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September 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

(If you have questions or comments related to items not on the agenda, you may address the Board during Part II of the agenda. For public comment related to items which are listed on the agenda for discussion and possible legal action, you may provide input during the time the Board discusses the item.  In either case, please complete a "Request to Speak" Form and submit it to the Board Secretary before the meeting is called to order. Your name will be called when it's your turn to speak. Citizens are asked to restrict their comments to three (3) minutes. Groups wishing to speak should select a spokesperson to represent the view of the group.  Before you begin to speak, please identify yourself by clearly stating for the record your name and address)
I.1. Call to Order
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Pledge of Allegiance
I.4. Moment of Silence
I.5. Adoption of Agenda
II. Public Comments
(Action taken as a result of this open call for public comments or requests regarding items that are not on the agenda will be limited to directing the staff to study the matter or to reschedule the matter for further consideration at a future Board Meeting. Board Members are permitted to respond to criticism from the public, but may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during the open call to the public).
III. Board Meeting Minutes Not Previously Approved
III.1. Regular Meetings
Regular Meeting - August 11, 2022
Attachments: (1)
IV. Presentations and Report
Notice must be specific as to the type of report that will be given, subject matter and who will be making the report. The Board may engage in discussion but will take no action during the meeting.) 
IV.1. Superintendent's Report
IV.1.1. 4-day school week survey results and study committee information
Presenter:  Mike Westcott
Attachments: (3)
IV.2. Board Member Reports
IV.2.1. ASBA Law Conference Debrief 
Presenter:  Lori Drake
IV.3. Site Administrative Report 
IV.3.1. Interact club, teacher recognition, and school spirit share-out.
Presenter:  Genie Gee, Susanna Ventura
IV.4. Finance Report
IV.4.1. FY23 budget update
Presenter:  Lynn Leonard
Specific information on routine vouchers and personnel will be available at the District Office 24 hours prior to Board Meetings. Please see the Governing Board Secretary during regular office hours.(All items listed hereunder are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be discussed separately.)
V.1. Approval of Routine Vouchers
V.1.1. Expense
1048 - $    8,848.79
1049 - $    4,318.50
1003 - $    9,841.48
1004 - $163,374.64
1005 - $254,547.21
1006 - $       250.00
1007 - $317,280.84
1008 - $       228.80
V.1.2. Payroll
4 - $371,040.72
5 - $387,180.14
6 - $ 403,623.70
V.1.3. Bookstore Activity
Description:  Ratification of payments 
V.2. Personnel
  • HR Report
V.2.1. Certified Staff
V.2.1.1. Extra Duty Stipend List 
V.2.2. Classified Staff
V.2.2.1. J. Fant salary adjustment as part of HR report
V.2.2.2. Bus driver hourly rate increase
V.3. Donations
V.3.1. Band Department - Trombone - Mary Ontiveros 
V.3.2. Auto Shop -  2012 Toyota Highlander - James Root
V.3.3. Band Department - Miscellaneous music supplies - Verde Valley Music Store
V.3.4. Girls Golf - $5,000 - Anne Connelly (Bobbi Humeston/Executor)
V.4. Agreements
V.4.1. EdForwardAZ FAFSA Initiative
V.4.2. Contract with RISE academy for 2022-23 Academic year
V.5. Club & Group Organization

V.5.1. Triple Threat Club (basketball program booster organization) 

V.6. Athletic  Program Donors: 
  • Galpin
  • Larry Green
  • Northern Arizona Periodontics
  • Hale Roofing
  • Taylor & Sons
  • Suzy Q
  • Pagos Pizza
  • Stockbridge Realty
  • Taylor Waste
  • Pinnacle Bank 
(Specific items of District business as listed for consideration - may include various categorical areas as the business of the District necessitates Board discussion, deliberation, and action)
VI.1. Certified staff evaluators- Consideration and possible approval of the recommended certified staff evaluators for the 2022-23 school year.
Presenter:  Genie Gee
(Matters about which the Board may engage in discussion but will take no action during the meeting)
VII.1. Assessment and achievement update.  Information and discussion related to the use of testing information and results, student achievement improvement strategies and grading.
Presenter:  Genie Gee, Shannon Anderson
Attachments: (1)
VII.2. First Reading of ASBA Policy Advisories 717 - 736.  This policy advisory consists of twenty (20) proposed amendments which apply to policies, regulations, and exhibits.  Each amendment results directly from legislation passed during the 2022 legislative session.  ASBA is recommending a first reading review and second reading adoption by topic, as follows:
Presenter:  Mike Westcott
Attachments: (1)

VII.2.1. Parental Rights – JRR, KI, KB, IHAMB, IJL, IJNC, IMB (PA 717-720; 733-34; 736).  Sub-Topics – Surveys, Access to Materials, Cause of Action, Library Books, Values, Sexual Education

Presenter:  Mike Westcott

VII.2.2. COVID-19 – JLCB, JLCC, GBGCB (PA 721-723). Sub-Topics – Masks and Vaccines.

Presenter:  Mike Westcott

VII.2.3. Operations and Instruction – DIA, IHA, JLDA, JICFA, IKF, JJIA, JJIB, EE, EEAEA, JF, IMD (PA 724-732; 735).  Sub-Topics – Accounting, Instructional Programming, School Counselors, Hazing, Graduation Requirements, Interscholastic sports, Transportation, Admissions, School Day.  

Presenter:  Mike Westcott
VII.3. Discussion regarding Policy FF © Naming Facilities.  Information and discussion related to Policy FF requirements for the naming of school facilities and related requests
Presenter:  Mike Westcott
Attachments: (1)



Pursuant to A.R.S.§38-431.03 (A)(1) -The Board may vote to convene in executive session for discussions related to the Superintendent’s performance, annual evaluation, and performance pay. If convened, the Board will either move to a different location to hold the session or will ask those in attendance to leave the room and take with them all materials and ensure that no recording devices are left in the room.  Only members of the Board and those individuals whose presence is reasonably necessary for the Board to carry out its executive session responsibilities may attend the executive session. All business conducted in executive session is confidential.

(Specific items of District business as listed for consideration - may include various categorical areas as the business of the District necessitates Board discussion, deliberation, and action) 
IX.1. Superintendent’s Evaluation, Goals and Pay for Performance Plan – Discussion and possible approval of the 2022-23 Superintendent’s Evaluation, Goals and Performance Pay Plan
Presenter:  Mike Westcott
X. Requests for Future Agenda Items
(The Board will not propose, discuss, comment, or take legal action during the meeting)

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