These minutes may be approved or amended at the March 8, 2021 Board of Education meeting.
The Board of Education of USD 490 met regular session on Monday, February 8, 2021, in the Board of Education Office, 124 W Central, El Dorado, Kansas.I. Routine
1. The meeting was called to order by Board Vice President Heather Nichols at 7:30 a.m. 2. Roll Call
Heather Nichols, Board Vice PresidentSharon Waugh, Vice PresidentRob LaneHaley RemsbergRoger Smith Norm WilksMembers Absent: Tom Storrer Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support ServicesJulie Jensen, Executive Director of CurriculumDoug Jensen, Executive Director of TechnologyBruce Lolling, EHS PrincipalSusan Holthaus, GE PrincipalRandy Ford, Busby, Ford & Reimer LLC
3. Executive Session
The Executive Session for acquisition of real property as originally stated on the Agenda was changed to discussion item 13a.-Property Discussion. At 6:00 p.m. Rob Lane moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 35 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. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.Heather Nichols entered the meeting and Executive Session at 6:03 p.m. The board returned to general session at 6:35 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.
4. Approval of the Agenda
Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the agenda as amended to include item 13A – Property Discussion and the addendum (Additional Executive Session). Seconded by Rob Lane, the motion carried 6-0.
5. Approval of the Consent Calendar
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as stated below. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.Minutes, January 11, 2021 Regular meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, CCredit Card ReportEHS/EMS Activity ReportsInformation
6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
7. District Audit Report
Randall Ford of Busby, Ford & Reimer, LLC presented findings from the recently completed district audit. Rob Lane made a motion to accept the annual financial audit as presented by the district auditing firm of Busby Ford & Reimer, LLC. Seconded by Roger Smith the motion carried 7-0.
• El Dorado High School Principal Bruce Lolling provided details on the creative ways they areengaging students while adhering to social distancing and mask guidelines, as well as accommodating students to changes in learning models. He praised the staff for their adaptability during these challenging times. Teresa Tosh expressed condolences on the passing of EHS Teacher Teresa Riedinger and will deliver a flower arrangement to the high school in her honor.• Grandview Elementary Principal Susan Holthaus shared a Top 10 list of great things happening at Grandview including Great Gator and Honor Roll awards, the great staff that are willing toprovide continued learning regardless of learning model (hybrid or in person), and the opportunity to hold virtual Parent/Teacher conferences and IEP meetings. She then made the announcementthat Grandview has been Nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary HighPerforming School category and will begin the application process to secure this prestigiousaward.
9. Friends of Education
The following nominees for the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force Friends of Education award were presented for consideration:School Volunteer: I Can Read Program – Staci Rickard and I Can Read VolunteersCommunity/Civic Organization: El Dorado Sports Foundation Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve the Friends of Education nominees as presented. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
10. 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
The proposed calendar as recommended by the District Calendar Committee was presented for consideration. Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar as recommended by the District Calendar Committee. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
11. Summer Programs
Superintendent Teresa Tosh presented K-12 Summer Programs information.Rob Lane made a motion to approve 2021 summer school programs as presented. Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 6-0.
12. Approval of Personnel Clerk HR-1 Job Description
The job description for Personnel Clerk HR-1 was reviewed. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Personnel Clerk HR-1 Job Description as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks the motion carried 6-0.
13. Classified Salary Placement Schedule – FY21
Teresa Tosh provided information on the Classified Placement Salary Schedule reflecting changes to amend the HR Assistant to Personnel Clerk and moving categories from Category E to Category F. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the updated Classified Salary Placement Schedule as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.
14. KASB Policy Updates
Mid-year policy updates were reviewed with recommended changes noted to policies EBBD, JGCA, and GAR. Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Board Policy updates with amendments as discussed. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.
15. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations as presented. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0. Employee DeathTeresa Riedinger, EHS Science Teacher;ResignationEdna Cleveland, Bus Aide/Van Driver;Jayda Green, EMS Assistant Cheer Coach;Nicole Kastens, EHS Track Coach;Mariauna Mays, Bus Aide;Dena McCarthy, Sub Bus Driver;Amber Olson, GE 1st Grade Teacher;Bradon Pinkerton, GE Evening Custodian;Ashley Whitfield, Bus Driver;Candice Zieman, SE Evening Custodian;ReplacementScott Camien, EHS Assistant Baseball Coach, replacing Lance Fuller;Sara Gilbert, GE Evening Custodian, replacing Bradon Pinkerton;Linanne Grisham, Blackmore Building Aide, replacing Jody Pringle;
16. Administrative Contracts
Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve 1 year extensions to administrative contracts for: Luke Claar, Jenifer Davis, Susan Holthaus, Doug Jensen, Julie Jensen, Karla King, Bruce Lolling, Kathy Robertson, Stan Ruff, DeDe Pierce, Chad Schuetz, and Scott Vang. Seconded by Roger Smith, the motion carried 6-0.
17. Property Discussion
A private group has expressed interest in purchasing the vacant lots at the corner of 1st and Taylor streets, across from the Performing Arts Center. After Board discussion, it was agreed to continue this topic at the March meeting. Prior to that meeting, more information will be gathered on the property including number of lots, total area of the land available, and estimated value.
• February 9 & 11 – Parent/Teacher Conferences• February 11-12 – No School• February 15 – President’s Day (No School)• February 26 – Staff Development Day (No School)
19. Executive Session
At 8:01 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 minutes to discuss negotiations with Board members, the Superintendent, and Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services present. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.The board returned to general session at 8:11 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.
Board President Heather Nichols adjourned the meeting at 8:11 p.m.
Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS