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February 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Roll Call
1.C. Pledge of Allegiance
1.D. Invocation
1.E. Adoption of Agenda
1.F. Approve Minutes of the December 8, 2020 Executive Session
1.G. Approve Minutes of the January 12, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Description:  Individuals who wish to address the Board are requested to complete the appropriate form prior to the meeting and give the form to the Board Secretary. Members of the Board may not discuss items that are not specifically identified on the agenda. Therefore, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.01(H), action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or scheduling the matter for a future agenda. The Board requests that all comments be limited to five minutes or less, that speakers refrain from the use of speech or language that is offensive or inappropriate, pursuant to Board policy KFA and that speakers refrain from voicing complaints against school personnel or any person connected with the District, as it may impact due process rights. Policies KE, KEB, and KED are provided by the Board for disposition of legitimate complaints, including those involving individuals. Forms required for use of these policies can be obtained from the Joseph City Schools website. The President will limit discussion whenever he deems such action appropriate to the proper conduct of the meeting.
Description:  For any agenda item indicated with an asterisk (*), the Board may vote to convene in Executive Session pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03 (A) (1) for personnel matters when notified; (2) discussion or consideration of records exempt by law from public inspection; (3) for consultation with attorney; (4) for consultation with attorney when in pending or contemplated litigation. Discussion or consideration of personnel matters may include employment, assignment, appointment, promotion, demotion, dismissal, salaries, disciplining or resignation of a public officer, appointee or employee.
Description:  All items listed will be considered as a group and will be approved with one motion unless a Board Member requests an item be removed from the consent agenda and considered as a separate item.
4.A. Approve Expense Vouchers
Description:  Action to ratify district vouchers for period 1/7/2021 through 2/3/2021.
General and Special Funds: #16 $115,950.96; #17 $121,441.67; #1032 $32,273.52; #1033 $1,844.00; #1034 $63,005.19; #1035 $15,291.40; #1036 $1,323.16
Auxiliary Operations Funds: #1031 $4,963.03; #1034 $2,000.00; #1036 $252.64
Student Activities Fund: #1032 $288.57; #1035 $960.00
4.B. Student Activities Fund Report
Description:  Revenues, expenditures and charges in the Student Activities Fund Report; period of 1/1/2021 through 1/31/2021.
4.C. Approve Payment of Prior Year Invoice
Description:  FY 2019-20 invoice in the amount of $160.32 from Navajo County School Superintendent's Office for Indirect Costs received in November 2020.
4.D. Approve the use of Title II Federal Grant Funds to Pay Teacher Dual Enrollment Stipends
4.E. Bid Award for Roof Replacement of Classroom Buildings at Joseph City Jr/Sr High School
Description:  Possible award of Bid Number 21-01 to JBS Construction in the amount of $487,600 to be funded by a building renewal grant from the Arizona School Facilities Board. Invitation for bid and supporting documents may be found at
4.F. Accept Donation from Donor's Choose to Joseph City Boys' Basketball Program.
Description:  Donation of travel bags and water bottles. 
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve employee assignments, approve volunteers and accept employee resignations.
5.A. Possible Approval of a Part-Time Athletic Trainer Position
Description:  The Athletic Trainer will work with teams approximately 3 hours per week under the supervision of the Athletic Director. Proposed pay rate is $20 per hour.
5.B. Employee Assignments, Employee Renewals, Volunteers, Employee Resignations
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve employee assignments and renewals, approve volunteers and accept employee resignations.

Lisa Gayer - Title I Tutor
Teacher Renewals for FY21-22 (see attached list)

Brandon Yazzie - Track
Eric Miller - Softball

Misti Garrison (Coach - 7th Grade Girls Basketball)
Kelsee Hansen (Teacher)
5.C. Personnel Appointments
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of new personnel and changes to positions of current personnel.

Mitchell Farnes - Coach (Head) - Jr High Track
Aaron Johnstun - Coach (Assistant) - Jr High Track
Lance Mosier - Substitute Custodian
Robert Pugh - Coach (Assistant) - HS Track [1 year assignment for FY21]
Gayla Smith - Coach (Head) - HS Track [1 year assignment for FY21]
Julie Strong - Administrative Assistant (Superintendent / Governing Board)
Riley Talbot - Instructional Aide (Ratification due to Superintendent Authorization for her to begin work prior to the Board Meeting)
6.A. Approve Employee Pay for Emergency School Closures
Description:  Payment of classified employee wages in the event of hazardous conditions causing a school cancellation up to two days per year.
Description:  The Governing Board will not vote on Discussion Items and any action taken as a result of this discussion will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or scheduling the matter for a future agenda.
8.A. Requests for Future Agenda Items
Description:  This agenda item is for the Governing Board to have a running record of potential items to be placed on future agendas. There will be no discussion on the substance, merits, or issues relating to the proposed agenda item.
8.B. Upcoming Meetings and Events Calendar
  • Next Regular Board Meeting - March 9, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
  • Possible Study Session regarding the FY 2021-22 budget
Description:  Call to adjourn the meeting

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