General Meeting on March 12, 2019 (Agenda Attached)

1.05

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the agenda

2.01

YEA

Reason:  I approved of consent items 2.02, 2.03, 2.05 - 2.19

2.04

YEA

Reason:  I approve of this policy change.  District staff should not be permitted to take home cars on the tax payer's dime.

2.20

NO

Reason:  This process of appointing a committee member to SHARE was flawed and not transparent.  If the district had applicants last summer, why wait until March to appoint?  If the district decided to wait until March, why not include those applicants between last summer and March 2019?  I will not support the district not being transparent with the community.

5.01

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period.

5.02

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period.

5.03

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period

5.04

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period

5.05

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period

5.06

YEA

Reason:  I approve this policy change moving into the 13 day public comment period

5.08

YEA

Reason:  It is an honor to recognize Command Sergeant Major Lee Albin's service to our country and all of the students in the JROTC program in Washoe County.

5.09

YEA

Reason:  I approve of this incentive to retain quality guest teachers.

5.10

YEA

Reason:  I am excited for the new schools being built in Spanish Springs.  Bohach Elementary School will be a welcome relief to overcrowding in Spanish Springs area Elementary schools.

Board Policy Committee (Agenda Attached)

1.04

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the agenda

2.01

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the minutes from Feb 5

2.02

YEA

Reason:  I approved of this policy to move forward in the three step approval process.  

2.03

YEA

Reason:  I approved of this policy to move forward in the three step approval process

2.04

YEA

Reason:  I approved of this policy to move forward in the three step approval process with the changes I asked for.  I was concerned about the district using law enforcement to question students without parental consent.  The language was cleaned up to specify the nature of an emergency to speak with a student if parents cannot be reached.

2.05

YEA

Reason:  I approve of this policy to move forward in the three step approval process.

2.06

YEA

Reason:  I approve of this policy to move forward in the three step approval process

2.07

YEA

Reason:  I approve of this policy to move forward in the three stop approval process.

Budget Work Session (Feb 26)

1.05

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the agenda

Regular Meeting (Feb 26)

1.05

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the agenda

2.01

YEA

Reason:  I approved of agenda items 2.02 - 2.11.  I had all of my questions answered

3.01

YEA

Reason:  I have not heard concerns from the community.  This policy puts the control into the hands of parents at each school site.  This proposal now moves into the 13 day public comment period

3.02

YEA

Reason:  The Gifted and Talented program is important to our district.  This will be the first policy recognizing its importance.  This proposal now moves into the 13 day public comment period

3.03

YEA

Reason:  Equity is important in any school district.  This proposal now moves into the 13 day public comment period

3.04

YEA

Reason:  I am pleased the district is cleaning up its policy on district owned vehicles.  I am just as pleased to know district administrators will no longer have district vehicles.  This proposal now moves into the 13 day public comment period

3.05

YEA (Amendment)

Reason:  I was concerned this policy did not go far enough to inform parents about third party vendors and who was getting access to student data.  My amendment defines what is a third party vendor and directs parents where to go to see the district's approved list of third party vendors.  This amendment will cause this policy proposal to start over in the approval process

3.06

YEA

Reason:  This policy is needed to update how records are handled.  This proposal now moves into the 13 day public comment period

Debt Management Commission Feb 15, 2019 (Agenda)

5

YEA

Reason:  No issue with the agenda

8

YEA

Reason:  Washoe County has managed it's debt very well.  The county also has a low level of debt compared to what is allowed per state law.  The debt of these bonds will be backed by sewer fees so I have no concerns about the county's ability to pay the debt.  

Board Policy Committee - February 5th (Agenda linked here)

1.04

YEA

Reason:  No issue with the agenda

2.01

YEA

Reason:  I approved of the minutes

2.02

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

2.03

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

2.04

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

2.05

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

2.06

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

2.07

YEA

Reason:  No issue with this policy moving forward.  It must pass the board two more times to be implemented

Washoe County Debt Management Commission (Agenda Attached) Feb 8

5

YEA

Reason:  No issue with the agenda

7

YEA

Reason:  Peter Morris of the Incline Village GID won the tie breaker to serve as the GID representative.  I voted to accept his win.

9

YEA

Reason:  Salazar and Sherman have the proper qualifications to serve on this commission as at-large members

11

YEA

Reason:  No issue with the minutes

13

No Vote

Reason:  Not present for action due to School Trustee commitment

14

No Vote

Reason:  Not present for action due to School Trustee commitment

January 29th Agenda

1.05

YAY

Reason:  I approved of the agenda

2.01

YAY

Reason:  I had my questions answered so I approved of passing agenda items 2.02 - 2.16

5.01

YAY

Reason:  The Kantors had the burden of proof to show the district owed them back pay.  No documentation was provided to prove this to be the case so I believed their appeal should be denied.

5.02

YAY

Reason:  The Textbook Advisory Committee recommended the Board approve their recommendation for new Language Arts curriculum textbooks.  The committee worked for over a year and came up with the best solution.  Input was taken from teachers on the committee.  I trust their professional expertise.

5.04

YAY

Reason:  Arrowcreek Middle School will impact overcrowding at 20 schools once completed.  I am still very concerned about the co-ed bathrooms but there was no scenario where that policy could be addressed in time for this project.  I do not believe holding up the construction of schools is appropriate especially when tax payer money is being collected to build schools.  I understand $73M is a significant amount of money but it was the low bid.  The strong economy, aggressive timeline, and labor shortages are factors that drove costs up.  The Arrowcreek community will benefit greatly from this school once it is completed in July 2020.

January 15, 2019 Agenda

1.06
YAY
Reason:  No issues with the agenda

2.01
YAY
Reason:  Process was open, fair, and transparent

2.02
YAY
Reason:  President Holland did a good job leading the meetings in 2018 so I felt she deserved the opportunity to do the same in 2019

2.03
YAY
Reason:  No issue with Vice President Raymond continuing in the VP role

2.04
YAY
Reason:  With 3 new board members, it was appropriate to have an experienced member such as Trustee Taylor to serve in the Clerk role

3.01
YAY
Reason:  Closed meeting was necessary to hear an appeal involving a personnel matter

3.02
YAY
Reason:  There were trustees that wanted to take more time to review the material, which I had no problem with.

4.01
YAY
Reason:  I had all of my questions answered for consent items 4.02-4.16, 4.18-4.23.  No issue approving these items

4.17
YAY
Reason:  This item was pulled from the consent agenda to get further clarification on the bid process.  This bid was appropriate

5.03
YAY
Reason:  The district has bond payments built into the budget.  Issuing these bonds is more cost effective than repair costs for older vehicles in our bus and police fleets

5.05
YAY
Reason:  After a bidding war, Colliers International was awarded the property with a bid of $3.55M

5.06:  Committee Appointments
Debt Management Commission:  Trustee Caudill
Board of Directors for NASB:  Trustee Kelley
NIAA Board of Control:  Trustee Taylor
Regional Planning Governing Board Liaison:  President Holland
EDAWN Liaison:  President Holland
NASB Executive Committee:  Vice President Raymond
YAY on all votes
Reason:  All were willing to fill the spot given to Trustees