Russell Independent
November 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Russell Independent Regular Board Meeting
I. Call To Order
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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
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Mr. Whitt led those in attendance in a Moment of Silence.

I.B. Pledge to the United States Flag
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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 #66923 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

III. Delegations
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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
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes of the October 22, 2018 Regular Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #66924 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the October 22, 2018 Regular meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #66925 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $4,143,709.27 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

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

Order #66926 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66927 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VII.A. Fundraisers
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RMS

Mrs. Martin’s Class will make and sell Christmas Ornaments, proceeds will be used to raise funds for weekly Community Based Instruction Trips.

 

Beta Club will sell Candy Cane Grams, proceeds will be used for Beta Club Activities.

 

RMIS

Beta Club will sponsor a Dance after school. There will be an admission charge along with refreshments and snack available to purchase.  Proceeds will be used for Chromebooks.


VII.B. Overnight Trips
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RHS Academic Team

December 14-15             Class Act NAQT qualifying tournament, Louisville KY

January 4-5                      Northmont Science Olympiad Invitational, Dayton OH

January 11-12                  Olentangy-Liberty Quiz Bowl tournament, Columbus OH

January 11-12                  Thomas Worthington Science Olympiad Invitational, Columbus OH

March 15-18                    KAAC Governor’s Cup State Finals, Louisville KY

April 12-13                       Kentucky Science Olympiad State Tournament, Lexington KY

May 2-5                            NAQT Small School National Championship, Chicago IL

                                          *Pending qualification

May 31-June 1                 Science Olympiad National Tournament, Ithaca NY

                                          *Pending qualification

June 5-9                           Future Problem Solving International competition, Amherst MA

                                          *Pending qualification

RMS Science Olympiad

Bardstown, KY on December 15th for one night  

Centerville, OH on January 12, 2019 for one night

New Albany, OH on February 23, 2019 for one night

West Liberty-Salem, OH on March 2, 2019 for one night 

RMS Cheerleading Team

Orlando, FL February 6-11, 2019

RHS AFJROTC

Wright-Patterson AFB December 7, 2018 for one night


VII.C. Rental Applications
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RPS Gym to be used by Marv Meredith Youth Basketball League November 19, 2018 - March 31, 2019 

RMIS Gym to be used by Marv Meredith Youth Basketball League November 19, 2018-March 31, 2019

RMIS Gym to be used by RMS Girls Soccer November 17, 2018-January 12, 2019

RMIS to be used by RMIS PTA on December 7, 2018

RMIS Gym to be used by RMIS Beta Club on January 11, 2019

RMS Cafeteria Gym and Lobby to be used by RMS Cheerleading Boosters December 2, 2018

RMS Cafeteria to be used by James Deere December 8, 2018

RMS Cafeteria to be used by Carol Miller on December 22, 2018

VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider District Audit Report
Actions Taken

Order #66928 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2017-2018 District Audit Report passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.B. Consider approval of the District School Improvement Plan
Actions Taken

Order #66929 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the District School Improvement Plan passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.C. District Wellness Assessment Update
Actions Taken

Order #66930 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the District Wellness Assessment passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.D. Consider approval of KPC Membership Agreement
Actions Taken

Order #66931 - Motion Passed:  Approval of KPC Membership Agreement passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.E. Consider approval of 2019-2020 School Calendar
Actions Taken

Order #66932 - Motion Passed:  Approval of second reading of the 2019-2020 School Calendar passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.F. Consider approval of Russell Reciprocal Agreements for 2019-2020
Actions Taken

Order #66933 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Russell Reciprocal Agreements for 2019-2020 with Ashland Independent, Boyd County, Carter County, Fairview Independent, Greenup County and Raceland-Worthington Independent passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.G. Consider KETS Offer of Assistance of $18,294 for the Education Technology Funding Program
Actions Taken

Order #66934 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the KETS Offer of Assistance in the amount of $18,294 to be matched by the District for the Education Technology Funding Program passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.H. Consider purchase of MNA Textbooks for the Russell Area Technology Center
Actions Taken

Order #66935 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the purchase of MNA Textbooks for the Russell Area Technology Center at a cost of $1,215.20 plus shipping and handling passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.I. Consider Licensed Professionals substitute rate of pay
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Actions Taken

Order #66936 - Motion Passed:  Approval of an hourly rate of $50 for Substitute Speech Therapy Services passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.J. Consider approval of Special Education Instructional Aide
Actions Taken

Order #66937 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a transfer of one Instructional Aide from the Preschool Program to the Special Education Program, the position will work 30 minutes per day in Preschool and 6.5 hours per day in Special Education for the 2018-2019 school year passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.K. Consider approval of amended Central Office Food Service/DPP Secretary Job Description to Central Office Food Service/Special Education Secretary Job Description
Actions Taken

Order #66938 - Motion Passed:  Approval of amended Central Office Food Service/DPP Secretary Job Description to Central Office Food Service/Special Education Secretary Job Description passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.L. Consider approval of revisions to Job Descriptions on the Classified Salary Schedule
Actions Taken

Order #66939 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a revision to the Job Descriptions on the Classified Salary Schedule changing the Central Office Secretary/Receptionist to Receptionist and the DPP/Food Service Secretary to Food Service/Special Education Program Secretary passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.M. Consider approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers
Actions Taken

Order #66940 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

IX. Updates and Information
IX.A. Student Enrollment/Attendance Reports
IX.B. December 17, 2018 Meeting Reminder
IX.C. SBDM Information
IX.D. Cards/Letters
X. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XI. Enter into Executive Session per KRS 61.810 1 (c) for discussion of proposed litigation against the District
Actions Taken

Order #66941 - Motion Passed:  Motion to enter into Executive Session at 6:43 p.m. Per KRS 61.810 (1) (c) for discussion of proposed litigation against the District passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

XII. Return from Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #66942 - Motion Passed:  Motion to return from Executive Session at 7:00 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XIII. Other Business and Information
XIV. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #66943 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:01 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.