June 08, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
USD #225 Board of Education Meeting
June 08, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
Call to order: T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Cathy Heinz led in prayer.
Members present: Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, Kimberly Copenhaver, Cathy Heinz, Tom Huelskamp, and T.J. Milford were present. Others present were Cherie Nicholson, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal, and Erica Rarden, Board Clerk.
Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Yolonda Perez, Charlie Littlewood, Tammy Smith, Bryan Branstine, Cord Moss, Debbie Wise, Kim McLachlan, Emily Dizmang, Nathan Morse, Valerie Crone.
Addendum to Agenda: Add KASB meeting date, vacant school board position, substitute policy, and executive session for personnel. Copenhaver moved, seconded by Huelskamp. Motion carried 6-0.
Approve Consent Agenda: Boyd moved, seconded by Copenhaver to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 6-0.
REPORTS Principal: Mrs. McDowell, report given
Economic Development, T.J. Milford, representative, report given
Special Education, Kimberly Copenhaver, representative, report given
SKI-CAN, T.J. Milford, gave his report.
Superintendent, Cherie Nicholson, report given
Lab Safety Protocols: Huelskamp moved, seconded by Heinz to approve the lab safety protocol document as presented. Motion carried: 6-0.
KASB meeting date: Meeting to be held with Cherie Nicholson and Sue Givens, KASB, June 15, 2020 at 6:30. P.M..
Vacant school board position: Discussion held – Open position will be advertised via social media, district website, district app, and posted at the post office. Deadline to apply for position will be June 22, 2020.
Substitute teacher policy: Discussion held – item tabled until July’s meeting.
Student/Adult meal prices: Copenhaver moved, seconded by Huelskamp to approve an increase of $0.10 on all student and adult meals, with the exception PK snacks. Motion carried: 6-0.
Classified staff salary increases: Discussion held – item tabled.
Contingency transfer: Milford moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the authority to transfer funds from the Contingency Fund, if needed. Motion carried 6-0.
Copenhaver moved, seconded by Huelskamp to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel under KOMA, board and superintendent. This session is required to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed. Motion carried 6-0. 8:40 p.m.
Rarden exited executive session at 8:50 p.m.
Heinz moved, Copenhaver seconded to go into executive session for 15 minutes, board and superintendent. Motion carried 5-0 (Rarden recused himself) 8:56 p.m.
Heinz moved, Copenhaver seconded to go into executive session for 5 minutes, board and superintendent. Motion carried 5-0 (Rarden recused himself) 9:11 p.m.
Milford moved, Heinz seconded to go into executive session for 5 minutes, board and superintendent. Motion carried 5-0. Rarden returned to executive session.
Huelskamp moved, Boyd seconded to go into executive session for 10 minutes; board, superintendent, and principal for the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA. Motion carried 6-0. 9:25 p.m.
Milford moved, Heinz seconded to go into executive session for 5 minutes; board, superintendent, and principal. Motion carried 6-0. 9:36 p.m.
Adjournment: A motion was made by Copenhaver, seconded by Huelskamp to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 9:47 p.m.
For The Board of Education
_____________________________________, Board Clerk
_____________________________________, Board President