Marysville USD 364 Board Of Education Meeting Highlights – 3/14/18


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Regular Board Meeting Highlights
March 14, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

Superintendent Bill Mullins was present (via Videoconference).

  • Approved the agenda and consent agenda with the additions of:
    Supplemental bills
    6.2 Purchase of Activity Center Items – Ott Electric
    Discussion/Action Item
    6.3 Possible Relocation of SPED Offices and SEC Classrooms
    Discussion Item

    • Approved February 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:
      • Boys’ Basketball Club received $500 from Marysville Sports and Recreation.
      • Vocal Music Club received $579 from individuals for singing Valentines.
        Motion carried 7-0.
  • March is Music in our Schools month and the Dream Girls ensemble under the direction of Rachel Massoth sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the beginning of the board meeting.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum – No one addressed the Board.
  • Mr. Wheeler gave a report on testing, PTO purchasing a black squirrel statue for MES, Crisis Plan Meeting, McRel Evaluations, and ELA curriculum resources which he is ready to recommend Ready Gen. Mr. Wheeler also read a note from Joey and Rose Cruz thanking the district for their support for their daughter, Karla (second-grader at Marysville Elementary School) who won the Marshall County Spelling Bee in January, and finished in second place at Saturday’s 65th annual Regional Spelling Bee at Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh.
  • Mr. Schroeder gave a report on KESA (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation) Mercury 7 Schools and Civic Engagement Standards, teacher evaluations, Kiwanis Scholastic Honors Banquet, student safety groups Rotary Club Presentation, and Kays Blood Drive.
  • Mr. Minneman gave a report on League Recognitions, activities and events.
  • Mrs. Green gave a report on Count your Kid In Screening and Project Stay.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report on Gemini II Redesign Project that is being promoted by the Kansas State Department of Education. The board will need to approve participation in this project provided that 80% of the teachers vote in support. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, will be here on March 28th to talk about the Kansans Can Vision along with the Gemini II Redesign Project.
  • Jamie Minneman gave a slide presentation on band events and success of the band this school year. She also talked about how she felt starting 5th grade band again could help the program.
  • Reviewed 2017-18 budget projections.
  • The Bulldogs Booster Club gave an update on information gathered for partnering together to purchase a charter bus for events.
  • Discussed possible relocation of Special Education Offices and SEC (Social and Emotional Needs Students) Classrooms – moving them off-campus.
  • Mike Mayo gave an update on the current construction project and update on the bid process for the potential Ag Complex, and progress of current change orders.
  • Approved the purchase of new Special Education Advantage Software from Educational Advantages in the amount of $11,504.80.
  • Accepted the following resignations:
    • Bo Downing – Agriculture Education, effective at the end of the school year.
    • Annelle Meals – Agriculture Education Teacher, effective at the end of the school year.
    • Sonja Stoll – High School Cheerleading Motion carried 7-0.
  • Offered certified contracts for 2018-19 school year to: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Cristy Pruser – SPED Teacher in Valley Heights
    • Wyatt Maurer – Agriculture Education Teacher
    • Ben Wertenberger – Math Teacher
  • Approved the following extra duty assignments: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Brandon Wagner – Assistant Boys Tennis
    • Mitchell Shepherd – Assistant Golf
  • Appoved the re-employment all teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:02 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.

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