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April Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

April 8, 2019

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: Jody Lockhart, John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Heidi Pickerell, Sharon Sweeney, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. Stephanie was present via phone at 6:30 P.M. The call was dropped and she reconnected at 6:46 P.M. Stephanie arrived to the meeting at 6:50 P.M.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 7 No 0

  1. REVIEW BOARD NORMS
  1. GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT

Mr. Hansford and Mrs. Nelson and some students presented a report on robotics.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

None.

  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. The Board accepts the resignation of Amy Sherretts as Asst. Middle School Girls Basketball Coach; Jolina Wildeman as PreK Teacher; Allison Hayes as Elementary Teacher; Nancy Gatzemeyer as Middle School Asst. Cheer Coach; and Tina Roberts as High School Assistant Cheer Coach.
    6. The Board approved the hiring of Cameron Hall as the 2019-20 High School Athletic Director and Sawyer Havenstein as the 2019-20 PE Teacher and Head High School Football Coach.
    7. Susan Grey’s report was included in the Board packet.

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

Yes 6 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The Board received a thank you note from Patty Bendure and family.

b. The Board received budget information-cash balances comparison and discussed lease purchase agreements.

c. The Board discussed Board Member terms.

d. The Board received a governmental relations report from Dr. Hanzlicek and she discussed health and wellness, finance and curriculum and instruction.

New Business

8. Information Items

a. The Board discussed adding Riverside and Troy to the League.

b. The Board discussed Energy Solutions Professionals. The Board heard a presentation from Energy Solutions Professionals on energy performance program contracting.

c. The Board discussed Titan which is a safety communication app.

d. The Board discussed the sale of Royals ticket vouchers.

9. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Thomas Welsh to approve the 8thGrade trip to Worlds of Fun.

Yes 7 No 0

b. No action was taken with regards to the upkeep of the gravel access road by the water tower between Willow and Fisher Streets.

c. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the Washburn Tech Credits as presented grandfathering the class of 2020 to include a ceiling of one credit hour earned.

Yes 7 No 0

d. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the addition of a Special Board Meeting on May 22nd at 6:00 PM to discuss becoming part of the Community Foundation.

Yes 7 No 0

e. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 8:07 P.M. to discuss matters of non- elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts. Also, to include the proposed negotiations items for FY20 pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and the exception relating to actions from discussing confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorable affecting a student under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq. The board will reconvene in this room at 8:30 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 8:42 P.M.

Yes 7 No 0

Board meeting returned to open session at 8:48 P.M.

f. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve an application for free textbook waiver.

Yes 7 No 0

g. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to hire Derek Smith as High School Physics Teacher, with supplementals for the 2019-20 school year.

Yes 7 No 0

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:49 P.M.