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February 13 2017 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday February 13, 2017

7:00 pm Regular Meeting




            President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Van    Dewey, Brandt Ditgen, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth.  Members absent were Jarrod Bartlett and    Jason Gregory.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS      Principal; Amy Wallace, CMS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Jodi Grover, CCR Director;          Todd Hague, Activities Director; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning; Technology    Director, Brad Buscher and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            High School Student Aaron Mounts discussed with the Board the possibility of starting a GSA       (Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender and Sexuality Alliance) in USD 268.  He handed out information          regarding information to support the need for a GSA – National School Climate Survey as well as a “Get the Facts” informational guide and an anti-bullying statue. 



            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the agenda as presented.              Motion carried   5-0



            It was moved by Rusty Slusser and seconded by Van Dewey to approve the consent agenda as   presented.  Motion carried    5-0


·         Minutes of January 9, 2017 Special & Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Payment of Bond Bills

·         March 13, 6:00 pm DLR Master Planning Presentation



            Superintendent Grover presented Roger Brown with the 2016 Friend of Education Award for his   continued support for USD 268.  President Kampling also commended him for his support for the     community of Cheney.



            Miscommunication on dates.  This will now be moved to the March meeting.



            Pat Hon, Casey Walkup and Mike Quick addressed the Board in regards to starting a summer      collegiate team in Cheney starting with the 2017 season.  The Board will discuss and get an            answer to them.



            It was moved by Van Dewey and seconded by Matt Voth to approve a lease to purchase a Virtual             Server Environment from ISG through Cisco Systems Capital.  There will be 3 yearly payments    starting in July of 2017 in the amount of $39,008.90 each for a total of $117,026.70.   Motion            carried   5-0



            It was moved by Van Dewey and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the mid- year KASB        policy updates (listed at the end of the minutes).  Motion carried   5-0



            Superintendent’s Report:

·         March 13, 6:00 pm DLR Master Planning Presentation


            CHS Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● The band department held a mattress fundraiser and it was a tremendous success. It was the    most successful fundraiser that the company has held in Kansas (and possibly nationally)!

            ● I attended a meeting at ESSDACK on February 9 on school crisis plans. The information was    not available at the time of this writing.

            ● By the time you receive this, we will have Homecoming behind us. It was a busy week with        three home basketball games, Senior Night, Homecoming, and Central Plains League            Wrestling.

            Upcoming Events:

            ● A small committee of teachers continues to meet as we develop our plans for Spring     Conferences. Our goal is to reach 100% of our parents during these student-led conferences on      March 7 and 14. A large part of these conference sessions will be career         oriented with a staff       member facilitating while the student shares with their parents.

            ● We will spend some time at our next faculty meeting reviewing our staff’s assessment of “The    Five R’s” and specifically where we are in regards to relationships with students and fellow staff            members.

            ● Teacher evaluations are soon due for those tenured teachers who are on the schedule to be     evaluated this year. I really enjoy watching them at work, much more than the paperwork that     goes along with it.

            ● We continually monitor our seniors as the second semester continues to move along. We          have a couple of Seniors who must pass every class in order graduate.

            ● We are making plans for our March Career Fair. Debbie does much of the legwork but we are    asking our Seminar teachers and students to help with the organization of the fair and          specifically securing speakers.

            ● The BPA State Leadership Conference will be held in Wichita February 16 - 18.


            CMS Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ●As a staff we have been focusing on relationships between adults and students in the     building. The teachers agreed on one building-wide goal.  The CMS staff has agreed to work on             greeting every person (child or adult) they come in contact with throughout the day. In addition,            each teacher selected a personal goal. We are tracking progress every two weeks and will be    using several data sources to see if our efforts are making a difference.

            ● If you recall, Holley Rohloff secured a grant for a program called “Audible.” This allows students to listen to their books as well as follow along. Mrs. Harris has used the program as well       with much success in getting kids to read. Kudos to Mrs. Rohloff and Mrs. Harris for all their work       with this program.

            Upcoming Events:

            ● We have joined together with our local police to bring Miss Kansas, Kendall Schoenekase, to     speak to the students on February 17. Her platform is “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive.”


            CES Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● During our faculty meeting this month, we focused on developing wildly important goals (WIGS)             to develop positive relationships with students.  During the meeting, teachers developed a    personal non-academic relationship goal to connect with students.

            ● This past week, we hosted our first vocal concert at CES in the East gym due to a conflict with   the basketball schedule. Mrs. Meyer had the students well prepared and the concert was well    done by the students. The concert was well attended filling up most of the chairs

            ● This past week, I observed students in all grade levels collaborating with their peers, solving      problems, thinking critically, designing projects, and preparing for performances.

            ● This quarter, we have a high school student who is working under the supervision of Mrs. Ewy   in the library. He will join Mrs. Tolar and her students in PE during the last quarter. I really         appreciate the partnership that we have with the HS that allows us to have extra hands to assist      student learning.

            ● Mrs. Kutilek, Mrs. Grover, and I presented at the CTE conference in Manhattan. We had fun      sharing with the participants how to implement STEM district wide. In March, we will travel to   Dallas to present at another conference.

            Upcoming Events:

            ● CES Site Council Meeting will be held later this month.

            ● Lockdown drill will be held later this month.

            ● Conference invitation notes will go home on Friday, February 24th.


            Activity Director’s Report:


            FACTS & FIGURES:

·         Kansas ranks 34th nationally in population, and 29th nationally in high school athletics participation.

·         Kansas has a lower population, but more student participants than the following state:

Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Arkansas

·         Kansas Total Participants in 2015-16:  104,403

·         1.8% increase in participants from 2014-15

·         Kansas Total Girl Participants in 2015-16: 41,689, ranking 29th nationally

·         2.0% increase in participants from 2014-15

·         Kansas Total Boy Participants in 2015-16:  62,714 ranking 26th nationally

·         1.6% increase in participants from 2014-15


            KANSAS GIRLS MOST POPULAR SPORTS (based on # of participating students)

                        1.         Volleyball:  8,956

                        2,         Basketball:  7,004

                        3.         Track & Field:  6,990

                        4.         Softball:  4,938

                        5.         Soccer:  3,371


            Girls:  Most Popular Sports Nationally (based on # of participating students reported by the           NFHS)

                        1.         Track & Field

                        2.         Volleyball

                        3.         Basketball

                        4.         Soccer

                        5.         Softball


            KANSAS BOYS MOST POPULAR SPORTS (based on # of participating students)

                        1.         Football:  16,314

                        2,         Track & Field:  9,917

                        3.         Basketball:  8,982

                        4.         Baseball:  6,434

                        5.         Wrestling:  5,008*

                                                *Wrestling was 7th nationally


            Boys:  Most Popular Sports Nationally (based on # of participating students reported by the          NFHS)

                        1.         Football

                        2.         Track & Field

                        3.         Basketball

                        4.         Baseball

                        5.         Soccer


            CCR Director’s Report:

            CCR Past events:

            ● Lori Kutilek, Sherri Conrad and Jodi Grover presented at the State CTE Conference in   Manhattan on Cheney’s STEM progression.

            ● All teachers have been completing one on one conferences with students and filling out             Individual information regarding Spring Career and Academic Conferences

            ● CTE video created by Mrs. Asbury’s Video Production Class

            ● Goal for conferences is 100% participation

            ● All students have completed the career interest inventory (Matchmaker)

            ● Met with Kurt Dillon from KSDE (AG CTE Director) regarding implementing a new         Agriculture program and establishing FFA.

            ● All interns are placed - great experiences. Set April 25th at 7:00 p.m. for

            Internship Showcase. Students will present their electronic portfolio with experiences.       Parents, teachers and supervisors will be invited.


            College and Career Ready working items:

            ● Career Cruising Video - going to be put out on social media and emailed to parents. Created by             AV Communication class.

            ● February 21st - 8th grade Enrollment - 6:00 p.m.

            ○ 7:00- All 8th-11th grade parent meeting for SB 155 free course information and college courses. WATC presenting

            ● Mrs. Hillman will be enrolling students through Career Cruising based on the Individual Student             information and plans during the week of February 21st.

            ● Mrs. Hague and Mrs. Grover will be attending a “Coding and App Development” training on 2-    21 and 2-22. This will enhance STEM camp in the summer and Engineering/Science curriculum           in Middle School.

            ● 14 Students taking Edgenuity Online Courses for credits (combination of some credit    recovery and 1st time coursework to fit in schedule)

            ● 3 Students taking MOOC Sign Language course

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster

Comprehensive Agricultural Science – CIP 01.9999

Year One - Offer

Introductory Level

Intro to Agriculture

Intro to Agriculture (1.0) 18001

Plant & Animal Science

Technical Level

Internship (filtered through CCR Director)

Plant & Animal Science (1.0) 18301

Animal Science (1.0) 18101

Year Two - Offer

Application Level

Intro to Agriculture

Advanced Plant and Animal Science (1.0) 18302

Plant & Animal Science

Agribusiness (1.0) 18201

Advanced Plant & Animal Science

Internship (1.0) 18048

Ag Welding I (same course code as Welding Processes)I

Ag Welding II (same course code a Welding Processes II)

Power, Structural & Technical Systems – CIP Code 01-0201


Introductory Level

Internship (filtered through CCR Director)

Intro to Agriculture (1.0) 18001

Technical Level

Ag Welding I (1.0) 18404/39207

Application Level

Ag Welding II (1.0) 18407/39208

Agribusiness (1.0) 18201

Internship (1.0) 18048

            ● Agriculture program proposal:


            Teaching and Learning Director’s Report:

            CES Past Events:


            ● Guided Reading training went well for 4th grade teachers. Focus has been on how to keep all    kids engaged in reading while in small group instruction.

            ● The robots, Dot and Dash were introduced to first graders and they LOVED them!

            ● NAEP testing for 4th grade went very smooth and was a great experience. The NAEP testers    complimented our 4th grade students and school.

            Professional Training

            ● The CES staff has been busy building relationships with students. Each staff member is            committed to their personal non-academic relationship goal each week and reports on their      progress.

            ● The CTE conference in Manhattan was a learning experience for me to be able to spread the    passion about how STEM has impacted our school and students and to showcase the great       things happening at USD 268.

            CES Upcoming Events:


            ● Math intervention techniques, reorganization of Math structures, and how to reach every            student by differentiating instruction are coming in the Spring.

            ● Guided Reading training 3rd, 5th grades

            ● Robotics introduction for 3rd grade

            ● Wonderstory Animations will be completed soon by 5th graders. 

            Professional Training

            ● Looking forward to presenting with Mrs. Grover and Mrs. Conrad in Dallas in March to spread    the love of all things STEM and CTE.

            ● Attended the Curriculum director’s meeting at ESSDACK and learned much about the   upcoming Kindergarten Readiness initiative.


11.        BOE REPORTS

            Matt Voth attended the Special Education Meeting.



            At 8:30 pm Matt Voth moved, seconded by Rusty Slusser, that the Board enter into executive       session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a     person as a student, except that any such person shall have the right to a public hearing if     requested by that person because if this matter were discussed in open session it might invade           the privacy of those discussed to protect the privacy rights of a student who is identifiable and to            discuss personal matters of non-elected personnel to protect the privacy interests of the        individual(s) to be discussed because if this matter were discussed in open session it might          invade the privacy of those discussed and that the Board return to open session in this room at         9:30 pm.  Motion carried  5-0    (Present were the BOE members, the Superintendent and the HS           Principal)


The HS Principal left executive session at 9:15 pm.


The Board resumed open session at 9:30 pm.



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the following   resignations.   Motion carried    5-0


            Rachel Beech, CES Teacher as of the close of the 2016-17 school year  

            Ashley Oliver, CHS Winter Cheer Sponsor as of the end of the 2016-17 season


            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the offer of extending 2     year contracts to:        Motion carried  5-0


            Greg Rosenhagen         HS Principal

            Todd Hague                  Activities Director

            Amy Wallace                 MS Principal

            Sherri Conrad                ES Principal

            Brad Buscher                Technology Director

            Jodi Grover                   CCR Director


14.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 9:35 pm.






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Marcia Kampling, Board President                      Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk










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GAK (Personnel Records)                      If BOE or employee has knowledge of employee

                                                            engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor or student in

                                                            violation of the law-cannot help them obtain future



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