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October 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

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. This is the second Public Hearing held for this purpose.

An instructional time model (ITM) that includes assignment-based learning will only be implemented should the need arise in the future. A copy of the draft ITM may be viewed at the Joseph City School District Office and online at Later in this meeting, the Governing Board will discuss and possibly approve an Instructional Time Model for Joseph City Schools.
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 September 14, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Attachments: (1)
2.G. Superintendent's Report
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.
5.A. Approve Expense Vouchers
Description:  Action to ratify district vouchers for the period 9/8/21 through 10/5/21.
General and Special Funds: #7 $142,704.92; #8 $77,487.05; #9 $146,442.83; #1013 #1,908.70; #1014 $110,352.63; #1015 $37,085.79; #1016 $2,088.48; #1017 $63,211.71; #1018 $81,235.95
Auxiliary Operations Funds: #1016 $168.05; #1020 $524.83; #1022 $2,179.57
Student Activities Fund: #1017 $386.34; #1018 $577.12; #1019 $713.07; #1023 $1,071.57
5.B. Student Activities Fund Report
Description:  Revenues, expenditures and charges in the Student Activities Fund Report; period of September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 and July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
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.

Jody Balda - Off-Season Pool Maintenance

Brenda Bryant - Elementary Red Ribbon Coordinator (funded by Youth, Faith & Family Grant)
Peter Bushman - Science Fair Coordinator
Jeri Edwards - Substitute JV Volleyball Coach (duties and pay shared with Daniel Hutchens)
Daniel Hutchens - Substitute JV Volleyball Coach (duties and pay shared with Jeri Edwards)
Daniel Hutchens - Athletic Director / Assistant Administrator (transition from JCUSD employee to ESI contractor effective November 12, 2021)
Darrel Mosier - Elementary Principal (transition from ESI contractor to JCUSD employee, effective October 18, 2021)
Julie Randall - Jr/Sr High Red Ribbon Coordinator (funded by Youth, Faith & Family Grant)
6.B. Personnel Appointments
Description:  Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of new personnel and changes to positions of current personnel.

Bennett Beatty - Student Concession Worker
Aidan Berge - Student Concession Worker
Bryce Bushman - Auditorium Tech
Jeri Edwards - Event Worker
Katie Frost - Event Worker
Cara Hutchens - Event Worker
Arami Miller - Event Worker
Peter Miller - Student Concession Worker
Samuel Neat - Student Concession Worker
Jennifer Oldham - Event Worker
Anthony Warner - Student Concession Worker
7.A. Discussion and Possible Approval of the Joseph City Unified School District Instructional Time Model for the 2021-2022 School Year
Description:  This is a plan to allow the school district to modify the instructional days, if needed, and remain legally compliant with no reductions in funding provided we are within the limits set forth by the State Board of Education.
7.B. Adjust Pay Schedules to Comply with New Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2022
Description:  The minimum wage will increase from $12.15 per hour to $12.80 per hour requiring adjustments to the Support Staff and Sustitute Pay Schedules.
7.C. Approval of Guidance Counselor Performance Pay Plan
7.D. Approve the Joseph City Schools Annual Financial Report for 2020-21
Attachments: (1)
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. Report and Public Comment on the Use of Maintenance and Operations Override Monies for 2020-21
Description:  The school district is required by statute to report annually in a public meeting on the use of Maintenance and Operations override monies and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment.
8.B. Policy Advisory - First Reading Policies GCH, IMB, JLCB and Regulations GBGB-R, JLCB-R
Attachments: (1)
9.A. Joseph City Schools Audit and Compliance Reports for 2019-20
9.B. 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.C. Upcoming Meetings and Events Calendar
  • Board Study Session - November 3, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
  • Next Regular Board Meeting - November 9, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
Description:  Call to adjourn the meeting

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