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December Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

December 10, 2018

5:30 P.M.

Unofficial Minutes

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 5:30 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. Heidi was present via phone. Stephanie arrived at 5:33 P.M. Sharon arrived at 6:18 P.M.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 5 No 0

  1. REVIEW BOARD NORMS
  1. GOOD NEWS FROM STUDENTS

Students spoke regarding the high school journalism/yearbook class.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Alison Olson spoke regarding a child and an incident at school.

  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 the Resignation of Nola Milligan.
    6. Approve the hiring of Debbie Wade as Custodian and Sam Pence as Substitute Custodian.
    7. Receive Susan Grey’s Report.

Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by John Shipley to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes 6 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The Board did not receive any written communications.

b. The Board received budget information and cash balance comparisons.

c. The Board received a summary of the Ag Committee meeting.

d. The Board received sub-committee reports from governmental relations and finance committees.

e. The Board received an update on school security.

8. Discussion Items

None.

9. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the KDCA solicitations policy as presented.

Yes 6 No 0

b. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve the revised Organizational Chart as presented.

Yes 6 No 0

c. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve to move from the NATSB to a KBI background check for classified new hire checks.

Yes 6 No 0

New Business

10. Information Items

a. The Board discussed the high school baseball game at Royals Stadium on April 19th.

b. The Board discussed the Washburn Education Career Fair.

11. Discussion Items

None.

12. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by John Shipley to go into executive session beginning at 6:17 P.M. to discuss possible action with regard to the rights of identifiable students and non-elected personnel and those exceptions under KOMA. The board will reconvene in this room at 6:30 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 6:40 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 6:51 P.M. The Board returned to open session at 6:57 P.M.

Yes 6 No 0

b. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to authorize the addition of 13 days of paid leave at a rate of $10.91/hr. to Christine Bolz’s time sheet and to approve to authorize unpaid leave from January 7, 2019, to May 16, 2019, unless released by a physician to return to work.

Yes 7 No 0

Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the hiring of Becky Nickelson as a teacher’s aide for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

Yes 7 No 0

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:00 P.M.