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September Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

September 12, 2016

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 Henson.  Sharon arrived at 6:32 P.M.         

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes   6           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 volleyball; cross country; and football.

2.   Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; new students; Career Cruising; new staff members; and the new accreditation system.

3.    Loren Feldkamp spoke regarding the Bright Smiles Project; the district technology meeting; the Elementary Flag Pole Dedication; the “Old        Jefferson Town” historical reenactment; the National Convention; District goals; medical/disability plans; MTSS math; and raffles.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.   Loren Feldkamp spoke to the Board regarding the progress and plans of the Elementary Playground Equipment Project.      

2.   Loren Feldkamp spoke to the Board regarding the roof project.

3.   The Board discussed information provided by Valley Falls City Manager, Denise Streeter, regarding the Barnes Subdivision.

4.   The Board discussed information concerning a request to have adults ride a pep or spirit bus to away high school football games.

5.   The Board discussed roadside signs for the State Championship and the National Blue Ribbon Award.

  1.       ACTION ITEMS

                  1.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the KASB Policy Updates as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

                  2.   Motion by John Shipley second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2016-17 Classified Handbook as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0        

                  3.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the adjustment of Susie Kirkwood’s hourly rate.  The hourly rate will be                                 $12.25/hr. with the district paying a KPERS penalty of 10.81%.  Before the KPERS penalty she would have had a salary of $13.57/hr.

                        Yes      7          No       0                         

      IX.      EXECUTIVE SESSION                    

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 7:40 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.   

Yes            7           No      0

X.       RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

           The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:02 P.M.

XI.      B.O.E. SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

1.  FFA and Middle School Cross Country.

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

                 The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:05 P.M.

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