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February Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

February 12, 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 music room.

Present:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson.  Heidi arrived at 6:32 P.M.  She later stepped out at 7:00 P.M. and returned at 7:31 P.M.  Stephanie arrived at 6:40 P.M.

                

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     5          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.
    5. Receive CCC Minutes.
    6. Receive Site Council Minutes.

 

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

Yes     5         No   0

 

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

 

The Board received a thank you note from Mary Herring.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      Dianna Welsh and Georgia Hollis spoke regarding a possible Agricultural Program.         

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding Scholar’s Bowl, Dragon Service, basketball, KMEA and forensics.

2.   Susan Grey arrived at 7:00 P.M., but did not give a verbal report.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding an update on Dale Dennis; a KANREN update; Dr. Randy Watson visit; Class 1A Sub-State and State basketball;    the AASA convention; a note on Leadership for Tomorrow; the 2018 NFHS State Award for Outstanding Service; and the State Fire Marshal report.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board received an update on the Strategic Planning Committee’s progress.

2.   The Board reviewed the December BOE Policy updates.

3.   The Board reviewed the 2018-2019 school calendar.

4.   The Board discussed the purchase of eduCLIMBER.

5.   The Board discussed the Zonar Bus Tracking System.

6.   The Board discussed outsourcing of grounds keeping duties.

7.   The Board received an update from Cary Brosa regarding potential technology costs this spring.

8.   The Board received an update on a Capital Outlay project list as well as options for upgrading the current transportation fleet.

9.   The Board discussed authorizing Jefferson County North school district the use of the handicapped accessible van for a band trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve a one-year extension to Loren Feldkamp’s contract through the 2019-2020                              contract year; a one-year extension to Susan Grey’s contract through the 2018-2019 contract year; and a one-year extension to Mark Lamb’s                          contract through the 2018-2019 contract year.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Chelsey Wilson as a long-term substitute during Kelsey Bonnel’s               maternity leave in the amount of $85.00 a day for 10 consecutive days and beginning on the 11th consecutive day the rate will be $188.79 a day.

                        Yes      6          No       0

                                          

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 7:30 P.M. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:50 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:00 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.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 27, 2018

6:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

I. 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, Heidi Pickerell, John Shipley, Stephanie Steinlicht, Loren Feldkamp, Brenda                               Henson, and Susan Grey.  Heidi Pickerell was present via phone and the call was ended at 7:26 P.M. 

                 

     II.         ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     7          No   0

 

III.       COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.       

 

IV.        DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

            1.   The Board discussed the budget.

 

V.        ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   No action was taken regarding the hiring of an elementary counselor for the 2018-19 school year.

                                          

      VI.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 6:51 P.M. to discuss the hiring of an individual pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:20 P.M.   

Yes            7           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

                 The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:26 P.M.

          

IX.     ADJOURNMENT

               

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:28 P.M.

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