Russell Independent
December 17, 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 #66944 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford 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
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VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes for the November 26, 2018 Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #66945 - Motion Passed:  Approval of minutes from the November 26, 2018 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #66946 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,663,709.18 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

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

Order #66947 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VI.D. Superintendent Travel
Actions Taken

Order #66948 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Superintendent Travel Expenses in the amount of $149 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66949 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VII.A. Fundraisers
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RMS

Maroon 7 will sell “Crush” Grams to raise money for team incentives, end of year party, to help students who cannot pay for field trips

 

RHS

ROTC will sell Gourmet Popcorn to generate funds for the Spring ROTC trip and cadet activities/items not funded by the Air Force


VII.B. Overnight Trips
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RHS Boys basketball is requesting an overnight trip December 20-22 to Simon Kenton Invitational Tournament.  

 

RHS Boys basketball is requesting an overnight trip Dec 27-29 to Bath County for the CSI Invitational

 

RHS Dance Team will be competing at 8:30 am on Saturday December 15th .  Due to the early hour, the team is wishing to stay the evening in Lexington. 

 

The RHS Latin Club would like to attend State Latin Convention at the Holiday Inn Louisville East-Hurstbourne on the following dates 3/1/19 to 3/3/19.


VII.C. Rental Applications
VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VII.E. Approval of HAACP Manual
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of and financial assistance for District students attending KMEA
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Actions Taken

Order #66950 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the overnight trip for Choir and Band Students participating in KMEA and financial assistance of approximately $1721.58 towards rooming costs passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.B. Consider the addition of one Four Hour Cook Position at Russell High School
Actions Taken

Order #66951 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the addition of one Four Hour Cook Position at Russell High School for the remainder of 2018-2019 school year passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.C. Consider approval of the creation of and Job Description for one Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and one Early Childhood Consultant Position
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Actions Taken

Order #66952 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the creation of and Job Descriptions for one Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and one Early Childhood Consultant Position, these will be part time positions for the 2018-2019 school year funded by the Preschool Partnership Grant passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.D. Consider approval of January 28, 2019 Board of Education Meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Central Office
Actions Taken

Order #66953 - Motion Passed:  Approval of January 28, 2019 Board of Education Meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Central Office passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.E. Consider approval of Board of Education Meeting Dates for 2019
Actions Taken

Order #66954 - Motion Passed:  Approval of listed Board of Education Meeting Dates for 2019 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.F. Consider Extended Leave Request
Actions Taken

Order #66955 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Extended Leave for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year for Kimberly Redman and a one year Leave for Kimberly Craft passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.G. Consider recognition of Swim and Combined Middle and High School Archery Booster Groups
Actions Taken

Order #66956 - Motion Passed:  Recognition of Swim and Combined Middle and High School Archery Booster Groups passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.H. Consider Booster Fundraisers
Actions Taken

Order #66957 - Motion Passed:  Approval of listed 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
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District Daily Attendance 96.59%

District Enrollment Less Preschool 2201

IX.B. Special Called Meeting for Superintendent Evaluation December 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.; January 28, 2019 will be the next Regular Board of Education Meeting
IX.C. SBDM Information
IX.D. Cards/Letters
IX.E. Classified Employee Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
X. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XI. Other Business and Information
XI.A. Special Called Meeting on January 14, 2019 for the swearing in of newly elected Board Members, election of Board Officers and HVAC Assessment
XII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #66958 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 6:43 p.m. passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.