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BOARD ACTIONS –OCTOBER 03 MEETING          

 The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met in regular session on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2003 in Bethel.   Present for the meeting were: Kappy Olson, Will Updegrove, Gerald Demientieff, Gary Vanasse, Lucy Crow, and Richard Curtis.

 

During the meeting the Board:

 

¨      Administrated the Oath of Office to newly re-elected Board members Will Updegrove, Lucy Crow, and Richard Curtis;

¨      Appointed Donovan Anderson from Paul T. Albert Memorial School in Tununak as the LKSD Student Representative for the Board and Harrison Davies from Bethel Regional High School as the Alternate Student Representative;

¨      Adopted the minutes of the regular Board meeting August 22 & 23, 2003 and the special Board meeting September 29, 2003 as presented with some corrections;

¨      Heard the following reports:

Akula Site Report via 2-way Video Conferencing

BABS

LKEA/LKEASPA Insurance Committee

Yuut Elitnaurviat

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik

Assessments

NCLB Status

Academic Programs

Summer Student Activities / Kusko Express

Capital Projects Update

Personnel / Student Services

MOA Report

Superintendent’s Report

CNE PAC

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

Routine personnel actions entered into since the August meeting, and budget revisions submitted by BRHS, Kwigillingok, Napaskiak, and Newtok;

¨      Nominated  Robert Nick as the AASB Representative nominee;

¨      Entered into a MOA with Kelly Ryan, Inc to provide and install 12 each 40-foot piles, pile caps and Bond Break in the amount not to exceed $42,500.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA with Read Right Systems, Inc. to establish school-based Read Right Tutoring Center in the amount not to exceed $48,000.00 for Kipnuk School;

¨      Entered into a MOA with Right Systems, Inc. to provide supplemental educational services for LKSD schools for on site tutor program for Ayaprun Elitnaurvik and Kipnuk Schools in the amount not to exceed $112,000.00;

¨      Entered into a MOA Right Systems, Inc. to provide supplemental education services for LKSD schools for telephone tutor program for up to 17 school sites in the amount not to exceed $40,000.00;

¨      Approved the FY03 Audit;

¨      Approved the FY03 Carry Over;

¨      Approved the equipment approval request for a snowmobile in the amount not to exceed $7,207.00 for the Akula School with River & Sea Marine;

¨      Approved the equipment approval request for a snowmobile in the amount not to exceed $7,207.00 for the Kwigillingok School with River & Sea Marine;

¨      Approved the equipment approval request for a 4x4 Honda in the amount not to exceed $5,185.00 for the Akula School with Honda of Anchorage;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment approval request for a copy machine in the amount not to exceed $14,000.00 for the BRHS School;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment approval request for a copy machine in the amount not to exceed $14,000.00 for the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School;

¨      Pre-approved the equipment approval request for a copy machine in the amount not to exceed $14,000.00 for the M.E. School;

¨      Took no action on the NAFIS Membership Dues;

¨      Approved the new position specifications for Capital Projects / Major Maintenance Construction Inspector;

¨      Approve the new position specifications for Director of Capital Projects and Major Maintenance;

¨      Approved the revised position specifications for Contracts Administrator;

¨      Approved the Senior Enrichment trip to Los Angeles, California for Akula, with no site funds to be used;

¨      Approved the Tuntutuliak School trip to Seattle, Washington;

¨      Approved the JROTC trip to Anchorage for November 8, 2003 and $3,400.00 be funded from the LKSD Board’s travel account;

¨      Approved the 2004 Middle School State Wrestling Invitational at Tanana Middle School for Kilbuck School wrestlers;

¨      Approved the 04-03 Resolution in Support of Association of Village Council Presidents Efforts to Retain Funding of the Village Public Safety Officer Program;

¨      Approved the final reading BP 5131.11 School Bus Video Camera Policy;

¨      Approved the final reading BP 5121 Grading Systems with the amendments;

¨      Appointed the following FY 03 Board Committees Appointments:

LKSD Executive Board BRC -                         Curtis, Updegrove, Olson, Crow

Life Skills Advisory Council -                Demientieff

CNE-PAC -                                                    Demientieff

Certificated Staff Evaluation Committee -          Updegrove

LKESPA Negotiations –                                  Vanasse, Olson

Yuut Elitnaurviat –                                            Nick, Kairaiuak, Demientieff

¨      Approved a student who had been expelled for a year to apply for entry into BABS;

¨      Approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for the expulsion of two students for the remainder of the 2003 – 2004 school year but that they be allowed to attend school during this period on a probationary status.   The condition of the probationary status is that they must comply with all school rules and regulations governing student conduct.   If they 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 students to participate in school sports or to travel for school activities;

¨      Appointed Robert Nick as the LKSD Board representative on the APEI Board;

¨      Discussed the following issues:

LKSD Day Care

Payroll BI-Monthly Pay Periods

FY05 Budget Assumptions

ASB Workshop

RFP for Alyeska Central School

Approved the first reading of the revised BP 5121 (b) Transfer Students

Certificate of Achievement

Help from other Organizations

Training for LKSD Board

Fax Copier Machine

 

 NOTE:  The next School Board meeting will be December 5 & 6, 2003 in Bethel.