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October Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

October 9, 2017

6:30 P.M.

 

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 Lloyd.      

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as presented.

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 LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes      7        No   0

 

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

 

The Board received a thank you note from Margo Ellerman.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      Betsy Doughramaji spoke regarding censorship and questions about school                                                                                                                     fundraisers; and the stadium sign.    

      Cody and Jesica Clark and Trent Coleman spoke regarding starting a high school trap shooting team.

      Gracie Coleman and Jeri Wells spoke about the FCCLA Cluster meeting and requested the Board pay for 2 sponsors-total $570.00 plus a van.

           

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding football; volleyball; cross country; basketball; FCCLA; Dragon Service Learning; and the Calendar of Events.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding in-service; Safe Schools Weeks; KESA; and upcoming activities.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the 2017 Veterans Day Program.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board reviewed FCCLA’s request to travel to Oklahoma City.

2.   The Board reviewed updates for Washburn Tech. student programs.

3.   The Board discussed the addition of Effingham into the Northeast Kansas League.

4.   The Board discussed the 2018-19 Class 1A Division 1 District football assignment.

5.   The Board discussed the 2018-19 Middle School Football Schedule options.

6.   The Board reviewed plans for the upcoming Strategic Planning Committee meeting.

7.   The Board discussed potential Capital Outlay plans.

8.   The Board reviewed bids for the 2017-18 snow removal.

9.   The Board discussed the revised Valley Falls Coaching Evaluation process.

10. The Board reviewed the revised Emergency Management Manual.

11. The Board discussed a Contingency Agreement with Midland Health Care.

12. The Board discussed paying half of the charge for a new “Stadium” sign.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the FCCLA request to travel to Oklahoma City for the FCCLA Cluster                                    Meeting in November.  The Board will pay $570.00 total to FCCLA for sponsors; and the Board will provide use and fuel for the van.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  2.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the 2017-18 CCC By-Laws as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by John Shipley to approve the 2017-18 Site Council membership as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

           

                  4.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2017-18 Classified Handbook as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  5.  Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the 2017-18 recommended Board Policy Updates as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  6.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2017-18 snow removal bid from Heinen Custom Operations as presented.                                     Yes      7          No       0

 

                  7.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Brittany Hibbard as the 2017-18 forensic sponsor in the amount                                     of $1,800.00.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  8.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Nick Cummings as the 2017-18 Head Middle School Boys’                                     Basketball Coach in the amount of $2,100.00.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  9.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the resignation of Seth Cooper as Assistant Middle School Girls’ Volleyball                         Coach.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                10.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the signing of the Contingency Agreement with Midland Health Care.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                11.   No action was taken on the possible approval of the payment of half of the invoice to replace the old “Stadium” sign with the City of Valley Falls.   

 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 8:12 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 8:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:45 P.M. 

Yes            7           No      0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:46 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 8:46 P.M.

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