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January 8 2018 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday January 8, 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, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Todd Hague, Activities Director; Jodi Grover, Director of CCR; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            No patrons were present.



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



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

·         Minutes of December 11, 2017 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills



            Christy Skelton, Assistant Director and Larry Clark, Director of Finance and Operations presented             a 20-minute video on the history of the cooperative, the teachers and staff they employ and the            services they provide. There are currently 9 districts participating in their services with Cheney   being 1 of them.  Each district has a designated Board member to serve on the Special Education      Board.


            7:30 pm – Brandt Ditgen and Jason Gregory arrived.



            Superintendent’s Report:

·         Reminder – Board Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, January 14th

·         Thank you to Randy Oliver for working on the waterline repair at the D.O. over the Christmas weekend in the freezing temperatures

·         The State Supreme Court has given the Legislature an April 30th deadline

·         Rec Director, Brent Peintner, will be at the February meeting to discuss questions

·         The Rec Board will be at the April meeting to answer further questions

·         February 5th at 7:00pm was set for a BOE Facilities /Strategic Planning meeting

·         Passed out a flier for Kansas Can Talking Points for Educators, Staff and Parents






            CHS Principal’s Report:

·         As it is BOE appreciation month, Mr. Rosenhagen thanked the BOE for their service

·         We have five new students to start the new semester

·         Semester exams were held during the last week of the semester

·         The vocal concert on December 18 was again a great production

·         We had a number of teachers who provided various training(s) to the rest of the staff on our December 22 Professional Learning Day

·         The CPL Honor Band & Choir Concert will be held here at Cheney on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m.

·         NHS will again be hosting a Blood Drive on January 11

·         Former student, Tonya (Jopp) Gaona, will be inducted into the KSHSAA Hall of Fame in a brief ceremony during halftime of the boys’ basketball game on Friday, February 2


            Activities Director’s Report:

·         The basketball teams competed in the HOA/CPL Challenge in McPherson vs Sterling

·         We hosted our second ever home wrestling event in December, using our new wrestling mat for the first time

·         Practices continued over the break for basketball and wrestling. KSHSAA mandates a 5-day break for all teams during that time

·         MS Basketball regular season concluded January 4th. Both 8th grade boys and girls teams are undefeated league champs. 7th girls finished 4th and 7th boys finished 5th in the league.

·         CMS Tournament play begins next week

·         HS State Debate will take place Jan 12 and 13 in Coffeyville

·         A HS student will be participating in KMEA State Band Auditions this weekend in Salina

·         Cheney will host CPL Honors Music on January 13th, with a concert open to the public at 4:00 pm

·         CHS tournaments begin the week of the 15th - Boys will play at Halstead and the Girls will play at Haven


            CMS Principal’s Report:

·         Finished up a phenomenal first semester. A total of 469 positive contacts were made by teachers, which averages out to 2.75 per student. 94% of our students passed all classes

·         Met with the 6% of students who did have at least one non-passing grade and will continue to monitor

·         Chief Winter completed his DARE lessons for the 8th grade students

·         Met with Math and English Language Arts departments to set up enrichment lessons for students identified as Tier 2 or 3 in these areas

·         Mrs. Rohloff piloted an online learning program with IXL - based on her success, Cardinal Club donated the money for us to purchase a 6-month license for Math and ELA

·         CMS basketball wraps up next week with the end of season tournament. Both the boys and girls 8th grade teams are the #1 seed and went unbeaten for the season

·         Scholars Bowl competitions start up on January 18th

·         KMEA state band tryouts are tomorrow in Salina. Mr. Travis Johnson is taking some students

·         MS band students will get to play with CHS jazz band next week at the home basketball game

·         Robotics team competes next week at Wilbur MS in Wichita

·         Mr. Orsak thanked the Board for their support


            CES Principal’s Report:

·         Pastor Joe Cowell brought Christmas cheer to the students and parents that were dropping off their children before Christmas. He passed out candy and sang Christmas songs!

·         High School students caroled at CES on December 11th

·         This year we split the CES Christmas Concert into two sessions: PreK-2nd grade students performed in the AM and the 3rd-5th grade students performing in the PM

·         The Special Ed Coop has been sending two specialists to CES for para training purposes

·         The teachers have been busy working on preparing grade cards

·         A Fabulous Family Event was held.  The students enjoyed learning about uniqueness of their family members.

·         CES will host a SITE Council Meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 11:30-12:30

·         Teacher Laurie Thisuis worked with the CES StuCo Pride Kid’s to make cards for every elementary kid and staff member


            Teaching and Learning Director’s Report:

·         The December 22nd PLD day was well received

·         Teachers were very appreciative of the work day on January 3rd

·         Our 3rd FABulous Family event was Friday, January 5th

·         AIMSweb + testing is complete at the Elementary and Middle School levels

·         Three CES teachers will attend a math conference on January 23rd


7.         BOE REPORTS

            Rusty Slusser attended the CES Christmas Programs and said they were very successful.  His     only concern was the morning program was hard to hear and it was hard to see the smaller      students on stage.

            Matt Voth attended the December Special Education Coop meeting.  He said there wasn’t            anything noteworthy in the regular session and they did evaluations in the executive session.



            At 8:05 pm it was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing personal matters of non-elected personnel      exception 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 resumed open session at 8:35 pm.  (Present were BOE members and Superintendent)       Motion carried   7-0                 



            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the job offering to Stacy    Rosenhagen as CES Cook.  Motion carried   7-0

            It was moved by Rusty Slusser and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to approve the offer of extending 2-year contracts to:                  Motion carried  7-0


            Greg Rosenhagen         HS Principal

            Todd Hague                  Activities Director

            Ron Orsak                    MS Principal

            Sherri Conrad                ES Principal

            Brad Buscher                Technology Director

            Jodi Grover                   CCR Director

            Lori Kutilek                    Teaching and Learning Director


10.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 8:40 pm.







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Marcia Kampling, Board President                                  Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk