MARCH BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

March 7, 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, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Georgia Hollis.

                

     2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

                          Yes      6                No       0

 

 3. REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

4. COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

            None.

                 

5. 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 Site Council Minutes-canceled due to weather.

e. Receive CCC Minutes-February Minutes already approved.

f. Receive Recreation Commission Minutes-no meeting in February.

g.  Approve resignations as follows:  Suzanne Stout as Instructional Specialist, PDC Chair and High School Lead Teacher; Kaydie Brandl as Ag Teacher and FFA Sponsor; Cody Magee as Elementary Physical Education, Assistant Football Coach and Head Middle School Boys Basketball.

h. Approve hiring an additional middle school track coach due to numbers of participants.

i. Approve hiring as follows:  Patty Bendure, Tina Roberts, Julie Craft, Carly Henson, Cooper Jepson, Gage Burdiek, and Aleyna Grandpre as summer custodial help; Shelby Denton and Amanda Vanderharr as Middle School Track Coaches.

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

 

Motion by Jesica Clark second by Aaron Sprang to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    6          No   0

 

Old Business                                                                

6.         Information Items

a.  The Board received a Superintendent report regarding a teacher retention   survey, possible State Competition information for boys basketball and a KSDE report on graduation rates.

 

New Business

7.       Information Items

          a.  The presentation from the High School-FCCLA MS and HS level STAR events going to state competition was postponed.

          b.  The Board received a thank you note from the family of Brent Craft.

          c.  The Board received reports from Caleb Clark regarding Keystone; John Lederer regarding Economic Development; Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham and Donny Smith regarding the Foundation; and Jesica Clark regarding the Curriculum Coordinating Council.

 

8.       Discussion Items

          a.  The Board discussed budget projections as it relates to the fiscal year 2022 budget and revenue projections for fiscal year 2023.

          b.  The Board discussed a bond update.

 

9.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to allow the use of Healthy Futures, a free dental program and comprehensive care, as presented by Laura Gigstad.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

b.  Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the following COVID protocols: to move to make masks optional on district transportation and to allow public entrance during school activities and programs when appropriate during the school day with masks optional.

      Yes      6          No            0

 

c.   Motion by Caleb Clark second by Aaron Sprang to approve the School Calendar for FY2023 as presented.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

d.  The action regarding middle school cross country was tabled.

 

ei. Motion by Caleb Clark second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve     Option #3 with regard to the size of the track being six lanes.

                  Yes      6          No       0

 

eii.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Aaron Sprang to approve the placement of the pole vault pit and length of the runway as             follows:  west endzone and up to 120 feet for the runway.

                  Yes      6          No       0

 

eiii. Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Caleb Clark to approve     the placement of the triple jump/long jump on the east side of the        field.   

                  Yes      6          No       0

 

f. Motion by Jesica Clark second by Caleb Clark to approve the second grade field trip to Steamboat Arabia on April 14th that is out of state-Missouri.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

g.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Caleb Clark to approve the EMC Property Insurance as presented and to not drop any vehicle coverage and to not add additional employment coverage.

      Yes      6          No       0

 

h.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the Greenbush Memorandum of Understanding for physics (FY23).

      Yes      6          No       0

 

i.    Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Caleb Clark to go into executive session beginning at 8:50 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 8:53 P.M.  Dr. Hanzlicek was present in the Executive Session.

                        Yes      6          No      0         

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:53 P.M.

 

                        i.  Motion by Jesica Clark second by Caleb Clark to approve to waive remote hours for the students listed in the Executive Session                                       for February.

          Yes  6          No       0

 

j.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Caleb Clark to go into executive session beginning at 8:54 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts for future potential 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 9:15 P.M.  Dr. Hanzlicek was present in the Executive Session.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:25 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 9:30 P.M.

                        Yes      6          No      0         

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 9:32 P.M.

 

            i.          Motion by Jesica Clark second by Aaron Sprang to approve to extend the Principals’ contracts one year.

                        Yes      6          No       0

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 9:32 P.M.

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