UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 113
Board of Education
1619 S. Old US Highway 75
Sabetha, KS 66534
Minutes of the March 12, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
Meeting was held at Sabetha Middle School / Board of Education Office
5:15 PM – BOE Tour of Sabetha Middle School 6:00 PM – Board of Education Office
Board President, Ed Reznicek, called the meeting to order at 5:15 PM. Dr. Jeff DeMint, Ed Reznicek, Kent Saylor, Leslie Scoby, Jim Scoby and Kathy Lippert were present; also present were Superintendent, Todd Evans, and Board Clerk, Carol Kuckelman and others who are listed on the attached sheet that becomes a part of these minutes. Ann Shaughnessy arrived at the meeting at 6:00 PM.
The meeting began with a tour of Sabetha Middle School.
At 5:42 PM – Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to recess the meeting to relocate to the Board of Education Office. Motion carried 6-0.
At 6:00 PM – Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to reconvene the meeting. Motion carried 7-0.
Ed Reznicek expressed his appreciation to Joyce Stallbaumer for 31 years of teaching 2nd and 4th grades at Wetmore Academic Center.
Ed Reznicek asked to make the following changes to the agenda: Remove from Consent Agenda, Item D. – Approve bid from Edelman’s for SHS Press Box and add as item 3A.; Consent Agenda Item F. – Add Shawna Bitts, SHS Science; Consent Agenda Item G. – Add Keyanna Kocher, Axtell Science; Shelly Schmelzle – SES ISS.
Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried 7-0. Consent Agenda:
A. Approve the minutes from the February 12, 2018 Regular Board Meeting.
B. Approve payment of March bills for the amount of $197,258.10.
C. Approve February payroll for the amount of $691,636.22.
D. **none – item removed from consent agenda**
E. Approve Kansas Association of School Board Legal Assistance Representative as USD 113’s Long-Term Supspension and Expulsion Hearing Officer(s).
F. Resignations: Lisa Lyons, Sabetha PreK ISS; Shawna Bitts, SHS Science
G. Contracts: Johanna Brockhoff, SHS English; Elizabeth Badertscher, 18-19 SHS Building Leadership Team; Keyanna Kocher, APS Science; Shelly Schmelzle, SES ISS.
H. Personal/dock day requests: Christa Schutte, Nicolas Richardson
Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to approve the Consent Agenda as amended. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Kathy Lippert, seconded by Dr. Jeff DeMint to approve the bid of $95,702 from Edelman’s for the SHS Press Box and that that board would pay $47,851 towards the cost of the project (at a previous meeting the board agreed to pay half of the construction expense up to $60,000). Motion carried 6-1.
It was mentioned that the bid didn’t include a sound system or a heating/cooling unit. Dr. Jeff DeMint stated that since the building was insulated it was the board’s intention not to pay for a heating/cooling unit. Kathy Lippert and Kent Saylor indicated that the Sabetha Booster Club could get a bid for a sound system and present it to the board for consideration.
Principal Jayson Tynon congratulated the Axtell boys and girls basketball teams for qualifying for the State Basketball Tournament. This was the first time in school history that both teams made it to the State Competition on the same year. The Axtell girls got 4th place and the boys didn’t make it past the first round. Kathy Lippert congratulated both teams on their accomplishments.
Jennifer Gatz, Director of Student Learning, informed that board that Lisa Suhr, Brian Cole and herself attended the
M.A.C.E Conference in Manhattan March 1st and 2nd and each of them were presenters for the conference.
Kent Saylor thanked the Music Boosters & Terry and Dayra Menold for the new chairs for the band and vocal rooms.
Mr. Evans gave the year-to-date expense report to the board as well as an enrollment update. He reported on anticipated Preschool enrollment numbers for Axtell and Wetmore for next year. Jennifer Gatz reported on enrollment numbers for Sabetha PreSchool. Mr. Evans told the board he’d have more information next month.
A discussion was held regarding viability numbers for the Wetmore Academic Center. Consensus of the board was to make a minimum of $80,000 in cuts. Mr. Schnacker and Mrs. Gatz have been working on a building plan to cut costs. Mr. Evans will have a proposal for cuts to be made at the meeting next month.
Motion by Leslie Scoby, seconded by Kathy Lippert to approve the Summer Food Program in Wetmore for the summer of 2018. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Leslie Scoby, seconded by Kathy Lippert to approve the Food Service RFP for FY19. Motion carried 7-0.
Mr. Evans led a discussion regarding safety issues at the district campuses. Topics included student safety, campus climate, crisis plan. He shared that the district crisis plan is continually being updated as needed and teachers and administrators will have additional training at upcoming in-services. Mr. Evans talked about the need for all staff to be trained in crisis management and how the district will continue to strive to make each campus a safe place for all of our students.
The board reviewed the district Strategic Plan and identified some areas to be completed by the end of the school year. Kathy Lippert gave a legislative update to the board.
Dr. Jeff DeMint reported on behalf of the USD 113 Foundation.
Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of matters relating to employer-employee negotiations at 7:55 PM and return to regular session at 8:00 PM in this room. Motion carried 7-0. Present in the executive session was board members and Mr. Evans.
At 8:00 PM – Motion by Kathy Lippert, seconded by Dr. Jeff DeMint to return to regular session. Motion carried 7 – 0.
Motion by Kathy Lippert, seconded by Kent Saylor to appoint Ed Reznicek, Dr. Jeff DeMint and Leslie Scoby to the Board Negotiations Committee. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to actions adversely affecting a student in order to maintain student confidentiality at 8:01 PM and return to regular session at 8:11 PM in this room. The executive session is necessary to protect the privacy of a student. Motion carried 7-0. Present in the executive session was board members, Mr. Evans and Mr. Tynon.
At 8:11 PM – Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to return to regular session. Motion carried 7 – 0.
Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Ann Shaughnessy to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of personnel matters relating to non-elected personnel to discuss job performance at 8:11 PM and return to regular session at 8:21 PM in this room. The executive session is necessary to protect the privacy interest of non- elected personnel. Motion carried 7-0. Present in the executive session was board members, Mr. Evans and
At 8:21 PM – Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to return to regular session in this room. Motion carried 7-0.
At 8:22 PM Motion by Dr. Jeff DeMint, seconded by Kathy Lippert to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.
Board President Board Clerk