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February Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

February 13, 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 music room.

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

                  John Shipley attended via conference call at 6:30 P.M.  John hung up from the conference call at 8:40 P.M.  Heidi Pickerell arrived at 7:00 P.M. 

                  Absent:  Thomas Welsh.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht 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 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 Susie Kirkwood.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb did not give a report.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; in-service; KESSA; Washburn Tech letters of intent; student teachers and Grandparent’s Day.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the NEKL League; the KSHSAA Appeal Board position; AASA National Convention; the Christmas in July fundraiser; the Dunlap Floors-Facility Help Program; the Kansas Historical Society Archeology Training Program Field School; ALICE training; District Health Insurance; the EMC Insurance application; Child Nutrition and Wellness; the Shriner’s Circus; and the middle school boys’ basketball tournament.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board discussed the 3rd Grade zoo trip to Omaha, Nebraska.

2.   Jeri Clark had a discussion regarding concussion testing and the Facility Use Agreement.  Heather Allen, Crystal Clark, Nick Cummings and Randy Tenbrink were also in attendance and contributed to the discussion.

3.   Mark Scherschligt discussed the spring semester parent/teacher conferences.

4.   The Board discussed the purchase of a new RTU-HVAC for the K-1 area.

5.   The Board discussed the bids for replacing the heating system in the girls’ east gym locker room.

6.   The Board discussed the Capital Outlay expenses projected for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

7.   The Board discussed the issue of providing a more accurate address for the Superintendent’s Office and the Art Building.

8.   The Board discussed the District’s Calendar Committee recommendations for the 2017-18 school calendar.

9.   The Board reviewed the 2016-17 proposed plans for both the 2017 Sub-State and State Basketball Tournament.

10. The Board reviewed the February 2017 year-end budget projections.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the KASB Board Policy updates as amended.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 3rd grade class trip to the Omaha Zoo.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the purchase of the K-1 area RTU-HVAC from Heinen PHE Services in the amount of $24,575.00.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the purchase of a replacement heating system in the girls’ east gym locker room from Heinen PHE Services in the amount of $10,140.00.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the sale of the large mixer for $2,200.00 and the small pot belly stove for $50.00 to A-1 New and Used Restaurant Equipment Outlet.  (USD 338 received a trade-in allowance of a 6 burner stove valued at $800.00 from A-1 and two checks totaling $1450.00).

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the resignation of Cameron Hall as Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Head Baseball Coach effective the end of the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  7.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve a one-year extension to Loren Feldkamp’s contract through the 2018-19 contract year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 8:24 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 9:00 P.M. 

      Yes          6      No       0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:04 P.M.

 

XI.      B.O.E. SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

 

1.  Principal contracts.

 

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

 

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:06 P.M.

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