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Board Minutes for 13 November 2017

 

WACONDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 272

708 Locust St.

CAWKER CITY, KANSAS

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING                    Monday, November 13, 2017

DISTRICT OFFICE                                                                           7:00 PM

 

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

Denise Schoen moved and Russell Groenendyk seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion carried 7-0.

Brandi Duskie moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting, Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion carried 7-0.

Kelly Berkley welcomed visitors.

Denise Schoen moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the bills, payroll and transfer as presented.

                        Transfer $75,235.00 from General to Special Education for flow through.

 

Motion carried 7-0.

Kelly Berkley gave the Smoky Hill report.

Mr. Bob Becker presented the Lakeside Jr. Sr. High School report.  The school play was scheduled to run Friday and Saturday of this past weekend with ten students participating mostly comprised of freshmen and eighth grade students.  The STUCO Blood drive is scheduled for Thursday from 8 am – 2:30 pm. 

The junior and senior students will participate in a career fair at the FHSU campus on November 21st  which is comprised of individuals in the work force, talking and doing some hands on activities to generate interest in future opportunities.  This trip aligns with the KESA process in exposing them to possible post-graduate careers.  Mr. Becker was pleased to report the success of the Jr. High Girls’ Volleyball team taking first in the PTL tournament, the High School Girls Cross Country team winning regionals and Rachel Miller signing a letter of intent to run track at The University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Mr. Jim Giesbrecht gave the Lakeside Elementary principal’s report. He noted that parent teacher conferences were well attended again.  He also reported on several activities going on recently including a fire safety assembly, a trip to the Browndale Pumkin Patch, and the Halloween parade.  He also noted that Pat Kelly, owner of Beloit Auto and Truck Plaza and Wade Richard, coordinator of the Drive 4UR School fundraiser presented the school with a check for $6000 for the successful fundraising effort put forth by the Elementary Teachers and Staff.

The superintendent’s report began with Mr. Damman presenting the new Kansas State Board of Education Mission Statement, Vision, and Motto for Kansas Schools.  He also reviewed some of the talking points of the U.S. House tax bill.  He then, briefly touched on the progress of the survey for the proposed kitchen at the High School. 

Next, Mr. Damman went over the Mitchell County Partnership for Children report and how Lakeside compares to surrounding districts at the preschool level.  There was some discussion on the possibility of trying to provide preschool opportunities for 3 year olds and a collaboration of daycare services in the future.  The board agreed to have Mr. Damman put together a plan with all projected costs involved regarding facilities, staffing and projected enrollment.

Mr. Giesbrecht gave a brief Site Council report noting that Jakob Brush from Brush Art, Corp. and Ross Weber from Farmer's and Merchants Bank agreed to sit on the council from the business sector which aligns the makeup of the council to KESA requirements.

 

The board then reviewed a letter from the City of Cawker City proposing a offer to purchase the north half of the baseball field.

 

A short discussion of an all staff Christmas activity followed.

 

Ces Reinert moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to accept a donation of $350.00 from the Mitchell County Communities that Care.

Motion carried 7-0.

           

Rodney Hake moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve a grant stipend for Charlene Beougher for $35.00 for the Mitchell County Communities that Care grant and to table a stipend to Troy Damman in the amount of $2,245.80 for the ELK Preschool grant until the money is received.

Motion carried  7-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve payment to Smoky Hill ECS in the amount of $215,000.00 for the Tipton Community School, as presented.

Motion carried 7-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Vikki Grady 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 and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:07 p.m.

 

Motion carried 7-0.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:07 p.m.

Russell Groenendyk moved and Kelly Berkley 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 open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:17 p.m.

Motion carried 7-0.

The meeting returned to open session at 9:17 p.m.

 

Russell Groenendyk moved and Kelly Berkley 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 and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:22 p.m.

Motion carried 7-0.

The meeting returned to open session at 9:22 p.m.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion the school board go into executive session to discuss acquisition of property pursuant to the exception for preliminary discussion of the acquisition of real property exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1). And the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:37 p.m.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:37 p.m

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to approve the resignation of Tracy Anderes as Asst. High School Girls Basketball Coach, and Troy Damman as superintendent at the end of his contracted date.

Motion carried 7-0.

 

Kelly Berkley publicly thank Superintendent Damman for his service to the district.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the nomination of Craig Pottberg as the Asst. High School Girls Basketball Coach.

Motion carried 7-0.

Kelly Berkley moved and Rodney hake seconded the motion to table policy updates IHA - KBA.

Motion carried 7-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Ces Reinert seconded the motion to sell the north half of the ball field to the City of Cawker City with the stipulations put forth by Mr. Damman and as outlined in the letter from the Mayor of Cawker City as presented.

Motion carried 7-0.

                           The real estate would be surveyed to determine a legal description, with the entire cost of the                      survey being paid by the City.

                           The City would pay the entirety of title insurance and closing costs.

                           The City would pay USD 272 a nominal amount of $1 for the real estate.

Kelly Berkley moved and Vikki Grady seconded the motion to adjourn.

Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting adjourned at 9:52 p.m.

                                   

President

 

 

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