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April 29, 2019 Meeting Minutes

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289

I. CALL TO ORDER  

The regular meeting of the Board of Education held Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Board Conference Room. President Beth Watson called the meeting to order.

II. ROLL CALL    

Board members present Shane Pruitt, Beth Watson, Kevin Jones, Jeremi Thompson and Todd Wilmarth.

USD #289 Staff Present Ryan Bradbury, Supt., Sherry Bousman, Board Clerk, Marcia Munsell ES Prin., 
Joshua Snyder, Curr. Dir.

Guests Heather Heath, Cheryl Hughes, Karla Face, Nichole Pruitt, Thaxton Pruitt, Walter Wehr, Dawn 
Rottinghaus, Kaylie Reese, Kenzie Hudson, Jackson Dwyer, Jeff Ebeck, James Hurd, Carson Richardson, 
Callahan McCarthy, Sarah Face, Ryan Kemp, Emily Kline, Sierra Corwine, Allison Farquhar, Julia 
Delgado

Ill. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA    

Todd Wilmarth moved to adopt the agenda. Kevin Jones seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.

lV. PUBLIC FORUM

V. WELLSVILLE FBLA PRESENTATION                  

FBLA students gave a presentation on their projects, which qualified them for FBLA Nationals in San Antonio, TX.

VI. TOURETTE’S SYNDROME AWARENESS PRESENTATION

The Eastern Kansas Tourette Syndrome Support Group provided a presentation designed to inform and 
raise awareness regarding Tourette’s Syndrome.

VII. ACTION ITEMS

VII.A. BUSINESS BY CONSENT

Kevin Jones moved to approve the Business by Consent items VIIa as presented. Jeremi Thompson 
seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

Approval of

1. Monthly Bills and Financial Report

2. February Board Meeting Minutes

3. Reports

a. WJRC

ii. Donations

1. $2000 Lytle Land Management (Track and Facility Improvements)

2. $100 Esther Raugewitz (Student Needs)

3. $125 American Legion (Life Skills)

4. $250 Cohorst Enterprise (FFA)

5. $2700 AF Foam/Joe Ebeck (FBLA Nationals)

6. $500 Ohlmeier Trucking (FBLA Nationals)

7. $100 JBD Inc/Vickers (FBLA)

VIII. ACTION ITEMS

A. TECHNOLOGY BIDS                                

Walter Wehr, IT Director, reviewed the technology bids we received for the laptops. Jeremi Thompson moved to accept the bid from CDW for 70 laptops totaling $63,070. Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

Jeremi Thompson moved to reject the bids for the chrome books and interactive tv’s. Todd Wilmarth seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

B. FUND ACCOUNTING RENEWAL            

Mr. Bradbury discussed renewing Harris Fund Accounting, which is the District Office and Buildings accounting system. Kevin Jones moved to approve the Harris Fund Accounting renewal for $5,689.57 as presented. Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5-0

C. 2019-2020 CALENDAR                            

Mr. Bradbury discussed revisions to the 2019-2020 calendar that were board approved in 2018. Shane Pruitt moved to approve the updates/changes to the 2019/2020 school calendar as presented. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

D. SUMMER CAMP APPROVALS                

Mr. Bradbury discussed the 2019 Summer Camp requests. Kevin Jones moved to approve 2019 Summer Camps as presented. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

E. SUMMER CUSTODIAL POSITIONS        

Mr. Bradbury discussed hiring nine summer staff @ $10.00 per hour. Jeremi Thompson moved to approve the nine summer staff positions starting @ $10.00 per hour. Todd Wilmarth seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

VIIII. DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. WELLNESS POLICY UPDATE                

Mr. Bradbury discussed updating additional wording to our Wellness Policy regarding Physical Activity with indoor recess. This will allow us to be eligible to receive $5000 of additional grant funding to purchase activity equipment. This was the first reading of the policy and will be an action item at the May board meeting.

B. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH CENTRAL HEIGHTS (WRESTLING)

Mr. Bradbury discussed Central Heights School District request to COOP with USD 289 beginning the 
2019-2020 school year.  This will be an action item at the May board meeting.

C. CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE STUDY

Mr. Bradbury presented information collected from other school districts and surrounding area 
businesses regarding the hourly rates of classified salary.

D. BUDGET UPDATES                                  

Mr. Bradbury discussed the school financing the State has approved for the 2019-2020 school year and anticipated cost increases for 2019-2020.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS                                

Mr. Bradbury stated administrative reports were in the board packet for review.

XI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. PERSONNEL                                            

Jeremi Thompson moved that the board and superintendent, recess 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 8:52pm in the board conference room. Kevin Jones seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.

A. PERSONNEL                                            

Jeremi Thompson moved that the board and superintendent, recess 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 9:07pm in the board conference room. Shane Pruitt seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.

A. PERSONNEL                                                          

Shane Pruitt moved that the board and superintendent, recess 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 
9:17pm in the board conference room. Jeremi Thompson seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.

B. NEGOTIATIONS                                        

Jeremi Thompson moved that the board and superintendent recess into executive session to discuss the board proposal for the negotiated agreement pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that the open 
meeting shall resume at 9:40pm in the board conference room. Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5- 0.

B. NEGOTIATIONS                                        

Beth Watson moved that the board and superintendent recess into executive session to discuss the board proposal for the negotiated agreement pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that the open meeting shall resume at 9:50pm in the board conference room. Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5- 0.

B. NEGOTIATIONS                                        

Beth Watson moved that the board and superintendent recess into executive session to discuss the board proposal for the negotiated agreement pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that the open 
meeting shall resume at 10:00pm in the board conference room. Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5- 0.

XI. PERSONNEL

A. RESIGNATIONS                                        

Jeremi Thompson moved to accept the following resignations:

Katie Lynch, ES Counselor

Emily McCollough, HS Counselor

Megan McCarty, Drama Director

Maranda Stendebach, Forensics

Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

B. CONTRACTS TO OFFER                          

No contracts to offer

C. 2019-2020 STAFFING REQUESTS          

Mr. Bradbury reviewed staffing requests for 2019-2020 and benefits of adding these positions. Jeremi Thompson moved to authorize the superintendent to add/fill the following positions. Secondary certified staff position, increase Elementary Art to 
1.0 FTE. Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

XIII. ACTION ITEM

A. JUNE REGULAR BOARD MEETING      

Mr. Bradbury discussed moving the regular June 24th, 2019 board meeting to June 10th  at 6:30. Kevin Jones moved to move the regular June 24th, 2019 board meeting to June 10th  at 6:30. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 5- 0.

B. SPECIAL BOARD MEETING                    

Mr. Bradbury discussed setting a special board meeting May 6th, at 6:30pm for personnel and negotiations. Beth Watson moved to schedule a special board meeting May 6th, at 6:30pm. Shane Pruitt seconded. Motion carried 5-0

XIV.  ADJOURNMENT                                  

10:09pm

Sherry Bousman