Princeton elementary school district #115



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PRINCETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DISTRICT #115
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting
May 19, 2008

The Princeton Elementary School District #115 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Jefferson Elementary. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board President Stephen Bouslog. Roll was called with the following members present: Bouslog, Doris Hamilton, Egan Hicks, George Kauffman, Judd Lusher, Terry O’Neil and Paul Stephens. Superintendent Tim Smith, Recording Secretary Janet Johnson, Administrators, Eleanor Walker, Bill Gregory, Bob Bima and J. D. Orwig, faculty members and media personnel were also present. Also, many parents and students were present for the award presentations. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present.

AGENDA AMENDMENTS: None

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None

PROGRAM: Superintendent Smith introduced Bob Bima, who introduced winners of the Fatherhood Essay Contest and presented them with certificates for their winning essays. The students each read their essay to the audience. Superintendent Smith then introduced Mrs. Bima and Mrs Noble, teachers at Logan Junior High, who introduced winners in the Dare to Dream contest and presented the students with their awards. Three students won computers and six were awarded software programs.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Stephens, to go into Executive Session at 7:20 p.m. for the discussion of personnel. Roll Call Vote, all Ayes, all members present. Carried.

Return to Regular Session at 7:40 p.m.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Stephens, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Lusher, second by Mr. O’Neil, to approve the Consent Agenda Items, including: Minutes of Regular and Executive Meeting of April 28, 2008; Communications; Administrative Reports; Transportation/Maintenance/Food Service Report. Roll Call Vote, all Ayes. All members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Lusher, second by Mr. O’Neil, to approve the Bills and Payroll, as amended, in the amount of $300,785.87. Roll Call, all ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

An Administrative/Staff presentation was given by Julie Andris, Jr. Achievement. Three students were present to give their report to the Board and audience. Thanks was extended to Ag View FS for sponsoring this program for Princeton Elementary.

Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Smith presented the FINANCIAL REPORT, stating that 87.19% of the revenue has been received and that 73.96% of the expenditures have been met. Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Stephens, to approve the Financial Report as presented. Motion carried.

Informational Items: First reading of Recommended Changes to Board Policy : Table of Contents Section 7, section 7:20, 7:70, 7:180, 7:190, 7:220, 7:220 AP, 7:340.

Superintendent Smith also informed the Board that the district will need to change Audit Service due to present firm not able to complete the audit this year due to reduction in staff. He is in the process of seeking a replacement firm.

Action Items: Motion by Mr. Lusher, second by Mrs. Hamilton, to approve with regret the resignation of Cherri Olin as a one-on-one aide with Early Childhood Special Education Program at Douglas School. Motion carried.

Motion by Mrs. Hamilton, second by Mr. O’Neil, to hire Brandon Stover as music instructor to teach general music at Reagan, beginning band at Reagan and chorus at Logan Junior High. Roll Call Vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mrs. Hamilton, second by Mr. Hicks, to approve IASB Membership Dues at a cost of $2,843. Roll Call vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Kauffman, second by Mr. Stephens, to approve the 2008-2009 Student Handbook, with changes, as presented by Mr. Orwig. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Hicks, to authorize the Superintendent to begin work on the FY09 Budget. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Hicks, to authorize the Superintendent to seek milk/bread bids for FY09. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Hicks, second by Mrs. Hamilton, to approve second reading of recommended changes to Board Policy: 6:170, 6:170 AP1, AP2 and AP3. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mr. Lusher, approve part-time Curriculum and RTI Coordinator Position. Roll Call Vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. O’Neil, second by Mrs. Hamilton, to approve Board statement regarding the Reorganization Study as presented to the Board. Roll Call vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Hicks, second by Mrs. Hamilton, to approve the Self-Contained Special Education Program for Pre-School at Douglas School for 2008-09. Roll Call vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Hicks, second by Mr. O’Neil, to discontinue the Junior First Program due to low enrollment. Motion carried.

Motion by Mrs. Hamilton, second by Mr. Lusher, to increase by 1.5 staff at Lincoln School to meet increasing grade 2 class size needs. Roll Call vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Kauffman, second by Mr. Lusher, to approve purchase of technology hardware for FY09 at a cost of $97,995.43. Roll Call vote, all Ayes, all members present. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Lusher, second by Mr. Hicks, to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Motion carried.



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Stephen Bouslog, President          Janet K. Johnson, Secretary
Board of Education Board of Education

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