Washington County USD 108 Board Of Education Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON COUNTY U.S.D. #108 BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
District Office Board Room
Washington, Kansas
Monday, March 13, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Members Present
Rhonda Manley, Rod Stewart, Brad Jones, Kenney Johnson, Jacki Zabokrtsky, Joe L’Ecuyer, Jill Hoover.

Administration Present
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent of Schools/K-3 Principal, Carol Whisman, 4-12 Principal

Clerk Present
Amy Anderson, Clerk

Guests Present
Ryan Terry, Amy Niemas, Calvin Wiechman News reporter,
Scott Romeiser, Celeste Edgar, Hayden L’Ecuyer, Jake Toole,
Malachi L’Ecuyer, Malari L’Ecuyer, Christopher Wright, Kim Miller,
Denise Dragastin, Karen Hasker, Steve Wright, Cindy Heuer,
Jay Kearn, Jill Keesecker.

1.0 Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
The meeting of the Washington County USD #108 Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Joe L’Ecuyer in the District Office Board Room in Washington, Kansas.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve the agenda with the addition of 5i Resignation. Motion carried 7-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
a. Recognize the state-qualifying scholars’ bowls team and their sponsor, Celeste Edgar – Members are Christopher Wright, Kirsten Kingsbury, Malachi L’Ecuyer, Hannah Portenier, Jake Toole, and Hayden L’Ecuyer. Kirsten was unable to attend the state competition, so Malari L’Ecuyer went for her.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
a. Approval of minutes of February 13, 2017 Board of Education meeting and review check register for and approve payment of February 2017 bills;
b. Approval of 2016-17 Cash Balance and Budget Summary reports;
c. Approval of building activity fund reports for February 2017.
d. Accept the retirement resignation of Gay Lynn Manning;
e. Approve district credit cards (3) with a limit of $5000 each;
f. Approve overtime compensation agreement for non-exempt employees;
g. Accept $436.67 from the Patricia Bird Memorial fund to be used in our school libraries;
h. Approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the 2017 After Prom committee to help with expenses;
i. Accept the resignation of Carol Whisman

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 2017-18 Football Changes – Carol Whisman/Scott Romeiser
a. Practicing
b. Number of students
c. Classification
Scott distributed demographics of current and future projected number of football participants and discussed options for upcoming years.

8.0 CHAMPS Presentation – Grades 4-6 staff
Staff members gave an overview of the workshop they attended in Hays. They explained how the CHAMPS program works and how they are implementing the practices in and out of the classroom.

9.0 Continued Discussion – Navitas Energy Performance Projects
Ryan Terry and Amy Niemas further explained how the process works and how savings are verified as well as what the next steps would be if wishing to proceed with an energy audit. Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to proceed with an energy audit for a performance bond through FCIP, contracting with Navitas. Motion carried 7-0.

10.0 Continued Discussion Regarding 2017-18 Personnel
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to advertise for a K-6 principal/ counselor and for a 7-12 principal/testing coordinator. Motion carried 7-0.

11.0 KASB Recommended Policy Updates – First Reading
Superintendent O’Dea briefly explained the recommended policy updates.

Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to take a 5-minute break at 8:40. Motion carried 7-0.

12.0 Executive Session
a. Teacher Evaluation Review
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kenney Johnson to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 8:45 p.m. for 30 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kenney Johnson to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:16 p.m. for 30 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kenney Johnson to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:47 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kenney Johnson to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:52 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 7-0.
b. Superintendent Evaluation
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 9:58 p.m. for 10 minutes with the board only. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kenney Johnson to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #1 for nonelected personnel at 10:09 p.m. for 5 minutes with the board and superintendent. Motion carried 7-0.
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to suspend the high school dance program for one year. Motion carried 7-0.
c. Negotiations – Interest letter due March 31
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to go into Executive Session under Policy 002.52 #3 for employer-employee negotiations at 10:16 p.m. for 3 minutes with the board and superintendent. Motion carried 7-0.

13.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.