• USD 490 Board of Education

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

August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019
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Minutes
Public Hearing and Special Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
August 29, 2019
7:30 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the September 9, 2019 Board of Education Meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, August 29, 2019, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Budget Hearing

1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Norm Wilks at 7:30 a.m.

2. Roll Call

Members Present:Norm Wilks, President
Rob Lane
Heather Nichols
Sharon Waugh

Members Absent: Tom Storrer, Vice President
Vicki Coash
Monty Hughey

Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, Board Clerk
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal and Support Services
Brett Remsberg, Director of Budget

3. Public Hearing on 2019-20 School Budget

Norm Wilks opened the Public Hearing on the 2019-20 Budget at 7:30 a.m.

Hearing no comments from the public Norm Wilks closed the Budget Hearing at 7:30 a.m.

II. Regular Meeting

1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Norm Wilks at 7:30 a.m.

2. Roll Call

Members Present: President Norm Wilks
Rob Lane
Heather Nichols
Sharon Waugh

Members Absent: Tom Storrer, Vice President
Vicki Coash
Monty Hughey

Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, Board Clerk
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal and Support Services
Brett Remsberg, Director of Budget

3. 2019-20 Budget

Kathy Robertson reviewed the published budget and presented two additional options with reduced capital outlay totals resulting from lower mill levy rates. After discussion, Norm Wilks made a motion to amend the budget by reducing the capital outlay mill levy to 3.00. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the 2019-20 budget as amended. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 4-0.

II. Adjournment

Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 7:42 a.m.

Melissa Smith, Board Clerk
USD 490
Butler County, Kansas

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