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BOARD ACTIONS – MARCH 04 MEETING

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met in regular session on Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6, 2004 in Bethel.   Present for the meeting were: Lucy Crow, Rudy Kairaiuak, Robert Nick, Gary Vanasse, Kappy Olson, Richard Curtis, Will Updegrove, Ronald Simon, and Donovan Anderson.

 

During the meeting the Board:

 

¨      Excused Gerald Demientieff and Harrison Davies from the March Board meeting;

¨      Adopted the minutes of the January meeting;

¨      Heard the following reports:

                  Napaskiak Site Report via 2-way Video Conferencing

                  BABS

                  Yuut Elitnaurviat

                  NCLB

                  LKNEA Insurance Committee

                  TAI / Media Center

                  Quarterly Fiscal

                  MOAs

                  Superintendent’s Report

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

Routine personnel actions entered into since the January meeting, budget revisions submitted by: Plant Facilities, BABS, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, M.E., Chefornak, Akula Kasigluk, Mekoryuk, Toksook Bay, and Tuntutuliak;

¨      Approved the E-Rate Funding Application 471 in the amount of $250,498.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA with ASCG to provide design services for Bethel Regional High School deferred maintenance project in the amount not to exceed $922,045.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA with GCI to provide the provision of hardware, software and leased circuit for video conferencing between Bethel District Office, and 27 schools for distance learning in the amount not to exceed $163,260.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA with GCI to provide the provision of hardware, software, and leased circuit for a single hop satellite system from 13 coastal village sites to Bethel District Office in the amount not to exceed $38,274.08;

¨      Entered into a MOA with Redi Data the contractor will perform phone and technology internal connectivity at 14 village sites as per the contract in the amount not to exceed $42,995.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA with International Data Systems, Inc., to provide and supply 100 user connection pack (Citrix License’s) and one server license in the amount not to exceed $4,560.01;

¨      Entered into a MOA with Wire Weavers to provide and supply 4,025 First Class e-mail user licenses and maintenance and support the e-mail software in the amount not to exceed $1,409.66;

¨      Amended the MOA with Ed Harrison to provide psychological services to LKSD Special Education department in the amount not to exceed $8,400.00.   The new MOA total is $52,800.00;

¨      Awarded a refurbishment contract to Office Products Services for the copy machines in the amount not to exceed $22,768.00;

¨      Approved the RFP for Paper Products with Food Service of America in the amount not to exceed $60,195.92 and the Dry Goods with Span Alaska in the amount not to exceed $331,731.38;

¨      Approved the RFP AVEC 2004-2006 Fuel Bid with Crowley Marine Services;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment request for a 4x4 Honda for the Kwethluk School;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment request for a crew cab pickup 4 wheel drive for the Akula School;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment request for a pickup truck for the Plant Facilities;

¨      To allow the Administration to solicit bids for two suburbans for Student Services;

¨      Approved the leave of absence requests for Suzette Bell, Elena Pavilla, and the sabbatical leave request for Marie Wierema with a stipend in the amount of $10,000.00;

¨      Approved the temporaries and substitutes pay scale to be increased by 3% effective March 1, 2004;

¨      Approved the waiver request for Nick Ayapan and Max D. Olick to serve on the Kwethluk ASB.   Both spouses work at the school;

¨      Approved the waiver request for Sam Tinker to serve on the Akula ASB.   His spouse works at the Tumkanka program;

¨      Approved the waiver request for Yako Brink to serve on the Akula ASB.   His daughter works at the school;

¨      Approved the FY03 Supplemental Allocation for Sites based on the ADM, $100.00 per ADM for 2003-2004;

¨      Approved the AASB Annual Membership Dues FY04 in the amount of $20,400.00;

¨      Approved the Platinum School Closure;

¨      Approved the resolution 04-07 CASA Program;

¨      Approved as a temporary amendment to board policy 5127 for 2003 – 2004 school year.   Only High school graduation ceremonies shall be held to recognize those students who have successfully completed the district’s graduation requirements and receive a certificate of achievement, and those who also have passed the HSGQE and receive a diploma;

¨      Approved the wavier request for passing the High School Graduation Examination for student B.G. due to late arrival into the Alaska Public School system;

¨      Approved the wavier request for passing the High School Graduation Examination for student E.B. due to rare and unusual circumstance, district error, district failed to administer the exam to the student during the February 17-19, 2004 testing dates;

¨      Approved the recommendation of the Administration to expel student, B.D. for the remainder of the 2003 – 2004 school year, but that he is allowed to attend school during this period on a probationary status.  The condition of the probationary status is that he must comply with all school rules and regulations governing student conduct.  If he should violate such school rules and regulations, the Superintendent has the authority to revoke the probationary status and implement the expulsion.   The probationary status does not allow the student to participate in school sports or travel for school activities;

¨      Discussed the following issues:

** CIP Application for Major Maintenance & Renovation

** Board Policies

        Moved the 2nd Reading of BP 5121 (a) Home School Credits to the April 16 & 17, 2004

        Board Meeting

      AR 5131.9 (a) State Level Testing

                  ** Internet for Board Members

                  ** Email Usage

                  ** Format for Certificate of Achievement

                  ** Bea Kristovich’s Letter

 

NOTE:  The next School Board meeting will be April 16 & 17, 2004 in Bethel.