Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met virtually on Monday, July 13, for their regular monthly meeting.
President David Stewart opened the meeting. The board approved the official agenda. The board adjourned Sine Die with reorganization of the new board. David Stewart was elected President of the board, and James Wood was elected Vice-President of the board for the 2020-21 school year. The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:
B. Bills and Claims
C. Payroll – June 19, 2020 – $1,703,740.89
D. Financial Report
E. Activity Fund Accounts
F. Designation of banks for deposit of school funds
G. Designation of newspaper for official school publications – The Fort Scott Tribune
H. Officers for the 2020-21 school year
I. Recreation Commission board member terms
J. Resolution for waiver of generally accepted accounting principles
K. Resolution for rescinding policy statements found in board minutes
L. Resolution to set dates and times for board meetings
M. Resolution to establish home rule by Board of Education
N. Resolution for destruction of records
O. Resolution for bank account signers
P. Organizational chart
Q. Set fees for copying of records
R. Current state mileage reimbursement rate
Board members heard a report from Brenda Hill, KNEA President.
Superintendent Ted Hessong reported on SPARK funding, Extended School Year and Jumpstart, the newly-installed high school gym bleachers, bus inspections, administrator book study, count day, graduation, and return to school information.
Gina Shelton, Business Manager, discussed closing down the fiscal year, staff/student vehicle travel, roof work, CARES money, budget software, food service, and new employee signup.
The board selected James Wood as a hearing officer for suspensions and expulsions for the 2020-21 school year.
Board members approved the following items:
· 1,116-hour calendar for the 2020-21 school year
· Memorandum of Understanding with CHC for an additional nurse
· Device replacement purchase
· RTS Microsystems purchase using E-Rate funds
· Roof change order
· Purchase of intervention materials using Title IVA funds
The board will hold a budget workshop on July 27 at 5:30 p.m.
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 then went into executive session to discuss matters relating to security measures and returned to open meeting.
The board approved the following employment matters:
A. Resignation of Kirstie Cox, Winfield Scott second grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
B. Resignation of Abigail Helt, high school/middle school chorus teacher, effective immediately
C. Resignation of Jeanise Malone, central office accounts payable secretary, effective July 3, 2020
D. Resignation of Michelle Johnson, Eugene Ware paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
E. Resignation of Angela Christy, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
F. Resignation of Stacey Gingrich, gifted paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
G. Resignation of Bud Hall, bus driver, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
H. Transfer of Linda Minor, Winfield Scott first grade teacher, to Winfield Scott second grade teacher for the 2020-21 school year
I. Contract adjustment for Krista Gorman, high school/middle school instructional coach, from 90% to 100% for the 2020-21 school year
J. Leave of absence request from Breann Eden, Winfield Scott art teacher
K. Employment of Alexandra VanSickle as a Winfield Scott first grade teacher for the 2020-21 school year
L. Employment of Harleigh Lowry as a Winfield Scott 6.5-hour cook for the 2020-21 school year
M. Reemployment of Beth Alexander as a Winfield Scott Focus Room teacher for the 2020-21 school year
N. Reemployment of Jered McKay as a Eugene Ware Behavior Specialist for the 2020-21 school year
O. Reemployment of Daniel Long, high school paraprofessional, for the 2020-21 school year.
The board adjourned.