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FSCC Spring Honor Roll

Greyhounds Continue Academic Success

two students posing with the greyhound mascot during a business expo

Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds continue with academic awesomeness! Over 200 students made it on either the Honor Roll list (GPA 3.5-3.74), Vice President’s list (GPA 3.75-3.99), or President’s list (GPA 4.0+) for the spring 2019 semester!

 

“The Fort Scott Community College Administration and Faculty
are extremely proud of our students. Congratulations on your outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2019 semester”, says VP of Student Services, Janet Fancher.

 

FSCC students, keep up the hard work and dedication. We cannot wait to see what our centennial class has to offer in the fall of 2019!!

 

Congrats Greyhounds!!!

 

#GoGreyhounds

 

To review the full list(s) of honorees, please click HERE.

FSCC Agenda July 25

 The next meeting of the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees will be August 6.

Board of Trustees

Fort Scott Community College

2108 S. Horton

Fort Scott, KS 66701

The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College will meet in regular session on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Fort Scott Community College.

5:00 p.m. Dinner in the Heritage Room at 5:00 p.m. followed by regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

*** FSCC awarded 245 degrees and certificates after the spring semester. This is an increase from the prior year.

THE AGENDA

5:00 DINNER AND BUDGET QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION

5:30 ROLL CALL, 3

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CALL TO ORDER, 4

  1. Comments from the Chair, 4

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2019/2020, 5

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIALS AND MEETING DATES/TIMES, 6

CONSENT AGENDA, 5

  1. Approval of Agenda, 5

  2. Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on June 24, 2019, 6

  3. Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Bills, and Claims, 9

  4. Approval of Personnel Actions, 5

ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. Review of Fall In-Service Agenda

  2. Review of Updated Organization Chart

  3. Approval of Disposal of Property – Miami County Sheds

  4. Consideration of Vehicle Purchase

  5. Consideration of Purchase of Scorer’s Table

  6. Consideration of Athletic Insurance and Catastrophic Injury Insurance

  7. Consideration of Bids for Arnold Arena South Pen Cover

  8. Consideration of Security/Surveillance System Bids

  9. Consideration of Hay Bids for Rodeo Program

  10. Consideration of Bleachers for Arnold Arena

  11. Approval of Revised Negotiated Agreement with FSCAPE

REPORTS, 63

  1. Administrative Updates, 64

EXECUTIVE SESSION, 70

ADJOURNMENT, 71

UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES:

  • July 25, 2019: Board Meeting

  • August 6, 2019: Board Meeting

  • August 13 – 16, 2019: In-service

  • August 19, 2019: Fall semester begins

  • September 2, 2019: Labor Day – Campus Closed

  • November 25 – 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break – Campus Closed

  • December 23 – January 5, 2020: Winter Break – Campus Closed

Sincerely,

John Bartelsmeyer, Chair

Alysia Johnston, President

FSCC’s vision for the future is to support “Students First, Community Always” through a central focus on teaching and learning; advancing strong, innovative programs and departments; maximizing and leveraging opportunities; initiating efficient and effective processes; and developing the region’s workforce.

ROLL CALL

_____ John Bartelsmeyer

_____ Jim Fewins

_____ Bernita Hill

_____ Dana McKenney

_____ Liz Meyer

_____ Robert Nelson

CALL TO ORDER

*** FSCC awarded 245 degrees and certificates after the spring semester. This is an increase from the prior year.

  1. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018/2019

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Chairman:

Vice-Chairman

BOARD ACTION:

Chairman

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

BOARD ACTION:

Vice-Chairman

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS/POSITIONS FOR 2018/2019

Information Officer

(Previously Julie Eichenberger)

Clerk of the Board

(Previously Juley McDaniel)

Treasurer

(Previously Mindy Russell)

KPERS Representative

(Previously Juley McDaniel)

KACCT Representative and

Council of Presidents Representative

(Previously Liz Meyer)

Greenbush Representative

(Previously John Bartelsmeyer)

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

APPOINT OFFICIALS and MEETING DATES/TIMES

Designated Bank for General Fund

(Previously Landmark National Bank)

Designated Attorney

(Previously Zackery Reynolds)

Official Newspaper

(Previously The Fort Scott Tribune)

Official Board of Trustees Meeting Dates for 2019/2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Official Meeting Date is the third Monday of each month unless stated otherwise.

September 16, 2019

October 21, 2019

November 18, 2019

December 16, 2019

January 27, 2020 (Changed from January 20 due to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

February 17, 2020

March 16, 2020

April 20, 2020

May 18, 2020

June 15, 2020

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the above officials and official Board of Trustees’ meeting dates be approved for the 2019/2020 school year.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

1) Attached are the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting conducted on June 24, 2019.

C. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT, BILLS and CLAIMS

Attached are the Treasurer’s Report and the Bills and Claims Report.

D. APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS

  1. Additions

    1. Rachel Judy, Nursing Instructor, effective July 30, 2019

    2. Tabitha Stults, Administrative Assistant, effective August 1, 2019

  2. Separations

    1. Clayton Whitson, Speech Instructor, effective July 22, 2019

    2. Mert Barrows, Developmental Education Instructor, effective July

  3. Transfers

    1. Holli Mason, from TRIO Advisor to Director of TRIO Student Support Services Grant, effective July 1, 2019

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Consent Agenda items be approved as presented.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. REVIEW OF FALL IN-SERVICE AGENDA

BACKGROUND: Following is the agenda for fall in-service for review.

    1. REVIEW OF UPDATED ORGANIZATION CHART

BACKGROUND: Following is an updated FSCC organization chart for review.

    1. APPROVAL OF DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY – MIAMI COUNTY SHEDS

BACKGROUND: Students in the Construction Trades classes at the Miami County Campus built sheds as part of their curriculum. The two following sheds are valued around $2,000 and can be disposed of through silent auction:

Gable Shed Gambrel Shed

Gable Shed – 8’ x 10’ with 8’ walls, treated 2” x 6” floor joist, ¾” treated plywood flooring. One 24” x 24” sliding window and a 4’ x 6’9” door. Walls are 2” x 4” that are 16” OC, and 2” x 6” ceiling joist and rafter with asphalt shingles.

Gambrel Shed – 8’ x 10’ with 8’ walls, treated 2” x 6” floor joist, ¾” treated plywood flooring. One 24” x 24” sliding window and a 4’ x 6’9” door. Walls are 2” x 4” that are 16” OC, and 2” x 4” truss roof with asphalt shingles.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve the above sheds for disposal through silent auction.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF VEHICLE PURCHASE

BACKGROUND: Currently the college fleet is needing to update the car fleet with an additional vehicle for recruiting / travel needs and the president’s vehicle needs to be updated. To be most cost effective we propose the following.

1) The president’s current 2012 Chrysler 300 be moved to the college fleet.

2) Purchase a new vehicle for the president’s travel needs.

Attached are three quotes for the president’s car:

Briggs of Ft Scott New 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited $24,799

Max Motors-Nevada, MO New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited $33,340

Jay Hatfield, Pittsburg, KS New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited $30,811

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve the purchase of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee from Briggs Motors for $24,799.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. BACKGROUND: CONSIDERATION OF PURCHASE OF SCORER’S TABLE

BACKGROUND: Fort Scott Community College is seeking permission to purchase a new scorer’s table for the gym.  The table will be featured at all basketball and volleyball games and will be a great addition to Arnold Arena.  The old tables were in very rough shape and were no longer usable.  Another great feature of the new tables is that they have the ability to present sponsors during the game and halftime through the video screen.  This will give the athletic department the ability to market local companies during the future seasons. 

Included are three quotes:

Daktronics $19,950.00

Nevco $18,820.43

Athco $16,300.00


The scorer’s table will be purchased from gate receipts funds.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommendation of administration that the quote from Daktronics be accepted due to the capabilities of the Daktronics table.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF ATHLETIC INSURANCE AND CATASTROPHIC INJURY INSURANCE

BACKGROUND: NJCAA requires affiliated programs to provide athletic insurance and catastrophic injury/accident coverage. During the last 4 months Tom Havron, Marci Meyers and Julie Eichenberger have worked with three different agents to receive the best quotes possible for the athletic department. The challenge has been that our athletic injury claims the past two years have increased.

We have asked for information regarding injury claims, visited the possibility of requiring all athletes to purchase insurance if they cannot provide proof of primary insurance, and how each agent can help us manage our claims expense going forward.

Each agent was given the same information regarding deductibles, claim experience, benefit period, and maximum claim payout, as well as checked references if the agent was unknown to us.

Attached is summarized information regarding quoted prices from each agent and their policy and experience.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of administration to accept the athletic insurance quote of $183,183 and catastrophic injury / accident coverage quote of $16,500 from Borden/Perlman

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS FOR ARNOLD ARENA SOUTH PEN COVER

BACKGROUND: In March FSCC received a grant from Timken Foundation for upgrades to Arnold Arena rodeo area. This grant covered several different items that needed to be addressed including ADA parking/unloading, ADA seating, ADA accessibility to bathroom facilities and a concession stand. Also included were monies for a cover over the south pens, additional lighting and updates to man doors and garage doors as monies allowed. Timken’s first concern was for ADA accessibility.

Taking Timken’s lead on ADA accessibility we have included on the north side a pad for ADA unloading on the exterior and then poured concrete in the interior at the North end of the seating that allows for ADA access to seating, bathroom facilities close by and currently we are working on a small concession stand area on the north end. The lighting has also been updated to LED. All of this was completed before the spring 2019 rodeo.

With the remaining grant monies we are ready to start work on the cover for the south pens. This will provide our contestants cover during bad weather. A request for proposal was published in the Fort Scott Tribune with a deadline of June 18th. Receiving no proposals from our notice we have asked for input and references from Coach Cross and others of someone who might be interested.

The following two quotes included in the following pages were received upon contacting them:

H & M Construction $39,800

Koehn Building Systems, LLC $49,672

Both individuals come highly recommended.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of administration to accept the quote from H&M Construction for $39,800

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM BIDS

BACKGROUND: FSCC currently has a security/surveillance system with approximately 48 cameras in operation in Greyhound and Boileau Halls to monitor the property and safety of the students. This surveillance system was installed sometime before 2010. Due to hardware and software limitations, changes in technology and the difficulties obtaining support its original contracted installer; it no longer meets the growing needs for maintaining a level of surveillance that is adequate for effective campus security.

As part of the ongoing push to upgrade technology around campus, IT worked with Tom Havron to work on updating the cameras on campus to improve overall campus safety and security. While the main focus of the project was the cameras, it was also intended to be part of a campus-wide security upgrade. Parts of this upgrade would include new cameras and updated access control for buildings. It also included new areas of campus that were previously not covered by cameras.

A Request for Proposal was created that listed out the areas that we wanted to be covered by cameras as well as requesting information from the vendors about related systems for access-control. We requested solutions for on-premise and cloud-hosted recording. Areas requested were Greyhound Lodge (Bids 1A and 1B), Greyhound and Boileau Hall (Bids 2A and 2B), and other parts of campus including Ellis Fine Arts and Bailey Hall (Bids 3A and 3B).

We published the notification of the request and sent it out by email for proposals to provide multiple solutions for this project on June 13, 2019, to ten vendors and closed the bidding after extending the deadline to June 24, 2019, at 3:00 PM (CST). We had a total of seven solution providers participate, as indicated in Table 1.

Vendor

Specific bid request: (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)

Cloud-Based or Appliance-Based Solution

Total Proposed Price

ADS

1B, 2B, 3B

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$91,071.77&

ADS***

2B (American Dynamics)

Alternate Proposal

$13, 626.67

ADS***

2B (BOSCH)

Alternate Proposal

$7,090.50

CDL*

1B, 2B, 3B

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$36,941.45&

CDWG**

Cloud-Based (Off Prem.)

$45,383.68

CIS***

2B (Storage/Analog Rep.)

Alternate Proposal

$32,676.23

CIS

1B, 2B, 3B (3 year)

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$96,208.21

CIS

1B, 2B, 3B (5 year)

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$97,937.96

CIS

1A, 2A, 3A (3 year)

Cloud-Based (Off Prem.)

$181,499.50

CIS

1A, 2A, 3A (5 year)

Cloud-Based (Off Prem.)

$205,180.30

CONVERGE ONE

1B, 2B, 3B

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$97,627.84

CRAWKAN

1B, 2B, 3B

Appliance-Based (On Prem.)

$63,985.59&

TGS

1A (The Lodge) (1 Year)

Cloud-Based (Off Prem.)

$20,459.22

TGS

2A, 3A

Cloud-Based (Off Prem.)

Priced Per Camera

Table 1: Vendor Participation; (*) indicates recommended bid or proposal. (** )Indicates that the participant did not meet the minimum requirements of the request; (***) Indicates an “alternate” or optional proposal to meet a need above the requested scope of work; (&) Individual quote amounts combined.

RECOMMENDATION: A recommendation for purchase will be made during the meeting.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF HAY BIDS FOR RODEO PROGRAM

BACKGROUND: Sealed bids have been requested for hay for livestock for the Rodeo Program. Specifications for bids are as follows:

270 round bales – 4 x 6 bales – 1300 pounds each

800 quality square bales

Delivery must be included

Must be able to repeat the year after.

Bids will be opened at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24. Bid amounts and a recommendation will be provided the night of the meeting.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF BLEACHERS FOR ARNOLD ARENA

BACKGROUND: Information and a recommendation about bleachers for Arnold Arena will be provided the night of the meeting.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. APPROVAL OF REVISED NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT WITH FSCAPE

BACKGROUND: When the 2018-2020 Negotiated Agreement was approved, the 2019-2020 salary increase was to be one step and column movement. The agreement stated that contract negotiations would be re-opened if the state operating grant was increased $35,000 or more for the 2019-2020 academic year. FSCC is receiving just over $35,000 additional in state operating funds, so the negotiating team re-convened for the sole purpose of increasing base salary for the upcoming academic year. The negotiating team agreed to a $300 increase to the base, and FSCAPE has ratified the agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation that the Board approve the revised Negotiated Agreement with FSCAPE.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

REPORTS

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES

EXECUTIVE SESSION

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board adjourn to executive session.

MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

MOVE TO REGULAR SESSION:

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

ADJOURN

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

 

    1. CONSIDERATION OF HAY BIDS FOR RODEO PROGRAM

BACKGROUND: Sealed bids have been requested for hay for livestock for the Rodeo Program. Specifications for bids are as follows:

270 round bales – 4 x 6 bales – 1300 pounds each

800 quality square bales

Delivery must be included

Must be able to repeat the year after.

Bids will be opened at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24. Bid amounts and a recommendation will be provided the night of the meeting.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. CONSIDERATION OF BLEACHERS FOR ARNOLD ARENA

BACKGROUND: Information and a recommendation about bleachers for Arnold Arena will be provided the night of the meeting.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

    1. APPROVAL OF REVISED NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT WITH FSCAPE

BACKGROUND: When the 2018-2020 Negotiated Agreement was approved, the 2019-2020 salary increase was to be one step and column movement. The agreement stated that contract negotiations would be re-opened if the state operating grant was increased $35,000 or more for the 2019-2020 academic year. FSCC is receiving just over $35,000 additional in state operating funds, so the negotiating team re-convened for the sole purpose of increasing base salary for the upcoming academic year. The negotiating team agreed to a $300 increase to the base, and FSCAPE has ratified the agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation that the Board approve the revised Negotiated Agreement with FSCAPE.

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill

McKenney Meyer Nelson

REPORTS

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES

EXECUTIVE SESSION

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board adjourn to executive session.

MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

MOVE TO REGULAR SESSION:

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

ADJOURN

BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____

DISCUSSION:

VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Fewins Hill McKenney Meyer Nelson

FSCC Minutes of June 24

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Training
June 24, 2019

PRESENT: John Bartelsmeyer, Jim Fewins, Bernita Hill, Liz Meyer, and Robert Nelson

ALSO PRESENT: Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community members.

Chairman John Bartelsmeyer called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: Chairman Bartelsmeyer stated that FSCC features over 20 student organizations for students to experience growth and fulfillment outside of the classroom.

CTEC UPDATE: CTEC Executive Director shared an update about the Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County. He stated, “FSCC is more than just education; it impacts peoples’ lives. CTEC is a great example of that.” He added that CTEC is growing, and the funding assistance from Kansas Crossing Casino provides scholarships for students to attend. Mengarelli credited a portion of CTEC’s success to great industry partners and great instructors, and he also thanked the Board of Trustees for FSCC’s role in CTEC’s success.

CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Meyer, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the consent agenda.

ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  1. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to set the Board meeting dates for July and August as July 25 and August 6 to facilitate the budget approval and publication process.
  2. A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the agreement between FSCC and National PASS Center.
  3. A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to participate in the Kansas Association of School boards Workers Compensation Fund, Inc., for the 2019-20 fiscal year with a premium of $29,671.
  4. A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the purchase of the HEP Collaboration Station from CDW-G for $18,269.55.
  5. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Meyer, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the purchase of replacement faculty computers from CDW-G for a revised quote of $19,599.63.
  6. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the purchase of CAMP laptop computers from CDW-G for a revised quote of $26,525.15.
  7. A motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the disposal of equipment (two copiers).
  8. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Meyer, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the lease request for passenger vans from Merchant’s Fleet.
  9. A motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the renewal lease for a 52 passenger shuttle from Master’s Transportation.
  10. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the property/casualty/auto/excess liability insurance for an annual premium of $100,532 plus the buy-down insurance from $300,000 to $25,000 for an annual amount of $47,614.
  11. A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the purchase of eSports computers and accessories from PCM-G for $33,460.74.
  12. A motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the continuation of the proposed agreement between IA DOE and FSCC for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The budget will not exceed $762,116 for the fiscal year.
  13. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the renewal of FSCC memberships and dues for the 2019-2020 school year.

REPORTS:

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES: The Board reviewed and heard reports from the Gordon Parks Museum, Miami County Campus, Student Services, Instruction Office, Finance and Operations, and the President.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at 7:56 p.m. by Hill, seconded by Meyer, and carried by unanimous vote.

Chairman Clerk

FSCC plans to renovate Bailey Hall with generous contribution

 

Fort Scott Community College was established on the second floor of the Fort Scott High School in 1919. In 1967, FSCC rehoused onto 150-acres of land in what was called the Academic Building with 581 students enrolled. FSCC continued to expand, adding buildings throughout the years as enrollment numbers grew. In 2011, the Academic Building was renamed to Bailey Hall after Robert and Sylvia Bailey, both former Greyhounds.

Bailey Hall, being the original and oldest building on campus, is due for some renovations and FSCC plans to start putting a plan in action after a generous contribution from Robert and Sylvia Bailey who also encourage other to contribute to the cause:

“We feel strongly that those of us who are financially able should contribute to FSCC, a ‘jewel’ that is making a critical impact on the Fort Scott and Bourbon County economy. FSCC permits large numbers of young people to build the skills required to get good paying jobs immediately. And for those who want a four-year degree, FSCC enables students to fulfill the first two years of college study at a fraction of the cost of four-year institutions. Students simply do not need to run up huge debts to get a good education. FSCC is the biggest bargain in higher education. I found in my own career that my first two years at FSCC were never a handicap and may well have served as an advantage to this poor Garland farm boy”, says Robert Bailey.

Funds will be placed in reserves until enough funds are accumulated for the full renovation project of Bailey Hall.

The generous gift from our faithful supporters, Robert and Sylvia Bailey, has a huge impact on our students by providing the funds for a quality educational environment. We are very humbled to have Bob and Sylvia as FSCC alumni, and we will work hard to honor their donation by strategically using the funds to improve our teaching and learning environment”, says President of FSCC, Alysia Johnston.

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A Memorable Night with Gordon Parks

 

The Gordon Parks Museum has been such an inspiring addition to Fort Scott Community College and the community. Recently, the Gordon Parks Museum has graciously obtained new additions to the museum from the Mercy Fort Scott Foundation. The new additions will be revealed at the “Night at The Gordon Parks Museum” event on July 25th.

“This fundraiser event will be a very fun evening with great opportunity to see the grand viewing of our newest addition to the museum, the Gordon Parks collections from the Mercy-Fort Scott Foundation Board. Event participants will also be able to enjoy some great music from Blues Guitarist, Lem Sheppard as he will be performing throughout the night. We will have some great silent auctions items and a 50/50 raffle. This fundraiser event is a great way to help support one of our unique treasures we have in our community, the Gordon Parks Museum.” said Kirk Sharp, Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Museum.

Doors will open for the event at 6 pm Thursday night and Lem Sheppard will begin to perform at 6:30 pm. Heavy hors derves will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets to the event will be $15 prior to the event that can be purchased at the museum. Tickets will then be $20 at the door the night of the event. For more information, please contact Kirk Sharp at 620.223.2700 ext. 5850 or email him at kirks@fortscott.edu. You can also follow the museum on Facebook.

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FSCC nursing program ranks #2 in Kansas

Fort Scott Community College’s nursing program was recently evaluated by NursingExplorer.org. The ranking was based on NCLEX pass rates and net-price as its criterion. NursingExplorer.org gathered data from over 3,000 nursing schools and ranked 1,721 schools across 45 states.

“The formula also gives a 70% weight to NCLEX pass rate and 30% weight to net-price. The result of the calculation is a score between 1 and 100 that reflects the quality of education offered at the school and affordability. If a school has a high NCLEX pass rate and low tuition (or provides a sizeable financial aid), then its ranks will be higher”, says Kim Carlson of NursingExplorer.org.

After the full evaluation of data, FSCC RN program came in at #2 out of the 36 programs in Kansas!

“This is a true testament to our program, faculty, staff, administration, and most importantly our students. While this study only shows one year, our program has consistently provided exceptional education that is affordable. We are also able to provide our students and community with competent, work-ready graduates. We are very thankful to be recognized as the second best nursing program in state of Kansas”, says Director of Nursing at FSCC, Jordan Howard.

To see the full list of rankings of nursing programs, go to https://www.nursingexplorer.com/states/kansas. If you would like more information about the FSCC nursing program, go to www.fortscott.edu/nursing or call 620.768.2908.

FSCC Celebrates 100 Years

Join the Centennial Celebration!

picture of the centennial emblem with stars in the background and "celebrating 100 years of excellence" written below the emblem

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence

Fort Scott Community College came to life on September 8, 1919 on the second story of the local high school with only 17 students enrolled. Today, in 2019, FSCC averages over 3,000 students enrolled through five locations. FSCC has continuously strived for student success and has proven themselves time and time again. To celebrate this momentous occasion is truly an honor and we hope that all friends of Fort Scott Community College can join us in our celebrations. Below are some of our centennial events. To continue to receive updates of all things FSCC, please “like” our Facebook page by clicking HERE.

 

Centennial Kick-Off

When: September 9th

Where: FSCC Cafeteria and Ellis Fine Arts Center

Time: Lunch at 12pm, Assembly 1pm-2pm.

Description: On September 9th, we will start with a FREE lunch at 12pm in the FSCC Cafeteria, followed by an assembly in Ellis Fine Arts Center at 1pm. There will be refreshments, tree dedication, and aerial picture of all that attend.

 

Celebration Dinner-Reservation Required

When: September 20th

Where: River Room ( 3 W. Oak Fort Scott, Ks.)

Time: 6:30pm

Description: On Septemeber 20th, we will have a celebration dinner at the River Room with a ‘Meet & Greet’ starting at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. At 8pm, there will be a live band and dancing. Reservations are required and cost is $10.00 per person. Please reserve your spot by September 1st. To reserve your ticket, please click the link below or call Cindy Proctor at 620.223.2700 ext. 0:

 

Centennial Celebration Dinner Reservation

 

Tailgate Party & Homecoming

When: September 21st

Where: Frary Field

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm, game at 7pm

Description: Nothing starts a good Homecoming game off like a good ‘ol tailgate party. We will have FREE hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, etc. Grab some food and enjoy some Greyhound Football!! Homecoming crowning at half-time.

 

Questions? Please contact Cindy Proctor at 620.223.2700 ext. 0 or email at cindyp@fortscott.edu.

 

Greyhound Academic Success

Greyhounds Continue Academic Success

two students posing with the greyhound mascot during a business expo

Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds continue with academic awesomeness! Over 200 students made it on either the Honor Roll list (GPA 3.5-3.74), Vice President’s list (GPA 3.75-3.99), or President’s list (GPA 4.0+) for the spring 2019 semester!

 

“The Fort Scott Community College Administration and Faculty
are extremely proud of our students. Congratulations on your outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2019 semester”, says VP of Student Services, Janet Fancher.

 

FSCC students, keep up the hard work and dedication. We cannot wait to see what our centennial class has to offer in the fall of 2019!!

 

Congrats Greyhounds!!!

 

#GoGreyhounds

 

To review the full list(s) of honorees, please click HERE.

National Recognition For FSCC Athletes

FSCC Athletes are even more awesome in the classroom!

Fort Scott, Ks.—Fort Scott Community College athletes don’t just put in the work on the court/field, they put even more effort in the classroom. FSCC athletes were recognized across the nation for their high GPA’s by the NJCAA.

“At Fort Scott Community College, academics are the top priority for our student-athletes. Our students and coaches work extremely hard throughout the year to ensure that we are succeeding in the classroom as well as on the field/court. I am very proud of this class as they exceeded expectations and have been recognized as 2018-19 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year. Congratulations to all of these Greyhounds for their hard work and dedication” says Tom Havron, VP of Student Life and Athletic Director.

Each team was recognized based on team cumulative GPA and also individually. The NJCAA categorizes each team and individual in three different ways; First Team (4.0GPA), Second Team (3.8-3.99GPA), and Third Team (3.6-3.79GPA). The following team cumulative GPA’s have been finalized and calculated:

  • Volleyball @ 3.66 GPA
  • Baseball @ 3.5 GPA
  • Golf @ 3.36 GPA
  • Softball @ 3.28 GPA

For the full list of team and individual recognition, please follow this links below. FSCC is extremely proud of all of our students and look forward to what the centennial class has to offer!

Individuals

https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/u/q/0awsqdjzae8x7m/njcaa_all-academic.pdf

Teams

https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/k/o/yrzuqvldcwpp83/Academic_Awards_-_2019.pdf

Exhibit Donated to Gordon Parks Museum by Mercy Foundation

Gordon Parks Museum Director Kirk Sharp holds the donated copy of the book,  Half Past Autumn, that was donated by Mercy Hospital Foundation.

The Gordon Parks Museum Foundation received the Gordon Parks Exhibit from the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital Foundation Board on June 20, 2019.

The exhibit includes 67 of Parks’ photos and poems along with a church pew of the AME Church,  a bronze bust of Gordon Parks and the book featuring Parks’ works, Half Past Autumn.

The bust of Gordon Parks that was donated to the museum.

The donated Gordon Parks Exhibit was formerly located at Mercy Hospital-Fort Scott until the hospital closed in December 2018.

Fort Scott native and world-renowned photographer and artist Gordon Parks,  donated the collection of his work to Mercy Hospital-Fort Scott in 2002 to be displayed in honor of his parents, Sarah and Andrew Jackson Parks, according to Kirk Sharp, Gordon Parks Museum Director.

Prairie Land, a photograph by Gordon Parks taken in 1948,  was donated to the museum.

The exhibit pieces will be rotated out periodically for public view and when not in use, will be stored in the museum’s archives.

Blue Dawn, by Parks in 1995, was donated.

“On behalf of the Gordon Parks Museum Foundation Board along with myself, we are extremely beyond excited and greatly honored to receive the collections here at the museum from the Mercy-Fort Scott Foundation Board,” Sharp said.

The Frisco Railway Station, Fort Scott, KS by Parks in 1949 was donated.

“Our goal with some of the collections is to eventually create a community travel exhibit on a temporary loan-out basis for local schools, organizations and businesses for the community to view,” he said.

The pew donated from the Mercy Foundation Board to Gordon Parks Museum.
The plaque on the donated pew.

Work is beginning to create new space to display as much of the exhibit as possible, along with starting a Gordon Parks Travel Community Exhibit, he said.

“The Gordon Parks Museum Foundation would like to give thanks and gratitude to the Mercy-Fort Scott Foundation Board for its great gift to us and the community of Fort Scott,” Sharp said.

The Gordon Parks Museum is located on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

The museum is located inside the Ellis Fine Arts Center at FSCC. The museum is funded through donations and through the support of FSCC, Sharp said.

The annual Gordon Parks Celebration is Oct. 3-5, 2019 and will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Gordon Parks film, The Learning Tree.

A sign near the front of the Gordon Parks Museum at FSCC gives a synopsis of Park’s accomplishments.

FSCC Trustees Meet This Evening at 5:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton Fort Scott, KS,  will meet in regular session on Monday, June 24, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Fort Scott Community College. 5:00 p.m. Dinner in the Heritage Room at 5:00 p.m. followed by a regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

*** FSCC features over 20 student organizations for students to experience growth and fulfillment outside of the classroom.

THE AGENDA
5:30 ROLL CALL, 3 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE CALL TO ORDER,

4 A.Comments from the Chair,

4 B.CTEC Program Update,

4CONS ENT AGENDA,

5 A.Approval of Agenda,

5 B.Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on May 20, 2019,

6 C.Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Bills, and Claims,

8 D.Approval of Personnel Actions, 5 ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS,

64 A.Consideration of July and August Meeting Dates,

64 B.Consideration of National PASS Center Agreement,

64 C.Consideration of KASB Worker’s Compensation Member Participation Premium Agreement,

69D. Consideration of HEP Collaboration Station,

73E. Consideration of Replacement Faculty Computers,

83F. Approval of Annual CAMP Laptop Purchase,

92G. Consideration of Disposal of Property – Copiers,

123H. Consideration of Lease Request for Passenger Vans,

124I. Consideration of Lease Renewal for 52 Passenger Shuttle,

129J. Approval of Property/Casualty/Auto/Excess Liability Insurance,

133K. Approval of Purchase of eSports Computers and Accessories,

134L. Consideration of Proposed Continuation Agreement Between the Iowa Department of Education and Fort Scott Community College,

154M. Approval of Consortium Memberships and Dues, 155
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REPORTS, 156 A. Administrative Updates,

156 EXECUTIVE SESSION,

163 ADJOURNMENT,

164 UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES:

• June 24, 2019: Board Meeting

• August 13 – 16, 2019: In-service

• August 19, 2019: Fall semester begins • September 2, 2019: Labor Day – Campus Closed

• November 25 – 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break – Campus Closed

• December 23 – January 5, 2020: Winter Break – Campus Closed

Sincerely, John Bartelsmeyer, Chair Alysia Johnston, President

FSCC’s vision for the future is to support “Students First, Community Always” through a central focus on teaching and learning; advancing strong, innovative programs and departments; maximizing and leveraging opportunities; initiating efficient and effective processes; and developing the region’s workforce.

APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Additions

a)Mark Emerson, Assistant Track/Cross Country Coach, effective June 11, 2019

b) Jessica Castaneda, IRRC Director, effective July 1, 2019

c) Wendy Razam, Regional Recruiter for Iowa Department of Education Migrant Programd) Colette Stotts, Iowa Migrant Data Specialist, effective July 1, 20192)

Separations

a)Lori Cable, Director of TRIO, effective May 21, 2019

b)DeAnn Cambers, Director of Student Success Center, effective May 22, 2019

c) Robert Cable, Director of Endowment, effective May 30, 2019

d) Lane Hendricks, Assistant Football Coach, effective May 31, 2019

3) Transfers

a)Preecia Humble, from TRIO Database Specialist to Assistant to Student Services, effective June 1, 2019

b) Nacoma Oehme, from Program I