Rock Hills USD 107 Board Of Education – March 2017

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

Board of Education USD No. 107

March 9, 2017

7:00 P.M.

 

President Brenden Wirth called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order at 7:00 P.M.  Those present were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Todd Mauerhan, Janelle Greene, Lori Slate, Bobi Fogo, Nadine Smith, Sam Meyers, Bob Roush, Billie Cox, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the agenda with the addition of Agenda Item Number 23b, Board Training. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on Monday, February 13, 2017, with the correction of the District Liability Insurance bid proposal being received from Citizen’s State Agency not Citizens State Agency. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to approve the Treasurer’s Report for January 2017 and February 2017 as presented. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the check registers and transfers as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

President Brenden Wirth welcomed the guests and thanked them for coming.

 

Billie Cox, District Technology Coordinator, was present to review the quarterly Technology Report with the Board.

 

Billie Cox, Technology Director, requested approval on technology purchases for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Board reviewed the 2017-2018 purchasing recommendations made by the Technology Committee.  Todd Mauerhan, Board Member representative on the Technology Committee, and Superintendent Smith discussed details of the recommendations with the Board.

 

Lori Yelken moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the purchase of committee approved technology equipment and software for 2017-2018 totaling $93,374.00 as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to approve the Voice Service, Internet Access, and 200 mg bandwidth Fiber Wan Service agreements with Cunningham Cable for 2017-2018 as presented and to approve Nex-Tech Quote NEXQ7355 for SonicWALL for $6,935.34, Nex-Tech Quote NEXO7343 for Sonic WALL Comprehensive Gateway Security, and Nex-Tech Quote NEXQ7342 for maintenance as needed for $24,360.00 pending both Board and E-Rate approval for 2017-2018 as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Billie Cox left the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Facilities Director Bob Roush discussed district maintenance with the Board.

Lori Yelken moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the bid from Walt’s Furniture for carpet in the Elementary library for $3,435.39, which includes tearing out the old carpet, prepping the floor, installation of new carpet and removal of old carpet from premises. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Yelken, to approve the bid from Walt’s Furniture for tile in the Elementary basement hallway for $2,982.00, which includes installation of tiles and cove base, removal of existing paint on the floor, fill in of rubber mat area and repair of any cracks and seal the floor. Motion passed 6-0.

 

It was decided to table any action on new tile at the High School at this time.

 

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Yelken, to approve the bid from The Topeka Foundry & Iron Works Co., for 20 doors for the gym area at the High School for $15,070.00, which includes doors, door pulls, door closers, hinges and installation. Motion passed 6-0.

 

The Board asked Bob Roush to bring paint bids to the April meeting.
The Board reviewed and discussed the district transportation report, which includes mileage, fuel, and repairs for the month of February 2017.

 

Nadine Smith presented a request to purchase student supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Janelle Greene moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the request for supplies for Pre-K through 8th grade for $5,694.72 from Staples Advantage. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers presented a request for new whiteboard/bulletin boards for the grade school and high school.

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the bids as stated from School Outfitters for $11,516.09 and from MyWhiteBoards.com for $1,059.00. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Bob Roush left the meeting at 8:06 p.m.

 

The Board took a short break at 8:07 P.M.  At this time, the Board was able to enjoy the delicious snacks that were provided by the Rock Hills FACS Culinary Class. The Board was back in session at 8:15 P.M.

 

Superintendent Smith reported to the Board about the following items:
Superintendent Smith shared information with the BOE regarding cyber security

insurance coverage.
Smith shared information with the BOE regarding best practices for assigned student seating on buses.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the adequacy portion of

the Gannon school finance case on March 2. The court determined the evidence

shows that the state is failing to provide approximately one-fourth of all its public

school K-12 students with the basic skills of both reading and math, and that it is

leaving further behind significant groups of other students. The state Legislature has

until June 30 to respond with a school finance formula that will meet the adequacy

requirement.

 

The licensed personnel report has been submitted to KSDE in preparation for

uploading enrollment/grade records in student-teacher course outcomes for all CTE

enrollment.

 

The district is preparing for the KSDE enrollment audit scheduled for the week of

April 17.

 

Billie Cox is working on a comprehensive electronic data self-audit checklist for USD

107, and she will report to the BOE on this during her next quarterly report in June.

 

Sara Grout attended a NEK-CAP meeting recently. Discussion included summer food

program, summer rec/learning program with lunch served, and pursuing Head Start

grant again. Mrs. Grout will be researching Head Start possibilities.

 

A team of 10 educators from RHJSHS will attend Career Cruising implementation

training March 14. These 10 will serve as the steering and implementation

committee of the IPS program at RHJSHS.

 

Nadine Smith, PreK-6 Principal, reported to the Board about the following items:

3rd grade students are working on their careers book. Mrs. Kriley received a grant

from Nex-Tech to cover the cost of one hardbound book for each student.

 

Dr. Seuss Day was a great success with volunteers planning and leading all of the

book reading and classroom activities. We ended the event with birthday cake and a

short video.

 

Kansas assessments will begin the week after spring break.

 

RHES Spring Concert is scheduled for April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the RHJSHS gymnasium.

 

PK Roundup is scheduled for April 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

The annual Storyteller performance for RHES students is Thursday, April 27 at

RHJSHS. Pike Valley Elementary will once again join Rock Hills for the performance.

 

Sam Meyers, 7-12 Principal, reported to the Board about the following:
Ten teachers and Mr. Meyers will be attending an in-service on Career Cruising on March 14.  One of the main goals of this will be to begin to develop a greater understanding of this program so that we can effectively use a teacher advisory process to assist students with their academic program as well as their college and career planning.

 

We will be hosting a career and tech education student and parent information presentation and pre-enrollment night on March 27 at 6:30 p.m.  During this event, parents and students will be able to hear about the career pathway classes that we offer at Rock Hills as well as the benefits of completing one or more of these career pathways.  In addition, the parents and students will meet with advisors and select their CTE pathways and develop a course of study plan for their four years of high school.

 

The junior and senior classes will be participating in a legislative experience trip to Topeka on March 21.  During this trip they will meet with the governor, sit in on sessions of the legislature, meet with our district’s legislators, and tour the Kansas Supreme Court.  The trip is sponsored by Farm Bureau.

 

Driver’s education instructor Terri Engelbert will be having a meeting at 2:00 on March 30 to enroll students in the driver’s education class for this summer.  The classes will run from June 22 – July 3.  Paperwork has been distributed to interested students as well as parent letters have been sent home.
State Assessment testing is scheduled to begin on April 5 and MAPS testing is scheduled to begin on May 2.

 

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Lori Yelken, to enter into executive session at 8:43 P.M. to discuss matters affecting students and to return to open session at 8:46 P.M. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Those entering into executive session were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, Sam Meyers, and Nadine Smith.

 

Those returning from executive session were: Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, Sam Meyers, and Nadine Smith.

 

No action resulted from this executive session.

 

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Lori Yelken, to enter into executive session at 8:46 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 9:05 P.M. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Those entering into executive session were: Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, Sam Meyers, and Nadine Smith.

 

Nadine Smith & Sam Meyers left executive session at 8:58 P.M.

 

Those returning from executive session were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, and Janelle Greene.

 

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Lori Yelken, to enter into executive session at 9:05 P.M. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 9:12 P.M. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Those entering into executive session were: Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, Sam Meyers, and Nadine Smith.

 

Those returning from executive session were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, Sam Meyers, and Nadine Smith.

 

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to approve Belinda Jeffery as the 2016-2017 High School golf coach.

 

Sam Meyers left the meeting at 9:14 P.M.

 

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Todd Mauerhan, to enter into executive session at 9:15 P.M. to discuss employer-employee negotiations and to return to open session at 9:20 P.M. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the public interest in negotiating a contract which is in the best interests of the school district and its patrons. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Those entering into executive session were: Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

 

Those returning from executive session were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

 

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Todd Mauerhan, to enter into executive session at 9:20 P.M. to discuss employer-employee negotiations and to return to open session at 9:40 P.M. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the public interest in negotiating a contract which is in the best interests of the school district and its patrons. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Those entering into executive session were: Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

 

Jennifer Urbaniak left executive session at 9:28 P.M. and returned at 9:30 P.M.

 

Those returning from executive session were:  Brenden Wirth, Lori Yelken, Bobi Fogo, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Janelle Greene, and Jennifer Urbaniak

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to have Jennifer Urbaniak, Board Clerk, draft and send the 2017-18 negotiations letter to the Rock Hills Education Association.

 

Lori Yelken moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to approve the donation from the family of Patricia Bird, in the amount of $436.67 to be used to purchase library books for RHES and RHJSHS. Motion passed 6-0.

 

The Board requested that Superintendent Smith contact KASB about possible board training prior to April 10 meeting.

 

The next regular meeting of the USD No. 107 Board of Education will be Monday, April 10, 2017, at 7:00 P.M at the Board Office located at 109 E. Main Street in Mankato, Kansas 66956.

 

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to declare the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 adjourned at 9:57 P.M.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Signed:  _________________________________

President, Board of Education

Attest:  _____________________________

Clerk, Board of Education