BOE Briefs May 12 2020

BOE Briefs May 12, 2020
Posted on 05/13/2020
May 12 2020
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

May 12, 2020

 

Recognitions/Presentations

Superintendent Excellence Awards

(Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superintendent Excellence Awards will be mailed to students’ homes.)

 

South High School Forensics:  Maya Daily, Tiana Marion, Emma Smith, Randall Thornton, Savannah Bonilla, Santiago Vasquez, Maddy Turner, Jacob Sweet, Tristin Kinderknecht, Seth Carter, Emilee Jordan, Ariana Nunez, Zazzy Reitz and Madisyn Willson Snook. Megan Hagaman, coach.

South High School Journalism:  Autumn Dunshie, Lizzy Franco, Peyton Froome, Alivia Heard, Barry Sayasing, Joslyn Jones, Nathan McConnell, Abby Miller, Kati Rivera and Hannah Schmidt. Kim Warren, adviser.

Central High School Journalism:  Molly Michaelis, Madeline Paradis, Makenzie Maring, Concha Campa, Kadyn Cobb, Charlie Truelove, Hana North, Miles Denning, Karsyn Arnold, Jason Duong, Alex Morales, Izzy Rubino, Ella Eaton, Erin Flax, Rashada Smith, Jesus Jasso and Sydney Raman. JD Garber, adviser.

Central High School Silver Seal of Biliteracy Winners: Malcolm Berkley, Hannah Jones, Andrea Flores, Gael Garcia, Jesus Jasso and Melissa Ramirez. Jan Denning, building coordinator.

South High School Silver Seal of Biliteracy Winners: Pedro Camacho-Romero and Ernesto Martinez. Deb Kohn, building coordinator.

South High School YEC Challenge:  Marcus Krannawitter and Sean Morton. Orlando Carmona, sponsor.

South High School Economics:  Sydney DeArvil, Peyton Froome, Will Fulkerson and David Ollenberger. Collin Carlson is the coach.

 

Renaissance Teachers of the Month

(Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renaissance Teachers of the Month certificates will be mailed to their homes.)

 

Secondary teachers honored as Renaissance Teachers of the Month from January through May were: Thomas DeWitt, Mike Kilgore, Mark Sandbo, Cindy Roets, Billy Jo Bonar, Central High School; Amy Wagner, Amanda Tackett, Ernest Ballenger, Jane Bradbury, Lindsey Sellers, South High School; Chris Nay, Eryn Koons, Jesse Smith, Amber Alexander-Stroda, Carl Hines, Lakewood Middle School; and Lisa Parker, Brea Campbell, Jill Graff, Jackie Ingram, Sharon Wisdom, South Middle School.

 

Personnel Report

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Meagher, Angela, speech language pathologist, CKCIE

     

    Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Dander, Gautama, grade 1 teacher/Heusner Elementary, grade 2 teacher/Coronado Elementary
  • Dechant, Anna, school psychologist/.8 FTE Lakewood Middle School/.2 FTE CKCIE/Ellsworth, counselor/1 FTE Lakewood Middle School
  • Fetherston, Benjamin, grade 6 social studies teacher/South Middle, grade 6 math teacher/South Middle
  • Graff, Kristen, literacy coach/Central High School, ESL .5 Meadowlark Elementary/.5 Coronado Elementary
  • Gudenkauf, Jessica, grade 2 teacher/Coronado Elementary, grade 4 teacher/Coronado Elementary
  • Little, Brancey, grade 1/Oakdale Elementary, grade 2/Oakdale Elementary
  • Moran, Samantha, high incidence special education teacher/Stewart Elementary, assistive technology specialist/Hageman
  • Ross, Richelle, kindergarten teacher/Oakdale Elementary, integrated preschool teacher/Oakdale Elementary
  • Sunley, Helena, grade 4 teacher/Coronado Elementary, grade 1/Coronado Elementary

     

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

  • Vanmeter, Brigitte, paraeducator/Schilling Elementary, integrated preschool teacher/Oakdale Elementary

     

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

  • Casey, Jennifer, school psychologist, CKCIE/Abilene
  • Lewis, Joshua, agriculture teacher, Central High School
  • Schwan, Rebecca, grade 1 teacher, Oakdale Elementary
  • Wade, Teresa, high incidence special education teacher, CKCIE/Enterprise

     

    Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) at the end of 2019-2020

  • Burnett, Tyler, baseball assistant, South High School
  • Chamberlain, Nikki, STUCO sponsor, South High School
  • Hammond, Melanie, STUCO sponsor, South High School
  • Lesage, Blanca, track head, Lakewood Middle School
  • Lesage, Blanca, cross country head, Lakewood Middle School

     

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Bucher, Kristine, payroll specialist, District Office
  • Goheen, Lauri, paraeducator, CKCIE/Minneapolis
  • Loring, Shalynn, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • Moddelmog, Marissa, Head Start teacher, Heartland Early Education
  • Morris, Rosa, teacher assistant II, Heartland Early Education
  • Pierce, Dallas, paraeducator, CKCIE/Herington
  • Utterback, Lisa, teacher assistant II, Heartland Early Education
  • Walker, Marlene, paraeducator, CKCIE/Minneapolis
  • Weber, Judith, accompanist, Central High School

     

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2020-2021

  • Sanders, Siera, paraeducator, South High School

     

    Classified Transfer(s) for 2019-2020

  • Cranston, Danielle, payroll technician/District Office, payroll specialist/District Office

     

    Classified Transfer(s) for 2020-2021

  • Bujanda, Monica, paraeducator/Coronado Elementary, bilingual education/Coronado Elementary

     

    Encumbrance Listings

    The board of education approved the encumbrance to Eagle, $181,113.79, for hardware, maintenance and support to maintain the server and storage environment that contains our VMWare servers.  

     

    Federal Head Start/Early Head Start Supplemental Grant Application

    The board of education approved the Federal Head Start/Early Head Start Supplemental Grant Application One-Time Activities in response to COVID-19.

     

    Federal Head Start Supplemental Grant Application

    The board of education approved the Federal Head Start Supplemental Grant Application for summer 2020 program funding.

     

    Federal Head Start/Early Head Start Grant Application

    The board of education approved the Federal Head Start/Early Head Start Grant Application for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Quality Improvement (QI).

     

    Resolution to Non-Renew Contracts for Non-Probationary and Probationary Teachers for 2020-2021

    The board of education approved final action to non-renew contracts for non-probationary and probationary teachers.

     

    Textbook Adoptions

    The board of education approved the following textbook adoptions: (1) United States History and Geography; (2) Thinking About Psychology, The Science of Mind and Behavior 4th Ed., (3) Guide to Good Food, Nutrition and Food Preparation 14th  Ed., (4) The Culinary Professional 3rd Ed., (5) Nutrition & Wellness for Life 5th Ed., (6) Lifespan Development, 2nd Ed., (7) AP Edition Cutnell & Johnson Physics 11th Ed., (8) Simmer DHO Health Science, Updated 8th Ed., (9) Entrepreneurship 2nd Ed., (10) Principles of Business 9th Ed., (11) Television Production & Broadcast Journalism 3rd Ed., (12) The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric 3rd Ed., (13) 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 5th Ed., (14) EDGE Reading, Writing, Language curriculum, and (15) Champion of IDEAS program.

     

    Addition of High School Girls’ Wrestling

    The board of education approved the addition of high school girls’ wrestling.

     

    Athletic Handbook Approval

    The board of education approved the 2020-2021 athletic handbook.

     

    Capital Improvement Plan

    Kris Upson, executive director of operations, presented the preliminary capital improvement, equipment and vehicle replacements lists for first reading and review. This will be brought back to the June 9, 2020 meeting for approval.

     

    Technology 1-to-1

    Kris Upson, executive director of operations, reviewed that in light of recent global events, the USD 305 administration believes that moving toward more permanent 1-to-1 technology distribution throughout the district would provide necessary flexibility in how we deliver instruction to students and allow us to better adapt to what could continue to be a rapidly changing environment.

     

    Student Handbooks

    Shanna Rector, executive director of administration & student support services, presented proposed changes for the 2020-2021 elementary, middle school and high school student handbooks. This will be brought back to the June 9, 2020 meeting for approval.

     

    School Board Reports

  • Mark Bandré, board member, reported that the Salina Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting was canceled and that they have not met since February.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, attended the Heartland Policy Council virtual meeting.
  • Ann Zimmerman, board president, attended equity webinars and listened to Superintendent Exline’s radio interviews.

     

    Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Sunday, May 17, 2020 Radio Graduation on 99KG

 

Superintendent's Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, reported about results from the Continuous Learning survey. Responses indicated a deep appreciation for how hard teachers work and for all of the extra efforts by staff, including providing meals and flexible schedules. Appreciation for the decisive action and equal access as the district shifted to Continuous Learning. Other responses shared a need for additional structure, which is a foundation of the normal school experience. Some families have experienced struggles with the time requirement and are missing more social interactions with teachers and peers. Superintendent Exline thanked staff who are making a difference for families, as was revealed by the survey. She was able to hear some of the prerecorded graduation celebration introductions and was moved and impressed with the project. She thanked Shane McClintock and 99KG for the radio-style graduations that will take place Sunday, May 17. Superintendent Exline updated the board that the federal government has not approved the use of CARES funds (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation), which would provide flexibility with budget challenges resulting from COVID-19. At this time the district is being cautious with budget decisions in order to best position the district for the impending budget challenges.