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December 8, 2014 Board of Education Minutes

Unified School District #225

Regular Board Of Education Meeting

Grade School Library

Monday, December 8, 2014    7:00 p.m.


Call to order:  Mark Bergkamp, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.


Members present:   Mark, Bergkamp, Richie Dewell, Erica Littlewood, Steve Lundeen, Duke Marrs, Tim Milford, and Marjean Strong.  Others present were Mr. Tom Dolenz, Superintendent/Principal; Mark Cook, Jr/Sr High School Principal; and Brenda Wenta, Clerk.


Recognition of Visitors/Communication:  Matt Bell, Signe Cook, Debbie Wise, Pam Shumard, Tate Shumard.  Pam Shumard asked permission for the seniors to fly to their destination of Florida on their senior trip.  It is the consensus of the board to approve flying.  Signe Cook informed the Board the DC or Bust trip to Washington DC has been moved to March 19-23.  She asked the board to release her and the students from school on the 23rd.  It is the consensus of the board to approve it.


Approve Agenda: Bergkamp moved, seconded by Marrs to amend the agenda to included discussion of the maintenance on the Dome/Wellness Center and to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 7-0.


Approve Minutes: Strong moved, Lundeen seconded to approve the regular meeting minutes of November 10, 2014.  Motion carried 7-0.


Accounts Payable: Milford moved, seconded by Marrs to approve the accounts payable as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.



A+ Network by Steve Lundeen

SKACD #613 by Marjean Strong

Economic Development:  Tim Milford

Principal/Activities Director, Mark Cook

Superintendent/Grade School Principal, Tom Dolenz




            School board election filing deadline is January 27, Noon.

            Dome/Wellness Center building maintenance is to be provided by USD 225


New business:


Capital Outlay:  A motion by Strong, seconded by Lundeen to approve the Resolution to Levy Tax for Capital Outlay Fund.  Motion carried 7-0


I-Pads:  A motion by Lundeen, seconded by Littlewood to accept three i-pads received from Donors Choose as district property located in 1st grade.  Motion carried 7-0.


Preschool Library books:  A motion by Marrs, seconded by Littlewood to accept the $500 grant from Russell Child Development Center for preschool library books.  Motion carried 7-0.


Executive session:  Motion by Milford, seconded by Lundeen to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters of nonelected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed and that the board return to open session in the board room at 8:16 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.  Board Members, Mr. Dolenz, Mr. Cook were present.  Time:  7:46 p.m.



            Strong moved, Marrs seconded to hire Kendra Austin as 7-12 Math teacher, Assistant High School Girls Basketball coach and Junior Class sponsor.  Motion             carried 7-0.

            Strong moved, Milford seconded to accept the resignation of Heather Shaw as Assistant High School Girls Basketball coach.  Motion carried 7-0.

            Strong moved, Marrs seconded to hire Karrie Miller as grade school secretary.  Motion carried 7-0.

            Milford moved, Strong seconded to hire Kekoa Mendenhall as Head High School Girls Basketball coach.  Motion carried 7-0.


Appoint deputy clerk, food service appointees:  A motion by Strong, seconded by Lundeen to appoint Karrie Miller as deputy clerk, food service authorized representative, and food service authorized signer and claim contact.  Motion carried 7-0.


Bank signatures:  A motion by Marrs, seconded by Strong and to approve the bank signatures.  Motion carried 7-0.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Erica Littlewood and seconded by Steve Lundeen to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time:  8:30 p.m.


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