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June 9 2020

June 9, 2020
Posted on 06/10/2020
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June 9, 2020


Personnel Report

Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Allen, Lauren, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Balman, Hannah, preschool paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Cahill, Erika, lunchroom aide, Coronado Elementary
  • Cook, Joan, paraeducator, CKCIE/Eisenhower
  • Deatherage, Elizabeth, paraeducator, South Middle School
  • Demel, Madeline, paraeducator, CKCIE/Holyrood
  • Henry, Michelle, paraeducator, Hageman
  • Herwig, Brooklynne, paraeducator, Central High School
  • In, Zulema, behavior specialist assistant, Hageman
  • Kaake, Hailee, paraeducator, Central High School
  • McBride, Lacey, instructional assistant II, Sunset Elementary
  • Nelson, Glenn, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • Newell, Lisa, paraeducator, CKCIE/Sacred Heart
  • Quist, Desirae, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Sharples Stevenson, Melissa, teacher assistant III, Heartland Programs
  • Tapu-Paredes, Dinah, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary


    Classified Retirement(s) for 2020-2021

  • Graham, Debbie, paraeducator, Schilling Elementary
  • Peterson, Linda, paraeducator, South Middle School


    Classified Transfer(s) for 2020-2021

  • Acevedo, Amarilis, paraeducator/Lakewood Middle School, bilingual education/Lakewood Middle School


    Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Hair, Michael, .5 FTE, STUCO sponsor, Central High School       


    Resignation of Administrative Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Andrews, Geoff, assistant principal, South Middle School


    Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Clayton, Eric, football assistant, Central High School
  • Dewitt, Thomas, sophomore class sponsor, Central High School
  • Reed, Howard, golf assistant boys, Central High School


    Resignation of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Dewitt, Thomas, science teacher, Central High School
  • Exline, Curtis, lead teacher, Oakdale Elementary
  • Koch, Barret, psychometrician, CKCIE
  • Meneley, Dallas, high incidence teacher, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Nulik, Chad, student support coach, Schilling Elementary
  • Ritter, Corey, literacy coach, Meadowlark Elementary
  • Simon, Danny, grade 4 teacher, Sunset Elementary
  • Stein, Elane, mathematics teacher, South Middle School
  • Wade, Teresa, high incidence teacher, CKCIE/Enterprise Elementary


    Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Aschenbrenner, Peggy, integrated preschool teacher/Hageman, integrated preschool teacher/Stewart Elementary
  • Baird, Rebecca, .9 FTE school psychologist/Schilling Elementary/Ell-Saline School, 1 FTE school psychologist/Schilling Elementary/Ell-Saline Schools
  • Daily, Jody, kindergarten teacher/Coronado Elementary, student support coach/Schilling Elementary
  • Davis-Windler, Julie, adaptive teacher/Stewart Elementary, high incidence teacher/Sunset Elementary
  • Ebel, Jennifer, literacy coach/Heusner Elementary, lead teacher/Oakdale Elementary
  • Falcon, Dorie, adaptive teacher/Stewart Elementary, high incidence teacher/Schilling Elementary
  • Parks, Michelle, kindergarten teacher/Stewart Elementary, integrated preschool teacher/Hageman
  • Scheppelmann, Amanda, high incidence teacher/Stewart Elementary, high incidence teacher/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Tackett, Amanda, English language arts teacher/South High School, speech/debate teacher/Central High School


    Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Anguiano, Joshua, football assistant grade 7/Lakewood Middle School, football assistant/Central High School
  • Householter, Kim, volleyball assistant grade 8/South Middle School, volleyball assistant grade 7/South Middle School
  • Johnson, Michele, volleyball assistant grade 7/South Middle School, volleyball assistant grade 8/South Middle School


    Encumbrance Listings

    The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) Eagle, $59,556.75, storage area network and onsite support and assistance; (2) Intrado, $24,050, renewal of School Messenger maintenance; (3) Johnson Controls, $25,000, CCTV/Electronic Entry Systems service contract; (4) CDW-G, $129,757.55, renewal of all Microsoft licensing for 2020-2021; (5) Sysco Food Services, $132,000, dairy, meat, produce, canned/dry goods, paper supplies and equipment for Heartland Early Education for school year 2020-2021; (6) Hiland Dairy Foods, milk and dairy products for Heartland Early Education for school year 2020-2021; (7) Hiland Dairy, $290,286.37, price contract for dairy products based upon estimated annual usage; (8) Great Minds, $67,866.41, Eureka Math – Grades K-5 Workbooks; (9) Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas, $22,000, program for 2020-2021 (Central High, 1 program specialist, $11,000), (South High, 1 program specialist, $11,000); (10) Curriculum Associates, Inc., $25,532, I-Ready instructional software; and (11) Assurance Partners, $917,347, insurance package for USD 305.


    Water Heater Replacement Bid

    The board of education approved the bid of Superior Plumbing & Heating Co. in the amount of $28,202 for replacement of a water heater at Central High School.


    Heartland Child Care Partnership Contracts

    The board of education approved the 2020-2021 Heartland Child Care Partnership contracts.


    Mental Health Grant Request

    The board of education approved the Mental Health Intervention Team Program grant request for projects that coordinate school-based services with a community mental health center.


    2020-2021 School Site Councils

    The board of education approved the 2020-2021 school site councils’ memberships and meeting dates.


    Set Special Meeting

    The board of education approved setting a special meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Rolling Hills Zoo Conference Center for a board retreat.


    Handbook Approvals

    The board of education approved the 2020-2021 elementary, middle and high school handbooks.


    Summer School

    The board of education approved the 2020 Summer School program.


    Capital Improvement Plan

    The board of education approved the Capital Improvement Plan.


    Facility Use through Summer Recess 2020

    The board of education approved that facility requests shall be limited to USD 305 employee requests and for the exclusive use of USD 305 students until Saline County has reached the phase out order. Exceptions include the natatorium at South High School and the districts’ outside facilities.


    1-to-1 Technology

    The board of education approved the 1-to-1 technology request for grades K-12 using Chromebooks beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.


    2020-2021 Chromebook Handbook

    The board of education approved the Chromebook Handbook.


    Elementary Phonics – Units of Study

    Tiffany Snyder, director of elementary programs, gave a report recommending that USD 305 adopt a phonics program for grades K-2. The recommended text is Units of Study – Phonics.


    Baseball/Softball Partnership

    The board of education approved to continue to endorse the partnership with Salina Baseball Enterprises in lieu of the changes that have occurred as a result of COVID-19.


    School Board Reports

  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (C.K.C.I.E.) Board of Control meeting.
  • Gabe Grant, vice president, attended the C.K.C.I.E. Board of Control meeting.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the Smoky Hill Education Service Center Executive Cabinet meeting.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, attended Zoom Equity meetings and the Salina Peaceful Protest.


    Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • None


Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, reported that she presented about COVID-19 and its impact on education to Salina Rotary Club. She has been meeting with principals and teacher leaders to prepare for school in the fall and different contingencies. Superintendent Exline reported that Kindergarten Round-Up is virtual this year with information provided on elementary school websites. She shared,


In recent weeks we have all experienced, and seen across our country, hurt and outrage at tragic deaths resulting from racial injustice. The murder of George Floyd is a reminder that our work is not done. I want our students to know that Black Lives Matter. I want our black students to hear they matter. Now, especially, the role of education to affect positive change is critically important. Education offers hope.


Because of needs in our district, we have an Equity Council. We owe it to our students to educate ourselves. Our Council will continue to develop training for our staff and discuss ways to build understanding for our own biases and how they impact our interactions with our students. We will also continue to review policies and practices to ensure equitable access to learning and programs.


During our strategic plan listening sessions, I met with a diverse group of students. I needed to hear their experiences. I especially needed to hear from students who have had experiences very different from my own. We owe our students schools where they feel safe, heard, seen. Our journey to fight racism is far from over; we have work to do but we remain committed.


Executive Session

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