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The special Board meeting was called to order on the above date at 5:21 P.M. by Board President Cale Rieger in the administration office with all members present except Danielle McAtee.  No Administration was present for this meeting.  Casey Robinson was also present.


At 5:30 P.M., Chris Hingst made a motion to go into executive session for 3 hours for the purpose of a non-elected personnel issue, with justification of protecting the privacy rights of the individual.  The motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist, and carried.  At 6:00 P.M., the meeting took a break, shortly thereafter the executive session resumed.


At 7:42 P.M., Mr. Robinson came out of the meeting and left.  The executive session continued.


At 8:30 P.M., executive session ended and the regular meeting resumed.


Troy Hilt made a motion to offer Mr. Penka from Dighton, KS a contract for Superintendent of USD 297 for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years; the motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried by a unanimous vote.  Upon a phone call to Mr. Penka, he accepted the position.


The next special Board meeting will be held on January 25, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. for the purpose of approving Mr. Penka’s signed contract.


At 8:45 P.M., Dustin Andrist made a motion to adjourn; the motion was seconded by Troy Hilt and carried.

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