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October 9 2017 Minutes

CHENEY USD #268

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

CHS Library

Monday October 9, 2017

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 Brandt Ditgen, Jason Gregory and Rusty Slusser.  Members Jarrod Bartlett, Van Dewey and Matt Voth were absent.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Ron Orsak, CMS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Jodi Grover, Director of CCR; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.

 

2.            PUBLIC FORUM

                No patrons were present.

 

3.            APPROVAL OR REVISION OF AGENDA

It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Rusty Slusser approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried    4-0

 

4.            APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Jason Gregory to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion carried     4-0

 

·         Minutes of September 11, 2017 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Teacher IDP Goals

·         KASB conference – Dec. 1-3

 

5.            AUDITOR’S REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017

                Auditor Stan Busby of Busby, Ford and Reimer, LLC reviewed the 2016-17 audit with the Board.

                It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to accept the auditor’s report.     Motion carried  4-0

 

6.            CTE CULINARY ARTS AND FFA STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

                Teacher Brenda Berry and two of her Culinary Arts students, Jayden Nixon and Laney Womack,

                shared with the Board what they have been doing in the class and what they are learning.  The    class also fixed food and snacks to share at the meeting.

 

                Teacher Stacy DeVore and two of her FFA students, Coy Lampe and Sam Reno, shared with the    Board the many fund raising projects they have done and are working on as well as classroom          projects and field trips they have attended.  Mrs. DeVore and three of her students will be    attending the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

7.            LEADERSHIP REPORTS

                Superintendent’s Report:

·         Shared information regarding the state school finance court case ruling

·         Discussed the KASB Convention in December

 

CHS PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

CHS Past Events:

  After receiving enrollment results we have completed the football schedule for the next two years

  I attended a workshop on the GEI process at the Clearwater Service Center last week

  FFA and FCCLA have been a nice addition for students

  We have again measured our building goals to see what kind of progress we are having as it relates to building relationships

  They took a group of students from different grades in to meet a returning Honor Flight

 

CHS Upcoming Events:

  I will be attending the KSDE conference on October 12 and 13

  Mr. Hiebert and I will be visiting with the HS staff about some strategies they can incorporate to assist our students when taking the ACT

  Our annual Test Fest is approaching and will be held on October 18

  The FFA have chosen October 13 as the date to sponsor the Chili Feed

  Fall sports are coming to a close

  I would also like to applaud Kennedy Higgins as the Stuco President.   Kennedy always makes other students feel a part and goes out of her way to include them.

  We are making plans for our fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

 I will be attending the KSHSAA Board of Directors Fall Regional meeting on October CHS

  Oct. 30th will be a District Site Council meeting working in relationships with the community

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND HS/MS AD REPORT:

CHS Past Events:

-  We hosted CPL Golf earlier this week - our girls placed 2nd in league

-  We hosted Cross Country at Cheney Lake - our boys team won the team title for the first time.

-  We hosted a B volleyball tournament for MS this week

- The B Volleyball season is now over and the A season wraps up next Saturday

-  MS Football remains undefeated and has one game left

-  Our HS volleyball team is having an excellent season, playing tough competition and doing well

-  HS Football remains undefeated heading into districts

-  Our new districts were published this week for Football 2018 and 2019. We are a 3A football school and our district includes: Andale, Clearwater, Collegiate, Haven and Wichita Trinity

-  Have spent considerable time planning with our league for scheduling football and basketball over the next two years. The challenges are adding Kingman, a shrinking Medicine Lodge is playing 8-man football, and competitive balance within the league.

 

CHS Upcoming Events:

-  By the next report, MS Basketball practice will have started

-  District Football will include games with Chaparral, Garden Plain and Conway Springs

-  Sub state Volleyball will be held at Kingman

-  Regional Cross Country will be held at Lake Afton

-  State Golf will be played in Hays

 

CMS PRINCIPAL’S BOE REPORT:

CMS Past Events:

  Attended the Legal Issues Workshop presented by the COOP

  Attended the connect and collaborate meeting receiving information on the GEI process

  Our 7th graders participated in the annual Cheney day. They learned about city government, city services, golf course, etc.

  We recently completed some fundraisers

1.       Money was given to a MS classmate who is ill by students who sold bracelets

2.       A check was sent to the JJ Watts Foundation to help those in Texas affected by the hurricane.

3.       Other students held a bake sale to raise money for the Florida hurricane victims and this money will be donated to the Red Cross.

  One of our seminar classes prepared treats for our custodial staff in recognition of custodian day, Monday, October 2nd. We are fortunate to have a fantastic custodial staff who do a great job of keeping our building safe and clean.

  The week of October 2nd also started our weekly community service activities with Golden Age Home.

  Mrs. Patterson posted butcher’s paper in the hall and encouraged students to write positive messages to “fill the buckets” of other students and staff in recognition of national bullying prevention week.

  Staff continues to make positive contacts with student’s parents. We also celebrated the

seminar with the best averages of no missing assignments, organization, and completing their agendas / calendars.

  I will be meeting with each CMS teacher this week or next to discuss how their year is progressing, how their IPLD went, and how they are coming on their WIG.

  Our own Jill Weber led a KSED Chat on Twitter. She and Angie Boone take part in these every Monday night. Mrs. Weber also presented some of her lessons at a conference.

 

CMS Upcoming Events:

  Fall sports are concluding. Last FB is Thursday, 10/12 at Kingman; CC last meet is also 10/12 at Trinity Academy; and VB has CPMSL Tourney on Saturday, 10/14 at Kingman.

  We are in the process of establishing Homebound Learning for an ill student.

  Seminar teachers are meeting with each student to prepare them for parent / teacher conferences; all of which will be student led.

  Chief Winter will begin his DARE presentations to our 8th graders. They will start on Wednesday, October 11th and continue weekly until December 13th.

  PLD on October 20th will include the state required hour of suicide prevention training, technology information and time to implement, and curriculum planning / writing (we will begin including social/emotional elements, and CCR standards)

 

CES PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

CES Past Events:

·         The administrative team met with our Outside Visitation Team (OVT) Chair, Mike Berblinger

·         I attended the Legal Issues Workshop presented by the COOP along with Mr. Rosenhagen and Mr. Orsak.

·         Our elementary staff will participate in a Positive Behavior Intervention Support training on October 20th at CHS.

·         During our September Faculty Meeting, our staff focused on our relationship goals with students

CES Upcoming Events:

·         Our BLT and staff meetings start with the song “Tell Me Something Good” playing in the background. Several staff members are given an opportunity to share something good that happened to them throughout the week.

·         After reviewing our needs assessment for KESA and revisiting our student relationship survey results with staff, the idea of creating FAB Families was born! We believe the FAB Family concept will build positive relationship with students. Every staff member will become a FAB Family leader; we may have a few classified staff members who share the leadership role. The family unit will consist of about 8-9 cross-grade level students (K-5th graders). The FAB Families will stay together until the students graduate to the middle school or move to another district. Mrs. Kutilek wrote two separate grants to help cover the cost of implementing this initiative. We were awarded $1000.

                Thank you, Mrs. Kutilek!

The goals of the FAB Family program are to:

  Have Fun!

  Give each student another adult contact that remains constant throughout his/her years at the school

  Develop strong relationships with others in our school community

  Encourage all children to become mentors

  Build school pride

  Build self-esteem

  Build leadership skills

  Provide character development instruction in small group setting

We will be kicking off the FAB Families in November with the groups creating family banners, flags, or crests, taking a family portrait for a display wall, and playing a team building game with their family members. Stay connected to CES...I’ll be posting FAB Family pictures on Twitter and Facebook.

  The fifth grade students  had our first music concert held on Thursday, October 5

  Students are participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program again this year

  Teachers and students participated in collecting supplies for schools in Texas who were impacted by the hurricane

  Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on October 23 and 24.  The teachers will pass out information about our Parenting with PRIDE information.

  Currently, the Special Education COOP has hired 8 full-time paras for CES. We have one more spot to fill.

 

ELEMENTARY TEACHING AND LEARNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

CES Past Events:

  The individual professional learning day was Monday, Sept. 25th

  I attended a training on September 26th about updates to our KITE system and the newest state assessment guidelines. KITE is the portal in which we take our state assessments using technology. Students in grades 3-8, 10 will take the State Assessments in both ELA (English Language Arts) and Math. Grades 5, 8, and 11 will take the State Science Assessment and grades 6, 8, 11 will take the State History, Government, and Social Studies Assessment. The testing window is March 13-April 27th. We are currently scheduling those assessments to spread them out throughout the window so the tax on our bandwidth is as low as possible as all of these assessments are administered digitally.

  PreK, Kindergarten and first grade had their curriculum planning days in the last 2 weeks.

  Social Emotional learning is a topic that we are continually learning about

 

CES Upcoming Events:

  Parenting with P.R.I.D.E - This is on the school calendar for November 7, 2017 from 5:15-7:30. This is an event hosted in the CHS Commons and CMS Open Projects lab and classrooms. We are offering a night for parents to attend 2 of 4 sessions centered around Social and Emotional Health. We are bringing in licensed social workers, a PhD, a licensed clinical professional counselor and a professional in the field of health, wellness and nutrition. Dinner, as well as door prizes and childcare will be provided free of charge. The sessions include:

·         Managing Stress, Emotions and ADHD

·         Discipline and the Strong Willed Child

·         Suicide, Depression and Anxiety

·         Health, Wellness and Nutrition: We are excited to offer this to our parents and are hoping for a great turnout. Flyers will be sent home; brochures will be handed out at parent/teacher conferences as well as other advertising efforts to get the word out. Parents can register through our website, by calling any school office, or by clicking on the register button in the digital invitation.

  The ASQ3 as well as the ASQSE (Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social/Emotional) is the new Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Tool adopted by the state department of education. We will be sending a kindergarten teacher as well as myself to training on November 15th so we can prepare to train the rest of our PreK and Kindergarten teachers in how to administer this questionnaire and how to use the results to better meet the needs of our parents and our incoming kindergarteners. This snapshot tool will begin implementation during the 2018-2019 school year.

  I will be attending day one of the KSDE Annual Conference in Wichita on October 11th to learn the ins and outs of the requirements and responsibilities of the district assessment coordinator.

  Our next Professional Development Day is October 20th. We will be spending the morning learning about positive behavior interventions, the afternoon will be spent in curriculum and suicide prevention training.

  The building counselors are going to sponsor a Parent University to add parents with child behaviors

 

8.            BOE REPORTS

                Marcia Kampling received a tour of the newly acquired Special Education building in Mt. Hope     when she attended last month’s meeting.

 

9.            EXECUTIVE SESSION

                At 8:00 pm  Rusty Slusser moved, seconded by Jason Gregory, for the Board 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 return to open session in this room at 8:30 pm.  Motion carried    4-0     (Present were the BOE members and the Superintendent)

 

The Board resumed open session at 8:30 pm.

 

                *KOMA – Kansas Open Meetings Act

 

10.          APPROVAL OF JOB OFFERINGS / RESIGNATIONS

                It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the following                resignations:                  Motion carried     4-0

                                Alisha Martin                     CHS/CMS Night Custodian

                                Tracy Lanham                    CES Dishwasher

 

                It was moved by Rusty Slusser and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the following job           offerings:                  Motion carried    4-0 

                                Bryan Barton                      CMS Asst. Boys Basketball Coach

                                Piper Verity                        CES Dishwasher

                                Wayne Wulf                       CHS/CMS Night Custodian

                               

11.          ADJOURNMENT

                President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 8:30 pm.

 

 

 

________________________________                                 ____________________________________

Marcia Kampling, President                                                         Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk

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