Unified School District #377 Board of Education
306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-4040 / FAX (913) 833-4210 / www.usd377.org
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Wednesday February 12, 2020
Regular Session – 6:30 P.M.
(A) – Action Item(s) (D) – Discussion Item
1.0 MEETING OPENING
1.01 Call the meeting to order
1.02 Approval of the agenda
ACTION NEEDED: MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA
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 Election of Officers
Notes - State Statute was changed requiring that Boards elect officers at the first meeting after the second Monday in January each year, or a meeting at a later date during the calendar year.
3.01 ELECTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT (A)
Purpose: The Board will elect the 2020 President as outlined by Kansas Statute 72-1133. Nancy Keith served as President previously.
Notes - It takes four favorable votes to elect a president. If the board is unable to elect a president, they should elect a vice president. If a vice president is elected, that person will preside until a president has been elected. If the board is unable to elect a president and a vice president, KASB recommends assigning a pro tempore president each meeting, starting alphabetically.
Recommendation: To nominate and elect the 2020 Board of Education President.
3.02 ELECTION OF BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT(A)
Purpose: The Board will elect the 2020 Vice-President as outlined by Kansas Statute 72-1133. Barb Chapman served as Vice-President previously
Recommendation: To nominate and elect the 2020 Board of Education Vice-President.
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4.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
4.01 Approval of Minutes January 8, 2020
4.02 Approval of Financials
4.0202 Treasurer's Report
4.03 Acceptance of Gifts & Grants
4.04 Acceptance of Keystone Correspondences
4.0401 Keystone Superintendent’s Meeting Minutes from 01/7/2020
4.0402 Keystone BOD Minutes from 01/15/2020 (unofficial)
4.05 Acceptance of the Personnel Report
4.07 Acceptance of Correspondences
4.0701 Atchison County Community Schools Ed Foundation minutes 12/20/19
4.0702 Atchison County Community Schools Ed Foundation agenda - 1/20/2020
4.08 Acceptance of Form 1097 - Quarterly QZAB Statement
4.09 Acceptance of the Fire Marshall Correction Plan
4.10 Acceptance of the 2020 Board member appointments/assignments
4.11 Approval of the Resolution 2020-01 Establish Board meeting Dates & Times
4.12 Approval of Mileage agreement to transport student to and from school
4.13 Accept the OPAA! Food Service Report
4.14 Accept approved Field Trip requests
4.15 Accept approved Fundraisers
RECOMMENDED ACTION: MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.
5.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
5.01 Mrs. Gracey, Board Clerk
5.02 Principals’ Reports
5.03 Superintendent’s Report
5.04 Keystone Report, Mrs.Bottorff
6.0 OLD BUSINESS
7.0 NEW BUSINESS
7.01 2020-2021 School Calendar
StPlan: Stable, Efficient and Safe Learning Environment:
Background: A committee of 11 employees worked to develop the 2020-2021 Calendar. The only significant recommended change is moving Graduation a week later and back to Sunday at 2:00pm.
Supporting Documents: 2020-2021 Proposed Calendar
Recommendation: Approve the Calendar as presented
8.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.01 Executive Session – Personnel (A)
Recommendation (15 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_______.
8.02 Executive Session - Negotiations (A)
Recommendation (10 minutes): Move to go into executive session to discuss negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at_______.
9.0 Action Following Executive Session