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January 12 2021

January 12, 2021
Posted on 01/14/2021
Thank You BOE



January 12, 2021



Salina Arts & Humanities

Anna Pauscher, Salina Arts & Humanities, gave an update about the Arts Infusion Program.


Renaissance Teachers

(Due to COVID, Renaissance Teachers of the Month for November and December were announced and recognized virtually). Certificates will be mailed to them and they will be recognized on Facebook.

Teachers included Shelby Dinkel and Julie Opat, Central High School; Anna Dechant and Robert Black, Lakewood Middle School; Calla Raasch and Tina Donnelly, South High School; and TJ Turner and Sarah Floyd, South Middle School.


Personnel Report

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Alstatt, Sheila, high incidence special education teacher, Central High School


Transfer from Classified to Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Howard, Erica, psychometrician I/Hageman, school psychologist/0.8 FTE Lakewood Middle School/0.2 FTE Ellsworth


Retirement of Administrative Contract(s) at the end of 2020-2021

  • Schropp, Lonny, elementary school principal, Sunset Elementary School
  • Welty, Bonnie, middle school principal, Lakewood Middle School


Retirement of Certified Contract(s) at the end of 2020-2021

  • Bossemeyer, Carol, at-risk teacher, Schilling Elementary School
  • Brown, Jill, adaptive special education teacher, South Middle School
  • Dresie, Denise, early childhood SPED teacher, Hageman
  • Kohn, Debra, student to career coordinator, South High School
  • Ochs, Lisa, physical therapist, Hageman
  • Roets, Cynthia, student to career coordinator, Central High School
  • Rohrer, Benjamin, band teacher, Central High School


Resignation of Certified Contract(s) at the end of 2020-2021

  • Brochtrup, Christopher, high incidence teacher, South High School
  • Harbaugh, James, high incidence special education teacher, CKCIE/Herington


Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Brochtrup, Christopher, swim assistant boys, South High School/Central High School
  • Brochtrup, Christopher, track assistant, South High School


Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) at the end of 2020-2021

  • Roets, Cynthia, concessions high school, Central High School


Classified Appointment(s)

  • Baxter, Belinda, food service worker II, Stewart Elementary School
  • Borges, Laura, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Bradford, Lauren, speech language pathologist intern, CKCIE
  • Carver, Patricia, paraeducator, CKCIE/Solomon
  • Cole, Kayla, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Coleman, Marlie, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • Davis, Kameron, teacher assistant III, Heartland Programs
  • Duncan, Kathleen, records clerk, Hageman
  • Goodman, Elizabeth, paraeducator, Oakdale Elementary School
  • McKay, Teresa, paraeducator, CKCIE/Ottawa
  • Oleson, Brooke, paraeducator, South Middle School
  • Peterman, Leesa, accompanist, Central High School
  • Piele, Alexis, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Rassette, Alison, speech language pathologist intern, Stewart Elementary School
  • Reid, Kayla, speech language pathologist intern, Schilling Elementary
  • Reynolds, Ashley, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Roberts, Aaliyah, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Ruiz, Savannah, Title I instructional assistant, Cottonwood Elementary School
  • Summers, Mindy, .6975 paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene


Classified Retirement(s)

  • Bennett, Denise, bookkeeper II, South High School


Classified Transfer(s)

  • Brown, Johnnie, night custodian/South High School, day custodian/South High School
  • Duran, Aries, bilingual education/Central High School, ISS supervisor/Central High School
  • Fair, Alaysha, lunchroom aide/Schilling Elementary School, lunchroom aide/Heusner Elementary School
  • Maag, Andrea, night custodian/South Middle School, night custodian/Schilling Elementary School
  • Thomas, Lindsey, paraeducator/CKCIE/Ottawa, paraeducator/CKCIE/Minneapolis
  • Windell, Maria, night custodian/South Middle School, night custodian/Schilling Elementary School


Classified Resignation(s)

  • Cammam, Meagan, teacher assistant II, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Clayton, Amanda, paraeducator, South Middle School
  • Daniel Anita, paraeducator, Central High School
  • Dotson, Megan, ISS supervisor, Central High School
  • Dunn, Melissa, paraeducator, Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Francis, Emily, paraeducator, Stewart Elementary School
  • Garcia-Cerna, Maribel, paraeducator, Central High School
  • Hardisty, Kristine, paraeducator, Cottonwood Elementary School
  • Hardy, Janet, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • Lantz, Mark, day custodian, South High School
  • McMillan, Cerisa, paraeducator, Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Mitchell-Rodriguez, Jesse, instructional assistant, Heusner Elementary School
  • Nelson, Christopher, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary School
  • New, Brylee, grade 8 assistant girls basketball, South Middle School
  • New, Brylee, assistant track, South Middle School
  • Reeves, McKenzie, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary School
  • Reinsch, Morgan, paraeducator, South Middle School
  • Sherode, Olivia, paraeducator, Sunset Elementary School
  • Skytte, John, night custodian, Schilling Elementary School
  • Taylor, Kathleen, paraeducator, Schilling Elementary School
  • Weber, Judith, accompianist, Central High School


Encumbrance Listing

The board of education approved the encumbrance to Century Business Systems (CBS), $171,681.05, multi-year copier service agreements.


Resolution to Establish Election of School Board Officers

The board of education approved the resolution to establish election of school board officers to be held at the first meeting in July 2021.


Resolution to Establish Board’s Regular Meeting Dates

The board of education approved the resolution to establish board’s regular meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year at the first meeting in July 2021.


Board Governance and Operating Procedures Handbook Revisions

The board of education approved the Board Governance and Operating Procedures handbook.


Attendance Hour Waiver

The board of education approved the Kansas State Department of Education’s attendance hour waiver and its submission.


2020-2021 Calendar Adjustment

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 calendar adjustments.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Employer Paid Leave

The board of education approved the extension of FFCRA leave hours through June 30, 2021.


Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Update

Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs, and Heidi Paquin, director of staff development and accreditation, gave a review of USD 305’s progress in the KESA accreditation cycle.


Virtual Program

Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs, provided an update on virtual program needs and the next steps for making decisions for the 2021-2022 school year.


Athletic Advertising Proposal

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, Greg Maring and Ken Stonebraker presented a proposal from the USD 305 athletic board to expand advertising opportunities at Salina Stadium, the natatorium (South High), the softball fields and the high school gyms.


School Board Reports

  • Mark Bandré, board member, attended the Smoky Hill Education Service Center Executive Cabinet Meeting on Zoom and delivered a Board appreciation lunch to Heusner Elementary.
  • Ann Zimmerman, board member, delivered a Board appreciation lunch to Schilling Elementary, listened to Superintendent Exline on KINA, is scheduled to work with students for Kansas Day through the Arts Infusion Program via Zoom, participated in the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Lunch and Learn with health professionals on Zoom, and the KASB legislative update.
  • Dana Kossow, board member, delivered a Board appreciation lunch to Meadowlark Ridge Elementary.
  • Scott Gardner, board member, attended a Head Start Policy Council meeting on Zoom.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended a District Health Council meeting on Zoom and delivered an appreciation lunch to Stewart Elementary School.


Upcoming Dates of Importance



Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, met with Senator Jerry Moran and other local public entities leaders at the former Schilling Air Force Base for informal conversation about the project. On January 7, Superintendent Exline visited Larrah Bills’ Heusner Elementary classroom when, through a surprise Zoom meeting with Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson, Larrah learned that she was selected to be a Kansas Horizon Award Teacher. Superintendent Exline reported that school nurses and health aides received COVID-19 vaccinations last Friday and that 364 USD 305 staff members took advantage of the free COVID-19 tests offered before winter break. Of those 364 tests, only five tested positive. She thanked Salina Regional Health Center and ComCare for their support to make the free tests available to USD 305 staff. Superintendent Exline announced that January is Board Recognition month and thanked USD 305 Board members for their leadership and expressed her appreciation for all they do for students and families of Salina.