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September 14, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

September 14, 2020, 7:00 P.M.  



Call to order:  T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited and T.J. Milford led in prayer.

Members present: Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, Kimberly Copenhaver, Cathy Heinz, Tom Huelskamp, Jared Weber, and T.J. Milford were present. Others present were Cherie Nicholson, Superintendent and Erica Rarden, Board Clerk.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Emily Dizmang, Charlie Littlewood, Kim McLachlan, Kye Myers (Ozone Roofing), Jose Mendoza (Ozone Roofing), Bryan Branstine, Tim Douglass (DV Douglass Roofing), Aaron Douglass (DV Douglass Roofing), and Debbie Wise   

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


Principal:  Mrs. McDowell, not present (Report given via Mrs. Nicholson)

COVID-19 procedures are in place in both buildings

Focusing on quality education along with COVID-19 precautions

Homecoming week

Working on video for redesign conference

                        Superintendent, Cherie Nicholson, report given

                        Football field water hydrant – city or school

                        Building maintenance

                        Regular meetings scheduled with maintenance, janitorial, and kitchen staff.

                        Summer Food Service Program extended – USD 225 is enrolled as a closed site.

                        Lighthouse Leadership council – GS student council

                        Math student surveys

                        Strategic planning


                        Remote learning assurances/Update board policies


Economic Development, T.J. Milford, representative, no report given 

                        Special Education, Kimberly Copenhaver, representative, no report given  

                        SKI-CAN, T.J. Milford, no report given.



Roof Repairs:

DV Douglass Roofing presented their bid.

Ozone Roofing presented their bid.

Diamond Roofing was not present.


Non-residential Student Policy: Copenhaver moved, seconded by Milford to accept the additional wording to the non-residential student policy as presented. Motion carried 7-0.


Grounds/Greenhouse: Discussion regarding greenhouse use, recreational courts. No action taken.


Shared Platform: Discussion regarding alternatives. No action taken.





High School Administrative Assistant: Heinz moved, seconded by Rarden to hire Roxanne Blythe as the high school administrative assistant. Motion carried 7-0.




Milford moved, seconded by Huelskamp to go into executive session for 7 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 7-0. 08:33 p.m.

Milford moved, seconded by Heinz to go into executive session for 2 minutes. Motion carried 7-0. 8:40 p.m.

Adjournment:  A motion was made by Huelskamp, seconded by Copenhaver to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time: 9:14 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President