Dawson Springs Independent
January 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order and Welcome
2. Roll call
Discussion

Also present:

3. Board Member Recognition: January is Board Member Recognition Month; Recognition presented by Pre-schoolers: Caleb Esposito, Emma Fairchild, Timothy Jarboe, Noah Miller, Alicia Miller and Audri Scott
4. Election of Board Chairperson (2 year term per Board Policy 01.41)
5. Election of Board Vice-Chairperson (2 year term per Board Policy 01.41)
6. Discussion/Appointment of School Board Secretary and Treasurer Jenny Bruce (2 year term to run concurrent with board chair election, options in board policy 01.412)
7. Approval of the Agenda
8. Recognition, discussion, communication and report items (No Board Action)
Actions Taken

Order #5888 - Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Mr. Steve Morse.

8.A. Recognition Christy Winfrey FRYSC Melinda Coates FRYSC
8.B. Communications
8.B.1. Board Member Communications
8.B.2. Citizens and Delegations: This is an opportunity for any citizen or delegation to approach the Board and be heard on any item/issue on the agenda or not on the agenda. (The Board appreciates and anticipates that the building Principal and Superintendent get the opportunity to resolve any issues prior to addressing the Board).
8.C. Reports
8.C.1. Elementary Principal's Report
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8.C.2. Jr./Sr. High Principal's Report
Attachments
8.C.3. Enrollment and Attendance Report
Attachments
8.C.4. Current School Year School Calendar Update: Due to missing school because of weather on January 12, 16, 17, and 18, school will be in session on the scheduled make-up days on the current school calendar of: February 16 and 19, March 19, and 30. This will exhaust all "built in" make-up days on the school calendar and any additional days missed will more than likely be added to the end of the year in May. (discussion/approval request below)
8.C.5. Discussion/Review of proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar (will be on for official approval at Feb. meeting)
Attachments
8.C.6. Superintendent's Report
Attachments
9. Action Items (Affirmative Motion needed)
9.A. Presentation/Discussion/Approval of 2016-2017 Financial Audit conducted by York, Neel, and Associates LLP
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5889 - Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh.

9.B. Approval of Treasurer's Report
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5890 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the treasurer's report as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Ms. Tracy Overby.

9.C. Discussion/Approval of Board Meeting Dates for 2018 to be the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm in the Dawson Springs Board of Education Office except for June 25 with the adjustment being made in June to coincide with the school/fiscal year calendar. The first meeting in 2019 would be on January 28 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5891 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Board Meeting Dates for 2018 to be the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm in the Dawson Springs Board of Education Office except for June 25 with the adjustment being made in June to coincide with the school/fiscal year calendar. The first meeting in 2019 would be on January 28 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. passed with a motion by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh and a second by Mr. Steve Morse.

9.D. Discussion/Approval of 2018-2019 Draft Budget
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5892 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2018-2019 Draft Budget passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Mr. Steve Morse.

9.E. Discussion/Approval of 2018-2019 Staffing Policies as carried over from 17/18 with potential changes/modifications based on funding and budget reductions
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5893 - Motion Passed:  Approval of 2018-2019 Staffing Policies as carried over from 17/18 with potential changes/modifications based on funding and budget reductions passed with a motion by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh and a second by Ms. Lindsey Morgan.

9.F. Open forum for Discussion/Approval of District Nutrition Report Card and Foodservice Improvement Plan
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5894 - Motion Passed:  Approval of District Nutrition Report Card and Foodservice Improvement Plan passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh.

9.G. Discussion/Approval: Due to missing school because of weather on January 12, 16, 17, and 18, school will be in session on the scheduled make-up days on the current school calendar of: February 16 and 19, March 19, and 30. This will exhaust all "built in" make-up days on the school calendar and any additional days missed will more than likely be added to the end of the year in May.
Actions Taken

Order #5895 - Motion Passed:  Approval: Due to missing school because of weather on January 12, 16, 17, and 18, school will be in session on the scheduled make-up days on the current school calendar of: February 16 and 19, March 19, and 30 passed with a motion by Mr. Steve Morse and a second by Ms. Tracy Overby.

9.H. Discussion/Approval as per the requirements of Senate Bill 159 (2017), in order to graduate from Dawson Springs High School with a regular diploma, all students must pass the Dawson Springs Independent School Board’s approved civics exam. This exam is composed of questions from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services test. Students are required to score 60% or higher and may retake the exam as many times as deemed necessary to pass the test. The Exam will be administered in the 11th Grade US History course and count toward the student’s final exam grade.
Attachments
Actions Taken

Order #5896 - Motion Passed:  Approval as per the requirements of Senate Bill 159 (2017), in order to graduate from Dawson Springs High School with a regular diploma, all students must pass the Dawson Springs Independent School Board’s approved civics exam. This exam is composed of questions from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services test. Students are required to score 60% or higher and may retake the exam as many times as deemed necessary to pass the test. The Exam will be administered in the 11th Grade US History course and count toward the student’s final exam grade passed with a motion by Ms. Tracy Overby and a second by Ms. Lindsey Morgan.

10. Student Learning and Support Consent Items
Actions Taken

Order #5897 - Motion Passed:  Approval of consent agenda passed with a motion by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh and a second by Ms. Lindsey Morgan.

10.A. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes for Dec. 18, 2017
Attachments
10.B. Approval of Payment of Bills and Salaries
Attachments
10.C. Acknowledge Notification of Personnel Actions: Hired Jason Hale - Custodian Resigned Monica Gunn - Custodian
Attachments
10.D. Approval of Superintendent expenses
Attachments
11. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Order #5898 - Motion Passed:  Approval to adjourn the meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Lindsey Morgan and a second by Mr. Michael "Wes" Ausenbaugh.