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Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting – December 14, 2017

The meeting was called to order by President Cale Rieger in the administration office on the above date at 7:00 p.m. with everyone present.  Also present were Robbie, David, and Cutler Mayer, Dustin Andrist, and Danielle McAtee.

Superintendent Schiltz requested two changes to the agenda: 1) under Consent Calendar, add e) two contract amendments returned for signature, and 2) move Audiences to after Approval of Agenda.  Derrick Tice made a motion to approve the agenda with the two changes; the motion was seconded by Chris Bracelin and carried.

Audiences:  David and Robbie Mayer along with their son Cutler were present to further discuss the possibility of a golf team being added to the St. Francis Schools.  Cutler presented to the Board a sheet with signatures of students who would possibly be interested in participating in a golf program.  David Mayer also reported that he had talked to Riverside, and they would waive any fees to use the golf course.  Later in the agenda, the golf team topic will be discussed.

The Board reviewed and discussed the items on the consent calendar.  A motion was then made by Shannon Grover, seconded by Mila Bandel, and carried to approve the consent calendar, including the following items:  a) The minutes of the regular Board meeting on November 9, 2017 .  b) A list of bills being paid on direct deposit slips numbering 1117001 – 1117072 and on checks numbering 11079-11092 on BANKWEST, and checks numbering 12585-12649 on First National Bank for a total of $342,864.64.  c) The Cash Summary Report (including two transfers: $7,857.40 from Supplemental General Fund to the CTE Fund, and $6,066.95 from the General Fund to the At-Risk Fund)¸ the Grade School Activity Fund Report, and the High School Activity Fund Report – all as of November 30, 2017.  d)  A gift offer of $870.80 from the Cheyenne County Knights of Columbus.  This money is from the Tootsie Roll drive and is to be used in the Special Education department.  e)  Two contract amendments have been submitted for signature.

There were no Committee Reports.

Under Old Business, Superintendent Schiltz gave updates on the projects to be going on in the school: 1) Superintendent Schiltz presented a draft RFP for the boys’ bathroom remodel at the grade school and also for the various suspended ceilings and LED lights district-wide.  The RFP’s were briefly reviewed; Superintendent Schiltz suggested waiting until after the January meeting before sending the requests to contractors, so additional needed information could be added to the documents.

Under New Business, Superintendent Schiltz reviewed energy usage graphs for the district over the last few years. 

David Morrow reviewed with the Board a Memorandum of Understanding with the organization Kansas Clay Targets, which outlines the operation of their program with our schools.  After discussion, Chris Bracelin made a motion to approve the Memorandum, seconded by Ed Marin, and carried.

Next under New Business, the Board and administration had a discussion on the pros and cons of implementing a golf program to our school.  Principal Morrow is going to put a preliminary plan together on how the program should proceed; it will be discussed at the January Board meeting.

Under Miscellaneous items, Superintendent Schiltz informed the Board that on January 31, 2018, there will be a KASB Introduction to Boardmanship workshop in Goodland for new Board members.  He strongly encouraged our new Board members to attend.

Under school-improvement process, Superintendent Schiltz discussed the progress being made in the KESA and MTSS process.

Review of Board Policy:  Superintendent Schiltz indicated that the new Board policy manual is available for review, but feels it would be beneficial to put this process off until the new members take office.

At 8:41 P.M., Troy Hilt requested a ten minute executive session for the purpose of a student issue, with the justification of protecting the privacy rights of individual.  Troy Hilt made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes, seconded by Chris Bracelin, and carried.  Dustin Andrist and Dani McAtee left the meeting.  At 8:51, the meeting resumed; Mr. Andrist and Ms. McAtee rejoined the meeting.  No action was taken.

The next scheduled Board meeting will be held on January 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:56 p.m., Mila Bandel moved that the meeting adjourn; the motion was seconded by Chris Bracelin and carried.

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