Russell Independent
October 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Russell Independent Regular Board Meeting
I. Call To Order
Rationale

Mr. Whitt called the Regular Meeting of the Russell Independent Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m.

I.A. Moment of Silence
Rationale

Mr. Whitt led those in attendance in a Moment of Silence.

I.B. Pledge to the United States Flag
Rationale

Mr. Whitt led those in attendance in the Pledge to the United States Flag.

I.C. District Mission Statement
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Our mission is to inspire and empower all students to reach their maximum potential: one student, one lesson, one day at a time.

 

Progressing into the future…

Our Students are our top priority.

 Our School Family plays a crucial role in student development, achievement, and success.

 Our Parents are supportive partners and are essential in the advancement of each student.

 Our Community shares our desire to develop highly skilled and productive citizens.

 Our Technology enables our students to reach beyond the classroom.

 Our Culture inspires leadership and excellence.

 Our Academics focus on rigorous standards and global success.

II. Adopt the Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66914 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

III. Delegations
Rationale

Procedures for Addressing the Board of Education

The Russell Independent School District Board of Education encourages attendance at meetings of the Board of Education.  The Board of Education understands that from time to time the public may wish to share opinions with them at these meetings.  Procedures for speaking to the Board of Education are detailed below:

 

·      Those who wish to address the Board of Education must sign the Delegation sheet provided prior to each Regular Meeting.  This sheet can be found beside the Board Agenda on a podium near the entrance of the room.

 

·      Generally, in the first ten minutes of the Meeting, the Board Chair will ask for delegations.  At this time please state your name, the name of the organization or group that you are representing, and the subject that you would like to address.  Please keep in mind that issues regarding a specific school should be shared with Principal and/or Site Based Decision Making Council, as that is the governing body for that school.

 

·      Individuals may address the Board of Education for a maximum of 5 minutes, as determined by the Board Chair.

 

·      The Board Chair reserves the right to intervene in order to maintain order and to ensure the expedient conduct of the Board’s business.

 

·      Comments to the Board should be stated in a professional manner.  Accusations and/or disparaging remarks about individuals will not be permitted. 

IV. Recognitions/Achievements/Reports
IV.A. Recognition of Ms. Catherine DelValle Kentucky AATSP Spanish Teacher of the Year and KWLA World Language Teacher of the Year
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes of the September 24, 2018 Regular Meeting and the October 5, 2018 Special Called Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #66915 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the September 24, 2018 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

Order #66916 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the October 5, 2018 Special Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #66917 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $4,408,596.53 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VI.C. Payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll
Actions Taken

Order #66918 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66919 - Motion Passed:  Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VII.A. Fundraisers
Rationale

RMS Students will sell cupcakes and take pictures to raise funds for CBI trips

VII.B. Overnight Trips
Rationale

RHS Students to attend KYA in Louisville November 15-17, 2018

VII.C. Rental Applications
VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VII.E. Approval of amendment to the Food Service Procurement Policy
VII.F. Approval of the use of a Common Carrier for Overnight Trips
Rationale

The Russell Middle School 8th grade trip scheduled for March 30-April 2, 2019 will use a Common Carrier through Freedom Tours of Lexington (charter bus) to transport students to Charleston, South Carolina. 

 

The Russell Orchestra will use a Common Carrier-United Coach of Morgantown, West Virginia (charter bus) to transport students to Orlando, Florida the first week of April, 2019.

 

Russell High School students attending the England, Ireland and Wales trip will use a common carrier to travel to and from Ireland June 10-18, 2019.

 


VII.G. Approval of Technology Activity Report
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Discussion of Bonding Potential
VIII.B. Consider authorization for an assessment of the RPS HVAC System
Actions Taken

Order #66920 - Motion Passed:  Authorization for an assessment of the RPS HVAC System passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.C. Consider Architectural Firm for the ADA Accessible Ramp
Actions Taken

Order #66921 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the contractual agreement with Alt 32, PSC Architectural Firm for the ADA Accessible Ramp at the Russell Area Technology Center passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.D. Consider approval of BG-1 for ADA Accessible Ramp at the Russell Area Technical Center
Actions Taken

Order #66922 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG-1 for ADA Accessible Ramp at the Russell Area Technical Center passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.E. Consider approval of the November 1, 2018 SBDM Allocations
Actions Taken

Order #66923 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the submitted November 1, 2018 SBDM Allocations passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.F. Discussion of Calendar Committee recommendation for the 2019-2020 School Year
VIII.G. Consider approval of a Certified Preschool Teaching Position for the remainder of the 2018-2019 School Year
Actions Taken

Order #66924 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a Certified Preschool Teaching Position for the remainder of the 2018-2019 School Year passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.H. Consider approval of Russell Middle School KYA Proposal
Actions Taken

Order #66925 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the overnight trip for Russell Middle School Students to attend KYA November 8-10, 2018, authorization of $500 to RMS and RHS KYA groups passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.I. Consider creation of STLP Coaching Positions and Stipends
Actions Taken

Order #66926 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the creation of four STLP Coaching Positions with Stipends of $2500 each passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.J. Consider approval of Policy 09.111
Actions Taken

Order #66927 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Policy 09.111 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.K. Consider the purchase of a scoreboard for the Russell High School Football Field
Actions Taken

Order #66928 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the purchase of a scoreboard for the Russell High School Football Field passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.L. Discussion of and possible authorization for Superintendent Horne to pursue donor assistance for the purchase of a scoreboard at the RHS Football Field
Actions Taken

Order #66929 - Motion Passed:  Authorization for Superintendent Horne to pursue donor assistance to purchase a scoreboard at the RHS Football Field passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.M. Consider recognition of the RMIS PTA, RMS Academic and RHS Volleyball Booster Groups
Actions Taken

Order #66930 - Motion Passed:  Recognition of the RMIS PTA, RMS Academic and RHS Volleyball Booster Groups passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.N. Consider approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers
Rationale

Orchestra Boosters  to sell Tumblers with proceeds  to be used to purchase music, instruments/cases, stands, chairs, rosin, strings and bows

Actions Taken

Order #66931 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

IX. Updates and Information
IX.A. Student Enrollment/Attendance Reports
Rationale

Daily Attendance is 97.26%

District Enrollment is 2198 less Preschool


IX.B. November 26, 2018 Meeting Reminder
IX.C. SBDM Information
IX.D. Cards/Letters
X. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XI. Other Business and Information
XI.A. Enter into Executive Session per KRS 61.810 (1) (f) for discussion of potential employee discipline
Actions Taken

Order #66932 - Motion Passed:  Motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:17 p.m. Per KRS 61.810 (1) f for the discussion of potential employee discipline passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

XI.B. Return from Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #66933 - Motion Passed:  Motion to return from Executive Session at 7:53 p.m. passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

XII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #66934 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:54 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.