Meeting Summaries

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

November 12, 2019

 

Recognitions/Presentations

You Make A Difference

The You Make a Difference Award is presented to staff members whose exemplary actions support students, colleagues and the mission of Salina Public Schools. Recipients of these awards receive a lapel pin and a handwritten note personally delivered by a board of education member.

 

Cheri Boyer, Early Education Specialist

Heartland Early Education

Required to remain fully enrolled at all times, the Heartland program meets this requirement thanks to Cheri. Her amazing organizational and people skills make the difficult task of placing children ages six weeks to five years in openings look easy. Because of Cheri’s efforts, Heartland can rest assured the children most at-risk receive priority and all families are treated with care. Thank you Cheri, for making a difference!

 

Eryn Wright, Executive Director of Human Resources/Legal Services

District Office

When approving salary movement requests Eryn noticed a .5 discrepancy and contacted the employee to ensure the information would be correct. They worked together and solved the issue. Eryn’s attention to detail, commitment to fairness and employee satisfaction made sure that an important issue did not fall between the cracks. Thank you Eryn, for making a difference!

 

Personnel Report

Retirement of Certified Contract(s) at the end of 2019-2020

  • Rutz, Michael, adaptive sped teacher, CKCIE/Abilene High School
  • Thompson, Karen, grade 3 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Wilson, Marcia, gifted facilitator, Hageman
  • Homelvig, Christy, administrative assistant I, South High School

     

    Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Lysell, Ericka, behavior health school liaison, District Office

     

    Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Billinger, Michael, softball assistant high school, Central High School
  • Crisp, Avery, basketball assistant boys middle school, South Middle School
  • Lehecka, Christopher, basketball assistant boys high school, Central High School
  • New, Brylee, track assistant middle school, South Middle School
  • Smith, Jamie, high school debate assistant, South High School
  • Smith, Jamie, high school forensics assistant, South High School
  • Stonebraker, Justin, track assistant middle school, South Middle School

     

    Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Billinger, Michael, track assistant middle school, Lakewood Middle School
  • Turner, Timothy, football head middle school, South Middle School

     

    Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020

  • Becker, Carrie, paraeducator, Heusner/CKCIE
  • Holliday, Becky, instructional assistant II, South High School
  • Vroom, Bryan, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School/CKCIE
  • Cooley, Brooke, paraeducator, South High School/CKCIE
  • Delacruz, Yuliana, paraeducator, Coronado/CKCIE
  • Demel, Madeline, paraeducator, CKCIE/Central Plains Elementary
  • Downing, Alicia, night custodian, South High School
  • Geisler, Alexis, paraeducator, Oakdale/CKCIE
  • Lienberger, Amy, paraeducator, CKCIE/Ell-Saline Jr/Sr High School
  • Lueth, Holly, paraeducator, Coronado/CKCIE
  • Lynn, Mary, night custodian, South High School
  • Miller, Amber, teacher assistant II, Heartland/CKCIE
  • Miller, Erica, paraeducator, Meadowlark/CKCIE
  • Potts, Samantha, paraeducator, Schilling/CKCIE
  • Robbs, Rebekah, paraeducator, CKCIE/Eisenhower Elementary – Abilene
  • Sanford, Janna, overnight custodian,South High School
  • Sheridan, Randi, teacher assistant II, Heartland Early Education
  • Torres, Brenda, receptionist/secretary, Heartland Early Education

     

    Classified Retirement(s) for 2019-2020

  • Birdsong, Penny, teacher assistant III, Heartland Early Education

     

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Arnold, Danny, overnight custodian, South High School
  • Beal, Emma, paraeducator, Meadowlark/CKCIE
  • Boyd, Pam, paraeducator, CKCIE/Southeast of Saline Elementary
  • Carlson, Marielena, teacher assistant III, Heartland Early Education
  • Dickey, Jordan, teacher assistant III, Heartland Early Education
  • Goering, Teresa, paraeducator, Heusner/CKCIE
  • Heart, Emily, paraeducator, Coronado/CKCIE
  • Horton, Marcye, paraeducator, CKCIE/Herington Preschool
  • Johnson, Connie, Headstart teacher assistant III, Oakdale/CKCIE
  • Klein, Lexy, paraeducator, CKCIE/Ell-Saline Jr/Sr High School
  • Lang, LaVone, food service worker I, South Middle School
  • McMillan, Cerissa, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School/CKCIE
  • Oberle, Roy, paraeducator, CKCIE/Central Plains Elementary
  • Rhodes, Patricia, paraeducator, CKCIE/White City High School
  • Ross, Julie, paraeducator, CKCIE/Chapman Elementary
  • Sanford, Kimberly, paraeducator, CKCIE/White City High School

     

    Classified Transfer(s) for 2019-2020

  • Dillie, Ryan, night custodian/South High School, night custodian/Coronado Elementary
  • Larson, Cindy, Head Start receptionist/Heartland, receptionist/secretary/Heartland
  • Swenson, Victoria, paraeducator/South High School/CKCIE, paraeducator/Coronado/CKCIE

 

Encumbrance Listing

The board of education approved the encumbrance to Vertiv, $23,267.22, for the renewal of maintenance contracts for UPS system.

 

Approve Bid

The board of education approved the bid of $81,655 from Ritter Tile Shop, Inc. to replace the flooring at the district office.

 

Approve Lease

The board of education approved the Verizon lease agreements for cell towers at Central and South High Schools.

 

Approve Gift Request

The board of education approved the gift from the Central High School Booster Club to Central High School.

 

Out-of-State Field Trip

The board of education approved the Central High Robotics trip to Denver, CO on March 18-22, 2020.

 

Out-of-State Field Trip

The board of education approved the South High Robotics trip to Denver, CO on December 7-9, 2019.

 

Board Policy

The board of education approved on second reading the following policies: BBA-Election of Board Officers, CGK-Suspension, CM-Policy Implementation, CN-Public Records, CNA-Document Production, Including Electronic Information, EBBE-Emergency and Safety Drills, G-Personnel Policy Organization, GAA-Goals and Objectives, GAAA-Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination, GAAB-Complaints of Discrimination, GACB-Job Descriptions, GACC-Recruitment, Hiring, Background Checks & Drug Screens, GACCA-Nepotism, GACE-Assignment and Transfer, GAE-Complaints, GAG-Conflict of Interest, GAHB-Political Activities, GAOC-Use of Tobacco Products and Nicotine-Delivery Devices on District Property, GAOE-Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits, GBH-Supervision, GBN-Nonrenewal and Termination, GBRD-Staff Meetings, GBRH-Leaves and Absences, IFC-Community Resources, IJ-Evaluation of Instructional Program, JBC-School Admissions, JCDAA-Use of Tobacco Products and Nicotine-Delivery Devices, and JGFGBA-Student Self-Administration of Medications.

 

Equity Council Bylaws

The board of education approved revisions to the Equity Council Bylaws.

 

Change in Board Meeting Date

The board of education approved moving the Tuesday, December 10, 2019 scheduled board meeting to Monday, December 9, 2019.

 

KESA Presentation

Krista Linenberger, Coronado Elementary principal, and Stephanie Turowski, Coronado Elementary lead teacher, presented an accreditation update for Coronado Elementary School.

 

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Math

Tiffany Snyder, director of assessment, gave an update on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).

                                                                                                           

Course Proposal

Tiffany Snyder, director of assessment, reviewed and evaluated the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) course proposal.

 

School Board Reports

  • Gary Denning, board member, attended Salina Education Foundation (SEF) meetings, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, plays at both high schools and spoke to a class at South High School.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, attended the Heartland Policy Council meeting, the South High School play and delivered two You Make A Difference awards.
  • Gabe Grant, vice president, attended the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting and the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) Board of Control meeting.
  • Carol Brandert, board member, attended the CKCIE Board of Control meeting, the Partners 4 Success graduation and the Salina Adult Education Center (SAEC) Advisory Board meeting.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the SAEC graduation for Partners 4 Success students and attended the South High School play.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, presented songwriting workshops in schools, the Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, the Partners 4 Success graduation, Heusner Elementary School’s High Five Friday, the Central High School play and an Equity Council meeting.

     

    Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Thursday, November 14, SHESC Legislative Luncheon, SHESC, 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, NEA-Salina Master Teacher, Schilling, 4:30 p.m.
  • December 6-8, KASB Annual Convention, Wichita

 

Superintendent's Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, hosted meetings with local legislators; State Board of Education Representative Deena Horst, Representative Steven Johnson, and Senator Randall Hardy. Superintendent Exline traveled to Topeka with other Equity Council members for a Cultural Proficiency workshop hosted by the Kansas Association of School Boards. She attended English as a Second Language (ESL) celebrations where elementary students were recognized for proficiency and reminded the board that two community meetings about vaping and youth are planned to take place this week.

                                                                                                                                 

Executive Session

The board of education recessed into executive session for attorney/client and personnel.

 

Worksessions

The board of education reviewed the results of the board self-evaluation.