Monday, July 12, 2021
Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Fort Scott Middle School Commons on Monday, July 12, 2021, for their regular monthly meeting.
President David Stewart opened the meeting. The board approved the official agenda. The old board adjourned Sine Die with the reorganization of the new board. The board elected James Wood as board president and Kellye Barrows as board vice-president.
The board went into an executive session to discuss personnel items for non-elected personnel. The board returned to the open meeting.
The board approved the consent agenda as follows:
B. Bills and Claims
C. Payroll – June 18, 2021 – $2,044,997.49
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 2021-22 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. Organizational Chart
P. Set fees for copying of records
Q. Current state mileage reimbursement rate – $.56
R. High school fundraisers and extended trips
S. 2021-22 high school Site Council members; dates and times of meetings
Ted Hessong, the Superintendent, reported on the School Board Retreat, ESY, and Summer School, the football field turf evaluation, athletic trainer update, Kansas Can Success tour, and the theme for the 2021-22 school year, FOCUS ON LEARNING. Gina Shelton, Business Manager/Board Clerk, presented a report.
The board approved the following:
· Mitigation protocols for students in buildings for summer school
· 2021-22 Negotiated Agreement
· Revenue Neutral Tax Rate
· EduCLIMBER renewal
· Handbook changes
Superintendent Hessong gave a school board self-evaluation report. In addition, he reviewed Board Policy KGD – Possession of Firearms. The board tabled any action on this policy.
The board set July 30 at noon for a budget presentation. In addition, the board set August 25 at 5:30 p.m. for RNR and a budget hearing at 6:00 p.m.
The board selected the following:
· Hearing officer for suspensions and expulsions – Gary Billionis
· BEDCO Representative – David Stewart
· Chamber of Commerce Ex-Officio Board Member – Ted Hessong
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 matters:
A. Resignation of Stephanie Witt, Eugene Ware Principal, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year
B. Resignation of Codee Weddle, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year
C. Resignation of Tammy McDaniel, middle school paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year
D. Resignation of Judy Welch, bus driver, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year
E. Employment of Justin Robinson as Fort Scott Middle School/Fort Scott High School band instructor and for band presentations at middle school and high school for the 2021-22 school year
F. Employment of Matthew Wells as a 4-hour bus driver for the 2021-22 school year
G. Employment of Wanita Tate as a 5.5-hour preschool bus driver for the 2021-22 school year
H. Employment of Winfield Scott supplemental employees for the 2021-22 school year
I. Employment of high school supplemental employees for the 2021-22 school year
J. Employment of Whitley Chesney for middle school music presentations for the 2021-22 school year
K. Recommendation for Andrea Scott, FSPC Principal, to be district Special Education Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year
L. Employment of Carlee McCullough as a preschool teacher for the 2021-22 school year
M. Employment of Josh Hudiburg as a high school assistant football coach and Jacob DeLaTorre as high school assistant freshman boys’ basketball coach for the 2021-22 school year
N. Transfer of Yasmina Query, Eugene Ware fourth grade teacher, to Eugene Ware Principal for the 2021-22 school year
O. Resignation of Curt Toll, high school assistant track coach, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year
P. Combining three custodian positions (5.5 hours for 12 mo.; 3.5 hours for 10 mo.; 8 hours for 10 mo.) into two custodian positions (8 hours for 10 mo.; 8 hours for 12 mo.)
The board approved a Resolution for Bank Account Signers In addition, the board approved a 1.5% increase in salary for administrators and classified employees for the 2021-22 school year.
The board adjourned.