• USD 490 Board of Education

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

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
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Regular Meeting (5th Monday Meeting)
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
March 30, 2020
5:30 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the April 13, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, March 30, 2020 in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas and via Zoom video conferencing.

I. Routine

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

2. Roll Call

Members Present via Zoom: Tom Storrer, President
Heather Nichols, Board Vice President
Rob Lane
Haley Remsberg
Sharon Waugh
Norm Wilks

Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support Services

3. Approval of the Agenda

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Heather Nichols the motion carried 6-0.

4. Resolution Regarding Graduation Requirements

Resolution suspending board policy IHF Graduation Requirements for the 2019-2020 school year was presented.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve Resolution 20-14 Suspending Board Policy IHF Graduation Requirements as presented. Seconded by Sharon Waugh the motion carried 6-0.

5. Waiver Application for Continuous Learning

Superintendent Teresa Tosh presented the Waiver Application for Continuous Learning which requires Board approval.

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the Waiver Application for Continuous Learning as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.

6. Strategic Plan Process

Superintendent Teresa Tosh discussed options regarding the planning process for the 2021-2025 strategic plan. Additional details will be discussed at the April 13th regular Board meeting.

7. Executive Session

At 5:52 p.m. Heather Nichols moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss issues regarding specific non-elected personnel pursuant to the KOMA exception with Board members, the Superintendent and Director of Fiscal and Support Services present. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:07 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

Bruce Lolling, EHS Principal and David Stewart, Gravity:Works Architects entered the meeting via Zoom video conferencing at 6:07 p.m.

At 6:08 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss school security matters pursuant to the KOMA exception to ensure the security of the school, its buildings, and/or its systems is not jeopardized with Board members, the Superintendent, Director of Fiscal/Support Services, EHS Principal, and David Stewart present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:38 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 6:42 p.m.

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

  • How Schools are Governed

    The USD Board of Education welcomes you to their meeting. Copies of the agenda are available so you may more easily follow the proceedings.

    All Board meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. Executive sessions may be called for the discussion of personnel matters, acquisition of property, negotiations, and confidential records.

    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.

    Visitors are welcome to comment on agenda items. The Board president, under the "Comments from the Public" item on the agenda, will ask visitors wishing to comment to identify themselves and what they are wishing to speak upon, then to make their presentation. A time limit may be set.
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    Items presented to the Board in this way will be acted upon if the Board feels that adequate information is available and/or adequate time for consideration has elapsed.