April 12, 2021, Board of Education Meeting Minutes
USD #225 Board of Education Meeting
April 12, 2021, 7:00 P.M.
Call to order: T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Milford led in prayer.
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: Charlie Littlewood, Damian Teran, Debbie Wise, Rolando Guzman, Kim McLachlan, Cord Moss, and David Adams.
Approve Consent Agenda:
Addendum to agenda: Add open forum as first item under discussion.
Rarden moved, seconded by Huelskamp to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
Milford moved, seconded by Boyd to go into executive session for 30 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. 7:08 p.m.
Heinz moved, seconded by Milford to extend executive session for 10 minutes. Motion carried 7-0. 7:48 p.m.
Resignation: Huelslamp moved, seconded by Copenhaver to accept the resignation of Megan Adams and Susan Flax. Motion carried 7-0.
Economic Development: Milford gave his report.
Special Ed Co-Op: Copenhaver gave her report.
Next meeting is next week.
Negotiations: Copenhaver gave her report.
Transportation/Maintenance Updates: Branstine gave report.
New A/C installed in ITV room
eSport room has been updated/cleaned
Working on groundskeeping and outdoor maintenance
Bus 1A is back in service
Expedition is out of service
Principal Update: McDowell gave her report.
Crosswalk lighting project
Prom and after prom
Graduation and 8th grade promotion
eSports grant update
JH band will compete in Moscow
KESA visiting team visit
GS state assessment update
CTE advisory committee met for the 3rd time
Field trip possibilities
Superintendent Update: Nicholson gave her report.
Fowler received the Kansans Can Gold Award for graduation
KSDE audit completed
HS & dome gym floors resurfacing
Electronic Contracting – needs reprogrammed in the HS
Vendor expense update
Cafeteria restroom update
P1 boiler replacement bid
Mask mandate – Huelskamp moved, seconded by Copenhaver to keep the mask mandate in place until the end of the school year. Motion carried 4-3.
KASB – Milford moved, seconded by Boyd to renew our membership with KASB LAF and Season Pass. Motion carried 7-0.
ESSER Expenditures – Boyd moved, seconded by Copenhaver to use ESSER Funds on staff for the purpose of ESSER reporting and procedures. Motion carried 7-0.
Cooperative Update – Minneola has been contacted; their board meeting is 4/12/21. Meade is requesting a meeting with both boards for a discussion only. Fowler board has requested a meeting on April 21 or 29 with preference on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Discussion only, no motion made.
Open Forum – Discussion held. Existing policy will remain in place.
Board date changes-
May BOE meeting remains May 10, 2021
June date changed to June 7, 2021
July date changed to July 19, 2021
Adjournment: A motion was made by Copenhaver, seconded by Huelskamp to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 6-0. Time: 8:10 p.m.
For The Board of Education
_____________________________________, Board Clerk
_____________________________________, Board President