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May 13, 2019, Board of Education meeting minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

May 13th, 2019, 7 p.m.



Call to order:  Barb Whitney, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Whitney led in prayer.

Members present:  Barb Whitney, Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, Jamie Boese, and Jennifer Bartlett were present. Others present were Jeff Bollinger, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal, and Erica Rarden, Board Clerk. Richie Dewell and Tom Huelskamp were not present.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Sign-in sheet available.

Approve Consent Agenda: Boyd moved, seconded by Rarden to approve the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 4-0.       

REPORTS        Principal:  Mrs. McDowell gave her report.

                        Economic Development, Jamie Boese, representative – Report given

                        Special Education, Jamie Boese, representative – No report    

                        Superintendent, Mr. Bollinger gave his report.    


 New Board Member: Jennifer Bartlett was sworn in as new board member at 7:57 PM

Amended 2018-19 Budget: Boese moved, seconded by Rarden to accept the amended budget. Motion carried  5-0.

Authorized Food Representative – Boese moved, seconded by Bartlett to appoint Erica Littlewood-Rarden as the authorized food representative for food service. Motion carried – 5-0.

Growth Plan Ideas – Rarden moved, seconded by Boese to expand the bus route into Dodge City with a bus driver. Motion carried 5-0.

Discussion held: The board is considering purchasing homes in the city of Fowler.

Lawn Mower – Rarden moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the purchase of a new Grasshopper lawn mower with attachments. Motion carried 5-0.

School Vehicle: Boese moved, seconded by Bartlett to approve the purchase of a new Ford Transit Van. Motion carried 4-1 (Rarden).

Roof Repairs: Rarden moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the bid by Diamond Roofing to repair the roof leaks in the grade school building. Motion carried 5-0.

Treasurer: Boese moved, seconded by Bartlett to approve Vicki McDowell as District Treasurer. Motion carried 5-0.

Resignation/New Hires: Boese moved, seconded Rarden to approve the resignations of Rebecca Heinz, Lisa Tatro, Craig Maynard, and Erica Foster; and to hire Grace Powell and Jennifer Faurot, and the supplemental contracts as presented. Motion carried 3-2 (Bartlett, Boyd)

Adjournment:  A motion was made by Boyd, seconded by Bartlett to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 5-0.  Time: 9:00 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President