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!!!
JULY REGULAR SESSION - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 6:30 P.M.
(A) – Action Item (D) – Discussion Item
1.00 MEETING OPENING
1.01 CALL TO ORDER – (A)
1.02 APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (A)
RECOMMENDATION: To approve the agenda as presented
2.0 HEARING OF AUDIENCE
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:
When addressing the board, please be reminded that matters of a personal nature which, by their nature, identify an individual are prohibited by federal law in public discussion. Please assist us in protecting the privacy rights of students and staff.
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.
Designate clerk, deputy clerk, treasurer, and school attorney. (K.S.A. 72-1131 et seq.; 72-1135; 72-1136; 10-1117; 79-2934; 10-801 et seq)
4.01 APPOINT 2023-2024 CLERK, DEPUTY CLERK, AND TREASURER (A)
RECOMMENDATION: To appoint for the 2023-2024 school year:
4.02 APPOINT 2023-2024 SCHOOL ATTORNEY (A)
Purpose: To appoint the 2023-2024 School Attorney. The proposed contract from Mr. Larry Mears was accepted by the board at the June Regular meeting .
RECOMMENDATION: To appoint Mr. Larry Mears as school attorney for the 2023-2024 School Year.
5.0 CONSENT AGENDA (A)
5.01 Approval of BOE Meeting Minutes 06/19/2023
5.03 Acceptance of Gifts and Grants
5.04 Acceptance of Sports Complex 3rd Quarter Reimbursement Request
5.05 Approval of 2023-2024 Annual Resolutions
5.06 Accept appointments and designations for 2023-2024
5.07 Approval of the Personnel Report
5.08 Review and Accept Organizational Documents
5.0801 Accept the Annual FERPA Notice to Parents
5.0802 Bank Signature Card Authorizations
5.0803 Approve the Advance Payment Authorizations
5.09 Accept Correspondences and Reports
5.0901 Keystone Sup. Mtg minutes 07/13/2023
5.0902 Keystone BOD Minutes 05/17/2023
5.10 Approve Handbooks as Presented:
5.1001 Personnel Handbook
5.1002 ES Faculty Handbook
5.1003 Substitute Handbook
RECOMMENDATION: TO APPROVE the CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED OR AMENDED
6.0 LEADERSHIP REPORTS
6.01 Board Clerk
6.02 Superintendent’s Report
6.03 Keystone Update
7.0 OLD BUSINESS
7.01 KASB Policy Updates- Second Read (A)
Purpose: Second reading of the suggested policy updates from KASB. Action can be taken to adopt the recommendations. USD 377 had all of the proposed policies except for those that are new due to changes in State Statute. Proposed policies were updated to match designations and language alternates in existing policies as needed. Policies JBC and JBCC
Supporting Documents: KASB Proposed Policy Updates
Recommended Policy Updates
GAAF Emerg. Safety Int
GAOA Drug-Free Workplace
GARID Military Leave
JGFGA Naloxone Incident Report
Recommendation: To adopt the Policy Recommendations as presented.
8.0 NEW BUSINESS
8.01 Ratify the 2023-2025 Negotiate Agreement (A)
Supporting Documents: 2023-2025 Negotiated Agreement
Recommendation: To ratify the 2023-2025 Negotiated Agreement as presented.
8.02 RNR and Budget Hearing for 2023-2024 (A)
Background: KSDE released the budget tool on June 30. We must notify the County Clerk by July 20 of our intent to exceed the Revenue Neutral Rate and the highest Mill Rate we wish to consider. Along with this notification we also will need to notify the County Clerk of the day/time of our hearing to exceed the RNR. We will then need to publish the budget in the paper announcing the Budget Hearing. We will need to have a hearing for both the Revenue Neutral Rate and the Budget. We cannot have these prior to August 20 and must be done by September 20.
Recommendation: To hold the 2023-2024 RNR hearing at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 13 and the Budget hearing at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, September 13.
9.0 EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
9.01 EXECUTIVE SESSION – PERSONNEL (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_______.
10.0 ACTION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION