USD 234 Board of Education News Release



Monday, September 14, 2020


Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Fort Scott Middle School Commons on Monday, September 14, 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:


A.    Minutes

B.    Bills and Claims

C.    Payroll – August 20,  2020 – $1,259,778.71

D.    Financial Report

E.     Activity Fund Accounts


One patron participated in the public forum.

Terry Sercer with Diehl, Banwart, Bolton, gave an audit report for the district with no violations of state statutes or federal regulations.

Board members heard a report from Brenda Hill, KNEA President.

In addition, reports were given by principals from each building on the beginning days of

school.  The board heard reports from Dalaina Smith, Director of Academics; Ted Hessong, Superintendent; and Gina Shelton, Business Manager/Board Clerk.

Board members approved contracts for provision of educational services, the 2020-21 Emergency Operation Plan, and the appointment of Ted Hessong as a USD 234 BEDCO representative.

Board members shared comments and then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel and returned to open meeting

The board approved the following employment matters:


A.    Resignation of Shelley Rooks, middle school teacher aide, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year

B.    Resignation of Haley Jones, high school paraprofessional, effective September 10, 2020

C.    Resignation of Julie Carpenter, high school paraprofessional, effective September 16, 2020

D.    Employment of Carissa Bowman as high school FCCLA sponsor for the 2020-21 school year

The board adjourned.


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