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Board Minutes October 9, 2017

WACONDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 272

708 Locust St.

CAWKER CITY, KANSAS

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING                    Monday, October 9, 2017

DISTRICT OFFICE                                                                           7:00 PM

 

Board Members Present:  Kelly Berkley, Russell Groenendyk, Vikki Grady, Denise Schoen, Brandi Duskie and Ces Reinert

Absent:  Rodney Hake

Administrators present: Superintendent, Troy Damman, Principals:  Jim Giesbrecht and Bob Becker.

President, Kelly Berkley called meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Russell Groenendyk moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

Denise Schoen moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting, September 11, 2017 at 6:55 p.m.,  and the Regular Board Meeting, Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion carried 6-0.

Kelly Berkley welcomed visitors.

Ces Reinert moved and Vikki Grady seconded the motion to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

There was no Smoky Hill report.

Mr. Bob Becker gave an update on the eligibility progress to start the Lakeside Jr. Sr. High School report.  He then highlighted some recent activities going on throughout the school including; Cloud County Community College Sophomore Day, the upcoming school play, a financial aid informational meeting on Oct 19 and parent-teacher conferences on November 2nd.  He reported on the success of the Community Service Day on September 29th and publicly thanked Bruce Berkley and his family for their help in completing the bleacher project.  Due to conflicts in schedules, the FFA will not be attending the National Convention this year.  Mr. Becker finished his report with athletic updates.

Mr. Jim Giesbrecht gave the Lakeside Elementary principal’s report.  He reported that the Drive 4UR School fundraiser was a huge success and netted over $6000.  The money is earmarked for updating the computer lab at the elementary building and to renew software for the current reading program.  Contributing additional monies and donations to the fundraiser besides the Ford Motor Company were: $500 from Farmers and Merchants Bank, Cawker City, $300 from the Guaranty State Bank, Glen Elder, $50.00 from the State Bank of Downs, and $25 from Shopko.  Other donations of prizes and gifts were:  $100 Amazon gift card from the Lakeside PTCO, $50 in gift certificates from Quail Quest Hunting, Jason Seehafer, Proprietor, as well as food and drink coupons from Subway, Dairy Queen, Sonic, Pizza Hut, and Casey’s.  Mr. Giesbrecht expressed his appreciation of the staff’s commitment and hard work in making this a very successful event.

In other business, the first graders attended the doll clinic on September 21, at MCCHS, picture day was Sept 27th as well as the, “Zoo to You” program presented by Rolling Hills Zoo.  Future events include field trips, Halloween festivities and parent-teacher conferences.

Superintendent, Troy Damman thanked Vikki Grady for her donation of a copier/fax/printer being used in the elementary building.

The superintendent’s report began with Mr. Damman presenting bids for new vehicles through the state bid buy process.  He then, went over the School Shield Security Report.  Next, three and four year old preschool was discussed and how the district had grant money to allocate to the younger children.

Mr. Damman inquired about the lot owned by the district north of the elementary school and whether the board had ever considered selling the north half of the lot to save money on mowing and maintenance.  KASB conference dates were shared to see if there was any interest in board members attending.

Lastly, Mr. Damman informed the board that a quiet title will need to be obtained for insurance purposes on the property being renovated.   Some of the past acquisitions of property had not been recorded at the courthouse and this is required for a clear title.

Brandi Duskie moved and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve the contract with Jones Gillam Renz Architects, Inc. (lump sum of $71,000 with an additional amount between $4,150 and $4,750 with Terracon Consultants, Inc. for geotechnical engineering services and Earles Engineering for $8,750 for the survey) as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

                       

Kelly Berkley moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to table policy updates IHA - KBA.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to go into executive session to discuss administrative contracts pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board members and the superintendent present with the option to invite Mr. Giesbrecht and Mr. Becker in, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:06 p.m.

Motion carried 6-0.

The meeting returned to open session at 9:06 p.m.

Kelly Berkley moved and Russell Groenendyk seconded the motion to go into executive session to discuss administrative contracts pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board members and the superintendent present with the option to invite Mr. Giesbrecht and Mr. Becker in, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:26 p.m.

Motion carried 6-0.

The meeting returned to open session at 9:26 p.m.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to go into executive session to discuss school security exception under KOMA for school security matters to ensure the security of the school, its buildings and/or its systems is not jeopardized with the board members and the superintendent present and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:47 p.m.

Motion carried 6-0.

The meeting returned to open session at 9:47 p.m.

Ces Reinert moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve Shayne Renken as Assistant High School Boys’ Basketball Coach, Tracy Anderes as Assistant High School Girls’ Basketball Coach and Cassi Walsh as Jr. High Concessions Manager.

Motion carried 6-0.

Kelly Berkley moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve the purchase of two, Ford ten passenger transit vans and one Ford Fusion S with extra keys and the options recommended by Mr. Troy Damman and dispose of two suburbans (2003 Chevrolet Suburban, 2006 Chevrolet Suburban).

Motion carried 6-0.

Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to dispose of the Special Education van (2010 Dodge Grand Caravan).

Motion carried 6-0.

Kelly Berkley moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to adjourn.

Motion carried 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

                                   

President

 

 
 

 

Clerk

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