These minutes may be amended or approved at the June 14, 2021 BOE meeting.
The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the Board of Education Office located at 124 West Central Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas.I. Routine
1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Heather Nichols at 6:00 p.m.
2. Roll Call
Heather Nichols, President Sharon Waugh, Vice PresidentRob LaneHaley RemsbergRoger Smith Norm WilksMembers Absent: Tom Storrer Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support ServicesJulie Jensen, Executive Director of CurriculumDoug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology Bruce Lolling, EHS Principal Scott Vang, Athletic/Activity Director Dr. Kim Krull, Butler Community College President Mike Payton, Patron Amber Payton, Patron
3. Executive Session
At 6:01 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss contract negotiations pursuant to the KOMA exception for employer-employee negotiations with Board members, the Superintendent and Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services present. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.Norm Wilks entered the meeting at 6:04 p.m. The board returned to general session at 6:16 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.At 6:16 p.m. Sharon Waugh 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. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0. The board returned to general session at 6:31 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.
4. Approval of the Agenda
Rob Lane made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session at the end of the regular meeting. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.
5. Approval of the Consent Calendar
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Roger Smith seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.Minutes, April 12, 2021 Regular meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, CCredit Card ReportActivity ReportApprove Junior Wildcat Football Lease Agreement Renewal Approve Junior Wildcat Wrestling Lease Agreement Renewal Approve Junior Wildcat Basketball Lease Agreement RenewalOPAA! Contract Addendum Apple Inc. iPad Purchase Quote
6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
• Graduation – Bruce Lolling shared planning details on the graduation ceremony set for Sunday May 16th at BG Stadium at 3:00 p.m. - weather permitting. The contingency plan moves the ceremony to the EHS gym and limits attendance.• Extracurricular Programs Update – Activity/Athletic Director Scott Vang provided highlightson EHS and EMS sports and activities. • Budget – Kathy Robertson provided documentation of current unencumbered cash balances and discussed the 2021-22 budget process and timeline.
8. Promise Scholarship
Dr. Kim Krull, President of Butler Community College shared information on the Promise Scholarship program that will be available beginning this fall. Rob Lane left the meeting at 6:54 p.m.
9. FY22 Handbooks
Drafts of student and personnel handbooks were included in board materials for review and will be presented for approval in June.
10. FY22 Fees
2021-22 textbook and school fee schedules were provided. No changes were recommended.Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve textbook and school fees for the 2021-22 school year as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion approved 5-0.
11. Establish FY22 School Meal Prices
Federal adjustments for reimbursable meals indicate a $.10 increase in meals. Because all student meals will be free for the 2021-22 school year, only second meals and adult meals will be charged. Proposed fees were provided.Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve a $.10 increase in meals for the 2021-22 school year as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 5-0.
12. KJUMP Gas Bill Options
Kathy Robertson discussed three options that KASB has negotiated in response to February’s high gas bills. Norm Wilks made a motion to approve Option 2 and authorizes payment of $650 to join the legal coalition. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 5-0.
13. Transportation Discussion
Kathy Robertson discussed a proposed change to the Activity Route for SY 2021-22. By discontinuing the practice of transporting students home after extra-curricular activities, which will affect less than 20 students annually, the district will save nearly $10,000 in transportation expenses. Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the proposed changes to the Activity Route for 2021-22 route as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 5-0.
14. Personnel Recommendations
Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations as presented. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0. EmploymentHeather Bruce, EHS/EMS Spanish Teacher;ResignationCassie Arredondo, EHS Secretary;Anna Flores, EMS Art Teacher;Regan Foos, EMS Cheer Coach;Brian Reid, EHS Social Studies Teacher;Barbara Taylor, EHS Foreign Language Teacher;ReplacementRegan Foos, EHS Head Cheer Coach, replacing Macy Morgan;Heath Henderson, EMS Assistant Principal, replacing Luke Claar;Ian Hett, Executive Director of Technology, replacing Doug Jensen;Rebecca Johnson, Blackmore Music Teacher, replacing Chy Billings;Bailey Parker, EMS 8th Grade ELA Teacher, replacing Kirstie Towner;Erin Nichols, EHS Assistant Principal, replacing Jenifer Davis;Andrew Tovar, EHS Business Teacher, replacing Shawn Lehecka;Tamara Worcester, Grandview Building Aide, replacing Richard Guardiola;TransferMiranda Cecchini-Roosevelt, from Bus Driver to Sub Bus Driver;Cathy Madison, from custodian at PAC to custodian at EMS;Iva Sawyer, from custodian at EMS to custodian at PAC;
• May 16 Graduation @ BG Stadium or EHS Gym 3:00 p.m. • May 18 Doug and Julie Jensen Retirement Party @ PAC 3:30 – 5:30 • May 20 End of regular school year for students • May 31 Memorial Day, Offices Closed
16. Executive Session
At 7:30 p.m. Haley Remsberg moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 20 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. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0. The board returned to general session at 7:51 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.
Board President Heather Nichols adjourned the meeting at 7:51 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS