Unified School District #377 Board of Education
Jr-Sr High School Commons
908 Tiger Rd , Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-4040 / FAX (913) 833-4210 / www.usd377.org
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Wednesday, October 14, 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, Board President Lori Lanter
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 Recognitions / Presentations
4.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
4.01 Approval of Minutes from September 09, 2020 and September 21, 2020
4.02 Approval of Activity Reports, Bills & Claims and Treasurer's Report
4.03 Acceptance of Keystone Correspondences
4.0301 Keystone BOD Agenda for 9/16/20
4.0302 Keystone BOD Minutes for 9/16/20 (unofficial)
4.0303 Keystone Sups Minutes for 9/08/20
4.04 Approval of bid for Audio Technology Equipment to be purchases with SPARK funds.
4.05 Approval of Personnel Report
4.06 Acceptance of ACCS Ed Foundation minutes August 17, 2020
4.07 Acceptance of Health Inspection report for ACCES
4.08 Acceptance of the SEHP Insurance renewal
4.09 Acceptance of Annual State Reports:
4.0901 Principals Building Report – ACCES
4.0902 Principals Building Report – ACCJSH
4.0903 Superintendents Organization Report
RECOMMENDED ACTION: MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.
5.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
5.01 Board Clerk
5.02 Principals’ Reports
5.03 Superintendent’s Report
5.04 Keystone Report
6.0 OLD BUSINESS
6.01 Honors Graduate Transition (A)
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 approve the transitioning from Valedictorian / Salutatorian to a system of Graduating with Honors as presented.
6.02 Review of the ReOpening Plan and Protocols
Items for Discussion / Action:
7.0 NEW BUSINESS
8.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.01 Personnel Matters(A)
Recommendation (30 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