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Board Minutes, August 13, 2018

Call to Order                The regular monthly meeting of the USD #256 Board of Education was called to order in the district office by President, Steve Becker, on Monday evening, August 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present         Members present were Mark Spillman, Kris Smith, Steve Becker, Bill Bigelow, Bob Rhodes, and Jason Kegler.  Also present were Kim Ensminger and Sherry Henry.

Consent Agenda          Kris Smith moved to approve items a through c of the August consent agenda as presented with the addition of VI. e. Assessment Testing.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Audiences                    There were no audiences.

Reports                        The principal gave her report with Mark Spillman giving the ANW Coop Report.

                                    Kaylan Lawson arrived at the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

KASB Board Policies   Kris Smith moved to approve the June KASB Board Policies as presented.  Jason Kelger seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Milk Bid                      Steve Becker opened the milk bid from Hiland Dairy.  Kris Smith moved to accept the bid for milk for 2018-19 from Hiland Dairy.  Jason Kegler seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Budget Hearing            Bill Bigelow moved to approve the 2018-19 Budget as published.  Jason Kegler seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Waiver of Speech        Bill Bigelow moved to grant a waiver of the speech requirement for the senior foreign exchange student for graduation in 2019.  Mark Spillman seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Assessment Testing      The district will be searching for new assessment testing in 2018-19.

Personnel                     Mark Spiillman moved to hire Terra Kegler as library para for 2018-19.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 5 – 1, Jason Kegler abstaining.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to go into executive session to discuss hiring personnel pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 7:51 p.m.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman left the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                    Kris Smith moved to hire John Barker and Amber New as bus drivers for 2018-19.  Bob Rhodes seconded the motion, and it carried 5 – 0.

                                    Bill Bigelow moved to hire Kat Sander as full-time cook for 2018-19.  Bob Rhodes seconded the motion, and it carried 5 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman returned to the meeting at7:54 p.m.

                                    Kaylan Lawson introduced the therapy dog, Alvin, and left the meeting at 7:56 p.m.

                                    Steve Becker moved to go into executive session to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 8:07 p.m.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Negotiations                 Mark Spillman moved to go into executive session to discuss an individual employee’s performance and the latest proposal for increasing the base pay rate from the teachers pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 8:25 p.m.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to go into executive session to discuss an individual employee’s performance and the latest proposal for increasing the base pay rate from the teachers pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 8:30 p.m.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to change Kaylan Lawson’s title to Counselor.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Adjournment               Kris Smith moved the meeting be adjourned.  Bill Bigelow seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

Steve Becker, President                                               Attest: