May 11,2009 Regular Meeting Minutes

 

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

May 11, 2009 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-WMS/WHS Commons

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Bill Woodard, Janice Watts, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Chelsey Rohm-Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary, and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

See sign-up sheets attached.

*Jim Bays said that there would be no personnel item under Executive Session on the agenda.

 

MINUTES

 

Bill Woodard moved to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2009 regular meeting.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton yes
Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts yes carried

Tina Cayton moved to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2009 special meeting.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton yes
Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts yes carried

STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVE
REPORT

 


Chelsey Rohm reported that the 4th Annual Beaver Booster Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction is Saturday, May 16th at 6pm in the WHS/WMS Commons. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. The 11th Annual ArtFest starts this Monday, May 18th at 6pm, with choral performances kicking it off. The 2009-2010 ASB Officers are: Samantha Curtis, President; Jordan LiDrazzah, Vice President; Jessica Pain, Treasurer; Sierra Hinkle, Secretary; Madison Patrick, Historian. The ASB Board Representative is undecided, but Chelsey is running.

*The Board heard the Superintendent Report before discussing the WHS Report, as John Shoup had not arrived at the meeting yet.

SUPERINTENDENT
REPORT


 

Mr. Green said that he received this year's PTSA grants, which add up to over $3000. Kim Knudson's sixth grade class won an award for the Stock Market Game. The students started with $100,000 and made $33,000 in the 6 week simulation. They were 2nd out of 97 teams for the region and 15th out of 542 for the State.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Jim Bays said that the Board had received a letter from Eric Reese shortly after the last meeting. He had received a new message from him that he asked to be read into the minutes regarding policy on school closures. Attached is the correspondence from Mr. Reese. Michael Green gave the Board more petition letters from Yale regarding the BAT recommendation of closing the school.

 

 

 

CITIZENS
REQUESTS

SCHOOL REPORTS

 

None.

Jim Bays asked John Shoup to explain the information about the "F" grades that he had provided with his monthly school report. John told the Board that he looked at real numbers to see if Opportunity Time is helping to make a difference with WHS students who have low grades. He believes it is worth continuing, but he is still disappointed in the GPA's.

 

 

 

BOARD REPORTS
AND REQUEST

 

None.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION
ITEMS

 

Continuation of Discussion of Budget Reductions

Michael Green provided the Board with budget reduction information on what they have discussed and decided upon so far. Michael recommended that the Board approve the Administrative Recommendations. The Board looked at this information and discussed it.

PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET REDUCTIONS

 

The Board took a break at 7:47pm to gather names of the audience members who wished to address the Board about budget reductions. The Board meeting reconvened at 7:57pm. Heidi Morgan, Matt Brkljacich, Mariah Reese, Grant McNeal and Julia Stoll spoke to the Board about budget reductions. The public hearing closed at 8:22pm.

ACTION
ITEMS

 

Consent Agenda

Bill Woodard moved to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton yes
Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts yes carried

Approval of Budget Reductions
The Board discussed the budget reductions. Steve Madsen said that the difficult decisions that the Board had to make for this budget, was the responsibility of the legislature. Jim Bays said that these reductions will create situations that aren't good, but that the staff will do what they can to make it work.

Steve Madsen moved to approve the budget reductions and administrative recommendations for reductions as recommended for the 2009-2010 budget.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton yes
Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts yes
Jim Bays yes carried

* The Board took a break at 8:32pm as some of the audience left. The meeting was reconvened at 8:40pm.

2009-2010 Calendar Approval
Mr. Green asked the Board to approve the 2009-2010 calendar that the Calendar Committee recommended. He said that some elements may change due to bargaining, but this would be the basic framework to move forward.

Bill Woodard moved to approve the 2009-2010 calendar.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton yes
Bill Woodard yes
Janice Watts yes carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Board President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 8:42pm to discuss property with no action to be taken upon return.

Board President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 8:55pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Board President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 8:55pm.

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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