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Six Executive Sessions Highlight School Board Meeting

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES until approved by the Board of Education.

MINUTES

tchs logoRegular Meeting
of Unified School Board No. 208
WaKeeney, Kansas

April 8, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Renae Denning at 5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

On order of the President, the Clerk recorded attendance as follows:

Members Renae Denning, President
Tammy Riedel, Vice President
Linda Crossland
Doug Minson
Kenny Nowlin
John Reeder
Lee Sells

Superintendent: George Griffith

Clerk: Kathy Eberle

Guests: Tavis Desormiers, Myron Flax, Lance Ziegler, Dawn Howard, Jason Dinkel, Lisa Kuhn, Rusty Long, Carrie Fritts, Darien Fritts, Dean Papes, Sherry Papes, Blake Huxman, Clayton Riedel, Colton Parker, Devon Ghumm, Sam Graham, Cade Papes, Rose Lewis, Jerris Reeder

Renae Denning declared that a quorum was present.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR (Action 13885)

It was moved by Doug Minson, seconded by John Reeder to approve the consent calendar, including the agenda as amended, the minutes of March 11 & 25, 2013, treasurer’s report and manifest of bills, including the following warrants: First Federal Savings & Loan: 39406 thru 39476 $279,640.25. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS (Action 13886)

Thank you notes were received from the families of Leonard Wegele and Roger Sells.
It was moved by John Reeder, seconded by Tammy Riedel to accept the donation from WW Drilling to use for the 5th grade Shrine Circus trip and AR trip for the junior high students. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

Mr. Desormiers:
• Junior High students have finished assessment testing and elementary are finishing this week.
• Mr. Flax and Mr. Desormiers will be attending McRel walk through training on the new evaluation tool.
• Our track meet ran very smooth last week with the new timing system.

Mr. Flax:
• Math assessment testing went well, 96% of our students passed the KCA.
• The Joe White assembly sponsored by the Trego County Health Department went well.
• The yearbook group of 18 students returned from their trip to Washington, DC.
• It was the consensus of the board to allow the Academic Awards Night to be moved to Wednesday, May 8th.

Dr. Griffith:
• Cracks on the track have been repaired. After the track season we will be having someone drill around the track to see how the base of the track is.
• Attended the Career Fair in Hays today.
• A legislative update was given

Kenny Nowlin NKESC:
• NKESC has approved the E4E as their new evaluation tool.
• A new building for storage will be placed south of the current building.

PERMIT PARKING AT HIGH SCHOOL

The application for the reserved, permit parking on the east end of the high school will be advertised in the fall before school and before the winter sports begin.

WELDING VENTILATION AG SHOP

Bids will be presented for the ventilation units for the Ag shop by the June board meeting.

WIRLESS INTERNET

Request for proposals for the wireless update have been put out. The deadline for the sealed bids is May 6. Action will be taken at the May board meeting.

COLLEGE DUAL CREDIT COURSES

Recently spoke to Colby Community College representatives about outreach courses that will be available for our high school students as juniors and seniors.

STAFFING OF SPECIAL EDUCATION THROUGH NKESC (Action 13887)

It was moved by Lee Sells, seconded by Kenny Nowlin to contract all of our fulltime special education teachers and paraprofessional staff through the NKESC for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

STAFFING EDUCATION PLAN

A draft copy of the Staffing Education Plan was presented for review.

TEACHER CONTRACT (Action 13888)

It was moved by Doug Minson, seconded by John Reeder to approve the contract for Rita Weber for the 2013-14 school year with an increase of $446.00. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

CLASSIFIED AND SUBSTITUTE PAY (Action 13889)

It was moved by Lee Sells, seconded by Doug Minson to approve the classified salary schedules with placement and the substitute pay increase as recommended. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

APPOINT BOARD MEMBERS TO HAND OUT DIPLOMAS (Action 13890)

It was moved by John Reeder, seconded by Kenny Nowlin to appoint John Reeder, Doug Minson and Tammy Riedel to hand out diplomas at high school graduation on May 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

PERSONNEL (Action 13891)

It was moved by Doug Minson, seconded John Reeder to accept the resignations of Rachel Griffith, TCHS Asst. Track; Brenda Brock, TGS Co-Cheer; Nicole Mattheyer, TGS Co-Cheer; Lance Ziegler, TCHS Head Boys Basketball; and Beverly Legg, Elementary Special Education Teacher. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13892)

It was moved by Linda Crossland, seconded by Kenny Nowlin, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel with the superintendent present; and that the board return to the open meeting at 6:20 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes. Tammy Riedel left the executive session at 6:18 because of conflict of interest.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 6:20 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13893)

It was moved by Kenny Nowlin, seconded by John Reeder, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel with the superintendent present; and that the board return to the open meeting at 6:31 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with six affirmative votes. Tammy Riedel was not present in the executive session.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 6:31 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13894)

It was moved by Doug Minson, seconded by Kenny Nowlin, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel with the superintendent present; and that the board return to the open meeting at 6:47 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 6:47 p.m.

PERSONNEL (Action 13895)

It was moved by John Reeder, seconded by Kenny Nowlin to approve the nominations of Doug Malay, TJH Asst. Wrestling; Michael Malay, TJH Head and TCHS Asst. Wrestling; Jeremy Samson, TCHS Head Wrestling. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13896)

It was moved by Doug Minson, seconded by Linda Crossland, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel; and that the board return to the open meeting at 7:00 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13897)

It was moved by Lee Sells, seconded by Tammy Riedel, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel; and that the board return to the open meeting at 7:06 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 7:06 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Action 13898)

It was moved by Kenny Nowlin, seconded by John Reeder, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for nonelected personnel; and that the board return to the open meeting at 7:13 p.m. in this room. The executive session is required due to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

MEETING RECONVENED

The meeting was reconvened at 7:13 p.m.

SUPERINTENDENT’S COMPENSATION (Action 13899)

It was moved by John Reeder, seconded by Kenny Nowlin to increase the superintendent’s salary in the amount of $6,000 which will be frozen through the 2014-15 school year and the following year pending board approval of an additional year. Motion carried with six affirmative votes.

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

ITEMS TO CONSIDER FOR THE MAY AGENDA

Staffing, Summer School, Dual Credit Courses, Wireless Internet

MEETING ADJOURNED (Action 13900)

It was moved by John Reeder, seconded by Tammy Riedel that the meeting be adjourned at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried with seven affirmative votes.

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Renae Denning, President

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Kathy Eberle, Clerk

The minutes of the April 8, 2013, meeting approved in regular session, May 13, 2013.

_________________________
Renae Denning, President

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Kathy Eberle, Clerk

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