• USD 490 Board of Education

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

December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020
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Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
December 14, 2020
6:00 p.m.


The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, December 14, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the January 11, 2021, BOE meeting.


I. Routine

1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Tom Storrer at 6:00 p.m.

2. Roll Call

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

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
Scott Vang, Athletic/Activities Director
Chandra Spears, OPAA! Director of Nutrition Services
State Representative Will Carpenter

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 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. Roger Smith 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.

At 6:30 p.m. Heather Nichols moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 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. Roger Smith seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:40 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (2a. Additional Financial Report, 8a. Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 7-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Calendar

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion; the motion carried 7-0.

Minutes, November 9th, 2020 Regular meeting
Minutes, November 30, 2020 5th Monday meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
EMS/EHS Activity Reports
Information

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Updates

• Legislative Feedback – Representative Will Carpenter discussed possible topics for the
upcoming legislative session.

• Food Service – Chandra Spears, OPAA! Director of Nutrition Services, provided a snapshot of
meal service offerings during COVID and shared participation numbers from the Spring through
fall semesters.

• KASB Convention – Norm Wilks & Rob Lane summarized sessions they attended virtually at the KASB Convention.

• Extracurricular Activities – Scott Vang shared fall activity participation information.

• Facilities Update – Kathy Robertson shared that a report on the EHS pool leak will be available tomorrow and that demolition on the old house behind the bus barn is starting. Once demolition is complete the parking lot area will be leveled – the job will be complete by January 4th.

8. Credit Card Vendor

Kathy Robertson shared reasoning for the request to change the District’s credit card vendor to Arvest Bank.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve Arvest Bank as the District’s credit card vendor as recommended. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 7-0.

9. Mower Purchase

Kathy Robertson presented bids for the purchase of a wide-area mower.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the bid from PrairieLand Partners, LLC in the amount of $56,671.23 for purchase of a John Deere 1600 Turbo Series III as presented. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 7-0.

10. Reopening Plan Update

Teresa Tosh talked about an additional 20 hours of professional development available to be used by April 30, 2021, shared the updated KDHE shortened quarantine period recommendations, and provided details on the updated Gating Criteria recommended by KSDE.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the updated Gating Criteria as presented. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 7-0.

11. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

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

Additional Duties
Yvonne Brown, Sub Custodian;
Ryan Hull, Freshman Girls Basketball Coach;
Christina Martin, Sub Custodian;

Replacement
Kaylin Beel, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Head Coach, replacing Adam McCormick;

Resignation
Pamela Frazier, Bus Aide;
Jimmy Fulcher, EHS Assistant Swim Coach;
Chelsea Isaacs, Blackmore Elementary Nurse Aide;
Theresa Wessell, 8th Grade Assistant Volleyball Coach;

Transfer
Felicia Campbell, from Bus Driver to Sub Bus Driver;
Paige Olsen, from Substitute to EHS Science Teacher, replacing Angelica Tesch;
Jody Pringle, from Blackmore Building Aide to CNA;

Substitute Teacher
Valerie Phillips; Shelley Reiswig;

Termination
Ruth Krug, Bus Driver

12. Announcements

• December 21 - Staff Workday (No School)
• December 22 through January 3 - Christmas Break (No School)
• January 4 - Workday (No School)
• January 5 – Students return

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 8:15 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