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April Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

April 4, 2018

6:30 P.M.

 

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, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp,                           Susan Grey and Brenda Henson.  Stephanie Steinlicht was present via cell phone at 6:30 P.M. and arrived in the library at 6:47 P.M.

                

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes     7          No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      Seth Cooper spoke regarding high school track.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board discussed school year 2018-1019 staffing.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

     

      1.   Motion by John Shipley seconded by Sharon Sweeney to approve the hiring of Stacie McGuire as an Elementary Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.     

            Yes      7                      No       0

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session beginning at 7:20 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel contracts; pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:40 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:50 P.M.

Yes            7           No      0

 

VII.     RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:50 P.M.

 

VIII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:52 P.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

April 9, 2018

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,  Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Sharon Sweeney.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     6         No   0

 

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

 

None.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

            Betsy Doughramaji spoke regarding group needs and fundraising.  Dianna Welsh and Donny Smith spoke regarding the VoAg/FFA Committee.  VFEA representatives, Cyndee Bergin and Seth Cooper, spoke regarding staffing for 2018-19.   

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb was not present.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding the OVT visit; the Strategic Plan; and Site Council.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding legislative updates and school    funding; an LOB update; and the 2018-19 Athletic Trainer Contract.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   Cary Brosa spoke regarding a Cisco firewall from Two Trees Technology that will match our 200 megabytes of bandwidth in an upgrade this summer.

2.   The Board discussed the Substitute Teacher Handbook.

3.   The Board discussed the District Strategic Plan.

4.   Cyrena Burghart discussed current background check procedures.

5.   The Board discussed moving the May Board Meeting back two days to allow administration and BOE members to attend the Class 2A-1A Regional’s Baseball and Softball Tournaments.

6.   The Board discussed moving the last day of school to Wednesday, May 16th to allow the certified staff an additional ½ day in the morning of May 17th for in-service.

7.   The Board discussed adjusting the 2018-19 school calendar to allow for an additional in-service date in the first week back for teachers and support staff.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   No action was taken with regard to the possible purchase of a Cisco ASA 5525 Firewall from Two Trees Technologies.

                       

                  2.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2017-18 Substitute Teacher Handbook as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve moving the May 14, 2018, Board Meeting to May 16, 2018.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Thomas Welsh to approve the hiring of Patty Bendure at a rate of $11.00/hr.; Tina Roberts at a rate of                            $11.00/hr.; Natalie Pickerell at $11.00/hr.; and Julie Craft at $10.00/hr. for part-time summer custodial staff for 2018.  Heidi Pickerell left the room at 7:38 PM and returned at 7:39 PM.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to adjust the 2018-19 school calendar to allow for an additional in-service                            date the first week back for teachers and support staff.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the movement of the last day of school to Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to                                 allow an additional half-day for the certified staff for in-service.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  7.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Todd Pickerell as the Middle School Head Football Coach.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  8.   No action was taken with regard to the 2018-19 supplemental duties.

                              

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 7:40 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel contracts; negotiations and a student situation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 8:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:15 P.M. 

Yes            6           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:26 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 8:27 P.M.

 


 

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

April 15, 2018

5:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 5:00 P.M. in the library.

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

                             

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes     7          No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.       

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

     

      1.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney seconded by Heidi Pickerell to approve the release of Loren Feldkamp from his Superintendent Contract for 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years effective 6/30/18.     

            Yes      7                      No       0

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 5:03 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 5:15 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 5:20 P.M.  Brenda Henson was asked to stay in the meeting during Executive Session.  Brenda Henson and Loren Feldkamp were asked to leave Executive Session at 5:15 P.M.

Yes            7           No      0

 

VI.     RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 5:24 P.M.

 

VIII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 5:26 P.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

April 18, 2018

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:00 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Susan Grey,                                        and Brenda Henson. 

                  Heidi Pickerell was present via speaker phone at 6:47 P.M. until the meeting concluded.  Stephanie Steinlicht left the meeting at 7:40 P.M. and returned at                               7:42 P.M.

                             

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes     6          No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.       

 

  1.       DISCUSSION

     

      1.   The Board discussed a KASB Superintendent Search with Doug Moeckel.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

None.       

 

VI.     RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           None.

 

VIII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:59 P.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

April 27, 2018

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:00 P.M. in the library.

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

                  Heidi Pickerell and Sharon Sweeney were present via phone at 6:00 P.M.  Sharon left the call at 7:47 P.M.  John Shipley was present via phone at 6:30                   P.M.  Heidi Pickerell and John Shipley left the call at the conclusion of the meeting.

                             

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     6          No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      Seth Cooper spoke regarding the high school track team success.        

 

  1.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 6:02 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 6:20P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 6:38 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:04 P.M.  Brenda Henson was asked to attend the executive session beginning at 6:40 P.M. until conclusion.

Yes            6           No      0

     

V.        RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:04 P.M.

 

VI.      ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:05 P.M.

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