November 10, 2014 Minutes



November 10, 2014

Board Minutes


President Lundahl called the regular meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. Board members Peasley, Funk, Smiarowski, Evans and Lundahl were present. Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Principals Hunt and Snyder and Secretary Rash. Linda Grismore, Stephanie Mendenhall, Kevin Rhine/Durham School Services and Shirley Flowers were guests. Flowers was present to express her concern about not having any bus stops in Garden Grove other than at the High School. Durham representative, Rhine said that due to problems at the pick-up location, the bus company will transport students to and from the High School only. While no formal action is required, the Board will back Durham’s decision. President Lundahl welcomed Stephanie Mendenhall, CPA. Mendenhall was present to go through the FY2013-14 audit report and to answer any questions the Board may have. Evans moved to approve the consent agenda which included approval of the agenda, approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, as well as, moving forward with making the front entrance at the Garden Grove facility handicap accessible. The second came from Peasley. All voted aye. Peasley moved to approve the FY2013-14 audit report. Smiarowski made the second with all voting aye. Evans made a motion to approve the bills of accounting for November. Funk made the second. All voted aye. Superintendent goals for 2014-15 were discussed. A motion to approve was made by Funk with Peasley making the second. All voted aye. The Board reviewed bids received for a new walk-in freezer for the Humeston location. After discussion, Funk moved to approve the bid submitted by Hockenbergs-Des Moines. Peasley seconded the motion with everyone voting aye. 5 bids were submitted in total. The Board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of an 8-passenger handicap accessible van. The motion to approve was made by Funk. Peasley seconded the motion. The van will be purchased from Suburban Chevrolet, Owasso, OK. After reviewing a bid submitted by Josh Bear/Kar Knuts for snow removal, Evans made a motion to accept the bid. Funk seconded the motion with all voting aye. Peasley made a motion to approve the Corrective Action Plan required by the School Board Review Committee. A Plan is required when the Certified Annual Report is not filed by the September 15th deadline. Evans seconded the motion with all voting aye. The review and approval of a new Mission Statement for the District was tabled. The Board was supportive of Superintendent, Miller and School Business Official, Rash looking into replacing the accounting software currently being used by the District. Administrative reports were given by Steve Hunt, Secondary Principal; Mike Snyder, Elementary Principal and Alan Miller, District Superintendent. Funk made the motion to adjourn with Smiarowski seconding the motion. All voted aye and President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 9:20pm. The next meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held December 8th @ 7:30 pm in the Elementary Library.


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President, Board of Education                                       Secretary, Board of Education