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...Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting Notes
May 12, 2014

The Board approved the consent agenda that included the April 14, 2014 regular meeting minutes and the financial reports and claims.

The Board heard staff reports.  Mr. Rivers reviewed the school finance situation and informed the Board of the special education Interlocal cooperative’s notice that local district assessments for 2014-2015 would increase at least $20,000 due to decreasing categorical state aid for special education teachers from the State.  Additionally, Mr. Rivers recognized Brett Jurging, board vice president, for his election to the KSHSAA Board of Directors.

The Board discussed the fate of two extracurricular programs, cross country and golf.  Public participation was encouraged during the board’s deliberation.  The Board voted to discontinue the cross country and golf programs for the 2014-15 school year.

The Board was informed of changes to the school finance and capital outlay statues that allowed for an amended capital outlay resolution.  The amended resolution would provide the board additional flexibility in the use of capital outlay funds.  The Board adopted a resolution to publish a new permanent and continuous capital outlay resolution for up to 8 mills.  The previous resolution was also for up to 8 mills.

The Board had its regular public participation forum.  Two patrons shared thoughts on special education and student discipline.

The Board entered a series of executive sessions to discuss non-elected personnel.

The Board approved the employment of Benjamin McGrew as a swing-shift custodian.

The Board approved the employment of Shelby Thompson as a BJSHS social studies teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

The Board adopted a resolution to notify a teacher of its intent to non-renew a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year.

The Board adopted two final resolutions of non-renewal for non-tenured teachers.

The Board approved a request from Kasie Kieffer to move across the salary schedule two columns for the 2014-15 school year.

The Board approved administrative action to terminate two at-will employees.

The Board meeting adjourned at 9:06 PM


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