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November Board of Education Minutes

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

November 11, 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: John Shipley, LaVerne Clark, Jody Lockhart, Heidi Pickerell, Thomas Welsh, Stephanie Steinlicht, Sharon Sweeney, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. John was present via the laptop at 6:34 P.M. Stephanie arrived at 6:35 P.M.

2.ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

Yes 7 No 0

3. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

4. GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT

Members of the play cast introduced themselves and spoke regarding the play. Members of the Cross Country Team spoke regarding the season.

5. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

Seth Cooper spoke regarding Board Members and thanked them.

6. CONSENT AGENDA

a.Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings.

b.Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Warrants. This month’s Visa statements have not been received, but will be included in next month’s Board packet.

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 Annette Ostmeyer’s retirement.

i.Approve hiring as follows: Tyler Lockhart as a substitute custodian and Reagan Gibson as a 6th Grade Teacher effective January 1, 2020.

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

Jody Lockhart excused herself due to a conflict of interest at 6:42 P.M. and she returned at 6:43 P.M.

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

Yes 6 No 0

Old Business

7. Information Items

a. There were no written communications.

b. The Board received cash balance comparisons.

c. The Board received sub-committee reports regarding health and wellness.

d. The Board received a joint committee update.

e. The Board received a school and community sub-committee report.

f. The Board received a Superintendent report regarding student marketing; a city partnership; and a Board election update/Superintendent contract; the strategic plan; SCARF; and an additional administrator.

New Business

8. ACTION ITEMS

a. Motion by Heidi Pickerell second by Stephanie Steinlicht to accept the audit report for the fiscal year 2018-19.

Yes 7 No 0

b. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Heidi Pickerell to come to a consensus to move forward with the scope of work presented by Energy Solutions Professionals.

Yes 7 No 0

c. Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Heidi Pickerell to approve the site council members as presented.

Yes 7 No 0

d. Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Heidi Pickerell to go into executive session beginning at 8:30 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. and to include the Superintendent’s evaluation. The board will reconvene in this room at 9:00 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 9:10 P.M.

Yes 7 No 0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:13 P.M.

e. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to deny the out of district request to attend USD 338.

Yes 7 No 0

f. Motion by Stephanie Steinlicht second by Sharon Sweeney to accept the Superintendent’s evaluation.

Yes 7 No 0

9. ADJOURNMENT

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