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Board Minutes, October 9, 2017

Call to Order                The regular monthly meeting of the USD #256 Board of Education was called to order by Vice President, Bill Bigelow, in the district office on Monday evening, October 9, 2017, at 7:02 p.m. 

Members Present         Members present were Kris Smith, Josh Herrmann, Mark Spillman, Bill Bigelow, and Bob Rhodes.  Also present were Ken McWhirter, Kim Ensminger, and Sherry Henry.

Consent Agenda          Mark Spillman moved to approve the October consent agenda items a through c as presented.  Joshua Herrmann seconded the motion, and it carried 5 – 0.

Audiences                    There were no audiences.

                                    Steve Becker arrived at the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

Reports                        The superintendent and principal gave their reports.   The ANW Special Education Report was given by Mark Spillman.

Press Box Fire              Ken McWhirter gave an update on the progress of handling the press box fire.

KASB Annual Conf.    Joshua Herrmann moved to appoint Mark Spillman as Voting Delegate at the KASB Annual Conference in December.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Wind Energy Program  Ken McWhirter reported to the board on possibly adding a Wind Energy Program to the LaHarpe Tech Center in the future.

Personnel                     Kris Smith moved to accept Kaylan Colgin’s resignation as Assistant Softball Coach.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Joshua Herrmann moved to hire Jason Kegler as JH Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for 2017.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to go into executive session to discuss the hiring of an individual pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 8:08 p.m.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to hire John Adams as JH Boys Assistant Basketball Coach for 2017.  Joshua Herrmann seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Adjournment               Joshua Herrmann moved the meeting be adjourned.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

                                    Steve Becker, President                                   Attest:

                                                                                                Sherry Henry, Clerk