U234 Board Minutes of Sept. 12

Monday, September 12, 2022


Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022, for their regular monthly meeting at the board office.


President Danny Brown opened the meeting.


The board approved the official agenda, and the consent agenda as follows:


  • Minutes from August 8, 2022, Board of Education meeting and minutes from August 1, 22, and 23, 2022, Board of Education special meetings
  • Financials – Cash Flow Report
  • Check Register
  • Payroll – August 20, 2022 – $1,361,769.35
  • Activity Fund accounts
  • First Day Enrollment Count
  • Appointment of Zach Reynolds as the school attorney for the 2022-23 school year
  • FSHS Orchestra Fundraiser Application


The board heard reports from FSKNEA regarding the bucket auction for scholarships, staff returning to school, and thanked Superintendent Brown for his visibility in the schools.


The Superintendent reviewed the KSDE Accountability Report for 2020-21 and the recent culture survey that was taken of staff.  Superintendent Brown updated the board on assessments and PLC professional development on behalf of the Assistant Superintendent.


The Business Manager reported on the special education audit, financial audit, and annual reporting.




The board approved the following items:

  • Contract with Greenbush for federal E-rate related to connectivity which allow the district to receive an 80% discount on services.
  • Place three (3) buses and a suburban for sale through auctiontime.com. In addition, scrap two buses that are no longer in service.
    • Vehicles for auction will be:
      • 2006 Blue Bird 27 passenger
      • 1998 AMTRAN 64 passenger
      • 2003 Blue Bird 40 passenger
      • 1990 Chevy Suburban
    • Contract with Diehl, Banwart, Bolton CPAs for the annual financial audit.
    • Curtain divider purchase to allow additional classroom space at Fort Scott Middle School.
    • Roof bids to Meridian Roofing Solutions. This will address roofs at Winfield Scott, Fort Scott High School, and Eugene Ware Elementary.  The total bid was for $1,341,401.
    • Direct Communication & Public Relations proposal to evaluate communication with students, families, and staff.
    • KDHE Kansas K-12 Stay Positive Test Negative Initiative Grant in the amount of $776,558. This is a non-matching grant that will allow for testing to continue for the schools and the purchase of Synexis machine to fight viruses, bacteria, mold, odors, and insects.
    • Personnel Report – following


The board went into an executive session for personnel matters and the superintendent evaluation process.


President Danny Brown adjourned the meeting.






  • Dennis Dennigan – Resignation – FSHS special education teacher, effective September 1, 2022
  • Makyah Goldsby – Resignation – FSMS paraprofessional, effective September 13, 2022
  • Ashley Wolf – Resignation – Winfield Scott paraprofessional, effective August 23, 2022


  • Shelly Sanborn – FSHS paraprofessional to FSHS special education teacher
  • Elizabeth Underwood – Winfield Scott paraprofessional
  • Jessica Smith – FSHS paraprofessional
  • Laeci Hall – FSHS paraprofessional
  • Amaiya Terry – FSHS paraprofessional
  • Nissa Dinneen – FSMS paraprofessional
  • Tosha Guffin – Winfield Scott paraprofessional
  • Alicia Craig – Winfield Scott paraprofessional
  • Nina Merriman – Van driver
  • Lewis Dunkeson – FSMS Summer Conditioning
  • Brendon Blackburn – FSMS Summer Conditioning Assistant
  • Katie Chipman – FSMS Gym Supervisor
  • Sarah Dunivan – FSHS Musical Music Director
  • Abby Stepps – FSHS Play Assistant
  • Christina King – FSHS Play Assistant
  • Chad Ruddick – FSHS Fall Esports
  • Matt Glades – FSHS Spring Esports
  • Amy Harper – FSHS National Honor Society
  • Becky Howard – FSMS Gym Supervisor
  • Brian Hutchison – FSMS Assistant Football Coach
  • Guiding Coalition for 2022-23
    • Winfield Scott – Cristin Stark, Robin Webb, Hayden Travis, Emily Giffin, Anna Swank, Bre Eden
    • Eugene Ware – Regina Cruse, Joyce Flanner, Brenda Hill, Marci Mix, Sherry Lindsay, Kelsey DeMott
    • Middle School – Lisa Chaplin, Jayci Cosens, Whitney Beth, Brent Cavin, Tammy Stanley, Jannah Farrington
    • High School- Polly Mayberry, Amy Harper, Mark Spore, Sara Jackman, Nikki Regan, lared Martin, Justin Robinson, Ryan Miller, Morgan Sage
  • Mentors for 2022-23
    • Angie Bin, Tracey Bogina, Danielle Cavin, Tammy Claypool, Kelly Cox, Lindsey Davis, Kelsey DeMott, Autumn Durossette, Jannah Farrington, Carson Felt, Joyce Flanner, Ali Gorman, Lindsay Gulager, Brenda Hill, Curtis Horton, Sara Jackman, Sabrina Keating, Michelle Laubenstein, Amber Malone, Polly Mayberry, Josh Messer, Linda Minor, Nikki Regan, Abby Stepps, Rhiannon Tuck, Robin Webb

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