Russell Independent
June 24, 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
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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 #67055 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

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 Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Regular Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #67056 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the May 28, 2019 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67057 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $6,967,041.64 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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

Order #67058 - 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 #67059 - 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. Approval of KSBA Medicaid Third Party Administrator Agreement
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of payment of $19,163.37 in Athletic Expenses over budget
Actions Taken

Order #67060 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of $19,163.37 in Athletic Expenses over budget passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.B. Consider Band Program Budget
Actions Taken

Order #67061 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a $30,000 annual budget for the Band Program with an allowance of $1,000 to be carried over into the following year passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.C. Consider approval of revised BG-1 for the RATC ADA Access Project 19-114
Actions Taken

Order #67062 - Motion Passed:  Approval of revised BG-1 for the RATC ADA Access Project 19-114 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.D. Consider Architect Invoice #2 and Final Invoice #3 for the Russell Primary School Cooling Tower Replacement Project 19-045
Actions Taken

Order #67063 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Invoice #2 for $476.31 and Final Invoice #3 for $3,403.90 for the Russell Primary School Cooling Tower Replacement Project 19-045 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.E. Consider Pay Application #1 for the Russell Primary Cooling Tower Replacement Project 19-254
Actions Taken

Order #67064 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Pay Application #1 for $19,400.85 for the Russell Primary Cooling Tower Replacement Project 19-254 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.F. Consider approval of Pay Application #1 for the RATC ADA Access Project 19-114
Actions Taken

Order #67065 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Pay Application #1 for $51,341.00 for the RATC ADA Access Project 19-114 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.G. Consider approval of the revised BG-1 for the Russell Primary School Emergency Cooling Tower Replacement Project
Actions Taken

Order #67066 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the revised BG-1 for the Russell Primary School Emergency Cooling Tower Replacement Project passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.H. Consider approval of payment of uncollectible Food Service Charge Balances
Actions Taken

Order #67067 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of $6,647.38 in uncollectible Food Service Charge Balances passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.I. Consider 1st Reading of Annual District Policy & Procedure Updates
VIII.J. Consider approval of ARC & 504 Chairpersons
Actions Taken

Order #67068 - Motion Passed:  Approval of listed ARC & 504 Chairpersons passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.K. Consider approval of Safe Crisis Management Trainer Stipend
Actions Taken

Order #67069 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a $700.00 Safe Crisis Management Trainer Stipend for Timothy Rice passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.L. Consider Professional Service Agreements with Paige Smith Therapeutics, PLLC; FunWorks Pediatric Therapy; East Kentucky Psychological Resources; Karen Hinkle and Rivercities Occupational Therapy, LLC
Actions Taken

Order #67070 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Professional Service Agreements with Paige Smith Therapeutics, PLLC; FunWorks Pediatric Therapy; East Kentucky Psychological Resources; Karen Hinkle and Rivercities Occupational Therapy, LLC passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.M. Consider approval of a stipend for Data Collection for the Preschool Grant
Actions Taken

Order #67071 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a $1,000 stipend to Kimberly Staton for Data Collection for the Preschool Partnership Grant passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.N. Consider approval of the creation of one Arts/Humanities Teaching Position at RHS
Actions Taken

Order #67072 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the creation of one Arts/Humanities Teaching Position at RHS for the 2019-2020 school year passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.O. Consider approval of submitted Booster Groups
Actions Taken

Order #67073 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Groups passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.P. Consider approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers
Actions Taken

Order #67074 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers 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
IX.B. Meeting Reminder-July 22, 2019
IX.C. SBDM Information
IX.D. Cards/Letters
X. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XI. Other Business and Information
XI.A. Enter into Executive Session per KRS 61.810 1 (f) for discussion of the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an employee
Actions Taken

Order #67075 - Motion Passed:  Enter into Executive Session Per KRS 61.810 (1) f at 6:33 p.m. passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

XI.B. Return from Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #67076 - Motion Passed:  Return from Executive Session passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XII. Consider Amendment II to the Contract Employing Superintendent
Actions Taken

Order #67077 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Amendment II to the Contract Employing the Superintendent passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

XIII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #67078 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:00 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.