Russell Independent
November 25, 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 #67161 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. John Jones.

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
IV.A. Recognition of RHS Band
IV.B. Recognition of RATC Welding Program
V. Notification of Personnel Matters
Rationale

New Hires                       

Bart Mills            RMS Softball Coach

2019-2020 RHS Athletic Coaching List                  

                           

                           

ESS Student Tutors                     

Alexander Meade                        

Skylar Stark                     

Meredith Addington                   

Katelynn Fryer                

                           

Certified Substitutes                   

                           

 

Emergency Certified Substitutes                          

Melissa Castle                

Clifton Ross                     

Amanda Riffe                 

Kayla Snyder                   

Sabrina Stewart             

Corey Bush                     

                           

Classified Substitutes                 

Jessica Sparks                 

Jordan Almaraz              

Rachel Rigsby                 

                           

Resignations                  

Krista Thompson                     Preschool Instructional Aide effective November 26, 2019

VI. Regular Business
VI.A. Approval of Minutes from the Special Called Meeting on October 28, 2019 and the Regular Meeting on October 28, 2019
Actions Taken

Order #67162 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the October 28, 2019 Special Meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

Order #67163 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VI.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67164 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $4,150,917.91 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 #67165 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VII. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67166 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VII.A. Fundraisers
VII.B. Overnight Trips
Rationale

RMS Beta (Mrs. McDavid) requests permission to attend the Kentucky Jr. Beta conference held in Louisville on January 22-24, 2020.

 

RMS and RHS Cheerleaders (Coach Music) request permission to attend the Smoky Mountain Championship Competition December 6-8, 2019.

 

RHS Latin Club (Mr. Traina) requests permission to attend the Latin Convention March 6-8, 2020 at the Holiday Inn (exit 15) Louisville, KY

 

RHS Softball Team (Coach Callihan) requests permission to attend the Cal Ripken Showcase, 

April 4-11, 2020. 

 

RHS Dance Team (Coach Burgess) requests an overnight trip approved for Dec. 20-21, 2019.  The State competition is in Louisville this year and our girls perform at 8:00 am on the 21st.  They are requesting permission to stay overnight on the 20th. 

VII.C. Rental Applications
Rationale

 

RMS Café to be used by David Craft on November 30, 2019

RMS Gym to be used by Marv Meredith Youth Basketball League (Richie Blum) on Saturdays December 7, 2019-February 1, 2020 for Challenger League Games

RPS Gym to be used by Marv Meredith Youth Basketball League (Richie Blum) December 7, 2019-March 1, 2020

RMIS Gym to be used by Marv Meredith Youth Basketball League (Richie Blum/Tom Barrick) evenings - Monday thru Friday December 4, 2019-January 30, 2020

RMS Café to be used by James Deere on December 7, 2019 

VII.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Consider approval of the District Audit Report
Actions Taken

Order #67167 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the District Audit Report passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.B. Consider RHS Band Booster Request
Actions Taken

Order #67168 - Motion Passed:  Permission for the RHS Band Boosters to place a storage unit adjacent to the west portion of the Band Practice Field as requested passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.C. District Wellness Assessment Update
VIII.D. Consider approval of 2020-2021 School Calendar
Actions Taken

Order #67169 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the 2020-2021 School Calendar as submitted passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.E. Consider approval of Russell Reciprocal Agreements for 2020-2021
Actions Taken

Order #67170 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2020-2021 Russell Reciprocal Agreements with Ashland Independent, Boyd County, Carter County, Fairview Independent, Greenup County and Raceland-Worthington Independent passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

VIII.F. Consider request for financial assistance for RHS and RMS students to attend KMEA
Actions Taken

Order #67171 - Motion Passed:  Approval of financial assistance in the amount of $2,822.98 for RHS and RMS students to attend KMEA passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.G. Consider approval of AFJROTC MOA with Raceland Independent Schools
Actions Taken

Order #67172 - Motion Passed:  Approval of AFJROTC MOA with Raceland Independent Schools passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.H. Consider approval of BG4 for the Russell Area Technology Center Handicapped Entrance BG #19-114
Actions Taken

Order #67173 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG4 for the Russell Area Technology Center Handicapped Entrance BG #19-114 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VIII.I. Consider approval of BG-5 for the Russell Area Technology Center Handicapped Ramp BG# 19-114
Actions Taken

Order #67174 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG-5 for the Russell Area Technology Center Handicapped Ramp BG# 19-114 passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

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

District Enrollment Less Preschool is currently 2199 and District Attendance is 96.33%.

IX.B. Meeting Reminder-December 16, 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 #67175 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:14 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.