NOVEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

November 8, 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, Kimberly Kirkham, LaVerne Clark, Thomas Welsh, Sharon Sweeney, Georgia Hollis, Dr. Volora Hanzlicek and                               Brenda Henson. 

                

     2.          ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the agenda as presented.

                          Yes      7                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.      Approve Site Council Members for 2021-22.

e.       Receive Site Council Minutes.

f.       Receive CCC Minutes.

g.      Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.

h.      Approve CTE Council Members for 2021-22.

i.        Approve hiring as follows:  Mallory Jepson, Elementary Teacher (start date of December 11th).

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

 

Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Thomas Welsh to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    7          No     0

 

Old Business

                                                                   

6.         Information Items

 

a.  The Board received reports about Abraham Lincoln from the 2nd Grade and Mrs. Sherretts.     

b.   The Board received a Superintendent report regarding the Health and Wellness Committee, the Superintendent’s evaluation; the Kindergarten Readiness Committee; and bus routes and stops.

 

New Business

 

7.   Information Items

      a.  No written communications was received.      

 

8.  Discussion Items

 

          a.  The Board discussed the bond timeline.

          b.  The Board discussed the 5 year Capital Outlay Plan.

          c.  The Board discussed the Keystone board member responsibilities.

 

9.       ACTION ITEMS

 

a.   Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve to appoint a committee to bring recommendations to the Board for Construction Manager At-Risk.

                        Yes      7          No       0

 

b.  Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to approve a Resolution 11-8-21 to proceed with the bond sale as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0     

 

c.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Kimberly Kirkham to approve to host the FCCLA regional meeting on November 2, 2022.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

d.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Aaron Sprang to conduct a Special Board Meeting on January 5, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. to approve a Construction Manager At-Risk and honor the outgoing Board Members.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

e.   Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 7:34 P.M. to discuss waivers for remote learning of students as it relates to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:36 P.M. 

      Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 7:38 P.M.

 

                  i.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Thomas Welsh to waive the remote hours for the students listed for October discussed in executive session.

                      Yes     7       No       0

 

f.    Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 7:39 P.M. to discuss the Superintendent's evaluation which is a personnel matter of non-elected personnel that relates to performance and contracts under KOMA, K.S.A. 75-4319 et seq.  The board will reconvene in this room at 7:55 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:05 P.M.  The Board extended the executive session until 8:10 P.M.  Dr. Volora Hanzlicek left the room at 7:39 P.M. and returned during open session.

                        Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:11 P.M.

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:11 P.M.

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