These minutes may be approved or amended at the July 12, 2020, BOE meeting.
The Board of Education of USD 490 met in regular session on Monday, June 8, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.
1. Public Hearing on Republishing 2019-20 Budget Tom Storrer opened the Public Hearing at 5:45 p.m. Hearing no comments from the public Tom Storrer closed the Budget Hearing at 5:56 p.m.
REGULAR MEETINGI. Routine
1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Tom Storrer at 6:00 p.m. 2. Roll Call
Members Present : Tom Storrer, President Heather Nichols, Board Vice PresidentRob LaneHaley RemsbergSharon Waugh Norm Wilks Others Present: Teresa Tosh, Superintendent Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk Kathy Robertson, Executive Director of Fiscal & Support ServicesDoug Jensen, Executive Director of TechnologyJulie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
3. Executive Session
At 6:00 p.m. Sharon Waugh moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss individual employees’ performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel exemption 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 6:30 p.m.
4. Approval of the Agenda
Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (Additional Personnel Recommendations). Seconded by Haley Remsberg, the motion carried 6-0.
5. Approval of Consent Calendar
Rob Lane made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as presented. Seconded by Norm Wilks, the motion carried 6-0.Minutes, May 11, 2020 Regular meetingMinutes, May 19, 2020 Special meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, CCredit Card ReportActivity ReportInformation
6. Comments from the Public
• Summer Capital Outlay Projects – Kathy Robertson reviewed summer projects including work to EHS and Activity Center parking lots and floor refinishing of every gym.
8. FY21 Handbooks
Updated, final edits have been made to drafts presented in May. Rob Lane made a motion to approve student and personnel handbooks with edits as discussed. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 6-0.
Rob Lane left the meeting at 6:57 p.m. 9. Summer Learning
Teresa Tosh shared results of the Summer Learning survey completed by parents. Based on those results, she provided a plan to provide summer learning opportunities which include roll out of the StopIt App, Social Emotional activities by grade band for students and parents, choice board of monthly engaging activities, and check in calls from select staff to connect with families and students.
10. EHS HVAC Repair
Kathy Robertson presented information on necessary repairs to the heat exchanger at El Dorado High School. Bids are expected from three companies. Norm made a motion to accept a bid from 1 of the 3 companies discussed if cost, procedure and warranty specifications are acceptable to the Board President. Seconded by Sharon Waugh, the motion carried 5-0.
11. Year-End Budget Transfers
Annual authorization for end-of-year budget transfers in order to close out the FY20 budget and utilize maximum budget authority was requested. Haley Remsberg made a motion to authorize the superintendent to make end-of-year budget transfers to close out and maximize budget authority for the FY20 budget. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.
12. Revised 2019-20 Budget
Approval of the revised budget is required.Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the Revised 2019-20 Budget as published. Seconded by Heather Nichols, the motion carried 5-0.
13. Board Self-Evaluation
Board self-evaluation materials were distributed for completion, return and tallying.
14. Personnel Recommendations
Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which include the Addendum. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0. ReplacementRichard Armstrong, EHS Virtual School & Credit Recovery Coordinator, replacing Gail McKenzie;Destiny Bowlin, 7th Grade Head Volleyball Coach, replacing Jennifer Bell;Rebecka Cauley, Skelly Title I Teacher, replacing Denise Friesen;Julie Jones, 8th Grade Girls Head Basketball Coach, replacing Jennifer Bell;Brian Reid, EHS Social Studies Teacher, replacing Rob KlemMason Talbott, EMS/EHS Spanish Teacher, replacing Miriam Haro;Joshua Wolf, EHS Social Studies Teacher, replacing Lisa WilsonResignationNic Bolton, Blackmore Custodian;Rob Klem, EHS Social Studies Teacher;Adam McCormick, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach;Lisa Wilson, EHS Social Studies Teacher;Summer Employment Dustin Avery, Summer Weights Alternate;Lora Goehring, EHS Summer Credit Recovery Teacher;Dominica Locke, Summer Weights;Alyssa Rawlings, Summer Weights;Dylan Richardson, Summer Weights Alternate;Paige Slayton, Summer Weights; Brandon Wise, Summer Weights;TerminationBrenda Sherman, Bus Aide/Sub Driver;TransferCarri Curnutt, from Skelly Custodian to Head Custodian at Skelly;Ruth Krug, from Custodian at PAC & Bus Barn to Custodian at Blackmore;Jeni Lehecka, from .5 District Tech Assistant to .5 EMS Media Specialist, replacing Jan Pippig;Cathy Madison, from Custodian at Blackmore to Custodian at Skelly & PAC;Iva Sawyer, from Custodian at PAC to Head Custodian at Blackmore;Christa Travnichek, from Custodian at Blackmore to Custodian at Skelly;
• June 29 5th Monday BOE meeting, 5:30 p.m. • July 1 2020-21 Online Enrollment Opens • July 4 Independence Day • July 11 Graduation 7:00 p.m.
Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 7:13 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS