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January Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

January 9, 2017

6:30 P.M.

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, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  John Shipley and Stephanie Steinlicht.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh 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.

 

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 District received a thank you note from Linda Durand for the Seniors luncheon.  The Board received a thank you note from Shawna Moore and Nola Milligan.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb was not present.

2.   Susan Grey was not present.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding basketball; in-service; Board Appreciation; upcoming events, employee surgeries/illness; the kitchen mini-split system; an EMC Insurance application; the 2017-18 school calendar committee; and Immaculata Catholic High School.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board reviewed the 2015-16 fiscal year auditor report for the District.

2.   The Board reviewed the KASB recommended policy updates.

3.   The Board discussed the firewall system upgrade.

4.   The Board discussed the K-1 rooftop unit repair/replacement.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the retirement/resignation of Lyle Smith, Third Grade Teacher, effective at the                         end of the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the resignation of Megan Turner, K-12 Art Teacher, effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the bid from Two Trees for the Shelterbelt Internet Management System II for the install amount of $2,500.00 and monthly fee of $400.00 per month.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to authorize Loren Feldkamp to purchase a new HVAC for the K-1 area roof top unit for a maximum amount of $40,000.00 with such purchase being confirmed at the next regular school board meeting.  If the purchase is necessitated by an emergency, the bid process required under KSA 72-6760 is not required if the vendor is determined reputable based on prior history of service.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to hire Mark Scherschligt as the 2017 high school cross country head coach for a

                        supplemental salary in the amount of $2,200.00

                        Yes      5          No       0

                

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION                   

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session beginning at 7:12 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.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:00 P.M. 

Yes            5           No      0

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:01 P.M.

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

1.  An elevator and boilers.

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:06 P.M.

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