December 11 2017
December 11 2017

Minutes of the December 11, 2017 Board of Education Meeting

These minutes may be approved or amended at the January 8, 2018 BOE meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2017, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Vicki Coash at 6:00 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Members Present: Vicki Coash, President
Norm Wilks, Vice President
Bernie Spradling
Scott Starkey
Tom Storrer

Members Absent: Ryan Carson
Monty Hughey

Others Present: Sue Givens, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Levi Yager, Butler County Times Gazette
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services
David Dillner, City of El Dorado Manager
Scott Rickard, City of El Dorado Engineering Dept. Manager
Vince Haines, City of El Dorado Mayor
State Representative Mary Martha Good
Sharon Waugh, Patron
Lora Meirowsky, Teacher
Neil Broderick, OPAA! Regional Director
Chandra Spears, OPAA! Director of Nutrition Services

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel exemption with Board members and the Superintendent present. Scott Starkey seconded the motion. The motion carried

Sue Givens left Executive Session at 6:05 p.m.

The board returned to general session at 6:30 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda with Addendum (9a-Additional Personnel Recommendation). Seconded by Vicki Coash, the motion carried 5-0.

5. Approve Consent Calendar

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar. Seconded by Vicki Coash, the motion carried 5-0.

Minutes, November 13th, 2017 Regular meeting
Minutes, November 28th, 2017 Special Meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
EMS/EHS Activity Reports
EMS/EHS Athletic Reports
KSDE Audit Summary

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Recognition

ACT Score of 30+ – Channing Kimble

Infinitec Outstanding Student Technology Award – Timothy Baker

Outgoing Board Members – Bernie Spradling and Scott Starkey

8. Updates

• Food Service Program
Chandra Spears, OPAA! Director of Nutrition Services, provided a semester review of food service happenings, including the addition of Munchables, increased participation numbers, and fun activities promoting healthy eating.

Sue Givens announced that the district has been awarded a $34,394 grant to upgrade the Skelly kitchen making it possible for it to become a self-contained kitchen just like the two new elementary schools.

• Partners In Education
No report was given due to Ryan Carson’s absence.

• KASB Convention
Norm Wilks summarized sessions he attended at the KASB Convention including the School
Attorney meeting and Delegate Assembly. Board member Ryan Carson and Board members-
elect Heather Nichols and Sharon Waugh also attended.

• Construction Update
Sue Givens provided an update on construction progress, including selection of carpet, flooring, and paint. The KIDS Committee was given a tour of the three sites.

• Legislative Feedback
State Representative Mary Martha Good discussed topics for the upcoming legislative session and urged Board Members to continue communication with all State Legislators.

Tom Storrer left the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
Tom Storrer entered the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

9. Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

David Dillner of The City of El Dorado presented the updated NRP. The BOE must approve participation in the tax abatements affecting the district.

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve the resolution to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Butler County Board of County Commissioners, City Commission of El Dorado, Unified School District #375, and Butler Community College to adopt a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and authorize and direct the President of the USD 490 Board of Education to execute said agreement. Scott Starkey seconded the motion. The motion carried

10. After School Programming

Information regarding “Right At School” a commercial after-school enrichment program was presented. Parent surveys have indicated an interest in this type of extension to the school day.

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the agreement with “Right At School” to provide extended school day services for USD 490 students, pending registration. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

11. Local Option Budget

In order to receive full authorization of 33% of foundation aid for LOB funding as specified in current law, a resolution of intent must be passed.

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve a resolution to adopt local option budget authority in an amount not to exceed 33% of the total amount of foundation aid and publish said resolution as required. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

12. USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations. Bernie
Spradling seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Lea Cooper, Title I Aide at Grandview;
Richard Guardiola, Sub Custodian;

Larissa Carpenter, Health Aide at Skelly Elementary, replacing Mira Baker;
Brooklyn Hamilton, El Dorado High School Dance Coach, replacing Candice Ogden;

Linette Liby, Title I Teacher at El Dorado Middle School;
Rowana Smith, Food Service Sub;
Stephen Smith, Title I Aide at El Dorado Middle School;

Substitute Teacher
Tamara Worcester;

Stormie Williams, Food Service Sub;

12a. Additional Personnel Recommendation
Scott Starkey made a motion to approve the addition of a classified leave day, identified as one “floating holiday” to be attached to any identified holiday pay, as specified in the Support Services Handbook, and to instruct the superintendent to notify qualifying employees who have not tendered resignation, effective immediately, and to make adjustments to the Support Services Handbook. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

13. Announcements

• Staff Meat & Cheese Tray Delivery – December 19
• December 21 through January 1 - Christmas Break
• January 2 & 3 – Staff Development (No School)

II. Adjournment

Board President Vicki Coash adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

Melissa Smith, Clerk of the Board
USD 490
Butler County, KS