• USD 490 Board of Education

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

May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
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Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
May 11, 2020
6:00 p.m.


These minutes may be approved or amended at the June 15, 2020, Board of Education meeting.



The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, May 11, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 W. Central, El Dorado, Kansas via Zoom video conferencing.

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
Norm Wilks

Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services
Karla King, EMS Principal
Luke Claar, EMS Assistant Principal
Bruce Lolling, EHS Principal

3. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (Activity Center Parking Lot Resurface Project, Summer School/Summer Food Service Program, Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 6-0.

4. Approval of Consent Calendar

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

Minutes, April 13, 2020 Regular meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report
Approve Junior Wildcat Football Lease Agreement Renewal
Approve Junior Wildcat Wrestling Lease Agreement Renewal
OPAA! Contract Addendum

5. Updates

• Graduation – EHS Principal Bruce Lolling shared the Class of 2020 Graduation plans.

• Insurance Committee Update – Kathy Robertson shared that 2020-21 premium rates will reflect either a slight decrease or minimal increase, depending on the plan.

6. FY21 Handbooks

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

7. FY21 Fees

Kathy Robertson provided information on textbook, school fees, and collection procedures for the 2020-21 School Year.

Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve textbook and school fees for the 2020-21 school year as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion approved 6-0.

8. Establish FY21 School Meal Prices

Federal adjustments for reimbursable meals dictate a $.10 increase in meals. Proposed fees were provided.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve a $.10 increase in meals for the 2020-21 school year as presented. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 6-0.

9. Facility Usage Fees

Kathy Robertson shared recommended pricing recommendations for use of school facilities.

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve 2020-21 Facility Usage Fees as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.

10. EHS Parking Lot Resurface Project

Kathy Robertson provided information and bids for resurfacing of EHS parking lot.

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the bid from Cornejo Construction in an amount not to exceed $28,491 for EHS Parking Lot Resurface Project as presented. Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried 6-0.

11. Activity Center Parking Lot Resurface Project

Kathy Robertson provided information and bids for rebuild and resurface of the Activity Center Parking Lot, of which cost is split 50/50 with the City of El Dorado.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the bid from City of El Dorado/APAC Kansas in an amount not to exceed $63,498.60, of which $31,749.30 will be paid for by USD 490, for rebuild and resurface of the Activity Center Parking Lot as presented. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.

12. Middle-Level Alternative Program

Karla King and Luke Claar provided information on a proposed middle-level alternative program at EMS to be implemented beginning the 2020-21 school year.

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve a middle-level alternative program at EMS as presented. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 6-0.

13. Capturing Kids Hearts Implementation

Teresa Tosh discussed the Capturing Kids Hearts program which is designed to increase student engagement and build a culture for success.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve implantation of the Capturing Kids Hearts program as discussed. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.

14. Bus Sale

Kathy Robertson discussed the sale of 2 buses (96-14 and 97-13) that will age out of service per KSDE Transportation 25 year rule.

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve the sale of bus 96-14 and 97-13 through auction as discussed. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 6-0.

15. Summer School/Summer Food Service Program

Teresa Tosh discussed options regarding K-12 summer education and food service programs. The Board previously approved conducting the summer food program in conjunction with Camp Pride. Based on the Governor’s Phased Reopening plan, it will not be possible to begin Camp Pride June 1st as originally planned. A decision regarding the future of Camp Pride and the summer food service program was tabled to be discussed at a future meeting.

16. Personnel Recommendations

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which include the Addendum. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

Resignation
Jennifer Bell, EMS Girls Assistant Basketball Coach and Volleyball Coach;
Scott Camien, EHS Assistant Football Coach;
Denise Friesen, Title I Teacher at Skelly Elementary;
Joseph Jones, EMS Head Cheer Coach;
Julie Jones, EHS Girls Assistant Basketball Coach;
Sara Karst, Girls EMS Volleyball and Basketball Coach;
Charlotte Lea, EMS Food Service;
Erin Nichols, EMS Title I Teacher;
Alex Piazza, EMS/EHS Vocal Music Teacher, Drama Co-Sponsor;
Sara Pulliam, EMS Assistant Cheer Coach;
Brad Raine, EHS Social Studies Teacher, Assistant Baseball and Football Coach;
Hillary Raple, Blackmore 3rd Grade Teacher;
Rob Vinson, EHS Assistant Football Coach;

Replacement
Ira Bane, Elementary Art Teacher, replacing Tiffany Harris;
Katie Banks-Todd, EMS/EHS Vocal Music Teacher, replacing Alex Piazza;
Andrew Culbertson, EHS Social Studies Teacher, replacing Brad Raine;
Regan Foos, Blackmore 2nd Grade Teacher, replacing Amanda Yager;
Randy Johnson, Blackmore 5th Grade Teacher, replacing Tyler Funk;
Megan Litke, Blackmore Destination Lab Aide, replacing Amber McLaren;
Brett Remsberg, EMS Scholars Bowl Sponsor, replacing Linda Barker;
Saul Steffen, EHS Science Teacher, replacing Melissa Mahoney;

Retirement
Shirley Bauer, EMS Food Service;

Transfer
Kelly Ankrom, from Junior Class Sponsor to Freshman Class Sponsor, replacing Jelinda Keeling;
Tyler Funk, from Blackmore 2nd Grade Teacher to Blackmore 3rd Grade Teacher, replacing Hillary Raple;
Jennifer Gingerich, from Skelly 4th Grade Teacher to 5th Grade Teacher;
Wanda Haigler, from Bus Driver to Sub Bus Driver;
Morgan Hughes, from Blackmore Building Aide to Blackmore STEM Lab Aide, replacing Ashley Melton;
Jelinda Keeling, from Freshman Class Sponsor to Junior Class Sponsor, replacing Kelly Ankrom;
Amanda Yager, from Blackmore 2nd Grade Teacher to Blackmore 1st Grade Teacher, replacing Abbi Markowitz;

17. Announcements

• May 20  End of regular school year for Students
• May 21  Staff Recognition
• May 25  Memorial Day, Offices Closed

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 7:38 p.m.

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