Marysville USD 364 Board of Education Meeting Highlights – 4/11/18

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Regular Board Meeting Highlights
April 11, 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

  • Approved the agenda and consent agenda with the additions/changes:
    • Approve Supplemental bills
    • Remove Item 2.12 Driver’s Education Instructor and Wage from the Consent Agenda and move to 9.0 Personnel.
    • Move Facilities Priorities from 12.1 to 6.4 and make it a Discussion/Action Item
    • Add item 8.4 May Board Meeting Date Discussion/Action Item
    • Approved March 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:
      • Drama Club received $517.00 from the play The Odd Couple.
      • Tri M Club received $136.80 from Pizza Hut.
      • After Prom received $192.60 from Pizza Hut.
      • Foundation received $365.00 from MHS Alumni for Technology Class.
      • Kids University received a $10.00 donation from Nicole Wassenberg.
      • MES received a $250.00 donation from PTO to Theme Day.
      • Approved KASB annual membership dues and legal assistance fund ($8,381.84). Motion carried 7-0.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum – No one addressed the Board.
  • KSCFL-Forensics students who qualified for Nationals in Washington, DC were recognized.
  • Approved the Forensics Students to attend Nationals in Washington, DC in May. (The district will pay expenses for one sponsor, and $100 per student.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a resolution of commendation to Karly Breshears for winning first place in Oral Interpretation of Literature at the KSCFL National Qualifier. Motion carried 7-0.
  • FBLA Students who qualified for Nationals in Baltimore, MD were recognized.
  • Approved the FBLA trip to Baltimore, MD for Nationals in June. (The district will pay expenses for a minimum of one sponsor, and $100 per student.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a resolution of commendation to Ismael Santiago for winning first place in Client Services at the State FBLA Convention. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Mr. Wheeler gave a report on crisis planning, testing and upcoming events.
  • Mr. Schroeder gave a report on building goals, KESA (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation), testing, Stuco, JH Founders Club, YOGOWYPI, first annual Teacher of the 9 weeks award, and Community Relations.
  • Mr. Minneman gave a report on athletics and activities.
  • Mrs. Green gave a report on April being Autism Awareness Month, Count Your Kid In Screening, and Para Appreciation Day.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report on Kansas Legislature as it relates to school funding.
  • Approved the Kiwanis Builder’s Program for the JH Student Leadership Team starting in August 2018. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved adding 5th Grade Band to the curriculum for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 5-2. (Mr. Denner and Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Adopted and approved the purchase of the Ready-Gen English Language Arts Curriculum for grades K-6 at a cost of $88,931.36 with an additional cost of $4,700.00 for Professional Development for teachers, and adopt and approve the purchase of myPerspectives English Language Arts Curriculum for grades 7-9 at a cost of $27,392.80. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Reviewed 2017-18 budget projections.
  • Discussed district fees. The consensus of the board was to look at fees at the May board meeting when more information will be provided.
  • Approved hiring 4 summer workers to help the custodial and maintenance crew at minimum wage and that second time workers be paid 30 cents more per hour. Motion carried 7-0.
  • The board discussed committing funds with Bulldogs Booster Club for partnering together to purchase a charter bus for events. Consensus was to postpone commitments until a timeline for funds can be developed.
  • Approved the Bid of Two Trees/Vision of Wichita in the amount of $65,247.16 for cabling for the Phase II Construction Project. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed facilities priorities and reviewed estimates for the projects.
  • Approved the purchase and installation of a video board for the new activity center in the amount of $40,741.00 from Daktronics. Motion carried 6-1. (Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Discussed the construction project and current change orders.
  • Authorized Superintendent Mullins up to $15,000 for a change order for a moisture barrier for the floors in the activity center. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Authorized Superintendent Mullins up to $35,000 for a change order to move the goals in the activity center. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved change orders as presented (renovate administrative offices, backstops (MJSH) – $352,029.00; gas line, access control system, hose bibbs, electrical, shelves (MJSH) – $70,475.00; flashing, concrete, sandblasting, painting, etc. (MES) – $18,018.00.) Motion carried 7-0.
  • Accepted the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee to award the $250 Oehm scholarship and the Bertha Berke scholarship. The recipients will be announced on Senior Scholastic Award Night. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved hiring two part-time weight room supervisors to work alongside Coach Heuer during summer weights at a stipend of $1,000.00 each. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed the food service program and the meeting held with some food service staff.
  • Authorized a transfer of $50,000.00 attributable to financial contingencies of food service expenses. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved moving the May Board Meeting from May 9th to May 16th. Time and location will remain the same. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Met in executive sessions for a total of 45 minutes.
  • Approved resignations and appointments as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
    •  Resignations:
      • Josef Smith – Social Worker, effective at the end of the school year.
      • Susan Friedrichs – P.T. At Risk at MES, effective at the end of the school year.
    • Appointments:
      • Offered a classified contract to Jessica Palmer as Special Education Secretary/MIS Clerk effective May 1, 2018.
      • Offered a classified contract to Dolph Walton as custodian at MJSH effective April 23, 2018.
  • Appointed Cole Fredrickson as Driver’s Education Instructor at $25.00 per hour. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Appointed Melia Patterson (75%) and Rachel Frye (25%) as Cheer Sponsors for 2018-19. Motion carried 5-2. (Mr. Denner and Mr. Milner voted no.)
  • Accepted the recommendation of the administration and the hearing official for the expulsion of two students. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Meeting Adjourned at 9:39 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.