• USD 490 Board of Education

    Vicki Coash
    Norm Wilks
    Monty Hughey
    Rob Lane
    Heather Nichols
    Tom Storrer
    Sharon Waugh

August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020
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Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
August 10, 2020
6:00 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the September 14, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, August 10, 2020 in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

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

2. Roll Call

Members Present: Tom Storrer, President
Heather Nichols, Board Vice President
Rob Lane
Haley Remsberg
Sharon Waugh

Member Absent: Norm Wilks

Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Bruce Lolling, EHS Principal
Scott Vang, Activity/Athletic Director
Karla King, EMS Principal
Jelinda Keeling, Teacher
Roger Smith, Patron
Jim Shum, Teacher

3. Executive Session

At 6:01 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 minutes to discuss negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, with Board members, the Superintendent and Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services present. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:11 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:11 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for an additional period of 10 minutes to discuss negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, with Board members, the Superintendent and Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services present. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:21 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:21 p.m. Heather Nichols moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel with Board members, the Superintendent and Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services present. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:36 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:36 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 minutes to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel with Board members, the Superintendent and Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services present. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:46 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (9a. Band/Orchestra Delay, 9b. EHS Schedule Change, 10a. Pixealot Camera Purchase). Seconded by Heather Nichols the motion carried 5-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Calendar

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion; the motion carried 5-0.

Minutes of July 8, 2020 budget hearing/special meeting
Minutes of July 13, 2020 regular meeting
Minutes of July 27, 2020 special meeting
Financial Reports
Credit Card Report
Activity Reports
Credit Card Use and Limits
Benefit Providers
Information

6. Comments from the Public

Roger Smith addressed the Board to express interest in being considered for the vacant School Board seat.

7. Updates

Reopening Plan – Teresa Tosh shared that work continues on start of school plans. Information on what remote learning will look like will be provided by Teresa virtually to parents through “Parent Camp”. She has also contacted the YMCA to inquire about offering an after-school program.

8. District Policy Updates

Policy updates were reviewed. Teresa Tosh will be named as the district compliance coordinator in policies GAAB and KNA, as well as Title IX Coordinator in GAAC and JGEC.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Board Policy updates with noted changes as presented. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

9. El Dorado Sports Foundation Scoreboard Donation Contract

A revised contract was presented for review and approval.

Haley Remsberg a motion to approve the El Dorado Sports Foundation Scoreboard Donation Contract as presented. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

10. 2020-21 Classified and Administrative Salaries

Rob Lane made a motion to approve administrator and classified personnel salary increases for the 2020-2021 School Year at 2% as recommended. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 5-0.

11. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations as presented. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Employment
Beverly Buster, EHS Substitute Secretary;
Melissa Wade, Extend Substitute Secretary;

Resignation
Destiny Bowlin, 7th Grade Volleyball Coach;
Chloe Fuzzell, Title I Aide at Skelly;
Monica Gross, EHS Science Teacher;
Samantha Hasting, Bus Driver;
Nicole Kastens, Nurse Aide at Blackmore;
Heather Knowles, Bus Aide;
Doug Mitchell, Bus Driver;
Savannah Newman, Bus Aide;

Replacement
Richard Armstrong, EHS Assistant Football Coach, replacing Scott Camien;
Dawn Beauchamp, 8th Grade Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, replacing Sara Karst;
Lauren Mathias, Bus Driver, replacing Wanda Haigler;
Kody Melugin, EMS Assistant Football Coach and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach; (replacing himself);
Dylan Richardson, EHS Assistant Football Coach (replacing himself);
Montana Soderberg, 7th Grade Assistant Volleyball coach, replacing Sara Karst;

Substitute Teacher
Leanne Buche, Gene George

Transfer
Chelsea Isaacs, from Nurse Aide at Skelly to Nurse Aide at Blackmore;
Ruth Krug, from Blackmore Custodian to Bus Driver;

12. Back to School Schedule

Teresa Tosh discussed options to begin the school year. After discussion, Rob Lane made a motion to begin the school year with the Hybrid Option 1 model from August 26th through September 4th. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 5-0.

13. Band/Orchestra Delay

Karla King and Bruce Lolling discussed scheduling challenges as well as cross-contamination issues associated with offering band/orchestra at all three levels. To alleviate those issues, it was suggested to delay 5th grade band/orchestra for the 1st semester.

Sharon Waugh made a motion to delay 5th grade band/orchestra for the 1st semester and to revisit the subject in the fall. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 5-0.

14. EHS Schedule Change

EHS Principal Bruce Lolling presented plans to switch to a 4x4 block schedule at El Dorado High School for at least the 1st semester and discussed advantages to this type of schedule.

15. KSHSAA Sports Reopening Plan

A plan to reopen sports based on recommendations from KSHSAA was presented, with the start of sports set for August 17th. The date was adjusted by KSHSAA to allow all athletics to start at a similar time and to give our students opportunities to compete safely this season.

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve August 17th for the start date of sports based on the KSHSAA recommendations. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 5-0.

16. Pixealot Camera Purchase

Bruce Lolling discuss the opportunity to purchase two Pixealot cameras to allow for livestreaming of events at BG Stadium and EHS. A generous donation from the El Dorado High Booster Club will cover the costs of the cameras. Installation and operating costs will be minimal.

Rob Lane made a motion accepting the donation from EHS Booster Club to purchase two Pixealot cameras as presented. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 5-0.

17. Announcements

• August 11th – Budget Hearing and Special BOE Meeting; 7:30 a.m. virtually via ZOOM and Facebook
                          Live
• August 26th – First day of classes
• September 7th – Labor Day, District closed

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

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

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