Unified School District #377 Board of Education
306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-4040 / FAX (913) 833-4210 / www.usd377.org
BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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 14, 2021
4.03 Acceptance of Keystone Correspondences
4.0301 Keystone BOD Minutes for 8/18/2021
4.0302 Keystone Sups Minutes for 9/07/2021
4.0303 Keystone Sups Agenda for 10/12/2021
4.04 Acceptance of Sports Complex 4th Quarter Request for Reimbursement
4.05 Approval of Personnel Report
4.06 Accept KASB Legal Assistance Fund Agreement
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 Neighborhood revitalization Plan (A)
Purpose: In July, the board heard a presentation on the proposed Neighborhood Revitalizaion Plan that was being put together. This plan has been finished and needs to be formally adopted and the interlocal agreement entered into.
***Last night(10/12) the City of Effingham held their public hearing, and decided that they want to designate the City of Effingham as a “Target Area.” This will allow them to participate in the more robust rebates. This has caused a slight modification of the proposed Plan. On pages 5, 13, and 17 the word “non-” was deleted before the word “Target” in reference to the City of Effingham. The words “Target Area” were added on page 10. The words “& Non-Target Area” were deleted on page 13 in reference to the City of Effingham in Benton Township. There are more substantial changes on p. 36, which should be reviewed.
Recommendation: (2 motions)
6.02 Review of COVID-19 Protocols and Conditions (D/A)
7.0 NEW BUSINESS
7.01 Emergency Connectivity Fund Grant for Bus Internet Access (D)
Background: The Emergency Connectivity Fund Grant is a federal program providing funds to increase internet access to schools and libraries. This round will allow for adding internet access to busses. The grant will cover all materials and installation as well as the monthly cost for the internet through the end of next school year (June 2023). It may be expanded but that is unknown at this time.
Supporting Document: Premier Wireless / T-Mobile Quote
Recommendation: Discuss the Boards interest in exploring this grant opportunity.
8.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.01 Personnel Matters(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 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 board room at_______.
9.0 Action following Executive Session