do not know how we will address staffing and how much funding will be made available to us. The staff is very positive about the coming year.
V. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Approval of Minutes of June 24, 2011
B. Approval of Vouchers
1. Acknowledgement of Confidential Correspondence
2. Letter from Senator Lisa Murkowski Regarding Funding for Tech-Prep
3. AASB “Call for Resolutions” Packet
Roseann Demmert made a motion, seconded by Ruby Smith, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
VI. ACTION ITEMS
A. Approval to Continue to use the State Special Education Handbook as the District’s Handbook.
Mary Edenshaw made a motion, seconded by Ruby Smith, to approve continued use of the State Special Education Handbook as the District’s Handbook.
B. Approval to Move $17,900 from Capital Projects: Van Replacement FY 11 to Van Replacement FY 12
Roseann Demmert made a motion, seconded by Ruby Smith, to approve moving $17,900 from Capital Projects: Van Replacement FY 11 to Van Replacement FY 12.
C. Approval to Hire Samantha Morgan as a Special Education Pre-School Aide for the 2011-12 School Year.
Ruby Smith made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to hire Samantha Morgan as a Special Education Pre-School Aide for the 2011-12 School Year.
D. Approval to Increase Student Lunches by $.25 per Meal for Non-Free/Reduced Students.
Mary Edenshaw made a motion, seconded by Roseann Demmert, to approve increasing Student Lunches by $.25 per Meal for Non-Free/Reduced Students.
VII. BOARD COMMENT
A. Next Meeting Date – September 15, 2011 – 5 PM
Ruby Smith made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.