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Board Minutes, March 12, 2018



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, March 12, 2018, at 7:01 p.m. 

Members Present         Members present were Kris Smith, Jim Armstrong, Bill Bigelow, Mark Spillman, Jason Kegler, and Bob Rhodes.  Also present were Ken McWhirter, Kim Ensminger, Kaylan Lawson, and Sherry Henry.

Consent Agenda          Bob Rhodes moved to approve the March consent agenda items a through c as presented with the additions to the agenda of VI. a. Dance/Cheer Sponsor, b. JH Boys BB Head Coach, and c. Resignation.   Jim Armstrong seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Audiences                    There were no audiences.

Reports                        The administrative reports were given.  Mark Spillman gave the ANW Special Ed Coop Report.

RRTC Interlocal           Jason Kegler moved to accep the presented RRTC Interlocal Agreement.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Therapy Dog                Kaylan Lawson talked to the board about obtaining a therapy dog for the school.  Discussion was held.

                                    Kaylan Lawson left the meeting at 7:42 p.m.

Negotiations Training   April 9th was the date set for negotiation’s training to be held before the board meeting.

Personnel                     Kris Smith moved to accept Mike McEwan’s resignation as JH Boys Basketball Coach.  Jason Kegler seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Mark Spillman moved to go into executive session to discuss an employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the board room at 7:50 p.m.

                                    Bill Bigelow moved to hire Byron Marshall as JH Head Boys Basketball Coach for 2018-19.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

                                    Jason Kegler moved to hire Bailey Goodman as SH and JH Cheer Sponsor and Dance Coach with Halie Luken as Assistant for 2018-19 with salary to be determined at a later date.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.

Negotiations                 Last year’s negotiation letter was reviewed by the board.





Adjournment               Mark Spillman moved the meeting be adjourned.  Kris Smith seconded the motion, and it carried 6 – 0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.


                                    Bill Bigelow, Vice President               



Sherry Henry, Clerk