June 28, 2023

LIBERTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

June 28, 2023

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: Board Jeremy Engle called the meeting of the Liberty School District Board of Directors to order at 7:00 p.m.  The flag salute was given, and a quorum was declared.  Others present were board members Mark Bullock, Stephanie Stout, Chad Cornmesser and Superintendent Jerrad Jeske.  Chad Denny joined the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

 

AGENDA REVIEW: No changes were noted.

 

SALUTE TO LIBERTY:

  • Jerrad Jeske thanked Kaci Tee for her 10 years of service to Liberty.
  • He also wished to acknowledge the Boosters various works to support the Liberty schools.
  • Jerrad Jeske congratulated the class of 2023, and noted the record $2.4 million in scholarships awarded to this year’s class.  He hopes to see these graduates one day return to continue to be a part of the Liberty community one day. 
  • Chad Cornmesser thanked the Service Club for their contributions to the scholarship program.

 

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

  • Graduation went well.  Thank you to Mr. Fletcher for his work to make sure the ceremony ran smoothly.
  • The 8th Grade Graduation also ran well thanks to Mr. Saywers.
  • Thank you to the Board for hosting the staff for an end of year BBQ.  The staff greatly appreciated it.
  • With Kaci Tee’s departure, Braden Davis has been hired as the new PE Teacher.  This now leaves an opening for the LAP position.
  • Maintenance:
  • We are half way through the EJH controller upgrades.  This will help with the cooling tower, and make us more efficient. 
  • Control panel for the WWTP arrived this week, and will be installed July 11th.
  • Well pump is keeping up, and this is a good sign going forward.
  • Summer projects on the horizon include: gym floor refinishing for all gyms, installation of two heat pumps in the EJH, and a sound system replacement in the EJH gym.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: None.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the consent agenda as follows:

*Approval of regular board meeting minutes from May 24th, 2023

*Approval of special board meeting minutes from June 9th, 2023

*General Fund Check #115770 in the amount of $755.50

*General Fund Checks #115792-115873 in the amount of $198,429.42

*General Fund Comp Tax Check #202200027 in the amount of $19.17

*Capital Projects Fund Checks #115974-115877 in the amount of $65,259.76

*ASB Fund Checks #115878-115881 in the amount of $2,031.85

*Payroll for June 2023 and Checks #115878-115881 in the amount of $629,771.46

*Void Check #115584 and Reissue #115771 in the amount of $52.72

*Personnel Action:

  • Resignations: Larry Hardie – Senior Project Coordinator, Kaci Tee – Physical Education Teacher, Rob Bergland – Bus Driver
  • Appointments: Haley Marsh – Kindergarten Teacher, Jennifer Mckenna – Senior Project Coordinator, Kaitlin Krouse – Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, Bailey Weidmer – HS Secretary

 

Stephanie Stout seconded the motion, and it passed all-in-favor.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

    1. Review Budget Hearing date & time, July 27th at 6:30 PM

 

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Approval of overnight athletic events for 2023-24: State Cross Country – Tri-Cities, November 3rd to 4th, State Volleyball – Yakima, November 7th to 8th, State Wrestling – Tacoma, 15th to 18th

Stephanie Stout made a motion to approve the overnight athletic events for 2023-24: State Cross Country – Tri-Cities, November 3rd to 4th, State Volleyball – Yakima, November 7th to 8th, State Wrestling – Tacoma, 15th to 18th, Chad Cornmesser seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Review and approve 2023-2024 board meeting dates

Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the 2023-2024 board meeting dates, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.  

  1. Approval of 2023-24 EJH Handbook

After discussion, Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the 2023-24 EJH Handbook, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of 2023-24 HS Handbook

Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the 2023-24 HS Handbook, Mark Bullock seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval to increase the Junior High ASB Fee from $20 to $30

After discussion, Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve to increase the Junior High ASB Fee from $20 to $30, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval to surplus a meat slicer and a bread slicer

Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve to surplus a meat slicer and a bread slicer, Mark Bullock seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of meal price increases

Mark Bullock made a motion to approve of meal price increases, Chad Cornmesser seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of superintendent contract

Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the superintendent contract, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of Bridges math curriculum K-5th

Stephanie Stout made a motion to approve the Bridges math curriculum K-5th, Mark Bullock seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.  

  1. Approval of Illustrative math curriculum 6th-8th

Stephanie Stout made a motion to approve the Illustrative math curriculum 6th-8th, Chad Cornmesser seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of Glencoe health curriculum 6th-8th

After Discussion, Chad Cornmesser made a motion to approve the Glencoe health curriculum 6th-8th, Stephanie Stout seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Approval of Glencoe health curriculum 9th-12th

Stephanie Stout made a motion to approve the Glencoe health curriculum 9th-12th, Chad Denny seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA:  Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 7:00 PM

  1. Budget Hearing

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 7:25 p.m. Jeremy Engle announced the board would enter into executive session to discuss personnel as allowed by RCW 42.30.110 (g) for 30 minutes.

 

The board exited the executive session at 7:53 p.m. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes not approved until signed at the next regular board meeting July 26, 2023.