APRIL BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

April 2, 2021

6:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:30 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, LaVerne Clark, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Georgia Hollis, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Lloyd. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         REVIEW BOARD GOALS

 

5.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

             None.    

 

6.        ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 6:32 P.M. to discuss possible purchase of real property and to include Dr. Hanzlicek, Jami Heinen, Andy Conser and Jason Pickerell that relates to a preliminary discussion of the acquisition of real property pursuant to KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 6:52 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:12 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:32 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:52 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:12 P.M.    The Board extended the executive session until 8:42 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:57 P.M.  Jason Pickerell left the session at 8:40 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:57 P.M.

 

b.   No motion was made to possibly bid on real property.

 

c.   ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:58 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

April 12, 2021

6:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:31 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, LaVerne Clark, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Georgia Hollis, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the agenda as presented.

                          No vote was taken.          

                          Sharon Sweeney rescinded the original motion.

                          Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve the agenda as amended.

                          Yes            7           No      0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         REVIEW BOARD GOALS

 

5.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            Doug Anderson and Amy Conklin spoke regarding Keystone Learning Services.    

 

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 CCC Minutes.

e.       Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.

f.       Receive Health and Wellness Minutes.

g.      Receive School and Community Minutes.

h.      Approve resignations as follows:  Dallas Clift as Middle School Head Boys Basketball Coach and Lucas Schroeder as High School Scholars Bowl Coach.

i.        This item was moved to Action Item 9.o.ii.

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

 

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the consent agenda as amended.

Yes    7          No   0

                                           

7.         Information Items

 

a.  The Board did not receive an update from the buildings.

b.   The Board did not receive any written communications.

c.   The Board received a Superintendent report regarding Senate Bill 40; health insurance and a budget/instructional specialist update.

 

8.       Discussion Items

 

          a.  The Board discussed the Program of Studies.

          b.  The Board discussed a future possibility of a Career and Tech Campus.

          c.  The Board discussed possible refinancing of bonds.

 

9.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the use of a district bus for the 8th grade Worlds of Fun Trip on May 19th or an alternate date should May 19th not work.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

b.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the transfer of $500.00 of District funds to the Middle School Sport Account and the $4000.00 of District funds to the High School Sport Account to pay athletic bills.

      Yes      7          No       0    

 

c.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to conduct summer school for K-12 from May 25th to June 11, 2021.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

d.   No action was taken regarding approval of a mowing bid.

 

e.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the KASB 2021-22 membership, Option 1 in the amount of $5,977.51.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

f.    Motion by Georgia Hollis second by LaVerne Clark to approve the Go Guardian 3-year agreement as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

g.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve the 2021-22 school year calendar as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

h.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to approve the Edgenuity contract, with the Edgy option, in the amount of $9,300.00 for 3 years.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

i.    Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the 2021-22 School Nursing Contract as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

j.    Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Georgia Hollis to adopt the Senate Bill 40 Request Hearing form as amended to include the following changes:  The first paragraph would state that, “A student, parents or employees aggrieved by an action, etc.”; in the second paragraph replace “empires” with “expires”; and to add an additional paragraph to state that the aggrieved party is asked to address what order, action or policy they are appealing as it would assist the District to be prepared for the Board Hearing to know the reason and the basis for the appeal.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

k.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to appoint building principals, Susan Grey and Greg Morgan as district hearing officers and rescind Dr. Volora Hanzlicek as the previously approved hearing officer.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

l.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to advertise for the hiring of three student summer custodial positions.

      No vote was taken.

      Sharon Sweeney rescinded the Motion.

      Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to advertise for the hiring of three summer custodial positions.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

m.  Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to hold off on paying the April 5, 2021, Symmetry statement.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

n.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 9:01 P.M. to discuss matters of negotiations pursuant to the exception under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 9:16 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:17 P.M.

 

                        i.          Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the certified and classified COVID stipends for 2020-21                                       as presented on a spreadsheet and not to exceed $31,250.00.

                                    Yes      7          No       0

 

o.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 9:18 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 9:45 P.M.  Susan Grey was included in the session and left the session at 9:27 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:47 P.M.

 

                        i.          Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve the adding of an instructional specialist position.

                                    Yes      6          No       1       (LaVerne Clark)

 

ii.           Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to approve hiring for contracts and supplementals as follows: 

i.            Cody Magee as 2021-22 K-8 Physical Education Teacher, High School Assistant Football Coach; and Head Middle School Boys                              Basketball Coach.

ii.           Mattie Ritz-Tillman as 2021-22 Language Arts Teacher, Journalism, Sophomore Class Sponsor and Scholar’s Bowl.

iii.          Bryan Hirsch as Senior Class Sponsor, Summer Weights and Service Learning.

iv.          Wyatt Hofstra as Head High School Football Coach.

v.           Jason Claycamp as Middle School Assistant Girls Basketball.

                      Yes        7          No       0

 

p.      Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Thomas Welsh to go into executive session beginning at 9:50 P.M. to discuss matters of a student            request as it relates to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 9:52 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:53 P.M.

 

                        i.          Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Thomas Welsh to approve the students’ requests to attend the Highland Community                                      Tech Center, for the 2021-2022 school year.

                  Yes      7          No       0

 

q.   ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:53 P.M.

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