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September 13, 2023 - Regular Session

Unified School District #377 Board of Education

USD 377 Administrative Building, 306 Main Street, Effingham, KS 66023

(913) 833-5050 / FAX (913) 833-5210 /

BEST Students, BEST Staff, BEST Schools!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023



1.01    Call the meeting to order 

1.02    Approval of the agenda




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:

  • Presentations shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Subjects, other than policy issues, will generally be referred to the administration.
  • Comments shall be limited to issues and not refer to personalities.
  • Presentations must be in good taste befitting the occasion and the dignity of the board meeting.
  • 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.

Other Notes

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.






Leah Wilson - 1st Place at Jeff West CC Invitational

Girls Team -2nd Place at Jeff West CC Invitational


4.01   Approval of Minutes 08.09.2023

4.02     Approval ofActivity Reports, Bills & Claims and Treasurer's Report

4.03   Acceptance of Gifts & Grants 

4.04   Acceptance of Correspondence

4.0401 ACCS Ed Foundation Board of Directors meeting minutes for 06/26/2023 

4.0402 Keystone Superintendent Council Minutes  08/08/2023 

4.0403  Keystone BOD minutes for 07.19.2023

40404   OPAA! Food Service Report 

4.05 Approval of Personnel Report

4.06 Acceptance of Non-Resident Students 

4.07 Acceptance of the LOB percentage Resolution

4.08 Acceptance of the amended meal fees for 2023-2024

4.09 Acceptance of the amended school calendar for 2023-2024

4.10 Acceptance of the supplemental contracts for 2023-2024 

4.11  Acceptance of Leadership Reports

4.1101 Mrs Sabrina Handke, JSH Asst Principal/Activities Director

4.1102  Mrs Mandi McMillan, ES Principal

4.1103  Mr Brian Malm, JSH Principal




5.01     Board Clerk

5.02     Superintendent’s Report

Enrollment Update - 

Current Enrollment


5.03 Keystone

6.0        Old Business

6.0   Board Policy KG - Facility Use (D)

Supporting Documents:

Current Policy KG 

Proposed Policy KG

Recommendation:  Discussion Only - First Reading 

7.0 New Business

7.01   Approval of Budget (A)

Supporting Documents:

Budget Publication

Recommendation:  To approve the 2023-2024 budget as presented with consideration given to the Building and State Assessment needs assessments.

7.02    Employee Health Insurance Bids (A)

Supporting Documents:  

PLAN A Comparison

PLAN C Comparison

Recommendation:  To not renew the contract for the State of Kansas Health Insurance Program and explore other carriers and plans. 

7.03   Board Policy JBCC Review (D)

Background:  Recent legislation has required each district to develop a policy for the enrollment of non-resident students.  The Board must develop the policy and then publish a notice for 2 consecutive weeks prior to holding a public hearing on the policy before adopting it.   It must be adopted and in place by January 1, 2024. 

Supporting Documents:  

Sample Policy JBCC

Recommendation:  Discussion and feedback only.  Direction for the criteria for being not in good standing is needed as well as an advanced look into capacity. 

8.0 Executive Session

8.01 Executive Session (if needed)

Action:  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

9.01 Other


9.02   Adjourn