USD 234 Minutes of Nov. 11

Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met on Monday November I l, 2019, at
the Board of Education office for their regular monthly me€ting.
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, October I8, 2019: 51,407,823 .37

D. Financial Report

E. Bond Proceeds Reconciliation

F. Activity Fund Accounts

G. Parent/Teacher Conference statistics

H. Extended Trip request

Stephanie George reported on the Tenth Annual VIP Fall Extravaganza that will be held
on Monday, November 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fort Scott Middle School Gymnasium
and Commons Area.

Board members heard the following reports:

o Audit report from Terry Sercer with Diehl, Banwart, Bolton

o KNEA report from Stephanie George, KNEA President

o School report – Mike Trim, SRO Officer

o Administrators’ reports

Superintendent Ted Hessong welcomed the newly-elected board members who were in
attendance and then provided information on the following items:

Bus safety meeting

o Framework for Growth for Southeast Kansas workshop

o Special Education update .

Early Release activities

o Community Foundation awards that were given to USD 234 teachers and students o Kansas Recognition Program o Academic calendar

o District website
Gina Shelton, Business Manager, discussed the audits, gym equipment bids, open
enrollment sign-up, and benefits language.

Board members approved a roof payment, the purchase of high school gym bleachers,
and the 2020 audit contract with Diehl, Banwart, Bolton.
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 items:

A. Early retirement request from Russ Gordon, Winfield Scott art teacher, effective
June l, 2020

B. Leave of absence request from Andi Heckman, preschool teacher

C. Leave of absence request from Glenda Cooper, Winfield Scott cook

D. Leave of absence request from Angela Christy, Winfield Scott paraprofessional

E. Employment of Michelle Johnson as a Eugene Ware paraprofessional for the 2019-20
school year

F. Employment of Mary Chapman as a middle school paraprofessional for the 2019-20
school year

G. Employment of Erica Clark as high school assistant cheer sponsor for the 2019-20
school year

H. Employment of Lane Bohlken as high school assistant softball coach for the 2019-20
school year

I. Adjustment in a work agreement for Moriah Dillow, Winfield Scott paraprofessional,
from a five-hour workday to a six-hour workday for the remainder of the 2019-20
school year

J. Employment of two additional high school team leaders for the 2019-20 school year

The board adjourned.

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