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April Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

April 10, 2017

6:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:30 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Thomas Welsh.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes     6          No   0

 

  1. CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings.
    2. Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Warrants.
    3. Receive Keystone Board Meeting Report.
    4. Receive Monthly Vehicle Mileage Sheets.

 

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by John Shipley to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes   6           No   0

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS, AND/OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION.

 

The Board received a thank you note from Jesica Clark.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb was not present.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding choir/band; FCCLA; validation teams; fundraising; the curriculum hub; and testing.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the ALICE training; a K-1 RTU update; the Barnes’ Addition; middle school football practice; the Kansas Tort        Claims Act; the EcoFlex stand-on scrubber; Clerk listserv information;  Parents as Teachers; the FCCLA National Convention; the year-end budget projection and the health insurance profile.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.  The Board reviewed the 2017-18 Bright Smiles contract.   

2.   The Board discussed a possible bus purchase.

3.   The Board discussed the concussion baseline protocol.

4.   The Board discussed the adjustment to the iPad lease agreement that will save the district money.

5.   The Board discussed summer maintenance projects.

6.   The Board discussed the latest proposal for the State’s school finance plan.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the 8th Grade trip to Worlds of Fun.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to approve the resignation of Suzanne Wedemeier as 9-12 Language Arts Teacher.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the complete payment of Suzanne Wedemeier’s remaining 2016-17 teaching                         contract.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Kayla Dillenbeck, Head High School Spirit Coach.                                     Yes      6          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Tami Creek, Assistant High School Spirit Coach.                                         Yes      6          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Haley Adam as an elementary teacher for the 2017-18 school                         year.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                   7.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to hire the following summer custodial/maintenance employees:  Tina Roberts                                  ($11.00/hr.); Patty Bendure ($11.00/hr.); and Natalie Pickerell, Blake Shipley and Julie Craft (all $10.00/hr.).

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                   8.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the total amount owing to EMC of $51,000.95 which is an adjustment of $1,330.95 to last month’s action item to include interest.

                        Yes      6          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 7:36 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel to protect the privacy interests of the identifiable individuals; and to protect the public interest.  The board will reconvene in this room at 8:05 P.M. 

Yes            6           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:05 P.M.

 

XI.      B.O.E. SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

 

1.  None.

 

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:08 P.M.

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