Unified School District #377 Board of Education
USD 377 Administrative Building, 306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023
(913) 833-5050 / FAX (913) 833-5210 / www.usd377.org
BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!
Wednesday, May 10, 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: 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.
Ethan Brooks & Evan Sinclair - Improvised Duet Acting – “II” rating
Avery Handke - Prose Interpretation. – “I” rating
Ethan Brooks - Prose Interpretation – “I” rating
Avery Handke & Carmen LaHue - Duet Acting
Carmen LaHue - Poetry Interpretation – “I” rating
Adeline McManus - Informative Speaking
Leah Wilson - Poetry Interpretation – “I” rating
Avery Handke - Bass Clarinet Solo
Aiden Lott - Vocal Solo
Sound Masters Boys
Sound Masters Mixed
Band Large Group
Aiden Lott - Trumpet Solo
Parker Harris-4th Place Individual in Ag Communications CDE
Peyton Steltenphl- 8th Place Individual Milk Quality Products CDE
Ashton Neill and Brylyn Jolly have been selected as Greenhouse Managers
Horse Judging Team - 8th Place - Caden Behrnes, Emma Lanter, Jenna Pitts & Kori Wagner
Jenna Pitts – Top 4 Finalist for Farm Bureau Discussion
MU Alpha Theta– Hannah Simmers & Emma Speer
Rotary Outstanding Teacher- Margaret White
Rotary Outstanding Senior - Natalie Navinskey
4.0 CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (A)
4.01 Approval of Minutes from April 12, 2023
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/Reports
4.0401 Keystone Superintendent’s Meeting Minutes from April 13, 2023
4.0402 Keystone Board Meeting Minutes from March 22, 2023
4.0403 Keystone Board Special Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2023
4.0404 Keystone Superintent’s meeting Agenda for 5/11/2023
4.05 Acceptance of the Q2 Statement for QZAB Bonds
4.06 Acceptance of ACCSEF Minutes
4.0601 February 27, 2023
4.0602 March 27, 2023
4.07 Acceptance of OPAA! Newsletter
4.08 Acceptance of the Summer Personnel Report
4.09 Acceptance of Principals’ Reports
RECOMMENDATION: To approve the consent agenda as presented.
5.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
5.01 Mrs. Brown, Board Clerk
5.02 Superintendent’s Report
5.03 Keystone Report
6.0 OLD BUSINESS
6.01 Adoption of Strategic Plan (A)
Purpose: For this school year, we have been developing a strategic plan to guide the district for continuous improvement. The final draft has been completed and is ready for adoption.
Background: A survey was sent out to community members, parents, staff and students to find areas that we are doing well in as well as areas for improvement The data were analyzed by Greenbush to eliminate the subjectivity to some of the more personal responses. The responses were placed into themes and from there more actionable items were pulled out. Their findings were reviewed using a RED, YELLOW, GREEN analysis. From this the final document was derived.
Supporting Documents: Strategic Plan
Recommendation: To approve the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan as presented.
7.0 NEW BUSINESS
7.01 15 YO Summer Workers (A)
Background: We are needing more summer help and we have had an inquiry about allowing 15yo students work during the summer. Fair Labor Standards Act allows 14 & 15 yo to work a standard 8hr/day - 40 hr/wk schedule from June 1 to Labor day. They cannot operate machinery or climb ladders but can do most other work. Work Comp and KASB Attorneys have said we are ok to hire 15yo as long as we follow the Fair Labor Standards act regulations.
Supporting Documents: https://www.dol.ks.gov/-/child-labor-laws
Recommendation: To allow the hiring of 15yo for summer custodial following the Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines.
7.02 Jr-Sr High North Parking Lot Repairs (A)
Purpose: The north parking lot at the Jr-Sr High is in need of repair along with some concrete work needing done. Quotes were obtained from several asphalt and concrete companies to get the work done.
Supporting Documents: Bid Spreadsheet
Recommendation: To accept the bid from Bottorff Construction to complete the concrete projects.
7.03 Purchase of Weight Equipment (A)
Purpose: The equipment in the weight room is dated and could use updating. The Foundation should have funds to cover most of the cost for purchasing new equipment.
8.0 EXECUTIVE SESSION
8.01 EXECUTIVE SESSION – PERSONNEL (A)
Recommendation (15 minutes): Move to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual/s to be discussed, and that the board returns to open session in this room at_______.
8.02 EXECUTIVE SESSION - STUDENT MATTERS (A)
Recommendation (15 Minutes): Move to go into executive session to discuss student matters pursuant to the exception relating to action adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at _________.
9.0 ACTION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION