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									                      DEER TRAIL SCHOOL DISTRICT 26J
                            BOARD OF EDUCATION
                   Regular Meeting – Monday, September 28, 2009

          The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by
          President Sanford Bell at 7:00 p.m. Board member Dave Fischer as absent, all
          other board members were present. The following people were also in
          attendance: Superintendent Brad Caldwell, Principal Jeff Bollinger, Business
          Manager Janelle Turecek, Straun Conway, Linda Conway, Terri Plumley, Julie
          Ross, Kathy Smiley, Larry Bell, Gale Bell, Bev Lowell, Jessica Klarin, Rachel
          Mergl, Hayley Whitehead, Stephanie Killingeck, Chloe Killingebeck, Kendra
          Boyd, Dylan Boyd, Devyn Plumley, Tammy Bollinger, Morgan Lowell, Brandon
          Nichols, Linda Mergl, Regan Hahn, Lisa Eldringhoff, Alan Pisel, and Donna
          Pisel.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to approve the agenda with the two changes and adding 9:6:1
          Executive Session after public comments. The motion was seconded by Sandra
          Turecek. Bell, aye; Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent; Owens, aye; and Turecek,
          aye. Motion carried, 7:05 p.m.

MOTION:   Sandra Turecek moved to approve the August 24, 2009 board minutes. Patti
          Owens seconded the motion. Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent; Owens, aye;
          Turecek, aye; and Bell, aye. Motion carried, 7:06 p.m.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to approve the Monthly & Financial Bills and Reports.
          Randy Eldringhoff seconded the motion. Owens, aye; Turecek, aye; Bell, aye;
          Eldringhoff, aye; Dave Fischer, absent. Motion carried, 7:07 p.m.

          Public Comments - Terri Plumley was present concerning the 8th Hour Study
          Hall. Her concern was that the study hall was run like a detention and she felt it
          was a punishment for the kids not in sports. She had spoken with Superintendent
          Caldwell regarding her concerns and it got worse. Several members of the
          audience also agreed on the status of the study hall. Other concerns voiced were
          the inconsistent address of the Dress Code, considering making the passing
          periods longer than 3 minutes, and using college classes as a threat to students.
          Larry Bell also questioned the carpet bid this summer.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to go into Executive Session for discussion of individual
          students where public disclosure would adversely affect the person or persons
          involved under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(h), with Superintendent Caldwell,
          Principal Bollinger, Linda Conway and Straun Conway. Sandra Turecek
          seconded the motion. Turecek, aye; Bell, aye; Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent;
          and Owens, aye. Motion carried, 7:31 p.m.

          Executive Session ended at 8:06 p.m.

          Hayley Whitehead gave an Accountability report. It was decided that the extra
          metal school sign that is currently stored in the bus barn could be placed near the
          entrance of the baseball field gate. School magnets will be passed out at
          Parent/Teacher Conferences. One goal of the Accountability Committee would
          be to get more people involved in the meetings.
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          Superintendent Caldwell reported that the District was approved for 60% the
          Swimming Pool Grant. He determined that the District would need an additional
          grant to afford the proposed project. Until more information is available the
          project is on hold.

          Superintendent Caldwell and Principal Bollinger reported that due to the projected
          enrollment it would not be feasible to have an 8-Man Football schedule for the
          following year.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to continue with the 6-Man Football program. Randy
          Eldringhoff seconded the motion. Bell, aye; Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent;
          Owens, aye; and Turecek, aye. Motion carried, 8:20 p.m.

          No action was taken on item 9:9:1, Amend Jenni Christensen Teacher Contract.

          Superintendent Caldwell presented quotes for leasing copiers/printers/scanners
          and service contracts for placing those machines in three locations for the staff to
          use. Quotes from three companies were received. The lease is up December 1st,
          with All Copy Products. The Board would like an estimate on what the cost
          would be to remodel the areas for the new equipment.

          Superintendent Caldwell reported that at this time there was not a Middle School
          Basketball Coach. An ad was placed in the local papers for two weeks to see if
          there is any interest outside of the school. A person will be named at the October
          meeting.

          The thought of School Uniforms was brought up for discussion. It was suggested
          that maybe just shirts would be looked at for now.

          The Board decided that out of respect to parents and to be pro-active that the
          school should inform parents of matters concerning the Controversial Issues
          Policy. It was decided to notify parents of matters of related issues.

          Principal Bollinger gave a report on the upcoming Homecoming plans. There
          will be a Parade this year followed by a BBQ and the Bonfire activities. A
          Student of Month will be implemented next week for September in the
          Elementary, Middle School and High School.

          Superintendent Caldwell reported on the Bennett Constitutional display and the
          Jefferson impersonator. He figure out where and how much money he would
          need to put into the glass displays. He felt the students the students enjoyed the
          snacks. His thought was to serve less at lunch and put in a snack for the students.
          The average cost is an additional $200 per week. He discussed the success of the
          Healthy Snack Program that he implemented. He reported that to fix two
          teacherages bathrooms he received a quote of $562 per bathroom.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to go ahead and proceed with the bathroom repairs. Randy
          Eldringhoff seconded the motion. Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent; Owens, aye;
          Turecek, aye; and Bell, aye. Motion carried, 9:20 p.m.

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          Superintendent Caldwell would like to introduce Academic Awards to students
          and parents at the board meetings. He would like this to be an ongoing practice
          and recognize the students who are successful in school. He will invite parents to
          attend with their high achieving student.

          Patti Owens asked if consideration could be made to take any students to the
          CASB Conference in Colorado Springs in December. She would like the school
          to send students to attend the Student Strand. She suggested that Student Council
          come up with a process to select students to attend, maybe two boys and two girls,
          along with a sponsor.

          Superintendent Caldwell reminded everyone that the CASB Conference does
          conflict with the Eagle Classic once again this year. A meet the Candidates Night
          would be scheduled for those persons running for school board.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to go into Executive Session for the discussion of a personnel
          matter under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(f) and not involving any specific
          employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session; any
          member of this body or any elected official; the appointment of any person to fill
          an office of this body or of an elected official; or personnel policies that do not
          require the discussion of matters personal to particular employees. The motion
          was seconded by Sandra Turecek. Owens, aye; Turecek, aye; Bell, aye;
          Eldringhoff, aye; and Fischer, absent.

          Executive Session ended at 11:00 p.m.

MOTION:   Sandra Turecek moved to place Jeff Bollinger on administrative leave with pay
          for the remainder of his contract to be effective immediately. Randy Eldringhoff
          seconded the motion. Turecek, aye; Bell, aye; Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent;
          and Owens, aye. Motion carried, 11:01 p.m.

MOTION:   Patti Owens moved to schedule a special Board meeting for Wednesday,
          September 30, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. Randy Eldringhoff seconded the motion. Bell,
          aye; Eldringhoff, aye; Fischer, absent; Owens, aye; and Turecek, aye. Motion
          carried, 11:02 p.m.



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                         Secretary:



                                                                 (as recorded by SK on 9/29/2009)




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