Marysville USD 364 Board Of Education Meeting Highlights – 9/13/17

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Regular Board Meeting Highlights
September 13, 2017

Members Present: Marc Degenhardt, Chris Denner, Todd Milner, Kevin Samuelson, Steve Schotte and Sonya Stohs

Member Absent: Lanny Carpenter

Approximate 23 Visitors

  • Approved the agenda and consent agenda with the following additions:
    Approve list of Supplemental Bills Consent Agenda Item
    Appoint Sophomore Class Sponsor – Executive Session – Discussion/Action Item
    Approve Renaissance Learning Order Discussion/Action Item

    • Approved August Minutes
    • Approved Bills and Transfers
    • Received Clerk’s Financial Report, Treasurer’s Report, Investment Securities Report, Budget Summary, Cash Balance Report and Miscellaneous Reports.
    • Received Bond Issue Financial Update
    • Approved Gifts:
      • Pizza Hut donated $469.15 to Color Guard.
      • The district received $100 Visa Gift card from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. for completing a survey.
      • Boys Basketball received a $1,000.00 donation from Marvin Schlatter & Bette Lammerding.
      • Received $1,198.00 from Pepsi for the annual contribution.
      • Received $952.94 from PTO for ½ of Laminator for MES. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum — Brian Fragel, Dana Rombeck, and Deb Blumer spoke in support of the current administrators at Marysville Junior/Senior High.
  • Met in executive session for 15 minutes.
  • Offered a classified contract to Kyle Goracke as teacher aide for on-line classes and ISS supervision. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Appointed the following extra duty:
    • Anna Berger as Assistant Junior High Girls Basketball Coach
    • Annamarie Wagner as Assistant Junior High Basketball Coach
    • Elizabeth Stewart as Sophomore Class Sponsor Motion carried 6-0.
  • Received written reports from Administrators. There was discussion on concerns about the large kindergarten class with only 3 teachers.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) process including the Kansas Accreditation Crosswalk with Rose Standards and MTSS, the Vision for Education in Kansas, and the ACT College Readiness report.
  • Approved the transportation contract with USD #475 Geary County for transporting student(s) to Kansas State School for the Blind/Kansas State School for the Deaf. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Approved the Title VI-B Funding Assurances which cover policies that conform to state and federal statutes and regulations. The sources of funding are “pass through” funding, which is the amount per special education pupil. This funding is used for salaries and also includes salary expenditures for IEP Preschool students. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Approved the furniture order to Kansas Contract Design in the amount of $78,826.55 for furniture in the new spaces in the Junior High, Activity Center and new office area, and the High School office suite. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Approved the Apple Computer order in the amount of $15,621.00. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Approved the purchase of a Music Storage System from Wenger in the amount of $8,464.00. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Mike Mayo gave an architect and construction update.
  • Following discussion, consensus of the board was to move forward and send bids out for the Agriculture Education Complex. The board would still have the option to reject any or all bids.
  • Motion to approve the addendum of the architect contract in the amount of $118,000 for fees relating to the Agriculture Education Complex died due to lack of second following a discussion of how the fees are to be broke down by phase. (Mr. Mayo will get the breakdown for the next board meeting.)
  • Discussed the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in the Library/Music area.
  • Discussed options for the walking track surface in the activity center.
  • Approved the change orders with Sampson Construction. Motion carried 6-0.
  • Discussed first day enrollment which is up from projected. The official count day is September 20th. This does not help the district with funding for this year, but if numbers remain steady throughout the year, it will help with funding for next year.
  • Approved the renewal of Renaissance Learning in the amount not to exceed $11,759.45 for computer software (Accelerated Math & Reading, and Star Literacy, Math & Reading for the district). Motion carried 5-1. (Mr. Degenhardt voted no.)
  • Discussed bidding the district’s checking accounts.
  • General Discussion
    • KASB Annual Conference – December 1 – 3, 2017 – Hyatt Regency and Century II – Wichita, Kansas
    • KASB Fall Regional Meeting – October 3 in Manhattan – 4:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 P.M.


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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.