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September Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

September 11, 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, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Loren Feldkamp and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Thomas Welsh.

 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes     6          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.

 

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

Yes     6         No   0

 

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

 

The Board received thank you notes from:  Willie Schmelzle; Bonnie Johnson and Michele Herring and the first grade class; Jolina Wildeman; Angie Seymour, Angie Tillery, and the kindergarten class; Miss Adam’s class; and numerous other thank you notes from students that were included in the Board Packet for the playground improvements.

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

      None.       

 

  1. PRINCIPAL BUILDING REPORTS AND SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

1.   Mark Lamb spoke regarding volleyball; cross country; football; and the calendar.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding new staff members; screener testing; in-service; homecoming; the Safe Schools Committee; and KESA.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding an update on the Impact Testing; snow removal bids; open supplemental positions for 2017-18; donkey basketball; and public meeting room use.

 

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.   The Board reviewed policy updates.

2.   The Board reviewed the district KESA responsibilities.

3.   The Board reviewed administrative district goals for 2017-18.

4.   The Board discussed the additional of school(s) to the Northeast Kansas League for 2018-19.

5.   The Board discussed the scenarios for the Valley Falls football team to remain in 8-man football for the 2018 and 2019 district football cycle.

6.   The Board reviewed the proposed classified salary schedule for 2017-18.

7.   The Board reviewed changes/updates for the 2017-18 Classified    Handbook.

 

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

 

                  1.   None.

                 

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session beginning at 7:34 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 7:45 P.M. 

Yes        6              No       0

 

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:42 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 7:43 P.M.

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