U.S.D. #490 Board of EducationMarch 9, 2020
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.
1. The meeting was called to order by Board President Tom Storrer at 6:00 p.m. 2. Roll Call
Members Present: Tom Storrer, PresidentHeather Nichols, Board Vice PresidentVicki CoashRob LaneHaley RemsbergSharon WaughNorm Wilks
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 TechnologyKathy Shum, TeacherJennifer Krug, PatronLori Christy, PatronSam Christy, StudentLaura Fowler, PatronJan Fowler, PatronKaden Fowler, StudentHolly Bright, TeacherSusan Holthaus, Grandview PrincipalKareena Bhakta, StudentSitalben Bhakta, PatronAmy Seeber, PatronJay Tipton, StudentJohn Banks, PatronMichelle Banks, PatronChad Schuetz, Blackmore PrincipalJake Knowles, StudentRoger Knowles, PatronJennifer Knowles, PatronDenise Johnson, TeacherDiane Solorio, Swim CoachJimmy Fulcher, Dive CoachEhryn Joy Diffendal, StudentAddison Brockway, StudentAutumn Lind, StudentHannah Gantz, StudentKegan Motter, StudentDakota Olson, StudentTatum Wernli, StudentGretchen Raple, StudentHillary 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 meetingFinancial Reports, enclosures A, B, C Credit Card Report Activity ReportsParent Conference ReportsInformation
6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
Friend of Education – John and Michelle Banks, Mrs. Banks' ClosetScience 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;
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 DutiesDeanna Korkki, EMS Summer Course Completion;Ruth Krug, Sub CDL Driver;Melissa Mitchell, Bus Aide;
EmploymentChelsey Garland, Sub Nurse;ReplacementBrad 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;ResignationLinda 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;RetirementJan Pippig, EMS Librarian;TransferBrenda 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
• 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.
Board President Tom Storrer adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.Melissa Smith, Clerk of the BoardUSD 490Butler County, KS