Meeting Summary

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

June 14, 2022

 

 
 
 

Recognitions/Presentations

You Make A Difference

Staff members are nominated by colleagues to receive a You Make a Difference Award for their support of students and the mission of Salina Public Schools. Board of Education members surprise recipients during their workday with a lapel pin and a handwritten note.

 

Cassie Chesney

Central High School Nurse

Cassie’s connection with students has helped them feel a sense of belonging to the extent that they would stop by her office to check in about their day. She also assisted at Opportunity Now and sponsored the GSA Club at Central High. Thank you, Cassie, for making a difference!

Vicky Bruner

Special Education Coach

Serving the preschool classrooms in our eight elementary schools, she covers a lot of ground and yet still is able to go the extra mile. She helped train new paras, offered ideas and made materials for students, and filled in when classrooms were short-staffed. Thank you, Vicky, for making a difference!

 

Salina Public Schools Promotional Video

Jennifer Camien, director of public information, presented the new district video.

 

Personnel Report and Consent Agenda

Action Agenda

2022-2023 School Site Councils

The board appointed and approved the school Site Council memberships and meeting schedules for the year.

Operations Department Software Programs

The board approved an annual subscription to AkitaBox to provide a Computerized Maintenance Management System for Salina Public Schools. The board also approved an annual subscription to Brightly’s Event Manager Enterprise System to provide an event management system for the use of school facilities within the district. 

Operations Center Drainage Easement

The board approved the modification of the drainage easement for the Operations Center campus.

Discussion Items

219 S. Third Property

Kris Upson, executive director of operations, presented conditions under which the district will consider purchase offers for property at 219 S. 3rd Street and the removal of the current deed restrictions.

 

2022-2023 Salina Virtual Innovation Academy Handbook

Shanna Rector, deputy superintendent, presented proposed changes to the Salina Virtual Innovation Academy handbook for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

2022-2023 Support Staff Handbook

The board approved the 2022-2023 Support Staff Handbook.

 

Marketing Update

Jennifer Camien updated the board on the progress of the enrollment marketing campaign taking place with the services of Creative, Effective, Lasting (CEL) company. 

 

School Board Reports

  • Bonnie Schamberger, board member, attended the high school graduations and delivered a You Make a Difference Award.

  • Gabe Grant, board member, attended the high school graduations and meetings for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the CKCIE Board of Control.

  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended the high school graduations.

  • Ann Zimmerman, vice president, attended the high school graduations, and through the Salina Arts and Humanities partnership with the Salina Public Schools Summer Food Program, sang during the summer meal program at Sunset and Schilling Elementary Schools.

  • Scott Gardner, board member, attended the high school graduations.

  • Jim Fletcher, president, attended the high school graduations and the June 14 negotiations sessions with NEA-Salina.

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Thursday, June 23, SAEC Graduation, Lakewood Middle, 7:00 p.m.

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, reported on the several professional development trainings that have taken place during the summer break. She will attend the Kansas State Department of Education Budget Session on June 15 where information about HB 2567 and the new requirements it introduces will be discussed.