Marysville USD 364 Board of Education Meeting Highlights – 5/16/18


Regular Board Meeting Highlights
May 16, 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:
    8.3 School Resource Officer Update Discussion/Action Item
    8.4 Facilities Priorities 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:
      • MES Back Snack Program received $300.00 from The United Methodist Church.
      • Track Club received $1,000.00 from Cleve and Mony Walstrom.
      • Boys’ Basketball Club received $100.00 from First Commerce toward the Brett Ballard Basketball Camp.
      • Golf Club received $1,311.00 from the MIT for uniforms.
      • FBLA received a donation of $150 from Marysville Sports and Recreation.
      • The Class of 2018 received $150 from Blue Valley Tele-Communications for counting ballots.
      • The Boys’ Basketball Club received $300 from Landoll’s for the youth basketball camp.
      • The Boys’ Basketball Club received $150 from Bryan Kracht for the Brett Ballard Camp.
      • Donations from the Class of 1960: (Total $2,696.58)
        • Apple IPAD – Jamie Minneman – $399.00
        • Mendini Violin w/Lesson Book, Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow – Rachel Massoth – $269.97
        • Orbotix Robot Balls – Lynn Kracht – $400.00
        • Camera Monitor, Tripod, battery packs – Karen Hynek – $758.96
        • We Present Wireless Presentation System – Karen Hynek – $700.00
        • Tambourine, Cowbell with Mallet – Veronica Olmsted – $168.65 Motion carried 7-0.
  • Citizen’s Open Forum – No one addressed the Board.
  • Mr. Wheeler gave a report on sixth grade promotion on May 21st, Ready-Gen English Language Arts Curriculum, Professional Development, Kindergarten and Preschool pre-enrollment, and scheduling finished for 2018-19.
  • Mr. Schroeder gave a report on the student council election held with election ballots provided by the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, shadow day for Good Shepherd’s students that will be coming to MHS next year, senior signing, finals, Scholarship Award night May 17th, MTSS, Junior High Community Service cleaning the Main Street, and City Park for Mother’s Day, and the cardboard boat race at the pool on May 16th.
  • Mrs. Green gave a report on Count Your Kid In and conferences attended.
  • Mr. Mullins gave a report on Senior’s last day May 16th, Graduation, Achieve outcomes and test data, golf going to State, and gave an athletic report for Mr. Minneman who was unable to attend the board meeting.
  • Reviewed 2017-18 budget projections.
  • Approved a motion to leave district fees the same as 2017-18. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed a policy on use of the weight room and walking track.
  • Mr. Mullins gave an update on the construction project and discussed the outstanding PCO list.
  • Approved the change order in the amount of $32,071.00 for storage room modifications in the Activity Center, and relocate gymnasium equipment. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Approved a motion to enter into a one-year cooperative agreement between Good Shepherd Lutheran School and USD #364 to participate in inter-scholastic activities and athletics for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
  • Discussed student accident insurance. The district would be required to purchase catastrophic insurance in order for students to purchase voluntary accident insurance. No action was taken to approve this, due to low participation in past years.
  • Mr. Mullins gave an update on discussion with the City and Marysville Police Department about possibly contracting for a School Resource Officer (SRO).
  • Discussed the list of facilities priorities.
  • Met in executive sessions for a total of 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Approved the following resignations: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Heather Heble – Preschool teacher
    • Cathy Yager (Retirement) – Special Services Secretary
  • Approved the appointments as presented: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Offered a certified contract to Shelby Cherny as Part-time (.4) Social Worker.
    • Offered a certified contract to Allison Crouse as Social Worker.
    • Offered a certified contract to Erin Wertenberger as Part-time (.2) Physical Therapist.
    • Offered a classified contract to Brooke Claycamp as Paraprofessional at Valley Heights.
  • Following discussion, it was the consensus of the board not to approve extended contract days for a teacher/coach who was already receiving a stipend for that extra duty.
  • Approved the extended contract days as presented and modified: Motion carried 7-0.
    • Jeanne Bruna – 1 day
    • Leigha Behrens – 7 days
    • Ali Busch – 7 days
    • Kathleen Huff – 5 days
    • Chelsea Figge – 3 days
    • Wyatt Mauer – 3 days
    • Robert Shelburne – 4 days
  • SPED Extended School Year
    • Amy Ackerman – 54 hours
    • Anna Berger – 43 hours
    • Diana Habig – 33 hours
  • Extended Superintendent Bill Mullins’ two year contract for one additional year (through June 30, 2020) with a 3% salary increase for 2018-19. Motion carried 7-0.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:30 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 2020 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.