February 13, 2023, Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Fowler-Meade Joint Meeting
- Call to Order – Darrin Golliher called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Meade USD 226 Board Members: Darrin Golliher, Brad Bird, Ryan Stapleton,
Vince Koons, Brock Ediger, and Clayton Hardaway. Not present: Dawn Ross
Fowler USD 225 Board Members: TJ Milford, Kim Copenhaver, Dana Bartezko, Cathy Heinz, and Jeff Zortman. Fred Boyd arrived at 6:05 p.m.
Also present: Jamie Wetig, USD 225 Superintendent, Erica Littlewood, USD 225 Board Clerk, Corri McDowell, USD 225 K-6 Principal. Brandon Haynes, Superintendent, Brenda Wenta, USD 226 Board Clerk, Tyler Flavin, Grade School Principal, and Joe Meador, High School Principal.
Guests: Kim McLachlan, Amber Zimmerman, Pat Friess
- Review Agreement
- Discussion between board members and superintendents.
- Jamie Wetig shared the outcome of the student/community meetings held in Fowler in February 2023.
- Activities transportation
- New Business (as proposed)
Proposed New Wording/Proposal:
Although this agreement addresses students in grades 7-12, both districts agree to honor each other’s boundaries. Therefore, should students who reside in USD 225 in grades K-6 enroll/attend USD 226 on or before the official student count date, USD 225 will count those students for FTE purposes.
USD 225 will pay BSAPP (Base State Aid Per Pupil) to USD 226 for each USD 225 K-6 grade student attending USD 226. Further, USD 225 agrees to count all students (K-6) residing in USD 225 on their SO66 form for At-Risk, High-Density At-Risk, Bilingual/ESOL, Transportation, Special Education, and Low Enrollment weightings. In addition to paying BSAPP, individual student(s) weighted funding for at-risk, high-density at-risk, and bilingual/ESOL will be distributed to USD 226 by USD 225 for K-6 students. USD 225 will retain funding for transportation, low enrollment, and special education.
USD 226 will provide all services for these activities including, but not limited to, tickets, gate receipts, security, athletic director, towels, game balls, scorekeepers, clock attendants, and concessions. When the event is held in USD 225, they will provide these services. Officials for all activities will be secured by USD 226. All gate fees collected by USD 225 will be given to USD 226 to help offset costs of the officials. USD 225 and 226 agree to work together and share personnel to host events and activities.
- Action Items
- Article 1D Revision/Update
- Article 7D Revision/Update
Discussion only. No motions made.
- Board Communications – Discussion only. No motions made.
- Adjournment – Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.
Members Present: TJ Milford, Kim Copenhaver, Fred Boyd, Cathy Heinz, Jeff Zortman, and Dana Bartezko.
Also present were Jamie Wetig, Superintendent, Erica Littlewood, Board Clerk, and Corri McDowell, Principal.
Guests: Kim McLachlan
Opening Prayer – Zortman lead in prayer.
Copenhaver moved, seconded by Milford to add Meade/Fowler Agreement under section E.
Motion carried 6-0.
- Acceptance of any Gifts & Grants (None)
- Acceptance of Resignations/New Hires (None)
Zortman moved, seconded by Heinz, to accept the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
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.
Milford moved, seconded by Bartezko to go into executive session, board and superintendent, for 10 minutes. 7:55 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.
For The Board of Education
_____________________________________, Board Clerk