Rock Hills USD 107 Board of Education – June 11, 2017

President Lori Yelken called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order at 7:02 P.M.  Those present were:  Janelle Greene, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Yelken, Lori Slate, Kenny Mizner, Bobi Fogo, Nadine Smith, Bob Roush, Sam Meyers, Josh Burks, Trevor Elkins, Billie Cox, Doug McKinney, and Jennifer Urbaniak.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the agenda with the changes of adding item number 6a – Strategic Doing with Doug McKinney, moving item number 29 to 26a and item 2 to include May 19, 2018, minutes. Motion passed 6-0.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on Monday, May 9, 2018, and the special meeting held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.

Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to approve the treasurer’s report for May 2018. Motion passed 6-0.

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

President Yelken welcomed the guests to the meeting.

President Yelken read the Workers Compensation Bids that were received. The first bid was from KASB for $21,334.00, the second bid was from Heritage Insurance for $19,570 on a 100/500/100 policy and $19,722 on a 500/500/500 policy, and the third bid was received from Citizens State Agency for $18,141 on a 100/500/100 policy.

Janelle Greene moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to accept the bid from Citizens State Agency for $18,141. Motion failed 0-6.

The Board asked that all bids be re-submitted by Wednesday, June 20, 2018, with both a 100/500/100 option and a 500/500/500 option, to be decided on at the EOY board meeting June 21, 2018.

Josh Burks and Trevor Elkins left the meeting at 7:16 p.m.

Doug McKinney, NCRPC, talked to the Board about the strategic doing process and Principal Meyers reviewed a timeline he has shared with his staff about CTE visits and other items for a possible STEAM building.

Doug McKinney left the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

President Yelken read the Milk Bid that was received. The only bid was from Hiland Dairy for $.2675 per chocolate milk and $.2620 per white milk.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Kenny Mizner to accept Hiland Dairy’s bid. Motion passed 6-0.

Billie Cox, District Technology Coordinator, presented to the Board the quarterly technology report.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to declare the listed technology, textbook, band shirts, band instrument, and vehicles as surplus. Motion passed 6-0.

Bob Roush, Facilities/Transportation Director discussed maintenance and transportation with the Board.

The Board briefly reviewed the monthly bus report which includes mileage, fuel, and repairs for the month of May 2018.

Bob Roush left the meeting at 8:04 p.m.

Kenny Mizner left the meeting at 8:11 p.m. and returned at 8:12 p.m.

Superintendent Smith and Principal Meyers presented the Board with proposed class schedules for 2018-2019.

Superintendent Nadine Smith reported to the Board on the following:

KASB Advocacy Tour meetings are taking place across the state. Common themes include concerns about student truancy and the need for more qualified teacher candidates.

Superintendent Smith discussed an Education Week article about the impact of social media on students and how students’ social media behaviors impact the school environment.

Superintendent Smith shared Miss Elbracht’s philosophy on students’ band instrument selection.

State assessment and MAP test results went home in report cards at the end of the school year. This information and ACT results will be shared with the BOE at the September meeting.

Nadine Smith, Elementary Principal, reported to the Board on the following:

10.3% of RHES students ended the year as chronically absent (absent 10% or more of days of membership).

Two RHES first grade students, Alynza Alvord and Harlee Latterner, were recognized the last day of school for perfect attendance for the 2017-2018 school year.

Bobi Fogo left the meeting at 8:27 p.m. and returned at 8:29 p.m.

Sam Meyers, Jr/Sr High School Principal, reported to the Board on the following:The

Stateline NPL vs. TVC All Star Volleyball and Basketball games were recently held at Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School.  The two leagues that were represented in the contests represented 22 schools from North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska.

Drivers Education is scheduled to take place on June 25-27 with driving schedules to be developed during that time.

A timeline of activities and responsibilities has been created for the process of researching and developing the most accurate building proposal for the potential STEAM building.  The first phase of developing advisory committees as well as potential sites to visit has been completed.  Facility tours will be conducted prior to the July Board of Education meeting.

Sam expressed that he would like to extend a special recognition to Katie Whelchel and Amy McDill who decided to volunteer and take on the project of redoing the girls’ locker room to make it a special place for the girls.  They spent many hours painting and decorating the locker room and it looks outstanding.

Sam will attend a meeting this Wednesday 6/13 at NCK Technical College to look at some schedules and continue our conversation about the possibility of having our students utilize some of their programs of study during their time here at Rock Hills.

Brenden Wirth arrived to the meeting at 8:41 p.m.

The Board took a short break at 8:42 p.m. The Board meeting was back in session at 8:50 p.m.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve Delores Angleton’s request to close the senior class account and split the remaining money to the sophomore and junior class accounts and to open an account for the incoming sixth grade class. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board had their first readings of all district handbooks, including classified, transportation, substitutes, elementary and Jr/Sr High.

Jennifer Urbaniak, Board Clerk, discussed with the Board the concern with substitute teacher shortages in the district. Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Brenden Wirth, to reimburse substitute license fees and renewal fees after the substitute has completed 5 days of subbing, and to also increase the substitute pay per day from $90 to $110 and long term substitutes from $100 to $120 per day. Motion passed 7-0.

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Brenden Wirth, to enter into executive session at 9:47 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 10:17 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 10:17 p.m.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 10:18 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 10:38 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 10:38 p.m.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to enter into executive session at 10:38 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 10:45 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 10:45 p.m.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 10:49 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 10:59 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 10:59 p.m.

Bobi Fogo moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session at 10:59 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and to return to open session at 11:09 p.m. The purpose of the executive session was to protect the privacy interests of those individuals discussed. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 11:09 p.m.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to accept the resignation from Saige Blue, 4th Grade Teacher. Motion passed 7-0.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the annual salary of $103,000.00 for 2018-2019 Superintendent of Schools/PreK-5 Principal, Nadine Smith. Motion passed 6-1.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the annual salary of $70,000.00 for 2018-2019 Grade 6-12 Jr/Sr High Principal, Sam Meyers. Motion passed 7-0.

Lori Slate moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the annual salary of $67,000.00 including supplementals for 2018-2019 Certified Teacher/PK-12 Assistant Principal, Jeremy Luedke. Motion passed 6-1.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to approve the annual salary of $44,000.00 for 2018-2019 Board Clerk, Jennifer Urbaniak. Motion passed 7-0.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to approve the classified pay rates for 2018-2019 work agreements as presented. Motion passed 7-0.

The Board agreed to table Supplemental Contracts for 2018-2019 item number 28 until the EOY June 21, 2018 meeting.

The Board discussed the 2018-2019 Board Meeting dates.

The Board agreed to table Strategic Goals and Long Range Plan item number 26a until next month.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 11:13 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations and to return to open session at 11:30 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 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 11:30 p.m.

Janelle Greene moved, seconded by Bobi Fogo, to enter into executive session at 11:30 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations and to return to open session at 11:45 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 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 11:45 p.m.

Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to enter into executive session at 11:45 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations and to return to open session at 11:50 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 7-0.

The Board returned to open session at 11:50 p.m.

No action resulted from this executive session.

The end of year meeting of the USD No. 107 Board of Education will be Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at the Board Office located at 109 E. Main Street in Mankato, Kansas.

The next regular meeting of the USD No. 107 Board of Education will be Monday, July 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Board Office located at 109 E. Main Street in Mankato, Kansas.

The regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 adjourned at 11:51 p.m.