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August 18, 2020 - 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 Schools!!!


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

6:15 P.M. - Budget Hearing

6:30 PM    Regular Session

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


1.01   CALL TO ORDER – 6:15 PM  --  Mrs. Lanter, President of the Board (A)

1.02     Approval of the Agenda 

RECOMMENDATION:  To approve the agenda as presented.


Supporting Documents:  Published Budget 

Action Needed: To approve the FY 2021 Budget as presented.


**Suspended by Board Action at the April 8, 2020 meeting.

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.

3.0  Recognitions / Presentations



4.01  Approval of Minutes for July 14, 2020 and July 23, 2020 

4.02  Approval of Treasurer’s Report

4.03 Approval of Activity Reports, Bills & Claims, Petty Cash Reports

4.04 Acceptance of Gifts and Grants

4.05  Approval of Non-resident student applications

4.06 Acceptance of Reports and Documents

4.0601 Keystone Fund 01 Budget Summary 

4.0602 Keystone BOD Minutes 7.15.2020

4.0603 Keystone Superintendent Minutes 8.11.2020

4.0604  Accept 2020-2021 Maintenance of Effort

4.0606 Quarterly QZAB Statement 

4.0607 Summer Food Service Program Evaluation 

4.0608   Keystone BOD Agenda 08.19.2020

4.07 Approve the Personnel Report

4.08 Acceptance of the Remote Learning Assurances

4.09 Approve the Coronavirus Relief Fund Memorandum of Understanding

4.10 Acceptance of Annual Bus and Vehicle Inspections

4.11  Acceptance of the Teachers Aide Handbook and Evaluation tool

4.12   Approve the Memorandum of Understading established with ACCTA regarding the 2020-2021 School Year 



5.01     Board Clerk

5.02     Principal’s Reports

Mr. Wallisch, JSH Asst/A.D.

Mrs. McMillan, ES Principal

Mrs. Scherer, JSH Principal

5.03    Superintendent’s Report

5.04     Keystone Report


6.01 KASB Policy Updates- Second Read (A)

Purpose: Discuss / adopt the suggested policy updates from KASB. 

Comments:  This is the second read/discussion on the suggested policy updates.  Most of the updates are due to the statutes being changed by the revisor. 

Supporting Documents:

Recommendation:  To adopt the suggested KASB policy updates as presented. 

6.02    USD 377 ReOpening

6.0201     Body Temperature and School Attendance (A)

6.0202    Eligibility of Remote Learners (A)

6.0203     Approve the USD 377 ReOpening Plan and Protocols  (A)

            Supporting Documents:  

7.0 New Business

7.01   Honors Graduate Transition (D)

Purpose:   To begin discussions of transitioning from Valedictorian / Salutatorian to a system of graduating with Honors.  

Background:  This transition has been discussed by administration for a few years.  Currently, we recognize more than one individual at Valedictorian and Salutatorian so the only significant change is the potential to recognize more students for the academic accomplishments.  This allows students to be recognized for challenging themselves with more difficult courses that may result in a lower grade.  

Supporting Documents:   Graduation with Honors

Recommendation:   To discuss and provide input for adoption possibly in September. 


8.01     Recommendation (20 minutes):  Move to go into executive session to discuss negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer‐employee negotiations under KOMA and that the board returns to open session in this room at_______.

9.0 Action Following Executive Session

9.01    Other

9.02    ADJOURN