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January Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

January 14, 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: John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. John was present via phone. Stephanie arrived at 6:34 P.M.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 6 No 0

Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to amend the agenda to add Item 9, d.

Yes 6 No 0

  1. REVIEW BOARD NORMS
  1. ACKNOWLEDGE GERIANNE HARRINGTON MEMORIAL

Gerianne Harrington’s family was presented with a Certificate for Gerianne’s service to the CLC program and donation.

  1. THE 2017-18 AUDIT REPORT

Sean Gordon spoke regarding the audit letter and the 2017-18 audit.

  1. GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT

The Board received individual “Certificates of Appreciation” for Board Appreciation Month. Cheryl Brosa and Shay Nelson spoke regarding robotics and science projects in the classrooms.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Salih Doughramaji spoke regarding his appreciation of the Board carrying student accident insurance for students.

  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 Site Council Minutes.
    6. Receive CCC Minutes.
    7. Approve authority to pay Bonnie Johnson at the long term sub rate for December.
    8. There were no resignations.
    9. Approve hiring of Brittany Hibbard as the Head Softball Coach for 2018-19.
    10. Susan Grey’s report was included in the Board packet.

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

Yes 7 No 0

Old Business

9. Information Items

a. The Board did not receive any written communications.

b. The Board received budget information-cash balances comparison.

c. The Board received a governmental relations report from Dr. Hanzlicek and a finance committee report from Thomas Welsh and LaVerne Clark.

d. Dr. Hanzlicek gave a report regarding Alison Olson’s concerns expressed at the December 10, 2018, Board Meeting. She spoke regarding training and same day reporting procedures.

New Business

10. Discussion Items

a. The Board discussed the Elementary, Middle and High School Health and Wellness Policies.

11. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve a 2019-2020 School Year Calendar as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

b. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the 3rd Grade trip to the Omaha Zoo as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

c. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 7:20 P.M. to discuss possible action with regard to non-elected personnel performance; pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA. The board will reconvene in this room at 7:50 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 7:55 P.M.

Yes 7 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:00 P.M.

d. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the Contract Extension for Dr. Volora Hanzlicek through 2020-2021.

Yes 7 No 0

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:02 P.M.