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May Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

May 6, 2019

7:00 P.M.

Unofficial Minutes

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 7:00 P.M. in the library.

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

Absent: John Shipley and Heidi Pickerell.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 5 No 0

  1. REVIEW BOARD NORMS
  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Seth Cooper spoke regarding high school track. Rose Miller spoke regarding an agricultural program.

Old Business

5. Discussion Items

a. The Board discussed the 2019-20 class schedule.

New Business

6. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by LaVerne Clark to go into executive session beginning at 7:50 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, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq. The board will reconvene in this room at 8:20 P.M. Yes 5 No 0

Board meeting returned to open session at 8:23 P.M.

b. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2019-20 School Year position additions as follows:

Part-time social worker; business teacher and to make middle school math a full-time position.

Yes 5 No 0

c. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the hiring of Madeline Woolsey as High School Language Arts Teacher; Jarrod Simon as Business Teacher; and Danielle Slimmer as a long term substitute for the 2019-20 school year.

Yes 5 No 0

d. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to the pay-out of the JCN Interlocal Contract for the 2018-19 school year.

Yes 5 No 0

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:26 P.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

May 13, 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, Sharon Sweeney, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. Heidi was present via phone at 6:30 P.M. and then arrived in the library at 6:38 P.M. Heidi left the room at 8:12 P.M. and returned at 8:14 P.M.

Absent: Jody Lockhart.

  1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 6 No 0

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

Deb Spade, Catherine Montgomery and Chandler Fienhage spoke regarding Dragon Service Learning.

  1. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Susan Phillips spoke regarding graduation and Corporate Plan Management.

  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 CCC Minutes.
    6. The Board accepts the resignation of Brittany Hibbard as High School Assistant Volleyball Coach; Andrew Kraxner as High School Assistant Football Coach; Julie Craft as Y-Teens Sponsor; Susie Kirkwood as Title I Manager; and Willie Schmelzle as Lead Teacher.
    7. The Board approved the hiring of Reagan Kirkwood and Tyler Lockhart as Summer Student Custodians; Whitney Bryant as High School Head Volleyball Coach; Wyatt Hofstra as Middle School Athletic Director and High School Assistant Football Coach; and Jarrod Simon as the Middle School Assistant Boys Basketball Coach.
    8. Susan Grey’s report was included in the Board packet.

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

Yes 6 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. The Board received a thank you note from the family of Glenn Lockhart.

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

c. The Board discussed Board Member terms.

d. The Board received a governmental relations report from Dr. Hanzlicek and she spoke regarding House Bill 2354. She discussed Health and Wellness, and Finance. Sharon Sweeney spoke regarding Curriculum and Instruction.

New Business

8. Discussion

a. The Board discussed health insurance with Matt Marple from Corporate Plan Management.

9. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the purchase of the Titan app.

Yes 6 No 0

b. No action was taken regarding the RFQ for the Energy Performance Contract.

c. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the 2019-20 Parents as Teachers Contract for one unit at the cost of $6000.00.

Yes 6 No 0

d. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the hiring of Patty Bendure, Tina Roberts and Julie Craft as summer custodians at a rate of $11.00/hr.

Yes 6 No 0

e. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the nursing contract for the 2019-20 school year with the Jefferson County Health Department as presented.

Yes 6 No 0

f. No action was taken regarding the possible purchase of stage curtains.

g. Stephanie Steinlicht and John Shipley left the library and declared a conflict of interest at 8:49 P.M. and they both returned at 8:50 P.M. No Motion was made with regard to a request from the Sports Med Clinic.

h. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the Dental Screening Contract with Bright Smiles.

Yes 6 No 0

i. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 8:54 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 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 9:10 P.M.

Yes 6 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:14 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the Vice-President at 9:14 P.M.


U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

May 22, 2019

6:00 P.M.

Minutes

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Jody Lockhart, at 6:00 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 and John were present via phone at 5:58 P.M.

Heidi arrived at the meeting at 6:20 P.M.

2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the

agenda as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

3. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

4. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

None.

5. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Stephanie Steinlicht to approve the

Elementary Computer Lab upgrade from Dell in the amount of

$14,979.84.

Yes 7 No 0

b. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the

K-6 Math Textbook Adoption from Houghton Mifflin in the amount of

$22,476.70.

Yes 7 No 0

c. No action was taken with regard to becoming a part of the Community

Foundation. Jason Pickerell and Vernon Henricks spoke regarding the

foundation.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 6:39 P.M.