MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4
GOVERNING BOARD MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM SERVICES CENTER
549 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ
1. Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03.3, discussion for legal advice from District legal counsel concerning designation of persons to accept service of process for the Governing Board.
2. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03.A.5, direction to representatives of the school district regarding Meet and Confer.
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
1. Minutes of a regular meeting held July 14, 2009 - Approved.
2. *Certificated and classified personnel requests
Approved. All personnel requests were approved as presented.
Dr. Michael Cowan, superintendent, announced that the Board had named Cara Steiner as the new principal at Johnson Elementary School and Tracy Yslas as the new Title I director.
3. Consent Agenda (See below).
The consent agenda was approved as presented.
4. Presentation on proposal for city-wide extra-curricular activities.
Dr. Steve Hogen, director of athletics and K-12 physical education, gave a presentation on a proposed program for the district to offer fee-based sports activities for students. The cost would be reasonable and allow all interested students to participate. Funds generated from the program would be used to pay for staff and equipment as well as to provide scholarships for young people who cannot pay the fee.
5. Salaries and benefits for all employee groups for the 2009-10 school year.
The Board approved salary schedules for all employee groups. Salaries will be frozen for all employee groups at the 2008-09 level. The district will continue to pay the health care premiums for all employees who are eligible to receive health insurance benefits.
6. Review of Governing Board calendar.
The Board reviewed calendar items through August 2009, including many back-to-school activities.
(See Agenda Item No. 3)
*a. Warrants District/special fund/auxiliary operations warrants, period of June 30, 2009, through July 24, 2009, as follows:
06/30/09 Payroll $17,281,902.25
06/30/09 Warrants for services and materials $ 1,496,403.43
06/30/09 Warrants for services and materials $ 1,583,097.36
07/16/09 Payroll $ 2,060,002.69
07/17/09 Warrants for services and materials $ 795,309.79
07/24/09 Warrants for services and materials $ 385,113.90
*b. Student Activity Revenues, expenditures, and changes in the Student Activity Funds Report
Funds Report for all schools, period of June 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009.
*c. Override Submission of the Governing Board’s “Pro” Statement to the County
Pro Statement School Superintendent for Mesa Public Schools Override Election on November 3, 2009.
(Passage of the proposed extension of the existing Mesa Public Schools override is not a tax increase, as it merely renews an override commitment that has been in place in our community for fifteen years.)
*d. IGA Intergovernmental Agreement with the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) to establish a formula for the distribution of Carl Perkins Program money to EVIT from the Mesa Unified School District for the 2009-10 EVIT school year.
*e. Board Governing Board resolution authorizing acceptance and waiver of
Resolution service of process.
*f. Grant Request Request from the English Language Acquisition Department to submit a FY 2009-10 Compensatory Instruction Fund grant proposal and, if awarded accept funds (not yet determined) from the Arizona Department of Education.
*g. Access Access Agreement with Nammo Talley, Inc., regarding a groundwater
Agreement monitoring well at Shepherd Junior High School.