Klawock City School District

School Board Meeting

Conference Room

September 24, 2015

5 PM

I.        CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, VERIFY QUORUM, PLEDGE, READING OF MISSION STATEMENT

Karen Cleary called the meeting to order at 5 PM.

Roll Call

Karen Cleary                Yes

Mary Edenshaw                Yes

Lisa George                Yes

Jeff Nickerson                Yes

Ruby Smith                Yes

Also Present:  Jim Holien, Val Steward, Yodean Armour, and Mike Cleary

Karen Cleary read the Missions Statement.

II.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Lisa George made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to approve the agenda with the addition of Item D – Approve Hire of Special Education Aide Amanda Sammons for the 2015-16 School Year. Note:  This was posted with the addition.

Motion Carried

        III.        PUBLIC COMMENT (Related to Agenda Items)

None

        IV.        REPORTS

  1. Board

Mrs. Cleary – Dr. Ballard Gunshot first aide class – free to public.

  1. Principal – Kelli Larson

Mr. Holien discussed Mrs. Larson’s report.  Mrs. Larson is in Washington State for medical care.  Mrs. Larson continues to stay in touch with staff and is working part-time from Washington.  She is feeling good and in good spirits.  It is anticipated that Mrs. will return full-time to work in Klawock in mid-October.   There has been a lot of fluctuation in enrollment as is normal for September.  We currently stand at 114 for enrollment.

  1. Athletic Director – Kelli Larson

Mr. Holien added to Mrs. Larson’s report, saying that the district had submitted the ASAA waiver for 30 High School students permitting all 8th grade to be able to participate in HS sports.  Our 8th grade girls do qualify to play at the high school level, but not the 8th grade boys because we have more than 15 boys in High School, but only 13 High School girls.  The threshold is 15 of either sex or under 30 based on last year’s enrollment count and current enrollment.  If enrollments fluctuate mid-season we would have to figure out how to address 8th grade participation in high school as it is not clearly spelled out.

  1. Business Manager – Yodean Armour

Business Manager Yodean Armour discussed her report.  The concessions stand now can take credit card payments via the square, making it easier for purchases to be made.

  1. Superintendent – Jim Holien

Superintendent Jim Holien highlighted his report.  The MS Camping trip was very successful despite the marginal weather.  Mr. Holien expressed a big thank you to all.  The Wood Boiler grant has been submitted; hopefully full funding will still be available from the State of Alaska, but it is questionable due to the State budget crisis. Count period starts September 28 and runs through October 23.  We budgeted for 115 and 8 intensive students, but we will likely have 11 intensives and 114 for enrollment.  The 70 – 30 waiver has been submitted to the State.  We have been partnered into several grants which have been funded: the Passages Grant with SERRC which addresses cultural standards; a grant with Craig for social /behavioral / STRIVE; and PHLIGHT Club.  School Board elections will be held on October 6.  Mr. Holien provided a pamphlet to the Board explaining the AMP testing results.  This will be distributed to parents and the community.  The AMP results will be released October 16 to the districts.  Mr. Holien invited members of the Board to participate at the October 17 School Improvement Committee. At that meeting the committee will discuss the AMP testing results and can discuss expansion of the playground into what has become parking.   Mr. Holien will be going to the AD meeting and High School Cross Country Regionals in Juneau this weekend.  Action Items – Interviews were held for the new hires for the SPED Aides.  The hiring committee is recommending the names as listed under the Action Items.

        V.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.        Approval of Minutes of August 27, 2015

                B.        Approval of Vouchers

C.        Correspondence

                        1.        Acknowledgement of Confidential Correspondence

Received:  None

2.          Thank You Letter to KCA for Resurfacing of Parking / Playground

Mary Edenshaw made a motion, seconded by Lisa George, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion Carried.

                        

        VI.        ACTION ITEMS

  1. Approve Hire of Special Education Aide Karen Lawton for the 2015-16 School Year.

Lisa George made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to approve the hire of Karen Lawton as a Special Education Aide for the 2015-16 School Year.

Motion Carried.

B.        Approve Hire of Special Education Aide Amber Armour for the 2015-16 School Year.

Ruby Smith made a motion, seconded by Lisa George, to approve the hire of Amber Armour as a Special Education Aide for the 2015-16 School Year.

Motion Carried.

  1. Approve Hire of Special Education Aide Dante Huffine for the 2015-16 School Year.

Lisa George made a motion, seconded by Ruby Smith, to approve the hire of Dante Huffine as a Special Education Aide for the 2015-16 School Year.

Motion Carried.

  1. Approve Hire of Special Education Aide Amanda Sammons for the 2015-16 School Year.

Lisa George made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to approve the hire of Amanda Sammons as a Special Education Aide for the 2015-16 School Year.

Motion Carried.

        VII.        BOARD COMMENT

  1. Next Meeting Date – October 15, 2015

  1. Jeff Nickerson asked if the parking issue could be addressed prior to the School Improvement Committee.  Mr. Nickerson would like to see it decided by the Administration.  Ruby Smith agreed. Mr. Holien indicated that part of the original move to retain the area as parking was that students could go to their cars during lunch without violating the Closed Campus rule.  However, there appears now to be adequate parking, but there are also safety issues that will need to be addressed.  There are many pros and cons. Mary Edenshaw suggested that the kids have a number of adequate play choices without the parking lot being re-purposed, adding the Administration should decide and she would be content with the decision.  Mr. Nickerson reminded the Board that only two Board members can attend a committee meeting to avoid creating a quorum.  A Board Retreat time should be determined once School Board elections are complete.

        VIII.        ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Nickerson made a motion, seconded by Mary Edenshaw, to adjourn the meeting.

Motion Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 5:25 PM.