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July 15, 2019, Board of Education meeting minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

July 15th, 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, Tom Huelskamp, Richie Dewell, Jamie Boese, and Jennifer Bartlett were present. Others present were Jeff Bollinger, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal, and Erica Rarden, Board Clerk.

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

Approve Consent Agenda: Boese moved, seconded by Rarden to approve the accounts payable as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

Dewell moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 7-0.

Approval for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years as presented.


A.  Approval of Minutes: June 10, 2019

B.  Designate Clerk (Erica Littlewood-Rarden)

C.  Designate Deputy Clerk (Valerie Crone)

D. Designate Treasurer (Vicki McDowell)  

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 2019-2020 Food Service Agreement

K. Appoint Corri McDowell as food service hearing official

L. Appoint Valerie Crone 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 Erica Rarden as district KPERS representative

Q. Appoint KASB Legal Assistants as school attorney

R. Establish mileage rate same as State established rate for reimbursement (Currently: $.54.5) 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 Erica Rarden 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, gave her report.

                        Special Education, Jamie Boese, representative, gave her report.

                        Superintendent, Mr. Bollinger gave his report.    


New Hires: Boese moved, seconded Bartlett to approve the following new hires:

Cord Moss – Industrial Arts, Susan Flax – Business/Art, Allison Padgett – Instructional Assistant, Gillian McNemer – Bus Driver, and Wayne Behring – Bus Driver. Motion carried 7-0.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Dewell, seconded by Huelskamp to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time: 7:42 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President