UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289
The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Monday, October 23, 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., Josh Adams, HS Prin., Brad Burkdoll, HS/MS AD, Randy Fox, MS Prin., Jason Townsend, Elem. Prin., and Sherry Bousman, Clerk, were also present.
2.ADOPT AGENDA Dawn Whalen moved Kevin Jones seconded to add C. Retirement to 9. Personnel and motion carried 7-0 to adopt the agenda
3. PUBLIC COMMENT Todd Wilmarth commented on the Gannon court decision regarding school funding, the use of Capital Outlay for Maintenance salaries to free up money in the general fund for curriculum.
4. STUEDENT PRESENTATION WES STUCO Pres., Matt Newhouse and Vice Pres., Avery Unruh spoke on how STUCO assists students and WES in being successful.
5.APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA Juanita Peckham moved, Jeremi Thompson seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve the consent agenda
Bill and Kim Thompson, metal, materials and supplies towards welding classes. Lytle Land Management $1,600 total to HS activity funds. $400 football, $300 life skills, $250 volleyball, $300 FBLA, $200 Music and Band, $150 Cross Country
6. OLD BUSINESS
6.A. TRACK BIDS Juanita Peckham moved, Dawn Whalen seconded and motion carried 6-1, Yays Juanita Peckham, Clyde Coons, Beth Watson, Dawn Whalen, Jeremi Thompson, Ron Bloss, Nays Kevin Jones to accept the bid from Fisher Tracks with the black structural spray for $377,104 to come from Capital Outlay.
7. NEW BUSINESS
7.A. SCHOOL BUS GRANT Ron Bloss moved, Juanita Peckham seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve applying for a EPA and Kansas Department of Health and Environment grant to purchase a new bus
7.B. GANNON DECISION Discussion about the results from the Kansas Supreme Court decision on school funding
7.C. PERSONNEL POSITIONS With the possibility of more funds for the next school year, just wanted to get a list of positions that have been cut in the several past years and get a direction and priority order of positions to hire should the Board direct Mr. Henn to start looking at other personnel
7.D. TECH PROPOSAL Ron Bloss moved, Juanita Peckham seconded and motion carried 7-0 to open bids with E-Rate, December 1, for Firewalls, Access Points, and Wireless Routers to update our network
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.B. PERSONNEL Dawn Whalen moved, Jeremi Thompson 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 9:05pm. Mr. Henn and Mr. Burkdoll will be in attendance.
Mr. Burkdoll left the meeting at 8:47pm
The regular meeting resumed at 9:05pm
9.A. RESIGNATIONS Dawn Whalen moved, Clyde Coons seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve the following resignations: Bridgett Kunard – Transportation 10.04.17 Toni Bain – Transportation 10.31.17 Betty Laster – Foodservice 09.12.17 Chad Guthrie – Foodservice 10.13.17
9.B. CONTRACTS TO OFFER Dawn Whalen moved, Clyde Coons seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve the full-time hires for transportation: Florence Hammer John Forsyth
9.C. RETIREMENTS Dawn Whalen moved, Ron Bloss seconded and motion carried 7-0 to approve Jerry Henn’s retirement letter effective June 30, 2018.
10. ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 9:10pm
Sherry Bousman, Clerk