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March 12 2018 Minutes

CHENEY USD #268

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

CHS Library

Monday March 12, 2018

7:00 PM Regular Meeting

Minutes

 

 1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER

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; 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

            Several patrons and students attended the meeting and spoke up concerning the change in the 8th grade                promotion program, how the change was determined and the handling of the communication to the parents             regarding the change.

 3.         APPROVAL OR REVISION OF AGENDA

            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to approve the agenda as presented.              Motion carried   7-0

 4.         APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

            It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the consent agenda as                            presented.  Motion carried   7-0

·         Minutes of February 12, 2018 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

 5.         SECURITY UPDATE

            Brad Buscher reviewed with the Board the locations of the current security cameras, the locations of                        cameras that need replacing and the locations of addition cameras.  He also shared with the Board the                    different types of cameras that can be used as well as the costs associated.

 6.         LEADERSHIP REPORTS

            CHS Principal’s Report:

              Discussed the Parent / Teacher conference parent participation

 

            CHS Assistant Principal and MS/HS AD’s Report:

              Spring practices have begun for MS Track, HS Track, Golf, Baseball and Softball

              MS and HS Track coaches are working together more this season in an effort to develop a 7-12 track                        Program.

              Our boys won the Sub State tournament and the first round at State.

              Courtney Ast, sponsor of Battle of the Books activity for 6th grade students and ran the League

            Tournament at Cheney last week.

              Our band and vocal students participated in League Music this week.

              CHS was named as a Wichita Wingnuts Community Benefit partner again this year.

              Home Forensics on Monday the 12th.

              Spring Break is around the corner

              The Senior vs Faculty games will be March 26, hosted by STUCO

              We host a MS Track Meet on March 29

             CMS Principal’s Report:

              Both performances of the 8th grade play went very well

              We hosted the end of the season Battle of the Books tournament on Wednesday, 2/28.

              Security update: all classrooms in the middle school are now able to hear clearly any announcement                        made. Mr. Buscher is in the process of including the gym and locker rooms. An exterior camera was                        added, and all interior cameras are functioning and giving good views and almost complete hallway                            coverage.

              Participated in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, 3/6.

              1st round of parent / teacher conferences went well. We had over 95% attendance.

              Thursday, March 8th, was the second meeting of the school representatives of all districts served by the                    COOP.

              The second half of conferences will be held on Tuesday, 3/13.

              StuCo will host a Spring Fling dance on Thursday, 3/15, from 3:30-5:30.

              I will attend a school safety meeting on Monday, 3/26, at Maize.

              The first middle school track meet will be hosted by Cheney on Thursday, 3/29.

              The CPMSL music festival will be in Chaparral on Wednesday, 4/4.

 

            CES Principal’s Report:

              Mrs. Conrad and Officer Jeremy Watts presented Challenge Coins in an all school assembly.

              Thursday, March 8th was the First Grade Vocal Concert.

              We have concluded three IEP Staffing Days so far this year with one more to go.

              Nine Weeks ends on March 9th with Parent/Teacher Conferences being held at CES on Monday, March                    12th and Tuesday, March 13th.

              The interview process has begun at CES. Interviews for the media specialist position will be held March                    26-29. The interview committee will interview four candidates. Classroom interviews have been set for April                 9-12. I’m still in the process of checking references and narrowing down the candidates to interview.

              State Assessment Ethics Training for staff will be provided on March 28th.

              CES Art Show will be moved to May 7th due to four snow days creating problems for students to                             complete their projects.

              Mel Tolar will host Body Adventure for all students in April, and Kansas Fitness Day will be held for area                    third grade students on Friday, May 4th.  These programs provide engaging ways to share and learn about                 health and wellness.

        Elementary Teaching and Learning Director’s Report:

              The week of March 5-9, Grades K-1, 3 and 5th had their last Curriculum planning day for the year.

              5th grade has been enjoying being immersed in a simulated criminal mystery!   This week, students used                 their forensic science skills in testing evidence left at the scene and using deductive reasoning to                           eliminate some suspects.

              The Kansas State Assessments will take place district wide throughout the month of April. Grades 3-8                    and 10 will assess in Math and ELA. Grades 5, 8, and 11 will assess in Science and grades 6, 8 and 11                 will assess on History, Government, and Social Studies. Most are split into 2 testing sessions and all are                 completed online.

              We recognize not only that we educate kids’ minds in our district, we also connect hearts by                                  recognizing all the qualities in students that these tests do not measure. Qualities like: creativity to find                    color and beauty in the world, kindness and a gentle heart when including someone left alone,                                determination and grit when struggling through a difficult task or compassion and empathy to share their                    snack with someone with none. The qualities and characteristics of what makes a successful person are                 so much more than what can be measured on these assessments. I am proud to part of a district that not                 only says these things in a mission statement, but actually believes them and lives by them daily. Our                    foundational principles of P.R.I.D.E. are more than jargon, they are our journey. We ARE in the business                 of educating minds, connecting hearts and touching lives. We believe in raising test scores, but most                        importantly, we believe in raising human potential.

           Technology Director’s Report:  

              Over the past few weeks we have updated defective security cameras in our districts, increasing visibility                 is some areas.

              ES analog to digital converter firmware updated to keep the live view picture from “freezing”,

            resulting in a static live view with “no video” lettering on screen. Both interior cameras that use

            this convertor now shows live views with much less failure rate.

              ES Office Entry Door Communication panel on order –same model as exterior door.

              ES Camera views have been installed on secretary PC for better visibility from desk.

              ES Security Camera TV has upgraded HD feed for better clarity of camera views.

              Middle School (MS) Exterior Bus Drop Camera updated providing better visibility in all lighting

            conditions as well as switching from analog to digital format.

              High School (HS) Front Door Interior (lunch line) camera updated to a digital camera.

              Have scheduled installation of CES MANTRAP OFFICE door video communication device for the coming             week, as soon as the hardware arrives. This will allow CES office staff to communicate with the individual in             the vestibule as well as see a front on view.

 7.         BOE REPORTS

            Brandt Ditgen has begun gathering district energy usage information in order to look into other sources of                 power – solar, wind, etc.

            Jarrod Bartlett attended the Special Education Coop meeting in February.  Items on their agenda were                     discussions to add a Professional Development position and looking into hiring a full time attorney.  He also               mentioned the March 29th Strategic Planning Meeting with the district’s BOE members.

 8.         EXECUTIVE SESSION

            At 8:07 pm it was moved by Matt Voth 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 enter     executive session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to actions adversely or favorably                 affecting a student under *KOMA, 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 that the Board resumed open session in this room at 8:42 pm.  (Present were   BOE members and Superintendent)          Motion carried   7-0

                *KOMA – Kansas Open Meetings Act

          The Board resumed open session at 8:42 pm.

 9.         ACCEPTANCE OF JOB OFFERINGS / RESIGNATIONS

            It was moved by Jarrod Bartlett and seconded by Jason Gregory to accept the resignations and retirements             of the following:                   Motion carried   7-0

                        Sherri Conrad – retirement – CES Principal

                        Charlene Lyons – retirement – Food Service Director

                        Jera Gales – resignation – Debate

             It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the following job offering:                       Motion carried   7-0

                        Rebecca Smith – CMS/CHS Lunchroom Scanner

 10.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 8:45 pm.

 

 

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Marcia Kampling, Board President                                  Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk        

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