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Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting – June 13, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Cale Rieger in the administration office on the above date at 7:01 a.m. with everyone present except Mila Bandel and Chris Bracelin.  Mark Penka was also present.

Troy Hilt made a motion to approve the agenda as is; 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 May 8, 2019.  b) A list of bills being paid on direct deposit slips numbering 0517001 – 0517076 and on checks numbering 11375-11389 on BANKWEST, and checks numbering 13675-13749 on First National Bank for a total of $547,149.39.  c) The Cash Summary Report (including three transfers: $8,826.44 from Supplemental General Fund to the Career & Tech Education Fund, $10,939.80 from the General Fund to the At-Risk Fund, and $46,972.00 from General Fund to the Special Ed Fund) and the High School Activity Fund Report and Grade School Activity Fund Report – all as of May 31, 2019.  d) The Board approved the following gift-offers:  $70.00 from the Elks Club of Goodland for Quiz Bowl supplies for Ms. Price’s room; $3,000 from the St. Francis Recreation Commission for the summer weightlifting program; and $2,700 from the St. Francis New Generation Fund to be transferred to the St. Francis Recreation Commission for the Summer Reading Pre-K Program.

There were no audiences present.

The Hiring Committee reported that eight candidates out of ten that applied, were interviewed for the elementary secretary and paraprofessional positions.  The Hiring Committee recommends Jacque Butler be hired as the elementary school secretary and Dawn Harper be hired as a high school paraprofessional.

Under old business Superintendent Schiltz reported on several projects currently in progress: 1) GS Boys’ restroom, 2)  HS classroom/PD room remodel; 3) Intercom system; and 4) HS walk-in cooler.  He also reported that a new floor cleaning machine is being purchased and repairs are being done on the one-man lift.

The new activity bus has arrived.  Superintendent Schiltz has made arrangements with Dustin Andrist to destroy the 1997 activity bus as required for the clean diesel grant we received.  Kathleen Waters from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be here at the end of June or first part of July to ensure the bus has been destroyed as required. 

Superintendent Schiltz suggested that we offer the 1997 bus and the 1995 bus to the public with sealed bids.  Troy Hilt made a motion to obtain sealed bids, the motion was seconded by Danielle McAtee and carried.

There will be a New Superintendent’s Expectation meeting with Gary Sechrist on July 24, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.  This is the final step for the New Superintendent Search by KASB.  Troy Hilt made a motion to schedule the special meeting; motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried.

The Board and Administration received a letter of resignation from Teri Richard, resigning from her position as elementary school secretary.  Teri has held this position for 23 years.  Motion to approve this resignation was made by Dustin Andrist, seconded by Danielle McAtee, and carried.

Next under New Business, the board approved  contract offers to Nick Fawcett for the summer weight lifting program; a contract to Jacque Butler for the elementary school secretary; Dawn Harper for a high school paraprofessional position; Clay DeWaal for high school assistant wrestling coach; Dylan Loyd for junior high wrestling coach; and Kyle Buffington for high school head wrestling coach.  A motion was made by Troy Hilt to approve these contract offers; motion was seconded by Chris Hingst and carried.

Next, the board approved contract amendments for Scott Carmichael to add junior high football, and Kelli Engelsman to work part-time, 3.5 hours per day.  Chris Hingst made a motion to approve said amendments; motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried.

The Board was advised that an appointment to the Northwest Kansas Technical College (NKTC) Board in Goodland needs to be made so the NKTC can plan their July organizational meeting; the appointee must be a current or former member of the USD 297 Board of Education.  Following a brief discussion, Troy Hilt moved, seconded by Chris Hingst, and it carried to appoint Denise Andrist.

Next, Troy Hilt made a motion to approve 54 contracts that had been returned for signature; motion was seconded by Danielle McAtee and carried.

Board members were given a list of current student fees and adult meal prices and were asked to consider approving meal-price increases as proposed by Superintendent Schiltz.  Following discussion, a motion was made by Danielle McAtee, seconded by Troy Hilt, and carried to approve the following fees:

St. Francis Jr/Sr High
Current Fee Schedule
  Current Proposed Est. Revenue
Book Rental / Curriculum $35.00 $35.00 $-
Activity Ticket $13.50 $13.50 $-
Drivers Ed Permit $2.00 $2.00 $-
Chemistry / Basic Biology $7.00 $7.00 $-
Yearbook $45.00 $45.00 $-
Name Stamping $6.00 $6.00 $-
Towel Fee $7.00 $7.00 $-
TOTAL $113.50 $113.50 $-
Breakfast $2.35 $2.45 $422.60
Lunch $2.90 $3.00 $925.30
Elementary School
Current Fee Schedule
  Current Proposed Est. Revenue
Kdg. Book Rental $25.00 $25.00 $-
Book Rental $35.00 $35.00 $-
Activity Ticket $10.00 $10.00 $-
TOTAL $45.00 $45.00 $-
Breakfast $2.05 $2.15 $315.90
Lunch $2.50 $2.60 $889.30
Adult Meals
Breakfast $2.95 $3.05 $26.90
Lunch $4.25 $4.35 $195.40


Superintendent Schiltz presented the 2018-2019 Year 2 KESA report to the Board.  After discussion Chris Hingst made a motion to approve the report, seconded by Troy Hilt and carried.

Next, Superintendent Schiltz presented the professional development plan to the Board for approval.  Troy Hilt made a motion to approve the professional development plan, seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried.  Superintendent Schiltz will now present this plan to KSDE, which is required every five years.

Superintendent Schiltz reported to the Board on the 2019-2020 Safe and Secure Grant application. 

A special meeting of the Board near the end of June will be necessary to approve the final business transactions of this fiscal year.  Troy Hilt made a motion to schedule a special meeting at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019, in the St. Francis administration office.  The motion was seconded by Danielle McAtee and carried.

At 8:41 a.m., Chris Hingst moved that the meeting adjourn; the motion was seconded by Dustin Andrist and carried.

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