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March Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

March 11, 2019

6:30 P.M.

Unofficial Minutes

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President, Thomas Welsh, at 6:30 P.M. in the library.

Present: John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson.

Absent: Jody Lockhart and Sharon Sweeney. John Shipley was present via the laptop computer.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 5 No 0

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

The Board discussed a Pilot Internship Program. Carter Allen spoke regarding the program.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

There were no comments from patrons and guests.

  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. The Board accepts the resignation of Rod Bunde as Athletic Director and Jordan Hale as Head High School Volleyball Coach.
    7. The Board approved the hiring Mandy Bostwick as Head Middle School Track Coach and Dallas Clift as Assistant Middle School Track Coach.
    8. 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 5 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The Board received a thank you note from the Ag Committee.

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

c. The Board received a governmental relations report from Dr. Hanzlicek and she discussed Schools for Fair Funding.

New Business

8. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the District Mission, Vision and Motto Statements:

Mission: Pursuing Excellence with PRIDE through Education;

Vision: Engaging PRIDE to empower each student to be successful; Logo: PRIDE logo.

Yes 5 No 0

b. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the Two Trees bids for technology upgrades as presented.

Yes 5 No 0

c. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by LaVerne Clark to approve the bid for mowing from Kearney Lawn Service as presented at a rate of $380.00 per mow.

Yes 5 No 0

d. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by LaVerne Clark to approve the request for FCCLA to attend the National Conference from June 30 to July 4th. The District will pay for transportation to and from KCI and parking at KCI. The District will pay for one sponsor’s expenses. If over five students qualify requiring two sponsors to attend, the District will pay expenses for both sponsors up to a total of $2,370.00. In addition, the District will pay $500.00 to FCCLA for the National Conference. If over five students qualify, the District will pay $1000.00 to FCCLA.

Yes 5 No 0

e. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to approve to advertise to hire two students for summer custodians positions.

Yes 5 No 0

f. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Stephanie Steinlicht to go into executive session beginning at 7:25 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. There may possibly be 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 7:45 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 8:00 P.M.

Yes 5 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:02 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:03 P.M.