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June 6 2023

June 6, 2023
Posted on 06/07/2023

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June 6, 2023



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.


Ryan Stuart, Athletic Director
South High School

Ryan is known and appreciated for his uplifting and positive approach. He organized active brain breaks for staff, fostering belonging and camaraderie. He creates relationships that cultivate respect and appreciation. He takes time to chat with students, who almost always have a smile on their face while they are speaking with him. Thank you for making a difference, Ryan!

Trish Bandré, Instructional Specialist
District Office

Trish exudes genuine excitement and is known for her love of learning and helping others learn. Her enthusiasm connects with teachers and benefits students. She builds relationships, delivers professional development, helps on-board new teachers and much more beyond her traditional duties. Thank you, Trish, for making a difference!


Personnel Report and Consent Agenda


Action Agenda

Board Policy Review

The board approved the following policy revisions:

  • A - District Authority
  • ABE - District Goals and Objectives
  • AC - School District Reorganization Plan
  • AD - District Attendance Areas
  • AE - School Year
  • AEA - School Calendar
  • AG - Facility Assessment/ Attendance Center Closings
  • JBD - Absences and Excuses
  • JBH - Release of a Student During the School Day
  • JCDA - Behavior Code
  • JCDAB - Portable Breath Screening Device
  • JCDC - Gangs
  • JCEC - Demonstrations and Strikes
  • JDA - Corporal Punishment
  • JDB - Detention
  • JDE - Assignments During Suspension
  • JF - Reporting Academic Achievement
  • JFC - Graduation Exercises
  • JG - Student Welfare and Safety
  • JGF - Student Safety (removed)
  • JGFGA - Do Not Resuscitate Requests
  • JGFGBB - Accommodating Students with Diabetes
  • JGGA - Use of Electronic Surveillance
  • JGH - School Food Service Programs
  • JGHA - School Breakfast Program Policy (removed)
  • JHA - Fundraising Activities
  • JK - Solicitations
  • JM - Contests for Students
  • JN - Awards
  • JQ - Exceptional Students
  • JQH - Drop-Outs
  • JR - Student Records
  • JRA - Types of Records
  • JRC - Disposition of Records
  • JRD - Hearing Request
  • JT - Least Restrictive Environment

2023-2024 School Site Councils

The board approved the school site councils’ memberships and meeting schedules.


Discussion Items

Salina Virtual Innovation Academy Student Handbook

Shanna Rector, deputy superintendent, approved changes to the 2023-2024 Salina Virtual Innovation Academy Student Handbook.


Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Thursday, June 22, SAEC Graduation, Lakewood, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28, Board Retreat, 100 S. Santa Fe Ste 200, TBA


    School Board Reports

  • Bonnie Schamberger, board member, attended music programs at Lakewood and South middle schools and both Central and South high school graduations.
  • Gabe Grant, board member, attended the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) Board of Control meeting and the Salina Education Foundation (SEF) meeting.
  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended the CKCIE Board of Control meeting, both Central and South high school graduations and delivered a You Make a Difference award to South High School.
  • Jim Fletcher, vice president, attended SEF meetings and a Negotiations meeting.
  • Mark Bandré, board member, attended both Central and South high school graduations and the Smoky Hill Service Center golf tournament.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, attended the Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting and both Central and South high school graduations.

Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, met with Salina Family Healthcare about partnering to better support families and their needs. She reported that summer school had a successful start and credited strong leadership and teachers who care about students. Superintendent Exline reported that the summer food program is running and that the end-of-the-year retreat with district administrators included a 90-minute presentation about Visible Learning. Administrators also reviewed parent and family belonging data during their meeting and noted an increase in the number of families that feel they are a valuable part of the school community. Superintendent Exline informed the board that she will be at a Conscious Discipline conference next week.