10.24.16 Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289
       A meeting of the Board of Education was held on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the board meeting room. President Beth Watson called the meeting to order.  Other board members present were Juanita Peckham, Kevin Jones, Clyde Coons, Dawn Whalen, and Ron Bloss.  Jerry Henn, Supt., Josh Adams, H/S Prin., Brad Burkdoll, HS/MS AD, Randy Fox, MS Prin., Jason Townsend, ES Prin., and Sherry Bousman, Clerk, were also present.
    
2. ADOPT THE AGENDA    Dawn Whalen moved, Clyde Coons seconded and motion carried 6-0 to adopt the agenda.
    
3. PUBLIC COMMENT    Casey Lytle introduced a new WJRC, Board Member, Scott Hutchinson.
    
4.  STUDENT PRESENTATION    Mr. Townsend spoke about the successes WES is having with their Families project
    
5. APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA    Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6-0 to adopt the consent agenda with the exception of the financial reports.
    
    Juanita Peckham moved, Kevin Jones seconded and motion carried 6-0 to approve the financials.
OLD BUSINESS    
    
6.A. GREENHOUSE    Juanita Peckham moved, Dawn Whalen seconded and motion carried 6-0 to approve permission for Mr. VanHorn, to apply for a $10,000 Agriculture related Grant to be used towards an FFA program.  Cost to upgrade the greenhouse to be usable all year long would be extreme. Board is looking at getting grants to help with the cost.
     
NEW BUSINESS    
    
7.A. AUDIT    The audit was put on hold since Mr. Neis has not completed it yet. Another meeting was tentatively set for November 1st at 8:00 am. This would be a special meeting with this as the only agenda item.
    
7.B. TECHNOLOGY    Juanita Peckham moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6-0 to approve purchase of 100 computers with a lifetime warranty from SHI for $179.00 per computer bringing a total to $17,900.

Juanita Peckham moved, Kevin Jones seconded and motion carried 6-0 to approve purchase of two new servers from ISG with 32 hours of install time if needed for a total of $21,795.

Mr. Wehr discussed the options for technology upgrades. There will be a major upgrade in PowerSchool coming very soon. It will look different and be different.
    
7.C. WAIVER OF NOTICE    The meeting Tuesday at 7:00 to discuss what the next funding formula should look like in Kansas is a meeting that many Board members may attend. It is not a Board meeting therefore the waiver was signed to prevent this meeting being a Board meeting.
EXECUTIVE SESSION    
Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6- 0 to recess into executive session for 20 mins to discuss negotiations, personnel, and student matters to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) with Superintendent Henn, Jason Townsend, and Randy Fox present. The board will reconvene in open session at 8:35pm. The board recessed into executive session at 8:15pm.
    
    Jason Townsend eft the meeting at 8:23pm
    
8.C. STUDENT MATTERS    Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6-0 for 5 mins to reconvene into open session at 8:40pm
    
    The regular meeting resumed at 8:40pm
    
    
8.B. PERSONNEL    Dawn Whalen moved, Juanita Peckham seconded and motion carried 6-0 to recess into executive session for 10 mins to discuss personnel to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) with Supt Henn. The board recessed into executive session at 8:40pm. The board will reconvene into open session at 8:52pm.
    
    Juanita Peckham moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6-0 for 8 mins. The board will reconvene into open session at 9:00pm.
    
8.A. NEGOTIATIONS    Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 6-0 to recess into executive session for 10 mins to discuss negotiations to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) with Supt Henn. The board will reconvene in open session at 9:10pm.
    
    The regular meeting resumed at 9:10
    
9.A. PERSONNEL    Dawn Whalen moved, Kevin Jones seconded and motion carried 6-0 to accept the resignation from Kandice Kline for assistant FBLA.
    
9.B. TERMINATION    Dawn Whalen moved, Clyde Coons seconded and motion carried 6-0 to approve Ms. McCannon’s termination.
    
ADJOURNMENT    Dawn Whalen moved, Clyde Coons seconded and motion carried 6-0 to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned 9:15pm.
    
    Sherry Bousman, Clerk