OCTOBER BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

U.S.D. #338 Valley Falls

Board of Education Meeting

October 11, 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 Aaron Sprang 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.      Receive Site Council Minutes.

e.       Receive Recreation Commission Minutes.

f.       Approve hiring as follows:  Kaydie Brandl as Middle School Volleyball Assistant Coach.

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

 

Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Georgia Hollis to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Yes    7          No   0

 

Old Business

                                                                   

6.         Information Items

 

a.  The Board received good news from the Ag students regarding events that they have participated in.

b.  The Board received an update on the Instructional Specialist’s role.

c.  The Board received information from Suzanne Stout regarding the District fall FastBridge scores.      

d.   The Board received a Superintendent report regarding an update on the plumbing at the bus barn; a KDHE grant update; the Recreation Commission weight room purchases; and preliminary enrollment numbers.

 

      7.        Information Items

 

a.   The Board heard comments from Shannon Meyer and Audra Moore regarding COVID policies and testing.

b.   The Board received information from Jami Heinen regarding MedServices Personnel and COVID testing.

c.   The Board received information regarding COVID contact tracing and close contact restrictions.

 

New Business

 

8.       Discussion Items

 

          a.     There were no written communications that had been received.

        

9.      Discussion Items

 

         a.      The Board received an update on the bond issue.

 

10.  ACTION ITEMS

 

ai.  Motion by Thomas Welsh second by Sharon Sweeney to approve

      the updates to the COVID policy regarding Veteran’s Day as presented.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

      ii.         Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve to allow Kelly Gilleece to participate in a Teacher Candidate Field Experience within the District.

                                    Yes      7          No       0

 

                        iii.        No action was taken regarding interpretation of the KDHE guidelines for COVID reporting.  Board Members requested input                                      from KASB attorneys.

 

b.  Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by LaVerne Clark to approve the Coaches Manual for 2021-22 as presented.

      Yes      7          No            0

 

c.   Motion by Aaron Sprang second by Thomas Welsh to approve the snow removal bid from Heinen Custom Operations in the amount of $95.00/hr.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

d.   Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to approve the purchase of a swing set, playground equipment and mulch, not to exceed $51,000.00.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

e.   Motion by Sharon Sweeney second by Aaron Sprang to approve to sell or dispose of equipment as follows:  fitness room equipment, a milk cooler, 2 old laptop carts, and the old iPads.

      Yes      7          No       0

 

f.    Motion by Kimberly Kirkham second by Sharon Sweeney to go into executive session beginning at 8:23 P.M. to discuss matters of a student 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 8:26 P.M. 

      Yes      7          No      0

 

                        The Board meeting returned to open session at 8:28 P.M.

 

                        i.          Motion by Georgia Hollis second by Sharon Sweeney to waive the remote hours for the students as listed for September as discussed                                       in the executive session.

                  Yes      7          No       0

 

      ADJOURNMENT

 

                        The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:29 P.M.

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