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January 28th, Minutes

         UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289


I. CALL TO ORDER                                                    

The regular meeting of the Board of Education held Monday, January 28, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Board Conference Room. 
President Beth Watson called the meeting to order.

II. ROLL CALL

Board members present Beth Watson, Dawn Whalen, Kevi Jones, Jeremi Thompson and Todd Wilmarth.
Amanda Donovan arrived at 6:35pm
USD #289 Staff Present Ryan Bradbury, Supt., Sherry Bousman, Board Clerk, Josh Adams, HS Prin., 
Brad Burkdoll, MS Prin./A.D., Marcia Munsell ES Prin., Joshua Snyder, Curr. Dir., Walter Wehr, IT 
Dir.
Guests Heather Heath, Cheryl Hughes, Cassidy Bingham, Sabryna Rolin, Kim Price, Mason Price, Ozzie 
Bauer, Payton Otwell, Aisen Fletcher, Heather Otwell, Katie Roatc Taylor Roatch, Hayden Holton, 
Hayden Reeve
Ill. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Dawn Whalen moved to adopt the agenda adding Jamie Isdack Memorial Foundation Donation for $705 to WHS. Jeremi Thompson seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.

lV. PUBLIC FORUM  

Elementary students presented the board with “thank you, letters” for board appreciation month.

Mr. Bradbury recognized board members with a certificate for board appreciation month.

V. NEW TEACHER RECOGNITION

Cassidy Bingham, FACS and Sabryna Rolin, ES

VI. ACTION ITEMS

VI.A. BUSINESS BY CONSENT
i.       Approval of
1. Monthly Bills and Financial Report

2. November Board Meeting Minutes

3. Reports
a. WJRC

ii. Donations
1. Esther Raugewitz $100 WMS student care
2. Scott Dwyer $100 Wrestling
3. Jeremy Cohorst $100 Wrestling
4. Wellsville Chiropractic $50 Daddy/Daughter Date Night
5. Mid America Bank $125 Sports Banners
6. Jamie Isdack Memorial Foundation $705 to WHS

Dawn Whalen moved to accept the consent agenda pulling the Donations for questions. Kevin Jones 
seconded. The motion carried 6-0.

VI.A. BUSINESS BY CONSENT
ii.       Approval of
1. Donations    

Kevin Jones moved to approve the Donations. Dawn Whalen seconded. The motion carried 6-0.

VII. ACTION ITEMS
A. EARLY GRADUATION REQUESTS        

Dawn Whalen moved to approve the Early Graduation Request from Natalie Cunningham authorizing her to graduate in December 2019 as long as all graduation requirements are met at this time. Todd Wilmarth seconded Motion carried. 6-0

B. TECHNOLOGY (ERATE) BID REVIEW

Todd Wilmarth moved to approve the router bid from AOS for $39,127.01 and the TwoTrees Bid for 9 UPS for $9,360.00 as presented. Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0

C. FUTURE TECHNOLOGY ITEMS TO BID

Mr. Wehr discussed potential items that may be bid and brought back to the board for consideration (laptops, interactive TV’s, Chromebooks)

D. USD 289 TRASH SERVICE                      

Ottawa Sanitation is not increasing their rates no action is needed.

E. FINANCIAL DEPOSITORY BIDS              

Dawn Whalen moved in accordance with K.S.A. 12-1675 and K.S.A. 75-4210 I authorize the superintendent to request bids from local banks for investment rates to determine if the local financial institutions will match or exceed the statutory 
investment rates as calculated by PMIB. The investment rates will be for one-year period-of- time. Todd Wilmarth seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

F. VAN PURCHASE/FLEET UPDATES        

Amanda Donovan moved to approve the purchase of two 10-passenger full size vans from the State of Kansas Bid List as presented and not to exceed $54,462.00. Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

G. GRANT APPLICATIONS                          

Dawn Whalen moved to authorize the superintendent to submit grant applications for the $10,000.00 Worksite Wellness grant via WorkWellKS and the 4-year-old At Risk Grant via KSDE. Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

VIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. BOARD POLICY UPDATES                      

Mr. Bradbury reviewed the changes coming to the board and wellness policies.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS                                

Joshua Snyder, Marcia Munsell, Josh Adams, and Brad Burkdoll spoke.

X. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. PERSONNEL                                                          

Dawn Whalen moved that the board, superintendent, reces into executive session to discuss employee resignations, applicants for certified and classified staff openings, individual classified salaries, and to review an individual employees performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that the open meeting shall resume at 8:45pm in the board conference room. Jeremi Thompson seconded. The motion carried 6-0.

XI. PERSONNEL
A. RESIGNATIONS                                        

Dawn Whalen moved to accept the following resignations:

Brad Burkdoll, Head Football Coach, Summer Weights Coach
Barry Richards, Asst. HS Boys Basketball, Asst. HS Baseball
Dalon Hardgrove, Technology

C. ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS TO OFFER

Dawn Whalen moved to:

Classified Contracts
Approve retroactive compensation for Rene Reese, transportation director, with a start date of December 1st Mindy Mason, Food Service (part time) three hours per day Rhonda Walkup, Bus DriverMary Chance, Bus Driver Supplemental Positions Ripp Harrison, Asst. HS Boys Basketball

Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

C. ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS TO OFFER

Dawn Whalen moved to authorize the superintendent to post and fill an additional secondary teaching 
position with funding coming from recent administration realignment.
Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.


XII. ADJOURNMENT                                                    

Meeting adjourned 8:50pm

Sherry Bousman, Board Clerk