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U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

June 10, 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 Shipley was present via phone. John’s connection was lost at 7:18 P.M. John was again present via phone at 7:36 P.M.

2.ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 7 No 0

3. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

4. GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT

None.

5. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

None.

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.Approve hiring as follows: Annette Ostmeyer as High School Language Arts Teacher; and the 2019-20 supplemental contracts as presented.

Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Heidi Pickerell to move Item 6.e. to Actions Items.

Yes 7 No 0

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

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

Yes 7 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The Board received a thank you note from Nola Milligan and Cyndee Bergin. The Board received a Meets Requirements Level of Determination letter from KSDE.

b. The Board received cash balance comparisons.

c. The Board received sub-committee governmental reports regarding governmental relations, health and wellness, finance, and school and community from Dr. Hanzlicek. Susan Grey spoke regarding curriculum and instruction.

d. The Board received a Superintendent’s report regarding an elementary teaching position; the Recreation Commission budget; Food Service ala carte items; health insurance; the Recreation Commission Board; the 8th Grade field trip; Late Nite; student photo banners in the gym and online enrollment.

8. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to secure a draft contract for the RFQ for Energy Performance Contract.

Yes 7 No 0

New Business

9. Information Items

a. The Board discussed summer maintenance projects.

b. The Board conducted a first reading of the 2019-20 Handbooks.

10. The Board reviewed the Foundation By-Laws.

11. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the District Fees as amended with the student athletic pass cost being listed as $25.00.

Yes 7 No 0

b. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the PreK 2019-20 calendar as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

c. A Motion was made by Sharon Sweeney, but the Motion to pay a portion of a bill for rock with the City of Valley Falls was not seconded, so the Motion failed.

d. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the selling or trading in of equipment as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

e. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to remove Willie Schmelzle and add Angie Tillery as a check signer on the District General Fund Account.

Yes 7 No 0

f. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the KASB Workers Compensation Fund Member Participation Agreement as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

g. No action was taken with regard to a Resolution to Extend Term of Office.

h. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve to authorize the Superintendent to make transfers or take other actions as allowed by law in order to close out the district budget for the year to report such actions at the regular July board meeting.

Yes 7 No 0

i. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to go into executive session beginning at 8:14 P.M. to discuss matters of non- elected personnel that relate to performance and contracts. Also, to include the proposed negotiations items for FY20 pursuant to the exception of employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and 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 8:30 P.M.

Yes 7 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:34 P.M.

j. No action was taken with regard to administrative contracts.

k. Motion by Sharon Sweeney seconded by Stephanie Steinlicht to hire Becky Herring as Title I Director for the 2019-20 school year at a rate of $15.00 per hour.

Yes 7 No 0

l. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht seconded by Sharon Sweeney to hire Annette Ostmeyer as High School Language Arts Teacher; and the 2019- 20 supplemental contracts as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

ADJOURNMENT

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