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Unapproved Regular Board Meeting Minutes - April 2017

April 19, 2017

BRUNSWICK R-II SCHOOLS

UNAPPROVED REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 17, 2017

 

 

BOARD PRESIDENT GUNN LED EVERYONE IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

BOARD PRESIDENT GUNN CALLED THE REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE AT 1008 COUNTY RD, BRUNSWICK, MO, 65236, WITH BOARD MEMBERS MANSON, MILLER, SIMS, WHITE, YUNG AND ZEILSTRA PRESENT.  ALSO PRESENT WERE BOARD MEMBER TO BE TYLER BARNETT, SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN, ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL DUNCAN, HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ENGELBRECHT AND BOARD SECRETARY GIGER.

 

SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS:  MOVE A UNDER OLD BUSINESS “ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL”, TO AFTER APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND ADD D UNDER THE FIRST NEW BUSINESS “2017-2018 HEALTH INSURANCE RATES”.  ZEILSTRA SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

THE MEETING MOVED TO THE LIBRARY TO DISCUSS ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL.  THE FOLLOWING WERE SEATED IN THE LIBRARY:  KERRI ZEILSTRA, RHONDA JOHNSON, TONY JOHNSON, TIM RICE, DONNIE MEYER, TIFFANY MEYER, SHAWN MEYER, CHRIS JACKSON, LINDA ODEN, DIANE RICE, KRISTIE JACOBS, KRISTEN BUTTERFIELD, KRYSTAL SCHUCHMANN, AMY HARMON, SARAH BURKS, GOLDIE BROWN, NICOLE BILLUPS AND BEKAH HASTON. 

 

KERRI ZEILSTRA PRESENTED A POWERPOINT THAT GAVE A HISTORY OF ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES NEEDED TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE.  TIM RICE SPOKE ON BEHALF OF THE PARENTS PRESENT AND VOICED THEIR CONCERNS OF ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL FOR 2017-2018.  NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

 

THE MEETING RETURNED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE WITH GUNN, MANSON, MILLER, SIMS, WHITE, YUNG, ZEILSTRA, BARNETT, KOTTMAN, DUNCAN, ENGELBRECHT AND GIGER.

 

THERE WERE NO SPOKESPERSONS TO BE ADDED TO NEXT MONTH’S AGENDA.

 

WHITE MOVED TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT AGENDA:  MINUTES OF THE MARCH 20, 2017 REGULAR AND CLOSED MEETINGS, FINANCIAL REPORT, UTILITY REPORT, AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE AND AVERAGE DAILY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PARTICIPATION, BILLS AND SALARIES EXCLUDING CHECK NUMBERS 31888, 31893, 31944 AND 31955 AND PRINCIPAL REPORTS.  MILLER SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0. 

 

WHITE MOVED TO APPROVE CHECK NUMBER 31888 TO ASBLLC.  MILLER SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1 WITH ZEILSTRA ABSTAINING.  MANSON MOVED TO APPROVE CHECK NUMBER 31893 TO BRUNSWICK DISTRIBUTING.  ZEILSTRA SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1 WITH GUNN ABSTAINING.  ZEILSTRA MOVED TO APPROVE CHECK NUMBER 31955 TO SIMS CUSTOM PRINTING.  WHITE SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1 WITH SIMS ABSTAINING.  SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE CHECK NUMBER 31944 TO KERRI ZEILSTRA.  MANSON SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1 WITH ZEILSTRA ABSTAINING. 

 

DURING PUBLIC COMMENT SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN READ A THANK YOU FROM THE FAMILY OF JUDY FRIESZ.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN PRESENTED A CERTIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018 THAT WOULD ADD $500 TO THE BASE AND 1 VERTICAL STEP TO ALL COLUMNS.  SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE 2017-2018 SALARY SCHEDULE AS PRESENTED AND ALLOW EVERYONE TO MOVE WITHIN THE SALARY SCHEDULE.  WHITE SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN ASKED THAT THE BOARD CONSIDER A 3.47% INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF FOR 2017-2018.  MILLER MOVED TO APPROVE A 3.47% INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF FOR 2017-2018.  YUNG SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN PRESENTED A LIST OF CAREER LADDER CANDIDATES FOR 2017-2018 AND ASKED THAT THE BOARD CONTINUE PAYING CAREER LADDER AT 60% FOR 2017-2018.  YUNG MOVED TO APPROVE CONTINUING TO PAY CAREER LADDER AT 60% FOR 2017-2018.  ZEILSTRA SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN PRESENTED THE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.  MILLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE RATES AS PRESENTED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 AND CONTINUE TO KEEP THE DISTRICT PAID AMOUNT AT $475.00 FOR 2017-2018.  WHITE SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SIMS MOVED TO CERTIFY THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE APRIL 4, 2017 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:  BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES WHO FILED IS EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF POSITIONS TO BE FILLED, KIRK GUNN, KAREN MILLER AND TYLER BARNETT SHALL ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICES AT THE SAME TIME AND THE SAME MANNER AS IF THEY HAD BEEN ELECTED.  MANSON SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN RECOGNIZED OUT-GOING BOARD MEMBER JENNIFER WHITE AND THANKED HER FOR HER OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE BRUNSWICK R-II BOARD OF EDUCATION.

 

WHITE LEFT THE MEETING.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN ADMINISTERED THE BOARD MEMBER OATH OF OFFICE TO TYLER BARNETT, KIRK GUNN AND KAREN MILLER.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN ASKED FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD PRESIDENT.  YUNG MOVED TO NOMINATE KIRK GUNN.  SIMS SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

MILLER MOVED TO NOMINATE REGGIE SIMS AS VICE-PRESIDENT AND CAROL YUNG AS TREASURER AND APPOINT CHARLA GIGER AS SECRETARY AND SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN AS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.  MANSON SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL DUNCAN ASKED THAT THE BOARD APPROVE SUMMER SCHOOL FROM JUNE 5, 2017 TO JUNE 23, 2017.  SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE SUMMER SCHOOL FROM JUNE 5, 2017 TO JUNE 23, 2017.  MANSON SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ENGELBRECHT PRESENTED A LIST OF 19 SENIORS FOR GRADUATION.  SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE LIST OF 19 SENIORS FOR GRADUATION AS PRESENTED PROVIDED THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND THE BRUNSWICK R-II BOARD OF EDUCATION.  BARNETT SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SIMS MOVED TO APPROVE BOARD POLICIES 1210 AND 5550.  MILLER SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

SUPERINTENDENT KOTTMAN PRESENTED A COMPARISON OF PAST GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.  NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. 

 

FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS, SIMS MOVED TO ADJOURN THE MEETING TO CLOSED SESSION WITH CLOSED RECORD AND CLOSED VOTE PURSUANT TO RSMO 610.021(3)(6)(13).  YUNG SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0 BY ROLL CALL VOTE AS FOLLOWS:  BARNETT, AYE; MANSON, AYE; MILLER, AYE; SIMS, AYE; YUNG, AYE; ZEILSTRA, AYE AND GUNN, AYE.

 

THE MEETING RESUMED FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION.

 

SIMS MOVED TO ADJOURN FROM THE MEETING.  YUNG SECONDED THE MOTION.  THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:04 P.M.

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