Marysville USD 364 Board of Education Meeting Highlights – 4/11/18

MARYSVILLE USD #364
Regular Board Meeting Highlights
April 11, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:00 P.M.

Members Present: Lanny Carpenter, Pam Dankenbring, Chris Denner, Todd Milner, Kevin O’Neil, Kevin Samuelson, and Sonya Stohs

  • Approved the agenda and consent agenda with the additions/changes:
    • Approve Supplemental bills
    • Remove Item 2.12 Driver’s Education Instructor and Wage from the Consent Agenda and move to 9.0 Personnel.
    • Move Facilities Priorities from 12.1 to 6.4 and make it a Discussion/Action Item
    • Add item 8.4 May Board Meeting Date Discussion/Action Item
    • Approved March Minutes
    • Approved Bills, Supplemental Bills and Transfers
    • Received Clerk’s Financial Report, Treasurer’s Report, Investment Securities Report, Budget Summary, Cash Balance Report and Miscellaneous Reports.
    • Received Bond Issue Financial Update
    • Approved Gifts:
      • Drama Club received $517.00 from the play The Odd Couple.
      • Tri M Club received $136.80 from Pizza Hut.
      • After Prom received $192.60 from Pizza Hut.
      • Foundation received $365.00 from MHS Alumni for Technology Class.
      • Kids University received a $10.00 donation from Nicole Wassenberg.
      • MES received a $250.00 donation from PTO to Theme Day.
      • Approved KASB annual membership dues and legal assistance fund ($8,381.84). Motion carried 7-0.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum – No one addressed the Board.
  • KSCFL-Forensics students who qualified for Nationals in Washington, DC were recognized.
  • Approved the Forensics Students to attend Nationals in Washington, DC in May. (The district will pay expenses for one sponsor, and $100 per student.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a resolution of commendation to Karly Breshears for winning first place in Oral Interpretation of Literature at the KSCFL National Qualifier. Motion carried 7-0.
  • FBLA Students who qualified for Nationals in Baltimore, MD were recognized.
  • Approved the FBLA trip to Baltimore, MD for Nationals in June. (The district will pay expenses for a minimum of one sponsor, and $100 per student.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a resolution of commendation to Ismael Santiago for winning first place in Client Services at the State FBLA Convention. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Mr. Wheeler gave a report on crisis planning, testing and upcoming events.
  • Mr. Schroeder gave a report on building goals, KESA (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation), testing, Stuco, JH Founders Club, YOGOWYPI, first annual Teacher of the 9 weeks award, and Community Relations.
  • Mr. Minneman gave a report on athletics and activities.
  • Mrs. Green gave a report on April being Autism Awareness Month, Count Your Kid In Screening, and Para Appreciation Day.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report on Kansas Legislature as it relates to school funding.
  • Approved the Kiwanis Builder’s Program for the JH Student Leadership Team starting in August 2018. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved adding 5th Grade Band to the curriculum for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 5-2. (Mr. Denner and Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Adopted and approved the purchase of the Ready-Gen English Language Arts Curriculum for grades K-6 at a cost of $88,931.36 with an additional cost of $4,700.00 for Professional Development for teachers, and adopt and approve the purchase of myPerspectives English Language Arts Curriculum for grades 7-9 at a cost of $27,392.80. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Reviewed 2017-18 budget projections.
  • Discussed district fees. The consensus of the board was to look at fees at the May board meeting when more information will be provided.
  • Approved hiring 4 summer workers to help the custodial and maintenance crew at minimum wage and that second time workers be paid 30 cents more per hour. Motion carried 7-0.
  • The board discussed committing funds with Bulldogs Booster Club for partnering together to purchase a charter bus for events. Consensus was to postpone commitments until a timeline for funds can be developed.
  • Approved the Bid of Two Trees/Vision of Wichita in the amount of $65,247.16 for cabling for the Phase II Construction Project. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed facilities priorities and reviewed estimates for the projects.
  • Approved the purchase and installation of a video board for the new activity center in the amount of $40,741.00 from Daktronics. Motion carried 6-1. (Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Discussed the construction project and current change orders.
  • Authorized Superintendent Mullins up to $15,000 for a change order for a moisture barrier for the floors in the activity center. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Authorized Superintendent Mullins up to $35,000 for a change order to move the goals in the activity center. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved change orders as presented (renovate administrative offices, backstops (MJSH) – $352,029.00; gas line, access control system, hose bibbs, electrical, shelves (MJSH) – $70,475.00; flashing, concrete, sandblasting, painting, etc. (MES) – $18,018.00.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Accepted the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee to award the $250 Oehm scholarship and the Bertha Berke scholarship. The recipients will be announced on Senior Scholastic Award Night. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved hiring two part-time weight room supervisors to work alongside Coach Heuer during summer weights at a stipend of $1,000.00 each. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed the food service program and the meeting held with some food service staff.
  • Authorized a transfer of $50,000.00 attributable to financial contingencies of food service expenses. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved moving the May Board Meeting from May 9th to May 16th. Time and location will remain the same. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Met in executive sessions for a total of 45 minutes.
  • Approved resignations and appointments as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
    •  Resignations:
      • Josef Smith – Social Worker, effective at the end of the school year.
      • Susan Friedrichs – P.T. At Risk at MES, effective at the end of the school year.
    • Appointments:
      • Offered a classified contract to Jessica Palmer as Special Education Secretary/MIS Clerk effective May 1, 2018.
      • Offered a classified contract to Dolph Walton as custodian at MJSH effective April 23, 2018.
  • Appointed Cole Fredrickson as Driver’s Education Instructor at $25.00 per hour. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Appointed Melia Patterson (75%) and Rachel Frye (25%) as Cheer Sponsors for 2018-19. Motion carried 5-2. (Mr. Denner and Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Accepted the recommendation of the administration and the hearing official for the expulsion of two students. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Meeting Adjourned at 9:39 P.M.