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Board Minutes 14 May 2018

WACONDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 272

708 Locust St.

CAWKER CITY, KANSAS

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING                    Monday, May 14, 2018

DISTRICT OFFICE                                                                           7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Kelly Berkley, Brandi Duskie, Russell Groenendyk, Denise Schoen, Ashley Clausen and Rodney Hake

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

Absent:  Jessica Scott

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

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

Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Denise Schoen moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting Monday, April 9, 2018 the Special Board Meeting, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the Special Board Meeting Monday, April 23, 2018 and the Special Board Meeting Monday, April 30, 2018.

Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Kelly Berkley welcomed visitors.

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

            Transfer $51,166.00 from the General to Special Education for flow through.

            Transfer $50,000.00 from Supplemental General to Special Education.

Motion Carried 5-0.

 

There was no Smoky Hill report.

The Lakeside Jr. Sr. High School report was presented by Mr. Bob Becker.  The End of the year activities and events were reviewed including state contests, awards banquet, community service day, and graduation.  He noted that the seniors were awarded over $100,000.00 in scholarships collectively.  Upcoming events include 8th grade awards and promotion, regional and state track as well as state golf.  The state FFA convention is also set for May 31 – June 2.

Mr. Jim Giesbrecht gave the Lakeside Elementary School principal’s report. Many activities have been going on in the past month including field trips, the 4th grade magic show, storytelling festival, fun day and the spring music program.  Kindergarten graduation is slated for Wednesday, May 16 at 2:30 in the gymnasium.

Mr. Gery Hake gave the Tipton Community school report which also entailed end of year field trips, awards ceremony and play day. The fifth grade held fundraisers and have begun a landscaping project at the community school.  Nick Lowery a former Kansas City Chiefs kicker and NFL record holder was a guest speaker last month at the school with a presentation on anti-bullying and the message to “Never give up”.  He signed autographs and presented the school with a signed football at the end of the day.

In the Superintendent’s report, Mr. Troy Damman conveyed that the state legislation passed SB 423 and SB 61 to increase revenue; estimated at $534 million, spread over the next 5 years for Kansas schools.  A judge’s ruling on the adequacy of the bill is expected May 22 by the State Supreme Court.  The bill includes an increase of funding for the Parents as Teachers program from 25% to 50% which will be a cost savings for the district.

Summer maintenance and painting were the next topic of discussion with Mr. Damman asking the board permission to hire teachers to do some painting over the break if there was interest.  The board members were in favor of doing so.

 

Mr. Damman recommended to the board that they consider completing the drains and site/sidewalk improvements on the north side of the existing building while the kitchen addition is being constructed.  He also asked the board to name a contact person for the construction team after his departure.  The consensus was that the interim superintendent will be the contact person.

 

Mr. Damman recognized Diana Roe on her 25 years of service and retirement at the end of the school year.

 

Mrs. Judy Gasper gave a KESA update and how the district leadership team is moving forward and planning to fulfill the requirements in the coming years.  She also reviewed the Outside Leadership Team report.

 

Mr. Giesbrecht and Mr. Becker went over their preliminary class schedules and teacher assignments.

 

Board Member Rodney Hake arrived at 8:05 p.m.

 

Brandi Duskie moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve the Student Handbook as presented.

Motion Carried 6-0.

 

Denise Schoen moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the Auditor Contract.  for  Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. for $6,200.00 as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Rodney Hake moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve PDP points as presented

Motion carried 6-0.

                          PDP Points approved were:

 

Bob Becker

69

James Giesbrecht

69

Katrina Long

29

Cory Beougher

31

Christina Gradig

151

Deborah Martin

18

Lynn Boersma

3

Linda Groenendyk

50

Karen Miller

49

Cindy Clausen

54

Ashley Harris

134

Barb Palen

62

Troy Damman

119

Brooke Hemmert

60

Darci Seehafer

57

Drew Duskie

74

Katie Hendrix Long

29

Ginna Sharp

98

Rhonda Farwell

76

Kelli Hennes

30

DJ Tiemens

46

Judy Gasper

190

John Hutson

44

Lynn Wacker

61

 

Rodney Hake moved and Ashley Clausen seconded the Elementary Curriculum Schedule as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the purchase of High School boys and girls and Jr. High girl’s basketball uniforms from Lou’s Sporting Goods as presented:

                        Speedline 8 sets High School Boys Basketball          $1,920.00

                        Speedline 24 sets High School Girls Basketball         $5,760.00

                        Speedline 26 sets Jr. High School girls Basketball     $5,304.00

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Denise Schoen moved and Rodney Hake seconded the motion to approve Greenbush and Smoky Hill contracts as presented:

                        Greenbush Standard Level Membership                    $5,567.50

                        Smoky Hill Charter Membership                                $2,677.81

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve door bids from Senger Construction as presented:

                        North Side Entry Door                                               $5,325.00

                        East Side Entry Door                                                  $6,836.00

 

Other bids:      Jackson’s Glass Shop North Side Entry Door            $5,790.94

                        Jackson’s Glass Shop East Side Entry Door              $7,391.00

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Brandi Duskie moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to approve the Keyless Entry System from File Safe as presented:

            Honeywell NewAXS – Access Control System- LES           $18,838.00

            Honeywell NewAXS – Access Control System- Jr.Sr. HS    $10,968.00

            Honeywell NewAXS – Access Control System- DO                        $  2,250.00

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Kelly Berkley thanked all of the staff resigning positions for the hard work and dedication throughout the years.

 

Russell Groenendyk moved and Brandi Duskie seconded the motion to approve the resignations of David Tiemens, Business Teacher and Freshman Class Sponsor, Cassi Walsh, Jr. High Cheer and Jr. High Concessions sponsor, Debra Becker, Sr. Class Sponsor, Shayne Renken as Assistant High School Boys Basketball Coach, Jessica Cunningham as Co-Head Jr. High Track Coach, Lisa LaRocque as Jr. Class Sponsor and Craig Pottberg, Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

Russell Groenendyk moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to Ratify 2018-2019 Masters Professional Negotiated Agreement as presented.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Kelly Berkley moved the school board recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel- classified and substitute salaries pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board and Mr. Damman present, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:20 p.m. The motion was seconded by Denise Schoen.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:20 p.m.

 

Kelly Berkley moved the school board recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel- classified and substitute salaries pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board and Mr. Damman present, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Brandi Duskie.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:30 p.m.

 

Russell moved the school board recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel- classified and substitute salaries pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board and Mr. Damman present, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:35 p.m. The motion was seconded by Kelly Berkley.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:35 p.m.

 

Kelly Berkley moved the school board recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA with the board and Mr. Damman present, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 9:55 p.m.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

The meeting returned to open session at 9:55 p.m.

 

Brandi Duskie moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to accept the nomination of Alayna Lampkin as Full Time Title teacher.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

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

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Brandi Duskie moved and Ashley Clausen seconded the motion to approve the bid completing the drains and site/sidewalk improvements on the north side of the existing building by Senger Construction for $27,130.00.

            Other Bids:     Watts               $29,300.00

Motion carried 6-0.

           

Kelly Berkley moved and Denise Schoen seconded the motion to adjourn.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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