Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Fort Scott Middle School Commons on Monday, August 10, for their regular monthly meeting.
Vice-President James Wood opened the meeting and the budget hearing. There were no comments, and the budget hearing was closed. The board approved the official agenda. The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:
B. Bills and Claims
C. Payroll – July 17, 2020 – $1,244,239.62
D. Financial Report
E. Activity Fund Accounts
There were no public forum comments.
Board members heard a report from Brenda Hill, KNEA President.
Superintendent Ted Hessong reported on teacher meetings on August 14, gave special education updates, and remote and onsite plans for school.
Gina Shelton, Business Manager, discussed the special ed and financial audits, SPARK funds, and employee pandemic guidelines.
Board members approved the 2020-21 budget. The board tabled approval on the 2020-21 school calendar. Superintendent Hessong reviewed the Return-to-School Plan. Board members approved a roof payment and a New Generation contract. Board members also approved no salary increases for the administrative and classified staff for the 2020-21 school year and a fundraising and mask awareness campaign.
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 Lakyn Coyan, Eugene Ware paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
B. Resignation of Tammy Wollenberg, high school paraprofessional, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
C. Resignation of Linda May, Winfield Scott cook, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year
D. Transfer of Dee Peters, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, to Eugene Ware paraprofessional for the 2020-21 school year
E. Change in work agreement for Kristin Bishop, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, from a 6- hour work day to a 5-hour work day for the 2020-21 school year
F. Change in work agreement for Moriah Dillow, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, from a 7.5-hour work day to a 5-hour work day for the 2020-21 school year
G. Leave of absence for Norma Floyd, Winfield Scott paraprofessional
H. Leave of absence for Debra Endicott, middle school cook
I. Employment of Vangie Korinke as a Eugene Ware paraprofessional for the 2020-21 school year
J. Employment of Vernon Hill as a Winfield Scott 6.5-hour cook for the 2020-21 school year
K. Addition of a one-year middle school elective teaching position for the 2020-21 school year
L. Employment of high school supplemental employees as follows:
Freshman Head Boys’ Basketball Coach – Joel Harney
Head Boys’ Track Coach – Bo Graham (move from assistant)
Assistant Track Coach – Matt Glades
Vocal Presentations and Musical Music Director – Remove Abby Helt
Assistant Girls’ Tennis – Kenny Hudiburg
M. Resignation of Alicia Hansen, middle school 8th grade social studies/6th grade keyboarding teacher and fall intramural coach, for the 2020-21 school year
The board adjourned.