Russell Independent
August 26, 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 #67106 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

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
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes of the July 22, 2019 Regular Meeting and the Special Called Meeting on August 16, 2019
Actions Taken

Order #67107 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the July 22, 2019 Regular meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

Order #67108 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the August 16, 2019 Special Called Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67109 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $5,566,078.50 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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

Order #67110 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67111 - 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
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RPS Art Classes

Square 1 Art

 

RMS (8th Grade)

8th Grade T-Shirts

 

RMS Special Education

Christmas/Valentine Pictures

 

RHS JROTC

Century Resources Catalog Sale (Food, Cheese, Sausage, etc.)

 

 

VII.B. Overnight Trips
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RMS

School Trip to Chicago April 3-6, 2020 travel via Charter Bus

RHS

Girls Basketball to the Pikeville Invitational Tournament for our Christmas Tourney from December 26-29, 2019 

Band Program

Super Regional Competition at Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY September 20-21, 2019

RHS Academic Team

September 20-21            Glasgow Scottie Invitational, Glasgow KY

September 27-28            Miami Valley NAQT national qualifier, Dayton OH

October 11-12                 Raleigh Charter’s Bonfire of the Manatees tournament, Raleigh NC

October 18-19                 University of Kentucky Invitational, Lexington KY

November 8-9                 Battle Ground Academy NAQT national qualifier, Nashville TN

November 15-16             Virginia Tech quiz bowl tournament, Blacksburg VA

November 22-23             Louisville Class Act KQBA, Louisville KY

December 6-7                 Rowdy Raider NAQT national qualifier, Dayton OH

December 13-14             Maggie Walker Collegiate School Invitational, Richmond VA

 

 

 

 

VII.C. Rental Applications
VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VII.E. Bid Award
VII.F. Approval of 2nd Reading of Policy 04.3111
VII.G. Approval of practice and/or competition venues
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of Tax Rates for the 2019-2020 School Year
Actions Taken

Order #67112 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the 2019-2020 Real and Personal Property Tax Rate as 84.9 Cents per $100 of valuation. Motor vehicle rate will be set at 50.4 cents per $100 of valuation; the real estate and personal property tax rates include 5.9 cents that is committed to the Building Fund. The Utility Tax of 3% is continued, including cable television services. Aircraft and watercraft are taxed at 50.4 cents per $100 of valuation passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.B. Consider approval of Disclosure of Free and Reduced Price Information Agreement
Actions Taken

Order #67113 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Disclosure of Free and Reduced Price Information Agreement passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.C. Consider approval of Architect Invoice #3 in the amount of $61,891.80 for the Russell Independent Campus Wide HVAC Project #19-273
Actions Taken

Order #67114 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Architect Invoice #3 in the amount of $61,891.80 for the Russell Independent Campus Wide HVAC Project #19-273 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.D. Consider approval of Pay Application #3 in the amount of $58,015.60 for the RATC ADA Access Project #19-114
Actions Taken

Order #67115 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Pay Application #3 in the amount of $58,015.60 for the RATC ADA Access Project #19-114 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.E. Consider approval of Pay Application #3 in the amount of $25,911.80 for the Russell Primary 2nd Cooling Tower Project #19-254
Actions Taken

Order #67116 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Pay Application #3 in the amount of $25,911.80 for the Russell Primary 2nd Cooling Tower Project #19-254 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.F. Consider approval of Procedure 03.122 AP.2
Actions Taken

Order #67117 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Procedure 03.122 AP.2 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.G. Consider approval of combining Russell High School and Russell Middle School Cafeteria Manager Positions
Actions Taken

Order #67118 - Motion Passed:  Approval of combining Russell High School and Russell Middle School Cafeteria Manager Positions passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.H. Consider approval of RMIS Cross Country Contribution
Actions Taken

Order #67119 - Motion Passed:  Approval of a $1,000 contribution to the RMIS Cross Country Team passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.I. Review of Data Security Breach Information
VIII.J. Consider approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers
Actions Taken

Order #67120 - Motion Passed:  Approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

IX. Updates and Information
IX.A. Student Enrollment/Attendance Reports
IX.B. Meeting Reminder-September 23, 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 (c) for discussion of potential litigation
Actions Taken

Order #67121 - Motion Passed:  Enter into Executive Session Per KRS 61.810 (1) f for discussion of potential litigation at 6:24 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

XI.B. Return from Executive Session
Actions Taken

Order #67122 - Motion Passed:  Return from Executive Session at 6:46 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

XII. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #67123 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 6:47 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.