Meeting Summary

BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305
SALINA, KANSAS
March 31, 2020
 

Personnel Report
Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020

Cline, Whittney, pre-k educator, Sunset Elementary
Dickinson, Joseph, school grounds worker, South Middle School
Globe, Randy, food service delivery driver, Central High School
Heitman, Nicole, pre-k educator, Heartland Early Education
Newsome, Katelynn, night custodian, Heartland Early Education
Schlegel, Mattie, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene 
Tenny, Katherine, psychometrician II, CKCIE/Hageman
Van Pelt, Ross, night custodian, Heartland Early Education  

Transfer of Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020
Baier, Misty, paraeducator preschool/Hageman, behavior specialist asst/Hageman 

Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020
Esparza, Yaneth, ISS supervisor, South Middle School
Holtz, Wendy, paraeducator, CKCIE/Gypsum
Minneman, Kathryn, paraeducator, CKCIE/Solomon
Swagerty, Christina, paraeducator, CKCIE/Minneapolis 

Classified Retirement(s) for 2019-2020
Holt, Sheila, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene 

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021
Raasch, Calla, foreign language teacher, South High School
Weis, Daryan, grade 5, Heusner Elementary
Woodall, Bryce, industrial arts/technology education teacher, South High School  

Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021
Sunley, Helena, grade 2/Coronado Elementary, grade 4/Coronado Elementary  

Resignation of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020
Reinoehl, Bailey, kindergarten teacher, Oakdale Elementary
Smith, Jamie, foreign language teacher, South High School 

Encumbrance Listings
The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) Kajeet, Inc., $203,900.73, hot-spots; (2) Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, $54,652, (2) Chevrolet Traverse vehicles, Heartland Early Education; (3) Frontline Technology, $91,087.61, annual maintenance agreement renewal.

Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Grant Budget Revision
The board of education approved the Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Grant Budget Revision.

Kansas Parents as Teachers Program Continuation Grant Application 
The board of education approved the Kansas Parents as Teachers Program Continuation Grant Application for $80,789. Includes a cash match of $51,534, for a total budget of $132,323. 

State Pre-K Four-Year Old At-Risk Continuation Grant Application
The board of education approved the State Pre-K Four-Year Old At-Risk Continuation Grant Application for children age four. 

Kansas Preschool Pilot Continuation Grant Application
The board of education approved the Kansas Preschool Pilot Continuation Grant Application for $337,500.

Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Grant Application
The board of education approved the Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Grant application for $5,034,644. The grant is a non-competitive five-year grant. The grant application is for “year one” to continue providing services to 301 Head Start children and 176 Early Head Start children in Salina, Abilene, Ellsworth and Enterprise.

Resolution of the Board Regarding Wage Payments During Emergency School Closings
The board of education approved the resolution to pay all current hourly employees for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19.

Resolution for Suspending Board Policy IHF Graduation Requirements
The board of education approved the resolution to suspend board policy IHF Graduation Requirements resulting in current seniors needing 21 credits to graduate rather than the 24 as required by policy.

Continuous Learning Plan
The board of education approved the district’s Continuous Learning Plan. The plan outlines how the district will ensure that students have the opportunity to continue learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in spite of the closure of our school buildings as a result of COVID-19. 

Outstanding Balances for Fees and Food
The board of education approved forgiving outstanding balances for fees and meal accounts in the amount of $166,972.61 as a result of COVID-19 and the impact on our families.

Substitute Pay
The board of education approved to compensate USD 305 substitutes 75% of what they earned in January and February, 2020 in the amount of $110,967 as a result of COVID-19.

Durham School Services
The board of education approved the supplemental agreement between USD 305 and Durham School Services for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Executive Session
The board of education recessed into executive session for negotiations.