Valley Heights USD 498 Board Of Education Meeting Minutes – 11/17/17

All posted Board of Education minutes are unofficial until approved at the succeeding regular BOE meeting.

The Board of Education of Valley Heights School District No. 498 held its regular meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the District Office, in Waterville, Kansas. Board President David Vermetten called the regular meeting order.

ROLL CALL
Board Members Present: David Vermetten, President; Sharon Osborne, Vice-President; Mike Vermetten, Melva Sanner, Theresa Minihan and Chris McNary.

Others Present: John Bergkamp, Superintendent; Teresa Penning, Clerk; Robert Green, Elem. Principal; and Chad Kenworthy, Secondary Principal, Robert Chase and Helen Weaver.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It was moved by Sharon Osborne and seconded by Mike Vermetten to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC FORUM

CONSENT AGENDA
Mike Vermetten moved, seconded by Melva Sanner to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0. Items on the Consent Agenda were as follows:

  • USD 498 Board of Education regular meeting minutes from October 18, 2017 meeting.
  • Bills Payable
  • USD 498 Willson Fund request (See Attached)
  • Treasurer’s Report

Non Certified Contracts Consideration
Sharon Osborne moved, seconded by Theresa Minihan to approve contracts for Katlen Schreiner as Waterville Secretary and Tiffany Watt as para. Motion carried 6-0.

CURRICULUM CORNER
Mr. Bergkamp presented a powerpoint on the KESA process and the School Redesign programs in place in Kansas.

REPORTS
Principal’s Reports
Mr. Kenworthy and Mr. Green gave their respective Principal reports.

Superintendent Report
Superintendent John Bergkamp gave an update on the OPAA Food Service Management, presented a draft of the Willson Education Center building, Wellness Committee update, Crisis Plan update and the Site Council members.

WILLSON FUND REQUEST
Melva Sanner moved, seconded by Sharon Osborne to accept the Golf Course Willson Fund request for $1,800. Motion carried 6-0.

Individual Board Member Issues
Mike Vermetten asked about the microwave use during lunch period. Chris McNary asked about Exit Interviews.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT
David Vermetten moved, seconded by Mike Vermetten to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.