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November Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

November 14, 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, Stephanie Steinlicht, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson.  Stephanie                                           Steinlicht arrived at 6:45 P.M.

                  Absent:  Thomas Welsh and Sharon Sweeney.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by John Shipley second by LaVerne Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

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.
    5. Receive CCC Minutes.
    6. Receive Site Council Minutes.

 

Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    4          No   0

 

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

 

A thank you note was received from Cameron and Katie Hall.

 

  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; all-league honorable mention; and KMEA Honor Choir and Band.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding in-service and Kansas Education Systems Accreditation.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the USD 338 internal audit; property insurance rates; bus issues update; Veterans’ Day; District Christmas        present to staff; the Wellness Committee Update; the Recreation Commission and the School District’s proposed meeting; old uniform disposal; the KATP Field Headquarters request; the NEKL School request; Class 2A Sub-State Basketball; and the staff Thanksgiving meal.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board reviewed the school district’s Capital Outlay maintenance project plans for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

2.   The Board discussed the need for purchasing the CLI Google Site Service.

3.   The Board was updated on the District Technology Committee’s recommendations for moving forward with a new 3-year contract for the 1:1 iPad implementation.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   No action was taken with regard to the CLI Google Site Service On-line Curriculum Library.

                       

                  2.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the snow removal bid from Heinen Custom Operations at $90.00 per hour, per                         machine.

                        Yes      5          No       0

           

                  3.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Lyle Smith as Head HS Cross Country Coach.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  4.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by John Shipley to approve to hire Kevin Gann as the Assistant MS Boys Basketball coach for 2016-17 in the amount of $1,500.00.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the change of Melvin Lockhart from a salaried employee to an hourly employee at a rate of $19.23 per hour beginning on November 26,  2016.  Jody Lockhart stepped out of the meeting at 8:01 P.M. and returned at 8:02 P.M.

                        Yes      5          No       0

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 7:35 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.  Jody Lockhart stepped out of the meeting at 7:35 P.M. and returned to the meeting at 8:00 P.M.

Yes            5           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:00 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 8:04 P.M.

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