Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Fort Scott Middle School Community Room for their regular monthly meeting.
President Jamie Armstrong opened the meeting. The board approved the official agenda.
The old board adjourned Sine Die with reorganization of the new board. David Stewart was elected president, and James Wood was elected vice president. The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:
B. Bills and Claims
C. Payroll – June 20, 2019 – $1,653,129.83
D. Financial Report
E. Bond Proceeds Reconciliation
F. Activity fund accounts
G. Designation of banks for deposit of school funds
H. Designation of newspaper for official school publications – The Fort Scott Tribune
I. Officers for the 2019-20 school year
J. Recreation Commission board member terms
K. Resolution for waiver of generally accepted accounting principles
L. Resolution for rescinding policy statements found in board minutes
M. Resolution to set dates and times for board meetings
N. Resolution to establish home rule by Board of Education
O. Resolution for destruction of records
P. Resolution for participation in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program Interlocal Agreement
Q. State mileage reimbursement rate – 58 cents per mile
R. Set fees for copying of records
S. Extended trip request for the International Thespian Festival on June 24-30 in Lincoln, NE
One patron spoke in the public forum section.
Stephanie George, KNEA President, presented a report.
Superintendent Ted Hessong provided information on the following items:
· Climate Survey
· ELA Curriculum
· SPED handbook
· New teacher orientation
· Nurse contracted position
· CrisisGo App testing
· Legislative update
· ACT testing for 9th graders
Gina Shelton, Business Manager, reported on a grant that will be used to replace milk coolers, gave a bond update, discussed budget work, and extended thanks to Reta Baker with Mercy Hospital for their large donation of office furniture to the district.
Board members selected James Wood as a hearing officer for suspensions and expulsions. The board approved board policy changes and 2019-20 handbooks.
The board set a budget workshop for July 30, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. Board members shared comments and then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel and to discuss matters relating to employer-employee negotiations.
Board members returned to open meeting and approved the following employment matters:
A. Resignation of Melina Lawson, effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year
B. Resignation of Christy Thomas, central office payroll clerk, effective July 26, 2019
C. Resignation of Jodi Underwood, preschool center paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year
D. Resignation of Melinda Collins, Eugene Ware cook, effective June 25, 2019
E. Employment of Robyn Kelso as high school assistant principal for the 2019-20 school year
F. Employment of Emily Elliott as a Fort Scott High School/Middle School vocal teacher for the 2019-20 school year
G. Employment of Rachelle Thomas as a Eugene Ware fourth grade teacher for the 2019-20 school year
H. Employment of Krista Gorman as a secondary instructional coach at Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Middle School for the 2019-20 school year
I. Employment of Kelcy Schnaufer as a preschool teacher for the 2019-20 school year
J. Employment of Andrea Heckman as a preschool teacher for the 2019-20 school year
K. Employment of Dane Cummings as a high school assistant football coach for the 2019-20 school year
L. Employment of Allison Gorman as a high school assistant softball coach for the 2019-20 school year
M. Employment of Kathi Hall as a middle school assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-20 school year
N. Transfer of John Metcalf, middle school paraprofessional, to middle school Student Support Center/PE teacher and middle school assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-20 school year
O. Employment of Bronson Moylan as a middle school assistant football coach for the 2019-20 school year
The board adjourned.