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U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

December 9, 2019

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: LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson.

Absent: John Shipley.

2.ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the agenda as presented.

Yes 6 No 0

3. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

The Board reviewed the 2019-20 USD 338 Budget.

4. GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT

Students spoke regarding the middle school STEM class.

5. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Angie Seymour spoke regarding bus routes for Pre-K dismissal.

6. CONSENT AGENDA

a.Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings.

b.Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Warrants.

c.Receive Keystone Board Meeting Report.

d.Receive Monthly Vehicle Mileage Sheets.

e.Receive Curriculum Coordinating Council Minutes.

f.Receive Site Council Minutes.

g.Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.

h.Approve resignations as follows: Alyse Stewart at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

i.No hirings were listed in the Agenda.

j.The Board received a written report in the Board packet from Susan Grey.

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

Yes 6 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The faculty and students received a thank you note from Karl Dix for the Veteran’s Day program.

b. The Board received cash balance comparisons.

c. The Board received a school and sub-committee report.

d. The Board received a curriculum and instruction sub-committee report.

e. The Board received a Superintendent Report regarding an update on the Energy Performance Project; chair lifts; challenges with filling open positions; new Board Member training; a budget update; presentation to retiring Board Members; a reminder of the Out of District Student Acceptance Policy; and Kansas Star Recognition.

New Business

8. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve a Resolution for the Lease and Escrow Contract with Signature Public Funding (Energy Performance Finance Document). Yes 6 No 0

b. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session beginning at 7:13 P.M. to discuss matters of non- elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts. Also, to include executive session to discuss 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 7:30 P.M.

Yes 6 No 0

i. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the out of district student application.

Yes 6 No 0

ii. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to extend the Superintendent’s contract through June 30, 2022.

Yes 6 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:30 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:35 P.M.