MAY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

May 9, 2022

6:00 P.M.

 

Unofficial Minutes

 

1.                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President, Donny Smith, at 6:01 P.M. in the library.

                  Present:  Donny Smith, Aaron Sprang, Kimberly Kirkham, Jesica Clark, John Lederer, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and Brenda Henson. 

                  Absent:  Caleb Clark and Georgia Hollis.  Kimberly Kirkham arrived at 6:02 P.M.

 

     2.          RETIREMENT RECEPTION-The Board reconvened in the library at 6:45 P.M.

 

     3.          STAFF RECOGNITION CEREMONY

                

     4.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

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

                          Yes      5                No       0

 

             5.          BUDGET HEARING

 

     6.          REVIEW BOARD NORMS

 

     7.          COMMENTS FROM PATRONS AND GUESTS

                  Seth Cooper spoke regarding track and field.

 

     8.         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 Recreation Commission Minutes.

e.       Approve resignations as follows:  Rachel Day as High School Language Arts Teacher; Shelby Denton as High School Science Teacher for the 2022-23 school year; Angie Seymour as Kindergarten Teacher; Becky Herring as Title 1 Director; Stacy Richerson as CLC Director; and Cheryl Brosa as Middle School Science Teacher.

f.       Approve hiring (pending KBI and drug screen checks) as follows:  Becky Penry as PreK Teacher; Jordan Hale as Middle School Lead Teacher (not split); Cheryl Brosa as Instructional Specialist; Angie Seymour and Instructional Interventionist Director; Jeff Hale as Assistant Football Coach and Middle School Head Boys Basketball Coach; and Alyssa Hatch as High School Science Teacher. 

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

 

Motion by John Lederer second by Aaron Sprang to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes     5         No   0

 

Old Business

                                                                   

9.         Information Items

 

a.  The Board received a Superintendent report regarding a Health Insurance Addendum and schedules and a staff hiring update.

 

New Business

 

10.       Information Items

 

          a.     The Board discussed good news and written communications.

          b.     The Board received reports from the Keystone, Economic Development; Foundation and Curriculum Coordinating Council Committee persons.

 

11.       Discussion Items

 

          a.     The Board discussed the KSHSAA Classification Modifier.

          b.     The Board discussed District curriculum for approval in June.

          c.     The Board discussed facility use of concessions and the fitness center.

          d.     The Board discussed high school graduation and 8th grade graduation.

 

12.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   Motion by Jesica Clark second by Aaron Sprang to close the budget hearing.

      Yes      5          No       0         

 

      Motion by Jesica Clark second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the amended budget as published.

                        Yes      5          No       0

 

b.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by John Lederer to approve the Student Insurance of Ameritas, Great American, as presented.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

c.  Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve the Amberwell Contract for athletic training services as presented.

      Yes      5          No            0

 

d.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to approve a Special Board Meeting on July 7th at 6:00 PM with Britton Hart, KASB to discuss District Goals and Strategic Planning.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

e.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Aaron Sprang to approve the District payment of $1000.00 total to go toward expenses; the District payment for sponsor expenses and to allow FCCLA to go out of state for students attending the FCCLA National Competition.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

f.    i.  Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve Option 3 for the structure of the preschool as presented.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

      ii.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Aaron Sprang to approve Option 2 with a concrete floor and to include the additional slab in front for a greenhouse.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

      iii.  Motion by John Lederer second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve Option 2 and to match colors as close as possible for the structure of the multipurpose building.

      Yes      5          No       0

 

g.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Jesica Clark to go into executive session beginning at 8:08 P.M. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts for the 2022-23 school year pursuant to the exception relating to personnel under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq., to include Greg Morgan and Susan Grey.  The board will reconvene in this room at 8:18 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:23 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:28 P.M.

                        Yes      5          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:31 P.M.

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:31 P.M.

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