Russell Independent
January 28, 2019 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
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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 #66970 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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. Public Comment on the District Wellness Program
V. Recognitions/Achievements/Reports
V.A. Recognition of Board of Education Members
VI. Notification of Personnel Matters
VII. Regular Business
VII.A. Approval of Minutes of the December 17, 2018 Regular Meeting and Special Called Meetings on December 21, 2018 and January 14, 2019
Actions Taken

Order #66971 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the December 17, 2018 Regular Meeting and Special Called Meetings on December 21, 2018 and January 14, 2019 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VII.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #66972 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,763,872.32 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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

Order #66973 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66974 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.A. Fundraisers
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RMS

Ms. Martin’s Classes requests permission to sell winter hats (crochet in Russell Colors) with proceeds to be used for Community Based Instruction Trips.

 

 

RHS

Students enrolled in the trip to Ireland will sell Rada Cutlery, Scentsy and will also have Car Wash(es) and Bake Sales.  Mrs. Fultz is the faculty sponsor of this trip.


VIII.B. Overnight Trips
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RHS

Spanish Honor Society requesting that eight (8) students attend State convention on Feb. 15th & 16th.  They are requesting to ride with Raceland students and chaperone (as they have done in the past) to this event which is held at Campbell Co. High School.  There is NO COST to the Board.

 

The Y Club Kentucky United Nations Assemble (KUNA) is requesting permission to attend the convention in Louisville.    20 students will attend if granted permission.  Dates:  March 10-12th.  Sherry Davis and Angie Fultz will chaperone.  Trip is by school bus and NO COST to the Board.

 

RMS

RMS Dance Team requests permission for an overnight trip for their nationals competition. This trip is March 16th-17th, 2018 at 221 South 4th Street Louisville, KY 40233. Transportation would be by school bus for this trip.

(Retroactive) RMS Academic Team trip to Danville, KY.  Eight of our quick recall students are invited to participate in the Bate Invitational Tournament at John W. Bate Middle School on Saturday, January 5.  Given the distance to Danville, this will be an overnight trip.  Reservations at the Hampton Inn at 100 Montgomery Way.

 

The Russell Middle School Student-Y club is requesting permission to attend the KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) conference/competition in Louisville on March 3rd-5th. The conference is held at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The conference is a 3-day mock United Nations assembly that is student driven and allows students to perform roles as UN members, debaters, and global citizens with other middle school students across the state.

VIII.C. Rental Applications
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RMIS Gym will be used Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday by River Cities Soccer Club (Jeremy Grizzle) beginning April 9, 2019

RMIS Gym will be used by Grizzle Soccer/RMS Soccer (Jeremy Grizzle) Sundays beginning January 2019

RMIS will be used by KRUSH LLC. (Jalina Wheeler and Kristi Whittaker) June 24-June 28, 2019 

RMS Gym will be used by 5th Grade Travel Ball (Jill Banks) beginning in January 2019

VIII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VIII.E. Approval of CSIP Plans and GAP Information for Russell Primary School, Russell-McDowell Intermediate School, Russell Middle and Russell High School
VIII.F. Approval of the AFJROTC Contract
IX. New Business
IX.A. Consider approval of the Draft 2019-2020 Budget for Russell Independent Schools
Actions Taken

Order #66975 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Draft 2019-2020 Budget for Russell Independent Schools passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

IX.B. Consider approval of the design development documents for BG 19-114, Russell Independent Area Technology Center ADA Access
Actions Taken

Order #66976 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the design development documents for BG 19-114, Russell Independent Area Technology Center ADA Access passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

IX.C. Consider approval of the BG3 for BG 19-114
Actions Taken

Order #66977 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the BG3 for BG 19-114 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

IX.D. Consider Student Accident Insurance Renewal
Actions Taken

Order #66978 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Student Accident Insurance Renewal at a cost of $51,842.90 with Roberts Insurance passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

IX.E. Consider the purchase of RHS/RMS Archery Tournament Targets
Actions Taken

Order #66979 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a contribution of $2,300 toward RHS/RMS Archery Targets passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

IX.F. Consider SFCC Offer of Assistance
Actions Taken

Order #66980 - Motion Passed:  Approval of SFCC Offer of Assistance for Technology in the amount of $14,229 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

IX.G. Consider approval of Board Member Travel and Training Expenses in 2019 for attendance at District/School Events and/or Training
Actions Taken

Order #66981 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Board Member Travel and Training Expenses in 2019 for attendance at District/School Events and/or Training passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

IX.H. Consider Extended Leave Request
Actions Taken

Order #66982 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Extended Leave Request for Diana Wireman through December of 2019 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

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

District Daily Attendance 96.24%

Student Enrollment Less Preschool 2196

X.B. Meeting Reminder
X.C. SBDM Information
X.D. Cards/Letters
XI. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XII. Other Business and Information
XIII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #66983 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.