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Valley Heights USD 498 School Board Meeting Minutes – 3/14/18

Valley Heights Schools – USD 498
Minutes of the Board of Education
March 14, 2018

All posted Board of Education minutes are unofficial until approved at the succeeding regular BOE meeting.

The Negotiations Training Video was viewed by Supt. John Bergkamp, David Vermetten, Sharon Osborne, Theresa Minihan and Drew Obermeyer at 4:15 p.m.

The Board of Education of Valley Heights School District No. 498 held its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., in the District Office, in Waterville, Kansas. Board President David Vermetten called the regular meeting to order.

ROLL CALL

Board Members Present: David Vermetten, President; Sharon Osborne, Theresa Minihan, Melva Sanner, John Walsh and Robert Chase.

Others Present: Teresa Penning, Clerk; John Bergkamp, Superintendent; Robert Green, Elem. Principal and Chad Kenworthy, JH/HS Principal.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It was moved by Theresa Minihan and seconded by Sharon Osborne to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

PUBLIC FORUM

CONSENT AGENDA
Sharon Osborne moved, seconded by John Walsh to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 4-0. Items on the Consent Agenda were as follows:

– USD 498 Board of Education regular meeting minutes from February 21, 2018.
– Bills Payable
– USD 498 Willson Fund request (See Attached)
– Treasurer’s Report
– Certified Resignations for Dana Baier and Nicole McKinnon

REPORTS
Principal’s Reports
Mr. Green gave the Elementary Principal’s report. Chad Kenworthy presented the Jr./Sr. High Principal’s report. (Robert Chase arrived at 5:25 p.m.)

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Superintendent Bergkamp reported on the Legislative Update, Wellness Committee and Site Council/KESA update. David Vermetten moved, seconded by Sharon Osborne to approve the Wellness Committee Incentive Plan and Wellness Policy. Motion carried 5-0.

SCHOOL CALENDAR
John Walsh moved, seconded by David Vermetten to approve the 2018-2019 calendar as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

Additions to Agenda
Theresa Minihan moved, seconded by Robert Chase to approve the supplemental contract for Tim Manley for the 17-18 Assistant Golf Coach. Motion carried 5-0.

Individual Board Member Issues
Theresa Minihan proposed changing the Board meeting time to 5:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Sharon Osborne moved, seconded by David Vermetten to go into Executive Session for the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA to discuss confidential student information for 5 minutes with Mr. Bergkamp, Mr. Green and Mr. Kenworthy returning to Regular Session at 6:01 p.m. in this room. Motion carried 5-0.

David Vermetten moved, seconded by Theresa Minihan to go into Executive Session for non-elected personnel exception under KOMA to discuss an individual employee’s performance with Mr. Bergkamp for 10 minutes and returning to regular session at 6:14 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

Theresa Minihan moved, seconded by Robert Chase to go into Executive Session for non-elected personnel exception under KOMA to discuss an individual employee’s performance for 5 minutes and returning to regular session at 6:20 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

David Vermetten moved, seconded by Robert Chase to go into Executive Session for exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA to discuss proposals for negotiations with Mr. Bergkamp, Mr. Green and Mr. Kenworthy for 7 minutes and returning to regular session at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried 5-0. (Melva Sanner arrived at 6:27 p.m.)

CONSIDERATION OF CONTRACTS
Robert Chase moved, seconded by Theresa Minihan to approve both Robert Green and Chad Kenworthy’s principal’s contract extension through June 30th, 2020. Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT
David Vermetten moved, seconded by Sharon Osborne to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

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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