1. Approved write-off of non-sufficient funds (NSF) checks - November and December, 2003, as presented by staff. (Copy of NSF Check List can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
2. Approved of a one-time variance in retiree health insurance premiums and established the rates below for retiree coverage.:
This one-time temporary action would save retirees approximately $155,000.00 over a twelve month period.
1-7. Approved Human Resources List and Addendum, copies of which can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.
8 Approved the report of teachers who are out-of-field in their subject areas. (Copy of List can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
9. Approved the report of teachers who are out-of-field in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). (Copy of List can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
A listing of Leaves was presented to the Board for its information.
1. Virgil Mills - expressed appreciation to the School Board for the great privilege of having had a school named in his honor.
2. Patricia Zarzycki (Substitute Teacher) - discussed a personnel situation whereby she was terminated as a substitute teacher.
3. Donna Williams (Kingsfield Lakes resident) - spoke in opposition to any plan that would redistrict Kingsfield and Kingsfield Lakes subdivisions from Blackburn Elementary School to Virgil Mills Elementary School.
4. Michele Blethen (Kingsfield Lakes resident) - asked that the district take into consideration the number of elementary students in her residential area. She said there is a possibility that her daughter stands to be redistricted three times while in elementary school, while living in the same home.
5. Jennifer Stickler (Kingsfield Lakes resident) - urged the board to reconsider any elementary redistricting plan that would rezone children twice (first from Blackburn Elementary to Virgil Mills Elementary School, only to be faced with an overcrowded school within the first year, which may force an additional redistricting initiative).
6. Hans Sczyrba - expressed concern to rezoning children from one overcrowded school (Blackburn Elementary School) to what would become an overcrowded school within the first year (Virgil Mills Elementary School). He suggested the Board reevaluate the Virgil Mills Elementary School boundaries.
Chairman Simmons requested that Superintendent Dearing evaluate the redistricting situation to see if an adjustment can be made with regard to the Kingsfield students.
Mrs. Harvey requested that staff also evaluate the use of Canal Road, rather than the railroad track, as a boundary consideration.
Dr. Dearing suggested that school district staff work with one or two representatives from Blackburn Elementary School regarding this issue. He also assured Mrs. Harvey that staff would look into her request.
Mr. Kinnan said he was troubled that there is a perception that elementary students may be rezoned three times. He sought assurances that this situation would be evaluated.
Mr. Brunner emphasized the importance of sending the message for any child in a "transition zone" to file a School Choice application for the school the parent would like the child to attend as a backup.
Mrs. Harvey pointed out that since 1990, there has been a procedure to refrain from rezoning elementary children more than once.