U234 Press Release from May 9 Meeting

NEWS RELEASE

 

Monday, May 9, 2022

 

Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Board of Education office on Monday, May 9, 2022, for their regular monthly meeting.

President James Wood opened the budget hearing.  There were no comments; the budget hearing was closed.  The board approved the official agenda.  The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:

 

A.    Minutes

B.    Bills and Claims

C.    Payroll – April 20, 2022 – $1,443,359.12

D.    Financial Report

E.     Activity fund accounts­­­­­­

F.     Point of Information

G.    LCP Assurances

H.    Greenbush Energy Group Participation Agreement and Hedging Authorization for 2022-23

 

There were no comments in the public forum. Representatives from HTK Architects presented ideas and concepts for the Fort Scott Preschool Center.

Board members reviewed the principals’ reports.  In addition, board members heard reports from Dalaina Smith, Academics Director; Ted Hessong, Superintendent; and Gina Shelton, Finance Director.

The board approved the budget adoption.  Dan Koppa, Facilities Director, reported on summer maintenance projects.  Superintendent Hessong gave a KESA update and ESSER III update.

The board approved the following

·       High school science curriculum recommendation

·       Summer camps

·       2022-23 lunch fees

·       2022-23 fees

 

Board members shared comments and then went into executive session to discuss employer-employee negotiations.  The board returned to open session and then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel. The board returned to open session and approved Resolution 21-13 – Intent to nonrenew a teacher’s contract.  The board approved the following employment matters:

A.    Resignation of Jeff Dillow, central office HVAC maintenance, effective June 30, 2022

B.    Resignation of Raymond Allen, high school custodian, effective May 13, 2022

C.    Resignation of Amanda Jamison, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year

D.    Transfer of Sabrina Keating, Eugene Ware fourth grade teacher, to high school/Eugene Ware gifted teacher for the 2022-23 school year

E.     Transfer of Moriah Dillow, Winfield Scott focus room teacher, to Winfield Scott kindergarten teacher for the 2022-23 school year

F.     Transfer of Stuart Troutman, central office maintenance, to central office technology help desk specialist beginning May 10, 2022

G.    Employment of Hannelie Smit as a district occupational therapist for the 2022-23 school year

H.    Employment of Jessica Johnson as a Eugene Ware secretary for the 2022-23 school year

I.      Extended contract request from Angella Curran, high school debate/forensics teacher

J.      Resignation of Torrie Singmaster, middle school girls’ basketball coach, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year

K.    Resignation of Jared Martin as high school summer conditioning coordinator

L.     Addition of a middle school summer conditioning position for the upcoming summer

M.   Resignation of Reyna Valenzuela, high school English teacher, effective May 9, 2022

N.    Resignation of Clint Heffern, high school physical education teacher and high school head boys’ basketball coach, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year

O.    Resignation of Laura Howard, middle school language arts teacher, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year

P.     Resignation of Zach Hart, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, effective May 12, 2022

Q.    Employment of Shelly Charter as Winfield Scott Principal for the 2022-23 school year

R.    Employment of Krystle Griem as Winfield Scott Assistant Principal for the 2022-23 school year

S.     Employment of Colin Downey as a high school social studies teacher for the 2022-23 school year

T.     Employment of Christina Lutter-Smith as a speech/language pathologist for the 2022-23 school year

U.    Employment of Lori Jett as a high school English teacher for the 2022-23 school year

V.    Employment of Andrew Ables as a middle school seventh grade science teacher for the 2022-23 school year

W.  Employment of Sarah Long as a high school paraprofessional for the 2022-23 school year

X.    Employment of Bo Graham as high school summer conditioning coordinator for the 2022-23 school year

 

The board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel.  The board returned to open meeting and adjourned.

 

 

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