April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021

Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
April12, 2021
6:00 p.m.


These minutes may be approved or amended at the May 10, 2021 BOE Meeting.


The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, April 12, 2021, in the Board of Education Office located at 124 W. Central Ave., 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

Members Present: Heather Nichols, President
Sharon Waugh, Vice President
Rob Lane
Haley Remsberg
Roger Smith
Norm Wilks

Members Absent: Tom Storrer

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
Karla King, EMS Principal
Kevin Monroe, EHS/EMS Teacher

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 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. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:15 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

Tom Storrer entered the meeting at 6:07 p.m.

At 6:15 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. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

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

Tom Storrer left the meeting at 6:33 p.m.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda including the Addendum (5a. -5th Grade Band/Orchestra Proposal and 13a. - Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried 6-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Calendar

Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.

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Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Fund Reports
KASB Service Contract Renewals

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

Tom Storrer returned to the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

7. Updates

• Budget – Kathy Robertson provided documentation of current unencumbered cash balances.

• Equipment Disposal – No bids were received to purchase an old non-working generator so it will be sold for scrap metal.

• After School Program – Kathy Robertson shared details of the YMCA After School Program that will be housed at Skelly Elementary starting next school year.

• Summer Schedule – Teresa Tosh shared that summer work hours will be held June 7th – July 29th in the same 4-day work week format as last year.

8. Wiedeman Scholarship Fund

Kathy Robertson recommended moving this fund to Partners in Education (PIE) to earn more interest.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve transfer of the Wiedeman Scholarship Fund to PIE as recommended. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 7-0.

9. Horner Scholarship Fund

Kathy Robertson recommended moving this fund to Partners in Education (PIE) to earn more interest.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve transfer of the Horner Scholarship Fund to PIE as recommended. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 7-0.

10. 5th Grade Band/Orchestra Proposal

Bruce Lolling and Kevin Monroe discussed a proposal shifting the start of band/orchestra from 5th to 6th grade due to scheduling conflicts.

Norm Wilks made a motion to accept the recommendation to shift the start of band/orchestra to 6th grade for the 2021-22 school year. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 7-0.

11. Sidewalk Addition

The City is building a sidewalk connecting Chelsea Drive to the Activity Center and requests approval from USD 490 since a portion of the sidewalk would be on district property. There will be no cost to the district.

Haley Remsberg made a motion to allow the City to construct a sidewalk on USD 490 property as discussed. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 7-0.

12. Approval of Transportation Clerk Job Description

A job description for Transportation Clerk has been created requiring Board approval.

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the Transportation Clerk job description as presented. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 7-0.

13. Classified Salary Placement Schedule – FY21

Kathy Robertson provided information on changes to the Classified Placement Salary Schedule.

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the updated Classified Salary Placement Schedule as presented. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 7-0.

14. Approval of Executive Director of Instructional Support Job Description

A job description for Executive Director of Instructional Support has been created requiring Board approval.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Executive Director of Instructional Support job description as presented. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 7-0.

15. 2021-22 Transportation Discussion

Transportation options for the 2021-22 school year were discussed. Additional information will be gathered and parental feedback requested before proceeding.

16. District Vehicle Use Taxable Income

Kathy Robertson presented policy recommendation regarding USD 490 vehicle use taxable income.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Vehicle Taxable Income Policy as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 7-0.

17. Pool Discussion

Discussion continued on options and costs regarding repair of the EHS Pool and avenues in which to fund such repairs.

18. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which include the Addendum, as presented. Tom Storrer seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

Employment
Freeda Darlene Cotton, Bus Aide, Sub Car/Van Driver;
April Wheeler, Bus Aide;

Replacement
Roger Briggs, EHS Assistant Swim Coach, replacing Jimmy Fulcher;
Mallory Girton, EHS Dance Coach, replacing Brooklyn Hamilton;
Evelyn Mettler, EMS 8th Grade Math Teacher, replacing Kari Vang;
Joseph Schrock, EHS Science Teacher, replacing Paige Olsen;
Julyn Valenzuela, Student Support at Skelly, replacing Jan Weber;
Alyssa Vanderhoof, Skelly Principal, replacing Stan Ruff;
Robert Wheeler, Skelly Evening Custodian, replacing Christina Eisenhour;

Resignation
Kelly Ankrom, Earth Care Club Sponsor;
Cade Armstrong, EHS Assistant Football Coach;
Luke Claar, EMS Assistant Principal;
Debbie Daniels, EMS Food Service;
Christina Eisenhour, Skelly Night Custodian;
Christy Fletcher, Dispatcher;
Mary Friesen, Accompanist;
Connie Herrin, Bus Aide;
Shawn Lehecka, EHS Business Teacher, Assistant Girls Basketball and Softball Coach;
Macy Morgan, EHS Cheerleading Coach;
Montana Soderberg, 7th Grade Assistant Volleyball Coach;
Kari Vang, EMS Math Teacher and Assistant Cheer Coach;
Kara Wilber, District Technology Assistant;

Transfer
Jamie Ball, from 5th Grade Teacher at Grandview to 1st Grade Teacher at Grandview;
Christopher Engel, from Sub Bus Driver to Sub Bus Aide;
Vicki Manke, from Grandview Building Aide to Grandview Secretary (SY 21-22);
Brian Reid, from EHS Social Studies Teacher to EMS 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher;
Kirstie Towner, from EMS 8th grade ELA/Social Studies to 8th grade Social Studies;
Douglas Varner, from Sub Driver to Bus Driver;

Termination
Joseph Raney, Blackmore Elementary Food Service;

19. Announcements

• April 17  Prom
• April 21  Administrative Professionals Day
• May 2-8 Teacher Appreciation Week
• May 16   Graduation

II. Adjournment

Board President Heather Nichols adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

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