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August 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. OPENING ITEMS
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 July 13, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
1.G. Approve Minutes of the July 27, 2021 Special Board Meeting
2. CALL TO THE PUBLIC
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.
3. POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION (*)
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.
4. CONSENT AGENDA
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 7/7/2021 through 8/3/2021.
General and Special Funds: #2 $40,454.03; #3 $59,026.06; #31 $13,780.38 (encumbered); #1001 $4,508.34; #1002 $18,627.76; #1003 $29,310.45; #1004 $59,643.61; #1005 $27,084.30; #1063 $36,642.94 (encumbered); #1064 $164,588.96 (encumbered); #1065 $28,890.36 (encumbered)
Auxiliary Operations Funds: #1001 #300.00; #1002 $2,455.16; #1004 $3,741.97; #1005 $2,458.47
Student Activities Fund: #1074 $500.95 (encumbered)
4.B. Student Activities Fund Report
Description:  Revenues, expenditures and charges in the Student Activities Fund Report; period of July 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.
4.C. Approve Payment of Prior Year Invoice
Description:  Invoice in the amount of $3,952.05 payble to GH2 Architects
4.D. Approve FY21-22 Qualified Evaluators for Certified Staff
4.E. Approve Intergovernmental Agreement with Navajo County Community College District
Description:  The purpose if this agreement is to provide dual enrollment courses for Joseph City High School students with Northland Pioneer college.
4.F. Accept Donation from School Connect, Inc.
Description:  140 laptop computers donated to Joseph City Schools
4.G. Accept Donation from Harbor Freight Tools
Description:  $200 donation for Joseph City Schools woods and construction programs; Jim Stradling applicant for 2021 Prize for Teaching Excellence 
4.H. Approve Cheerleading Fundraiser 
Description:  Sale of business ads to go in the Football programs to fund shirts and warm weather gear
4.I. Approve contract award for Jr/Sr High School roof replacement to JBS Roofing
 
Description:  Project is funded by the Arizona School Facilities Board
Attachments: (1)
4.J. Approval of Early Entry of a Student into Kindergarten
4.K. Approve Award of Arizona School Facilities Board Building Renewal Grant
Description:  Joseph City Elementary Main Campus Roof Patch Repairs for $5,247
5. PERSONNEL REQUESTS (*)
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.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Kristin Beatty - Teacher Mentor
Laurie Bowler - Teacher Mentor
Laurie Bowler - Class Sponsor (Class of 2028)
Jess Bushman - Class Sponsor (Class of 2023)
Darolyn Dewitt - Tutor
Darolyn Dewitt - Teacher Mentor
Jeri Edwards - Class Sponsor (Class of 2023)
Mitchell Farnes - Class Sponsor (Class of 2025)
Brad Fischer - Class Sponsor (Class of 2022)
Dustin Fish - Class Sponsor (Class of 2026)
Andy Foree - Class Sponsor (Class of 2024)
Lisa Gayer - Instructional Specialist (Elementary Music)
Roland Hancock - Class Sponsor (Class of 2024)
Ruth Hansen - Teacher Mentor
Aaron Johnstun - Class Sponsor (Class of 2027)
Caleb Layden - Class Sponsor (Class of 2025)
Shawn Layden - Class Sponsor (Class of 2028
Lillian Neal - HS Student Council Advisor
Adam Neat - Class Sponsor (Class of 2022)
Kay Rush - JH Student Council Advisor
Kay Rush - Class Sponsor (Class of 2024)
Amanda Sander - Teacher Mentor
April Sartain - Teacher Mentor
Mike Sterkowitz - Class Sponsor (Class of 2026)
Jim Stradling - Class Sponsor (Class of 2025)
Jean Varney - Class Sponsor (Class of 2022)
Anthony Whetten - Class Sponsor (Class of 2027)

RENEWALS:
Alyssa Buckley - Event Worker
Brooke Frost - Event Worker
Lisa Gayer - Event Worker
Dana Johnstun - Event Worker 
Sam Johnstun - Event Worker
Gayla Smith - Event Worker
Jim Smith - Event Worker 

VOLUNTEERS:
Jessica Baldwin - Preschool, Library, Cafeteria 
Jorge Sander - Softball

RESIGNATIONS:
Taura Dobbs - Coach (JV Volleyball)
5.B. Personnel Appointments
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of new personnel and changes to positions of current personnel.

Sarah Hayes - Instructional Aide (Special Education)
Talaina Kor - Substitute Teacher
Kelly Metzger - Substitute Teacher
Megan Powers - JV Volleyball Coach 
Sharon Spurlock - Substitute Teacher 
Reanna Walton - Substitute Teacher
6. ACTION ITEMS
6.A. Discussion and Possible Approval of Retention Bonus for All Permanent Employees
6.B. Discussion and Possible Action to Approve Changes to Superintendent's Regulation JJE-R Student Fund-Raising Activities
6.C. Approval of Changing the Band/Choral Director Placement on the Extra Duty 1 Pay Schedule 
Description:  Recommendation to lower the placement and pay on the salary schedule since this responsibility is now shared by two employees
7. DISCUSSION ITEMS
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.
7.A. Discussion of Tuition Assistance Benefit for Staff
7.B. Discussion and Planning for Use of ESSER Grants (COVID Relief) and Other Funds
7.C. First Reading of Policy Advisory 680-711
Attachments: (1)
8. INFORMATION ITEMS
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
Description: 
  • Next Regular Board Meeting - September 14, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
  • Possible Study Session regarding the use of ESSER (COVID relief) funds and other financial planning issues
9. ADJOURNMENT
Description:  Call to adjourn the meeting
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