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March Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

March 7, 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:  John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell,  Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson.              

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the agenda as amended.

Yes     7          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 LaVerne Clark to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes   7           No   0

 

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

 

The Board received thank you notes from the family of Susie Shepard and Sharon Sweeney and family.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding basketball; choir/band; FCCLA; CTE; the Mighty Dragon Fitness Adventure; the Major Saver limo rides; Carl Perkins; enrollment; in-service; and the mock crash.

2.   Susan Grey spoke was unable to attend the meeting.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the Class 2A Girls’ State Basketball; update of Ms. Grey; the mock crash simulation; the Basketball Sports Banquet; the 2016 Valley Falls History Day; Mary Jo Hamon’s surgery; the flag pole; Keystone; and a legislative update.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.  The Board discussed the 8th grade students’ trip to Worlds of Fun.

2.   The Board discussed the 3rd grade students’ trip to the Omaha Zoo.  

3.   The Board reviewed the March budget projections.

4.   The Board reviewed the new four year contract agreement with the Valley Falls Athletic Association.

5.   The Board reviewed a prioritized list of summer maintenance projects.

6.   The Board reviewed the KASB updated Board Policy recommendations.

7.   The Board reviewed the bids for the sale of Bus #9.

8.   The Board discussed the replacement options for the east gymscoreboards.

9.   The Board discussed the addition of April 11th as a MDPT in-service day for teachers.

10. The Board discussed the dismissal of high school classes on Monday, April 25, 2016 to host the NEKL Art Festival.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by John Shipley second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the 8th grade class trip including transportation and teacher supervision for the                                traditional Worlds of Fun trip.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Thomas Welsh to approve the 3rd grade class trip to the Omaha Zoo as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the Valley Falls Athletic Association contract as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the resignations of:  Liz Ratliff, District Librarian; Suzanne Stout, Asst. HS                                Volleyball Coach; Tina Roberts, HS Cheer; Lyle Smith, Asst. MS Boys Basketball Coach; Ardith Spencer, District Aide and CLC Coordinator; Cameron Hall, Asst. HS Football Coach; and Kelsey Bonnel, Asst. HS Volleyball Coach.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  5.  No action was taken with regard to the KASB Board Policies.

 

                  6.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the sale of Bus #9 to Lisa Abramovitz in the amount of $511.00.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  7.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the purchase of a new scoreboard for the east gym from Athco (Fair Play) for                            the amount of $7513.00.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  8.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the use of Monday, April 11, 2016, as an in-service day for USD 338 staff.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  9.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to offer a contract to the following elementary teachers:  Jordan Kramer and                            Brenna Dooley for the 2016-17 school year.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 10.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the dismissal of high school classes on Monday, April 25, 2016, to allow Valley Falls to hold the 2016 NEKL Art Day.

                        Yes      7          No       0         

 

                 11.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve Eaton Roofing & Exteriors as the contractors to repair the Elementary and High                             School roofs damaged by hail; and to have Samco conduct the damper replacement in the amount of $3,840.00.

                        Yes      7          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 7:40 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 8:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:10 P.M. 

Yes            7           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:12 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 8:15 P.M.

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