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U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

June 14, 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, LaVerne Clark, Thomas Welsh,

Sharon Sweeney, Georgia Hollis, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Lloyd. 

                  Absent:  Kimberly Kirkham

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

                          Yes  6                    No       0

 

      3.         REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4.         REVIEW BOARD GOALS

 

5.         COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

                 

6.        CONSENT AGENDA

a.       Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings.

i.         May 10, 2021 Meeting 6:00 PM

ii.    May 17, 2021 Special Meeting 7:00 PM

 

b.      Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Warrants.

i.        District

ii.   Elementary/Middle

iii.  High School

 

c.       Receive Keystone Board Meeting Report.

 

d.      Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.

 

e.       Approve resignations as follows: 

i.              Amy Sherretts, Elementary Leadership Team

i.                    Angie Seymour, Building PDC Chairperson

ii.                  Angie Tillery, MTSS/SIT Coordinator

iii.                Todd Gish,  2nd Grade Teacher

iv.                Frank Magee, Assistant Baseball Coach

v.                  Lorena Burdiek, HS Cheer Coach

vi.                Debbie Martin, CLC Coordinator

vii.              Bryan Bedigrew, Head Girls Softball Coach

 

f.       Contracts:

i.                    Aleyna GrandPre, summer custodial help

ii.                  Carly Henson, summer custodial help

iii.                Gage Burdiek, summer custodial help

iv.                Cooper Jepson, summer custodial help

v.                  Patty Bendure, summer custodial help

vi.                Julie Craft, summer custodial help

vii.              Tina Roberts, summer custodial help

viii.            Paula Leidel, Elementary Teacher

ix.                Kyle Glissman, Substitute Custodian

x.                  Debbie Martin, full time aide

g.       Stipends

i.                    Approve $500 stipend for Mallory Jepson for room and board (student teaching first semester)

h.      Approve Purchases over $10,000

    i.  US Foods Culinary Equipment $10,556.37 (Capital Outlay)

    ii. Upgrade Reading Mastery Transformations $30,581.19 (At-       Risk) – moved to 9M

iii. Stage Short Throw Projector from Cytek $20,954 (LOB –    district technology) – moved to 9N

 

i.         Vendor Contracts

   i.  Approve Renewal of Xello for 2021-2022

   ii. Approve 2021-2022 Milk Bid

 

j.         Receive Principal Reports

i.  PK-8 Susan Grey

ii. 9-12 Greg Morgan

 

k.      Increase rate of Substitute Teacher Pay for 2021-2022 to $100/day

 

l.        Approve an additional $2000 for the Middle School Athletics Account and $2000 for the High School Athletics account to pay the state baseball hotel bill and cover end of the year expenses

 

m.    Approve 2021-2022 Pre-K Calendar

 

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

Yes     6         No   0

       

 

                                                       

7.         Information Items

a.  The Board received thank you notes from Angie Seymour and Susan Voelker.      

b.   Building Information – Principals

      i.  Summer School

      ii. Academic data for FY21

c.  Superintendent Report

      i.  Household Income Form

      ii.  Track Improvements

      iii.  Science Course Plan

      iv.  Health Insurance Update – no update

 

8.       Discussion Items

a.  The Board Discussed the Middle School Cheer Constitution. Will adopt in July

b.  Foundation Fundraiser – The Foundation would like to sell plaques to hang in the west gym.

c.  Continue Career and Tech Ed Discussion

 

       

9.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to continue to move forward, for discussion purposes only, with the purchase of the real estate property discussed in executive session.

      Yes    5            No – 1 LaVerne Clark

 

b.   Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to set a special BOE meeting date with sellers joining the meeting to continue discussion to possibly purchase real estate. Set possible meeting date of June 28, 2021 at 5:30.

                        Yes    6            No       0

 

c.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve Resolution 6.10-1 to Refinance Bonds.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

i.        Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to move forward with refinancing the bonds for 7 years.

Yes            5          No       1 - LaVerne Clark

 

ii.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to continue  discussion on possible bond and to establish a committee.

     Yes   5        No       1 – LaVerne Clark

 

 

d.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to realign sub committees for next year.

Yes      6          No       0

 

e.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Aaron Sprang to approve to update the High School Activity Bank Account signatures to remove Cameron Hall and add Stacy Cervantez.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

f.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve the following handbooks:

      i.  Student Activity Handbook – Tabled until July

      ii.  HS Student Handbook

      iii.  MS Student Handbook

      iv.  PK-5 Student Handbook

      v.  Faculty Handbook

      Yes      6          No       0

 

g.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to approve the Program of Studies with the requirement of having taken Trig or be enrolled in Trig to enroll in Physics.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

h.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to approve the ADS roof bid from John Stous for $60,134.40.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

i.        Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to add to the Student Trip Policy for State and National Qualifiers to provide $100 per student toward expenses.

            Yes      6          No       0

 

j.        Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve 2 additional aide positions for the 2021-2022 school year to be paid from ESSER funds.

            Yes      6          No       0

 

k.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to authorize the Superintendent to make transfers or take other action as allowed by law in order to close out the district budget for FY 20-21 and report such actions at the regular July Board Meeting.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

l.    Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to go into  executive session beginning at 8:28 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts for the FY21 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 8:45 P.M. 

                        Yes      6          No      0

                       

                        Thomas Welsh left the meeting at 8:28 and returned at 8:36.

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:48 P.M.

 

i.         Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the Supplemental Assignments for the 2021-2022 school year.

Yes 6         No       0

 

ii.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to offer Dianna Welsh a contract for the Elementary (1st Grade) TAP Aide position at starting base salary.

Yes  5        No       0

 

iii. Motion by LaVerne Clark second by Thomas Welsh to offer Nathan Steinlage a contract for High School Math and NHS Sponsor upon enrollment in a Teacher Program.

Yes   6       No       0

                       

m.     Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to approve the purchase of Upgrade Reading Mastery Transformations in the amount of $30,581.19 from At-Risk funds.

Yes       6          No       0

 

n.      Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the purchase of a Stage Short Throw Projector from Cytek in the amount of $20,954 from LOB-District Technology funds.

Yes       6          No 0

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:57 P.M.