U234 News Release



Monday, July 13, 2022


Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at their offices on Monday, July 11, 2022, for their regular monthly meeting.

President James Wood opened the meeting.  The board approved the official agenda.  The old board adjourned Sine Die with reorganization of the new board.  Danny Brown was elected president, and Kellye Barrows was elected vice-president for the 2022-23 school year.

The board also approved the consent agenda:


A.    Minutes

B.    Bills and Claims

C.    Payroll – June 17, 2022 – $1,799,386.85

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 2022-23 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 Establish Home Rule by Board of Education

M.   Resolution to set dates and times for board meetings

N.    Resolution for Destruction of Records

O.    Resolution for Bank Account Signers

P.     Set fees for copying of records

Q.    Mileage reimbursement rate – current state mileage rate

R.    Point of information – July 25 – 5:30 p.m. – Special Board Meeting

S.     2022-23 Salary Schedule correction


Dalaina Smith, Assistant Superintendent, and Gina Shelton, Board Clerk/Finance Director, shared reports with the board.

David Stewart was selected as the REDI representative.

The board approved the following


·       2022-23 district handbooks

·       Notification to the County Clerk that the district will not be revenue neutral this year

·       Homeschool students participating in district student activities policy

·       Classified salary schedule


Board members set a date of August 1 at 5:30 p.m. for a budget presentation, and the date of August 22 at 5:30 p.m. for a Revenue Neutral Hearing and the 2022-23 budget hearing.

There were no comments in the public forum section.  The board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel.  The board returned to open meeting and approved the following employment matters:


a.      Employment of Dennis Dennigan as a high school special education teacher for the 2022-23 school year

b.     Employment of Karleigh Schoenberger as a high school assistant volleyball coach for the 2022-23 school year

c.      Placement of Mike Krull, high school head boys’ basketball coach, on Step 29 of the Supplemental Salary Schedule

d.     Employment of Polly Mayberry as district ESOL Coordinator for the 2022-23 school year

e.      Employment of Kerri Hanson as a middle school counselor for the 2022-23 school year

f.      Employment of Toni Burton and Angela Colvin as classified employees for the 2022-23 school year


The board approved a 1% salary increase for administrators and directors.  In addition, the board approved an average 10.5% salary increase for classified employees.

The board adjourned

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