• USD 490 Board of Education

    Vicki Coash
    Norm Wilks
    Ryan Carson
    Monty Hughey

    Heather Nichols
    Tom Storrer
    Sharon Waugh

September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018
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Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
September 10, 2018
6:00 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the October 8, 2018 Board of Education meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, September 10, 2018, in the Board of Education Office, 124 W. Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

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

2. Roll Call

Members Present: Norm Wilks, President
Tom Storrer, Vice President
Vicki Coash
Monty Hughey
Heather Nichols
Sharon Waugh

Others Present: Sue Givens, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Dr. Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services
Kevin House, High School Principal
Clarence Wagner, JAG Specialist
Stan Ruff, Skelly Elementary Principal
Keri Hadley, Skelly Teacher
Jennifer Gingerich, Skelly Teacher
Robert Lane, Patron
Haley Remsberg, Patron
Bernie Spradling, Patron

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Board President Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss an individual employee performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel exemption with Board members, the Superintendent, and Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services present. Monty Hughey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

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

4. Approval of the Agenda

Monty Hughey made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 6-0.

5. Approve Consent Calendar

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.

Minutes, August 13th, 2018 Regular meeting
Minutes, August 24th, 2018 Special meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report
2018-19 Site Councils
Extracurricular Review Committee
Early Graduation Requests

6. Comments from the Public

Bernie Spradling, Haley Remsberg, and Robert Lane addressed the Board to express interest in being considered for the vacant School Board seat.

7. Recognition

• JAG “5 of 5” Recognition – Clarence Wagner, JAG Specialist

8. Updates

• Skelly – Principal Stan Ruff, and teachers Keri Hadley and Jennifer Gingerich shared information on the communication app Class DoJo, which is accessed by over 90% of Skelly parents to connect with teachers to keep apprised of student behavior, receive classroom reminders, and study materials.

• Director of Technology Update – Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology, provided an update on projects completed over the summer, including updated STEM labs, installation of network switches at EHS, and installation of tech components at the new buildings. He also provided a demonstration on Apple Classroom, Notes, and Clips that is used by teachers and students.

• Construction Update – Sue Givens reviewed the PAC Rededication Ceremony program. Final punch list items are being completed in preparation for Sunday’s ceremony at the PAC. Trainings have been conducted on the lights, sound, and video board systems. Drainage issues at Grandview have been addressed.

• KASB Video “Seven Powers of School Boards” – Board members viewed a short training video provided by KASB.

9. Disposal of District Property

After inquiries regarding potential purchase of the former school sites, the board directed the superintendent and district agent to schedule and advertise a sealed-bid sale with minimum price established by market comparables.

Tom Storrer made a motion to authorize the Superintendent and real estate broker to develop a sealed bid process, reserving the right to reject any and all bids, for both the former Grandview and Lincoln properties, with restriction that the land cannot be used for a K-12 educational institution. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

10. Concern Chain of Command

A template provided at the KASB Leadership Training has been customized for USD 490 to be shared as a website and handbook reference directing patrons to the appropriate source regarding district operations or programs.

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the template as presented. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.

11. USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations.
Monty Hughey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

Additional Duties
Lorra Gillis, Middle School Girls Tennis Coach;
Tonya Good, District Copiest;
Tod Johnson, High School Robotics Sponsor, replacing Steven Maus; High School Assistant Track Coach, replacing Steven Maus; High School Freshman Assistant Basketball Coach;
Jessica McClure, EMS Assistant Drama Coach;
Dylan Richardson, High School Assistant Football Coach;
Kari Vang, Middle School Assistant Cheer Coach;

Stephanie Lister, Sub Custodian;
Antwan Mays, Middle School Assistant Football Coach;

Jaclyn Anderson, Building Aide at Blackmore Elementary, replacing Cammy Brown;
Nancy Basquez, Accompanist, replacing John Neumann;
Connie Herrin, Bus Aide, replacing Shirley Reed;
Amy Joiner, Bus Aide, replacing Brenda Sherman;
Ty Kemp, Sub Bus Driver, replacing Kay Riggle;
Laura Spradlin, Accompanist, replacing John Neumann;

Deena Eaton, Middle School 7th grade Assistant Volleyball Coach;

Amanda Brewer, Project Lead the Way Aide at Skelly Elementary;
Kristy Lowrey, Director of Operations/Transportation;
Lorraine Lowrey, Sub Custodian;
Isaac Pantoja, Middle School Boys Basketball Coach;
Paulette Porter, Food Service Sub;
Jason Williams, Middle School Boys Basketball Coach;

Mary Ketley, Blackmore Elementary Food Service;

Brenda Carr, from Nurse Aide at El Dorado High School to Blackmore Elementary;
Misty Currier, from .5 Skelly Third Grade Teacher to Blackmore .5 4-yr-old At Risk Teacher;
Christy Fletcher, from Transportation Secretary to Dispatcher;
Leta Kocher, from Building Aide at Blackmore to Project Lead The Way Aide at Skelly;
Jessica Michaelis, from .5 to 1.0 Skelly Third Grade Teacher, replacing Misty Currier;
Virgil Reed, from Support Services Foreman to Operations Supervisor;
James Scott, from Mechanic to Mechanic/Transportation Supervisor;

15. Announcements

• Sunday, September 16 @ 2 p.m. – Performing Arts Center Dedication
• Friday, September 28 - Early Dismissal & Homecoming Parade @ 2 p.m.

II. Adjournment

Board President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

Board Members then took a tour of the Performing Arts Center with Administration and Clerk of the Board present – no action was taken.

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