Unified School District #377 Board of Education
306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-5050 / FAX (913) 833-5210 / www.usd377.org
BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
REGULAR SESSION – 6:30 P.M.
(A) – Action Item(s) (D) – Discussion Item
1.0 MEETING OPENING
1.01 Call the meeting to order, Board President Nancy Keith
1.02 Approval of the agenda
ACTION NEEDED: TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
2.0 HEARING OF THE AUDIENCE (A)
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:
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.
3.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
3.01 Approval of Minutes from September 11, 2019
3.03 Acceptance of Keystone Correspondences
3.0301 Keystone BOD Agenda for 9/18/19
3.0302 Keystone BOD Minutes for 9/18/19 (unofficial)
3.0303 Keystone Sups Minutes for 9/10/2019
3.0304 Keystone Special Education Audit
3.0305 PAT First Quarter Report
3.0306 October Keystone Newsletter
3.0307 Keystone Sups Council Agenda 10/8/2019
3.05 Approval of Personnel Report
3.06 Approval of requisition for repairs to JSH North Parking Lot
3.07 Approval of requisition for repairs on the baseball field
3.08 Approval of Chromebook purchase using Federal SRSA Grant Funds
3.09 Approve the transaction confirmation for natural gas with NTherm
RECOMMENDED ACTION: TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.
4.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
4.01 Mrs. Gracey, Board Clerk
4.02 Principals’ Reports
4.03 Superintendent’s Report
4.04 Keystone Report
4.05 Maintenance Report
4.06 Transportation Report
5.0 OLD BUSINESS
5.01 2019 Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Convention Delegate Appointment (A)
Purpose: The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Wichita, KS, December 5 - 8, 2019. The Delegate Assembly will be held on Sunday morning, December 8. The Board needs to appoint a voting delegate. Barb Chapman plans to attend the convention.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: To appoint Barb Chapman as the voting delegate for the KASB Conference.
6.0 NEW BUSINESS
6.01 Girls Wrestling Program (A)
Purpose: KSHSAA now has a separate girls only division for wrestling. The district needs to determine if we will compete as a co-ed wrestling team or have separate boys and girls teams. If the teams are separate, then an additional coach will be necessary to cover events that occur at separate locations at the same time.
Background: Wrestling has been a co-ed sport forever. Last year, KSHSAA added a girls division for post-season competition but also is allowing teams to compete co-ed as well. Last year, we hired an additional coach due to the number of total wrestlers. This allowed us to send our female wrestlers to separate girls only tournaments. Two females have expressed that they plan to wrestle this year. Total numers HS– 17,boys, 2 girls JH – 11 boys, 2 girls
Recommendation: To remain a co-ed team for the regular season, then compete as separate teams for regionals and state.
6.02 Discuss the Deferred Maintenance/ Improvement List (D)
Purpose: To make sure that all projects can be completed with our limited funds, we use a projection for these projects. This needs to be updated each year to plan for the upcoming summer projects and to better prioritize needs.
Resource Documents: Deferred Maintenance / Improvement List
Recommendation: Discussion Only
7.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
EXECUTIVE SESSION – STUDENT MATTER (A)
Recommendation ( 10 Minutes): Move to go into executive session to discuss student matters pursuant to the exception relating to action adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at _________.
8.0 Action following Executive Session