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August 11 2020

August 11, 2020
Posted on 08/14/2020
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August 11, 2020




The board of education held a public hearing for the 2020-2021 budget.


Approve 2020-2021 Budget

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 budget.



The board of education recognized JaNae Basinger, Heusner Elementary fifth grade teacher, as the Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Megan Pommer, South Middle 6th grade English and reading teacher, as the Secondary Teacher of the Year.


Vickie Marcozzi, Oakdale Elementary School art teacher, was recognized by the board of education as the district’s winner of the 2020 Master Teacher Award.


Personnel Report

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Hansel, Jordan, high incidence special education, Oakdale Elementary


Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Creek, Kristen, grade 3/Sunset Elementary, grade 2/Sunset Elementary
  • Livingston, Abby, grade 2/Sunset Elementary, grade 3/Sunset Elementary


Certified Resignation(s) Subject to Liquidated Damages for 2020-2021

  • Lilley, Andria, kindergarten, Stewart Elementary


Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Owen, Cassi, cross country head, Lakewood Middle School
  • Rivers, Hannah, cheerleader sponsor assistant, South Middle School


Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Billinger, Michael, grade 7 girls basketball head/Lakewood Middle School, grade 8 girls basketball  head/Lakewood Middle School


Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Chesney, Cassandra, forensics assistant, Central High School
  • Moore, Carla, department chair language arts, South High School
  • Newell, Patrick, head boys golf, Central High School


Classified Appointment(s) for 2020-2021

  • Anderson, Linda, cheerleader sponsor assistant, Central High School
  • Clintsman, Tiffany, human resources assistant, District Office
  • Dees, Darrel, ISS supervisor, South Middle School
  • Desaire, Sherilyn, lunchroom aide, Coronado Elementary
  • Gordon, Kimberly, lunchroom aide, Stewart Elementary
  • Newcomb, Gloria, food service worker II, Central High School


Classified Transfer(s) for 2020-2021

  • Kleist, Ashley, paraeducator/Stewart Elementary, paraeducator/CKCIE/Solomon
  • Cooley, Sheri, GED instructor, Salina Adult Education Center


Classified Resignation(s) for 2020-2021

  • Brown, Kristine, food service worker II, Stewart Elementary
  • Cadwell, Shelby, paraeducator, South High School
  • Campbell, Glenna, lunchroom aide, Meadowlark Elementary
  • Carl, Linda, food service worker II, South High School
  • Eaton, Sarah, Heartland teacher assistant III, Heartland Programs
  • Hendricks, Aubree, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary
  • Hobbs, Lindsey, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary
  • Jenne, Charlotte, paraeducator, Kennedy Elementary/Abilene
  • Ledet, Craig, instructional assistant II, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Mason, Jamie, instructional assistant, Heusner Elementary
  • Mitchell, Angela, paraeducator, Sunset Elementary
  • Nevarez-Cervantes, Kimberly, paraeducator, Hageman/CKCIE
  • Schneweis, Macy, paraeducator, South High School
  • Van Meter, Jana, paraeducator, Minneapolis Elementary
  • White, Roena, paraeducator, Minneapolis Elementary
  • Zippittelli, Patrick, overnight custodian, Central High School


Encumbrance Listing

The board of education approved the encumbrance to ConvergeOne, $418,462.54 for Cisco SmartNet renewal contract.


Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Application

The board of education approved the Saline County Coronavirus Relief Fund application.


Board Representative Appointments

The board of education approved the following appointments:

  1. Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE)  Board of Control – Gabe Grant, Dana Kossow (alternate)
  2. Parks & Recreation Advisory Board -  Gabe Grant, Jim Fletcher (alternate)
  3. Smoky Hill Education Service Center – Mark Bandré, Emma Doherty (alternate)
  4. Head Start Policy Council – Scott Gardner
  5. Equity Council – Ann Zimmerman
  6. Salina Education Foundation – Mark Bandré, Dana Kossow (alternate)
  7. Chamber of Commerce Board – Gabe Grant
  8. Salina Adult Education Center – Jim Fletcher, Ann Zimmerman
  9. NEA-Salina Executive Board – Jim Fletcher
  10. District Health Council – Emma Doherty
  11. Truancy Board – Scott Gardner


Health and Dental Insurance Premium Holiday

The board of education approved the health and dental insurance premium holiday for the October, 2020 coverage.


Baseball/Softball Agreement

The board of education approved the agreement between USD 305, the City of Salina, Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina Baseball Enterprises relating to Dean Evans Stadium.


Multi-County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The board of education approved the Kansas Homeland Security Region F Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Salina Adult Education Center Mission Statement and Brand Promise

The board of education approved the mission statement and brand promise.


Salina Adult Education Center Fee Increase

The board of education approved the fee increase proposal to make all adult education programs one universal fee of $55.


Salina Adult Education Center Handbook

The board of education approved the changes for the 2020-2021 Salina Adult Education Center Attendance Policy Handbook.


Curriculum and Instruction Update

Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs, gave an update on the progress and actions taken since July 24 to prepare for instruction when school begins.


School Board Reports

  • Gabe Grant, president, attended the new teacher orientation.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the Smoky Hill Education Service Center Executive Cabinet meeting.


Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • None


Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of school, has been preparing for the return of teachers and students. She spoke at the new teacher orientation and has been interviewed on local radio stations to promote accurate information about school reopening. Superintendent Exline has continued to connect with teachers in Zoom meetings to answer their questions and provide updates to help them communicate effectively.


Executive Session

The board of education recessed into executive session for personnel.