• USD 490 Board of Education

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

August 12, 2019
August 12, 2019
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Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
August 12, 2019
6:00 p.m.


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.


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
Vicki Coash
Monty Hughey
Rob Lane
Heather Nichols
Sharon Waugh

Members Absent: Tom Storrer, Vice President

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
James Scott, Transportation Director
Christy Fletcher, Transportation Secretary
Miranda 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.

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6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Recognition

International School Bus Competition – Miranda Cecchini-Roosevelt – 6th place in the Mini Bus Competition

8. Updates

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 Duties
Scott Camien, EHS Head Softball, replacing Megan Hill;
Pete Cisneros, Skills USA Sponsor;
Kelsey Greenwell, EMS Stuco Sponsor;
Kody Melugin, EHS Assistant Football Coach;

Employment
Kelly Ankrom, EHS Earth Care Coordinator;
Sondra Engel, Bus Aide;
Amanda Light, Bus Aide;
Savanna Newman, Bus Aide;
Ashley Whitfield, Bus Aide;

Replacement
Jennifer 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;

Resignation
Nancy 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 Teacher
Steve Fellers, Michele Hanson, Morgan Hughes, Tia Keplinger, Monica Reynolds

Transfer
Misty 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.

18. Announcements

• 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

II. Adjournment

Board President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

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

  • Mission Statement


    El Dorado Public Schools

    The mission of USD 490 is to provide comprehensive educational programs and opportunities that:
    Prepare STUDENTS to be successfully engages citizens, employees, and lifelong learners;
    • PARENTS prefer for their children;
    Inspire pride among EMPLOYEES, and;
    • PATRONS are willing to support.


    Adopted November 14, 2016