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School Board Approves $400,000 For New Concessions Building
Minutes from the Board of Education Meeting
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Anthony Elementary School
Board Members Present: Kent Olds, Amanda Goebel, Angie Higgs, Tami Greve, Anna Ruth Blanchat, Dusty Albright, Jan Graves
Others Present: Josh Swartz, Robyn Liebelt, Rachel Oliver, Ken Henson, Bill Giesen, Colton Hardaway, John Stainbrook, Crystal Carothers, Holly McDermott, Cathy Coulter, Kelly Schmidt, Tyler Stroud, Nanci Marshall, Azure Eslinger, Chloe Eslinger, Mark Yoder, Stacie Lantz, Juliana Whisman, Jen Clark, Tuanua Swartz, Matte Swartz, Britt Hedlund, Jacob Helms, Tipton Francis, Jack McCoy, Ben Ridlen, Suzanne Clark, Kelly McMurphy
Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance
Adoption of Proposed Agenda and Additions
Motion by Higgs, second by Blanchat: I move we adopt the proposed agenda. Motion passed 7-0.
1) Approve minutes from the March 12, 2018 regular meeting
2) Consent agenda emergency sub hires from personnel document
3) Declare 4 buses surplus (less than 30 passenger each).
Discussion and Action of Items pulled from Consent Agenda Motion by Greve, second by Goebel: I move we approve the consent agenda with the exception of #1 and #3. Motion passed 7-0.
Motion by Albright, second by Blanchat: I move we approve the minutes from the March 12, 2018 regular meeting with the change of the president’s signature to the vice-president’s signature. Motion passed 6-1 (Abstain: Olds). Mr. Swartz explained the process for bus surplus.
Motion by Greve, second by Goebel: I move we approve the four buses as surplus. Motion passed 7-0.
Goal & Department Updates
1) Art Center and USD 361 Agreement
Juliana Whisman from The Arts Center, Inc. was present to share about the work The Arts Center has done in the elementary classrooms on a voluntary basis. Motion by Blanchat, second by Higgs: I move we approve the Art Center and USD 361 agreement. Motion passed 7-0.
2) After Prom Bus Use Request
Nanci Marshall and Azure Eslinger came before the board requesting to use the coach bus and possibly a suburban for transportation to and from All Star Sports in Wichita for After Prom activities. Motion by Greve, second by Goebel: I move we approve the use of school transportation for the Junior class after prom committee activities. Motion passed 7-0.
3) Technology Department Update
John Stainbrook shared about the plan for new student technology in PK-6 grades for the next school year.
4) Transportation Department Update
Mark Yoder gave an update from the Transportation department.
5) Buildings & Grounds Department Update
Colton Hardaway gave an update from the Buildings and Grounds department.
Teaching & Learning
1) Jr/Sr High Curricular Offerings Update
Mrs. Clark gave an update about curricular changes happening at the junior and senior high schools.
2) PRIDE Project
Britt Hedlund reiterated the PRIDE project plan from last month. Motion by Goebel, second by Blanchat: I move we approve the PRIDE Project agreement with the City of Harper. Motion passed 7-0.
2) Divergent Learning Update
Mrs. Swartz and Mrs. Eslinger brought a group of students (Matte Swartz, Tipton Francis, Chloe Eslinger, Jacob Helms, Jack McCoy, and Ben Ridlen) involved in the PBL Academy to share about how the Academy works and what their school days look like.
4) 3rd through 8th Science resources
Mrs. Oliver shared about the process for renewing the science curriculum for grades 3-8. Motion by Greve, second by Goebel: I move we approve the 6 year agreement for Pearson Interactive Science resources for 3rd through 8th grade not to exceed $42,050. Motion passed 7-0.
The board took a 5 minute break and returned at 8:35 pm.
5) 2017-2018 Headcount Audit Update
Mr. Swartz shared about the KSDE audit results.
6) PK-4 Personalized Device Purchase
A discussion was held about digital devices in the classrooms. Motion by Goebel, second by Greve: I move we purchase iPads for the Pre-K to 4th grade classrooms not to exceed a total of $126,000. Motion passed 5-2 (Yay: Goebel, Higgs, Greve, Blanchat. Nay: Albright, Graves) Note from Albright: Mr. Albright wanted to state his “no” vote is because he doesn’t feel we should be putting iPads or chromebooks in PK-4th grade students’ hands.
1) Treasurer’s Report , Budget Report, and Current Vouchers
Motion by Higgs, second by Goebel: I move we approve the treasurer’s report, budget report and current vouchers. Motion passed 7-0.
2) Bus Purchase
Motion by Greve, second by Goebel: I move we purchase a 28 passenger bus from Master’s Transportation not to exceed a total of $53,000. Motion passed 7-0.
3) Suburban Purchase
The recommendation from Mr. Swartz is to take bids for the purchase of a new suburban
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