Russell Independent
March 25, 2019 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 #66998 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

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
IV.A. Recognition of Gavin Grandison Spelling Bee Champion
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IV.B. Recognition of Casey Malone for receiving a Grant from the Foundation for the Tri-State Community
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes of from the February 25, 2019 Regular Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #66999 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the February 25, 2019 Regular meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67000 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,526,247.53 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

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

Order #67001 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VI.D. Superintendent Travel
Actions Taken

Order #67002 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Superintendent Travel to the Kentucky School Board Association Annual Conference and the Kentucky Governor's Cup Competition for a total amount of $400.09 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67003 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VII.A. Fundraisers
VII.B. Overnight Trips
VII.C. Rental Applications
VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VII.E. Approval of Updated Food Service Manual
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of the BG-1 submission for Russell Independent Campus Wide HVAC Project
Actions Taken

Order #67004 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the BG-1 submission for Russell Independent Campus Wide HVAC Project passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.B. Consider approval of the 2019-2020 SBDM Allocation
Actions Taken

Order #67005 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the 2019-2020 SBDM Allocations as presented, Section 7 Teaching Positions at Russell Primary and Russell Middle School are approved for one year only passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.C. Consider award of Lawn Care Maintenance Bid
Actions Taken

Order #67006 - Motion Passed:  Award of Lawn Care Maintenance Bid to Tri-State at $875 per week passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.D. Consider permission to obtain a quote for District Wide Telephone System replacement
Actions Taken

Order #67007 - Motion Passed:  Permission to obtain a quote for District Wide Telephone System replacement passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.E. Consider AFJROTC Funding Request
Actions Taken

Order #67008 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the expenditure of $1,440 toward lodging for the JROTC trip to Ft. Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base April 25-28, 2019 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.F. Consider 2018-2019 School Calendar Amendment
Actions Taken

Order #67009 - Motion Passed:  Approval of an amendment to the 2018-2019 School Calendar making the last day for students May 30, 2019 and Closing Day for Teachers May 31, 2019 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.G. Consider Russell High School Graduation Date and Speaker
Actions Taken

Order #67010 - Motion Passed:  Approval of May 26, 2019 as the Russell High School Graduation Date passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

IX. Updates and Information
IX.A. Student Enrollment/Attendance Reports
IX.B. Meeting Reminder-April 22,2019
IX.C. SBDM Information
IX.D. Cards/Letters
X. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XI. Other Business and Information
XII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #67011 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:05 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.