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September 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. PUBLIC HEARING
Description:  Individuals may comment on the draft plan to modify the instructional days to allow for remote and assignment-based learning for students. This hearing is an opportunity for the public to comment on the plan prior to adoption by the Governing Board and submission to the Arizona Department of Education.

A copy of the draft Instructional Time Model may be viewed at the Joseph City School District Office and online at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/894 in Item 7.A. of this agenda.
2. OPENING ITEMS
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Roll Call
2.C. Pledge of Allegiance
2.D. Invocation
2.E. Adoption of Agenda
2.F. Approve Minutes of the August 10, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
2.G. Superintendent's Report
Description:  Updates and Current Events 
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
5.A. Approve Expense Vouchers
Description:  Action to ratify district vouchers for the period 8/4/21 through 9/7/21.
General and Special Funds: #1066 $13,151.94 (encumbered); #1067 $9,532.03 (encumbered); #4 $141,486.35; #5 $1,503.17; #6 $135,566.14; #1006 $202,771.25; #1007 $1,552.17; #1008 $42,734.68; #1009 $82,996.63; #1010 $60,408.61; #1011 $2,112.15; #2012 $37,398.29
Auxiliary Operations Funds: #1075 $308.55 (encumbered); #1076 $1,349.75 (encumbered); #1008 $12,960.00: #1010 $682.95; #1011 $5,651.95; #1014 $1,267.38; #1015 $25,180.00
Student Activities Fund: #1009 $1,987.65; #1012 $429.42 #1013 $1,343.59
5.B. Student Activities Fund Report
Description:  Revenues, expenditures and charges in the Student Activities Fund Report; period of 8/1/21 through 8/31/21.
5.C. Approve Arizona School Facilities Board Building Renewal Grant for Elementary School Roof Repair and Replacement
Description:  Building Renewal Grant in the amount of $1,068,585.10 for Joseph City Elementary main classroom building roof
5.D. Approve Arizona School Facilities Board Building Renewal Grant for Temporary Elementary School Roof Repairs. 
Description:  Amount of the grant is $5,247.00
5.E. Disposal of Surplus Property
Description:  Approve the disposal of unused surplus furniture, equipment,books, vehicles and other items in compliance with Arizona statutes and administrative code via our online auction web service.
5.F. Approval of Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Care Stabilization Grant
5.G. Approval of APS $500 Classroom Grant to Michael Gayer
Description:  Mr. Gayer applied for and received this grant from APS to be used for his classroom. 
6. PERSONNEL REQUESTS (*)
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve employee assignments, approve volunteers and accept employee resignations.
6.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:
Laurie Bowler - Tutor
Peter Bushman - Elementary Soccer Coach
Andy Foree - Drama Coach (School Musical)
Andy Foree - Project Coordinator II (Joseph City Arts - Funded by donations and event ticket sales)
Roland Hancock - Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Sponsor/Concession Manager
Ruth Hansen - Elementary Soccer Coach
Cara Hutchens - Hospitality Coordinator for the HS Volleyball Tournament
Gerard Krebs - Assistant JH Wrestling Coach
Adam Neat - Tutor
Nicole Neat - Elementary Soccer Coach
Gayla Smith - Assistant Track Coach

VOLUNTEERS:
Charlotte Baker
Neleigha Hutchens
Qeturah McIntyre
6.B. Personnel Appointments
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of new personnel and changes to positions of current personnel.

Drew Colligon - Substitute Teacher
Aaron Dalton - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Neleigha Hutches - Event Worker
Trina Larsen - Elementary Soccer Coach 
Zoe McLaws - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Arami Miller - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Jasmine Nells - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Amelia Rascon - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Tyson Smith - Maintenance Tech / Mechanic (ratification)
Ed Sorgen - Concession Stand Coordinator 
Jeffrey Strong - Skilled Seasonal Worker (Technology)
Austin Westover - Student Worker (Concession Stand)
Autum Van Hemert - Substitute Teacher
7. ACTION ITEMS
7.A. Approve Teacher Performance Pay Plan and Classroom Site Fund Allocation 
7.B. Discussion and Possible Approval of Tuition Assistance Benefit for Staff
Attachments: (1)
7.C. Discussion and Possible Approval of Adjustments to Extra Duty 2 Pay Schedule and Pay for Soccer Camp Workers.
Description:  Add FBLA Sponsor/Concession Manager, Concession Coordinator. Increase Volleyball Line Judge pay.  Soccer Coach/Coordinator pay amount funded by the Governor's Youth, Faith and Family Grant.
7.D. Approve Superintendent's Performance Payment
Description:  This is approved, or not approved, twice each year by law. 
7.E. Second Reading, Discussion and Possible Approval of Governing Board Policies, Regulations and Exhibits
Description:  BDF, BEDD, BEDH, BIB, BIB-R, DIE, DJ, EEAEA, GBGB-R, GCB, GCF, GCH, GDB, GDF, IC, IHA, IHA-E, IHAMB, IHAMB-R, IHAMD, IJ, IJJ, IKE-RB, IMB, JFAA, JFAA-EA, JFAA-EB, JFAB, JFAB-EA, JFAB-EB, JFB, JICA-RB, JK, JKD, JKE, JLCB, JLCB-R, JLCB-E, JLF, KB, KI-RB
Attachments: (1)
8. 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.
8.A. Discussion on the Joseph City Unified Instructional Time Model for the 2021 -2022 School Year
Description:  This is a draft plan to modify the instructional days in the event that the District would decide to do so without being out of compliance and the penalty of losing funding as long as we are within the limits set forth by the State Board of Education.  
9. INFORMATION ITEMS
9.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.
9.B. Upcoming Meetings and Events Calendar
Description: 
  • Next Regular Board Meeting - October 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Possible Study Session to consider future budget and ESSER allocation plans
10. ADJOURNMENT
Description:  Call to adjourn the meeting
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