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January Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

January 8, 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, Thomas Welsh, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Heidi Pickerell, Stephanie Steinlicht and Sharon Sweeney.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to approve the agenda as amended.

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.

 

Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes     4         No   0

 

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

 

The Board received thank you notes from Kay Gibbens; Chuck and Mary Jo Hamon; and Willie Schmelzle.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.       

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding the basketball team and upcoming events.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding in-service and KESSA.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding a bus tracking webinar; the EVAP coil   air handlers project; water bottle fillers; the Recreation Commission report; Gerianne Harrington; and Board Appreciation Month.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board discussed the 2017-18 year end projections.

2.   The Board reviewed the first draft of the 2018-19 school year calendar.

3.   The Board received an update on the Valley Falls Trap Team.

4.   The Board discussed outsourcing the District grounds keeping.

5.   The Board discussed the third phase of the District Strategic Planning for the school district.

6.   The Board discussed the 3rd Grade trip to the Omaha Zoo on April 20, 2018.

7.   The Board discussed policy regarding fundraising from outside groups at school sponsored activities.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to approve the hiring of Betty Smith as a cook for the 2017-18 school year at a rate of                             $10.85 an hour.

                        Yes      4          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to approve the hiring of Connie Bernasek as a CLC Aide for the 2017-18 school year at a rate of $10.35 an hour.

                        Yes      4          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by John Shipley second by Thomas Welsh to approve the 3rd Grade field trip to the zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                              

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 7:10 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 7:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:45 P.M. 

Yes            4           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:43 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 7:45 P.M.

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