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February Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

February 8, 2016

6:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:36 P.M. in the library.

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

                  Absent:  Heidi Pickerell and John Shipley.  Jody Lockhart arrived at 6:36 P.M.  Sharon Sweeney arrived at 6:40 P.M.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Thomas Welsh second by LaVerne Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes    4           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 Thomas Welsh to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    4          No   0

 

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

 

The Board received a thank you note from the family of Michael Ratliff and a thank you note from Brenda Lloyd.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding the High School Scholars Bowl; Dragon Service Learning; FCCLA; High School Girls’ Basketball; High School Boys’ Basketball; and the Kansas All-State Choir.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; in-service; assessments; student teachers; high school five year plans of study; Buster the Bus; student        assemblies; community service; FCCLA; cheerleading; and Grandparents        Day.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the Valley Falls Athletic Association; the Class 2A State Basketball Tournament; a March Year-End budget projection; the Greenbush North Superintendents’ Meeting; and House Bill 2504.  

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   A representative from Mize Houser & Company reviewed the 2014-15 financial statements with the Board.

2.   The Board reviewed KASB policy updates.

3.   Loren spoke regarding the required board member training for the Negotiations Training.

4.   The Board discussed the liquidation of Bus #9.

5.   Tom Brown spoke regarding issues with the maintenance of the East Gym       and a list of future projects.

6.   The Board discussed SafeDefend school safety options.

7.   The Board reviewed the 2016-17 school year calendar.

8.   The Board discussed the role of board members.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Thomas Welsh to approve the 2016-17 school year calendar as presented.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to adjust the USD 338 mileage reimbursement to the new state rate of $0.54                                     per mile.

                        Yes      5          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve an extension of Susan Grey’s and Mark Lamb’s contracts through the 2016-17 school year and to approve Loren Feldkamp’s contract through the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the science curriculum as presented.

                        Yes      5          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 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 7:45 P.M.   

Yes            5           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:45 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 7:46 P.M.

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