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November Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

November 13, 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:  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 LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney 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 Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes      7        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 cross country; basketball; scholars bowl; the play; Students of the Month; service learning; and NEKL All-League.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding in-service; building report cards; new state math standards; and KESSA.  Mark Scherschligt and Casey Bisnett spoke regarding the Social-Emotional Learning Report and the KCTC Data Summary Report.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the 2017 Veterans Day Program; the staff breakfast; a thank you to the Valley Falls PTO; and a thank you to the Board members.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board discussed the process of becoming a member of the KSHS Clay Target League.  A Waiver and Memorandum of Understanding was included in the discussion.    

2.   The Board discussed the cost of the football stadium signage.

3.   The Board reviewed and received updates on several maintenance projects.

4.   The Board discussed a possible purchase of a new carpet extractor.

5.   The Board discussed the Strategic Planning Committee’s Report.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Thomas Welsh to give permission to approve the Kansas State High School Target League, including Exhibit                         A as amended.    

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  2.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney.  There was no second.  No action taken regarding a new football stadium and school sign.

                                   

                  3.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the purchase of an ES400XPL 18” Extractor from Pur-O-Zone in the amount                         of $3,276.47.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  4a.             Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the retirement of Mary Herring.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  4b. Motion by Heidi Pickerell and LaVerne Clark to approve the payment of  remaining unused vacation/sick days at a rate of $124.40 per day to Mary                                     Herring for a total of 6 days in order to train a replacement.

                        Yes      6          No       1  (Thomas Welsh)

 

                  5.  No action was taken with regard to the hiring of a custodian.         

 

                  6.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the hiring of Wendy Gibbens as the K-8 Administrative Assistant/Office                                Manager at a rate of $13.00/hr.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 7.    Motion by Thomas Welsh second by John Shipley to approve the termination of employment of Lori Foley as USD 338 custodian.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 8.    Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the Emergency Management Manual as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 7:52 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.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:27 P.M. 

Yes            7           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:24 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 8:32 P.M.

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