Russell Independent
April 22, 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
Rationale

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

I.C. District Mission Statement
Rationale

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 #67012 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

III. Delegations
Rationale

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 March 25, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
Actions Taken

Order #67013 - Motion Passed:  Approval of minutes from the March 25, 2019 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67014 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,179,005.40 passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

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

Order #67015 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67016 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley 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. Review of Certified Evaluation Plan
VII.F. Approval of School Activity Fund Budgets
VII.G. Approval of MOU with Pathways, Inc.
VII.H. Consider approval of District and School Professional Development Plans
VIII. New Business
Actions Taken

Order #67017 - 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. Consider award of Alt 32 Architectural contract for completion of Campus-Wide HVAC Project
Actions Taken

Order #67018 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Alt 32 Architectural Contract for completion of Campus-Wide HVAC Project passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.B. Consider approval of schematic design for Russell Independent Schools Campus-Wide HVAC Project
Actions Taken

Order #67019 - Motion Passed:  Approval of schematic design for Russell Independent Schools Campus-Wide HVAC Project passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.C. Award of Property, Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance
Actions Taken

Order #67020 - Motion Passed:  Award of Property, Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance with Roeding Insurance at a premium of $193,961.75 passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.D. Consider Bond of Depository
Actions Taken

Order #67021 - Motion Passed:  Approval of City National Bank as the District Bond of Depository passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.E. Consider approval of Fidelity Bond of Treasurer
Actions Taken

Order #67022 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Fidelity Bond of Treasurer passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.F. Consider Audit Contract with Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, PSC
Actions Taken

Order #67023 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Audit Contract with Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, PSC passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.G. Consider approval of 2019-2020 Cooperative Membership Agreement with KEDC
Actions Taken

Order #67024 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2019-2020 Cooperative Membership Agreement with KEDC at a cost of $1,385.53 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.H. Consider 2019 Non-Traditional Instructional Day Application
Actions Taken

Order #67025 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2019 Non-Traditional Instructional Day Application passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.I. Consider appointment of one member to the Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel
Actions Taken

Order #67026 - Motion Passed:  Appointment of Lynda Downs to the Certified Evaluation Appeal Panel passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.J. Discussion of K-12 English/Language Arts Textbooks
Actions Taken

Order #67027 - Motion Passed:  Approval to purchase Pearson's My Perspectives English Language Arts Textbooks for Russell Middle School and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt English Language Arts Textbooks for Russell Primary and Russell-McDowell Intermediate Schools; RMS total textbook cost is $66,199.84 divided into two payments and RPS and RMIS total textbook cost is $240,522.33 divided over three payments with the first payment being 50% of the total cost and 25% annually thereafter passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.K. Consider the creation of one FMD Special Education Teaching Position for the 2019-2020 School Year
Actions Taken

Order #67028 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the creation of one FMD Special Education Teaching Position beginning with the 2019-2020 School Year passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.L. Consider funding of textbooks for students attending Craft Academy and Gatton Academy
Rationale

Gatton Academy Students

Jocelyn Martin

Lee Ellen Knupp

Nick Sabotchik

Craft Academy Students

Kendall Staton

Cole Murray

Izzy McCloud

Anna Edens

Caitlyn Collins

 

Actions Taken

Order #67029 - Motion Passed:  Approval of $500 per semester in funding for textbooks of RHS Students attending Craft Academy and Gatton Academy in the 2019-2020 school year passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

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

District Enrollment less Preschool is 2193

District Attendance is 95.88%

IX.B. May 28, 2019 Regular Meeting and May 6, 2019 Special Called Meeting Reminders
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) Discussion of Proposed or Pending Litigation against the District
Actions Taken

Order #67030 - Motion Passed:  Enter into Executive Session at 6:43 p.m. Per KRS 61.810 (1) c for Discussion of Proposed or Pending Litigation against the District passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

XII. Return from Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #67031 - Motion Passed:  Return from Executive Session at 7:10 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XIII. Other Business and Information
XIV. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #67032 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:11 p.m. passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.