U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

August 14, 2023

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. 

Members Present: 
Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, Jesse Nickelson, Kimberly Kirkham arrived at 6:32 P.M.
Members Absent:
Georgia Hollis

Staff Present: 
John Hamon, Dayna Lloyd, Cheryl Brosa, Seth Cooper, Tom Brown, Greg Morgan and Cary Brosa.   

 Visitors Present:
2.                  ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Motion by Jesica Clark second by Jesse Nickelson to approve the agenda as amended.
Yes    5            No  0

3.                  REVIEW BOARD NORMS


5.                  CONSENT AGENDA 
a.   Approve Minutes of previous meetings for July 10, July 18 and July 31.
b.   Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Warrants.
c.   Receive Keystone’s Board Meeting Minutes.
d.  Receive Site Council Minutes
e.  There was no CCC Minutes.
f.        Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.
g.      The Board Received a written report in the Board packet from Susan Grey and Greg Morgan
h.      Receive resignations of John Deitrich as HS Head Softball Coach and Seth Cooper as HS Head Track and Field Coach.
i.        Approve Hiring (Pending KBI and drug screen checks) as follows: 
Dylan Cervantez – MSBBB Assistant Coach, Steve Seratte – HS Head Softball Coach, Amelia Brown – MSCC

Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Caleb Clark to approve the consent agenda as presented.
Yes 5          No 0

                  Old Business:

6.                  The Board received Superintendent’s report from John Hamon regarding budget update, Back to School information, Board Goals and enrollment numbers.

                  New Business

7.                  Information Items

a.       The Board received thank you cards from FFA and FCCLA.
b.      The Board received Board Committee Report from Keystone 
Foundation – no meeting
Curriculum Coordinator Council – no meeting
Community Development Committee – no meeting

8.                  Discussion Items
 The board discussed Capital Outlay and negotiations.

9.                  Executive Session

a.        Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to go into executive session beginning at 7:15 P.M. to discuss matters relating to a student and pursuant to the exception relating to negotiations under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq., to include John Hamon and Greg Morgan.  The Board reconvened in the Library at 7:20 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:25 P.M.  The Board reconvened in the Library at 7:20 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:30 P.M. 
Yes        6          No       0

The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:30 P.M.


The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:34 P.M.