November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016


Regular Minutes
U.S.D. #490 Board of Education
November 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.

These minutes may be approved or amended at the December 12, 2016, BOE meeting.

The Board of Education of USD 490 met in special session on Friday, November 14, 2016, in the Board of Education Office, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas.

I. Routine

1. The meeting was called to order by Board Vice President Norm Wilks at 6:00 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Members Present: Ryan Carson
Monty Hughey
Bernie Spradling
Scott Starkey
Tom Storrer
Norm Wilks

Members Absent: Vicki Coash

Others Present: Sue Givens, Superintendent
Melissa Smith, BOE Clerk
Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Fiscal/Support Services
Doug Jensen, Executive Director of Technology
Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Curriculum
Carolyn Dwire, Patron
Marcia Callaway, EMS Teacher
LuAnne Vides, EMS Teacher
Linette Liby, EMS Teacher
Karla King, EMS Principal
Kent Kunkel, JE/LE Teacher
Alana Kunkel, Patron
Chad Schuetz, JE/LE Principal
Les Limon, EMS Counselor
Sherry Crawford, GE Teacher
Brance Crawford, Patron
Cooper Crawford, Student
Russell Baker, EMS Teacher
Jessica Baker, Patron
Trip Baker, Student
Mason Stringer, Student
Mindy Stringer, Patron
Edith Lagat, Patron
Amy Reagan, Patron
Sheterra Ball, Patron
Payton Ball, Student
Miles Stringer, Student
John Ferley, Student
Jeremiah Kemboi, Student
Tyler Sader, Student
Jackson Houseman, Student
Bryce Barkus, Patron
Raegan Barkus, Student
Allison Barkus, Patron
Hayden Greene, Student
Caitlin Green, Patron
Mark Stringer, Patron
Scott Sader, Patron
Molli Houseman, Patron
Linda Ball, Patron
Olivia Haselwood, Andover Leader
Matt Cooper, Butler County Times Gazette
Mary Martha Good, State Representative Elect
Bruce Givens, State Senator Elect
Randy Ford, Busby, Ford & Reimer LLC

3. Executive Session

At 6:00 p.m. Board Vice President Norm Wilks moved to recess into an executive session for a period of 30 minutes to discuss matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy rights of the individuals to be discussed, with Board members and the Superintendent present. Tom Storrer seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

Sue Givens left the Executive Session at 6:04 p.m.

The board returned to general session at 6:30 p.m. with the same people as listed above present.

4. Approval of the Agenda

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the agenda with addendum. Seconded by Tom Storrer, the motion carried 6-0.

5. Approval of the Consent Agenda

Tom Storrer made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as stated below. Scott Starkey seconded the motion; the motion carried 6-0.

Minutes, October 10th, 2016 Regular meeting
Minutes, October 20th, 2016 Special meeting
Financial Reports, enclosures A, B, C
Credit Card Report
Activity Report
Back to School Survey Results
Parent Teacher Conference Reports
Parent Teacher Conference Survey Summary
Site Council Additions

6. Comments from the Public

There were no comments.

7. Recognition

• County Conservation District Poster/Limerick Contest Winner – Reagan Barkus
• 7th Grade Boys League Cross Country Champions – Trip Baker, Payton Ball, Cayden Burnett, Brennan Davis, John Ferley, Hayden Greene, Jackson Houseman, Jeremiah Kemboi, Guy Myers, Evan Pringle, Tyler Sader, Miles Stringer. Coaches are Les Limon and Gina Meyer.
• State Cross Country – Tim Kemboi placed 4th at the State Cross Country meet and was named 1st Team All-State. Coaches are David Herrs and Julie Jones.
• KASB Leadership Academy Honor Roll – Norm Wilks achieved Level II in the KASB Leadership Training Program
• District Teacher of the Year – Kent Kunkel was selected as the 2017 District Teacher of the Year. Other nominees were Marcia Callaway and Jamie Ball.
• Superintendent of the Year – Sue Givens was selected the 2017 Kansas Superintendent of the Year.

8. Updates

• Middle School
Principal Karla King shared middle school student and staff demographics. Teachers Linette Liby and LuAnne Vides, with students Cooper Crawford and Mason Stringer, presented on Skills Navigator, an interactive program through NWEA that students use to master skills in both reading and math and teachers use to track student progress and needs.

Monty Hughey and Scott Starkey left the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Monty Hughey and Scott Starkey returned to the meeting at 7:18 p.m.

• Special Education Cooperative
Bernie Spradling reported that at their last meeting the board discussed the intent of Senate Bill 367, heard an update on significant changes to the Medicaid policy, was provided an overview of how discipline matters are handled for a student with an IEP, and was informed of the intent of the Cooperative to develop a Lending Library.

• Construction Update & Building Naming Process
Sue Givens provided an update on structural, civil, and mechanical plans for the two new elementary sites. She also shared the process which the Board will use in naming the new facilities.

• DARI Motion Health Pre-Employment Screening & Staff Benefit
Sue Givens provided an overview of DARI – a motion health screening provided through Susan B. Allen Hospital. This wellness benefit is available to all existing USD 490 staff and will also be a component of the mandatory pre-employment screening process for all new hires.

9. District Audit Report

Randy Ford from Busby, Ford & Reimer provided an overview of findings from the district’s annual financial audit.

Bernie Spradling made a motion to accept the annual district financial audit as conducted by Busby, Ford & Reimer. Monty Hughey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

10. CTE Program Update & New Course Approval

Executive Director of Curriculum Julie Jensen provided an update on CTE programming and presented course additions and changes to Culinary Essentials, EMS News, and Foundations to Early Childhood. The District Steering Committee endorsed the course additions and changes on November 2, 2016.

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the course additions and changes as presented for implementation during the 2016-17 school year. Tom Storrer seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

11. KASB Legislative Report

State Representative Elect Mary Martha Good and State Senator Elect Bruce Givens were introduced. The KASB Legislative Report for the upcoming legislative session was discussed. Norm Wilks will attend the KASB Delegate Assembly.

12. Strategic Plan Draft

A draft of revised mission, vision and strategic plan goals was reviewed.

Bernie Spradling made a motion to approve the revised mission, vision and goals statements for the 2016-20 District Strategic Plan. Scott Starkey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

13. School Funding Input

A summary of the Community Feedback Meeting was shared and will be forwarded to the Governor’s Office.

14. KESA Zero Year Quarter One Updates

Assistant Principal Trista Cuthbertson discussed Kindergarten Readiness and resources available through the Butler Early Access Network (BEAN). Sue Givens reviewed the Relationship Rubric of the new state accreditation system and shared the process for creating a District Steering Committee.

15. Approve USD 490 Recommendations

Norm Wilks made a motion to approve the following USD 490 recommendations, which included the addendum. Monty Hughey seconded the motion. The motion carried 6-0.

Ryan Demel, EHS Assistant Wrestling Coach, replacing Robert Hall and Title I Aide at El Dorado Middle School, replacing Angie Wilson;
Buford Pringle, EHS Boys Assistant Tennis Coach, replacing Ryan Hull;
Virgil Reed, Maintenance Foreman (transferring from Maintenance Worker), replacing Dan Gonzales;
Stephen Smith, Title I Aide at EMS, replacing Cassie Hall;
Donald Yates, Evening Custodian at EMS, replacing Steven Brownlee;

Sara Bauer, EHS Food Service;
Steven Brownlee, Evening Custodian at EMS;

Gerald Flegler, Grandview Custodian;

Substitute Teachers
Erika Abplanalp, Caydrick Bloomquist; Melissa Scott;

David Herrs, EHS Assistant Basketball Coach;

Emma Davis, from Bus Aide to Bus Driver;
Nathan Delancey, from Evening Custodian at Skelly to Utility Clerk;
Cassie Hall, from 1.0 Title Aide at Jefferson to .50 Title Aide at Jefferson;
Kirsten Palmer, from 1.0 EHS Custodian to .50 Custodian at EHS and .50 Custodian at Grandview;

Dan Gonzales, Maintenance Foreman;

16. Announcements

• November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
• December 7 District Service Project: “Stuff the Truck”

II. Adjournment

Board Vice President Norm Wilks adjourned the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

Melissa Smith, Clerk of the Board
USD 490
Butler County, KS