Morgan CSD board approves salary deductions
The Morgan County School District Board of Education met Nov. 7 to approve salary deductions.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
BOARD OF EDUCATION NOVEMBER 7, 2016 MINUTES
A. Call to Order The Board of Education of Morgan County School District Re-3 met in regular session on November 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the District Support Center with the following members present: Mr. Derek Gerken, Mr. David Keller, Mrs. Trish McClain, Mr. Todd Schneider, Mr. Loren Sharp, Dr. Melissa Smits and Mrs. Connie Weingarten. Also present were Mr. Ron Echols, Superintendent, Mr. Ron Pflug, Assistant Superintendent Personnel; Dr. Rena Frasco, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum/Assessment; and Board Secretary, Mrs. Karen Temple.
B. Approval of Previous Minutes Dr. Smits made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 17, 2016 regular meeting as presented. Mrs. McClain seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 5; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0; “ABSTAIN” 2, Mr. David Keller and Mr. Loren Sharp. Motion carried.
C. Agenda Changes; Review of Table File; Approval of Agenda Mr. Keller made a motion to approve the agenda, as presented. Mr. Sharp seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS A. Employee of Month - November Employee of month is Karen Carpenter from Columbine Elementary. Mrs. Carpenter complimented the staff at Columbine, and stated how great they are to work with. This is her 29th year in district.
B. School Performance Frameworks - Dr. Rena Frasco
Sherman Early Childhood Center We do not receive a rating from the state for Sherman School. We simply created our own framework since the state does not give us a rating. The scores for Sherman were great. The goal was for 85% of students meeting the requirements and we had 98% of students meet the requirements.
Sherman School also looked at overall growth for students. In reading, there was some hand calculations, but overall 90% of the students made growth in reading. 99% showing positive growth across the spectrum. 85% of students who started benchmark ended at benchmark. They are in an Improvement rating based on the state rating system.
Sherman has been involved with the Early Literacy grant for 4 years now and it has really helped to solidify the teaching strategies for Sherman teachers. Staff is also starting to have better conversations around the Engage NY math curriculum. They are looking at ways to strengthen their position in math. Math will be their focus this year. The staff has done a great job especially in Reading, but also now beginning in the Math area.
OPPORTUNITY FOR AUDIENCE There were several students from the high school American History class. There were 9 students present. The students stated their name, their favorite class at the High School and what their plans are after graduation.
David Shroud, Special Education teacher at Pioneer and the FMEA Representative shared some facts from the FMEA Executive Board members. He stated 91% of teachers provide school supplies for their own classrooms.
FMHS Student - Courtney Hale Fall sports are ending, and the High School is transitioning into the next sports season. The musical this year is Into the Woods and will be performed next weekend. Courtney is in several different clubs and organizations at the High School. She is looking at different colleges and would like to go into a health care related field after graduation.
Dual Immersion Program Investigation The DAC is learning a lot about different Dual Immersion programs. The DAC is planning to visit two different sites the week after Thanksgiving.
C. Other (report information included in this packet)
Ron Nothing new to report
Rena o None
A. Policy Fifth Reading -
1. DIE, Audits/Financial Monitoring 2. DJ/DJA, Purchasing/Purchasing Authority 3. DJB, Purchasing Procedures - Eliminate 4. DJB-R, Purchasing Procedures - Eliminate 5. DJC, Petty Cash - Eliminate 6. DJE, Bidding Procedures 7. DJE-R, Bidding Procedures - Eliminate 8. DJF, Local/Competitive Purchasing - Eliminate 9. DJG, Vendor Relations 10. DK, Payment Procedures - Eliminate
11. DKA, Payroll Procedures/Schedules
12. DKB, Salary Deductions
13. DKC, Expense Authorization/Reimbursement
14. DKC-R, Expense Authorization
15. DN, School Properties Disposition - Eliminate
16. DN-R, School Properties Disposition - Eliminate
B. Policy Seventh Reading -
1. DB, Annual Budget
2. DAB, Financial Administration
3. DAB-E, Financial Administration
4. DBC, Budget Planning, Preparation and Schedules - eliminate
5. DBC-E, Deadlines in Budgeting Process Set by Statute
6. DBD, Determination of Budget Priorities
7. DBE/DBF, Communication of Budget Recommendations/Budget Hearings and Reviews - eliminate
8. DBG, Budget Adoption Process
9. DBGA, Budget Referenda
10. DBI, Budget Information - eliminate
11. DBJ, Budget Transfers
12. DEA, Funds from Local Tax Sources
13. DC, Taxing and Borrowing - eliminate
14. DEB, Loan Programs
15. DFA/DFAA, Revenues from Investments/Use of Surplus Funds
16. DG, Banking Services and Revenues from Investments
17. DG-R, Banking Services (And Deposit of Funds) - eliminate
18. DGA/DGB, Authorized Signatures/Check Writing Services - eliminate
19. DH, Bonded Employees and Officers
20. DI, Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
21. DIC, Financial Reports and Statements - eliminate
22. DID, Inventories The board discussed the above policies during a work session. No changes to the policies at this time. Administration is working on a consolidated overview of all the policies.
A. Personnel Actions B. Claims and Accounts Mrs. McClain made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mr. Schneider seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
A. Consideration to Approve Accreditation Contract Mr. Sharp made a motion to approve the accreditation contract as presented. Dr. Smits seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
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B. Consideration to Approve DAC Membership List - Updated Mr. Gerken made a motion to approve the Updated DAC membership list as presented. Dr. Smits seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
C. Consideration to Approve Donation FMHS Volleyball Mr. Keller made a motion to approve a donation to the FMHS Volleyball program from Design Builders and the FMHS Booster Club as presented. Mr. Sharp seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
D. Consideration to Approve FMHS Volleyball Trip Mrs. McClain made a motion to approve the FMHS Volleyball trip as presented. Mr. Schneider seconded the motion. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
E. Consideration to Approve Health Insurance Benefit Mrs. McClain made a motion to approve health insurance benefit for bus drivers as presented. Mr. Schneider seconded the motion. This proposal is for regular route drivers, not substitute drivers. We have a hard time attracting and retaining drivers and this seems to be an item that might help us keep those positions filled. On a regular basis, the Transportation Director and both Mechanics are driving. We hope this will help fill the void. On Roll Call vote, “AYE” 7; “NAY” 0; “ABSENT” 0. Motion carried.
A. Monthly Reports
The Children’s Center
The Children’s Center
Green Acres Elementary
A. Next Regular Meeting - November 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm - DSC
B. District Accountability Committee - November 10, 2016 - 6:30 pm - DSC
C. Thanksgiving Lunch - November 17, 2016 - 11:30 am, FMHS
D. District Support Center Closed - November 24-25, 2016
E. CASB Annual Conference - December 8-11, 2016 - Colorado Springs
F. Christmas Lunch - December 22, 2016 - 11:15 am, Green Acres
G. NSBA Annual Conference - March 25-27, 2017 - Denver
ADJOURNMENT The regular meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.
_________________________________ _______________________________ Karen Temple, Secretary Connie Weingarten, Board President
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