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WASHINGTON COUNTY U.S.D. #108 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, April 10, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Members Present
Rhonda Manley, Rod Stewart, Brad Jones, Jacki Zabokrtsky, Joe L’Ecuyer & Jill Hoover.

Administration Present
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent of Schools/K-3 Principal, Carol Whisman, 4-12 Principal.

Clerk Present
Amy Anderson, Clerk

Guests Present
Bryce Miller, Christian Pihl, Calvin Wiechman-News reporter, Amanda Baustert, Hailee Bennett, Sadie Baustert, Stacy Lovgren, Jennifer Bennett, Robert Bennett, Sierra Evans, Jordyn Rumsey, Garrett Cudney, Audrey Pingel, Teryl Goeckel & Lisa Ouellette.
1.0 Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
The meeting of the Washington County USD #108 Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Joe L’Ecuyer in the District Office Board Room in Washington, Kansas. Kenney Johnson and Jill Hoover were absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Jacki Zabokrtsky moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the agenda with the addition of 5H Resignation – Amelia L’Ecuyer. Motion carried 5-0.
Jill Hoover arrived at 7:01 p.m.
3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
a. Rod Stewart – NSBA Report – Rod reported on the NSBA conference he attended in Denver March 24-27. He attended workshops with topics which focused on higher performing boards to create higher performing schools.

4.0 Audience with the Public
a. Stacy Lovgren and members of the dance team – Several members and parents of the dance team spoke and asked the board to rescind the suspension of the dance team for the 2017-2018 school year.

5.0 Consent Agenda
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to approve the consent agenda as amended. Motion carried 6-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
a. Approval of minutes of March 13, 2017 Board of Education meeting;
b. Review check register for and approve payment of March 2017 bills;

c. Approval of 2016-17 Cash Balance and Budget Summary reports;
d. Approval of building activity fund reports for March 2017;
e. Approve membership renewal to KASB for the 2017-18 school year with the Season Pass ($1500) in the total amount of $7141;
f. Approve the Legal Assistance Fund fee for KASB for the school year 2017-18 in the amount of $1650 (required to belong to KASB to be able to belong to the Legal Assistance Fund;
g. Approve hiring of Misty Baker as 4th grade instructor;
h. Accept resignation of Amelia L’Ecuyer as medical aide and high school assistant volleyball coach.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Special Education Report – Audrey Pingel
Audrey explained the services provided by LCNCK, the Special Education Cooperative, to its five member schools – Clifton-Clyde, Concordia, Pike Valley, Republic County, and Washington County.

8.0 Concussion Protocol
Brad Jones read a letter from Evan Jones, who suffered a concussion, requesting implementation of baseline concussion testing. Lisa Ouellette showed a video on concussions. It was the consensus of the board to proceed with implementation of baseline concussion testing and to include the protocol in the handbook for the 2017- 2018 school year.

Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to take a 5-minute recess at 8:05 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.

9.0 Possible One-to-One Computer Proposal – Bryce Miller
Ms. O’Dea, Teryl Goeckel, and Bryce Miller spoke about the advantages of providing one-to-one Chromebooks for students in grades 7-12. It was the consensus of the board to move forward with this, and the board requested Bryce research tech fees charged by other districts for one-to-one Chromebooks and to ask the teachers what size of Chromebook they prefer for their use.

10.0 KASB Recommended Policy Updates – second reading for approval
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to approve the board policies as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

11.0 Procedures for Principal Interviews
a. Application deadline – April 13
b. BOE members on committee – Board members will let Ms. O’Dea know if they are available and interested in participating in the interview process.
c. Group of school employees – Ms. O’Dea will have staff members participate in the principal interviews.
d. Interview schedule – week of April 24? – Interviews will be scheduled starting the week of April 24.
e. Salary ranges for both positions – A salary of $65,000 with a 10½- or 11- month contract for one year was suggested.

12.0 Board Discussions
a. May 8 BOE meeting date/time (same as annual FFA banquet) – Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to change the time and location of the board meeting to 6:00 p.m. in the high school library. Motion carried 6-0.
b. WCHS graduation – Sunday, May 14 2:00 p.m. – Rod Stewart, Rhonda, Manley, and Jill Hoover will present diplomas at the high school graduation. Brad Jones and Jill Hoover will present diplomas at the 8th grade promotion on Tuesday, May 16th.

13.0 Executive Session
a. Personnel
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:05 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and clerk. Motion carried 6-0. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Brad Jones to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:11 p.m. for 15 minutes with the board and superintendent. Motion carried 6-0. Kenney Johnson joined the meeting via phone at 9:11 p.m. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:27 p.m. for 10 minutes with the board and superintendent. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to go into Executive Session under Policy
002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:57 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 10:03 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0.
b. Student Matter
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #5 for a student matter at 9:38 p.m. for 10 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52
#5 for a student matter at 9:48 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Jacki Zabokrtsky moved, seconded by Brad Jones to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #5 for a student matter at 9:54 p.m. for 2 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0.
c. Negotiations
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #3 for employer-employee negotiations at 10:08 p.m. for 3 minutes with the board and superintendent. Motion carried 7-0.

14.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.

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