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January 8, 2019 Board Minutes

Arapahoe-Holbrook Public School

Board of Education – Special Meeting

Conference Room

January 8th, 2019 7:00 pm

 

Vice President Rodney Whipple called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 

Vice President Whipple announced that the Arapahoe-Holbrook Board of Education follows the rules of the Open Meetings Act which is posted. 

 

The following members were present: Chad Carpenter, Rodney Whipple, Brad Schutz, and Lisa Anderson.

 

The following member(s) were absent: Dan Warner and Dennis Roskop.

 

Also present was Dr. George Griffith, Superintendent and Cassie Hilker, Board Secretary.  No visitors were present.

 

A motion was made by Carpenter and seconded by Anderson to excuse the absences of Warner and Roskop.  AYES: Carpenter, Whipple, Schutz, and Anderson.  Motion carried 4-0.  Whipple stated that Warner is at the Denver Stock Show.

 

A motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Carpenter to approve the agenda as presented.  AYES: Whipple, Schutz, Anderson, and Carpenter.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

A motion was made by Whipple and seconded by Schutz to enter into executive session at 7:03 pm for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if the individual has not requested a public meeting..  AYES: Schutz, Anderson, Carpenter, and Whipple.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

A motion was made by Carpenter and seconded by Schutz to exit executive session at 8:02 pm.

 

The board discussed establishing some questions to ask the principal interviewee’s.  Anderson asked if they needed to have another Administrative Committee Meeting to establish the questions.  Whipple stated that they have selected candidates to interview for the PK-12 Principal position.  Griffith stated that staff will also have to come up with questions.  He stated that the list of questions provided at the last board meeting are ones he would ask.  Schutz stated that the list of questions Griffith provided are probably politically correct questions.  Griffith agreed.  Whipple asked if Griffith would email that list of questions to the board and they can get back to him with 2-3 questions.  Then Whipple and Anderson can look at the responses from the board members and then finalize the list.  Whipple agreed.  Griffith stated that the same questions have to be asked to all of the candidates.  He also stated that the interview portion with the Student Council will be more informal.  Each principal candidate will present themselves to the Student Council.  Schutz asked how to ask questions about leadership style and how they would mentor staff.  Griffith stated that the questions Schutz has marked on the question sheet would lead into that.  Whipple asked how they would handle explaining the requirement of moving into the District.  Griffith stated that he will figure out a way when he calls the candidates.  Schutz stated that Griffith may also want to mention that it is a bit difficult to find housing here. 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

None.

 

Anderson asked about having an Administrative Committee Meeting to finalize the interview questions.  Griffith suggested finalizing the list via email with the committee and himself.  Whipple stated that he is comfortable with sending the list of questions to all board members to get everyone’s input and then finalize the list.  Schutz stated that then the whole board could see the finalized list of questions prior to the interviews.  Griffith agreed.

 

Principal Interview w/ Board, Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Finance Committee Meeting, Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Anti-Bullying Policy Review Hearing, Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 6:45 pm in the Conference Room.

Regular Board Meeting, Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Principal Interview w/ Board, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:15 am in the Conference Room.

Principal Interview w/ Board, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Special Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 8:00 pm in the Conference Room.

 

A motion was made by Carpenter and seconded by Schutz to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 pm.

 

 

 

 

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Respectfully submitted,

Cassie Hilker, Board Secretary