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Board Minutes, January 11, 2021



Call to Order                The regular monthly meeting of the USD #256 Board of Education was called to order by President, Steve Becker, in the district office on Monday evening, January 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. 

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

Consent Agenda           Jim Armstrong moved to approve the January consent agenda items a through c as presented with the additions to the agenda of VI. h. CARES Money and VI. i. Wind Farm Money.  Jason Kegler seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

Audiences                    There were no audiences.

Reports                        The superintendent and principal gave their reports.   The ANW Special Education Report was not given because no meeting has occurred for this month yet.

Remote Learning          Remote learning was discussed.

Retirement Incentive     A retirement incentive was discussed.

School Calendar           Two alternatives for the 21-22 school calendar were presented.

Negotiations Training   Discussion of when board negotiations training will be held was held.

USDA Grant                The USDA grant was discussed.

Roof Project                 The next roof project for the summer was discussed.

KASB Policies             The KASB policies were presented for review.

CARES Money            CARES money was discussed.

Wind Farm Money       The superintendent reported on how the Wind Farm money is being distributed.

Officer Elections          Jason Kelger moved all officers and board committees remain the same as 2020 for 2021.  Jim Armstrong seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

Inservice Dates             Mark Spillman moved to approve January 25 and April 12 as additional inservice dates for 2020-21.  Jim Armstrong seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.

Personnel                     No action was taken.

Adjournment                Kris Smith moved the meeting be adjourned.  Jason Kegler seconded the motion, and it carried 7 – 0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

                                    Steve Becker, President                                    Attest:  Sherry Henry, Clerk