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Rock Hills USD 107 Board Of Education – November 2017

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting – Board of Education USD No. 107

November 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.

President Lori Yelken called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order at 7:00 P.M.  Those present were:  Brenden Wirth, Janelle Greene, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Yelken, Ervin Underwood, Lori Slate, Nadine Smith, Bob Roush, Eldon Dunstan, Pam Dunstan, Kenny Mizner, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Ervin Underwood, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Brenden Wirth, to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on Monday, September 11, 2017, with the correction of Janell to Janelle.  Motion passed 6-0.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to approve the treasurer’s reports for September 2017 and October 2017. Motion passed 6-0.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to approve the check registers and transfers as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

Bobi Fogo arrived at 7:01 p.m.

President Lori Yelken welcomed guests. Those in attendance were Eldon and Pam Dunstan and Board Member Elect, Kenny Mizner.

There were no members present for the FFA National Convention presentation due to conflicting schedules.

All sealed bids received by the deadline for mowing district grounds were opened. The following bids were received:
Oak Valley Lawn Care – 1 year option $3,000 and 3 year option $8,500

Matt Pierce – 1 year option $9,500 and 3 year option $28,500

M&M Lawn Care – 1 year option $9,900 and 3 year option $29,430

Rob Carlson – 1 year option $10,282 and 3 year option $30,486

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to accept Oak Valley Lawn Care’s 3 year bid for $8,500. This will be paid in 6 equal installments each year April-September with the option to opt out of contract under non-compliance and expectation standards with Bob Roush, Transportation/Maintenance Director, being the determining official. Motion passed 7-0.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 7:12 p.m. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 7:27 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith, Sam Meyers, Eldon Dunstan and Pam Dunstan were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 7:27 p.m.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 7:27 p.m. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 7:32 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith, Sam Meyers, Eldon Dunstan and Pam Dunstan were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 7:32 p.m.

No action resulted from this executive session.

Bob Roush, Facilities/Transportation Director discussed maintenance and transportation with the Board.

The Board briefly reviewed the monthly bus report which includes mileage, fuel, and repairs for the month of October 2017.

Bob Roush provided the Board with multiple activity bus quotes as they requested at the last board meeting. It was the consensus of the Board to have Bob come back with more quotes on a used activity bus, with individual seats, air conditioning, a Cummins engine and a bus that is the school bus type, not coach.

Bob Roush, Eldon Dunstan, and Pam Dunstan left the meeting at 8:03 p.m.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, for the 2018-2019 negotiations team members to be Todd Mauerhan, Janelle Greene, and Brenden Wirth. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board took a short break at 8:06 P.M.  At this time, the Board was able to enjoy the delicious snacks that were provided by the Rock Hills FACS Culinary Class. The Board was back in session at 8:16 P.M.

Nadine Smith presented an Employee Assistant Program Proposal to the Board. Brenden Wirth moved, Ervin Underwood seconded, to approve the 6 visit model at the cost of $2.47 per person per month cost to the district for one year. Motion passed 7-0.

Superintendent Nadine Smith reported to the Board on the following:

All required reports and surveys to KSDE have been completed. The district’s Local Consolidated Plan (use of federal funds) has been approved.

The Rural Education Achievement Program (Small Rural Schools Achievement Grant) timeline has changed. The grant application has previously been due in June with awards announced in October; now the grant application will be due in March with awards announced in July. This funding is used to purchase technology for classrooms.

The district’s unaudited September 20 headcount is 320; FTE is 307; and weighted enrollment is 588.3 as reported on the SO66.

Sara Grout, district social worker, just completed one of the first parenting classes offered to the community. In partnership with NEK-CAP, and K-State Extension office, five families participated in a four-week course focusing on positive parenting practices and healthy food habits. The course took place on Wednesdays for 5-7 pm at the elementary school. While lessons and discussions were facilitated with the parents, daycare was provided by volunteer high school students for all children in attendance. The highlight of every evening was a dinner together (presenters, parents, children and daycare providers). Participating parents are interested in future classes.

Results from last winter’s Kansas Communities that Care survey have been released. Mrs. Grout will prepare information to present to the Board at the December meeting.

Nadine Smith, Elementary Principal, reported to the Board on the following:

146 books have been purchased for the library with the earnings from the Scholastic Book Fair.

Total sales for the Scholastic Book Fair was $2,919.54, with a profit of $1630.74.

Prairie Land Electric has donated $100 to RHES for student activities because Mr. Duskie’s 3rd graders entered a poster contest. Mr. Duskie also received $100 for classroom supplies. Thank you to Prairie Land Electric for these generous donations.

Citizenship projects by grade level for this year are: K, 1st—playground mulch cleanup; 4th—recycling; 5th—Adopt-a-grandparent. 2nd and 3rd grades have not yet decided on projects. Mrs. Kriley took 4th grade students on a field trip to the recycling center to learn information about community recycling.

RHES K-5 students will travel to Belleville’s Blair Theater on November 29 for Wichita Children’s Theater productions of The Three Little Pigs (K-2) and Mark Twain: Stories of his Writings (3-5).

The RHES winter music program is scheduled for December 4, 6:30 p.m., at RHJSHS gymnasium.

Family Fun Night will be held December 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. All RHES families are invited to attend to make Christmas ornaments and crafts and decorate sugar cookies.

Mr. Sam Meyers, Jr/Sr High School Principal, reported to the Board on the following: Mrs. Manning and Mrs. McKeown in partnership with Kansas State Research and Extension are once again offering the After School Matters Program this semester.  This program takes place from 3:45-5:45 and is available to all 6th through 8th grade students.  The program consists of homework help, snacks and weekly projects that fall within the Visual Arts learning area.

The Entrepreneurship Fair will be held on Wednesday, November 15, with judging to take place at 9:00, the public is welcome to view projects at 10:00 and the awards presentation at 11:00 in the Little Theater, which is also open to the public.

The Sophomore class will be traveling with Mr. Cox to tour the WWI museum in Kansas City on Thursday, November 16.

Mrs. Remus will be taking students to FHSU to a Career Fair and Job Expo on Tuesday, November 21.

On December 2 at 9:00 a.m. Rock Hills USD 107 is planning to host a 2017 “preliminary” round to the 2017 Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot.  Winners of each division at Rock Hills will then advance on to this competition that takes place at the Superior Elementary School on December 16, 2017.

It was discussed about conflicting events schedule for the January 8, 2018 board meeting that is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. It was a unanimous decision to change the board meeting time to 11:00 a.m.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 8:36 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 8:41 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 8:41 p.m.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to advertise for a paraprofessional for MTSS. Motion passed 7-0.

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session at 8:45 p.m. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 8:55 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 8:55 p.m.

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 9:15 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 9:15 p.m.

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session at 9:15 p.m. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 9:45 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 9:45 p.m.

No action resulted from this executive session.

Brenden Wirth left the meeting at 9:46 p.m.

Lori Slate left the meeting at 9:48 p.m. and returned at 9:49 p.m.

Todd Mauerhan presented a long range plan for the capital outlay fund. It will be discussed in depth again at next month’s meeting.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo to approve the updated classified pay scale. Motion passed 6-0.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the 2018 solid waste collection and disposal contract extension. Motion passed 6-0.

Ervin Underwood moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to purchase hams for the staff, including SPED staff that work with USD 107 students, long term certified substitutes, substitute teachers, classified substitutes, and Rule 10 coaches and to distribute gift certificates with the December 2017 payroll. Motion passed 6-0.

Lori Yelken discussed the timeline for KASB helping the district with a Superintendent search. The process will begin in July/August 2018 to have a new Superintendent in place when Nadine Smith, current Superintendent retires in June of 2019.

The next regular meeting of the USD No. 107 Board of Education will be Monday, December 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Board Office located at 109 E. Main Street in Mankato, Kansas.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to declare the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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.

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