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September 9, 2019, Board of Education meeting minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

September 9, 2019, Following the Budget Hearing



Call to order:  Barb Whitney, President, called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Whitney led in prayer.

Members present:  Barb Whitney, Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, Tom Huelskamp and Jamie Boese were present. Others present were Jeff Bollinger, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal, Vicki McDowell, Treasurer, and Erica Rarden, Board Clerk.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Emily Dizmang, Kim McLachlan, Cathy Heinz, TJ Milford, Tim Milford, Kimberly Copenhaver, Mark Copenhaver, Donna Norman, Debbie Wise, and Tammy Bollinger.

Approve Consent Agenda: Boese moved, seconded by Huelskamp to approve the Consent Agenda with revision to August 2019 minutes (Reissue vote, personnel).  Motion carried 5-0.

Executive Session: A motion was made by Boese and seconded by Huelskamp that the board, Kennedy & McKee Auditor Pat Friess, administration, treasurer, and board clerk go into executive session at 7:29 p.m. to discuss Audit Report in order to protect the district’s right to confidentiality, and that the board return to open meeting at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried 5-0. 

Audit Report: Kennedy & McKee auditor, Pat Friess, gave his audit report for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Huelskamp moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the audit report as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

Vicki McDowell and Pat Friess left at 8:08 p.m.

REPORTS        Principal:  Mrs. McDowell gave her report.

                        Economic Development, Jamie Boese, representative, no meeting this month.

                        Special Education, Jamie Boese, representative, no report given.  

                        Superintendent, Mr. Bollinger, no report given.    


Personnel: Supplemental contracts

Rarden moved, seconded by Boese to accept Jeff Bollinger as HS school volleyball coach. Motion carried 5-0.

Boese moved, seconded by Huelskamp to accept Jennifer Faurot as MS assistant volleyball coach. Motion carried 5-0.

Huelskamp moved, seconded by Boyd to accept Cord Moss as FFA Advisor. Motion carried 5-0.


Advertise for the vacant board seat.

Add a list to the website that would allow patrons to donate needed classroom supplies to teachers.

Open enrollment period; changing medical insurance from United Healhcare to Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas.

All topics were discussions, no motions were made.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Boyd, seconded by Huelskamp to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 5-0.  Time: 8:41 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President