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August 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting minutes

USD #225

Board of Education Meeting

Meeting will be held in the High School Library

August 14, 2017, 7 p.m.



Call to order:  Barb Whitney, President, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Lundeen led in prayer.

Members present:  Barb Whitney, Dave Snook, Richie Dewell, Jamie Boese, Steve Lundeen and Mark Bergkamp were present. Others present were Corrie McDowell, Principal, Jeff Bollinger, Superintendent, Paula Kay Watson, Board Clerk.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Visitors present, Debbie Wise and Erica Littlewood-Rarden.        

Approve Consent Agenda: Snook moved, seconded by Lundeen to approve the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 7-0.                                                

A.  Approval of Minutes: July 10 & 17, 2017

B.  Designate Clerk (Paula Kay Watson)

C.  Designate Deputy Clerk (Erica Rarden)

D. Designate Treasurer (Lory Finke)               

E.  Approve accounts payable as presented

F.  Adopt Fowler State Bank as the official depository for school district funds K.S.A. 9-1401

G.  Designate the Meade County News as the official newspaper K.S.A.64-101et.seq

H.  Adopt 1,116 hour school year and adopt the school calendar K.S.A. 72-1106

I.   Designate truancy officers for school year:   Corri McDowell for Jr. /Sr. High School and Grade School  K.S.A. 72-1113

J.  Approve 2017-18 Food Service Agreement

K. Appoint Corri McDowell as food service hearing official

L. Appoint Erica Rarden as food service authorized representatives; food service authorized signers and claim contacts

M. Appoint Erica Rarden as determining official for free and reduced meal applications

P. Appoint Paula Kay Watson as district KPERS representative

Q. Appoint KASB Legal Assistants as school attorney

R. Establish mileage rate same as State established rate for reimbursement (Currently: $.575) K.S.A. 75-3203

S. Adopt early payment request policy (Permission to pay bills that have a penalty or deductions for early payment KSA 12- 105(e)

T.  Establish petty cash limits:  high school:  $500.00, district office/grade school:  $500.00. K.S.A. 72-8208

U.  Designate Corri McDowell as Jr/Sr High Activity Fund supervisor K.S.A. 72-8208a

V.  Designate Corri McDowell as Grade School Activity Fund supervisor K.S.A. 72-8208a

W. Appoint Jeff Bollinger as compliance coordinator for Title VI, Title VII, Title IX

X.  Appoint Jeff Bollinger as Section 504 (ADA) Coordinator

Y.  Approve annual public notification of non-discrimination

Z.  Approve annual notice to provide a free appropriate public education

a. Approve Annual notice of Section 504 (ADA) procedural safeguards

b. Resolution to adopt the annual waiver of requirements for generally accepted accounting principles.  K.S.A. 75-1120a

c. Resolution to establish meeting dates, time and location. K.S.A. 72-8205

d. Approve High School Activity Fund resolution requesting exemption from K.S.A. 12-105(b) (Uniform procedure for             payment of claims, presentment of claims, payments in advance of approval)

e. Approve Grade School Activity Fund resolution requesting exemption from K.S.A. 12-105(b)

f. Approve Paula Kay Watson as the Freedom of Information Officer

g. Resolution to establish Home Rule by Board of Education

h. Resolution authorizing destruction of old records K.S.A. 72-5369

i. Approve Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan document

j. Approve contract with Meade County Health Department for school health services

k. Authorize the clerk to make end of year budget expenditures and transfers.

l. Approve participation in the following:

                Title 1 (Improving Basic Programs)

                Title II-A (Preparing, Training, Recruiting High Quality Teachers/Principals)



                4-year old at risk


REPORTS        Principal:  Mrs. McDowell gave her report

                        Economic Development, Jamie Boese, representative, the next meeting was tomorrow.

                        Special Education, No report. Wait until elections to appoint someone to the committee.

                        Superintendent: Mr. Bollinger gave his report




Cooler for the Dome: Snook moved to purchase and Cooler for the Dome Concession Stand. Boyd seconded. Motion carried7-0.

Cameras: Consensus of the Board to get quotes for cameras to use in all buildings.

Insurance: Snook moved and Boese seconded to go with United Health Care with Arthur Gallager as the Broker. Motion carried 7-0.

Classified Contribution Rate: Boese moved to raise the School contribution Insurance rate for classified staff to $500 per month. Lundeen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.




Snook moved and seconded by Boyd to go into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss an individual employee. Motion carried 7-0.  8:21 p.m.

A motion was made by Dewell to offer Jeff Bollinger a Certified Rule 10 Coach for High School Volleyball. Seconded by Snook. Motion carried 7-0.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Snook, seconded by Lundeen to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time: 8:32 p.m.


For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President