These minutes may be approved or amended at the May 11, 2020 Board of Education meeting.
The Board of Education of USD 490 met regular session on Monday, April 13, 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 Vice President Heather Nichols at 6:00 p.m. 2. Roll Call
Members Present via Zoom: Tom Storrer, President Heather Nichols, Board Vice PresidentRob LaneHaley RemsbergSharon Waugh Norm Wilks Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services Scott Vang (via Zoom)
3. Approval of the Agenda
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Norm Wilks the motion carried 5-0.
4. Approval of Consent Calendar
Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh the motion carried 5-0.Minutes, March 9, 2020 Regular meetingMinutes, March 31, 2020 Regular meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, CCredit Card ReportActivity ReportKASB Service Contract RenewalsInformationTom Storrer entered the meeting at 6:05 p.m.
• Extracurricular Programs Update – Activity/Athletic Director Scott Vang provided highlightson EHS and EMS sports and activities. • Legislative Update – Norm Wilks discussed how the COVID-19 economic impact could affect state and local school district budgets.
6. Winnie L. Broers Memorial Account
Teresa Tosh shared account status information for this special education memorial fund and recommended the transfer of all funds to Partners In Education with the agreement to continue the original intent of offering funds to District Special Education teachers for special projects, etc. Rob Lane made a motion to transfer all funds of the Winnie L. Broers Memorial Account to Partners in Education as discussed. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.
7. Bus Purchase
Kathy Robertson presented recommendations for purchase of a 71-passenger bus. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the final lease payment of $54336.00 to First Bank for purchase of a 71-passenger 2020 Bluebird Vision bus as recommended. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.
8. Strategic Plan Process
Superintendent Teresa Tosh discussed options regarding the planning process for the 2021-2025 strategic plan including postponing the May 2nd, 2020 special meeting that was scheduled for the purpose of strategic planning. Rob Lane made a motion to move the May 2nd, 2020 special meeting to June 29th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of strategic planning. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.
9. Personnel Recommendations
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0. ResignationRebecka Cauley, 5th Grade Teacher at Skelly Elementary;Miriam Haro, EHS/EMS Spanish Teacher;Tiffany Harris, Elementary Art Teacher at Blackmore, Grandview, Skelly Elementary;Carl Mantooth, EMS Head Custodian;Melissa Mahoney, EHS Science Teacher;Ashley Melton, Stem Lab Aide at Blackmore Elementary;Jordan Regehr, EHS Boys Basketball Coach;ReplacementVeronica Fisher, Bus Aide, replacing Stormie WilsonDeanna Lane, EMS Head Custodian, replacing Carl Mantooth;RetirementDeb Hoy, EMS Kitchen Manager (eff. end of SY19/20);Michael Johnson, Skelly Head Custodian (eff. May 29, 2020);Gail McKenzie, Virtual/Credit Recovery Coordinator (eff. end of SY19/20);Substitute TeacherEthan Denton; William Cauble;TransferAbbi Markowitz, from Kindergarten Teacher at Blackmore to 5th Grade Teacher at Skelly, replacing Rebecka Cauley;TerminationClint Campbell, Driver;Felicia Campbell, Driver;
• April 22 Administrative Professionals Day• May 3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week
11. Executive Session
At 6:34 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA with Board members, the Superintendent and Director of Fiscal and Support Services present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
The board returned to general session at 6:49 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.
Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 6:51 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS