• USD 490 Board of Education

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

August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020
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Minutes
Regular 5th Monday Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
August 31, 2020
5:30 p.m.


These minutes may be approved or amended at the September 14, 2020, Board of Education meeting.



The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, August 31, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 W. Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

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

2. Roll Call

Members Present: 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
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Jelinda Keeling, Teacher
Scott Vang, Athletic/Activity Director
Bruce Lolling, EHS Principal

3. Executive Session

At 5:31 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss individual employee performance under KOMA non-elected personnel exception with Board members, Superintendent, and Director of Fiscal and Support Services present. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:01 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:01 p.m. Norm Wilks made a motion to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 minutes to discuss individual employee performance under KOMA non-elected personnel exception with Board members, Superintendent, and Director of Fiscal and Support Services present. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:11 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (2a – Remote Learning Assurances). Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 6-0.

5. Reopening Plan: Gating Criteria

Teresa Tosh reviewed the Kansas Schools Gating Criteria created to help districts navigate between learning models based on criteria. Teresa Tosh, Scott Vang, and Bruce Lolling then reviewed the proposed Event Guidelines for Spectators and what criteria was used to create the guidelines.

After much discussion, Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the gating criteria and spectator event guidelines with changes as discussed -
Gating Criteria:
• Yellow grid: remove Hybrid option from PK-5 (On-Site only), move high risk activities to Orange grid;
• Orange grid: remove On-Site option from PK-5 (Hybrid only);

Event Guidelines for Spectators:
• September 4th – Senior Night, each senior athlete/participant will get 6 spectator vouchers (change from 4);

Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 5-1.

6. Remote Learning Assurances

The KSDE Remote Learning Assurances document requires Board approval indicating the district ensures that Remote Learning approximates the student learning experience taking place in the On-Site classroom.

Rob Lane made a motion approving the Remote Learning Assurances as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.

7. Fuel Tank Removal

Kathy Robertson provided bid details for required removal of the oil, gas, and diesel underground storage tanks located at the Transportation facility, per KDHE guidelines.

Rob Lane made a motion to approve the bid from PCS in the amount of $40254.50. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.

8. Central Office Repairs

Kathy Robertson reviewed the insurance estimate from EMC for repairs to the Central Office and discussed repair options.

Heather Nichols left the meeting at 7:49 p.m.

9. Sparks Money Purchases

Kathy Robertson reviewed the list of purchases designated through Spark money, which requires board approval to receive the funds.

Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve Spark money purchases as presented. Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried 5-0.

Heather Nichols returned to the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

10. Strategic Plan Update

Teresa Tosh provided an update on the strategic planning process and shared that more information will be provided at the September board meeting.

11. Personnel Recommendations

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the following personnel recommendations as presented (noting the deletion of a typo under Replacements). Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried
6-0.

Additional Duties
Brenda Cole, Health Room attendant;

Employment
Marsha Kane, Bus Driver;
Laura Spradlin, EHS/EMS Accompanist;
Sierra Moeller, High School Athletic Trainer;

Replacement
Kayln Beel, 7th Grade Volleyball Coach, replacing Destiny Bowlin;
Clifford Bisbee, EHS Assistant Football Coach, replacing Rob Vinson;
Yvonne Brown, Skelly Building Aide, replacing Staci McCaig;
Meagan Cartwright, Skelly CNA, replacing Nicole Kastens;
Regan Foos, Head EMS Cheer Coach, replacing Joey Jones;
Jayda Green, EMS Assistant Cheer Coach, replacing Sara Pulliam;
Amy Kennedy, 6th Grade Science Teacher, replacing Chris Houseman;
Sheila Meeks, Bus Aide, replacing Savannah Newman;

Transfer
Chris Houseman, from 6th grade Science to 8th grade Science Teacher;
Kelsey Greenwell, from 6th grade Social Studies to 7th grade Kansas History/Geography Teacher;
Mariauna Mays, from Sub Bus Aide to Bus Aide;
Adam McCormick, from 8th Grade Science to Social Skills Elective Teacher;
Thad McCoy, from Blackmore Custodian to Grandview Custodian;
Diane Reeves, from 7th grade Kansas History/Geography to 6th grade Social Studies;
Angela M. Wilson, from EHS Food Service to EMS Food Service;
Candice Zieman, from Grandview Custodian to Blackmore Custodian;

Resignation
Berlin Brown, Bus Aide;
Heather Bruce, EHS Foreign Language Teacher;
Mike Gillette, Bus Driver;
August Holmes, EMS Custodian;
Amy Kennedy, EMS Building Aide;
Sydni Waldron, Blackmore Kitchen Manager;

Termination
Thad (Drew) McCoy, GE Custodian;

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 7:58 p.m.

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