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Board Meeting Notes...

Board Meeting Notes

August 17, 2015

The Board conducted a goal setting session led by Gary Sechrist from KASB.

The Board approved the consent agenda that included approval of the July 20, 2015 regular meeting minutes and financial reports and claims.

The Board heard staff reports.

The Board opened the meeting for the 2015-16 budget hearing.  There was no public comment on the budget.  The Board adopted the 2015-16 budget as published.  The local mill rate goes up 8.4 mills. A majority of this is due to a change in the school finance formula and the reduction of equalization aide to the district. USD 205 remains the lowest total tax levy for school districts in Butler County at 55.485 mills.

No one addressed the Board during public participation forum.

The Board entered a series of executive sessions to discuss employee/employer negotiations and non-elected personnel.

The Board accepted a letter of resignation from Ben McGrew, BJSHS evening custodian.

The Board approved the employment of:

          Hollie Jimanez: BES Title I Aide

          Debrah Butler: BES Teacher Aide

The Board approved the supplemental contracts for:

          Troy Babcok: BJSHS Asst. Football Coach

          Shelby Thompson: So. Class Sponsor

          Jenny Oliver: Fr. Class Sponsor

          Kerri Young: 7th/8th Grade Student Council

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

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