December 22, 2021

LIBERTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

December 22, 2021

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CALL TO ORDER:  Board Chair Mark Bullock called the meeting of the Liberty School District Board of Directors to order at 6:05 p.m.  The flag salute was given, and a quorum was declared.  Others present were board members Chad Cornmesser, Chad Denny, Stephanie Stout, and Superintendent Jerrad Jeske. 

 

AGENDA REVIEW:  No changes to the agenda were noted.

 

OATH OF OFFICE:  Stephanie Stout, Chad Cornmesser and Chad Denny gave their Oath of Office, administered by Superintendent Jerrad Jeske.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  Mark Bullock asked for nominations for Board Chair, Vice Chair, WIAA representative and WSSDA representative.  Stephanie Stout nominated Chad Cornmesser as Board Chair, Jeremy Engle as Vice Chair, Stephanie Stout as WIAA representative, and Chad Denny as WSSDA representative.  Chad Denny seconded the motion.

 

Chad Cornmesser assumed the role of Board Chair, and asked for a roll call and the motion passed all in favor.

                     

SALUTE TO LIBERTY

  • Jerrad Jeske reported that the basketball games against Brewster on Saturday were well played, and the tribute Brice Williams Wrestling Invitational was a very successful event.
  • The winter music concert was packed, and everyone sounded great.
  • Leticia Clausen was able to get the first newsletter out since the 19-20 school year.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  The following was a part of Jerrad Jeske’s report:

  • The enrollment is down 6 students.
  • We begin training Justin Flaig as our newest bus driver after the break.
  • Megen Logan has been hired for the K-6 Special Ed Teacher, and will be starting in January.
  • Athletes are now tested 3x per week, vaccinated or un-vaccinated, and Miranda Holling has worked to get more tests coming to beat the shortage.

 

ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR HIGH REPORT:  The following was reported by Jerrad Jeske on behalf of Alex Saywers:

  • On December 16th we held our K-5 Awards Assemblies. We split this assembly up into two separate events for K-2 and 3-5 and held them after lunch in-person. After the assemblies we held our elementary classroom parties and had a great turnout from all of our parent volunteers.
  • On Friday the 17th, our elementary teachers set up a Polar Express event led by Mrs. Roberts, and our 4th and 5th graders helped to bring around hot chocolate to each class. We also held our Junior High ASB activity and Mr. Degenhart set up a Dodgeball tournament at the HS for our junior high students.

 

HIGH SCHOOL REPORT:  The following was reported by Jerrad Jeske on behalf of Aaron Fletcher:

  • The Sadie’s dance was a great success.
  • It was great to see the band concert was a packed house.
  • Finals are set for January 18-21.
  • Senior Projects begin January 24th.

 

LIBERTY ATHLETICS REPORT:  The following were a part of Kyle Dodge’s report:

  • Pixellott System is up and working.
  • The Brice Williams Invitational went great and all 13 teams say they will come back. They were able to present Brice’s dad with a plaque, and we are excited to make it an annual event.
  • Coaches will be doing the COVID testing for the athletes over the break.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:  None.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: Stephanie Stout made a motion to approve the consent agenda as follows:

*Approval of regular board meeting minutes from November 23, 2021

*General Fund Checks #114185-114241 in the amount of $121,801.88

*GF Comp Tax Check #202100007 in the amount of $25.35                                     

*ASB Fund Checks #114242-114248 in the amount of $2,094.61

*Payroll for December 2021 and Checks #114168-114184 in the amount of $567,408.29

*PERSONNEL ACTION:

  • Appointments: Russ Bothman – Custodian, Alex Fuchs – Custodian, Katie Long - Paraeducator

Mark Bullock seconded the motion, and it passed all-in-favor.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  None

 

ACTION ITEMS

Approval of donation of a MIG wire feed welder to the agriculture program, from Wes and Sara Suksdorf, valued at approximately $1,700.00

Mark Bullock made a motion to approve the donation of a MIG wire feed welder, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE REPORTS: None

 

ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA:  Wednesday January 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM:  None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 6:30 p.m. Chad Cornmesser announced the board would enter into executive session as allowed by RCW 42.30.110 (g) for 25 minutes.

 

The board exited the executive session at 6:55 p.m. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:56 p.m.