Unified School District #377 Board of Education
USD 377 Board Office
306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-4040 / FAX (913) 833-4210 / www.usd377.org
BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!
Wednesday March 10, 2021
REGULAR SESSION – 6:30 P.M.
Regular Session (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.
State Wrestling -
Tannah Forbes - 191# Girls State Champion
Mason Scholz - 132# Boys State Runner-UP
FFA District Award winners
Jodi Banks – Horse Placement
Maci Behrnes – Sheep Production
Ashtyn Jolly – Goat Production
Emilee Falk – Poultry Production
FFA State Degrees
4.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
4.01 Approval of Minutes 2.10.2021
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 Superintendents Minutes 2.10.2021
4.0402 BOD Mtg Agenda 2.17.2021
4.0403 BOD Minutes 2.17.2021 (Unofficial)
4.0404 Superintendents Agenda 3.2.2021
4.0405 Superintendents Minutes 3.2.2021
4.0406 February Keystone Newsletter
4.05 Acceptance of the Personnel Report
4.06 Acceptance of the KSDE Post Secondary Effectiveness Report
4.07 Acceptance of GenYouth Food Service Grant
4.08 Accept the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Assurances for the Oakleaf Tennis Court
4.09 Approve the Bank signatures & activity account cash attendants
4.10 Approve the USD 377 designated depositories
4.11 Approve Resolution for the destruction of records
4.12 Accept the Greenbush MOU for Virtual Drivers Ed.
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 Phone / Intercom System Replacement
Background: One of our summer projects is addign a phone to every classroom as well as speakers in larger areas to provide better communication in emergency situations. This proposal meets our needs with the overall cost being the lowest. We will purchase the equipment and it will be installed by Keystone as part of our IT agreement. The monthly expense includes all calls, local and long distance for one price.
Recommendation: To accept the proposal for the phone / intercom system as presented.
7.0 NEW BUSINESS
7.01 2021-2022 School Calendar (A)
Supporting Documents: 2021-2022 School Calendar
Recommendation: To approve the 2021-2022 School Calendar as presented.
7.02 K-6 Reading Adoption (A)
Background: Charlotte Michel has worked with our Elementary staff to select a comprehensive reading resource for K-6.
Supporting Documents: Wonders Reading Proposal
Recommendation: To approve the K-6 Reading Adoption as presented.
7.03 FastBridge Assessment System Adoption
Background: To increase efficiency and provide more consistency, we have been looking for one assessment platform that we can use for all areas pK-12 grades. FastBridge is really the only one that offers this pK-12 in ELA, Math as well as Social Emotional and Behavior. This would take the place of MAP ($6800) and AR/STAR ($3800) for ELA & Math. We do not have anything currently for Social Emotional & Behavior so it would add that but it doesn’t offer any Science.
Supporting Documents: FastBridge Quote
Recommendation: To approve the FastBridge Assessment System Adoption as presented.
7.04 Internet Service (A)
Background: We rebid our internet service since Rainbow brought Fiber to Effingham. They had the lowest bid and also have some other options for additional services. E-Rate will reimburse 70% of the cost, so we are only paying 30% of this price.
Recommendation: To approve the bid for Internet from Rainbow Communications as presented.
8.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.01 EXECUTIVE SESSION – PERSONNEL (A)
Recommendation (35 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