Marysville USD 364 school board met Wednesday, and reelected Sonya Stohs President and Chris Denner Vice President. No action was taken regarding special board meetings for budget publication or hearings, pending a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school finance.
Jeff Dankenbring presented a report on the Bulldog Boosters, a volunteer organization which has raised $63,000, and returned $30,000 for requests. The board discussed feedback from a recent community meeting held regarding additional building improvements being considered with remaining bond funds issued for construction work that has come in significantly under budget.
Approval was given on a 6-2 vote for weight room equipment, at a cost of $52,750 with Degenhardt and Schotte voting no. A motion to spend $76,000 for scoreboards and video for the new gym was defeated 2-4, with Stohs, Degenhardt, Samuelson and Schotte voting no. The board did approve a $29,450 expenditure for a pair of scoreboards on a 4-2 vote, with Carpenter and Denner voting no.
Resignation of Rachel Bruna, Special Education teacher at Valley Heights was approved, subject to the district receiving $1,000 in liquidated damages, as per the negotiated agreement. Resignation of Paraprofessional Deb Blumer was accepted, and a contract was approved for Annamarie Wagner as 5th/6th grade reading teacher.
A special board meeting is scheduled this Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. to consider approval of a food service policy, and personnel.