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December 14, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

December 14, 2020, 7:00 P.M.  



Call to order:  T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:59 p.m. 

Members present: Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, Kimberly Copenhaver, Jared Weber, Tom Huelskamp, and T.J. Milford were present. Others present were Cherie Nicholson, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal, and Erica Littlewood, Board Clerk. Cathy Heinz was not present.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: David Adams, Emily Dizmang, Bryan Branstine, Zach Wlazlak, Josue Lozano, Kim McLachlan, Elijah, Zortman, Bobby Littlewood, Sofia Boyd, Ximena Bautista, Anthony Mendoza, Said Mendoza, Makenna Smith, Morgan Durbin, Jimmy Fink.

Approve Consent Agenda: Huelskamp moved, seconded by Boyd to approve the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 6-0.



Youth Leadership Council: Members of the Youth Leadership Council presented to the board.


Fowler Legacy Foundation Grow Grant: Elijah Zortman presented to the board.


English in the Workplace JH/HS Electives: The ELA English in the Workplace class presented to the board.


Walker Mower: Milford moved, seconded by Rarden to place the Walker Mower up for bid. Bid closing date will be January 14, 2021. Motion carried 7-0.





Economic Development: Milford – no report given.

Special Ed Co-Op: Copenhaver gave her report.

Data Updates: McDowell gave her report.

Principal Update: McDowell gave her report.

KESA update – district accreditation

Winter Sports – KSHSAA rulings update

Powerlifting update

Additional students attending DC3 2nd semester

Transportation/Maintenance Updates: Bryan Branstine gave his report.

White Suburban has been repaired and is back in service.

Updates on buses and transportation

Update on John Deere tractor.

Update on roof project

Grease trap in kitchen – maintenance schedule

General maintenance update

Superintendent Update: Nicholson gave her report.

Reminder of President and Vice President nominations are needed at January’s board meeting

Meeting dates will need to be determined for calendar year.

SPARKS/ESSER funds update.

Board retreat to be scheduled for February 2021.

E-Rate update

Meetings with high school students

Hybrid & remote learning updates.

Snow days and delays


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Boyd, seconded by Copenhaver to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time: 8:26 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President