Peach Springs
Unified School District #8

Governing Board » Regular Board Meeting Agenda Amended July 7, 2015

Regular Board Meeting Agenda Amended July 7, 2015

NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA *amended*

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm (amended July 2)

Peach Springs Unified School District #8- Governing Board of Education

403 Diamond Creed Road (Elementary School)

Peach Springs, Arizona 86434

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. $ 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Governing Board and the Public that the board will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., in the Governing Board meeting room, Peach Springs Unified School District No.8, 403 Diamond Creek Road (Peach Springs Elementary School), in Peach Springs, Arizona. Information regarding agenda items may be reviewed in the District Administrative Offices.

The Governing Board of the Peach Springs Unified School District #8 may vote to meet in executive session with regard to any item on this agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03, to review and discuss certain matters which are marked by an asterisk(*). Additionally, the Board may vote to go into Executive Session on any matter listed on the agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03 (A) (3), for discussion or legal advice from the Board’s attorney, which may occur via telephone. Any Executive Session discussions will not be open to the public. However, all Board decisions will be made in the open public meeting.

If any disabled person needs any type of accommodation, please notify Human Resources at (928) 769-9034 prior to the time scheduled for the meeting.

All members of the public wishing to address the Board are required to sign the attendance sign-in sheet and complete a Public Comment form.  

Board members of the Peach Springs Unified School District may attend either in person or, when necessary, by telephone, video conferencing, or internet conferencing.

 

A G E N D A *amended*

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER- Ms. Leila Parker President, Peach Springs Unified School District #8

     

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

     

  3. ROLL CALL

     

  4. CALL TO THE PUBLIC This is the time that the public may speak to the Governing Board regarding issues within the jurisdiction of the Governing Board subject to reasonable time, space, and manner restrictions as the Governing Board may establish. At the conclusion of the Call to the Public, individual members of the Governing Board may respond to comments made by those who have addressed the Board, may ask staff to review a matter, or may ask that a matter by placed on a future agenda. However, the Governing Board cannot take action on matters that have not been noticed in advance as a part of the agenda.

     

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Review, Discussion, and Possible Action  to Approve the Agenda

     

  6. CONSENT AGENDA: Review, Discussion, and Possible Action to Approve the Consent Agenda. (Approval of purchase orders, travel claims, employee leave, and employee resignations. Documentation concerning the matters on Consent Agenda may be reviewed at the District Office. Any matter on the Consent Agenda will be removed from the Consent Agenda and discussed as a regular agenda item, upon the request of any Board member.)

     

  1. Approval of Governing Board Meeting Minutes:

  1. June 2, 2015

  2. June 11, 2015

  3. June 22, 2015

     

  1. Approval of the following Travel Requests:

  1. Discussion and possible action to approve travel request made by Gary Halbert on May 15, 2015 to have Mr. Steve Roberts attend training in “Breakfast Menu Planning” on July 14 in Flagstaff. A USDA Foods Web-Based Training July 16 in Phoenix, Learning the NSLP July 28 in Flagstaff, ABCs September 9 in Flagstaff, Student Eligibility: “Am I Doing it Right?” on September 16 in Flagstaff, Arizona. All cancellations need to be made in 24 hours if not approved. Ms. Hunter is also requesting to attend one of the sessions for kitchen directors in Phoenix.

  2. Discussion and possible action to approve prescheduled AASBO training for Jennifer Hurst, business manager and superintendent from July 14-17, 2015. Hotel and arrangements were made prior to new superintendent being hired in May 2015.  

     

  1. OLD BUSINESS

     

  1. Personnel

  1. Recall and Rescind contract offer for Ms. Bonnie MacKay, the art teacher declined the PSUSD teaching position because she refused to live in apartment #3 housing – explained the age and design of the apartment not acceptable

  2. Recall and Rescind contract offer for Ms. Nel Harrison from June 2, 2015, the science teacher (grades 6-8) declined and resigned from the science teaching position at the PSUSD teaching position. 

     

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

     

  1. Business

    1. Approval of District Payroll #29, #30 and Expense Vouchers #1531, #1532, #1533

    2. Month-End Expenditures Budget Balance Report June 2015*

    3. Heinfeld and Meech CPAs and Business Consultants as an open purchase order

    4. Letter of Declaration (Wells Fargo line of credit as directed by Mohave County Treasurer’s Office)

    5. Discussion and possible action on proposal for occupational therapy with Linda Wilkins for SY 2015-2016 at $5,000

    6. Discussion and possible action on proposal for speech language services from Speech Language Engineers for SY 2015-2016 not to exceed $49,999

    7. Discussion and possible action proposal for physical therapy with Rural Land.

    8. Discussion and possible action for ETC Education Technology Consortium (March 1, 2015-2/28/2020)

    9.  

       

  2. Curriculum Possible Adoption

     

    1. Discussion and possible action to approve listed curriculum and teacher paid resources for SY 2015-2016 (committee input from teachers: 1st grade, 2nd grade, 8th grade, coach, Title 1, admin)

    1. Beyond Textbooks $6,100  (plus a free 3.5 hour training) –IGA

    2. A+ Extended Ed (around $3,000)

    3. Learning a-z.com, Readinga-z.com, razkids

    4. Mountain Math and mountain language $3,500

    5. Add additional pieces needed to Houghton Mifflin Treasures (not to exceed $50,000) or

    6. Phonics K-3 Program while accepting a $50,000 grant from Arizona Department of Education available August 1, 2015

    7. Provide Superteacherworksheets.com $300 per school license

    8. Provide enchangtedlearning.com for $125 per school license

    9. Math- use engage New York curriculum, Khan academy, tenmark.com (FREE)

       

  1. Handbooks and Policies

     

    1. Discussion and possible action to approve the Revised schedule previously created with calendar for 2015/2016 - action needed for child-first school needs and services (committee input from PE teacher, 2nd grade teacher, Title 1 teacher, coach, admin to meet ADE recommendations for revised RTI Tier 1, 2, 3 schedule and recommended times)

    2. Discussion and possible action to approve Revised student handbook proposal Retroactive to begin on July 1, 2015 - action needed for child-first school needs and services

    3. Discussion and possible action to approve the Revised staff handbook proposal Action Retroactive to July 1, 2015 - action needed for child-first school needs and services

    4. Discussion and possible action to approve employee code of conduct proposal Action Retroactive to July 1, 2015 - action needed for child-first school needs and services

    5. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Partnership Compact 2015-2016

    6. Safety plan

    7. Review, discuss, and action on current  leave policy ***executive session***

       

  2. Board Member Memberships

    1. Discussion and possible action to approve PSUSD membership to ASA (Arizona School Administrators Association) includes Board Members at cost of $850 per year

    2. Discussion and possible action to approve a Native American School Board membership, members of ASBA are eligible to join the ASBA Hispanic/Native American Indian Caucus with members from Indian Communities throughout Arizona - NASBA is exclusively Grant Schools.

       

  3. Evaluation format

    1. Discussion and possible action to approve the Teacher evaluation format from Danielson’s framework model

    2. Discussion and possible action to approve the Principal/Superintendent evaluation format using the ISLLC framework model

       

  4. Reports (No Board Action Required)

    1. Superintendent

    2. Business Manager Financial Budget Report including real-time balances & projected revenues

    3. Maintenance/Transportation Supervisor Report

  1. Safety plan

  1. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meeting to be held at the Governing Board Meeting Room (in the Peach Springs Elementary School) located at 403 Diamond Creek Road, Peach Springs, AZ:

  1. Regular Governing Board Meeting – Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

  1. Adjournment

     

    Approved: _____________________________________            ____________                                       

Reviewed with Ms. Leila Parker, PSUSD#8 Governing Board President on 6/29/2015 and signed by Michelle Zephier (member representative), Peach Springs Unified School District #8

Posted by: ______________________