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June 10, 2019 Minutes

          UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, USD 289

I. CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Board of Education held Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Board Conference Room. President Beth Watson called the meeting to order.

II. ROLL CALL Board members present Beth Watson, Kevin Jones, Jeremi Thompson, Todd Wilmarth, Amanda Donovan entered 6:31pm, and Dawn Whalen.

USD #289 Staff Present Ryan Bradbury, Supt., Sherry Bousman, Board Clerk, Marcia Munsell ES Prin., 
Joshua Snyder, Curr. Dir., Josh Adams, HS Prin., Brad Burkdoll, Asst. Prin.,

Guests Cheryl Hughes, Walter Wehr, Ryan Adams, Carlene Canterbury, Dave Emig, Jack Koehn, Alise 
Chandler, Chris Canterbury

Ill. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Dawn Whalen moved to adopt the agenda. Jeremi Thompson seconded. The motion carried 5-0.

lV. PUBLIC FORUM

V. ACTION ITEMS

V.A. BUSINESS BY CONSENT Approval of

1. Monthly Bills and Financial Report

2. May Board Meeting Minutes

3. Reports

a. WJRC

Dawn Whalen moved to approve the Business by Consent action items. Beth Watson seconded. Motion 
carried 6-0.


ii. Donations

1.  Mid-America Bank

a. Golf State - $100

b. Baseball State -  $200

c. Track State – $100

d. Teacher Recognition – $200

2. 4-State Supply - $1,950.00 (FBLA National Qualifiers)

3. INSCO Industries - $3,000.00 (FBLA National Qualifiers)

4. FFA Donations

a. Keith & Lori Rogers $250.00

b. Scott Dwyer, Farm Acct. $100.00

c. TDR Construction, Louisburg $500.00

Producers (Producers Livestock Marketing Assoc.) $200.00

d. Layton Real Estate $500.00

e. Landmark National Bank $100.00

f. Mid America Bank $150.00

VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. DISTRICT FACILITIES AUDIT PRESENTATION AND REVIEW

Dave Emig with Emig and Associates presented the findings from the facilities audit.

VII. ACTION ITEMS

A. FOOD SERVICE CONTRACTOR – BID REVIEW

Mr. Bradbury discussed the bids received from the RFP. Dawn Whalen moved to approve OPAA as the USD 
289 Food Service Contractor from July 1st, 2019 – June 30, 2020 and approve the contract and cost 
structure as presented. Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Dawn Whalen moved to set the breakfast and lunch prices for 2019-2020 as presented. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Breakfast                         Lunch

ECSE - Grade 5 $2.00     ECSE - Grade 5 $2.80

Grades 6-8 $2.00             Grades 6-8 $2.90

Grades 9-12 $2.00           Grades 9-12 $2.90

Reduced Price  $0.30      Reduced Price  $0.40

Adult $2.75                       Adult $3.95

Milk $0.40                         Milk $0.40

B. CAPITAL OUTLAY LISTS – SHORT TERM FACILITIES PLANNING

Mr. Bradbury reviewed short-term facilities project lists.

Mr. Bradbury discussed adding additional cameras and voice speakers to the ES, MS, HS, and 
Transportation lot. Kevin Jones moved to approve the installation of additional cameras and voice 
speakers at the ES, MS, HS, and Transportation lot totaling $85,827.00, from All Systems. Mr. Bradbury shared he would be applying for Safe & Secure Schools grant that could assist with costs associated with camera purchase.

Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 4-2. Yay’s Jones, Donovan, Watson, Thompson. Nay’s (Whalen and Wilmarth who stated opposed to vote today.)


C. TECHNOLOGY BIDS

Mr. Bradbury discussed the Interactive TV’s and Carts for teacher classrooms. Dawn Whalen moved to approve the bid from KCAV for 48 Interactive TV’s and carts totaling $179,760. Beth Watson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

RECESS

The board recessed for 5 minutes returning to open session at 8:47pm.

D. EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AND GRANTS

Mr. Bradbury shared USD 289 had received a grant for 20 slots for a four year old At-Risk PreK 
program. Mr. Bradbury also shared that USD 289 had applied for a PreK Pilot Program Grant and hoped 
to receive $51,000 from that grant, but the results would be announced on Wednesday, June 12th. The 
grant would cover a full-time teacher, aide, and curriculum. Dawn Whalen moved to authorize the 
superintendent to hire a PreK Teacher and aide if the district receives the Kansas PreSchool Pilot 
Grant. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Mr. Bradbury reviewed PreK fees and use of these fee funds. Dawn Whalen moved to set the PreK fee 
for all PreK pilot program students and peer models to $50 per year.

Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

E. KASB MEMBERSHIP  

Mr. Bradbury discussed the quotes for KASB membership and legal services. Dawn Whalen moved to approve the KASB Membership and Legal Services totaling $10,907.38 as presented. Beth Watson seconded. Motion carried 5-1. Yay’s Donovan, Watson, Whalen, Thompson, Wilmarth. Nay’s Jones.

F. GREENBUSH MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAMS

Mr. Bradbury discussed the quote for Greenbush Membership and programs. Dawn Whalen moved to 
approve the Greenbush Membership and programs totaling $9,514 as presented. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

G. PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE RENEWAL

Mr. Bradbury discussed the annual renewal of our property and casualty insurance including workers 
compensation. Dawn Whalen moved to approve the Willis Towers Watson Insurance proposal (Property, 
Casualty, Workers Compensation) for 2019-2020 totaling $123,224 as presented. Kevin Jones seconded. 
Motion carried 6-0.


H. STUDENT HANDBOOKS    

Mr. Bradbury discussed the updated information in the ES, MS, and HS handbooks. Amanda Donovan moved to approve the 2019-2020 student handbooks as presented. Dawn Whalen seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

I. SURPLUS ITEMS            

Mr. Bradbury discussed declaring vans 01, 02, and 99A as surplus items that can be sold via purple wave, craigslist, etc. Jeremi Thompson moved to declare vans 01, 02, and 99A as surplus items and authorize the superintendent to sell 
them if possible and if not dispose of them in a cost effective manner. Todd Wilmarth seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

J. JULY BOARD MEETING  

Mr. Bradbury discussed selecting a date for the July board meeting and a July date for a special board meeting to convene the Strategic Planning Committee for the annual review of the USD 289 Strategic Plan. Dawn Whalen moved to set the July regular board meeting and organizational meeting for July 15th, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Board Conference Room. Jeremi Thompson seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Dawn Whalen moved to set a Special Board Meeting for the purpose of hosting the Annual Strategic 
Plan review for the Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00pm in the high school library. Jeremi Thompson 
seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

K. END OF YEAR TRANSFERS    

Mr. Bradbury requested approval to make the end of year transfers allowing us to bring the account balances to the desired carryover balances in our funds. Jeremi Thompson moved to authorize the superintendent to transfer year-end funds as needed. Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS        

Mr. Bradbury discussed the Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Grant of $10,000 USD 289 will receive and how the district will use these funds to promote wellness in the district.

IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. PERSONNEL

Dawn Whalen moved that the board and superintendent, recess into executive session to discuss employee resignations, applicants for certified and classified staff openings, individual classified salaries, and to review an individual employees performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that the open meeting shall resume at 10:10pm in the board conference room with Josh Adams and Brad Burkdoll on call. Jeremi Thompson seconded.  The motion carried 6-0.

B. NEGOTIATIONS    

Dawn Whalen moved that the board and superintendent recess into executive session to discuss the board proposal for the negotiated agreement pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that the open 
meeting shall resume at 10:20pm in the board conference room. Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 6- 0.

X. PERSONNEL

A. RESIGNATIONS

Dawn Whalen moved to accept the following resignations:

Hailey Waymire, Career Counselor

Kathy Humpert, Elementary Teacher

Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

B. CONTRACTS TO OFFER

Dawn Whalen moved to approve the following contracts:

Ashli Votaw, Career Counselor

Carrie Lira, Elementary Teacher

Kevin Jones seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

C. BUS DRIVER HOURLY RATES  

Mr. Bradbury reviewed current bus driver hourly rates and how those compared to surrounding districts (classified salary study) Kevin Jones moved to increase the beginning bus driver salary for a route to $18/hr., activity rate to $15/hr., sit time will remain the same at $10.25 per hour, and to approve bus driver hourly rates as presented. Amanda Donovan seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Name                        Department      Position   Hourly Rate  Activity Rate  Sit Time Rate

Mary Chance             Transportation  Bus Driver      $18.00            $15.00             $10.25 

Cynthia Quaintance   Transportation  Bus Driver      $23.00            $15.00             $10.25

Jerry Sykes                Transportation  Bus Driver      $18.00            $15.00             $10.25

Curtis Wright              Transportation  Bus Driver      $28.00            $15.00             $10.25

Dawn Neel                 Transportation  Bus Driver      $18.00            $15.00             $10.25

D. CLASSIFIED POSITION REQUESTS 2019-2020

Mr. Bradbury reviewed the need and potential duties for a district data clerk. Amanda Donovan moved 
to authorize the superintendent to hire a data clerk (classified position). Jeremi Thompson 
seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

E. CLASSIFIED STAFF CONTRACTS 2019-2020

Kevin Jones moved to approve the Classified Contracts for 2019-2020 as presented. Jeremi Thompson 
seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Name                         Position                            Title/Buildi

Ryan Adams                 Dir of Build Grounds       DO

Ken Brockus                 Custodian                         HS

Steve Clayton               Custodian                         HS

John Kappus                 Custodian                         ES

George Laster              Custodian                         ES

Rhonda Messmer        Custodian                         HS

Cindy Samsonov          Custodian                         ES

Kyle Stambaugh          Custodian                         HS

Mike Wiederholt         Assist B&G                        HS/ES

Belinda Brown             HS Floor Mgr.                   HS

Vickie Jones                  Cook                                  HS/ES

Misty Loftus                 Cook                                  HS/ES

Elizabeth Seimears     ES Floor Mgr.                   ES

Kathy Seimears            Cook                                  HS/ES

J Lee Taylor                  Cook                                  HS/ES

Rachael Cappelatti      Cook                                  HS/ES

Annette Engrene         Cook                                  HS/ES

Sherry Bousman          Board Clerk                      DO

Susan McCarty            Treasurer                          DO

Janell Hull                     MTSS Aide                        ES

Kim Smith                     Elem Library                     ES

Terry Wood                  Elem Lib Aide                   ES

Laken Frazier               Full Time Art                    ES

Rhonda Messmer        Elem Class Aide               ES

Melanie Brungardt     HS Library                         HS

Walter Wehr                Dir of Technology            DO

John Joy                        Technology Specialist     ES

Brian Patterson           Technology Specialist     HS/MS

Sue Wright                   Secretary                          HS

Alicia Jones                   AD Secretary                    HS

Glenna Beckley            Secretary                          Elem

Alicia Rhoades             Secretary                          Elem

Cassie Courter             Secretary                          MS

Rene Reese                  Trans Director                  DO

Mary Chance                Bus Driver                         Bus Barn

Cynthia Quaintance    Bus Driver                         Bus Barn

Jerry Sykes                   Bus Driver                         Bus Barn

Curtis Wright               Bus Driver                         Bus Barn

Cheryl Christian           Van Driver                        Bus Barn

Jim Crist                        Van Driver                        Bus Barn

Kevin Kelly                    Van Driver (Bus Sub)      Bus Barn

Dawn Neel                    Bus Driver/Van Driver    Bus Barn

Mark Zier                      Van Driver                        Bus Barn

Tracie Toman             School Nurse                 District

F. SUPPLEMENTAL POSITIONS 2019- 2020

Mr. Bradbury discussed the need for adding additional supplemental positions including Boys/Girls 
Head Golf and 4th Assistant Middle School Football Coach. Kevin Jones moved to authorize the 
superintendent to add the following supplemental positions for 2019-2020. Dawn Whalen seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

Boy/Girls Head Golf Coach

4th  Assistant Middle School Football Coach

Amanda Donovan moved to approve the Supplemental Contracts for 2019-2020 as presented. Dawn Whalen 
seconded. Motion carried 6-0.


ACTIVITY              LEVEL    ASSIGNMENT      SPONSOR              PERCENT              Comments

ANNUAL               High School          Head      Barb Oshel            7.00%

        Middle School     Head      Eric Evans            4.00%

ART                        High School          Head      Ripp Harrison     3.00%

BASEBALL             High School          Head      Bryan Kindle       14.50%

HS/B BASKETBALLHS Boys              Head      Rick O'Neil           15.50%

                                HS Boys JV                        Scott Patton         10.25%

                                HS Boys Frosh                   OPEN                      8.25%

HS/G BASKETBALL HS Girls Head                   Brock Campbell      15.50%

HS Girls               JV            Jessica Rahn         10.25%

HS Girls                Frosh       Eric Sayler            8.25%

MS/G BASKETBALLMS Girls8th                           Jeff Jones               7.50%

MS Girls                 7th          Brianna Kear         7.50%

MS/B BASKETBALL MS Boy                  8th          Brian Batchelder    7.50%

                                  MS Boy                   7th          Mike Berg             7.50%

CHEER                     High School                            Jodi Hylton           12.00%

Middle School                         Tyler Bastress     7.50%

CONCESSIONS       District  Manager                    Adams/Burkdoll   17.50%

CROSS COUNTRY  High School                            Tim Savage           13.00%

                                  High School          Asst           Rick O'Neil           9.10%

DANCE TEAM          High School                            Jennifer Stonequist    8.40%

ELEM PROG DIR     Elementary                             Cassidy Markley          3.00%

FFA                           High School                             Brian Batchelder         7.00%

FOOTBALL               High School    Head              Mike Berg                     15.00%

                                  High School    Head Asst    Duane McCarty            11.50%

                                  High School    Asst              Mark Messer                 10.75%

                                  High School     Asst              Eric Sayler                     10.25%

                                  High School     Asst               Jason Spradling            9.75%

FOOTBALL               Middle School  Head               Brock Campbell           9.25%

                                 Middle School     Asst               Chris Rose                     7.75%

                                 Middle School     Asst              Ripp Harrison                6.75%

FBLA                        High School         Head           Dawn Rottinghaus        9.00%

FORENSICS            High School         Head          Gregory Baird                 6.50%

MATH TEAM            High School         Head          Craig Chaney                 3.00%

MUSIC/INSTRU.      HS/MS                                    Gregory Baird            10.00%

MUSIC/VOCAL        High School                            Gregory Baird                   6.00%

                                 Middle School                        Gregory Baird                   4.00%

NHS                         High School                            Eric Evans                      1.75%

SCHOLAR BOWL   High School         Head           Eric Evans                        8.50%

SOFTBALL              High School         Head           Chris Rose                   14.50%

STUCO                   High School                             Mary Ann Chambers    5.00%

TRACK                   HS Boys                Head          Tim Savage                      14.00%

HIGH SCHOOL      HS Girls                 Head          Mark Messer                    15.00%

                               HS                         Asst            Eric Evans                       9.60%

                               HS                        Asst             Brock Campbell               9.10%

TRACK                   MS Boys            Head             Duane McCarty                 8.70%

MIDDLE SCHOOL MS Girls             Head             Jason Spradling                7.70%

                               MS                     Asst                Bill Oshel                           7.00%

                               MS                     Asst               Ripp Harrison                     7.00%

VOLLEYBALL         High School      Head              Eric Evans                         14.00%

                                High School          JV              Kristin Rice                           8.45%

                                High School          Freshmen  Jeanette Selk                        7.15%

VOLLEYBALL         Middle School     8th                Brianna Kear                        6.50%

                                Middle School     7th                Bailie Brown                          6.50%

WEIGHTLIFTIN       District  Summer 3.0               Brock Campbell                      3.25%

                                Summer 6.0                             Berg/Spradling                        6.00%

WRESTLING          High School          Head           Kyle Patton                           14.00%

                                High School          Asst            Gage Leckner                         9.10%

WRESTLING          Middle School                           Gregory Baird                          4.20%

WRESTLING        Middle School                             Jeread Stonequist                   4.20%

                             Jr Class High School Head         Mary Ann Chambers               3.50%

                             High School                                 Eric Evans                              1.00%

                             High School                                 Chris Rose                             1.00%

                             High School                                 Barry Richards                       1.00%

                             High School                                  Brent Long                            1.00%

STUDENT MENTOR HS                                           Mark Messer                         3.00%

                                                                                  Maranda Stendebach             3.00%

                                                                                  Brianna Kear                          3.00%

                                                                                  Duane McCarty                      3.50%

                                                                                  Barb Patton                          3.50%

XI. Adjournment        

Meeting adjourned at 10:37pm

Sherry L. Bousman