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August 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
1.A. Pledge of Allegiance
1.B. Adoption of Agenda (For Possible Action)
Description:  The Trustees reserve the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.
2. Consent Items (For Possible Action)
Description:  Information concerning the following consent items has been forwarded to each Board Member for study prior to this meeting.  Unless a Trustee or member of the audience has a question concerning a particular item and asks that it be withdrawn from the consent list, the items are approved at one time by the Board of Trustees.  
Note:  If one of the following items is removed for discussion, it will be heard at the end of the consent items.  
2.A. Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 10, 2018
Description:  Attached are Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 10, 2018, for your review and approval. 
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 10, 2018.
2.B. Accounts Payable Special and Regular Run Vouchers
Description:  A complete list of payments contained in Accounts Payable Special and Regular Run Vouchers numbers 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1908., and Regular Run Voucher Number 1898, 1899, 1909, and 1910. are provided to the Board members via e-mail for review prior to the meeting.  Vouchers have been prepared in accordance to state law and copies of the Vouchers are available for review by the public at the Superintendent's office prior to the meeting.
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve Special Run Voucher Numbers 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, and Regular Voucher Number 1898, 1899, 1909, and 1910.
2.C. Personnel Report No. 18-08
Description:  Listed on the Personnel Report No. 18-08 are personnel actions presented for consideration by the Board of Trustees.  Salaries for individuals employed will be determined in accordance with salary regulations of the District.  
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve personnel actions in Personnel Report No. 18-08
2.D. Budget Voucher Adjustments 
Description:  A complete list of budget adjustments made by the Director of Business Services during the recent course of business is provided for review and approval by the Board of Trustees as required by NRS 354.598005.
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Budget Voucher Adjustment for August 2018 as submitted. 
2.E. Monthly Update of  Enrollment Counts (Information Only)
Description:  Monthly update on enrollment numbers for each school site is provided to the Board. 
Attachments: (1)
2.F. Douglas County Health Office's Report (Information Only)
Description:  Summary of monthly statistic reports for each school site's health office for the 2017-2018 school year is provided to the Board. 
Attachments: (1)
3. Introduction and Special Recognition-Caitlin Herald  (Special Recognition)
Description:  Dr. F. Gregory Betts Education Foundation will recognize a teacher in the Douglas County School District for their work in Curriculum and Instruction this past year.  Mrs. Doris Betts will be presenting the Honorarium  to Caitlin Herald of ASPIRE Academy High School.  
4. Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) Report (Information and Discussion)
Description:  Karen Chessell, NASB Director,  will present details of NASB accomplishments, current issues, and goals.
5. Board Reports (Information and Discussion)
Description:  Brief Updates from the Board regarding District activities. 
6. Correspondence 
7. Superintendent Report (Administrative Report) 
Description:  Superintendent, Mrs. White, will report to the Board regarding activities of the past month and upcoming District events that may be of interest to them. 
8. Douglas County School District Bullying Report (Administrative Report)
Description:  Brandon Swain, Executive Director of Educational Services Area 3, will present the Douglas County School District Bully Report for 2017-2018.
9. Superintendent's Goals (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will review and discuss the goals that the Superintendent has established and approve them as written, or recommend adjustments to them.  
RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Board consider the goals presented by the Superintendent and agree to them, or adjust them as desired.  
10. Fund Our Future Nevada (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will discuss its position regarding the determination of endorsement for the Fund Our Future Nevada Coalition.
RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that members of the Board discuss the purpose of the Coalition and determine it's pleasure for endorsing the group.  
11. First Reading of Board Policy No. 608-Purchases Not Budgeted (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  First Reading of changes to Board Policy 608-Purchases Not Budgeted is being presented for review.  This policy was last revised in 1980 and is part of the ongoing process to review and update policies. Minor changes in the NRS citation are being made.      
RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Board approve the changes to Board Policy No. 608-Purchases Not Budgeted as a First Reading.                  
12. First Reading of Board Policy No. 527-School Sponsored Publications (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  Rommy Cronin-Mack, Executive Director of Education Services Area 3, will present proposed revisions to the policy.
RECOMMENDATION:   It is recommended that the Board approve the changes to Board Policy No. 527-School Sponsored Publications, as a First Reading.      
13. First Reading of Board Policy No. 808-School Lunch and Competitive Food Sales (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  Rommy Cronin-Mack, Executive Director Area 3 and Brittany Mally, Director of School Nutrition Programs, will present proposed revisions to Board Policy No. 808-School Lunch and Competitive Food Sales.
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve the changes to Board Policy No. 808-School Lunch and Competitive Food Sales, as a First Reading.      
14. Public Comment (5:30 p.m.)
Description:  Comments from the public are invited at this time on topics not specifically addressed elsewhere in the agenda.  A sign-up sheet is provided and individuals who wish to address the Board are asked to indicate their desire to speak and the topic about which they will speak.  Individuals wishing to address the Board at this time will be limited to three minutes. The Board is precluded from acting on items raised during Public Comment that are not already on the agenda.  The Nevada Open Meeting Law prohibits the discussion of the character, conduct, or competency of any person without proper notice being given to that person.
15. School Resource Officer Contract (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will discuss the contents of the contract between Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Douglas County School District for School Resource Officer Services.  
RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Board approve the conract between the Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for School Resource Officer services.  
16. Salary Comparability (Information Only)
Description:  At the request of the Board, salary comparability data has been compiled for Douglas County School District and surrounding school districts for like positions.   
17. Future Board Agenda Item-Discussion Regarding Board Retreat (Information and Discussion)
Description:  Trustee Gilkerson and Trustee Byer requested that the Board engage in a conversation about Board retreats.  The Board will discuss whether to conduct retreats, the frequency with which to hold retreats, and possible items to be explored during Board retreats.  
18. Prioritizing Agenda-Possible Items for Future Board Meetings (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will seek requests from its members for items to be placed on future meeting agendas in accordance with its policies.  The Board will discuss all agenda items on the list and prioritize those it wishes to come forward at the next Board Meeting. 
Attachments: (1)
19. Closed Session (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will recess to closed session in order to discuss matters with its management representatives pursuant to NRS 288.220(4).
20. Public Comment
Description:  Comments from the public are invited at this time on topics not specifically addressed elsewhere in the agenda.  A sign-up sheet is provided and individuals who wish to address the Board are asked to indicate their desire to speak and the topic about which they will speak. Individuals wishing to address the Board at this time will be limited to three minutes. The Board is precluded from acting on items raised during Public Comment that are not already on the agenda.  The Nevada Open Meeting Law prohibits the discussion of the character, conduct, or competency of any person without proper notice being given to that person.  
21. Adjournment 
Description:  (*) Times are estimated.  Items on the Agenda may be taken out of order.  The Board of Trustees may combine two or more agenda items for consideration, and may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time. Generally speaking, the item will be heard no earlier than the time indicated.

If copies of the complete agenda (and supporting materials) are desired in advance, they may be obtained at the District Office on the Friday or Monday preceding a regular Tuesday meeting of the Board.  Please contact Caryn Harper at 775-782-5134 or Charper@dcsd.k12.nv.us.

Notice to Individuals with Disabilities:  Members of the public who require special assistance or accommodations are asked to notify the District Administration at 1638 Mono Avenue, Minden, Nevada, 89423, or by calling 782-5134, so that such notification is received at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the meeting.  In conformance with the Open Meeting Law, it is hereby noted that the agenda for the meeting of the Douglas County School Board of Trustees has been posted at the following locations:

Gardnerville Post Office, Gardnerville, NV
Genoa Post Office, Genoa, NV 
Minden Post Office, Minden, NV  
Stateline Post Office, Stateline, NV
Zephyr Cove Post Office, Zephyr, NV 
Douglas County School District, Minden, NV
District website:  www.dcsd.k12.nv.us
State of Nevada website:  https://notice.nv.gov
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