May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
May 8, 2017
6:00 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the June 12, 2017 Board of Education Meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, May 8, 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:Ryan Carson
Vicki Coash
Bernie Spradling
Tom Storrer
Norm Wilks

Members Absent: Monty Hughey
Scott Starkey

Others Present: Sue Givens, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services
Olivia Haselwood, El Dorado Leader
Steve Shogren, George K. Baum & Company
David Stewart, Gravity Works Architects
Gregg Oblinger, Simpson Construction
Kelly Ankrom, Teacher
Christy Harvey, Patron
Miles Harvey, Patron
Brock Harvey, Student
Madi Nichols, Student
Riley Nichols. Student
Cherokee Reagan, Student
Lauren Foulkes, Student
Hailey Lea, Student
Nate Rhodes, Student
Makayla Dashner, Student
Erin Nichols, Teacher
Jason Nichols. Teacher
Melisa Wingfield, Teacher
Zachary Mitchell, Student
Lora Meirowsky, Teacher
Kevin Karst, Patron
Shelby Karst, Student
Peyton Haug, Student
Brian Hutchins, Patron
Lucinda Hutchins, Patron
Kaitlyn Hutchins, Student
Abby Hutchins, Student
Kevin House, Principal El Dorado High School
Linda Swan, Teacher

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Board President Vicki Coash moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy rights of the individuals to be discussed, and to discuss negotiations in order to protect the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract, with Board members and the Superintendent present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

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 and addendum (7a – Sanitary Sewer Petition, 11a – Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 5-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as stated below. Ryan Carson seconded the motion; the motion carried 5-0.

Minutes, April 10, 2017 Regular meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report
FY18 Textbook Fees (same as FY17)
FY18 Facility Usage Fees (same as FY17)
FY18 Athletic Pass Fees (same as FY17)
FY18 Auditing Services (same as FY17)
FY18 KASB Membership Renewal (FY17)
OPAA! Renewal Addendum (increased by CPI per contract)

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments.

7. Recognition

• Pioneer League Music Festival “I” rating: 7th & 8th Grade Combined Choirs, EMS Girls’ Choir, 8th Grade Ensemble

• Regional Music Festival “I” rating: Encore, Ethan Crank (solo), Mary-Michael Gomez (solo), Mara Stewart (solo), Maria Whitmer, (solo), String/Woodwind Mixed Trio

• State Music Festival - Earning a “I” rating: Maria Whitmer (vocal solo), Ethan Crank (vocal solo), Mara Stewart (vocal solo), Mary Gomez, (vocal solo), Encore Ladies, Encore, String/Woodwind Mixed Trio, Abby Edwards (clarinet), Isaac Haahr (saxophone)

• State & National Forensics – Competing at State Forensics: Hudson Vaught, David Williams, Zach Mitchell, Maria Whitmer, Logan Stenseng, Myranda Drake, Rebekah Lebbin, Makenzie Cronk, Makenna Hayes, Makayla Dashner.
NCFL Nationals qualifiers: Zach Mitchell, Dwa-Ve Deslouches, Maria Whitmer, Myranda Drake, Makayla Dashner, Logan Stenseng, Makenna Hayes.
NSDA qualifier: Logan Stenseng.

• National Speech & Debate Academic All American - Makenna Hayes and Logan Stenseng.

• DECA International Competition - Trevor Burnett, Nate Rhodes, Sydney Harper, Brock Harvey, Jarin Koehler, Grace Myers, Andrew Tipton

• Governor’s Scholars – Brock Harvey, Sidney Howland

• 31 ACT Score – Channing Kimble
• KAMSA Administrative Assistant of the Year – Melanie Mann, EMS Registar

• KATFACS Young Teacher of the Year – Linda Swan, EHS FACS Teacher

8. Updates

• Graduation- Kevin House reviewed plans for BOE members’ participation in the EHS graduation ceremony on May 21st.

• Legislative Update – The wrap-up session continues with work on education, taxes and the budget.

9. Bond Refunding Issuance Resolution

Steve Shrogren of GK Baum provided a review of the bond sales resulting in a savings to taxpayers of approximately $1.3 million.

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-18 authorizing and providing for the sale, issuance and delivery of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017-A. Seconded by Ryan Carson, the motion carried 5-0.

10. District Performing Arts Center

David Stewart provided an update on design of the District Performing Arts Center. Gregg Oblinger shared an overview of the budget. Kellen Adams discussed the plan to set aside the additional costs over two years through the long-range capital outlay plan.

11. Sanitary Sewer Petition 

The District must petition the City for Sanitary Sewer service to the new Grandview Elementary. The cost of $420,294.08 has been included in project costs.

Vicki Coash made a motion to submit a petition to the City of El Dorado for Sanitary Sewer Project – Project 514 to provide service to the new Grandview Elementary School. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 5-0.

12. Bus Bids

Kellen Adams reviewed bus bids for the proposed purchase of one 65-passenger bus.

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the bid of $92,407.00 from Kansas Truck for the purchase of a new 65-passenger bus as part of the five-year capital outlay plan. Seconded by Bernie Spradling, the motion carried 5-0.

13. FY18 Handbooks

Drafts of student and personnel handbooks were included in board materials for review and will be presented for approval in June.

14. Establish 2017-18 School Meal Prices

Federal adjustments for reimbursable meals will dictate a $.10 increase in meals. Proposed fees are:

USD 490 MEAL PRICES       Breakfast                Lunch
Elementary                             $1.80                      $2.60
Middle School                        $2.00                      $2.95
High School                           $2.00                      $2.95
Adult                                      $2.40                      $3.75
Reduced                                $0.30                      $0.40

Ryan Carson made a motion to approve 2017-18 school meal prices as presented. Tom Storrer seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

15. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which include the addendum. Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Kimberly Bode, 3rd Grade Teacher at Lincoln Elementary;
Gera Giles, 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher;
John Harms, Sub Bus Driver;
Nicole Snyder, Sub Custodian;

Arleen Sponsel, Kindergarten Teacher at Jefferson Elementary, replacing Mario Flores;

Mario Flores, 1st Grade Teacher at Jefferson;
Leeann Morris, Destinations Lab Aide at Lincoln;
Robert Vestering, HVAC Maintenance;

Betty Wise, Destinations Lab Aide at Skelly;

Summer Employment
Charles Curnutt, Ivanna DeWitt, Brenda Green, Chelsea Jones, Kent Kunkel, Mariauna Mays, Patrick McAdoo, Steven Maus, Bobbie Salas, Sheila Scheibmeir, Nicole Snyder, Becky Sparks, Alice Stucky, Carlene Swank, Lynne Worhington

Tech Assistant
Russell Baker, David Herrs, Tamara Hogoboom, Sharon Julius, Linda Larson

Christina Fletcher, from Sub Driver to Dispatcher (FY18);
Rachelle Hildreth, from Fourth Grade at Grandview to 6th Grade English Language Arts/Social Studies at El Dorado Middle School;
Pat McAdoo, from Sub Custodian to Part-time Evening Custodian at Grandview, replacing Marvin Daniels;

Vicky Elliott, EMS Food Service;

16. Announcements

• May 21 Graduation
• May 25 Last Day of School for Students
• May 25 Staff Recognition @ EHS, 3:00 pm
• May 29 Memorial Day, Offices closed
• June 1 (noon) Filing Deadline for 2018 BOE Positions
• June 5 Summer School Begins

II. Adjournment

Board President Vicki Coash adjourned the meeting at 7:47 p.m.

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