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2019-10-9

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting – January 10, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Board President Cale Rieger in the administration office on the above date at 7:00 p.m. with everyone present.

Superintendent Schiltz requested one change to the agenda; add to New Business c) Personnel - resignations.  Mila Bandel made a motion to approve the agenda with the one change; the motion was seconded by Chris Hingst and carried.

The Board reviewed and discussed the items on the consent calendar.  A motion was then made by Chris Hingst, seconded by Dustin Andrist, and carried to approve the consent calendar, including the following items:  a) The minutes of the regular Board meeting on December 13, 2018 .  b) A list of bills being paid on direct deposit slips numbering 1219001 – 1219076 and on checks numbering 11301-11315 on BANKWEST, and checks numbering 13377-13428 on First National Bank for a total of $411,070.24.  c) The Cash Summary Report (including three transfers: $9,755.26 from Supplemental General Fund to the CTE Fund, $3,537.12 from the General Fund to the At-Risk Fund, and $56,229.00 from General Fund to Special Ed Fund)¸ the Grade School Activity Fund Report, and the High School Activity Fund Report – all as of December 31, 2018.  d)  The Board approved the new IRS privately-owned automobile mileage rate of $.58/mile effective January 1, 2019.

There were no audiences.

The Board considered appointment of members to three committees – the Meet-and-Confer Committee, Scholarship Committee, and Hiring Committee.  Following brief discussion, Cale Rieger and Chris Hingst were selected to serve on the Meet-and-Confer Committee; Superintendent Schiltz, Principal David Morrow, Mila Bandel, and Dustin Andrist were selected to serve on the Scholarship Committee; and Superintendent Schiltz, Principal Morrow, Troy Hilt, and Danielle McAtee were selected to serve on the Hiring Committee.  Chris Bracelin moved to approve these committee appointments; the motion was seconded by Chris Hingst and carried.

Under Old Business, Superintendent Schiltz reported the suspended ceiling and lights project in the high school has been completed.   Nick Raile has indicated that he could do the suspended ceiling and light project in the upper hallway of the grade school during Spring Break at a bid price of $10,056.00.   After discussion, Chris Bracelin moved that the project be approved; the motion was seconded by Troy Hilt and carried.

Superintendent Schiltz then reported that there had been zero bids made on the remodeling of two boys’ restrooms at the elementary school.  Bid letters will be sent out at a later date with a completion date of June 30, 2020.  The matter was tabled for now.

Superintendent Schiltz reported that Governor Laura Kelley will present her State of the State address on Wednesday, January 16th.  Superintendent Schiltz feels that Governor Kelley is very positive about school funding.

Superintendent Search special meeting dates and times were established so they can be published as required by law.  Listed below are the official dates and times for upcoming board meetings:

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. (review of candidates)

January 21, 22, 23, 24, 2019, all at 5:30 P.M. (interviews)

These meetings will all start and end in open session, but the discussions will be held in executive sessions.  Mila Bandel made a motion to approve the special meeting dates and times, seconded by Danielle McAtee, and carried.

Superintendent Schiltz reported that we have received two resignations: 1) ShayLinn Zweygardt resigning from her position as junior high volleyball coach; 2) Travis Jones resigning from his high school paraprofessional position.  Chris Bracelin made a motion to accept these resignations, seconded by Dustin Andrist, and carried.

Superintendent Schiltz briefly reported that the Kansas Reading Roadmap program, has currently 37 students enrolled.  The start date is Monday, January 14, 2019. 

At 7:40 P.M., Mila Bandel requested a ten minute executive session for the purpose of a non- elected personnel issue, with the justification of protecting the privacy rights of the individual.  Dustin Andrist made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes, seconded by Troy Hilt, and carried.  At 7:50 P.M., the meeting resumed.  No action was taken.                                                                                       

No report on the school-improvement process.

Review of Board Policy:  Superintendent Schiltz has started his review of the new KASB Policy Manual.  He will be updating the board on the progress and will ask for advice on issues as needed.

The next regular scheduled Board meeting will be held on February 14, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.

At 8:00 p.m., Chris Hingst moved that the meeting adjourn; the motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried.

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