• USD 490 Board of Education

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

March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020
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Minutes
Regular Meeting
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
March 9, 2020
6:00 p.m.


The U.S.D. #490 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, March 9, 2020, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the March 30, 2020 BOE meeting.


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
Vicki Coash
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
Kathy Shum, Teacher
Jennifer Krug, Patron
Lori Christy, Patron
Sam Christy, Student
Laura Fowler, Patron
Jan Fowler, Patron
Kaden Fowler, Student
Holly Bright, Teacher
Susan Holthaus, Grandview Principal
Kareena Bhakta, Student
Sitalben Bhakta, Patron
Amy Seeber, Patron
Jay Tipton, Student
John Banks, Patron
Michelle Banks, Patron
Chad Schuetz, Blackmore Principal
Jake Knowles, Student
Roger Knowles, Patron
Jennifer Knowles, Patron
Denise Johnson, Teacher
Diane Solorio, Swim Coach
Jimmy Fulcher, Dive Coach
Ehryn Joy Diffendal, Student
Addison Brockway, Student
Autumn Lind, Student
Hannah Gantz, Student
Kegan Motter, Student
Dakota Olson, Student
Tatum Wernli, Student
Gretchen Raple, Student
Hillary Raple, Teacher

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss individual employee performance pursuant to the KOMA non-elected personnel exemption with Board members and the Superintendent present. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:15 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 6:15 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 15 minutes to discuss contract negotiations pursuant to the KOMA exception for employer-employee negotiations with Board members, the Superintendent, and Director of Fiscal/Support Services present. Rob Lane seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 6:30 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Sharon Waugh made a motion to approve the agenda and addendum (Additional Personnel Recommendations). Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Calendar

Heather Nichols made a motion to approve the Consent Calendar as presented. Sharon Waugh seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

Minutes, February 10th, 2020 Regular meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Reports
Parent Conference Reports
Information

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments from the public.

7. Recognition

Friend of Education – John and Michelle Banks, Mrs. Banks' Closet

Science Fair –Grand Champion & Biological Division Champion - Sam Christy, Kaden Fowler; Earth Science Division Champion - Ehryn Joy Diffendal, Yurihya Jade Mantanona; Mathematics Division Champion - Addison Brockway, Autumn Lind; Physical Science Champion - Hannah Gantz, Kegan Motter, Dakota Olson, Tatum Wernli;

Spelling Bee – Gretchen Raple, Butler County Spelling Bee Champion; Kareena Bhakta, Second Runner-up;

DAR Essay Contest – Gretchen Raple, 5th grade winner;

State Diving – David Kilpatrick, 8th place;

State Swimming – Jay Tipton;

State Wrestling – Kai Wernli, 3rd place; Jake Knowles, 4th place; Will Gomez, Adam Kimball;

State Bowling – Mahlon Hart;

Master Teacher – Holly Bright, Grandview Elementary Kindergarten Teacher;

8. Updates

Legislative Update - Norm Wilks discussed Senate and House bills affecting Education

9. Summer Food Service Program

Kathy Robertson discussed summer food service program options.

Haley Remsberg made a motion to approve conducting the summer food service program during June only in conjunction with the Camp Pride summer program as presented. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

10. Strategic Plan Process

Options regarding the planning process for the 2021-2025 strategic plan were discussed.

Rob Lane made a motion to hold a special meeting for the purpose of strategic planning on May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. at a location to be determined. Heather Nichols seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

11. Approve USD 490 Personnel Recommendations

Vicki Coash made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which include the addendum. Haley Remsberg seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

Additional Duties
Deanna Korkki, EMS Summer Course Completion;
Ruth Krug, Sub CDL Driver;
Melissa Mitchell, Bus Aide;

Employment
Chelsey Garland, Sub Nurse;

Replacement
Brad Boone, EHS/EMS Track Assistant Coach, replacing Dylan Richardson;
Sandra Gulick, EHS Track Assistant Coach, replacing Tod Johnson;
Jeremy Henning, EMS Boys Tennis Coach, replacing Richard Garbee;
Nicole Kastens, EMS Track Assistant Coach, replacing Kody Melugin;
Conner Knight, EHS Assistant Baseball Coach, replacing Brady Ryan;
Amber McLaren, Blackmore PreK Teacher, replacing Pamela Rosen (SY 20-21);
Ashley Whitfield, Bus Aide, Van/Car Driver, replacing Amanda Light;

Resignation
Linda Barker, EMS Scholars Bowl & Spelling Bee;
Bryan Diffendal, Bus Aide/Driver;
Tanner Jones, EHS Building Maintenance;
Amanda Light, Bus Aide, Van/Car Driver;
Antwan Mays, EHS Assistant Football Coach;
Stormie Wilson, Bus Aide;

Retirement
Jan Pippig, EMS Librarian;

Transfer
Brenda Cole, from Non-CDL Driver to CDL Driver;
Staci McCaig, from Skelly Building Aide to Skelly Secretary, replacing Sherry Conrad (SY 20-21);
Greg Waite, from full-time Custodian at Grandview to part-time Custodian at Grandview;
Candice Zieman, from EMS/GE Custodian to full-time Custodian at Grandview, replacing Greg Waite

12. Announcements

• March 16-20 - Spring Break
• March 30 - 5th Monday BOE Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

13. Executive Session

 At 7:32 p.m. Rob Lane 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 and the Superintendent present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 8:02 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

At 8:02 p.m. Tom Storrer moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 10 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 and the Superintendent present. Norm Wilks seconded the motion. The motion carried 7-0.

The board returned to general session at 8:12 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

II. Adjournment

Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.

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

  • Mission Statement


    El Dorado Public Schools

    The mission of USD 490 is to provide comprehensive educational programs and opportunities that:
    Prepare STUDENTS to be successfully engages citizens, employees, and lifelong learners;
    • PARENTS prefer for their children;
    Inspire pride among EMPLOYEES, and;
    • PATRONS are willing to support.


    Adopted November 14, 2016