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April 9 2018 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday April 9, 2018

7:00 PM Regular Meeting




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


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            No patrons were present.



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



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


·         Minutes of March 12, 2018 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         William Yoder Scholarship donation - $4,000

·         KASB Legal Assistance Fund renewal for 2018-19

·         $200 Track fund raiser from Richie Simmons



            The district is having an Outside Validation Team visit on April 25th led by the Superintendent        of the Buhler district, Mike Berblinger.  Several members of the Cheney Site Councils were in   attendance at the meeting and each building principal spoke in regards to the visit process and           what they have done to prepare.


            Jarrod Bartlett arrived at 7:20 pm.



            The building principal’s reported on the current bullying language in their handbooks and the        anticipated changes from the State department for additional restrictions regarding    “Cyberbullying” that they will include in their 2018-19 handbooks.  They also discussed their procedures regarding the reporting and handling of bullying charges.


7.         2018-19 TECHNOLOGY PLAN

            Brad Buscher, Technology Director, reported on the summer replacements, repairs and costs for

            technology equipment for the 2018-19 school year.  It was moved by Rusty Slusser and   seconded by Jason Gregory to approve for him to spend up to $160,000 for these purchases.

            Motion carried  6-0

              District Wide:

                          Chromebit Signage -use existing TV’s to display digital signage (announcements)                                 using Chromebits.


                          Library Desktops - Refresh

                          MacBook 1:1 - Refresh

                          Provide Para’s a high quality mid 2012 model MacBook

                         Video Lab, Video Production Computer (iMac or MacPro and RAID Drive) - New

                          Industrial Technology Desktops - New


                          Shared iPad’s on a cart

              CES :

                          Library and Computer Lab -Exchange Desktops for Chromebooks -Existing Equipment

                         PreK-1 iPads - Refresh

                          Reading Intervention - Desktop - Refresh

              Old Technology:


                                      Option 1  -Diamond Assets $315 for grade A laptop, -10% grade B, -25%                                             grade C, -50% grade D, 90% grade F

                                      Option 2 - Sell to Students (No Warranty) at $250.00 on the last day of the                                           school year.

              Offer remaining laptops to staff during the month of June

              Send to Diamond Assets whatever is left over at the end of June.

                          iPad 2’s

                                      Sell to Diamond Assets at ~$25 each.




              on March 27th eighteen new members were inducted into the National Honor Society at an        Induction Ceremony

              We have enrollment numbers by course and have been reviewing those

              We sent a survey to both students and staff gathering feedback on our schedule

            ● Our school was awarded a Sportsmanship plaque by the KSHSAA as a result of the State         Basketball Tournament.

              We will again be participating in community service projects in early May.

              Our scholarship assembly will be held again during the school day on May 3.

              State Music for large groups will be on Thursday, April 19.

              The high school art show will be on Tuesday, April 10.

              BOE members should have received invitations to the April 21st Prom. After Prom this year will             be held at D’Marios.

              I will be attending the KSHSAA Board of Directors Meeting on Friday, April 27.



              Stuco hosted the Senior/Faculty games recently. Funds raised go towards sending officers to   Stuco camp.

              Forensics competed at League and took 3rd as a team and brought home 17 individual medals

              The Spring sports seasons have begun: Baseball / Softball / Golf / Track

              Big Thank You to everyone that helped in hosting our first MS track meet on March 29

               A big Thank You to Cardinal Club for their softball & track equipment purchases

              CMS participated in League music festival at Chaparral. Band and Vocal each received I          ratings and most soloists also earned I ratings!

              There are 3 sports seasons: Fall, Winter and Reschedule. It highlights the need for flexibility                 and for timely communication. Sources of information include:

                          Printed calendar, but as it’s printed in July, it’s the least reliable

                          Digital marquee on Main

                          Twitter (@CheneyCardinals) and Facebook (USD 268) are good sources of info

                          The best source is our online calendar at

                                      Click Cheney, then sign up for Notify Me to get instant updates and reminders                                      of the activities that you want to follow

                          We do not use the PowerAnnouncement feature for rescheduling activities unless it is                          an absolute last minute or emergency. If we used the feature, parents would be                                       inundated with messages and may begin to ignore important communication from the                               school.

              There are several home baseball and softball games in the coming weeks

              We learned that we will host a 3A Baseball Regional in May.

              Update on the Softball / Baseball dugout / bleacher changes



              On March 15, we did a lockdown drill with the high school. Teachers were instructed to insert    the new door braces. It went well, and identified some areas for improvement.

              On Monday, March 26th, Greg and I attended a school safety meeting hosted by United

            School Administrators of Kansas.

              Student Council hosted a Spring Fling dance on the Thursday before spring break. We will be   discussing having activities instead of dances, such as showing a movie, dodgeball tournament,        open gym, etc.

              We are completing our enrichment sessions for students who were identified as needing extra

            assistance in math or language arts.

              The track meet we hosted on Thursday, March 29th went very well.

              Unfortunately, we had lots of bad news the last few days with loss of life and illnesses. The       staff has pulled together to support each other and those affected.

              Our students performed very well at the CPMSL music festival. Both the band and choir           received the highest ratings of 1.

              Our interview committee has selected some candidates to fill our 6th grade vacancy

              First track meet was Thursday, March 29th - there will be one a week until May 3rd.

              The league music festival was Wednesday, April 4th.

              State testing began this week.

              Spring sports and activity pictures are on Wednesday, April 18th.

              6th grade solo and ensemble contest is on Saturday, April 21st at Emporia State.

              Teachers have an Individual PD day on Monday, April 23rd.

              Our OVT will be here on Wednesday, April 25th to meet our KESA requirement.



              State Assessment Ethics Training to staff was on March 28th.

              March 29th we conducted a Lockdown drill in the building. Chief Winter and one officer            assisted.

              Library interviews have been concluded.

              Interviews for classroom teachers are being scheduled for the week of April 9th-12th.

              Our last vocal concert is Thursday, April 5th at 7:00pm.

              April 23rd is a professional learning day for the teachers.

              Mel Tolar will host Body Venture for all students in April

            ● Kansas Fitness Day will be held for third grade students on Friday, May 4th.

              CES Art Show will be moved to May 7th due to four snow days



              The CES staff is continuing building relationships with students.

              Our FABulous Family event for April was all about spreading the good in the world.

              AIMSweb benchmark data talks to analyze student scores in both reading and math and          instruction on the interventions provided to students in need.

              5th Grade is rewriting their Guided Reading curriculum based off of the training they received   last year.

              Guided Math Training and Number Sense was wrapped up in March.

              The Kansas State Assessments will take place district wide throughout the month of April.



            Regarding safety and security, Brad Buscher, Technology Director, reported on the purchase of a             roll of Glass Protection Film (36" x 25') Security Window Film Kits by ShatterGARD.  He said     Maintenance will install on a few windows around the district to test heat resistance and overall           look. They are also planning to   install on a window they can smash and test how it holds up.


9.         BOE REPORTS

            Marcia Kampling attended the Special Education meeting where they discussed a plan for            retaining and recruiting personnel.

            The principal’s reviewed with the Board the results of the lock down drill that was held.



            At 8:40 pm it was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing personal matters of non-elected personnel      under *KOMA to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, except that any such person shall have the right to a public hearing if requested by that person because if              these matters were discussed in open session it might invade the privacy of those discussed and    to protect the privacy rights of an employee who is identifiable and that the Board enter                 executive session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to employer-employee negotiations under *KOMA, whether or not in consultation with the representative or            representatives of the body or agency to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its       negotiating position and the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract and that         the Board resumed open session in this room at 10:05 pm.  (Present were BOE members             and        the Superintendent)        Motion carried    6-0


                *KOMA – Kansas Open Meetings Act


                The Board resumed open session at 10:05 pm.



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to accept the resignations and     retirements of the following:                Motion carried   6-0

                        Marty Hopper – retirement - Maintenance Director

                        Jeanette Landwehr – retirement – Classroom Para

                        Matt Johnson – resignation – CMS Football

                        Wayne Wulf – resignation – CMS/CHS Night Custodian


12.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 10:10 pm.





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Marcia Kampling, Board President                                  Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk