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August 11, 2014 Board of Education meeting minutes




Monday, August 11, 2014      7:00 p.m.



Call to order: Mark Bergkamp, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.


Members present:   Mark Bergkamp, Erica Littlewood, Steve Lundeen, Tim Milford, Marjean Strong were present. Duke Marrs and Stephanie Wells were absent.  Others present were Mr. Tom Dolenz, Superintendent/Principal; Mark Cook, Jr/Sr High School Principal; and Brenda Wenta, Clerk.


Mr. Bergkamp read the mission statement


Recognition of Visitors/Communication:   Kelly Clark


Approve Agenda: Strong moved, seconded by Littlewood to approve the agenda with the following additions:

            Resignation of board member

            Speech graduation requirement

            Superintendent evaluation

            Item B, publish notice of property tax rate increase, will become an information item under Superintendent’s report.

Motion carried 5-0.


Approve Minutes: Strong moved, Littlewood seconded to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 14, 2014.  Motion carried 5-0.


Accounts Payable:  Lundeen moved, seconded by Milford to approve the accounts payable as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.



A+ Network by Steve Lundeen

SKACD #613 by Marjean Strong

Economic Development:  Tim Milford

Principal/Activities Director, Mark Cook

Superintendent/Grade School Principal, Tom Dolenz


Old Business:


KASB policy updates:  Strong moved, seconded by Littlewood to approve the KASB policy updates as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.



New Business:


2014-15 Budget:  Lundeen moved, seconded by Strong to approve the 2014-15 budget as published.  Motion carried 5-0.


Bus sale:  Milford moved, seconded by Strong to approve selling the 1996 16 passenger bus.  Motion carried 5-0.


Executive session:  Motion by Milford, seconded by Littlewood to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters of nonelected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed and that the board return to open session in the board room at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.  Board Members, Mr. Dolenz, Mr. Cook were present.  Time:  8:20 p.m.



            Strong moved, Littlewood seconded to approve supplemental contracts as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

            Lundeen moved, Strong seconded to accept the resignation of Barry Richards as math teacher.  Motion carried 5-0.

            Strong moved, Lundeen seconded to approve a one year contract with Kyle Carland to teach math, continuous contract contingent on obtaining certification in math.   Motion carried 5-0.


Board Member resignation:  Littlewood moved, Milford seconded to accept the resignation of Stephanie Wells, Board Member.  Motion carried 5-0.


Speech Graduation requirement:  Strong moved, Lundeen seconded to remove the 1 unit of Speech required to graduate from Fowler High School.  Motion carried 5-0.


Evaluation of Superintendent:  discussion was held.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Steve Lundeen and seconded by Erica Littlewood to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 5-0.  Time:  9:05 p.m.


For The Board of Education