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June BOE Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

June 13, 2016

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:  Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson.  Heidi was present via conference call.

                  Absent:  LaVerne Clark, John Shipley and Stephanie Steinlicht.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh 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.
    5. Receive CCC Minutes.
    6. Receive Site Council Minutes.

Motion by Sharon Sweeney 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 thank you notes from Ardith Spencer, Bonnie Johnson, Mary Jo Hamon, and Linda Gantz.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

      None.

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding the Dance Squad; Cheerleaders; Choir/Band; FCCLA; Track; Baseball; Softball; CTE; and Forensics.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding anticipated enrollment; graduation; State activities; in-service; schedules; Washburn Tech. Enrollment; and        upcoming activities.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding his calendar; volunteer for 2016-17; a year-end transportation report; and Keystone.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.   The Board received bids for the John Deere mower.

2.   The Board reviewed a technology proposal.

3.   The Board reviewed the progress made on the roof project and facility updates.

4.   The Board reviewed the 2016-17 Handbooks.

5.   The Board was advised to increase the price of adult breakfast and lunch prices by ten cents per meal.

6.   The Board discussed the change of the American Government .5 credit and adding World Regional Geography as a .5 credit.

7.   The Board discussed the possible June 30th shut down.

8.   The Board reviewed the proposed close-out plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

                  1.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the 2016-17 technology purchases as presented in the amount of $22,823.91 from the Capital Outlay Fund.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  2.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the hiring of Susie Kirkwood as the 2016-17 Title I Coordinator in the amount                         of $12.10 per hour.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the hiring of Marlayna Wynkoop as the 2016-17 Pre-K District Aide at a rate of $10.56 per hour.

                        Yes      4          No       0          

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the hiring of Natalie Pickerell and Ashley Kozanecki as summer                                             custodial/maintenance employees with an hourly rate of $10.00 per hour.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  5.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve to hire Casey Bisnett as the 2016-17 Y-Teens sponsor.                                                                   Yes      4          No       0

                  6.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to hire Seth Cooper as the 2016-17 Middle School Assistant Volleyball Coach.                            Yes      4          No       0

                  7.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the sale of the 1992 John Deere mower to David Stanyer in the amount of                               $2,179.56 upon verification of authenticity.  If the bid is not authentic, Scott Heinen will be buyer at $785.00.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  8.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve to increase adult breakfast and lunch fees by ten cents per meal for the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  9.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the milk bid as presented to Hiland Dairy for the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                 10.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to change American Government as a .5 credit and add World Geography as a .5 credit for the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                 11.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to authorize the Superintendent to make transfers or take other actions as allowed by law                         in order to close out the district budget for the year and to report such actions at the regular July board meeting.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                 12.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the Superintendent’s salary for 2016-17 as follows:

                        A base salary of $73,486.00 for a 12 month contract plus; a total of 27 vacation days to be paid out with possible district buy-back at a rate of                             $208.00 a day; a total of 12 non-buyback discretionary days; district payment of an employee/spouse health insurance premium for the 2016-                          2017 school year; district payment of $800.00 for professional dues; and shall be approved to be reimbursed for his travel costs and expenses to one Board approved national conference per school term. 

                        Yes      4          No       0

                  13. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the site council additions for the 2016-17 school year:  Shannon Meyer and                            Mandy Bostwick.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                 14.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the Technology Pre-K through 6 supplemental to Brenna Dooley in the                                   amount of $1000.00 for the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION     

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 7:15 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.   The Board extended the executive session until 7:50 P.M.

Yes            4           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:57 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 8:01 P.M.

June BOE Minutes

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