BOE Briefs December 9 2019

BOE Briefs December 9, 2019
Posted on 12/11/2019

December BOE Briefs


BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

December 9, 2019

 

Recognitions/Presentations

Outgoing Board Members

Ann Zimmerman, board president, and Linn Exline, superintendent, recognized Nedra Elbl, outgoing board member, for

8 1/2 years of service on the Salina USD 305 Board of Education, Carol Brandert, outgoing board member, for 16 1/2 years of service on the Salina USD 305 Board of Education, and Gary Denning, outgoing board member, for 14 years of service on the Salina USD 305 Board of Education.

 

You Make A Difference

The You Make a Difference Award is presented to staff members whose exemplary actions support students, colleagues and the mission of Salina Public Schools. Recipients of these awards receive a lapel pin and a handwritten note personally delivered by a board of education member.

 

Lisa Ochs, Physical Therapist

Cottonwood Elementary

When Lisa heard that one of her student’s wheelchair had broken and as a result the student would not be able to attend school, Lisa spent her own time finding a wheelchair that would work for this student. She made contacts, exchanged wheelchairs and accommodated everyone’s needs so the student could get right back to school. Thank you, Lisa, for making a difference!

 

Superintendent’s Excellence Awards

Certificates were presented to students who participated at the state level in fall activities:

 

Cross Country/Salina High School Central:  Kadyn Cobb finished 32nd at state, Cora White finished 43rd at state and Brianna Torres finished 46th place at state. Brad Dix is the team’s coach.

 

Cross Country/Salina High School South:  Izaac Leonard finished 68th at state. Travis Peterson is the team’s coach.

 

Girls Tennis/Salina High School South:  The South Lady Cougar Tennis Team had 5 state qualifiers this season. The 2nd place finish is the best team finish in Salina South High School history. Robyn Logan had a season record of 33-8, placed 5th in state singles, regional and AVCTL singles runner-up and finished her career as a three-time state singles player and four-year letter winner with 96 career wins; Jillian Coleman had an overall record of 17-3 and finished her career as a three-time state doubles player and four-year letter winner with 82 career wins and Tess Daily had an overall record of 30-8. They were 5th place state doubles, regional doubles runner-up and AVCTL doubles champions; Iliana Armbrust had an overall record of 32-8 and Alexxa Nunemaker had an overall record of 33-8. They were 9th place state doubles, 3rd place regional doubles and AVCTL doubles runner-ups. Ryan Stuart is the team’s coach.

 

Girls Tennis/Salina High School Central:  The Central Lady Mustang Tennis Team had 6 state qualifiers this season. The team finished as League Champions, Regional Champions and finished just 8 points out of state championship. Emery Newton finished 3rd at regionals, 3rd at league and finished the season 29-7; Callie Sanborn finished 4th at state, regional and league champion and finished the season 28-7; Camryn Phelps and Reagan Geihsler placed 8th at state, 4th at regionals, 3rd at league and finished the season 27-14; and Sydney Sorell and Molly Michaelis were both state qualifiers. They placed 6th at regionals, 5th at league and finished the season 27-12. Mike Goll is the team’s coach.

 

Golf/Salina High School South:  The South High Girls golf team had six state qualifiers this season. Zoe Norton, Nina Frees, Lindsay Brown, Marissa Nutz, Karlee Roudybush and Mollina Tran qualified at state. Jason Hooper is the team’s coach.

 

Fort Hays State Math Relays/Salina High School South:  The South High math team finished 5th overall.  Team members include William Fulkerson, Alondra Mendiola, Jacob Schartz, Roman Dalme, Avery McComber, Zachary Davidson, Iliana Armbrust, Lainey Brown, Thomas Moyer, Emma Shulda, Nathan Streeter, Zozen Reitz, Reese Altman, Morgan Fischer, David Ollenberger, Peyton Froome and Lauren Zimmerman. Candace Mahoney and Jason Hooper are the team’s sponsors.

 

Fort Hays State Math Relays/Salina High School Central:  Team members include Sam Cusick, Nils Lehnert, Charlie Truelove, Cooper Cobb, Charles Goldbach, Candace Gomendoza, Ben Kraft, Spencer Angell, Reed McHenry, Hana North, Kadyn Cobb, Houston Griffitts, Aleigha Haller, Caleb Kline and Molly Michaelis. Deanna Cullins is the team’s sponsor.

 

Eco-Meet/Salina High School Central:  The Eco-Meet team placed 7th at state. Team members include Avery Darby, Valerie Alonso, Erin Flax and Thalia Herrman. Susan Gaskill is the team’s sponsor.

 

Robotics/Salina High School South:  Team members include Hector Cardona-Rodriguez, Jesus Duenas-Galvan, Angel Felix, William Fulkerson, Nicholas Lake, Madeline Lilak, Alex Linenberger, Alondra Mendiola, Cara Moritz, Thomas Moyer, Evan Patchett, Zoel Reitz, Jacob Schartz, Nathan Streeter, Payton Tarver, Trenten Wellbrock, Denalyn Vasquez and Justin Zwigart. Adam Lesser and Lyric Cairns are the coaches.

 

KESA Presentation

Dustin Dooley, South Middle School principal, and Bevin Welsch, South Middle School teacher, presented an accreditation update for South Middle School.

 

Personnel Report

Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Crosson, Kirsten, school social worker/Cottonwood, school social worker/behavioral health school liaison/Cottonwood
  • Hensley, Carl, counselor/Lakewood Middle School, counselor/behavioral health school liaison/Lakewood Middle School
  • Jensen, Deb, school social worker/Schilling Elementary, school social worker/behavioral health school liaison/Schilling
  • Johnson, Jade, school social worker/Meadowlark/Oakdale, school social worker/behavioral health school liaison/Meadowlark/Oakdale
  • Lagroon, Rhonda, school social worker/Coronado/Stewart, school social worker/behavioral health liaison/Coronado/Stewart
  • Lauer, Amy, certified student support/South Middle School, certified school support/behavioral health school liaison/South Middle School
  • Mikesell Green, Christina, certified student support/South High School, certified school support/behavioral health school liaison/South High School
  • Moyer, Erica, school social worker/Heusner/Sunset, school social worker/behavioral health school liaison/Heusner/Sunset
  • Patrick Rebecca, Itinerant teacher/BOE, English language arts teacher/Central High School

     

    Retirement of Certified Contract(s) at the end of 2019-2020

  • Salisbury, Melinda, grade 7 social studies, South Middle School

     

    Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020

  • Case, Claire, paraeducator, Coronado/CKCIE
  • Dahl, Dustyne, paraeducator, CKCIE/Southeast of Saline Elementary
  • Grunden, Jeanne, ESL teacher, Salina Adult Education Center
  • Koch, Barret, psychometrician II, Hageman/CKCIE
  • Ledet, Craig, instructional assistant II, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Merz-Edwards, Jean, paraeducator, Heusner/CKCIE
  • Nobert, Becky, paraeducator, Schilling/CKCIE
  • Soldan, Cindy, assistant school, South High School
  • Spaeny, Brittany, paraeducator, South High School/CKCIE
  • Sprouse, Trey, paraeducator, Stewart/CKCIE
  • Stewart, Jennifer, nurse aide, Central High School/Lakewood Middle School

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Blacketer, Erin, paraeducator, Stewart/CKCIE
  • Burgdolf, Jennifer, instructional assistant II, Cottonwood/CKCIE
  • Cherry, Danielle, bus driver, Heartland Early Education
  • DeLaCruz, Yullana, paraeducator, Coronado/CKCIE
  • Holland, Bobbie, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene High School
  • Kasper, Linda, lunchroom aide, Central High School
  • Lopez, Daniel, overnight custodian, Central High School
  • Mahood, Laurie, pre-K educator, Heartland Early Education
  • Wood, Mary, instructional assistant II, Oakdale Elementary
  • Woods, Jennie, paraeducator, CKCIE/White City Elementary

     

    Classified Retirement(s) for 2019-2020

  • Barber, Sharon, family consultant, Heartland Early Education
  • Jones, Joe, bus driver, Heartland Early Education
  • Kling, Vickie, paraeducator, Meadowlark/CKCIE
  • Merry, Jerry, night custodian, Heartland Early Education
  • VanAuken, Kenny, building operator, Heartland Early Education

     

    Classified Transfer(s) for 2019-2020

  • Bazurto, Alyssa, paraeducator/Meadowlark/CKCIE, teacher assistant II/Heartland Early Education
  • Breen, Karen, assistant attendance secretary/South High School, administrative assistant I/South High School
  • Nelson, Katherine, paraeducator/Lakewood Middle School/CKCIE, paraeducator/Meadowlark/CKCIE

     

    Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Curry, Luke, wrestling assistant, South High School

     

    Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Shaffer, Sheila, HS robotics, Central High School
  • Weese, Mary, volleyball assistant, South High School

 

Encumbrance Listings

The board of education approved the following encumbrances:  (1) Johnson Controls, $175,705.54, electronic entry control at all exterior doors and outside cameras at Stewart, Heusner, Cottonwood and Coronado Elementary schools; and (2) Design Central, LLC, $35,159.26, new workstations in the business office, public information and human resources at the district office.

 

Kansas Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant Application

The board of education approved the Kansas Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant Application.

 

Kansas Early Head Start Home Visitation Grant Application

The board of education approved the Kansas Early Head Start Home Visitation Grant Application.

 

Course Proposal

The board approved the course offering for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) as presented at the November 12, 2019 meeting.

 

Board Team for Negotiations

The board of education appointed Ann Zimmerman, board president, and Jim Fletcher, board member, to the board team for negotiations with NEA-Salina. Members include executive director of human resources/legal services and executive director of business.

 

Board Team for Meet & Confer

The board of education appointed Gabe Grant, board vice president, and Emma Doherty, board member, to the board team for the meet and confer process with representatives of the classified staff. Members include executive director of human resources/legal services, executive director of business, and manager of human resources.

 

ACT Aspire Interims

Tiffany Snyder, director of assessment, gave an overview of the reading and math assessment results from the ACT Aspire Assessment given to grades 3-9 that monitors student growth and progress toward college and career readiness with results.

 

School Board Reports

  • Gary Denning, board member, shared that the Salina Education Foundation’s 305 LIVE will take place on February 22 at Central High School. He delivered a You Make a Difference award to Lisa Ochs and attended a Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, was a judge for Coronado staff’s chili and soup cook-off, attended the Heartland Policy Council meeting and the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) conference.
  • Nedra Elbl, board member, judged the Coronado chili and soup cook-off.
  • Gabe Grant, vice president, attended the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) Board of Control meeting and the KASB conference.
  • Carol Brandert, board member, attended the CKCIE Board of Control meeting.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the Smoky Hill Education Service Center (SHESC) legislative luncheon and Executive Cabinet meeting.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, led songwriting workshops at Stewart and Cottonwood elementary schools as well as at Opportunity Now. She attended the vaping information night at South High School, the Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, the Master Teacher Recognition by NEA-Salina, a Thanksgiving lunch at Schilling Elementary School, a Lakewood Middle School girls’ basketball game and the KASB conference.

 

Superintendent's Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, reported that Site Council presentations are now completed. She attended the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge held at Salina Area Technical College and the Salina Chamber of Commerce legislative meeting. At this meeting, with other community leaders, Superintendent Exline advocated for locally-identified needs including education issues.

 

Executive Session

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