U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
August 12, 2019
The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on
Monday, August 12, 2019, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West
Central, El Dorado, Kansas.
These minutes may be approved or amended at the September 9, 2019 BOE meeting.
1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Norm Wilks at 6:00 p.m. 2. Roll Call
Members Present: Norm Wilks, PresidentVicki CoashMonty HugheyRob LaneHeather NicholsSharon WaughMembers Absent: Tom Storrer, Vice 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 TechnologyJames Scott, Transportation DirectorChristy Fletcher, Transportation SecretaryMiranda Cecchini-Roosevelt, Bus Driver
3. Executive Session
At 6:00 p.m. Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss negotiations with Board members, the Superintendent, and Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services present. Sharon Waugh 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.At 6:15 p.m. Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss individual employee performance under KOMA with Board members and the Superintendent present. Rob Lane 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
Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (9a. Approval of Negotiated Agreement). Seconded by Monty Hughey the motion carried 6-0.
5. Approval of the Consent Calendar
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Heather Nichols seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.Minutes of July 8, 2019 regular meetingMinutes of July 29, 2019 5th Monday meetingFinancial Reports Credit Card Report Activity ReportsCredit Card Use and LimitsBenefit ProvidersInformation
6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
International School Bus Competition – Miranda Cecchini-Roosevelt – 6th place in the Mini Bus Competition
Director of Operations Report – Kathy Robertson shared an update on facilities, including the storage buildings at Blackmore and Grandview, the JV Baseball area, and the tennis court complex. She commended the maintenance and transportation department for their hard work in preparing our schools, grounds, and buses for the first day of school.
9. Driver Education Curriculum
USD 490 policy requires that the district Driver Education program follow the Kansas Department of Education regulations with the implementation of a performance-based driver education curriculum. Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the implementation of performance-based driver education curriculum as presented. Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
12. 2019-2020 Budget
Kathy Robertson presented the proposed budget for 2019-20. The estimated combined mill levy for general, supplemental general, and capital outlay is 43.489 representing a slight decrease from last year. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the 2019-20 Budget for publication as presented with a public hearing to be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in the District Office at 124 West Central Avenue. Monty Hughey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
13. District Policy Updates
Policy updates were reviewed with administrative recommendation. Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the Board Policy updates with noted changes as presented. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
15. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations
Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0. Additional DutiesScott Camien, EHS Head Softball, replacing Megan Hill;Pete Cisneros, Skills USA Sponsor;Kelsey Greenwell, EMS Stuco Sponsor;Kody Melugin, EHS Assistant Football Coach;EmploymentKelly Ankrom, EHS Earth Care Coordinator;Sondra Engel, Bus Aide;Amanda Light, Bus Aide;Savanna Newman, Bus Aide;Ashley Whitfield, Bus Aide;ReplacementJennifer Bell, EMS Head Girls Basketball Coach, replacing Corinna Adams; EMS 7th Grade Head Volleyball Coach, replacing Corinna Adams;Destiny Bowlin, EHS Head Bowling coach, replacing Holly Harber;Chloe Fuzzell, Skelly Title I Aide, replacing Tia Keplinger;Brandy Hanna, SE Evening Custodian, replacing Terry Asberry;Valerie Hrabe, EMS Assistant Cheerleading Coach, replacing Kari Vang;Joey Jones, EMS Head Cheerleading Coach, replacing Morgan Walter;Karen Larcom, District Nurse, replacing Jeanie Doolittle;Hannah Spotts, Blackmore Building Aide, replacing Stephanie Osbourne;Gregory Waite, GE Evening Custodian, replacing Nathan Delancey;ResignationNancy Basquez, EHS Accompanist;Cheyenne Beale, Bus Aide;Destiny Bowlin, EHS JV Bowling Coach;Amanda Conrad-White, Skelly Building Aide;Ryan Demel, EHS Assistant Wrestling Coach;Jeanie Doolittle, District Nurse;Richard Garbee, EMS Boys Tennis Coach;Jill Garbs, EMS Food Service;Holly Harber, EHS Head Bowling Coach;Ryan Hull, EHS Assistant Football Coach;Gary Melcher, EHS Assistant Football Coach;Diane Miller, Bus Aide;Substitute TeacherSteve Fellers, Michele Hanson, Morgan Hughes, Tia Keplinger, Monica ReynoldsTransferMisty Currier, from .5 PreK at Blackmore to .5 PreK at Grandview;Abbi Markowitz, from Skelly 5th Grade to Blackmore Kindergarten teacher;Dena McCarthy, from Summer Driver to Sub Driver;Laura Spradlin, from EMS Accompanist to EHS Accompanist, replacing Nancy Basquez;Synthia Waldron, from EHS Kitchen Manager to Blackmore Kitchen Manager;
17. 2019-20 Negotiated Agreement
A tentative agreement has been made between all parties. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the 2019-20 Negotiated Agreement as presented subject to ratification. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.
• August 13 - First Day of School, Grades K-6 and 9• August 14 – First Day of School, Grades 7-8 and 10-12• August 29th – Budget Hearing and Special BOE Meeting; 7:30 a.m. • September 2 – Labor Day, No School
Board President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS