BOE Briefs July 14 2020

BOE Briefs July 14, 2020
Posted on 07/16/2020
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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

July 14, 2020

 

 

Reorganization of the Board for the 2020-2021 School Year

Election of Board President

Gabe Grant was elected to serve as president until new officer elections are held at the first regular meeting in July, 2021.

Election of Board Vice-President

Jim Fletcher was elected to serve as vice-president until new officer elections are held at the first regular meeting in July, 2021.

Clerks and Treasurer Appointments

The board of education approved the following appointments:

  • Clerk of the Board of Education: Deborah Howard
  • Deputy Clerk of the Board of Education: Shanna Rector
  • Treasurer of the Board of Education: Lisa Peters

 

Annual Resolutions

The board of education approved the following annual resolutions:

  • To establish regular meetings.
  • To waive the annual requirements for generally accepted accounting principles and fixed asset accounting.
  • To rescind policy statements found in minutes.
  • To adopt 1116 school hours.
  • To establish home rule.

 

20-21 Official Depositories

The board of education approved official depositories for district funds: American State Bank & Trust, Bank of Tescott, Bank VI, Bennington State Bank, Capitol Federal, Central National Bank, Exchange Bank, First Bank Kansas, Solomon State Bank, Sunflower Bank and UMB Bank.

 

20-21 Official Newspaper

“The Salina Journal” was designated as the district’s newspaper of record.

 

20-21 Annual Appointments

The board approved the following appointments:

  1. Deputy Superintendent – Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs.
  2. School Attendance Officers – Building Principals.
  3. District Coordinator for ADA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Title VI (EEOC), Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), Title IX (Gender Equity) – Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources/legal services.
  4. District Coordinator for Section 504 – Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources/legal services.
  5. Hearing Officer – Robert German, attorney at law.
  6. Custodian of District Records - Deborah Howard, board clerk.
  7. Custodian of Building Records – Building Principals.
  8. Custodian of Student Records – Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources/legal services.
  9. Food Service Authorized Representative – Laine Norris, director of food and nutrition services.
  10. Food Service Hearing Officer – Lisa Peters, executive director of business.
  11. Food Service Determining Officials – Building Principals/Laine Norris.
  12. Head Start Authorized Representative – Linn Exline, superintendent.
  13. KPERS Designated Agents – Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources/legal services and Steve Dorzweiler, manager of human resources.
  14. KERMP Authorized Representative – Lisa Peters, executive director of business.
  15. Custodian of Activity Funds/Gate Receipts – Secondary Principals.
  16. Title I Director – Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs.
  17. Freedom of Information Officer – Jennifer Camien, director of public information.
  18. Homeless Coordinator – Tiffany Lowe, director of student support services.
  19. Asbestos Program Manager – Kris Upson, executive director of operations.
  20. Transportation Supervisor – Kris Upson, executive director of operations.

 

Personnel Report

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Alvarado, Leonel, foreign language teacher, Central High School
  • Bruckner, Marvis, high incidence SPED teacher, CKCIE/Tescott
  • Carlgren, Makenzi, kindergarten teacher, Oakdale Elementary School
  • Chavez, Lindsey, grade 4 teacher, Sunset Elementary School
  • Clatterbuck, Chance, high incidence SPED teacher, South High School
  • Creek, Kristen, grade 3 teacher, Sunset Elementary School
  • Dow, Cole, ag/welding teacher, Central High School
  • Fontes, Anne, grade 4 teacher, Schilling Elementary School
  • Grim, Leah, counselor, Lakewood Middle School
  • Harris, Parker, grade 3 teacher, Stewart Elementary School
  • Higley, Jaclyn, social studies teacher, South Middle School
  • Hilt, Barbara, speech/theatre teacher, Central High School
  • Hoover, Emily, speech language pathologist, Oakdale Elementary School
  • Mettlen, Stephanie, family and consumer science teacher, .5 FTE Lakewood Middle School/.5 FTE South Middle School
  • Mahoney, Melissa, science teacher, Central High School
  • Prins, Anne, speech language pathologist, Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Raasch, Calla, foreign language teacher, South High School
  • Smucker, Noah, art teacher, Lakewood Middle School
  • Specht, Kimberly, behavioral specialist, Hageman
  • Wehman, Amanda, high incidence SPED teacher, Lakewood Middle School
  • Weller, Hillary, kindergarten teacher, Schilling Elementary School

Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Flippo, Lori, high incidence teacher/CKCIE/Abilene Middle School, high incidence teacher/CKCIE/Abilene Kennedy Primary

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

  • Garber, Jeremiah, journalism teacher, Central High School
  • Hedberg, Jennifer, family and consumer science teacher, Central High School

Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Bauer, Kylie, assistant volleyball, Central High School

Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Hunter, Cameron, assistant soccer boys/Central High School, head soccer boys/Central High School

Supplemental Appointment(s) for 2020-2021

  • Alvarado, Leonel, assistant boys soccer, Central High School

Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Garber, Jeremiah, track assistant, Central High School
  • Hedberg, Jennifer, cheerleading sponsor assistant, Central High School

Classified Appointment(s) for 2020-2021

  • Holm, Katie, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Rosales, Stacia, teacher assistant II, Heartland Programs
  • Elliott, Kendall, Head Start teacher, Heartland Programs

Classified Transfer(s) for 2020-2021

  • Andrewson, Angela, paraeducator apprentice/Hageman, preschool paraeducator/Hageman
  • Nelson, Mary, paraeducator/South High School, teacher assistant II/Heartland Programs

Classified Retirement(s) for 2020-2021

  • Pitts, Linda, food service bookkeeper I, Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Porter, Emily, child development specialist, Heartland Programs

Classified Resignation(s) for 2020-2021

  • Becker, Carrie, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary School
  • Berger, Donna, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Donley, Heidi, paraeducator apprentice, CKCIE/Ellsworth
  • Holiday, Becky, instructional assistant, South High School
  • Nevarez-Cervantes, Kimberly, preschool paraeducator, Hageman
  • Shaver, Margaret, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary School

 

Unencumbered Cash Balances

The board of education approved the June 30, 2020 unencumbered cash balances.

 

Encumbrance Listings

The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) Fisher Tracks, Inc., $64,931, structural spray and re-striping at South High School track; (2) Dell, $68,927.40, 60 laptops for Heartland, CKCIE and stock purposes; (3) CDW-G, $49,629, GoGuardian online software application that provides filtering for Chromebooks; (4) ConvergeOne, $136,441.44, software, hardware and maintenance; and (5) Kajeet, Inc., $90,136.74, hot spot internet services.

 

Gift from Salina Baseball Enterprises

The board of education approved the gift from Salina Baseball Enterprises in the amount of $600,000 to assist USD 305 in the renovation of the softball fields located at South High School.

 

20-21 Mileage Allowance

The board of education set 57.5 cents per mile as the 2020-2021 mileage allowance.

 

20-21 Petty Cash Fund

The board of education authorized petty cash funds for Central High School, South High School, Heartland Early Education and the District Office at $1,500 per fund. Lisa Peters, executive director of business, was appointed employee to administer petty cash funds.

 

20-21 Copy Fees

The board of education approved a fee of 10 cents per copy of records for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

HVAC Repair with Trane

The board of education authorized an open purchase order to Trane in the amount of $30,000 to be used to debit ongoing FY21 repair charges.

 

HVAC Technical Support with Building Controls Services (BCS)

The board of education authorized an open purchase order to Building Controls and Services in the amount of $60,000 to be used to debit ongoing FY21 repair charges.

 

Excess School Equipment and Supplies

The board of education approved the liquidation of excess school equipment and supplies.

 

20-21 Facility Use Fees

The board of education approved school facilities use fees for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

2020-2021 Salary and Work Conditions for Certified Staff

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 salary and work conditions for certified staff, pending NEA-Salina ratification.

 

2020-2021 Salaries and Benefits for Classified and Professional/Technical Staff

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 salary and benefits for classified and professional/technical staff.

 

2020-2021 Salaries and Benefits for Administrators

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 salaries and benefits for administrators.

 

2020-2021 Handbook for Retired Certified Teachers (Retired Educators)

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 handbook for retired certified teachers (retired educators).

 

2020-2021 Support Staff Changes

The board of education approved the 2020-2021 support staff handbook.

 

Reopening of Schools

Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs, gave an update on the reopening of schools.

 

The board of education approved modifications to the high school schedule during the 2020-2021 school year that students continue to enroll in eight courses during the semester but attend only four classes each quarter.

 

The board of education approved adjustments to high school eligibility as a result of the modified schedule.

 

The board of education approved modifications to the 2020-2021 school calendar as a result of the modified schedule.

 

School Board Reports

  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the Meet and Confer meeting with classified staff.
  • Ann Zimmerman, board member, attended the Salina Chamber of Commerce board meeting, a Zoom national equity meeting, negotiations and Superintendent Exline’s Zoom meetings with staff.
  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended Superintendent Exline’s Zoom meetings with staff.
  • Jim Fletcher, vice president, attended negotiations and an emergency meeting for the Heartland Policy Council.

 

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • None

 

Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of school, informed the board that USD 305 hosted the Kansas State Department of Education Budget Workshop and that Lisa Peters, executive director of business, is preparing the budget for presentation at the July 28 meeting. Superintendent Exline reported that the district office hosted a new superintendent workshop for 50 new Kansas superintendents. She met with a group of parents to collect input on reopening plans as a result of COVID-19. She reported that she will discuss plans on KINA Saturday morning, July 18, at 9:30 a.m. and on a Facebook Live event that is planned for Wednesday, July 15 at 12:15 p.m. The Facebook Live video will remain on the USD305 Facebook timeline for 24 hours after the event after which it will be deleted so that it is not outdated. Superintendent Exline is conducting a book study about White Fragility, in which staff are learning from each other and how to fight systemic racism. She thanked board members Ann Zimmerman and Jim Fletcher and executive directors Lisa Peters (business) and Eryn Wright (human resources/legal services), for their work on negotiations which resulted in a good outcome.

 

Executive Session

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

 

Worksession

The board of education worked on strategic planning.