March Board of Education Minutes 2014
Unified School District #447
March 10, 2014
Following a tour of the Lincoln Central Elementary, the regular meeting of the Cherryvale Unified School District #447 Board of Education was called to order by President Gina Booe at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Central Cafeteria. Present were Gina Booe, Robert John, Joe Marchant, John Potthast, Randy Studebaker, Michelle Loganbill and Cody Smith.
Others present were Amy Allen, Jeri Sigle, Jayne Mattix, Diane Mahaffey, Donna Celeya, Craig Bagshaw, Lori Bryant, Mike Blaes, Kevin King, Nick Wadman, Stephen Loganbill, Phil Reilly, Debbie Reilly, Stephanie Hall, Nathan Lour, Nathan Howard, Edgar Chrisman, George Owens, Steve Pefley, Kim Martin, Tonya Smedley, Randy Hoffman, Carmen Duroni, Superintendent Randy Wagoner and Board Clerk Karen Conner.
Mr. Wagoner recommended the following additions to the Consent Agenda: 5) transfer of $3,176.50 to Food Service for the 2014-2015 USDA Paid Lunch Equity requirements; 6) Allow Gabriele Ecret to apply for a $2,000 grant from Target; 7) Bleacher rehab bids; 8) Approve Mike Frizell as 2014 Graduation speaker; 9) Approve the position of numbers coach for track. Motion was made by Joe Marchant, seconded by Michelle Loganbill to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion was made by Joe Marchant, seconded by John Potthast, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 10, 2014. Motion carried 7-0.
Randy Hoffman and Carmen Duroni from Yerkes & Michels presented the annual financial reports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. There were no deficiencies or compliance issues.
Jayne Mattix represented the FFA Advisory Council and spoke to the Board regarding their request to add an additional instructor to the Ag program
Nathan Lour and Nathan presented a request to the Board for an open lunch at the Middle/High School
Edgar Chrisman spoke to the board regarding various programs.
Motion was made by Joe Marchant, seconded by Michelle Loganbill, to approve payment of bills and accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 7-0.
Superintendent Randy Wagoner reported on the following:
Mr. Wagoner spoke to the Board regarding the Kansas Supreme Court decision on school funding. The court ruled that the state was not funding public schools properly.
A draft of the 2014-2015 calendar was reviewed. We will not be hosting the FFA Greenhand conference but will be hosting FBLA and FCCLA conferences.
Durham School Services will be submitting a proposal for renewal of the bus services contract for another 5-year term
The district has again been approached by Liberty Township representatives asking that we support their request to have their taxing district moved from Coffeyville Community College to Independence Community College. They are the only township in USD 447 taxing district that are in the CCC taxing district rather than ICC. It is Mr. Wagoner’s understanding that either USD 447 or ICC can petition for this change. Mr. Wagoner has asked that the Township Board submit a written request.
The city of Cherryvale will be painting the water tower and asked if the school district would be interested in putting their logo on it. After reviewing costs, it was the consensus of the board to not pursue the project.
There have been four snow days so far this year, but we are still fine with the 1116 hour requirement.
The boiler at Lincoln Central is still working. If the new boiler does not arrive in time for installation over spring break, we will wait until after the school year ends to do the work.
Building reports were reviewed.
1. Motion was made by John Potthast, seconded by Cody Smith to enter Executive Session from 8:23 p.m. to 8:43 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and student issues in order to protect the privacy interests of the
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individual(s) to be discussed with the Board of Education and Superintendent Randy Wagoner present and building administrators on call. Motion carried 7-0. Executive Session ended at 8:43 p.m.
Motion was made by Joe Marchant, seconded by Michelle Loganbill to approve the following Consent Agenda items 1-6 and 8-9:
1. Approve the hiring of Julie Hucke for the Lincoln Central 2nd grade position; and Louie Celeya for secondary Spanish instructor (contingent upon licensure).
2. Approve the Regional Emergency Mitigation Plan
3. Approve the application with the City of Cherryvale for Safe Routes grant
4. Approve the resignation of Cheryl Lyons, LC aide at the end of the school year and of Darrin Barron, Thayer aide immediately.
5. Approve the transfer of $3,176.50 from General Fund to Food Service in order to comply with the 2014-2015 USDA Paid Lunch Equity requirements.
6. Approve the request by Gabriele Ecret to apply for a $2,000 grant
7. Pulled for separate consideration
8. Approve the Cherryvale Alumni Associations recommendation of Mike Frizell as the 2014 graduation commencement speaker
9. Approve the position of numbers coach for track.
Motion carried 7-0.
There was no action taken on Consent Agenda Item #7, Approval of bid for bleacher refurbishing/repair at the Middle High School gymnasium.
It was mentioned that there were three lots near the Middle/High School that were for sale. It was the consensus of the board to direct Mr. Wagoner to check into availability and price.
Board Vice President Joe Marchant adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.
Clerk, Board of Education