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January 18, 2021, Board of Education Meeting Minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

January 18, 2021, 7:00 P.M.  



Call to order:  T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 

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

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Debbie Wise, Jennifer Faurot, Kim McLachlan, Emily Dizmang, Jeff Zortman, Charlie Littlewood, Cord Moss, and Pat Friess.

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


BOE President and Vice President Election: Copenhaver moved, seconded by Heinz to pass a resolution to retain the current elected positions until July 2021.


Kennedy McKee & Company Audit Report: Pat Friess gave his audit report.


District Spectator Policy: Copenhaver moved, seconded by Milford to return to the district’s previous policy before the KSHSAA restrictions effective January 28, 2021. Motion carried 7-0.


Board Member Retreat: Board member retreat scheduled for March 6.





Economic Development: Milford – no report given.

Special Ed Co-Op: Copenhaver gave her report.

IP deadlines

Para pay for Christmas pay in February

Monday In-services


Next meeting is tomorrow

Data Updates:

Mrs. Wise gave her report.

Mrs. Faurot gave her report.

Mrs. McDowell gave her report.

Principal Update: McDowell gave her report.

Transportation/Maintenance Updates: Mrs. Nicholson & Bryan Branstine gave report.

Dome repairs

Greenhouse roof

Superintendent Update: Nicholson gave her report.

COVID-19 vaccine

Boiler inspection

Walker mower bid completed/awarded

Dome lighting repairs/solutions


Board document delivery







Retirement: Tim and Karen Johnson will be retiring at this end of the 2020-2021 school year.



Adjournment:  A motion was made by Huelskamp, seconded by Rarden to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 7-0.  Time: 8:59 p.m.

For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President