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December 10 2018 Minutes



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Monday December 10, 2018

7:00 pm Regular Meeting





President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.  Members present were Jarrod Bartlett, Jason Gregory, Julie Peintner, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth. Member Brandt Ditgen was absent. Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Deana Waltrip, CES Principal; Todd Hague, Activities Director and Asst. HS Principal; Ron Orsak, CMS Principal; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning; Jodi Grover, CCR Director and Kelly Walters, Deputy Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

CHS Varsity Cheerleaders spoke to the Board about purchasing a banner acknowledging their   achievements. The Board agreed to discuss during Leadership Reports.



            It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Julie Peintner 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 November 12, 2018 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Accept CHS Band’s final uniform payment of $10,000

·         Accept Donation from David Harding (former Cheney Alumni) with Phillip’s 66 doubling the donation, to Holley Rohloff’s classroom

·         Board Appreciation Dinner date – January 13th 



Robert Clear did an excellent job representing the Robotics class with a demonstration and explanation of how the class comes up with ideas, journaling and answered several questions. It was reported the Robotics class is growing.   


Member Jarrod Bartlett arrived at 7:20pm



Several students representing the Junior class spoke to the Board about moving the Prom venue to the Farm Bureau building. It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the request to move the Prom to the Farm Bureau Building.  Motion carried 6-0




● Teacher evaluations have been completed for the teachers who require two evaluations per year.

● Our cheer squad again received the honor of Class 3A State Champions.

● The Choir spent a day Christmas caroling at various locations in Wichita, Goddard, and here in Cheney. This is a great outreach for our students as they interact with pre-school students as well as the elderly.

● Evaluations for several teachers will or have begun and will be completed by February 20. 

● Semester exams are scheduled for December 18 - 20.



● HS Winter seasons are in full swing. We have strong participation numbers in Girls BB (22) Boys BB (34) and Wrestling (15). Bowling tryouts begin next week and practice starts in January.

● The Art Department held their Fall Show and had several great pieces on display.

● The Cardinal Classic will finish on Saturday

● MS Basketball has only 4 games remaining before the tournament.  7th Boys, 7th Girls, 8th Girls are all at or near the top of the league so far.

● 5-12 Band Concert Friday night

● CPL/HOA Challenge basketball games are next week.

● CHS Christmas Vocal concert on Dec 17

● I am working on submitting a $8,000 grant for sun shades to be used at the ball field complex.



● The annual Veteran’s Day Program went well.  I like the fact this happens instead of taking a day off.  It is important to honor those who have served.

● We held our Building Site Council meeting on Tuesday, 11/13. We discussed KESA as it relates to what we

do for relationships and relevance. We also had a discussion on the current grading system and should students have multiple opportunities to show concept mastery.

● Thursday, 11/15, we conducted an intruder drill with CHS and the help of Cheney police.

This drill requires teachers and students to turn out lights and not be visible from windows. The anti-entry lock devices we have for classroom doors do an outstanding job of keeping people out and they are easy to use. The drill did help us identify areas which need improvement.

● I am a member of Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA). They hosted an Ed-Camp for principals on Friday, 11/16 in Goddard. It is an awesome opportunity to get together with other middle school administrators and have good open communication about issues and great things happening at our schools.

● Basketball season is going well. Most of the teams are experiencing success. Our 8th grade boys have yet to win, but I’m very proud of them. They work and play hard, and I have not seen them quit or get down on each other. It’s easy to show PRIDE when you are winning, but these boys continue to show it even through their adversity.

● Our Scholars Bowl team and 6th grade Battle of the Books team are set and practicing. They begin competition in January.

● This week wrapped up our weekly visits to the Golden Age Home for this semester. Having seminar every day allowed us to go every Tuesday. This helped us and the home do more detailed projects and strengthen community relationships.

● 5-12 Band concert is Friday, 12/7 at 7 pm

● We are currently doing our AIMS winter testing. Comparing this with the test in the fall gives a good idea of which students could benefit from interventions. Our plan next year is to start in the fall and use all the data from the previous year to identify the struggling students in math and language arts.

● The CMS talent show will happen on 12/20 starting at noon

● Starting in the second semester, all teachers and students will be using Google calendar. We believe this will help improve student’s success by having a universal location for all due dates and upcoming activities. This also helps us meet the relevance component.



● Thanksgiving Dinner for grades K-2 had a great turn out. The Kitchen worked very hard to keep up!

● The BLT (Building Leadership Team) has worked very hard on a consistent structure and process of implementing Zones of Regulation building wide after Christmas.  Zones of Regulation is something that the building has used in conjunction with Responsibility Centered Discipline. We plan to kick off the classroom lessons after Christmas Break. These expectations are for building wide implementation.

● Students have worked very hard for the music and band concerts as well as for the Christmas concerts coming up. I hope you are able to attend and see the festivities.

● Finishing up Aimsweb Testing

● Christmas concerts on the 21st

● Review the new student data to make changes to meet the new student needs for title.

● LOTS and LOTS of festive and fun activities for the next two weeks until Christmas Break.


After hearing the Leadership Reports, a motion to take a vote to purchase the banner for the high school cheerleaders was made by Jason Gregory and seconded by Rusty Slusser. Motion carried 6-0


8.         BOE REPORTS

Member Rusty Slusser attended the November Special Ed meeting and reported the VSN program was discussed. Member Julie Peintner will attend December’s Special Ed meeting.



At 8:09 pm Jason Gregory moved, seconded by Julie Peintner, that the Board enter into executive session to discuss 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 return to open session in this room at 8:51 pm.  Motion carried 6-0 (Present were BOE members, Superintendent Grover, Greg Rosenhagen & Todd Hague)


The Board resumed open session at 8:51pm.


At 8:51pm Matt Voth moved, seconded by Jarrod Bartlett, 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 9:30pm. Motion carried 6-0  (Present were the BOE members and the Superintendent)


            The Superintendent left Executive Session at 8:52pm.


            The Superintendent returned to Executive Session at 9:10pm.


The Board resumed open session at 9:30pm.


            *KOMA – Kansas Open Meetings Act



It was moved by Julie Peintner and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to approve the following job resignations/retirements:   Motion carried 6-0

            Kelly Monson – CES Classroom Aide

            Dawn Hampel – Board Clerk


It was moved by Julie Peintner and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to approve the following job offering: Motion carried 6-0 

            Sarah Darnell – Long term Kindergarten teacher

            Curry Black – CMS Asst. Boys Basketball Coach


11.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Gregory adjourned the meeting at 9:30pm.





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Marcia Kampling, Board President                                              Kelly Walters, Deputy Board Clerk