These minutes may be approved or amended at the December 9, 2019, BOE meeting.
The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, November 11, 2019, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.
1. The meeting was called to order by Board Vice President Tom Storrer at 6:00 p.m.
2. Roll Call
Members Present: Tom Storrer, Vice President Vicki CoashMonty HugheyRob LaneHeather NicholsSharon WaughMembers Absent: Norm Wilks, Board President 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 TechnologyHaley Remsberg, Board Member-ElectStan Ruff, Skelly PrincipalKarla King, EMS PrincipalDavid Herrs, TeacherGina Meyer, TeacherTylen Ashihi, StudentAvery Hutson, StudentSamantha Hutson, Patron
3. Executive Session
At 6:00 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss individual employee performance with Board members and the Superintendent 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
Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (9a. Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.
5. Approval of the Consent Calendar
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Vicki Coash seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.Minutes, October 14th, 2019 Regular meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, CCredit Card ReportActivity ReportParent Teacher Conference Reports Parent Teacher Conference Survey Summary Information
6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
State Cross Country - Tylen Ashihi, placed 18th, named Second Team All-StateState Tennis - Mallory Parsons and Makayla Chabot - 11th place; Nalea Payton, Rylee Marnell-BallPut The Brakes On Fatalities Poster Contest - Avery Hutson, Skelly Kindergarten student, won regional division of Put the Brakes On Fatalities Poster contest in her age category. Elks Celebration Of Freedom Essay Contest - Lynzi Cole received 3rd place in Division II of the Elks Celebration of Freedom Essay Contest. USD 490 Employee of the Quarter - El Dorado Middle School Sixth Grade ELA Teacher Gina Meyer was named the Quarter One USD 490 Employee of the Quarter on October 21.District Teacher Of The Year – Holly Bright, Kindergarten Teacher at Grandview, was named the 2020 USD 490 Teacher of the Year.
• El Dorado Middle School Update – Karla King shared information on Project Lead The Way, creating an engaging, hands-on classroom environment through pathways such as computer science and engineering.• CTE Program Update – Executive Director of Curriculum Julie Jensen provided an update on CTE programming and shared CTE class participation numbers.Monty Hughey left the meeting at 7:16 p.m.• Butler County Coop Update – Heather Nichols reported that an SRO is now in place at Haverhill Day School, a contract was approved for virtual speech services, and reminded board members that the student-ran bakery at Haverhill Day School is available for orders and delivery.
9. Course Additions and Changes
Executive Director of Curriculum Julie Jensen presented course additions to the EHS Health Sciences Career Pathway and EHS Teaching/Training Career Pathway. The District Steering Committee endorsed the course additions on November 6, 2019. Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the course additions as presented for implementation during the 2020-21 school year. Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.
10. KASB Legislative Committee Recommendations and Delegate Appointment
Teresa Tosh discussed proposed changes to the KASB legislative platform. Heather Nichols made a motion to appoint Norm Wilks as Delegate. Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried 5-0. Heather Nichols made a motion to appoint Rob Lane as Alternate Delegate. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 4-1 (Rob Lane abstaining).
11. Kansas State Administration Set Off Program
Kathy Robertson discussed utilizing this program through the State of Kansas to collect outstanding balances. Rob Lane made a motion to approve utilizing the Kansas Administration Set Off Program as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh the motion carried 5-0.
12. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations
Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations which include the addendum. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0. Additional DutiesJames Frye, Bus Aide;EmploymentMichael Gillett, Bus Driver;Phil Wickwire, Sub SRO;ReplacementKelly Ankrom, Assistant Bowling Coach, replacing Destiny Bowlin;Nicolas Bolton, Blackmore Evening Custodian replacing Willis Howe;Taylor Bradley, Skelly Music Teacher, replacing Wendy Goldsmith (eff. 2nd semester);Veronica Cecchini, Bus Aide, replacing Brenda Sherman;Christina Eisenhour, Skelly Evening Custodian, replacing Brandy Hanna;Ryan Hull, EHS Boys Basketball Assistant, replacing Tod Johnson;Faye Moore, Blackmore Title Aide, replacing Stephanie Lister;Melissa Mahoney, EHS Science Teacher, replacing Steve Fellers (eff 2nd semester);Pamela Robison, Bus Aide, replacing Ashley Whitfield;Candice Zieman, Grandview Evening Custodian, replacing Troy Weber;ResignationBrandy Hanna, Skelly Evening Custodian;Kristi Pelkey, EMS Head Custodian;Brenda Wadick, Blackmore Secretary;Ashley Whitfield, Bus Aide;Dallas Winter, Bus Mechanic Assistant;Substitute TeachersBeverly Davis; Marcus Shearhart;
• November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break• December 4 Stuff the Truck• December 6 – 8 KASB Conference
Board Vice President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 7:49 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490 Butler County, KS