March 21, 2022 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
USD #225 Board of Education Meeting
March 21, 2022, 7:00 P.M.
Call to order: T.J. Milford, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Milford led a prayer.
Members present: TJ Milford, Cathy Heinz, Fred Boyd, Kim Copenhaver & Jeff Zortman were present. Others present were Cherie Nicholson, Superintendent, Erica Littlewood, Board Clerk, and Corri McDowell, Principal.
Member not present: Jared Weber
Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Cord Moss, Spring Sellars, Debbie Wise, Kimberly McLachlan, Emily Dizmang, Jessica Renfro, and Van Heinz
Agenda Addendum: The following items will be added to this agenda:
KASB Legal Aid Fund
Approve Consent Agenda: Boyd moved, seconded by Copenhaver to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 5-0.
Swearing in New Board Member: Erica Littlewood, District Clerk, swore in Dana Bartezko.
- Economic Development: TJ Milford – No report given
- Special Ed Co-op: Kimberly Copenhaver – Report given
- KASB Women’s Leadership Conference – Heinz and Copenhaver gave report
- Admin Update
- Mrs. McDowell
Per presenter, based on fact and opinion
PART ONE of presentation
- School Redesign
- Reaching out to lost families
- Transporting students from Dodge City
- Continued challenges
- Lost positions from last year
- Ideal schedules
- Ski-Can classes
- Ski-Can Challenges
- Cooperating with Meade
- Potential loss of students
- Student input
- Community support – positive support or lack thereof
- Enhance the elementary
- Relationship with Meade
PART TWO of presentation
- Dizmang, McLachlan, Wise, and Sellars presented a grade school video
- Grade school redesign
- GS curriculum and standards alignment
- State assessments
- Mrs. Nicholson
- Provided financial/budget worksheets for board members to review
- Jason Flatt Act
- School bus cameras
- Fire Marshall report
- Classroom units can be repaired inhouse
- Maintenance updates
KASB Legal Assistance Fund Membership – Milford moved, seconded by Heinz to approve the payment and membership of the KASB membership and Legal Assistance Fund Membership. Motion carried 5-0.
Kennedy, McKee, and Associates Audit Report – Pat Friess presented the annual audit report.
Report from Committee Workgroup Meeting – Discussion regarding the most recent workgroup meeting. A draft agreement was presented to board members. Discussion only, no motion made.
A special meeting will be held on March 28, 2022, at 7:00 pm to discuss the Meade/Fowler Agreement draft.
Milford moved, seconded by Zortman to go into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel under KOMA, board, McDowell, and Nicholson. This session is required to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed. Motion carried 6-0. 9:37 p.m.
Heinz moved, seconded by Milford to go back into executive session for 3 minutes. Motion carried 6-0. 9:48 p.m.
Zortman moved, seconded by Heinz to go into executive session for 15 minutes for the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, board, McDowell, and Nicholson. This session is required to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed. Motion carried 6-0. 9:54 p.m.
Resignation – Milford moved, seconded by Boyd to accept the resignation of Boyd Peterson effective June 30, 2022. Motion carried 6-0.
Adjournment – Boyd moved, seconded by Copenhaver to adjourn meeting. Motion carried 6-0 10:11 p.m.
For The Board of Education
_____________________________________, Board Clerk
_____________________________________, Board President