Peach Springs
Unified School District #8

Governing Board » Regular Board Meeting Agenda Amended Aug. 4, 2015

Regular Board Meeting Agenda Amended Aug. 4, 2015


Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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.




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






  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. July 7, 2015

  2. July 28, 2015


  1. Recommendation of board members to county Superintendent Mike File

  1. Resignation of Ms. Parker, board president

  2. Interview Ms. Shawna Havatone

  3. Interview Mr. Rudy Clark

  4. Interview Mr. Ron Quasula

  5. Recommendation of board members to county superintendent

  6. Board voting on president, vice-president, secretary, treasury, member




  1. Personnel

  1. Discussion and action on employment update of Tom Irwin (Instructional Coach) and Lisa Irwin (part time library assistant)

  1. (part time library assistant)

  2. Discussion and action to add substitutes for missing positions

  3. Discussion and action to accept resignation of Gary Halbert, GSH Construction, LLC

  4. Discussion and action to accept resignation of Brian Brown, transportation/facilities

  5. Discussion and action on Background check costs for all employees using Universal Background Screening checks at $56.00 per employee. (bids from Palmer Investigative Services and Universal Background Screening)




  1. Business

    1. Approval of District Payroll and Expense Vouchers

    2. Month-End Expenditures Budget Balance Report July 2015


  2. Board Member Memberships

    1. Discussion and possible action to approve PSUSD membership to ASSIAA (Arizona State Impact Aid Association, Inc.) for $1,000


  3. Policy update

    1. Policy Advisory No. 519 BEC-EB — Executive Sessions / Open Meeting

    2. BEC-EC — Executive Sessions / Open Meeting

    3. BEC-ED — Executive Sessions / Open Meeting

    4. Policy Advisory No. 520 BEDA-EA — Notification of Board Meetings

    5. BEDA-EB — Notification of Board Meetings

    6. BEDA-EC — Notification of Board Meetings

    7. BEDA-ED — Notification of Board Meetings

    8. BEDA-EE — Notification of Board Meetings

    9. BEDA-EF — Notification of Board Meetings

    10. BEDA-EG — Notification of Board Meetings

    11. Policy Advisory No. 521 BEDB-E — Agenda

    12. Policy Advisory No. 522 BEDG-EA — Minutes

    13. BEDG-EB — Minutes

    14. Policy Advisory No. 523  FCB— Retirement of Facilities

    15. Policy Advisory No. 524  GBI— Staff Participation in Political Activities

    16. Policy Advisory No. 525  GDQA— Support Staff Reduction in Force

    17. Policy Advisory No. 526 IKE-RB — Promotion and Retention of Students

    18. Policy Advisory No. 527 IKF— Graduation Requirements

    19. Policy Advisory No. 528 JFAB — Tuition/Admission of Nonresident Students

    20. Policy Advisory No. 529 JFABC — Admission of Transfer Students

    21. Policy Advisory No. 530 JK — Student Discipline

    22. JK-RB—Student Discipline

    23. Policy Advisory No. 531 JLF-EB — Reporting Child Abuse/Child Protection


  4. Travel (information only)

    1. County Superintendent Meeting in Kingman August 26 at 9 am


  5. 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/Ms. Zephier, PSUSD#8 Governing Board President on 7/29/2015 and signed by Michelle Zephier (member representative), Peach Springs Unified School District #8

Posted by: Jaime Cole on 7/29/2015