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December 11, 2019 - Regular Session

Unified School District #377 Board of Education

306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023

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

BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


(A) – Action Item(s)    (D) – Discussion Item


 1.01    Call the meeting to order

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.



Washburn Math Day - 

  • Sarah Kimmi- 1st place
  • Gracie Postma- 2nd place
  • Jayden McNerny- 3rd place

NEK All League Volleyball 

  • Addison Schletzbaum - Hon. Mention

NEK All League Football


  • 2nd Team Offensive  Line
  • 2nd Team Defensive Line

Gunnar Koontz

  • Hon Mention Defensive Line

Trystin Myers

  • 1st Team Kick Returner
  • 2nd Team Linebacker
  • Honorable Mention Running Back

Tucker Smith

  • 1st Team Running Back
  • 1st Team Linebacker

​2A All State Football Honorable Mention

Trystin Myers – Linebacker

Tucker Smith – Running Back



4.01     Approval of Minutes from November 13, 2019

4.02     Approval of Financials

4.0201    Activity Reports, Bills & Claims 

4.0202    Treasurer's Report

4.03     Acceptance of Gifts & Grants

4.04     Acceptance of Keystone Correspondences

4.0401     Keystone BOD Agenda for 11/20/2019

4.0402     Keystone BOD Minutes from 11/20/2019 (unofficial)

4.0403     Keystone Superintendents’ Council Agenda for 12/10/2019

4.0404    Keystone December Newsletter

4.05     Acceptance of Personnel Report

4.06     Acceptance of Approved Field Trips

4.07     Acceptance of Approved Fundraisers

4.08     Acceptance of Request for Sports Complex Maintenance Fee Reimbursement

4.09    Acceptance of the Food Service Management Company Review and Minutes 

4.10     Approve edits to the Wellness Plan

4.11     Notification of Election Results


5.01     Mrs. Gracey, Board Clerk

5.02     Administrative Reports

5.03     Superintendent’s Report

5.04     Keystone Report

5.05     Transportation Report

5.06     KASB Conference Report

6.0 Old Business

7.0  New Business

7.01  KASB Policy Update First Reading (D)

Purpose:  KASB reviews all policies and twice a year makes recommendations for changes.  This is the first reading of these recommendations and for discussion only.  Action will take place in January. 

Supporting Documents:  KASB Policy Update Recommendations

Action:  NONE 

8.0 Executive Session


Recommendation (20 minutes): 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