Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met virtually on Monday, May 11, for their regular monthly meeting.
President David Stewart opened the meeting. The board approved the official agenda. The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:
B. Bills and Claims
C. Payroll – April 17, 2020 – $1,375,747.90
D. Financial Report
E. Bond Proceeds Reconciliation
F. Activity Fund Accounts
Stephanie George, KNEA President, presented a report. Administrators from each building shared information with board members.
Superintendent Ted Hessong expressed thanks to administrators and directors for their leadership throughout the pandemic. He also discussed competency-based learning, CARES federal money, a return-to-work plan, and the Return-to-School Committee.
Gina Shelton, Business Manager, discussed closing down the financials, CARES federal money, a food service/food distribution update, and insurance renewal.
Board members approved the following items:
· Roof change order
· Roof payment
· 2020-21 Calendar
· 2020-21 Fees
· Greenbush Energy Group Participation Agreement and Hedging Authorization for 2020-21
· LEA Assurances
The board also reviewed summer projects.
Board members shared comments and then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel and returned to open meeting. The board then went into executive session to discuss matters relating to employer-employee negotiations and returned to open meeting.
The board approved the following employment matters:
A. Transfer of Rachelle Thomas, Eugene Ware fourth grade teacher, to a fifth grade position for the 2020-21 school year
B. Transfer of Rhonda Dawson, high school secretary, to high school activities/athletic secretary for the 2020-21 school year
C. Transfer of Pam Hutchison, high school teacher aide, to high school secretary for the 2020-21 school year
D. Contract extension for Angella Curran, high school debate/forensics sponsor
E. Employment of Dalaina Smith as Director of Academics for the 2020-21 school year
F. Employment of Paulette Howard as a K-12 gifted teacher for the 2020-21 school year
G. Employment of Courtenay Slinkard as a high school English/Language Arts teacher for the 2020-21 school year
H. Employment of Reyna Valenzuela as a high school English/Language Arts teacher for the 2020-21 school year
I. Employment of Larry Amer as a high school art teacher for the 2020-21 school year
J. Employment of Abigail Helt as high school/middle school choral teacher for the 2020-21 school year
K. Employment of Danny Larsen as Eugene Ware physical education teacher for the 2020-21 school year
L. Resignation of Curtis Horton as a high school assistant football coach, assistant basketball coach, and freshman boys’ head basketball coach at the end of the 2019-20 school year
M. Resignation of Erica Clark as a high school assistant cheer sponsor at the end of the 2019-20 school year
N. Resignation of Brendon Blackburn as a middle school football coach at the end of the 2019-20 school year
O. Resignation of Jayci Cosens as a middle school second session intramural coach, 8th grade boys’ basketball coach, and intramural track coach at the end of the 2019-20 school year
P. Resignation of Steve Williams, middle school boys’ assistant basketball coach, at the end of the 2019-20 school year
Q. Employment of Kaitlin Arnold as a Winfield Scott first grade teacher for the 2020-21 school year
The board adjourned.