• USD 490 Board of Education

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

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


These minutes may be approved or amended at the November 11, 2019 Board of Education meeting.



The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 14, 2019, in the Board of Education Office, 124 W. 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
Tom Storrer, Vice President
Vicki Coash
Monty Hughey
Rob Lane
Heather Nichols
Sharon Waugh

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
Kim Koop, Director of Information
Chad Schuetz, Principal
Amanda Yager, Teacher
Denise Johnson, Teacher
Judy Slayton, Teacher
DeDe Pierce, Assistant Principal
Sue Givens, Patron
Vince Haines, Gravity::Works Architecture
David Stewart, Gravity::Works Architecture
Maggie Smith, Gravity::Works Architecture
Scott Rickard, El Dorado City Engineer

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss individual employee performance with Board members and the Superintendent present. Monty Hughey 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.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (2a. Early Graduation Requests, 6a. Construction Update, 7a Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Sharon Waugh the motion carried 7-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Calendar

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Tom Storrer seconded the motion; the motion carried 7-0.

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Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Reports
Site Councils
Early Graduation Requests

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Recognition

Gravity Works Thank You – Photo books showcasing the recently completed bond projects were presented to former Superintendent Sue Givens, Board of Education members, and Executive Director of Technology Doug Jensen as a thank you for their dedication to the schools and community.

8. Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

Scott Rickard from the City of El Dorado presented the updated NRP for consideration.

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve the resolution to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Butler County Board of County Commissioners, City Commission of El Dorado, Unified School District #375, and Butler Community College to adopt a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and authorize and direct the Board President of USD 490 to execute said agreement. Seconded by Monty Hughey, the motion carried 7-0.

9. Updates

• Director of Information Report – Kim shared information on State and Local Involvement, Crisis Plans, and various methods used to communicate with parents and the community, such as monthly newsletters, social media, and PeachJar- a digital flyer management system.

• Blackmore Update – Principal Chad Schuetz, along with teachers Amanda Yager, Denise Johnson, and Judy Slayton shared practices being used at Blackmore Elementary to aide Social/Emotional Learning.

• State and Federal Programs Update – DeDe Pierce, Blackmore Assistant Principal and LCP Coordinator, provided a review of the State and Federal Programs including Title I, II, IV and V programs, State ESOL and State At-Risk.

• Enrollment Report – Superintendent Teresa Tosh provided unaudited FY20 enrollment numbers, which shows a decrease in headcount of 55 students.

• Construction Update – Kathy Robertson shared details on the Blackmore school sidewalk project to construct a sidewalk and crossing area on Orchard Street.

Monty Hughey made a motion to approve the Blackmore Elementary School Sidewalk Project as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 7-0.

10. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations which include the addendum. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

Employment
Morgan Hughes, Blackmore Building Aide;

Replacement
Greg Franklin, 7th Grade Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, replacing Les Limon;
Pamela Frazier, Bus Aide/Car Driver, replacing Nathan Riehn;
Mary Friesen, EMS Accompanist, replacing Laura Spradlin;
Sara Karst, 8th Grade Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, replacing Jamie Ball;
Leta Kocher, Head Girls Soccer Coach, replacing Jason Williams;
Ruth Krug, PAC Sub Custodian, replacing Stormie Wilson;
Antwan Mays, High School and Middle School Assistant Football Coach, replacing Gary Melcher;
Adam McCormick, Head 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach, replacing Kody Melugin;
Kody Melugin, 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach, replacing Greg Franklin;
Sheila Scheibmeir, Sub Custodian, replacing Troy Webster;
Amanda Wear, Sub Custodian, replacing Troy Webster;

Resignation
Monica King, Grandview Food Service;
Les Limon, 7th Grade Assistant Boys Basketball Coach;
Stephanie Lister, Blackmore Title Aide;
Nathan Riehn, Bus Aide;
Stormie Wilson, PAC Sub Custodian;

Substitutes
Sub Teachers – Iris Schlabach, Laurie Fenno;
Brittany Coffel, Sub Nurse;
Kathie Hall, Sub Nurse

Transfer
Rebecca Boender, from Bus Aide to Sub Bus Aide;
Alisha Cubbage, from Bus Aide to Copy Assistant/Dispatcher;
Ruth Krug, from CDL Driver to Bus Aide;
Brenda Sherman, from Bus Aide to Sub Bus Aide;

Termination
Willis Howe, Blackmore Custodian;

11. Announcements

• October 14-18 National School Lunch Week
• October 21-25 National School Bus Safety Week
• October 22 & 24 Parent/Teacher Conferences
• October 27-Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week

12. Executive Session

At 7:37 p.m. Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 20 minutes to discuss individual employee performance with Board members present. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 7:57 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

II. Adjournment

Board President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:57 p.m.

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