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August Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

August 30, 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:  LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney,  Loren Feldkamp, Brenda Henson, and Susan Grey. 

                  Absent: Heidi Pickerell, John Shipley and Stephanie Steinlicht.

      II.        BUDGET HEARING

III.      ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes     4          No   0

IV.       COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

      None.

V.        DISCUSSION ITEMS

            None.

VI.       ACTION ITEMS

                  1.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the USD #338 2017-18 Budget as presented.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  2.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the hiring of Julie Craft as Y-Teens Sponsor for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       0        

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve to hire  Rex Lloyd as a 2017-18 transportation driver.

                        Yes      4          No       0

      VII.      EXECUTIVE SESSION         

 None.      

VIII.  RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           None.

         IX.     ADJOURNMENT

                The meeting was adjourned by the President at 6:35 P.M.

 


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

August 14, 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, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Stephanie Steinlicht.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

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 Sharon Sweeney 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 Tina Roberts and Susie Kirkwood.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb was present, but did not give a report due to lack of students’        activities and school not being in session.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; in-service; Washburn Tech.        students; career and college ready courses; the Safe Schools Committee;        KESSA; new teacher orientation; and the eclipse.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the budget timeline; supplemental        positions; KASB Board Policy updates; the Legislative Post Audit        Transportation meeting; the summer facility upgrades; and the AASA        National Convention of Education.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board received an update on the progress with the elementary playground improvements.

2.   The Board received an update on the summer maintenance projects that have been completed.

3.   The Board was updated on the summer technology projects.

4.   The Board was provided information regarding the 2017-18 budget.

5.   The Board reviewed the 2017-18 Negotiated Agreement.

6.   The Board reviewed the latest information on the bus rotation plan.

7.  The Board reviewed policy involving requests to display business banners on school property.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the publishing of the 2017-18 USD 338 budget as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the                                2017-18 Negotiated Agreement as amended per teacher recommendation.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by John Shipley second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the                                    adjustment to the boys’ basketball uniform order to purchase an additional                         3 sets of uniforms from Nill Brothers in the amount of $486.00 in a                                  separate purchase order.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the                                   actual 2017-18 hourly rate for Susie Kirkwood of $13.45/hr.  This takes                            into consideration the District payment of 12.01% to KPERS for working                                     after retirement.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the                                2017-18 classified personnel salaries as presented; as well as classified                            longevity bonuses as presented and the amendment of the classified                                  substitute rate to be $9.50/hr. for those with a 2016-17 rate of $9.25/hr.                            The Board also approves the substitute rate to be $11.47/hr. for the                                               substitute bus driver rate that was $11.22/hr. in 2016-17.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the                                      amendment of Administrative contracts as follows, to go into effect with                         the September 5, 2017, payroll:

 

                        Loren Feldkamp

                        A base salary of $76,000.00 for a 12 month contract plus; a total of 27                              vacation days to be paid out with possible district buy-back at a rate of                             $208.00 a day; a total of 12 non-buyback discretionary days; district                                 payment of a single health and single dental insurance premium for the                            2017-2018 school year; district payment of $800.00 for professional dues;                                     and shall be approved to be reimbursed for his travel costs and expenses to                 one Board approved national conference per school term.  The annual base                 salary is based off of $95,612.35 with a salary reduction for KPERS                                  contributions, plus any vacation district buy-back.  The district pays the                           KPERS employer’s contribution for Working After Retirement employees                         from the total amount earned by the employee (includes salary and any                            buy-back).

                       

                        Susan Grey

                        A base salary of $82,750.00 for a 11 month contract; a total of 15                                      discretionary days to be paid out with possible district buy-back at a rate                         of $85.00 a day for unused leave after banking 36 sick days, the principal                                     may buy back up to 15 discretionary days per year; district payment of                                 a single health and single dental insurance policy for the 2017-2018 school             year; and district payment of $600.00 for professional dues.  There will                            also be a curriculum director salary of $3,250.00 to be included for 2017-                         18.                              

                         

                        Mark Lamb

                        A base salary of $70,750.00 for a 10.5 month contract; a total of 15                                   discretionary days to be paid out with possible district buy-back at a rate                         of $85.00 a day for unused leave after banking 36 sick days, the principal                                     may buy back up to 15 discretionary days per year; district payment of                                 a single health and single dental insurance policy for the 2017-2018 school             year; and district payment of $600.00 for professional dues. The Board is                                     amending the approved district payment for health and dental insurance                                for the 2016-2017 school year to be $9,519.44 for Mark Lamb as well,                                    since the 2016-17 District payments exceeded the $9,000.00 approved                                 limit for health and dental insurance.  

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                7.     Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the                                 hiring of Brittany Hibbard as the 2017-18 high school assistant volleyball                                     coach for a salary of $2,100.00.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                8.     Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the                                      hiring of Bob and Annette Ostmeyer as the 2017-18 high school student                           council co-sponsors in the amount of $438.00/ea.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                9.     Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to approve the                                       resignation of Mary Perkins from a teacher’s aide/ISS position.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

              10.     Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the                                hiring and actual 2017-18 hourly rate for Vivian Bickford of $9.65/hr.                              This takes into consideration the District payment of 12.01% to KPERS                           for working after retirement.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

              11.     Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by John Shipley to approve the                                    hiring of Connie Bernasek as a long-term substitute CLC aide at a rate of                                     $9.50/hr.                                

                        Yes      6          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 7:47 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 8:10 P.M.  Jody Lockhart excused herself from executive session at 7:48 P.M. and she re-entered executive session at 8:00 P.M. 

Yes            6           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:14 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 8:15 P.M.

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