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June 8, 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 May 11, 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:  Vote on Consent Agenda. 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 5/6/21 through 6/1/21.
General and Special Funds: #24 $126,369.88; #25 $335,958.79; #26 $66,087.28; #1054 $50,954.20; #1055 $1,720.55; #1056 $959.42; #1057 $88,930.95
Auxiliary Operations Funds: #1059 $1,895.40; #1064 $807.24
Student Activities Fund: #1060 $5,183.44; #1061 $259.92; #1063 $2,217.40; #1065 $470.30
4.B. Student Activities Fund Report
Description:  Revenues, expenditures and charges in the Student Activities Fund Report; period of May 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021.
4.C. Appoint Student Activities Treasurer
Description:  Approve annual appointment of Student Activities Treasurer.
4.D. Authorization to Operate Revolving Funds
Description:  Approval of continuing the operation of the District's revolving accounts for the coming year.
4.E. Resolution to Approve Voucher Ratification
Description:  Approve continuing resolution to approve voucher certification between Governing Board meetings.
4.F. Approve Authorized Bank Account, Purchasing and Contract Signers
Description:  Renew and approve authorized signers for bank accounts, purchasing and contracts on behalf of the District for 2021-22.
4.G. Delegation of Authority to Hire
Description:  Approve the delegation of limited authority to the Superintendent to hire temporary, student, and event workers and other critical staff between Governing Board meetings. Such hires are on an as needed basis to facilitate the continuity of operations. Appointments are conditional upon approval by the board at their next meeting. This action is a continuation of the delegation currently in place.
4.H. Reimbursements for Cell Phone Use
Description:  Approve renewal of cell phone use reimbursements for designated employees who are required to have a cell phone that is available for District business.
4.I. Reimbursements for Vehicle Use
Description:  Approval of vehicle use reimbursements for employees who use personal vehicles for authorized school business.
4.J. Intergovernmental Agreement with Vail Unified School District
Description:  Intergovernmental agreement with Vail Unified School District  to provide access and support for our use of the Beyond Textbook online curriculum, assessments, lessons for teachers and related services.
4.K. Intergovernmental Agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District
Description:  Approve Intergovernmental Agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District allowing for Joseph City USD to use equipment and supplies provided by Queen Creek USD for use in summer football camps offered by our district. 
4.L. Approval Summer Football Camp
Description:  Approve an additional summer 2021 football camp for Mesa Mountain View High School.
4.M. Approve Volleyball Fundraisers
Description:  Includes a summer camp for youth, and a door-to-door pledge amount for serving. 
Attachments: (1)
4.N. Approve Basketball Fundraiser
Description:  Basketball camp to be held June 14-17, 2021.
4.O. Preschool Fee Schedule
Description:  Requesting approval of the preschool fees for the 2022 -2022 school year. 
4.P. Approve Payment of Prior Year Invoice
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve employee assignments, approve volunteers and accept employee resignations.
5.A. Employee Assignments, Employee Renewals, Volunteers, Employee Resignations
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve employee assignments and renewals, approve volunteers and accept employee resignations.

Peter Bushman - Summer Teacher
Kory Castellano - Summer Aide
Brian Colligon - Bus Driver / Custodian (FY21-22)
Daniel Hutchens - Summer Concession Manager  
Theresa Holmes - Summer Teacher
Terry Johnstun - Custodial Supervisor (FY21-22)
Caleb Layden - Seasonal Skilled Worker
Lillian Neal - District Lead Special Education Teacher (Extra Duty)
Selena Nells - Indian Education Program Coordinator
Selena Nells - Wellness and Nutrition Coordinator
Julie Randall - Instructional Specialist (Yearbook)
Julie Randall - NAVIT Coordinator
Hailey Rush - Summer Aide
Ed Sorgen - Concession Coordinator
Judy Young - Seasonal Skilled Worker (Custodial)

Kristen Beatty - Asst Coach (JH Softball)
Dan Bushman - Head Coach (HS Girls Basketball)
Dan Bushman - JV Coach (HS Football)
Taura Dobbs - JV Coach (HS Volleyball)
Jeri Edwards - Head Coach (JH Volleyball)
Mitchell Farnes - Head Coach (JH Track)
Brad Fischer - Head Coach (HS Wrestling)
Brad Fischer - Head Coach (JH Wrestling)
Daniel Hutchens - Head Coach (HS Softball)
Daniel Hutchens - Head Coach (JH Softball)
Aaron Johnstun - Asst Coach (JH Track)
Caleb Layden - JV Coach (HS Baseball)
Caleb Layden - JV Coach (HS Girls Basketball)
Shawn Layden - Head Coach (HS Baseball)
Shawn Layden - Head Coach (HS Football)
Shawn Layden - JV Coach (HS Boys Basketball)
Charlsye Miller - Head Coach (HS Volleyball)
Charlsye Miller - JV Coach (HS Softball)
Eric Miller - Head Coach (HS Boys Basketball)
Kay Rush - Head Coach (HS Track)
Mary Spurlock - Asst Coach (JH Softball)
Tim Westover - JV Coach (HS Wrestling)

Jessi Bushman (HS Volleyball)
Lexi DeWitt (HS Volleyball)
T.C. Fish (JH Softball)
Katie Frost (HS Softball)
Trekell Hammond (HS Girls Basketball)
Reva Haydukavich (HS Cross Country)
Daniel Hutchens (HS Girls Basketball)
Aaron Johnstun (HS Football / HS Boys Basketball)
Latrell Kinlicheenie (HS Football / HS Boys Basketball)
Kinsley Lampsa (HS Volleyball)
Eldon Larsen (HS Football / HS Baseball)
Caleb Layden (HS Football)
Layne Miller (HS Boys Basketball)
Zach Miller (HS Boys Basketball)
Chay Randles (JH Softball)
Amanda Sander (JH Softball)
Ben Spurlock (JH Softball)

Robert Pugh (Teacher)
5.B. Personnel Appointments
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of new personnel and changes to positions of current personnel.

Leslie Brewer - Elementary School Secretary
Sheryl-ann Deiparine - Teacher (Elementary)
Bridger Fields - Seasonal Worker (as needed)
Brooke Frost - Instructional Aide
Peter Miller - Seasonal Worker (as needed)
Abi Smith - Seasonal Worker (as needed)
5.C. Approve Extended Contract for One Additional Hour Per Day for Jess Bushman
Description:  Additional Science class added to the schedule. 
6.A. Proposed FY2021-22 Budget
Description:  Overview of the Joseph City Schools budget will be presented. Proposed budget will be advertised online for public review. A budget hearing will occur on July 13, 2021, to allow th public to comment on the budget.
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Approve Additional Training Time and Hourly Pay Rate for Teachers and Instructional Specialists Outside Their Contract or Work Agreement Duty Schedule
Description:  This will apply to all teachers beginning this summer effective upon board approval.
6.C. Discussion and Possible Approval of Base Pay Rate Adjustments and Salary Schedule Changes for Classified Staff, Substitutes and Extra Duty
6.D. Discussion and Possible Approval of Retention Bonus for All Permanent Employees, or Another Salary Increase, to be Paid in FY 2021-22
6.E. Discussion and Possible Action to Approve Settlement Agreement with Tonnie Pugh
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 and FY21-22 Budget Hearing - July 13, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
Description:  Call to adjourn the meeting

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