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USD 480 Board Of Education Meets

KSCB News - July 6, 2011 5:04 am

Board of Education Meeting 7-5-11

Wed, 6th July, 2011

The 2011-12 Board of Education met for the re-organizational meeting Tuesdayt night.

Election and Appointments

1. Election of Board of Education President- Action

Cheryl Louderback nominated
Reid Petty nominated
Petty elected President over Louderback 5-2.

2. Election of Board Vice President for 2011-12- Action

Nick Hatcher nominated
Steve Helm nominated
Tammy Sutherland-Abbott nominated

(No one recieved the required majority of votes for Vice-President. The office of Vice-President was tabled for the next meeting with a vote of 7-0).

3. Appointment of the Clerk and Assistant Clerk for 2011-12.-Action

Jerry Clay nominated for Clerk, Mike Cline nominated for Assistant Clerk. Motion passed 7-0.

4. Appointment of the USD 480 Board Attorney for 2011-12.- Action

Rick Yoxall was nominated. Motion passed 7-0.

5. Appointment of the Board Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer for 2011-12.- Action

Rhonda Crawford was appointed the Board Treasurer. Motion passed 7-0.

6. Appointment of the USD 480 Board Auditor for 2011-12.- Action

Byron Bird and Associates was nominated. Motion passed 7-0.

1. Tier III School Improvement Grant- Action

Motion passed 7-0.

Petty: This will hopefully be a good boost for Cottonwood to be able to improve and do well as a school if they are able to get this grant.

2. Tablets- Action (This was to purchase 36 Ipad 2 tablets.)

Motion to table the item passed 4-3, with Hatcher, Kinser, and Louderback opposing.

3. Board Policy BBBF Reimbursement for Expenses- Action

4. Board Policy GAN Travel Expenses- Action

5. Board Policy AF School Day- Action

6. Board Policy DK Student Activity Fund Management- Action

7. Board Policy DJED – Bids and Quotations Requirements- Action

Motion passed 7-0 to table items 3-7 above until the next board meeting.

8. Future Needs- Action (This eliminated one Assistant Principal spot at LHS immediately, one Technology Coach in the district immediately, one Assistant Principal at LHS following the 2011-12 school term, and four Technology Coaches following the 2011-12 school term. This also implemented a hiring freeze for USD 480, except for filling spots that open up that aren’t new spots.)

Motion passed 5-2, with Hatcher and Louderback opposing.

9. Jerry Clay nominated to be purchasing agent for USD 480.

Motion passed 7-0.

10. Employment, Transfers, Resignations- Action (Approve the hires with the exception of the transfer of Assistant Principal at West to LHS due to Assistant Principal spot at LHS being done away with.)

Motion passed 5-2, with Hatcher and Louderback opposing.

The Board of Education will next meet on Thursday, July 14 for a Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m. at the ESC Building. There will be no action items on the agenda for a vote. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.


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