• USD 490 Board of Education

    Vicki Coash
    Norm Wilks
    Ryan Carson
    Monty Hughey

    Heather Nichols
    Tom Storrer
    Sharon Waugh

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019
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Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
January 14, 2019
6:00 p.m.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, January 14, 2019, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the February 11, 2019 BOE meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, June 11, 2018, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

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: Sue Givens, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Dr. Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services
Deanna Bonn, Butler County Times Gazette
Teresa Tosh, Superintendent-Elect
Andy Meinen, Patron
Connor Meinen, Student
Taylor Meinen, Student
Angela Lynes, Patron
Aysha Nkrumbih, Student
Jeremy Johnson, Teacher
Kurt Spivey, SRO
Kevin House, Principal
Morgan Marsh, Assistant Principal
Stan Ruff, Principal
Teresa Riedinger, Teacher
Linda Swan, Teacher
Melisa Wingfield, Teacher
Randy Ford, Busby, Ford & Reimer LLC

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Board President Norm Wilks 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 exemption with Board members and the Superintendent present. Monty Hughey 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

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (11a. Additional Personnel Recommendation). Seconded by Sharon Waugh the motion carried 6-0.

5. Approve Consent Calendar

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.

Minutes, December 10, 2018 Regular meeting
Minutes, December 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19 & 29th Special meetings
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Recognition

• District Anti-Bullying Poster Contest - EHS 1st place winner – Kira Schafer; EMS 1st place winner –
  Aysha Nkrumbih; Elementary 1st Place winner – Taylor Meinen

• Patriot League Wrestling Champions - Levi Wittenberg (155 lbs.), Collin Scott (215 lbs.)

• State Debate - Myranda Drake, Luke Walker, Taylor Willis, Breckin Olson, Ashton Gingerich, Ben Barker,
  Isabelle Haahr.

• Board of Education Recognition Month - USD 490 Board Members were honored for their dedicated
  leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of this community.

8. Updates

• El Dorado High School - EHS Principal Kevin House, along with Assistant Principal Morgan Marsh, and teachers Linda Swan and Teresa Riedinger shared information on Career/Academic Planning using the Kuder Navigation program and how that information is used during the student-led CAP conferences. Teacher Jeremy Johnson and JAG sponsor James Tully shared information on the Pride Points student reward system and EHS Cats Corner, a student-operated store housed in the EHS Library.

• Graduation Requirements – EHS Principal Kevin House reviewed USD 490 graduation

• Strategic Plan – Sue Givens shared that we are in the 4th year of the Strategic Plan. A special meeting for the annual session with Strategic Plan committee Co-chairs has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th at 5:30 p.m. A joint work session with the El Dorado City Commission has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th to discuss tennis facilities.

9. Friend of Education

The following nominee for Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force Friends of Education awards was presented for consideration:

Grizzly Bowl

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the Friends of Education nominee as presented. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

10. District Audit Report

Randy Ford from Busby, Ford & Reimer provided an overview of findings from the district’s annual financial audit, reporting a clean audit.

Heather Nichols made a motion to accept the annual district financial audit as conducted by Busby, Ford & Reimer. Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

11. Summer School

Sue Givens presented K-12 Summer Programs for consideration.

Monty Hughey made a motion to approve 2019 summer school programs as presented. Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

12. Summer Food Service Program

Dr. Kellen Adams presented details on a proposed summer food service program.
Sharon Waugh made a motion to instruct administration to coordinate with
OPAA! to provide a free summer meal site at Blackmore Elementary as presented.
Vicki Coash seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

13. KASB Policy Updates

Copies of the proposed KASB policy recommendations were provided for review and
consideration for final approval at the February BOE meeting.

14. USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the following USD 490
recommendations, including the Addendum. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion.
The motion carried 6-0.

Destiny Bowlin, EHS Assistant Bowling Coach;
Alisha Cubbage, Sub Bus Aide;
Susan Page, Sub Bus Aide;

Terry Asberry, Skelly Evening Custodian, replacing Nathaniel White;
Barbara Kral, EHS Foreign Language Arts Teacher, replacing Bev Buster;

Ashley Hill, Skelly Building Aide;
Timothy Kemp, Sub Driver;
Paula Thornton, Bus Aide;
Marsha Todd, .5 Family Liaison;

Dennis Gates, Maintenance;

Heather Delancey, EMS Evening Custodian;
Nathaniel White, Skelly Evening Custodian;

Richard Garbee, from EMS Assistant Boys Tennis Coach to EMS Head Boys Tennis Coach;
Shay Keith, from EMS Head Boys Tennis Coach to EMS Assistant Boys Tennis Coach;
Glenda Kerstetter, from Bus Aide to Sub Bus Aide;

15. Announcements

• January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (No School)

II. Adjournment

Board President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:40 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