Board of Education Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Moffat Consolidated School District #2
Minutes for the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on January 28, 2008 in the Moffat Consolidated School round room.
1.Call to Order
President Shoman called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. in the Moffat School round room.
Members Present Others Present
Linda Godfrey Eli Dokson, Superintendent
Michelle Olsen Linda Stagner, Business Manager
Marta Shoman Kathryn Brady, CCS
Scott Swartz Kathryn Boothe
2.Approval of Minutes
Motion by Swartz, second by Olsen, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 12, 2007 with the following correction: 9d Godfrey asked that the minutes reflect her intent which was to say it might be useful to have to have a Charter School parent on the BOE. “d” was deleted from” invited” in the last sentence of 9 d. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
3. Approval of Agenda
Motion by Olsen, second by Godfrey to approve the agenda with the following modifications: A handout on Full Day Kindergarten will be provided under Announcements and a discussion of an Atlantic Monthly Article under item 9b. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Superintendent Dokson talked about the full day kindergarten and the survey which has been sent out to all Districts. Mr. Dokson stated that our entrance age policy states that a child must be 5 years old by June 1st. Moffat and CCS are currently working on a testing policy for exceptions to the entrance age policy that might be requested. This policy would be consistent between both schools.
2007 Financial Audits were handed out to BOE members and CCS.
Ms. Shoman provided a copy of the letter sent to two candidates inviting them to interviews for position of superintendent for the BOE members.
Mr. Dokson handed out a press release on the loss in appeals court on the Children’s Voices suit. This case will be appealed to the State Supreme Court.
Olsen moved to approve the consent agenda of
a-Approval of Monthly Expenditure,
b- Approval of Hirings (Jody Vigil, Becky Neese, Amy Hussey & Sheryl Roof),
c-Acceptance of resignation of Debra Dillon
d-Acceptance of modification to Agenda Planning Calendar and Monitoring Report Schedule (date changes),
e-Approval of lunch fund account write-offs.
Second by Godfrey. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
6. Superintendent Report; Moffat Principal’s Report; CCS Report
There were no additions from Mr. Dokson. Godfrey questioned the academic growth improvement plan shown in the Accreditation Document prepared by Mr. Penn of CDE. Mr. Dokson explained that Mr. Penn looked at the improvement plans and felt they were good. Ms. Hashbarger and Mr. Penn looked at Reading, Writing and Math curriculum and aligned them to State Standards. Mr. Dokson explained that if we do not improve as a District next year we will receive a letter of concern from the State.
The Value Added Growth Report was discussed. Mr. Dokson explained that we are too small to report in most categories. Any category that contains less than 16 students cannot be reported due to overt identification.
“The District” in the Bully Prevention discussion within the document means the entire District.
Kathryn Brady, CCS Director reported that Thomas Cleary has been ill and may have forgotten this evening’s presentation. She stated that Mary Dodge has turned in her resignation and will be leaving around February 18th. This position may be divided between two individuals.
Discussion of Dinner with the BOE at Willow Springs was discussed. The meeting for next week cannot happen. The meeting was tentatively scheduled for 3/19/08 at 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Brady was asked about the land acquisition for CCS. She stated that they are checking into A Tract (Green Belt). Ms. Brady stated that they are proceeding quietly trying to pursue 11.3 acres from the POA Board.
Questions from the Board on the Moffat Principal’s Report concerned History Fair and the feedback on the Accreditation Rubric. Mr. Dokson reported that History Fair went very well and we will have several participants at State competition. He also reported Ms. Hashbarger had received positive feedback on the rubric from the teachers.
7. Monitoring Reports: EL-1-Global Executive Restraint; EL-5-Financial Condition and Activities.
Discussion was held on the collection of lunch bills and the confidentiality of free/reduced recipients.
After review, Olsen moved to accept and approve EL-1 and EL-5 as written. Second by Swartz. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
President Shoman called a break at 6:30 p.m.
The board reconvened at 6:45 p.m.
8. Old Business
a.Community Engagement: CCS Governing Council Meeting, etc.
Olsen reported that she did not get to attend the CCS meeting as planned.
Board/ CCS Dinner has been changed to March 19th.
CCS Show and Tell has been cancelled.
b.Superintendent Search Reminders
After review of supporting documents the Board decided to take the recommendations of the selection committee and invite Lauren Sheldrake and Charlie Warren for interviews for position of superintendent. Motion presented by Swartz, second by Olsen. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
c.CASB Winter Legislative Conference
Discussion of the upcoming Legislative Conference was held. The Board will be traveling to Denver on Wednesday and returning home Thursday evening.
d.Communities that Care
An introduction to this program will be held 1/29 from 4-8 p.m. in Center. This program is about creating programs for youth.
e.Board Spring meeting schedule review
The Board meeting schedule is as follows: 2/25, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16 at 5:30 p.m. No July Meeting.
a. Teacher Presentation – No report this meeting.
b. Discussion of Atlantic Monthly article.
The Board reviewed the article entitled “First Kill All the School Board Members”. They agreed that it made you think about local control in a new light but many different ideas were put forth.
10. Board Self-Assessment: BSR-1 & 2 Global Governance Management Connection & Board Staff Relationship
The Policies were read and discussed.
11. Executive Session: CRS 24-6-402(4)(b,c,d,e,f,h)
President Shoman declared the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Martha Shoman, President Michelle Olsen, Secy./Treas.