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CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1

April 20, 2020

 

May 28, 2020



MINUTES of MEETING

BOARD of TRUSTEES

CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1

Preparing Today for Success Tomorrow

CCSD#1 will prepare & empower all students for successful, lifelong learning through effective teaching.

CALL TO

ORDER The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Crook County School District #1 was held in Sundance, WY, Monday, April 20, 2020, at the hour of 6:00 PM at the central office.

ROLL CALL The meeting opened with the following present: Chairman Brian Marchant; Trustees Marlene Edwards, Rick Gill, Thayne Gray, Dena Mills (phone), Ken Rathbun, Heith Waddell, and Chase Williams (phone). Trustee absent - Keith Haiar. Administrators present – Mark Broderson, Superintendent.

APPROVAL of

MINUTES Motion was made by Trustee Edwards and seconded by Trustee Gray to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting. Motion carried.

ADOPTION of

AGENDA Motion was made by Trustee Gill and seconded by Trustee Rathbun to adopt the agenda. Motion carried.

VISITORS The board used this time to recognize retiring employees: Denise Rathbun, Payroll & Human Resources, who retired in January, 2020, and Linda Wolfskill, Hulett School Principal, who will retire the end of May, 2020. Mrs. Rathbun worked for the school district for 24 years; Mrs. Wolfskill for 29 years.

FINANCIAL Motion was made by Trustee Rathbun and seconded by Trustee Waddell to approve the financial reports. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT Mark Broderson, Superintendent, informed board members that:

o This the 3rd week of the adaptive learning plan.

o School is closed until at least May 4.

o The state superintendent association sent a letter to the governor asking for local control of the decision whether to come back to school on May 4.

o Blood draws have been cancelled; however, WSBAIT granted a waiver to CCSD#1 and will honor the wellness discount for next year’s premiums.

o The school district has been notified it will receive an allocation of $263,760 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

o The leadership team has chosen to bring back the CCSD#1 Teacher of the Year Program; the winner will be announced in the upcoming months.

o The Hulett math teacher position has been offered and CCSD#1 has received a verbal agreement to accept it; interviews will be held for the Moorcroft K8 middle school language arts position.

o The Moorcroft High School parking lot project continues; additions to the original project include two walkways and a discus cage and safety net.

o Plans are proceeding to hold each 2020 graduation ceremony in the school’s parking lot.

o Trustee Gray asked Mr. Broderson if he knew the participation rate for students. Mr. Broderson does not have that number; however, each principal is currently contacting students and parents who have not been in communication with their school of attendance.

EXECUTIVE

SESSION None.

CONSENT

AGENDA Chairman Marchant asked if any board member would like any item removed from the Consent Agenda.

Motion was made by Trustee Gill and seconded by Trustee Rathbun to approve the Consent Agenda.

To approve the bill listing and to issue warrants in payment thereof.

To approve Pamela Garman, Business Manager, as CCSD#1 representative to the Wyoming School Boards Association Insurance Trust Board (WSBAIT); her term is May 1, 2020, through May 1, 2023.

To approve adding two students to the 2019-2020 student tuition agreement with Belle Fourche School District #9-1: Ellie Dacar and Alexis Martin.

To approve summer 2020 custodial/grounds keeping hiring:

1. Sundance: Steve Wilson

2. Hulett: Roy Bush

3. Moorcroft: Gail Mayer

Motion carried.

HIRING As recommended by the superintendent, motion was made by Trustee Gray and seconded by Trustee Edwards to hire Kirby Baier as the Moorcroft High School Principal for 2020-2021. Motion carried.

SALARY &

BENEFITS Motion was made by Trustee Gray and seconded by Trustee Gill to approve the 2020-2021 salary & benefits package as recommended by the salary committee. Mr. Broderson gave a summary of the recommendations. Motion carried. A copy of the salary & benefits package is attached and becomes a part of these minutes.

HANDBOOKS As recommended by the superintendent, motion was made by Trustee Rathbun and seconded by Trustee Edwards to approve the 2020-2021 elementary student handbooks as presented at tonight’s meeting. Motion carried.

As recommended by the superintendent, motion was made by Trustee Gill and seconded by Trustee Rathbun to approve the 2020-2021 secondary student handbooks as presented at tonight’s meeting. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT

AUTHORITY Motion was made by Trustee Rathbun and seconded by Trustee Gray to grant Superintendent Broderson the authority to approve administrative leave with pay for all employees during the COVID19 closures of March 16, 2020, through April 20, 2020, and April 20 through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried.

RECOGNITION Crook County School board members want to recognize the following for their performance or accomplishments:

o Kudos to CCSD#1 staff and Crook County community members for the success of the adaptive learning process!

o Kudos to Moorcroft K8 lunchroom staff for preparing over 1800 student meals!

o Thank you Range Telephone, RT Communications, Inc. and the Buffalo Jump Steak House for providing internet services to students and families!!

o Thank you Tom Mills, for providing free face masks to all Moorcroft K8 staff! Mr. Mills made them with his 3D printer; this donation is greatly appreciated!

o Thank you salary committee members (Rick Gill, Brian Marchant, Ken Rathbun, Chase Williams) for your hard work to compile the 2020-2021 salary and benefits package!! All employees received raises, as well as an 85% of Plan B contribution to health insurance premiums!

o Thank you, Jim O’Connor, for proposing a great way to conduct this year’s graduation ceremonies while following COVID19 precautions! Parents and students are grateful!

o Thank you, Dr. Waddell and Marlene Edwards for your work in the health care system; we appreciate everything you do for our communities!!

DISCUSSION Mr. Broderson informed board members he would email artifacts and evidence for the May 2 cycle of the superintendent evaluation process.

ADJOURN-

MENT Motion was made by Trustee Gill and seconded by Trustee Waddell to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 PM. Motion carried.

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Chairman Clerk

 
 

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