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December 12, 2022, Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Members present: T.J. Milford, Kimberly Copenhaver, Dana Bartezko, Fred Boyd, Cathy Heinz, and Jeff Zortman. Also present were Jamie Wetig, Superintendent and Corri McDowell, Principal (Designated clerk for this meeting).


Guests present: Debbie Wise, Kim McLachlan, Haley Cole, and Kane Cole.



 Opening Prayer


  1. Call to Order – Milford called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m., Boyd seconded the motion. Carried 6-0.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adoption of Agenda (Action) Zortman moved, seconded by Dana to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.


  1. Hearing of Visitors
    1. Student Leadership Council Kane Cole presented.


  1. CONSENT AGENDA (Action) Heinz moved, seconded by Copenhaver to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Approval of Financial Reports & Payments
    1. Cash Balances
    2. Monthly Register
    3. Summary of Funds (if available)
  3. Acceptance of any Gifts & Grants (None)
  4. Acceptance of Resignations/New Hires  (None)


  1. Mrs. McDowell, FES Principal – Report Given
  • Elementary Items
    • Site Council Update
    • Curriculum Update
    • Inservice Update
  1. Mr. Wetig, Superintendent – Report Given
  • District Items 
    • Small & Rural Schools Summit
    • Budget Projections
    • Republish Budget
  1. TJ Milford, President – Report Given
    1. Economic Development
    2. Fowler Action Committee “Foundation”
  2. Fred Boyd, Member Report Given
    1. Special Education Cooperative


    1. Meade County News – Board member discussion


    1. None


  1. NEW BUSINESS – Board member discussion
    1. K-12 Student Stipend (Discussion)
    2. HS & ES Doors (Discussion)
    3. Community Meeting (Discussion)
    4. KASB Board Policy Updates (1st Reading)


    1. HS & ES Doors (Action)Zortman moved, seconded by Heinz to approve the Konda Glass bid as presented ($32,400.00 with $2,800 added for each ADA Operator added). Motion carried 6-0.


  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Personnel Matters)

Motion: Mr. President, I move we go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Board members did not enter into executive session during this board meeting.


  1. ADJOURNMENT – Milford moved, seconded by Bartezko to adjourn the meeting at 8:46 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.


For The Board of Education




_____________________________________, Board Clerk (Designated for this meeting)



_____________________________________, Board President