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August 10, 2015 Board of Education meeting minutes

Unified School District #225

Regular Board Of Education Meeting

Grade School Library

Monday, August 10, 2015      7:00 p.m.




Call to order:  Courtney Wilson, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance, Steve Lundeen offered a prayer.


Members present:   Mark Bergkamp, Richie Dewell, Erica Littlewood, Steve Lundeen, Tim Milford, Barbara Whitney and Courtney Wilson were present.  Others present were Tom Dolenz, Superintendent/PK-12 Principal and Brenda Wenta, Clerk.


Recognition of Visitors/Communication


Mickey Stout and Darcy Golliher. 


Mrs. Golliher presented a resolution to adopt the South-Southwest Kansas (Region D) Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  A motion was made by Tim Milford, seconded by Steve Lundeen to approve the plan.  Motion carried 7-0.


Darcy Golliher also presented the Intruderology Training for Educators program.



A+ Network, Steve Lundeen reported Ingalls joined the network, an English comp class was added and there is a reduction in fees.

SKACD #613, Erica Littlewood reported basic business was held.

Economic Development, Tim Milford stated the meeting is held the following Tuesday morning after the board meeting.

Superintendent/PK-12 Principal, Tom Dolenz reported the teachers are attending In-service Monday and Tuesday.  He reported kitchen equipment needs, Diamond Roofing repairs, total enrollment only 5 less than last year.  An individual offered $1,250 for the Port-a-Cooler.  Laurie Devine mentored the high school staff.  We have two grants, IXL amount is $75,000.00 and KRR amount is $59,000 for 1st semester.  Bus has been repaired and is back.  The transportation has two routes.  Deerfield cancelled out of the black and gold tournament.  High school football with Bucklin has not been approved by Bucklin.  We have 4 students playing junior high football with Minneola.  Supervision in weight room and gym at all times.  It was suggested to re-key the weight room.  A good report was received from the coaches who attended the clinic in Topeka.  He presented a quote for removing 40 dead trees at the football field.


Approve Agenda: Milford moved, seconded by Littlewood to approve the printed agenda and to suspend the order.  Motion carried 7-0.


Approve Minutes: Milford moved, Lundeen seconded to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 8, 2015 and the special meeting minutes of July 15, 2015.  Motion carried 7-0.


Accounts Payable: Lundeen moved, seconded by Littlewood to approve the accounts payable as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.


Old business:


A motion by Whitney, seconded by Milford to approve the quote from Electronic Contracting Company for replacing the fire alarm system in the Industrial Arts building for $9,933.00.  Motion carried 7-0.


New business:


Special Meeting:  A motion by Milford, seconded by Lundeen to call a special meeting on August 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm to approve the budget.  Motion carried 7-0.


Food Service equipment:  Tabled.


Executive session:  Lundeen moved, seconded by Bergkamp 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 8:45 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.  Board Members and Mr. Dolenz were present.  Time:  8:30 p.m.



            Littlewood moved, Whitney seconded to offer a contract to Donna Norman for IXL coordinator.  Motion carried 7-0.

            Bergkamp moved, Dewell seconded to offer a contract to Logan Walker for the science teaching position.  Motion carried 6-1 (Whitney abstained).


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Lundeen and seconded by Whitney to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time:  8:45 p.m.


For The Board of Education


______________________________________, clerk