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May BOE Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

May 8, 2017

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

                  Absent:  John Shipley.  Heidi arrived at 7:55 P.M.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark 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.
    6. Receive Site Council Minutes.
    7. Receive Safe Schools Committee Minutes.

 

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes     5         No   0

 

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

 

A thank you note was received from the 8th Grade class.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding field trips; choir/band; middle school and high school track; baseball; and softball.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; in-service; KESSA; State testing; Safe Schools Committee; the Read-a-thon; advisory; and post secondary        reports.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding High School Graduation, Middle School Promotion; the 2017 summer custodial/maintenance project plans; Kansas State Historical Society Archaeological plans; the health insurance update; and year-end plans for staff.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   Margo Ellerman discussed the plans for the FCCLA National trip.

2.   The Board reviewed the KSDE Post Secondary Reports.

3.  The Board reviewed the MOU Agreement.

4.   The Board discussed the school district’s progress with the concussion protocol.

5.   The Board reviewed the Boiler Replacement Agreement.

6.   The Board discussed the school district’s Capital Outlay plans for the next five years.

7.   The Board discussed a bid for a 59 passenger 2018 Blue Bird bus.

8.   The Board reviewed year-end budget projections.

9.   The Board reviewed the High School Football Coaches’ request to use district owned football gear during summer camps.

10. The Board discussed the pros and cons of bidding mowing and trimming the school district grounds for 2017-18.

11. The Board discussed the purchase of high school boys’ basketball and high school football uniforms.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the 2017-18 Supplemental Personnel as presented.

                        Yes      6          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to hire Annette Ostmeyer for the 2017-18 High School Language Arts                                   Teacher and hire her for a Yearbook Supplemental Contract.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Brenna Dooley, 6th Grade Teacher.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the purchase of a 59 passenger Blue Bird Bus from Kansas Truck Equipment                         for a total cost of $76,575.00.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the use of district owned football gear for football camps.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

                   7.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the purchase of high school boys’ basketball and high school football                                     uniforms from Nill Brothers in the amount of $8,240.00.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 9:02 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 9:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:35 P.M. 

Yes            6           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:37 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 9:39 P.M.

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