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June BOE Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

June 12, 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:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Stephanie Steinlicht, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Lloyd. 

                  Absent:  Sharon Sweeney and Thomas Welsh.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the agenda as amended.

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.
    5. Receive CCC Minutes.

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley 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 Jolina Wildeman and Willie Schmelzle.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

      Mike Glissman spoke regarding a State trophy case and the possibility of placing a State Championship sign along Hwy. 4 or Hwy. 16.

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding dance team; high school and middle school cheerleaders; FCCLA National STAR; track athletes; and baseball and        softball league teams.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment numbers; the application for a preschool grant; May in-service; KESSA; state test scores; elementary,        middle and high school schedules; and elementary teacher changes.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the Kansas State Historical Society Archeological Project Update; a hail insurance update; a Bus #8 insurance        update; a 2017-18 health insurance update; the 2017 Education Summit Presentation; and the KSHSAA Proposed Postseason Classification update.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.   Bob Ostmeyer provided the Board with an update on the progress of fundraising for the Elementary Playground project.

2.   The Board was notified that the Valley Falls PTO plans to make a donation toward the Elementary Playground project.

3.   The Board reviewed the 2017-18 Athletic Trainer bids and the concussion protocol plans.

4.   The Board reviewed the 2017-18 Jefferson County Health Department Nursing Services Contract.

5.   The Board reviewed the 2017-18 Keystone Parents as Teachers Contract.

6.   The Board reviewed bids for replacing the library roof top unit.

7.   The Board discussed a bid from ISG for the Active Directory Upgrades planned for this summer.

8.   The Board discussed current high school commencement procedures and practices.

9.   The Administration reviewed the 2017-18 handbooks.

10. The Administration discussed a plan for a calendar adjustment for high school students for August 18th.

11. Loren reviewed the latest on school finance.

12. The Board discussed plans for closing out for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

13. The Board discussed the Valley Falls High School College and Career Readiness Seminar Proposal.

14. The Board discussed the USD 338 Washburn University Institute of Technology Dual Credit Program.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

                  1.   Motion by John Shipley second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the purchase of the Active Directory Upgrade in the amount of $12,996.00 from ISG Technology. 

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  2.  The 2017-18 Athletic Trainer Contract with Cotton O’Neil and the possible purchase of the Impact Test Package was tabled until the July Board Meeting.                                   

                  3.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the 2017-18 Jefferson County Health Department Nursing Services Agreement in the amount of $10,152.80 to be paid after July 1, 2017.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  4.  Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2017-18 Keystone Parents as Teachers Agreement for one unit at the price          of $6000.00 per year to be paid after July 1, 2017.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  5.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to purchase a 15 ton Carrier RTU in the amount of $19,040.00 from Heinen PHE Services, Inc.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  6.   Motion by John Shipley second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the 2017-18 calendar adjustment as presented and to change high school                                 graduation to Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 P.M.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  7.   Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Janet Nellis as a district aide at an hourly rate of $10.56 per hour                                     for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                  8.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Suzanne Stout as Head High School Softball Coach for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0        

                  9.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve to pay a PreK-6 Technology Representative Supplemental to Angie Seymour for the 2017-18 school year in the amount of $1000.00.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                10.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the hiring of Annette Ostmeyer as the high school senior class sponsor for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                11.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Kelsey Bonnel as the K-8 MTSS/SIT Representative for the                                2017-18 school year in the amount of $1000.00.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                12.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to accept the resignation of Mike Glissman as the High School Head Softball Coach.                            Yes      5          No       0

 

                13.   Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to accept the resignation of Mark Scherschligt as the High School Assistant Track                                Coach.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                 14.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to accept the resignation of Donna Dunn as a District Aide.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                15.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve 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      5          No       0

 

                16.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve the Superintendent’s salary for 2017-18 as follows:

                        A base salary of $76,000.00 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 2017-2018 school year contingent upon it being cheaper for the district for Loren and Nancy to have separate employee health insurance plans; 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.  The annual base salary is based off of $95,612.35 with a salary reduction for KPERS contributions, plus any vacation district buy-back.  The district pays the KPERS employer’s contribution for Working After Retirement employees from the total amount earned by the employee (includes salary and any buy-back).

                        Yes      5          No       0

                17.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the Valley Falls High School College and Career Readiness Seminar Proposal as presented.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                18.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the USD 338 Washburn University Institute of Technology Dual Credit                                  Program as presented.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                19.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Deb Spade as the High School Assistant Track Coach for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                20.   Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to add an Action Item #21 to the Agenda.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                21.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to hire Nancy Feldkamp as a district aide at an hourly rate of $10.56 per hour for the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      4          No       1 (LaVerne Clark)

 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 8:26 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 8:46 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:51 P.M.   The Board extended the executive session until 8:56 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:10 P.M.

Yes            5           No      0

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:10 P.M.

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

1.  The softball championship sign.

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:15 P.M.

June BOE Minutes

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