September 25, 2017 BOE Meeting Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289


The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the board meeting room. President Beth Watson called the meeting to order. Other board members present Juanita Peckham, Clyde Coons, Kevin Jones, Dawn Whalen, Jeremi Thompson, and Ron Bloss. Jerry Henn, Supt., Brad Burkdoll, HS/MS AD, Randy Fox, MS Prin., Jason Townsend, Elem. Prin., and Sherry Bousman, Clerk, were also present.

2.ADOPT AGENDA Kevin Jones moved, Dawn Whalen seconded and motion carried 7-0 to adopt the agenda

3. STUDENT PRESENTATION Brad Burkdoll presented students who built the Pergola over the summer. The meeting recessed from 6:42 to 6:45 for the board to go view the Pergola

4. PUBLIC COMMENT Patron’s commented on 7.b. the survey, 7.d. track/bid process, and question on books in classrooms

5.APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA Dawn Whalen moved, Kevin Jones seconded and motion carried 7-0 to adopt the consent agenda pulling

5.b. Financials to discuss the negative cash balance on WHS Petty Cash Beth Watson moved, Dawn Whalen seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve 5.b. Financials

5.C. DONATIONS

Mr. Morris, $500 to high school activities

Dave Rogers, Old School Trucking $100 to HS Activities, Wrestling

6. OLD BUSINESS None

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST Juanita Peckham moved, Dawn Whalen seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve the 2018 graduation of Malory Jones provided she completes all courses and state requirements.

B. SURVEY Discussion on the results of the climate survey per the Boards request.

C. SPECIAL EDUCATION Discussion on asking for substitutes from the three districts to fill in for a board member who is unable to attend a Special Education board meeting.

D. TRACK Ron Bloss moved, Jeremi Thompson seconded and motion carried 7-0 to publish a scope of work for bid requests to replace the current track.

E. KASB CONVENTION Board members need to let Mr. Henn know by 9/29/2017 if they wish to attend the convention from December 1-3.

8.B. EXECUTIVE SESSION PERSONNEL

Dawn Whalen moved, Juanita Peckham seconded and motion carried 7-0 to go into executive session to discuss employee’s resignation and hiring pursuant to nonelected personnel exception under KOMA, and that we return to open session in this room at 7:35pm. Mr. Henn will be in attendance.

The regular meeting resumed at 7:35pm

8.C. EXECUTIVE SESSION STUDENT MATTERS

Dawn Whalen moved, Juanita Peckham seconded and motion carried 7-0 to go into executive session to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that we return to open session in this room at 7:45pm. Mr. Henn and Mr. Burkdoll will be in attendance.

8.C. EXECUTIVE SESSION STUDENT MATTERS

Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 7-0 to go into executive session to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that we return to open session in this room at 7:55pm. Mr. Henn and Mr. Burkdoll will be in attendance.

Mr. Burkdoll left the meeting at 7:55pm.

8.C. EXECUTIVE SESSION STUDENT MATTERS

Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 7-0 to go into executive session to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that we return to open session in this room at 8:05pm. Mr. Henn will be in attendance.

The regular meeting resumed at 8:05pm.

9. PERSONNEL

9.A. RESIGNATIONS Dawn Whalen moved, Jeremi Thompson seconded and motion carried 7-0 to accept the resignation of Mrs. Rottinghaus as sophomore class sponsor.

9.B. CONTRACTS TO OFFER Juanita Peckham moved, Kevin Jones seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve Mrs. Waymire as sophomore class sponsor, Mrs. Face as ESOL aide, and Ms. Edmonds as high school play director.

10. ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm

Sherry Bousman, Clerk