Russell Independent
February 25, 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.

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

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

IV. 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.

V. Adopt the Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66984 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VI. 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. 

VII. Recognitions/Achievements/Reports
VIII. Notification of Personnel Matters
IX. Regular Business
IX.A. Approval of Minutes of the January 28, 2019 Special Called and January 28, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #66985 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Minutes of the January 28, 2019 Special Called Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

Order #66986 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Minutes of the January 28, 2019 Regular Board Meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

IX.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #66987 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,840,528.57 passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

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

Order #66988 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

X. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #66989 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

X.A. Fundraisers
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RHS

AFJROTC will have a Wendy’s Fundraiser (meals and merchandise) will be sold


X.B. Overnight Trips
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The Russell Middle School Academic Team respectfully asks permission to attend the following events, which include overnight stays:

 

March 16-18, 2019: Governor's Cup State Finals, Louisville, KY (two nights)

March 23, 2019: Mathcounts State Competition, Louisville, KY (one night)

 

RHS Baseball Team requests approval for an overnight trip to Northern Kentucky on April 12 & 13, 2019

RHS Dance Team requests an overnight trip flying from Columbus airport to Orlando FL on Thursday, February 28 and returning on Tuesday, March 5. This is for the National competition.


X.C. Rental Applications
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RMIS will be used by RMIS PTA (Tabitha Collier) for the Spring Carnival on April 27, 2019

RMIS used by Russell Flatwoods Little League on February 17 & 24, 2010 (due to inclement weather)

 

X.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
XI. New Business
XI.A. Consider approval of BG-1 for the RPS Cooling Tower Project #2
Actions Taken

Order #66990 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG-1 for the RPS Cooling Tower Project #2 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

XI.B. Consider Approval of the construction documents for BG 19-114, Russell Independent Area Technology Center ADA Access
Actions Taken

Order #66991 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the construction documents for BG 19-114, Russell Independent Area Technology Center ADA Access passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

XI.C. Consider approval of Reciprocal Agreements with Ashland Independent, Boyd County, Carter County, Fairview Independent, Greenup County and Raceland-Worthington Independent Schools for the 2019-2020 School Year
Actions Taken

Order #66992 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Reciprocal Agreements with Ashland Independent, Boyd County, Carter County, Fairview Independent, Greenup County and Raceland-Worthington Independent Schools for the 2019-2020 School Year passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XI.D. Consider approval of Educational Leave Request
Actions Taken

Order #66993 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Educational Leave Request for Darla Fraley beginning on February 26, 2019 concluding April 16, 2019 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

XI.E. Consider approval of the creation of a Director of Student Support Services Position
Actions Taken

Order #66994 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the creation of a Director of Student Support Services Position paid on the Administrative Salary Schedule working 240 days per school year passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

XI.F. Consider approval of Job Description for Director of Student Support Services Position
Actions Taken

Order #66995 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Job Description for Director of Student Support Services Position passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XI.G. Consider approval of Booster Fundraisers
Rationale

RHS Football Boosters

Discount Cards, Mulch, T-Shirts/Sweatshirts, 7 on 7 Tournament, Yard Signs, Car Decals, Food, Jackets, Cups, Sunglasses, Jerseys, Painting Party (participants could paint a sign for their front door or a yard sign, etc.)

*Proceeds will raise money for football equipment, meals, weight room equipment, practice equipment

 

RHS Cross Country Boosters

Car Wash (one in June, one in July) at Tractor Supply, Red Devil 5K Challenge

*Proceeds to be used for Cross Country Program needs

 

RMS Boys Soccer

Moe’s Certificates (Moe’s Cash)

Moe’s Night

DQ Night

Business Contributions

*Proceeds to raise money for RMS Boys Soccer Boosters to pay for expenses for upcoming season


Actions Taken

Order #66996 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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

District Attendance is currently 96.00%

Daily Enrollment Less Preschool is 2191

XII.B. March 25, 2019 Meeting Reminder
XII.C. SBDM Information
XII.D. Cards/Letters
XIII. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XIV. Other Business and Information
XV. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #66997 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.