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The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met in regular session on Friday and Saturday, January 19 & 20, 2001 in Bethel.   Present for the meeting were:  Mary Gregory, Richard Curtis, Will Updegrove, Roland Lewis, Robert Nick, Lucy Crow, Carl Motgin, Carl Andrew and Bob Herron.

During the meeting the Board:

¨      Appointed Nicoali Joekay from Z J Williams School in Napaskiak as the Student representative

¨      Adopted the minutes of the October meeting as presented;

¨      Heard the following reports:


Day Care Center

Quarterly Fiscal

Annual Insurance

Education Departments

MOA Report

Newtok School

Superintendent’s Report

¨      Approved the items listed on the Consent Agenda which included:

Routine personnel actions entered into since the October meeting;

¨      Approved the RFP for Klauder & Company Architects to provided architectural services for LKSD/BABS Day Care Center in the amount not to exceed $35,150.00;

¨      Approved the RFP 01-600-01 with Western States Fire Protection for Rangehood, Fire Extinguisher, Sprinkler and Fire System Inspections Services in the amount not to exceed $40,896.00;

¨      No action was taken on the  RFP for Janitorial Supplies & Training at this time;

¨      Approved the K-3 Reading Challenge and Battle of the Books students permission to travel to Bethel;

¨      Approved the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Contract review with a caveat the contract will be in compliance with Federal Law in sub section 3;

¨      Approved the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Retention Policy;

¨      Approved the concept of the Youth Challenge Program for Platinum School;

¨      Approved the Bulk Fuel Project with LCMF, Inc in the amount not to exceed 110,000.00;

¨      Approved the VSW Grant for Nunapitchuk School;

¨      Approved the Surface Water Treatment Project  for Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, and Kipnuk;

¨      Approved the FY 2002 Budget Assumptions;

¨      Approved the FY 2002 School Calendar;

¨      Approved the out of state travel for two BRHS students to travel to the 2001 Media and Democracy Program in Washington D.C.;

¨      Approved the 3rd reading of Policy Revisions BP 5121 Grades, BP 5123 Promotion / Acceleration / Retention , BP 6146 High School Graduation Requirements, BP 8010 ASB Membership Establishment, and BP 8313 ASB Regular Meetings;

¨      Approved the By-Laws for CNE-PAC;

¨      Appointed the following Board committees:

Budget Review Committee – Herron, Curtis, Crow, and Lewis

Curriculum Coordinating Council – Lewis

Vocational Education Advisory Council – Curtis

CNE-PEC – Motgin

Certificated Staff Evaluation Committee – Andrew, Updegrove

¨      Site Specific Trip Requests

Approved - BABS 2000 – 2001 Career Field Trip to Anchorage

Approved - Akiuk High School to California

Approved - ZJ Williams Bilingual Conference in Anchorage

Approved the concept - Goodnews Bay 4th – 6th  

Approved the concept - Lewis Angapak Memorial School Senior Trip to Los Angeles, CA

Approved the concept - Nunapitchuk Junior & Senior Class to San Francisco, California

¨      Approved the Board membership for PERS;

¨      Appointed Robert Nick as the AASB Legislative Liaison;

¨      Approved the Superintendent’s Leave Request for February 9 – 17, 2001;

¨      Denied the ASB waiver  for Michael John to serve on the Newtok  ASB;

¨      Approved the request for a student for early graduation;

¨      Directed the Administration to publicize the test scores on the HSGQE for Bethel and the village schools;

¨      Appointed Robert Nick as the public relations representative for the Board;

¨      Discussed the following issues:

District Wide Conservation Projects;

ASB Training

Direction for Lobbyist

Out of District Student Travel Request Form

Approved the Policy Revision for BP 6146.2 High School Graduation Requirements for Handicapped Students -  1st Reading;