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September 11, 2019 - Regular Session

Unified School District #377 Board of Education

USD 377 Administrative Building, 306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023

(913) 833-5050 / FAX (913) 833-5210 /

BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST SCHOOL!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019



1.01    Call the meeting to order -- Board President Nancy Keith

1.02    Approval of the agenda



Speakers are encouraged to register by calling the Clerk of the Board at (913) 833‐5050 by 2:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Speakers may also register at the BOE meeting site, prior to the beginning of the meeting.

Hearing of Audience Rules:

  • Presentations shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Subjects, other than policy issues, will generally be referred to the administration.
  • Comments shall be limited to issues and not refer to personalities.
  • Presentations must be in good taste befitting the occasion and the dignity of the board meeting.
  • When addressing the board, please be reminded that matters of a personal nature which, by their nature, identify an individual are prohibited by federal law in public discussion. Please assist us in protecting the privacy rights of students and staff.

Other Notes:

The Board President shall be responsible for recognizing any speaker, maintaining proper order, and adhering to the set time limit.  The President may interrupt or terminate an individual’s statement if it is disruptive, not germane to the business or activities of the Board, or in violation of Kansas Statutes regarding meetings or activities of the Board.

The Board President may deny any individual speaking privileges if previous conduct of the individual has indicated that the orderly conduct of a meeting may be threatened by that person’s appearance.  The President has the option to stop the proceedings and poll the Board to determine if a speaker may continue.

During an open session, the Board shall not hear personal attacks, or rude or defamatory remarks of any kind about any employee or student of the School District or any person connected with the School District. The Board will also not accept public comments containing vulgar or obscene language.  Any individual wishing to make a complaint about school personnel shall submit the complaint in writing to the Superintendent. If the complaint involves the Superintendent it shall be submitted in writing to the President of the Board.


Presentation:  Reinstatement of FBLA Chapter


4.01   Approval of Minutes August 13, 2019

4.02   Approval of Activity Reports, Bills & Claims and Treasurer's Report

4.03   Acceptance of Gifts & Grants 

4.04    Acceptance of Approved Field Trips  

4.05   Approval of Personnel Report

4.06   Acceptance of Non-Resident Students 

4.07   Acceptance of Approved Fundraisers

4.08   Acceptance of KS Dept of Ag Kitchen Inspections

4.09   Approve E-Rate Cat 2 fund purchases for network equipment from CDWG & CMS Comm.  

4.10   Acceptance of Correspondence

4.1001 Keystone Superintendents Council minutes 8/13/2019

4.1002 Keystone Board of Directors meeting minutes 8/21/2019 (unofficial)

4.1003 Keystone Superintendents Agenda for 9/10/2019

4.1004  Acceptance of PTO minutes 8.20.19

4.1005 ACCS Ed Foundation Board of Directors meeting minutes for 6/24/19 & 7/29/19

4.11   Accept contract for IT Service with Keystone Learning Services for 2019-2020

4.12   Accept bid from First Responders KS for AEDs

4.13   Accept the KSDE CACFP 2019-2020 Program Agreement



5.01     Mrs. Gracey, Board Clerk

5.02     Principals’ Reports

5.03     Superintendent’s Report - Dr. Gaddis

5.04      Keystone

5.05      Transportation

5.06      Maintenance

6.0        Old Business

6.01    North Parking Lot Repairs (D)

Provide each student a Stable, Efficient and Safe Learning Environment.

Purpose:  To provide direction in how to address the issues with the JSH North Parking lot. 

Background:  The weather last winter did a lot of damage to the North Parking lot at the JSH.  There are several options for the direction that we can go to make repairs.  These range in price, quality and duration of the fix.  

Recommendation:  A consensus needs to be achieved to provide direction to have the repairs completed.

6.02    Baseball / Softball Repairs (A)

Provide quality educational opportunities designed to produce well-rounded students with a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Background:  The Baseball & Softball Fields are in need of repair to fix drainage issues. We have looked at different options and need to determine which direction to proceed. 


7.0 New Business

7.01     FBLA Chapter

Provide quality educational opportunities designed to produce well-rounded students with a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Recommendation: To reinstate the local FBLA Chapter with Misty Poe serving as sponsor with a 2% supplemental stipend.

7.02     BARK for Schools (A)

Provide each student a Stable, Efficient and Safe Learning Environment.

Purpose:  Bark will provide additional monitoring of the activity on our network and organizational domain. 

Background:  At no cost, Bark for Schools provides a world-class online safety solution for K-12 schools in the U.S. It provides a comprehensive solution comprises G Suite student account monitoring, Chrome/Chromebook monitoring, and a web content filter that categorizes and blocks harmful and inappropriate domains. It also provides a Parent Portal to monitor access while away from school and additional coverage for personal devices.  

Supporting Documents: 

Recommendation: To utilize BARK to monitor all devices and network activity. 

8.0 Executive Session

8.01 Executive Session

Recommendation:  Move to go into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at_______.

9.0 Action Following Executive Session

9.01    OTHER

9.02    Adjourn