FEBRUARY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 27, 2022

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:00 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Jesica Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes     7                 No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           New Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Aaron Sprang to hire John Hamon as the Superintendent of USD 338 Valley Falls beginning July 1, 2022.  The contract will be for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                  6.   Motion by Jesica Clark second by Kimberly Kirkham to authorize the Board President to approve the Superintendent’s contract as presented for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years.

                        Yes      7          No       0

                                       

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 6:02 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 26, 2022

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:05 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis and Brenda Henson.  John and Caleb were present via a cell phone conference. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           New Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Jesica Clark to go into executive session beginning at 6:09 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to a new superintendent candidate interview pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 6:30 P.M.  Brenda Henson left at 6:25 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 6:40 P.M.   

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 6:41 P.M.

                                       

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 6:41 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 25, 2022

5:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 5:30 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis, Susan Grey, Greg Morgan, John                          Hamon and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           Old Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Kimberly Kirkham to go into executive session beginning at 6:00 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to a new superintendent candidate interview pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:30 P.M.  John Hamon was present in the executive session.  Susan Grey, Greg Morgan and Brenda Henson left the meeting at 6:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:45 P.M.   The Board extended the executive session until 7:55 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:05 P.M.  John Hamon left the meeting at 8:05 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:25 P.M.   The Board extended the executive session until 8:45 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:15 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:45 P.M.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:45 P.M.

              

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:54 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 24, 2022

5:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 5:32 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis, Susan Grey, Greg Morgan, Shane Clark and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           Old Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Jesica Clark to go into executive session beginning at 6:00 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to a new superintendent candidate interview pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:30 P.M.  Shane Clark was present in the executive session.  Susan Grey, Greg Morgan and Mr. Clark’s wife left the meeting at 5:59 P.M.  Brenda Henson left the meeting at 6:00 P.M.    Shane Clark left the meeting at 7:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:45 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:50 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:55 P.M.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:55 P.M.

              

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:55 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 23, 2022

5:30 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 5:30 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark,  Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis, Susan Grey, Greg Morgan,  Rebecca Kramer and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           Old Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to go into executive session beginning at 6:02 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to a new superintendent candidate interview pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:02 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:15 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:30 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 7:40 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:05 P.M.  Susan Grey and Greg Morgan left the meeting at 6:00 P.M.  Brenda Henson left the meeting at 6:02 P.M.  Rebecca Kramer was asked to stay for the Executive Session.  Rebecca left the meeting at 7:45  P.M.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:10 P.M.

              

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:10 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 16, 2022

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:00 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis, and Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

 

           Old Business

                                                                   

           ACTION ITEMS

 

5.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Kimberly Kirkham to go into executive session beginning at 6:01 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to new superintendent candidates for the FY22 school year pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq. The board will reconvene in this room at 7:00 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 7:30 P.M. Dr. Britten Hart and Brenda Henson were in attendance at this time. Brenda Henson left at 7:06 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 8:00 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:15 P.M. Dr. Hart left the meeting at 8:05 P.M. The Board extended the executive session until 8:30 P.M. 

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:30 P.M.

              

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:40 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

February 14, 2022

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, Caleb Clark, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Georgia Hollis, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. 

                             

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Caleb Clark second by Jesica Clark to approve the agenda as amended.

                          Yes      7                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            Seth Cooper spoke regarding track.

    

5.        CONSENT AGENDA

a.       Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings with the correction of John Lederer being appointed as the Economic Development Committee Board Representative instead of Kimberly Kirkham in the January 10, 2022, Minutes.

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.       Approve resignation as follows:  Nate Steinlage as High School Math Teacher.

g.      Approve hiring as follows:  None.

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

 

Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    7          No   0

 

Old Business

                                                                   

6.         Information Items

 

a.   The Board received a presentation from the 5th Grade Class regarding the   selection of a state fruit.

 

b.   The Board received a Superintendent report regarding a bond update, the   track, remote hours vs. snow days, a legislative update and capital outlay projected expenditures.

 

New Business

 

7.       Information Items

 

          a.  The Board did not receive any written communications.

 

8.       Discussion Items

          a.  The Board discussed the Mission Statement and norms.

          b.  The Board discussed the Strategic Plan.

          c.  The Board discussed the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar.

         

9.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   No action was taken with regard to the District Busing Policy.

 

b.   No action was taken with regard to the access road between Fisher and Willow Streets.

 

c.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to solicite bids for a new or used van.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

d.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Aaron Sprang to approve the VFAA Field Agreement as presented.

      Yes      6          No       0

      (Donny Smith left the meeting at 7:54 P.M. and returned at 7:57 P.M.)

 

e.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Jesica Clark to approve the 3rd Grade Class going to the Omaha Zoo.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

                  f.    Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to approve the 8th Grade Class going to Worlds of Fun and for the use of a school bus and a day out of school.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

g.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Caleb Clark to approve the Addendum to the Middle School Discipline Policy as presented.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

h.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Georgia Hollis to approve to advertise for bids for summer grounds keeping (mowing).

      Yes      7          No       0    

 

i.    Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to approve the KASB Policy Updates as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

j.    Motion by Donny Smith second by Jesica Clark to approve that if a student has met all conditions to attend school per district policy, they may remove his/her mask while on the field of play or involved in strenuous activity. When the student is off the field of play, the student must re-apply their mask. 

      Yes      7          No       0

 

k.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Jesica Clark to change the District Fever Policy that a student must remain free of fever for 24 hours prior to returning to school for consistency between protocols.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

l.    No action was taken with regard to the pole vault.

 

m.  Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to approve the fire alarm project as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

n.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the purchase of teacher laptops with the use of REAP and capital outlay funds as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

o.   Motion by Jesica Clark second by Kimberly Kirkham to reinstate the try-out or cut policy for the spirit squad.  If an injured student has been on the spirit squad for two years, they are considered a veteran member of the squad and can forego tryouts if the injury doesn’t allow them to try out.

      Yes      6          No       1  (Aaron Sprang)

      (Aaron Sprang left at 9:25 P.M. and returned at 9:27 P.M.)

 

p.               Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Jesica Clark to go into executive session beginning at 9:35 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts to discuss the future potential superintendent contract pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 9:50 P.M.  Dr. Hanzlicek was not present. 

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:50 P.M.

 

q.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Kimberly Kirkham to go into executive session beginning at 9:52 P.M. to discuss matters relating to a student and remote hours pursuant to the exception relating to matters relating to a student under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 9:56 P.M.  Dr. Hanzlicek was present in the Executive Session.

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:57 P.M.

 

                        i.  Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to waive remote hours for the students listed in the Executive Session  for January.

                            Yes  7          No       0

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:58 P.M.

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Special Meeting

February 3, 2022

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, Caleb Clark,  Jesica Clark, Georgia Hollis and Brenda Henson.  Kim left at 8:17 P.M. 

                  Absent:  John Lederer.

                             

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      6                No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            Nancy Gatzemeyer spoke regarding sports banners.

 

           New Business

                                                                   

           Discussion

 

5.   Dr. Britton Hart, KASB, and the Board discussed the Superintendent Search Characteristic Forum results and future scheduling for Superintendent Search events.

                 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:20 P.M.

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