Russell Independent
October 28, 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 #67147 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest 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. RMS STLP Presentations
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes from the September 23, 2019 Regular Meeting
Actions Taken

Order #67148 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the September 23, 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 #67149 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $4,496,951.18 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

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

Order #67150 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67151 - 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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RMS STLP would like to sell door hangers as a fundraiser for this year.

REI requests to sell Holiday items created in their classes.

VII.B. Overnight Trips
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RMS Science Olympiad Overnight Trips

December 6-7,2019 Invitational Tournament in Bardstown, KY 

February 7-8,2020 Invitational Tournament in Centerville, OH

February 21-22,2020 Invitational Tournament in New Albany, OH

March 6-7, 2020 Invitational Tournament in West Liberty-Salem, OH

April 17-18, 2020 State Tournament in Lexington, KY

RMS Leadership Team

KYA December 8-10, 2019

Red Devil Travels

Travel via a common carrier (airline) outside of the USA to Austria, Germany and Switzerland

June 8-17, 2020

 

VII.C. Rental Applications
Rationale

RMIS Gym to be used by Amy McGuire on November 16, 2019 

VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VII.E. Approval of Technology Activity Report
VII.F. Approval of amended ARC Chairpersons for 2019-2020
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Preschool:

Kimberly Staton, Director of Federal Programs

Amy McGuire, Director of Special Education

Phillip Cassity, Principal

Lee Ann Crager-Hillman, Assistant Principal

Jujuana Hieneman Counselor

Susan Williams, Director of Gifted Services

Heather Aldrich, District Assessment Coordinator

 

Russell Primary School:

Phillip Cassity, Principal

Lee Ann Crager-Hillman, Assistant Principal

Amy McGuire, Director of Special Education

Jujuana Hieneman, Counselor

Susan Williams, Director of Gifted Services

Heather Aldrich, District Assessment Coordinator

 

Russell McDowell Intermediate School

Pamela Wright, Principal

Beth Westenhoffer, Assistant Principal

Jalina Wheeler, Counselor

Amy McGuire, Director of Special Education

Heather Aldrich, District Assessment Coordinator

 

Russell Middle School

Shawn Moore, Principal

Gary Salyer, Assistant Principal

Mark Casto, Counselor

Amy McGuire, Director of Special Education

Heather Aldrich, District Assessment Coordinator

 

Russell High School

Anna Chaffin, Principal

David Caniff, Assistant Principal

Terri McConda, Counselor

Jennifer Perry, Counselor

Amy McGuire, Director of Special Education

Heather Aldrich, District Assessment Coordinator

 

VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of the November 1, 2019 SBDM Allocations
Actions Taken

Order #67152 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the November 1, 2019 SBDM Allocations passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.B. Consider approval of the MOA With Russell High School and Fairview High School for AFJROTC
Actions Taken

Order #67153 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the MOA With Russell High School and Fairview High School for AFJROTC passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.C. Discussion of Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year
VIII.D. Consider FY2020 KETS Offer of Assistance in the amount of $18,302.00
Actions Taken

Order #67154 - Motion Passed:  Acceptance of FY2020 KETS Offer of Assistance in the amount of $18,302.00 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.E. Consider approval of funding for additional 4th-grade reading books due to increased enrollment at RMIS
Actions Taken

Order #67155 - Motion Passed:  Approval of an expenditure of $1,074.60 for ten additional 4th-grade Reading textbooks passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.F. Consider approval of the District LAU Plan
Actions Taken

Order #67156 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the District LAU Plan passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VIII.G. Consider approval of RHS Baseball Dugout proposal
Actions Taken

Order #67157 - Motion Passed:  Approval of RHS Baseball Dugout proposal with a Board of Education allocation of $2,500 to the project passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.H. Consider approval of submitted Booster Fundraisers
Rationale

RHS Choir Boosters will sell Cookie Dough with proceeds used for All-District Music, All-State Registration and Fees and Scholarships.

Actions Taken

Order #67158 - 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-November 25, 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 #67159 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 6:44 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.