U234 Board Meeting Press Release Oct. 12

NEWS RELEASE    Monday, October 12, 2020


Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Fort Scott Middle School Commons on Monday, October 12, 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 – September 18,  2020 – $1,391,092.25

D.    Financial Report

E.     Activity Fund Accounts


There were two comments during the public forum.  Following the public forum, it was

approved (4 yes; 3 no) to add an item to the agenda.

It was moved and approved (4 yes; 3 no) that a close mask-wearing contact of a symptomatic, confirmed COVID-19 student or staff member does not have to go into quarantine from school.

Board members heard reports from the following:

·       Brenda Hill, KNEA President

·       All building principals

·       Dalaina Smith, Director of Academics

·       Ted Hessong, Superintendent

·       Gina Shelton, Business Manager/Board Clerk


Board members approved the following:

·       Roof payment

·       Roof Reinspection Agreement

·       Agreement of Cooperation and Partnership between USD 234 and No Limits Rehabilitation, Inc.

·       Memorandum of Understanding between USD 234 and the Bourbon County Health Department


In addition, the board reviewed the September 21, 2020, Enrollment Count Report.

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 Lisa Mathew, high school paraprofessional, effective October 2, 2020

B.    Resignation of Glenda Cooper, Winfield Scott cook, effective September 17, 2020

C.    Employment of Heather Geiger as a high school paraprofessional for the 2020-21 school year

D.    Leave of absence for Lindsay Knopp, Winfield Scott second grade teacher

E.     Leave of absence for Codee Weddle, Winfield Scott paraprofessional

F.     Employment of Mary Jo Harper as high school Choral Club sponsor for the 2020-21 school year

G.    Employment of Brooke Senkevech as a middle school first session intramurals coach for the 2020-21 school year

The board adjourned.

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