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BOARD OF EDUCATION

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 322

Pottawatomie County, Kansas
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 REGULAR MEETING



  1. CALL TO ORDER

Mike Handley, Board President, called the September 10th regular meeting to order at 7:00PM in the district office.

ROLL CALL

Board Members Present:

Mike Handley Randy Kufahl

Rusty Helget Darlene Niehues

Arlene Jacobson Linda Werren

Paul Zidek (arrived at 7:15pm)

Board Member(s) Absent: None

Others Present: Superintendent Dr. Fred Marten, Clerk Janell Schmidt, Anne Suther, Ann Kocher, Carmen D’Aloia, Keith Figge, Matt Rezac, Keyanna Kocher, Chelsey Figge, Breanna D’Aloia, Ellen Revell, Lisa Trostle, Sean Spoonts, Rick Bush and Laurie McClelland




  1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Helget moved to adopt the agenda as presented. Kufahl seconded. Motion carried 6-0.


  1. BILLS AND TREASURER’S REPORT

Helget moved to approve the bills and August 2012 Treasurer’s Report as presented. Werren seconded. Motion carried 6-0.



  1. PATRON INPUT
  1. A patron asked Randy Kufahl to find out how many computers are available in classrooms for students to take Accelerated Reading tests.





  1. STAFF INPUT

  1. Anne Suther—Discussed possible membership changes in the Oregon Trail League for next year. The closing of the Bern school took the league down to 8 schools. Possible future school closings include Baileyville and Axtell. The League will be taking a vote to decide if Everest, Troy and Doniphan West can join the OTL. All three schools have 11-man FB, WR & comparable sports. This change would cause added transportation expense for the district.




  1. BOARD REPORTS

  1. Superintendent/Onaga High Principal Report; Dr. Fred Marten

  • Goal and Planning Meeting; Monday, September 17, 2012

  • Playground Update; claim has been filed with the insurance company. Fence repair estimate is $500.

  • Wheelchair Bus Update—A/C is done & delivery is expected for Sept 20-21.

  • Foreign Exchange Students—the district has three exchange students this school year

  • Track Repair—Randy Kufahl stated we need to settle contingency items first.

  • Roof—The new roof has had a couple of leaks but is covered under a 2 year warranty.

  • Lighting Project—Greg Schmelzle has been updating all fixtures and wants to do the gym.

  • Newspaper Articles—Rusty Helget complimented Dr. Marten for the articles submitted to the Herald and Joe Harder for publishing them and photos of district events. Dr. Marten gave credit to Debbie Berges for submitting the article on new teaching staff.

2. Onaga Elementary School Principal’s Report; Sandra Hill

3. Technology Update; Darrin Reith


  • Preparing for MAP testing

  • Computer problems with older pc’s accessing internet

  • Received award notification of $23,027 in REAP grant monies for 12-13.

4. Brooke Smith, Youth Services Presentation—unable to attend meeting




  1. OLD BUSINESS




  1. Negotiations

Helget moved to enter executive session for 20 minutes to discuss negotiations and to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiation position and the public interest. Niehues seconded. Motion carried 7-0. The board was in closed session with Dr. Marten from 7:45-8:05PM.

Helget moved to return to executive session for 15 minutes to continue discussing negotiations. Niehues seconded. Motion carried 7-0. The board was in closed session with Dr. Marten from 8:05-8:20PM.

No action was taken.



  1. NEW BUSINESS



  1. Out-Of-State Travel Request; National FFA Convention

Vocational Agriculture students Matt Rezac, Keyanna Kocher, Chelsey Figge, Ellen Revell & Breanna D’Aloia along with their teacher Keith Figge presented to the Board a proposal for the FFA to attend the National Convention this October in Indianapolis Indiana.

Kufahl moved to approve the FFA to attend the national convention, use of the district suburban, $600 chartered bus allowance with the stipulation that the group report back to the Board on the event. Werren seconded. Motion carried 7-0.



  1. Approve Minutes

Helget moved to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2012 regular meeting and the August 22, 2012 special board meeting as presented. Jacobson seconded. Motion carried 7-0.


  1. Personnel; Executive Session

Helget moved to go into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss nonelected personnel matters to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed. Niehues seconded. Motion carried 7-0. The Board was in closed session with Dr. Marten from 8:30-8:40PM.

No action taken.




  1. Personnel; Classified Resignation

Helget moved to accept Amanda Ross’ resignation as Cook/KIDS Para effective September 14, 2012. Niehues seconded. Motion carried 7-0.


  1. Personnel; Classified P-T Custodial Assignment

Due to the reassignment of custodian Tonya Darrah to 2 hours/day as KIDS Para, the administration recommends the hiring of a 1.5 hour/day custodian. Jacobson moved to hire Dianna Helget to work 1.5 hours/day as P-T custodian at the custodial pay rate. Zidek seconded. Motion carried 6-0-1 (Helget Abstained).


  1. Personnel; Supplemental Resignation

Zidek moved to accept Marshall VanNortwick’s resignation as OHS Rule 10 Assistant Wrestling coach effective immediately. Kufahl seconded. Motion carried 7-0.



  1. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, President Handley adjourned the meeting at 8:45PM.

Board President



Date Approved Clerk of the Board

September 10, 2012 Page Board of Education Minutes





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