MEETING OF MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020!

By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

McPHERSON – The McPherson USD 418 Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020 – these are the ‘MINUTES OF THE MEETING’!!

USD 418 BOARD OF EDUCATION

MEETING FOR MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020:

Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at USD 418 Central Offices.

Board of Education Members Present:

Jeff Johnson – Board President; Brad Berg – Board Vice-President; Emily Greer; Kim Janzen; Brian Kynaston; Ann Parkins; Dale Patrick.

ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:

Assistant Superintendent Shiloh Vincent; Curriculum/Instruction Director Brandi McWilliams; Finances/Human Resources Director Kirby Fadenrecht; McPherson County Special Education Cooperative Director Melissa Strathman.

  • PREMILINARIES TO THE MEETING:
  • 1 Call to Order – 7:00 p.m.
  • 2 Appointment of Assistant ClerkBOARD ACTION: Ann Parkins moved and Kim Janzen seconded to appoint Melissa Strathman as Board Clerk for the meeting. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • 3 Pledge of Allegiance
  • 4 Approval of AgendaBOARD ACTION: Kim Janzen moved and Brian Kynaston seconded to approve the regular and consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • GIFTS TO SCHOOLS:
  • 1 Donation Report – USD 418 schools received gifts/donations and a report was presented to the Board for Approval. {$1,500 from Zack and Rebecca Lock – donation to be used on meal accounts that have a negative balance.} BOARD ACTION: Dale Patrick moved and Brian Kynaston seconded to approve the gifts and grants as proposed. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • CONSENT ITEMS:
  • 1 Personnel – Motion to approve the Personnel Report dated June 8, 2020. Approval of all Consent Items. Motion to approve all consent items.
  • REPORTS:
  • 1 Central Office Administrators – Central Office Administrators reported on the following items: Leadership Training – Adaptive Schools, K05 English Language Arts, and Property Insurance.
  • 2 Leadership Transition – Assistant Superintendent Shiloh Vincent presented information related to the leadership transition. Information presented included the following: Goals, Expectations, and Plans, Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) Mentoring, and Kansas Association of School Boards Training scheduled for June 22, 2020.
  • OLD BUSINESS:
  • 1 Review Contract with Reach Solutions – The contract renewal with Reach Solutions to continue providing technology oversight with full management of the district’s server and network infrastructure was presented. BOARD ACTION: Jeff Johnson moved and Ann Parkins seconded to approve the agreement with Reach Solutions to continue providing technology oversight with full management of the district’s server and network infrastructure. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • NEW BUSINESS:
  • 1 Start Time of June 22nd Board of Education Meeting – The regular board of education meeting scheduled for June 22nd will begin at 5:30 p.m. to allow for Kansas Association of School Boards training. BOARD ACTION: Ann Parkins moved and Dale Patrick seconded to set the start time for the June 22nd board of education meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • 2 Handbooks for 2020/21 (AA) – District handbooks were presented to the board as part of the board’s annual agenda (AA). BOARD ACTION: Jeff Johnson moved and Brian Kynaston seconded to accept the handbooks for school year 2020/21 as presented. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • 3 Supplemental Contracts – A list of individuals being recommended for supplemental contracts for school year 2020/21 was presented to the board. BOARD ACTION: Brian Kynaston moved and jeff Johnson seconded to accept the supplemental contracts as recommended for the school year 2020/21. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • 4 Workers Compensation Provider – Kirby Fadenrecht, Finance & Human Resources Director, presented to the board a comparison of worker’s compensation providers and associated deductibles and costs. BOARD ACTION: Jeff Johnson moved and Brian Kynaston seconded to accept the proposal from Elliott Insurance Agency to provide Risk Administration Services, Inc. workers’ compensation insurance, at the $2,500 deductible option for the 2020-21 school year. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • ROUTINE ITEMS:
  • 1 Disposition of Minutes – Motion to approve the May 26, 2020 board of education minutes.
  • 2 Clerk’s Report – Motion to approve the Clerk’s Report dated May 2020.
  • 3 Treasurer’s Report – Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated May 2020.
  • 4 Payment of Bills – (as reported by board members Brian Kynaston and Jeff Johnson) Motion to approve.
  • 5 Approval of Routine Items – Motion to approve routine items. BOARD ACTION: Ann Parkins moved and Jeff Johnson seconded to approve the routine items. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
  • CONCLUSION OF MEETING ITEMS:
  • 1 Announcements – BOE Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.; BOE Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.; BOE Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • 2 Next Meeting Possible Items – KASB Training & Strategic Planning; Review of Gifts for Year (AA); Authorization to Make End-of-Year Transfers (AA); Textbook Fees for school year 2020/21 (AA); Classroom Fees for school year 2020/21 (AA); Meal Prices for school year 2020/21 (AA); Lunch Prices for school year 2020/21 (AA); Food Service Agreements (AA); Early Childhood Tuition Rates (AA).
  • 3 Future Meeting Suggested Items – Board of Education Officer Elections for school year 2020/21; Board of Education Member Appointments for school year 2020/21; Organizational Business; McPherson High School Graduation Plans.
  • 4 Board Member Items – Time reserved for Board member conversation.

Adjournment – Brad Berg declared the board of education meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

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