Marysville USD 364 Board Of Education Meeting Highlights – 1/10/18


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Regular Board Meeting Highlights
January 10, 2018

Members Present: Lanny Carpenter, Pam Dankenbring, Chris Denner, Todd Milner, Kevin O’Neil, Kevin Samuelson, and Sonya Stohs

President Sonya Stohs called the regular meeting of the Board of Education to order at 6:00 P.M.

  • Approved the agenda and consent agenda with the change of moving 5.2 – 2016-17 Audit Report and 5.3 – 2017-18 Audit Contract to immediately after Citizens Open Forum. Motion carried 7-0.
    • Approved December Minutes
    • Approved Bills, Supplemental 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:
      • Art Club received $1,000.00 from Guise-Weber Foundation on 1/18/17.
        (2016-17 donation not approved previously.)
      • Vocal Music received $100.00 from the Evangelical Church.
      • Boys’ Basketball Club received $400.00 from Marysville Sports and Recreation
      • Girls’ Basketball Club received $400.00 from Marysville Sports and Recreation
      • Band Club received $150.00 from MCAC for Band Trombonopolis.
      • Art Club received $1,000.00 from the Guise Weber Foundation.
      • MES received an anonymous donation of $250.00 for meals.
      • USD 364 Foundation received $50.00 from Landmark Implement Inc. for FBLA activities.
      • The Video Production class received a $100.00 donation from Community
        Memorial Healthcare.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum – No one addressed the Board.
  • January is designated School Board Recognition Month. Mr. Mullins thanked the board for their dedication to our children and public education in Kansas and they received certificates of appreciation.
  • Approved the 2016-17 audit report presented by Ken Kickhaefer of Kickhaefer & Buessing, P.A. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved the 2017-18 audit contract for $11,245.00 unless the district’s federal expenditures are less than $750,000, then only a non-single audit is required and the cost would be $9,920.00. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Mr. Wheeler gave a report on 3 ELA curriculum resources (EngageNY, Ready Gen, and Journeys); Awards Assembly which grades 3-6 bike give away will based on 5 difference criteria; Site Council, new students enrolled; spelling bee, and the finished demolition of a wall for the SEC classroom.
  • Mr. Schroeder gave a report the on 2018-19 planning guide, Professional Development, Parent-Teacher conferences, pre-enrollment procedures, and new students enrolled.
  • Mr. Minneman gave a report on activities.
  • Mrs. Green gave a report on the Social and Emotional Needs classroom, Professional Development, and SPED excess cost.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report on Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) Process that the district is currently working on as a district; and the Professional Development day on January 15, 2018.
  • Approved the two top priorities as identified by the District Leadership Team:
    Motion carried 7-0.

    • 1) Professional Learning
    • 2) Communication with families and the community
  • • Mrs. Stohs discussed snacks for the breaks during the Professional Development day on January 15th and possibly have a few board members there to serve the teachers. Consensus of board was to make plans on doing this.
  • Approved the Grades 9-12 Education Planning Guide as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Reviewed 2017-18 budget projections.
  • Discussed Capital Outlay projections and expenditures.
  • Mr. Mullins gave and update on the progress of the construction project and the design of the possible Agriculture Education Complex.
  • Approved change orders in the amount of $77,152.00 (electrical infrastructure at walking track, additional power and data at Level 3 SPED and Art Rooms, scoreboard/videoboard/countdown infrastructure, door between Officials Conference and toilet room, modify Activity Center east corridor for future addition with sprinkler line, and raise pipping adjacent Level 2 Stair 4). Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a motion to leave the mileage rate at $.53 per mile. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Adopted the updated policy on Kansas Open Meetings Act. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed the 2018-19 school calendar. A calendar will be adopted at the February board meeting.
  • Updated board committee assignments as discussed: Motion carried 7-0.
    Finance Committee
    Pam Dankenbring
    Kevin O’Neil
    Sonya Stohs
    Facilities Committee
    Chris Denner
    Todd Milner
    Kevin Samuelson
    Policy Review Committee
    Lanny Carpenter
    Chris Denner
    Todd Milner
    Lanny Carpenter
    Kevin Samuelson
    Sonya Stohs-Alternate
  • Discussed private school lunch information and possible changes in the contracts for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Discussed goals and priorities for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year and will continue discussion at the February 7th Training/Work Session and at the February Board Meeting.
  • Accepted the resignations as presented: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Accept the resignation/retirement of Cindy Ring, MJSH English Teacher, effective at the end of the school year.
    • Accept the resignation of Connie McWilliams, Paraprofessional at Valley Heights,
      effective January 15, 2018.
  • Transferred Julia Wilson from Waterville Elementary to Blue Rapids Elementary. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Executive Session – Total time 1:02.
  • General Discussion – Board Training/Work Session – February 7, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the MJSH Media Center.
  • Meeting Adjourned at 9:20 P.M.


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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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