BOE Briefs June 8 2021

BOE Briefs June 8, 2021
Posted on 06/09/2021

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

June 8, 2021

 

 

Recognitions/Presentations

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.

 

Austin Carter, Building Operator

Heartland Early Education

Making daily, positive connections with students and staff and sharing his “day-maker” smile at every opportunity are but a couple of the reasons Austin is known as Mr. Awesome at Heartland. His care extends beyond building maintenance responsibilities, influencing the people within the building. Thank you, Austin for making a difference!

 

Anne Gagnon, Library Assistant

Lakewood Middle School

Just retired, Anne always practiced kindness and keeping people her priority. Quick to lend a hand, she connected students and teachers with books, helped with book fairs, made student IDs and facilitated testing in the library. Thank you for making a difference, Anne!

 

Alfredo DeLeon, Paraeducator

South High School

Alfredo is an expert at relating content to students in a way that they understand it. If he sees a student struggling he takes initiative and helps them work through it with patience and kindness that is second to none. Thank you, Alfredo, for going the extra mile and making a difference!

 

Ana Ingram, Paraeducator

Opportunity Now

Ana is recognized for her ability to skillfully advocate for students and provide for them a safe and receptive space in challenging moments. Her skilled, creative intervention planning and personal investment help ensure students’ hygiene, social-emotional and academic needs are supported. Thank you for making a difference, Ana!

 

Kim Bruner, Special Education Teacher

Central High School

Kim’s dedication and empathy helped her students reach critical milestones in spite of the challenges presented by the past two years. A hard worker, her hours often extend into the late afternoon and she can be found working with students on Saturdays. Thank you, Kim, for making a difference!

 

Personnel Report

Resignation of Administrative Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Mettlen, Clay, assistant principal, Central High

     

    Transfer of Certified Contract to Administrative Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Rivers, Steve, EBD teacher/Central High, assistant principal/Central High School
  • Thornton, Lori, school psychologist, special education coordinator/CKCIE

 

Transfer of Administrative Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Hayes, Jeffrey, assistant director of special education/CKCIE, executive director of special education/CKCIE

 

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Bulnes, Bianca, grade 1 teacher, Heusner Elementary
  • Bryson, Makaylee, grade 3 teacher, Heusner Elementary
  • Casey, Jennifer, school psychologist, CKCIE
  • Cross, Jennifer, reading interventionist, Schilling Elementary
  • Crowther, Alyssa, virtual teacher, Virtual school
  • Feil, Janeen, counselor, Lakewood Middle School
  • Fulkerson, Kimberly, physical therapist, CKCIE
  • Hernandez, Hernan, grade 3 teacher, Schilling Elementary
  • Kosik, Nicole, mathematics teacher, Central High School
  • Matter, Katia, English language arts teacher, South Middle School
  • Michel, Jennifer, English language arts teacher, South Middle School
  • Munk, Cameron, kindergarten teacher, Schilling Elementary
  • Patrick, Kevin, science teacher, Central High School
  • Patterson, Brittanie, grade 2 teacher, Sunset Elementary
  • Peterson, Ryan, grade 5 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Phelps, Meagan, grade 3 teacher, Stewart Elementary
  • Raasch, Calla, art teacher, Stewart Elementary
  • VanZant, Katie, grade 5 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary

 

Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Billinger, Jessica, grade 4 teacher/Heusner Elementary, interventionist/Heusner Elementary
  • Bircher, Joy, at risk teacher/Coronado Elementary, high incidence special education teacher/CKCIE/Southeast of Saline Jr/Sr High
  • Cheney, Doris, high incidence special education teacher/Sunset Elementary, high incidence special education teacher/CKCIE/Twin Valley
  • Curry, Luke, grade 7 social studies teacher/South Middle, grade 8 U.S. history teacher/South Middle School
  • Frost, Amy, career explorations/South Middle School, science teacher/South Middle School
  • Goldsby, Sara, grade 1 teacher/Sunset Elementary, high incidence special education teacher/Sunset Elementary
  • Olson, Apryl, grade 3 teacher/Schilling Elementary, grade 4 teacher/Schilling Elementary
  • Panuco, Jose, grade 3 teacher/Heusner Elementary, grade 4 teacher/Sunset Elementary
  • Praytor, Sara, grade 3 teacher/Coronado Elementary, grade 4 teacher/Coronado Elementary
  • Shamburg, Christina, grade 2 teacher/Coronado Elementary, at risk reading teacher/Coronado Elementary
  • Shephard, Cathy, audiology 1.0 FTE/CKCIE, audiology .8 FTE/CKCIE
  • Stewart, Caleb, English language arts teacher/South Middle School, English language arts teacher/South High School
  • Szyndlar, Saralyn, EPT teacher/Schilling Elementary, ECSE teacher/Schilling Elementary
  • Turner, Timothy, grade 7 social studies/South Middle School, career explorations/South Middle School

 

Transfer from Classified to Certified Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Botz, Angela, paraeducator/Central High School, high incidence special education teacher/Central High School
  • Crawford, Austin, paraeducator/South Middle School, EPT teacher/Schilling Elementary
  • Matteson, Margaret, paraeducator/Stewart Elementary, grade 4 teacher/Stewart Elementary

 

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

  • Marcozzi, Vickie, .6 art/.4 title teacher, Oakdale Elementary

 

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

  • Bauman, Christa, high incidence special education teacher, Schilling Elementary
  • Chamoff, Heather, grade 4 teacher, Sunset Elementary
  • Dinkel, Shelby, journalism teacher, Central High School
  • Feistner, Sabrina, grade 2 teacher, Sunset Elementary
  • Field, Christopher, grade 5 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Holthus, Sally, high incidence special education teacher, Central High School
  • Meis, Shannon, library media specialist, Heusner Elementary
  • Nelson, Stephanie, grade 4 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Schardein, Tracie, counselor, Central High School
  • Shobe, Lori, English language arts teacher, South Middle School
  • Stein, Megan, speech language pathologist, CKCIE/St. Mary’s Elementary/Sacred Heart Jr/Sr High School
  • Swanson, Bryan, grade 5 teacher, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Urban, Taylor, English language arts teacher, South Middle School
  • Voth, Anna, mathematics teacher, Central High School

 

Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Goll, Michael, tennis head boys, Central High School
  • Goll, Michael, tennis head girls, Central High School
  • Hines, Carl, football head middle school grade 7, Lakewood Middle School
  • Hines, Carl, basketball head boys middle school grade 8, Lakewood Middle School
  • Rivers, Hannah, cheerleader sponsor assistant middle school, South Middle School

 

Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Botz, Angela, .5 FTE Stuco sponsor, Central High School
  • Hair, Michael, swim assistant boys and girls high school, Central High School/South High School
  • Kosik, Nicole, assistant volleyball coach, Central High School

 

Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2021-2022

  • Boyer, Damon, basketball head boys middle school grade 7/Lakewood Middle School, basketball head boys grade 8/Lakewood Middle School
  • Eades, Elizabeth, 1.0 FTE Stuco sponsor/Central High School, .5 FTE Stuco sponsor/Central High School
  • MacKinney, John, basketball assistant boys middle school grade 7/Lakewood Middle School, basketball assistant boys middle school grade 8/Lakewood Middle School

 

Classified Appointment(s)

  • Davis, Eric, assistant football coach grade 8, South Middle School
  • Pittenger, Darren, tennis head boys middle school, South Middle School
  • Pittenger, Darren, tennis head girls middle school, South Middle School

 

Classified Transfer(s)

  • Callaway, Sharon, Headstart teacher assistant II/Heartland Programs, Headstart teacher assistant III/Heartland Programs
  • Miller, Michelle, family consultant/Heartland Programs, family consultant/para supervisor/Heartland Programs
  • Nothern, KaySue, paraeducator/Cottonwood Elementary, instructional assistant III/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Tuttle, Heidi, Headstart teacher assistant II/Heartland Programs, Headstart teacher assistant III/Heartland Programs

 

Classified Resignation(s)

  • Barkus, Emily, human resources assistant, BOE District Office/Human Resources
  • Bennet, Tierra, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary
  • Bonilla, Rodrigo, paraeducator, CKCIE/Sacred Heart High School
  • Burcher, Robert, paraeducator, South High School
  • Carver, Patricia, paraeducator, CKCIE/Solomon Pre-K
  • Cooper, Katherine, psychometrician II, CKCIE
  • Davis, April, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary
  • Denham, Cassie, paraeducator, CKCIE/Wilson Elementary School
  • Frazier, Rachel, family consultant, Heartland Programs
  • Harris, Carla, paraeducator, CKCIE/Minneapolis Elementary School
  • Henson, Jennifer, paraeducator, CKCIE/Herington Pre-K
  • Holeman, Haley, paraeducator, South High School
  • Hultgren, Bayleigh, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary
  • Johnson, Andrew, paraeducator, CKCIE/Solomon High School
  • Karber, Rebecca, paraeducator/Bennington Elementary School
  • Letourneau, Bridget, paraeducator, CKCIE
  • Levasseur, Kandi, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary School
  • Martinez, Perla, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • McKee, Rachel, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene Eisenhower School
  • McMullen, Julie, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary
  • Myers, Allie, volleyball head middle school grade 8, Lakewood Middle School
  • Miller, Erica, paraeducator, Meadowlark Elementary
  • Musgrove, Timothy, night custodian, South Middle School
  • Panzer, Shelli, speech language technician, CKCIE/Abilene Kennedy Primary School
  • Reyna, Jesus, night custodian, South Middle School
  • Richards, Ashton, paraeducator, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Riffel, Heather, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene Kennedy Primary School
  • Schlatter, Karla, paraeducator, CKCIE/Ell-Saline Elementary School
  • Thies, Nate, assistant girls basketball high school, Central High School
  • Waldron, Alyssa, basketball head girls grade 7, Lakewood Middle School
  • Walter, Brianna, SLP intern, Schilling Elementary
  • Warren, Shelby, paraeducator, Heusner Elementary
  • Watson, Melissa, paraeducator, CKCIE

 

Classified Retirement(s)

  • Reid, Virginia, technician IMC, Operations Center
  • Whitehair, Cathy, paraeducator, CKCIE/Abilene High School

 

Approve Encumbrance Listings

The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) Intrado, $24,050, renewal of School Messenger; (2) Dell, $112,212.02, purchase of 58 Dell Precision 5820 tower desktops; (3) Dell, $86,716.95, 95 Dell Latitude 3420 laptops; (4) CDW-G, $114,509.38, renewal of all Microsoft licensing for 2021-2022; (5) ConvergeOne, $647,113.20, Cisco security software and application licenses; (6) ConvergeOne, $172,509.57, Cisco Firepower 4115 Threat Defense Chss, Subs HA Bundle; (7) Pahls Enterprises, Inc., DBA: Walt’s Refg. Htg. & AC, $50,000, food service equipment repairs and maintenance for SY 2021-2022; (8) Sysco Food Services. $132,000, dairy, meat, produce, canned/dry goods, paper supplies and equipment for Heartland Early Education for school year 2021-2022; (9) Hiland Dairy Foods, $25,000, milk and dairy products for Heartland Early Education for school year 2021-2022; (10) Great Minds, $45,214.47, Eureka Math – Grades K-5 workbooks; (11) Edgenuity, $51,823, virtual classroom and web administrator site licenses for Central High, South High and Diploma Completion; and (12) Assurance Partners, $983,603, insurance package for USD 305.

 

Flooring Bid

The board of education approved the bid of Ritter Tile Shop, Inc., in the amount of $221,462 to replace selected flooring at Coronado, Cottonwood, Oakdale, Sunset, Lakewood Middle, South Middle and South High School.

 

Heartland Vehicle Bid

The board of education approved the bid for one full size sport utility vehicle from Long McArthur, Inc. in the amount of $53,995.

 

CKCIE Contract with Presence Learning

The board of education approved the contract with Presence Learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

2021-2022 Food Program Prices

The board of education approved the 2021-2022 food program prices.

 

Heartland Child Care Partnership Contracts

The board of education approved the 2021-2022 Heartland Child Care Partnership contracts.

 

Mental Health Grant Request

The board of education approved the Mental Health Intervention Team Program grant request for projects that coordinate school-based services with a community mental health center.

 

2021-2022 School Site Councils

The board of education approved the 2021-2022 school site councils’ membership and meeting dates.

 

Salina Area Technical College Lease Agreement

The board of education approved the lease agreement with the Salina Area Technical College for the facility housing the Salina Adult Education Center, 2620 Centennial Road.

 

2021-2022 Support Staff Handbook

The board of education approved the support staff handbook changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

2021-2022 Virtual School Handbook

Shanna Rector, executive director of educational programs, presented the 2021-2022 virtual school handbook. This will be brought back to the July 13, 2021 meeting for approval.

 

School Board Reports

  • Mark Bandré, board member, delivered a You Make a Difference award to Heartland Early Education, attended a Meet and Confer meeting, the Smoky Hill Education Service Center’s golf tournament, the Salina Education Foundation (SEF) trustee and executive committee meetings, and both high school graduations.
  • Ann Zimmerman, board member, delivered a You Make A Difference award to Lakewood Middle School, attended both high school graduations and district negotiations meetings.
  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended the Meet and Confer meeting, the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) Board of Control, the two SEF meetings, both high school graduations and delivered a You Make A Difference award at Central High School.
  • Jim Fletcher, vice president, attended the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, delivered a You Make a Difference award, attended district negotiations meetings and both high school graduations.
  • Scott Gardner, board member, attended both high school graduations and a Heartland Policy Council meeting.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended both high school graduations, the SEF meet and greet for scholarships and delivered a You Make a Difference award at South High.
  • Gabe Grant, president, attended a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, a CKCIE Board of Control meeting and both high school graduations.

 

Upcoming Dates of Importance

None

 

Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, expressed appreciation and pride for the efforts of staff, students and families as they navigated through this challenging school year. Superintendent Exline thanked the Board for their participation in the high school graduations and their countless hours spent on Board of Education work. She attended the Project SEARCH Celebration of Success and commended Tyler Smith, South High School physical education teacher, for participating in KAKE’s Edu-KAKE-tion lessons. For anyone who may have missed it, she recommended viewing his clip. Superintendent Exline hosted a Belonging training for staff that will support building strong relationships with students and families. She reported summer school is ready to begin on June 15.