Unified School District #377 Board of Education
District Office/Board Room - 306 Main St. Effingham KS
(913) 833-4040 / FAX (913) 833-4210 / www.usd377.org
BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!
Monday January 16, 2023
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: To Approve the Agenda as presented or amended
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 2023 President as outlined by Kansas Statute 72-1133. Lori Lanter served as President in 2022.
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 2023 Board of Education President.
3.02 ELECTION OF BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT(A)
Purpose: The Board will elect the 2023 Vice-President as outlined by Kansas Statute 72-1133. Barb Chapman served as Vice-President in 2022.
Recommendation: To nominate and elect the 2023 Board of Education Vice-President.
Holton Honor Band Participants:
6th Grade: White and Red Bands
Bristol Eagle - Flute, Red Band
Erin Gentry - Flute, White Band
Allison Drimmel - Clarinet, White Band
Carlie Harden - Clarinet, White Band
Cody Fassnacht - Alto Sax, White Band
James Gaddis - Alto Sax, White Band
Colton Howard - Alto Sax, Red Band
Makenna Grace - Trumpet, White Band
August Neill - Trombone, White Band
7th Grade: Blue Band
Madisen Mount - Flute
Alexis Ellerman - Clarinet
Camelia LaHue - Clarinet
Brayden Sinku - Alto Sax
Mason Bottorff - Trombone
Huntley Bush - Percussion
Austin Lanter - Percussion
8th Grade: Gold Band
Addison Potts - Clarinet
Ava Handke - Clarinet
Kain Koontz - Alto Sax
Austin Mount Lee - Trumpet
Brooks Goodpasture - Trombone
Benjamin Handke - Trombone
Cora-Bella Tull - Percussion
KSU Concert Band Clinic
Sr. Aiden Lott - Trumpet
So. Avery Handke - Bass Clarinet
So. Stephan Feek - Percussion
2023 Shrine Bowl Selection- Bricen Lee
Presentations: Audit Presentation
4.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
5.01 Approval of Minutes from December 14, 2022
5.02 Approval of Financials
5.0201 Activity Reports, Bills & Claims
5.0202 Treasurer's Report
5.03 Acceptance of Correspondences
5.0301 Keystone BOD Minutes from 11/116/2022
5.0302 Keystone Superintendent Council Agenda 1/12/2023
5.0303 Kestone Superintendent Council Minutes 1/12/2023
5.0304 Letter of Results of KSDE Food Service Audit
5.0305 OPAA! Newsletter
5.04 Acceptance of Gifts and Grants
5.05 Approval of the Resolution 2023-01 Establish Board meeting Dates & Times
5.06 Acceptance of the 2023 Board member appointments/assignments
5.07 Acceptance of Leadership reports:
5.0701 Mr Wallisch
5.0702 Mrs. McMillan
5.0703 Mr. Shelton
5.08 Acceptance of the Request for Disbursement of Sports Complex Maintenance Costs
RECOMMENDED ACTION: To Approve the Consent Agenda as Presented.
6.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
6.01 Board Clerk
6.02 Superintendent’s Report
6.04 Keystone Report
7.0 Old Business
7.01 KASB Policy Updates (A)
Purpose: KASB periodically recommends updates or additions to our policy handbook.
Background: As part of our membership to KASB, twice a year they provide recommendations for updates to existing policies or new policies based on legislation or recent case law. This is the second reading for these policies and action should not be taken.
Supporting Documents: December 2022 Policy Updates
Recommendation: To adopt the December 2022 Policy updates, with the exception of the update for policy LED, as presented.
8.0 New Business
8.01 Acceptance of Independent Audit Reports.
Background: Kansas State Statute calls for school districts to conduct an annual independent audit in accordance with applicable standards. The results of USD #377 audit were presented at the opening of this meeting.
Recommendation: To accept the Independent Audit as Presented.
9.0 Executive Session (If Needed)
9.01 Executive Session – Personnel (A) (If needed)
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_______.
10.0 Action following Executive Session
- Soundmasters Trip Request