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September Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

September 10, 2018

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, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek                               and Brenda Henson.  John Shipley was present via virtual connection and he arrived at 6:40 P.M. 

                 

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as amended.

Yes     6          No   0

 

  1. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

 

Donny Smith spoke regarding funding for a Vo-Ag program.

 

       5.       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. Susan Grey spoke regarding enrollment; homecoming week; evaluations and co-teaching.

 

Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    7          No   0

 

Old Business

                                                                  

6.         Information Items

 

a.  The Board received a thank you note from the Valley Falls FCCLA.

b.   The Board received cash balance comparisons.       

c.   The Board received sub-committee reports.

d.   The Board received a governmental relations report.

e.   The Board received news regarding Chandler Fienhage, FCCLA.

f.    The Board discussed the Facility Use Policy.

 

7.  Discussion Items

 

a.   Fundraising Policy:

      The Board tabled the discussion regarding the Community Fundraising Meal Form; donations; fundraising and the KDC_KDCA solicitations.

b.   The Board discussed the student trip request policy.

 

8.  ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the Acceptable Use Policy IIBG as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  b.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to remove Loren Feldkamp’s name from the safe deposit box and add Dr.                             Volora Hanzlicek.

                        Yes      7          No       0

                                      

New Business

 

9.  Information Items

 

10.   Discussion Items

 

a.   The Board reviewed KASB Policy Updates.

 

11ACTION ITEMS

 

                  a.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve a request for FCCLA to attend the National Cluster Meeting as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  b.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the free textbook requests as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

           

                  c.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve to accept the resignation of Dillan Soph as K-6 Counselor.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  d.   Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the hiring of Gary Sorensen as K-6 Counselor for the 2018-19 school year as                         presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  e.   Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to accept the resignation of Brittany Hibbard, Forensics Coach.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 f.     Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Cheryl Brosa as Middle School Knowledge Bowl Sponsor.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 g.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the hiring of Amy Sherretts as K-8 MTSS/SIT Representative.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 h.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the hiring of Nancy Gatzemeyer as Middle School Cheer Sponsor.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                 i.     Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session to discuss negotiations under the exception for                                       employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and to discuss confidential student information under the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA.  The board will reconvene in this room at 8:30 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

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

 

                  j.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to provide the Superintendent the authority to waive enrollment fees per district criteria.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  h.   Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the attendance of the out of district students.     

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  i.    Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve  classified salaries with an increase of $.10/hr., retroactive to August 1,                             2018.

           

                  ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:35 P.M.

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