• USD 490 Board of Education

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

June 8, 2020
June 8, 2020


Regular Minutes
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
June 8, 2020
6:00 p.m.

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.


I. 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 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
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Julie 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 meeting
Minutes, May 19, 2020 Special meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report

6. Comments from the Public

No comments.

7. Updates

• 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.

Richard 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 Klem
Mason Talbott, EMS/EHS Spanish Teacher, replacing Miriam Haro;
Joshua Wolf, EHS Social Studies Teacher, replacing Lisa Wilson

Nic 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;

Brenda Sherman, Bus Aide/Sub Driver;

Carri 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;

17. Announcements

• 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.

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

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

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