FSCC Trustees Agenda For April 20

The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College will meet in regular session on Monday,
April 20, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Fort Scott Community
College.

To see the full packet including financials, click here:

4 20 20 Consent Agenda(2)

5:30 p.m. Regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom link
THE AGENDA
5:30 ROLL CALL, 3
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER, 4
A. Comments from the Chair, 4
CONSENT AGENDA, 5
A. Approval of Agenda, 5
B. Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on February 17,
2020, 6
C. Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Bills, and Claims, 7
D. Approval of Personnel Actions, 5
E. Approval of New Gordon Parks Board Members, 5
ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS, 126
A. Consideration of Replacement Mattress Purchase for Greyhound And Boileau Halls, 126
B. Consideration of Great Western Dining Contract, 130
C. Consideration of Greyhound Dorm Replacement Windows, 135
D. Consideration of Emeritus Staff Policy Amendment, 148
E. Approval of Emeritus Staff Appointments, 149
REPORTS, 153
A. Administrative Updates, 153
EXECUTIVE SESSION, 163
ADJOURNMENT, 164
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UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES:
• April 20, 2020: Board Meeting
• May 11 – 14, 2020: Final Exams
• May 18, 2020: Board Meeting
• May 25, 2020: Memorial Day – Campus Closed
• June 15, 2020: Board Meeting
• December 11, 2020: Graduation
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.
2
ROLL CALL
_____ John Bartelsmeyer
_____ Jim Fewins
_____ Dave Elliott
_____ Kirk Hart
_____ Bill Meyer
_____ Robert Nelson
3
CALL TO ORDER
A. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
4
CONSENT AGENDA
A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
1) Attached are the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting conducted on February
17, 2020.
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
a) Hollie Souza, Administrative Assistant to Nursing, effective March 30,
2020
b) Baleigh Murphy, Assistant Volleyball Coach, effective April 1, 2020
c) Brian Lancaster, Director of Admissions, effective April 6, 2020
2) Separations
a) Derrick Whitt, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, effective March 2, 2020
b) Danielle Finley, Bookstore/Cafeteria Assistant, effective April 14, 2020
c) Seth Ernst, Music Instructor, effective May 15, 2020
d) Gerry Carter, Construction Trades Instructor, effective May 29, 2020
E. APPROVAL OF NEW GORDON PARKS BOARD MEMBERS
1) Additions
a) Latisha Kelley, effective February 10, 2020
b) Marion Stepps, effective February 10, 2020
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Consent Agenda items be approved as
presented.
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
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FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Training
February 17, 2020
PRESENT: John Bartelsmeyer, Jim Fewins, Dave Elliott, Kirk Hart, Bill Meyer, Robert Nelson
ALSO PRESENT: Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community
members.
Chairman Bartelsmeyer called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of
Allegiance.
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: None.
SOFTBALL UPDATE: Kae Lani Bryan, FSCC Softball Coach, introduced the 16 softball team members and
provided an update about the program. Highlights included a list of community service performed by the team,
improvements made to the field, and sharing the team GPA of 3.35.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Meyer, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda and addendum provided.
ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS:
A. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the 2020-
2021 tuition and fees as presented.
REPORTS:
A. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES: The Board reviewed and heard reports from the Miami County
Campus, Student Services, Athletics, Academic Affairs, Finance and Operations, and the President.
B. Alysia requested that the Board identify a member to serve as the KACCT representative. Bill Meyer
volunteered to fill the role, and Jim Fewins volunteered to serve as an alternate.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
7:07 p.m. by Meyer, seconded by Elliott, and carried by unanimous vote.

B. CONSIDERATION OF GREAT WESTERN DINING CONTRACT
BACKGROUND: Great Western Dining provides our student cafeteria food service. Attached is a one
year agreement with a 3% price increase which is in line with the Consumer Price Index for “food
away from home”. At this time both parties have agreed to a one year agreement as the possible
remodel of the dining/kitchen area is discussed.
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve the Great Western Dining contract.
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson

C. CONSIDERATION OF GREYHOUND DORM REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
BACKGROUND: Currently the windows for Greyhound Hall dorm are the original crank roll-out
windows. These have presented a problem for many years as the cranks are easily broken and when
open the wind catches them and bends the roll-out mechanism and also the window frame. Our
maintenance department has tried to find replacement parts and repair but the parts are old and
obsolete. As a result most of our windows do not seal tight letting in moisture, weather, nor energy
inefficient. Plus they swing against the brick building breaking the outside pane of the double pane.
The challenge for our maintenance director has been to replace the windows within the following
framework:
• Replace without having to cut into the building to expand the opening.
• Meet fire code guidelines including a window opening for exit in case of fire of 5.7 sq ft.
• Avoid roll-out windows if possible.
Attached are quotes for a window designed as:
• Double hung windows that both the bottom and top can be removed in case of fire that meets
the fire code guidelines of 5.7 square foot of egress.
Quotes received for 66 windows and 15 sash replacements:
Lowes Lumber $15,786.81
Home Depot $14,956.55

D. CONSIDERATION OF EMERITUS STAFF POLICY AMENDMENT
BACKGROUND: An addition is being proposed to the privileges of someone with emeritus status to
include participation in FSCC graduation ceremonies if they so choose. The amendment is shown with
the policy in its entirety below:
Policy on Emeritus Staff
In recognition and appreciation of the efforts of the Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) faculty and
staff, the Board of Trustees hereby establishes “Emeritus Staff Status” for those employees of the College
who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined below.
Eligibility:
The Title of “Emeritus” may be granted to a member of the Faculty, Administration, or Support Staff if the
College employee has served FSCC with distinction for fifteen or more years and has retired from FSCC.
College employees who served FSCC with distinction for fifteen years or more and retired before January of
2020 may apply through the human resource department for consideration of Emeritus Staff Status.
Election of Candidates:
Candidates shall be nominated by the President of FSCC and confirmed by the FSCC Board of Trustees.
Emeritus Privileges:
A person granted emeritus status shall, subject to any subsequent modification or termination of this policy,
be entitled to receive the following:
• A printed resolution of the FSCC Board of Trustees’ action granting emeritus status
• Lifetime all event pass for FSCC activities
• Participate in FSCC graduation ceremonies if they so choose
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve the amended Emeritus Staff Policy
as proposed.
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
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E. APPROVAL OF EMERITUS STAFF APPOINTMENTS
BACKGROUND: Following are three resolutions for Emeritus Staff status appointment for retiring
faculty members Ronda Bailey, Art Houser, and Larry Shead.
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board approve Emeritus Staff status for each of the
employees.
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
149
For Scott Community College Board of Trustees hereby establishes Emeritus Staff Status to Ronda Bailey
in recognition and appreciation of her outstanding contributions to Fort Scott Community College.
WHEREAS, in special recognition of thirty-five years distinguished service to Fort Scott Community
College; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bailey served with honor and dedication as Director of Fort Scott Community College
Bands and instructor in the Department of English; and
WHEREAS, under Mrs. Bailey’s direction and guidance the Greyhound Marching Band was the official
representative of Kansas in the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Parade, feature band in four bowl games and
competitions, performed on a cruise ship and in Nassau, Bahamas, performed over 80 high school tour
programs, and represented community colleges at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference;
and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bailey, during her tenure at Fort Scott Community College, directed a military band,
chaired the Kansas Music Educators Association District Jazz Band, served as Assistant State FFA Band
Director, presented teaching techniques for women band directors at the University at Buffalo, New York,
and presented poetry teaching techniques at NISOD; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bailey has consistently demonstrated her passion for teaching and dedication to
students, and has ultimately served as an invaluable and influential mentor to students; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bailey has provided leadership for the departments of English and Music in truly
extraordinary ways, focusing on teaching and learning, and who takes great joy in the instruction of many
young people who have gone on to benefit our society; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bailey has a strong devotion to the Fort Scott Community College Alumni
Organization and who worked tirelessly on Fort Scott Community College’s Centennial Celebration; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College that it
approves appointment of Ronda Bailey, as Emeritus Faculty at Fort Scott Community College.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board herein extends its deepest appreciation to Ronda Bailey for
her dedication and service to Fort Scott Community College, and to the people of this community.
John Bartelsmeyer
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Fort Scott Community College
_________________________
Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees
John Bartelsmeyer Dave Elliot Jim Fewins
Kirk Hart Bill Meyer Robert Nelson
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For Scott Community College Board of Trustees hereby establishes Emeritus Staff Status to Art Houser in
recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contributions to Fort Scott Community College.
WHEREAS, in special recognition of seventeen years distinguished service to Fort Scott Community
College; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser served with honor and dedication as Environmental Water Technology
Instructor, Psychology, History and Sociology Instructor, Student Advisor, and Adjunct Instructor Mentor;
and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser was an instructor of Environmental Water Technology, overseeing the 104G
grant, working with many state water districts, and coordinating EWT workshops; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser instructed Psychology, History, and Sociology focusing on teaching and
learning; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser, while working at the Fort Scott Community College Paola Campus, wrote the
water link grant for science labs, co-sponsored and helped found the Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society,
founded and sponsored the Miami County Ambassadors, and planned and executed the PTK Celebration of
Success; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser consistently demonstrated his passion for students by serving as a Student
Advisor, and was an invaluable guide for student success; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser served as the Fort Scott Community College Paola Campus Adjunct Faculty
Mentor, trained adjunct instructors, worked with adjunct faculty resolving classroom issues; and
administered classroom evaluations; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Houser supported Fort Scott Community College by his many tasks and service to the
Fort Scott Community College Paola Campus including student recruitment, advisement, and planning fund
raisers; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College that it
approves appointment of Art Houser, as Emeritus Faculty at Fort Scott Community College.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board herein extends its deepest appreciation to Art Houser for
his service to Fort Scott Community College.
John Bartelsmeyer
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Fort Scott Community College
_________________________
Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees
John Bartelsmeyer Dave Elliot Jim Fewins
Kirk Hart Bill Meyer Robert Nelson
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For Scott Community College Board of Trustees hereby establishes Emeritus Staff Status to Larry Shead in
recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contributions to Fort Scott Community College.
WHEREAS, in special recognition of twenty years distinguished service to Fort Scott Community
College; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead served with honor and dedication as Computer Science Instructor, Christians on
Campus Sponsor, International Student Coordinator, and Trio Mentor; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead began his employment with Fort Scott Community College as a talented and
expert member of the IT staff in 2000, created Excel spreadsheets for Endowment, and taught informatics
classes for nursing students; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead has instructed Computer Science focusing on teaching and learning, advised
computer science students, was one of the first online instructors adopting Blackboard as the learning
management system, instructed area business and industry personnel in computer languages, and
provided leadership for the department of Computer Science; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead sponsored Christians on Campus, hosted many Christians on Campus events at
his farm, and demonstrated his strong devotion to the students through his passion and example; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead served as International Student Coordinator, securing all documentation,
creating I-20’s, advised international students on programs, travel arrangements, and offered personal
guidance for international students; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead consistently demonstrated his passion for student learning by serving as a Trio
Mentor, and served as an invaluable and influential adviser to students; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shead supported Fort Scott Community College through his dedicated and expert
service on many College committees including the Curriculum Committee, AQIP Committee, and the
Calendar Committee; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College that it
approves appointment of Larry Shead, as Emeritus Faculty at Fort Scott Community College.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board herein extends its deepest appreciation to Larry Shead for
his dedication and service to Fort Scott Community College, and to the people of this community.
John Bartelsmeyer
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Fort Scott Community College
_________________________
Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees
John Bartelsmeyer Dave Elliot Jim Fewins
Kirk Hart Bill Meyer Robert Nelson
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REPORTS
A. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES
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Gordon Parks Museum
Monthly Report Update/Events February 2020
• Had Gordon Parks Museum Board Meeting Collection on Feb 10. Welcome new Board
Member candidates Latisha Kelly and Marion Stepps.
• Visited with Kelly Yarbrough with Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission in regards
to how the they help support the museum with new grant information and updates.
• Planning and discussion for the Gordon Parks Celebration
• Visited with Bourbon County Arts Council on Feb 10 about use of our display panels for
their exhibit and possible donation and partnership.
• Attended the opening day of the Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Nelson
Atkins Museum on Feb 14.
• Black History Month Presentation by guest Speaker Frank Clay (Lunch and Learn) on Feb
18.
• Attend the KOAM TV luncheon on marketing Feb 20.
• Attended the special event the Nelson Atkins Museum “The Renaissance Dance”, a
special tribute to Gordon Parks Ballet “Martin” with a couple of the Board Members on
February 21.
• Gave tour to the City of Fort Scott Smart Growth Grant presenters from D.C. on Feb 25.
• Working on the inventory update and transition
• We had 7 visitors walk in and with a combination of tours, presentations and any other
events we had 104 visitors in February.
Gordon Parks Museum
Monthly Report Update/Events March 2020
• Had meetings to discuss planning to sell souvenir merchandise items online in
conjunction with the Bookstore.
• Bourbon County Arts Exhibit had over 100 tour the museum during the exhibit
March 5-7
• Gave tour and presentation to a group from the Kansas City Area with Daryl Roller about
approximate 7 in attendance
• Gordon Parks Board Meeting was held March 10
• Continue Planning and discussion for the Gordon Parks Celebration
• Continue working on the inventory update and transition.
• Visited with the owner of the property where the Gordon Parks Banner Sign on 69 HWY
to work on trimming the trees and create some lighting.
• Attended the special event the Nelson Atkins Museum “Talk, Arts and the Black Athlete
Conversation with William Rhoden, Sports Journalist and Damion with the National
Museum of African American History with the Curator of the Gordon Parks Exhibit. A
panel discussion on the Gordon Parks Exhibit of Muhammad Ali on March 12.
• Museum closed to the public on March 16 Due to COVID-19
• We had 7 visitors walk in and with a combination of tours, presentations and any other
events we had 138 visitors in March.
The Miami County Campus of
Fort Scott Community College
March 2020
FSCC STRATEGIC PLAN
Through fiscal responsibility, ensure reliable and safe facilities and equipment
Cultivate quality enhancements for education and learning
Foster relationships with the communities FSCC serves
Promote employee engagement
Promote student success
PUBLIC RELATIONS/RECRUITING
I attended the K-State Counselor Appreciation Breakfast (3/2) to learn about updates
at K-State and network with some local high schools and other community colleges.
It was a great time to reconnect with the transfer advisors at K-State and learn about
all the new programs and advisor tools we can use to help our students throughout their
transfer process.
Kate Landis, a second semester MCC student and ambassador,
attended the spring Career Fair at Horizons High School in
Mission Kansas on March 4th. There were approximately 200
students from Mill Creek and Horizons High School at this
event. There were college and employers in attendance. It was
a great opportunity to meet with perspective students and
network with other colleges and businesses. We met a few
employers that will be attending the MCC career fair later this
spring. Lyndon Davis, from Webco attended this event and
offered his HR expertise to our students. After students have
completed their resumes and cover letters, they will work with
Lyndon to prepare for their interviews.
Carol Franz and students from the Paola Adult
Education Center visited us on 3/10 and toured
the MCC of FSCC. Kate took them on a guided
tour and talked about the classes, what it is like
to be a student and showed everyone the ALH,
WLD, CRJ and CNT technical programs at the
MCC. The office
personnel met
with everyone
after the tour to talk about the “next steps” students needed to take to
become an FSCC Greyhound.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Criminal Justice (CRJ) students approached their instructor, Polly
Goodwin about entering the SkillsUSA competition this year. They
heard about the competition from one of their high school instructors.
After a review of the competition requrements, Ms. Goodwin was set
to help get the students in shape to “win” this year’s competition. The
MCC CRJ class has never competed at this event, but the students and
instructor, alike are excited and ready to take home the win. Ms.
Goodwin has purchased books and additional supplimental material
to help provide the students with an edge at this competition. In addition, she is trying to reach the
CRJ instructor at WSU, who houses three winners from last year’s competiton. Students are also
presenting sections of the required curriclumn to help reinforce their learning of this additonal content.
The purpose of the CRJ SkillsUSA is to “…evaluate each contestant’s
preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for
excellence and professionalism in the field of law enforcement and/or
public security.” The students will be assesed in knowledge of the laws and process in criminal justice
by means of a written exam. They will aslo be required to complete activiteis that simulate situations
encountered by professionsl in criminal justices, through a skills performance section.
Ms. Goodwin stated to me that, “The two students competing are excited to be a part of this. One is
planning on serving in the military and the other is planning on becoming a police officer so this
competition will be a great foundation for both of them in their careers.”
CONSTRUCTION TRADES & WELDING
The Construction Trades and Welding students at the Miami
County Campus hopped on a bus and headed south to attend the
CTEC Job Fair in Pittsburg (3/11). Some vendors included:
Crossland Construction, Doherty Steel and Smucker’s.
Construction Trades instructor, Gerry Carter said, “The students
definitely found value in attending this event. It was good for
them to see industries that were outside of their immediate
community.” Student, Madison Watson, said she was very appreciative of this field trip. She said she
was able to meet with a lot of employers she would not have had any other opportunity to meet with.
There were companies at the event that she was not aware of and had not considered working for
before.
ALLIED HEALTH
Vickie Laderer (ALH instructor/Director) started fresh, in the middle of the
semester! She just completed her 8 week Medical Terminology course and started
an Introduction to Nursing course. She has two sections of this course (03/09-05/08).
One is taught from 7:30am-8:30 (M-F) and includes students from Osawatomie and
Louisburg high schools. The second group is taught from 11:15am-12:15pm (M-F)
and includes students from Paola and Jayhawk-Linn (via ZOOM). In total, she has
thirty-one (31) students attending these courses. The Introduciton to Nursing
(ALH2183) is a three credi hour course that is, “…designed to introduce and explore
concepts in nursing, processes in nursing care, and select topics related to promotion of health” (FSCC 2019-
2020 Catalog). This course is free to high school students under the Excel CTE initiative.
Just the other day my phone rang, I answered and on the
other end was one of our 2009 graduates, Katie Anderson.
Katie started taking courses one semester before I started
working at the MCC. I can remember her very well. In fact,
I can remember that she won the year-end FSCC public speaking award. She was probably the only
student from the MCC to ever receive a college wide award. Katie was also one of the first memebers
to be inducted into the Beta Rho Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. During our conversation, I
found that Katie continued her education at Emporia State University, where she obtained her
accounting degree. She worked a few years at ESU in event planning and accounting. She is currently
employed at Rock Creek in Ottawa, KS, as their HR and Payroll Professional. Katie’s call was to meet
and talk to our Allied Health and Nursing students. Rock Creek is a fairly new facility and they are
needing to recruit healthcare personnel for their location in Ottawa. I
introduced Katie to Vickie Laderer. Katie met and spoke to the students
on 3/13. She informed the C.N.A. students that they can start out
making $13/hour and the R.N.s will start out making $30/hour. It is
so wonderful to see the success in those students that stared their
educaiton careers as greyhounds. It gives everything we do so much
more meaning.
STUDENT EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
The Beta Rho Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the Kansas/Nebraska Regional
Convention (March6-8) in Lawrence, KS. The conference included several speakers and break-out
sessions throughout the conference. MCC student and PTK member, Rachel England is pictured with
speaker Adrienne Bulinski after her speech: “Perseverance with Grit”.
The Miami County Campus chapter of Phi
Theta Kappa, Beta Rho Lambda earned a 4
(out of 5 star) rating for the 2019 year. It
was difficult to transition between
leadership this past semester. The chapter
had several officers, including the chapter
president graduate and leave in December.
Two new officers (Rachel England and Kate
Ladis) stepped up this spring to complete
the duites of the President and VP of
Leadership. These two students will be
returning in the fall to help carry out the
duties of officers and help recruit the new,
incoming freshman. Hopefully, we will
find a few more hopefuls to build and
strengthen the chapter again for the 2020
year.
Message from the Miami County Campus
The end of March has definatly brough about a lot of change for our country. The landscape is so
different now. The streets are vacant and playgrounds have become a ghosttown. As the weather
becomes warmer, it is more and more difficult for people to keep to the “stay-at-home” orders issued
by the county health deparment and now the governor.
All of our faculty have converted their class into an online platform and are making the best of the
situation. It has been a great opportunity to learn and grow as educators. Those who are new to
Blackboard and distance education have learned many new skills. We have also learned how to
communicate with one another in ways we have not done before. We are learning to access resources
and skill sets we did not know we had.
Although we had a lot planned for the remainder of this academic year, we still make a pretty good
impact on March, as you can see with all the events we were able to attend and host this month.
Perhaps we will think of something new or clever to take the place of our origional plans? I keep
thinking, “Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato. I am sure there will be a lot of brilliant ideas
that come from this experience.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 March 16-20th – High School Spring Break
 March 23-27th – FSCC Spring Break
 March 24th – PHS concurrent class observations <cancelled>
 March 26-27 – OHS concurrent class observations <cancelled>
 April 9th –LHS concurrent class observations <cancelled>
 April 2nd – Young Adult Summit – KS WORKS <cancelled>
 April 9th – Spring Hill College & Career Fair <cancelled>
 April 14th – PTK Spring Induction Ceremony <cancelled>
 April 30th – College Fair <cancelled>
 July 7-9th KIDS COLLEGE <cancelled>
<cancelled> – indicates events cancelled due to Execuitive Orders or recommendations made as a result of the Coronavirus-19.
April Board Report
President, Alysia Johnston
Our college community has done an amazing job of meeting the challenges created by the COVID-19
pandemic. It has been a heavy lift but faculty, staff, students, and all stakeholders working together have
made the situation manageable. We are looking forward to seeing all employees and students back on
campus when the time comes. We have been discussing plans for re-opening making sure we have
safety measures in place to protect everyone, and will comply with all Federal, state, and county
guidelines and timeframes.
Under the Governor’s executive order community colleges are considered an essential function and we
can operate as long as we have no more than 10 people together and they stay 6 feet apart. We have
encouraged employees to work remotely if they can and we are switching some schedules so people will
not be together in the same office at the same time.
Below is information listed on our website www.fortscott.edu
The last day for withdrawals has moved from May 1 to May 8.
Enrollment is open. Please encourage students to contact advising to schedule an appointment to enroll
advising@fortscott.edu
Online tutoring will be available for students via Zoom or email. Please contact Susan Benson at
susanb@fortscott.edu for any tutoring needs.
Students desiring to setup a payment plan for an outstanding balance, need to access their Gizmo
account and click the link located in the “Account Balance Information” section.
We are developing a plan to recognize graduates from this spring at a special fall commencement
ceremony. More information regarding this will be released at a later date.
Craw-Kan is providing free wi-fi to locations in our region. Here is a link to the
map https://ckt.net/hotspots/
All Courses Online
ALL FSCC courses will be online for the remainder of the semester. This includes all technical
courses/programs taught at CTEC, Construction Trades at La Harpe, Fort Scott John Deere/Welding,
Harley-Davidson in Frontenac, Allied Health/Nursing at Burke Street, and Welding, Construction Trades,
Criminal Justice, and Allied Health/Nursing in Miami County. All courses (including general education)
will resume in the online format beginning March 30th.
Internet
For students without readily available internet access, please contact your local area internet service
and cellular service providers. Many companies are working with students during this time to ensure
access to internet services. If this is unsuccessful, please contact Janet Fancher (janetf@fortscott.edu) or
Adam Borth (adamb@fortscott.edu).
Updated Closures
The Bookstore, Library, Computer Labs, and Student Success Center will be closed until at least April 26,
2020 when the stay-at-home order is lifted.
Advising and Enrollment:
Fall enrollment will open March 30, and advising will be assisting students via phone appointments and
email. To schedule an appointment please contact via email:
· Russ Souza (russellso@fortscott.edu)
· Ashley Keylon (ashleyk@fortscott.edu)
· Quentin Choice (quentinc@fortscott.edu)
You may call 620.223.2700, ext. 3630 and leave a detailed message, including name, student ID (if
applicable), and contact information.
The situation is still evolving and may change at any time. We want to make sure that everyone stays
safe and will continue to comply with local and state guidelines and orders. We will keep the students,
faculty/staff, and community updated on any changes for work requirements, campus access, etc.; as
needed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you for all you do. Stay safe.
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 Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
MOVE TO REGULAR SESSION:
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
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ADJOURN
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:
VOTE: Bartelsmeyer Elliott Fewins
Hart Meyer Nelson
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