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March Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

March 13, 2017

6:30 P.M.

 

Minutes

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:34 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Heidi Pickerell and Sharon Sweeney.  Thomas Welsh arrived at 6:57 P.M.

  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 Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes     4         No   0

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

None.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

                      None.

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding basketball; choir/band; CTE; Mighty Dragon Fitness Adventure; and Dragon Service Learning.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; in-service; Honor’s Week; and state testing.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding ALICE Training; concussion base line testing with Jeri Clark and Heather Allen; Class 2A Sub-State; Class 2A State Basketball; the East Gym girls’ locker room heating system; a K-1 RTU HVAC update; a Barnes Addition update; the middle school football practice location; and the Bright Smiles program.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.   The Board discussed the 2017-2020 iPad lease options.

2.   The Board discussed a timeline for purchasing a new bus.

3.   The Board discussed trading in the 2002 walk-behind scrubber.

4.   The Board reviewed a project plan for the East Gym that would include replacing the old light fixtures with LED lighting.

5.   The Board discussed hiring five part-time maintenance/custodial/grounds workers for this summer.

6.   The Board discussed the timeline for health insurance policy health profiles.

7.   The Board reviewed the new bid from EMC for commercial property liability insurance.

8.   The Board discussed grades K-12 2017-18 curriculums.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve a three year lease with Apple Inc. for 250 iPad Air 2 for $95,850.96                                     ($31,950.32 per year lease) and to purchase 250 Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Protective Cases for the iPads for $8,625.00 ($34.50 per case).

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to approve to extend the PK-12 building principals’ contracts one year through the 2017-18 school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve the resignation of PK-6 Counselor, Vic Hegarty, at the end of the 2016-17                              school year.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by John Shipley to approve the 2017-18 school year calendar as presented.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by John Shipley second by Thomas Welsh to approve offering a Middle School Social Studies Teacher contract to Braden Werner for the                         2017-18 contract year in accordance with the 2017-18 salary schedule.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Thomas Welsh to approve offering a K-12 Art Teacher contract to Mary Constant for the 2017-18                             contract year in accordance with the 2017-18 salary schedule.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  7.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve purchasing the facility liability insurance with EMC Insurance Companies                                     in the amount of $49,670.00.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  8.   Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve trading in the 2002 scrubber.  The Valley Falls Recreation Commission is                                                 replacing this scrubber with a new one.

                        Yes      5          No       0

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 7:48 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 8:15 P.M.  

Yes            5           No      0

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:17 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 8:23 P.M.

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