• USD 490 Board of Education

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

September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020

Minutes

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


These minutes may be approved or amended at the October 12, 2020, BOE meeting.


The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, September 14, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

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
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Stan Ruff, Principal
Chad Schuetz, Principal
Jelinda Keeling, Teacher

3. Board Vacancy

Sharon Waugh made a motion to appoint Roger Smith to the USD 490 Board of Education. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.

4. Executive Session

At 6:01 p.m. Tom Storrer 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. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:31 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:31 p.m. Rob Lane 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. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:41 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

5. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (7a. Custodial Services Contract, 9a. Additional Personnel Recommendation). Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 7-0.

6. 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 7-0.

Minutes, August 10th, 2020 Regular meeting
Minutes, August 11th, 2020 Budget Hearing
Minutes, August 31st, 2020 Regular meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report
Information

7. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

8. Recognition

• 2021 Kansas Horizon Award Winner nominee - Paige Slayton, 4th grade Teacher at Blackmore Elementary

9. Updates

• Skelly Elementary – Principal Stan Ruff provided an update on current enrollment and the creative ways they are engaging students while adhering to social distancing and mask guidelines, as well as accommodating students by learning models chosen (in-person, hybrid or remote).

• Director of Technology Update – Doug Jensen provided an update on technology initiatives in the district, shared information on the massive device roll-out (1850 devices in 2 days) made possible by the dedicated technology team, and apps available to staff, students, and parents to assist with learning model requirements.

• Reopening Update - Teresa Tosh shared that requirements for learning logs will be changing for hybrid/remote learners, and discussed the need to review, in the near future, the learning models offered and what, if any, changes should be made

• Director of Operations Update – Kathy Robertson provided a year in review for 2019-20 and praised the hard working staff for adapting to constant changes and challenges necessary to allow for safe in-person learning, transportation and meal service.

10. After-School Program

Kathy Robertson shared information on a proposed after-school program to be held at Skelly Elementary. This parent-paid after-school program would be self-sufficient with no USD 490 money used to support the program.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the #PartofthePride Wildcat Hours after-school program as presented. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 7-0.

11. Custodial Services Contract

Kathy Robertson presented a proposed contract with iServe to provide custodial services at Blackmore Elementary. The contract would be for one year, renewable upon Board approval.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the contract with iServe as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 7-0.

12. Strategic Planning

Teresa Tosh reviewed themes and focus areas identified from the June strategic planning meeting and shared ideas to begin work on the Mission Statement. She also discussed a plan to compile a Superintendent’s Advisory Council and marketing team.

13. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

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

Employment
Mikaela Immele, Custodian at Blackmore Elementary;

Replacement
Clinton Campbell, Bus Driver, replacing Mike Gillette;

Resignation
Lance Fuller, EHS Soccer and Baseball Coach;

Title Change
Julie Balderas, from EHS Career Advisor to EHS School Counselor;

Transfer
Jamie McDonnell, from Food Service to Kitchen Manager at Blackmore Elementary, replacing
Synthia Waldron;
Ashley Whitfield, from Bus Aide to Bus Driver;

14. Announcements

September 16 – Free breakfast and lunch for ALL students begins

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

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



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