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August Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

August 4, 2018

8:00 A.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 8:00 A.M. in the library.

                  Present:  LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek, Susan Grey and                               Brenda Henson.  Sharon was present via phone and the call ended at 8:26 A.M. 

                  Absent:  John Shipley

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes    6           No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

            None.       

 

Old Business

                                                                              

4.  Information Items-None.

 

5.  Discussion Items-None.

 

6.  ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the Resolution to go to 33% continuous and permanent with the Local Option                                     Budget.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  b.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to rescind Action Item #8 from the July 9, 2018, Minutes and amend the                               Action to approve Susan Grey’s contract wording to be the same as the 2017-18 contract.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                 c.    Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to hire Allison Hayes as an elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                 d.    Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to hire Dillan Soph as an elementary counselor for the 2018-19 school year.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                 e.    Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to accept the resignation of Nancy Feldkamp as an elementary teacher aide.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                 f.     Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to hire Calee Kober as an elementary teacher aide for the 2018-19 school                              year.

                        Yes      6          No       0

   

New Business

 

                7.  Information Items-None.

                8.  Discussion Items

        a.       Doug Moeckel, KASB, discussed the roles and responsibilities of being a board member.

 

9.  ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to publish the Notice of Hearing for USD 338’s 2018-2019 budget as                                                presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

10.      ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 10:12 A.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

August 13, 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, Sharon Sweeney, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Stephanie Steinlicht.  Jody left at 7:22 P.M. and returned at 7:23 P.M.  Heidi left at 8:08 P.M. and returned at 8:10 P.M.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     6          No   0

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

Betsy Doughramaji spoke regarding fundraising.

 

  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.
    5. Susan Grey provided a written report and spoke regarding enrollment.

 

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

Yes     6         No   0

 

Old Business

                                                                  

5.  Information Items

 

a.  The Board received a thank you note from the summer staff.

b.   The Board received health insurance information and cash balance comparisons.  

c.   No report was received for governmental relations.

d.   The Board received good news from the District regarding the Monsanto Grant and the Washburn Tech Pilot Program.

 

6.  Discussion Items

 

a.   The Board discussed norms for meetings.

b.   The Board discussed the different committee operations.

c.   The Board discussed the District mission statement.

d.   The Board discussed the first reading of the fundraising policy.

e.   The Board discussed the first reading update of the Acceptable Use Policy.

 

7.  ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the Classified Handbook for 2018-19 as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  b.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the 2018-19 Athletic Trainer Contract as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  c.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the recommendation of the insurance committee and retain health insurance                                through Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

New Business

 

8.  Information Items

 

9.  Discussion Items

 

a.   The Board discussed the first impressions report of the community.

 

10.  ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve a request for a bus and bus driver by the Valley Falls Historical Society for                            the Historic Barn Tour on September 22, 2018; provided the Society adds the District to their general liability insurance for that day; provided a driver is available that day; and the Society reimburses the District $100.00 for expenses.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  b.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the Keystone Food Vendor Contract and Procurement Plan as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  c.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve to accept the funds for the Monsanto Grant as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  d.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to accept the resignation of Suzanne Stout as Head Softball Coach and the resignation of Brittany Hibbard as Forensics Sponsor.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  e.   Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 8:26 P.M. to discuss possible action with regard to non-elected personnel performance and contracts; discuss the latest proposal for increasing staff pay; and negotiations; pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception and employer-employee negotiations under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 8:45 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 9:00 P.M. 

                        Yes         6          No    0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:03 P.M.

 

                  g.   No action was taken regarding the 2018-19 Negotiated Agreement.

 

                  h.   No action was taken regarding the classified salaries.

           

      11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:05 P.M.

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