• USD 490 Board of Education

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

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021


Regular 5th Monday Minutes
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
March 29, 2021
5:30 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the April 12, 2021, BOE meeting.

The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, March 29, 2021, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Heather Nichols at 5:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Members Present: Heather Nichols, President
Sharon Waugh, Vice President
Haley Remsberg
Roger Smith
Norm Wilks

Members Absent: Rob Lane
Tom Storrer

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

3. Executive Session

At 5:30 p.m. Haley Remsberg moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel with Board members and the Superintendent present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Rob Lane entered the meeting at 5:32 p.m.

The board returned to general session at 5:45 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 6-0.

5. Sale of Property Update

Kathy Robertson shared that the property across from the PAC has been valued at $30,000 to $45,000. Discussion was had about future use of the land for additional parking and consensus is to not sell at this time.

6. Strategic Planning

Kathy Robertson reviewed comparison documents of Capital Outlay and Legal Max funding for the past 11 years, explaining factors that can cause an increase or decrease in funding, such as student enrollment or LOB.

Tom Storrer entered the meeting at 5:56 p.m.

Teresa Tosh discussed the purpose for sharing this information was to provide a perspective of funds received and begin the task of prioritizing district needs. A draft Capital Outlay plan will be presented to the Board in the near future and a budget update will become a regular part of monthly board meetings.

7. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations as presented. Tom Storrer seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology;
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum;

Jenifer Davis, from EHS Assistant Principal to Executive Director of Instructional Support;

II. Adjournment

Board President Heather Nichols adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m.

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

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    The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Administration Office, 124 W. Central, El Dorado, KS. If the meeting date falls on a legal holiday and school is not in session, the Board will meet on the second Tuesday of that month. Special meetings may be called as needs arise.

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