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March 18 2019 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday March 18, 2019

7:00 pm Regular Meeting







Vice-President Jarrod Bartlett called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.  Members present were Brandt Ditgen, Julie Peintner, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth. President Marcia Kampling and member Jason Gregory were absent.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Ron Orsak, CMS Principal; Deana Waltrip, CES Principal; Todd Hague, Activities Director and Asst. HS Principal; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning; Jodi Grover, CCR Director and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            No patrons were present.



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



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


·         Minutes of February 11, 2019 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         2019-20 Calendar



            Middle School Communications teacher Holley Rohloff and several of her students gave a            presentation on        their emotional Holocaust project.  Her students shared how they researched and             built their projects.  It was assembled at the city Library and included a mock boxcar made of   PVC pipe and cardboard, a butterfly tree, propaganda posters, a wall depicting the White Rose      Movement and many other items representative of the period.



            The administrators reviewed last year’s OVT visit which focused on Student Relationships.  This   year’s visit will be on Wednesday, March 20th and will focus on maintaining the Relationship Goals while adding the Relevance Goals.  The team visiting us are Mike Berblinger, Buhler Superintendent, Jamie Rumford, Scott City Superintendent and Jess Herbig, Goddard Asst Superintendent.



            Superintendent’s Report:

·         BOE elections this year – must file by June 3, 2019 (Kampling, Voth, Gregory, Ditgen)

·         Updated the BOE regarding the meetings with the smaller districts in the Special Education cooperative


            CHS Principals Report:

·         Career and Planning Conferences were held on March 4 and March 5

·         We are extremely proud of our basketball teams

·         We have a few seniors who we are monitoring closely due to academic and/or attendance issues.  It seems that the attendance portion is becoming more of an issue each year. 

·         Chief Winter and I attended a quarterly Crisis Meeting at ESSDACK last week.  The SRP Head of the Topeka Public Schools was the featured presenter.

·         Valedictorian recognition

·         Our cheer team performed at the Class 3A State Tournament on Wednesday night.

·         CHS students Maddy Amsink and Julie Bachard were presented with a Spirit of Sport plaque for their act of sportsmanship at Cross Country this fall from KSHSAA.

·         We will soon be looking at course enrollments and beginning work on a schedule that is accommodating to our students.

·         State Assessments will begin shortly after we return from Spring Break

·         We have been preparing for our District Site Council meeting and our OVT visit on March 20.


            Activities Directors Report:

·         Winter seasons are wrapping up and Spring seasons have begun.

·         Girls Basketball team made it through Sub State in Haven and won the first night of State

·         CPL Music Festival was held Tuesday at Chaparral – large groups, ensembles and soloists came home with many high ratings

·         Cardinal Club has been very generous in helping our programs

·         Cheer team performed at the 3A State Tournament with a halftime routine

·         Wrestling Coach Than Underwood sent Garrison Spoonts of Eureka his Regional Gold medal from 1984 so that he could have a gold medal.  Spoonts was the wrestler that beat our Logan Doshier in the Regional final due to an injury and before Logan left the tournament, Spoontz found him to give him his gold medal.

·         The Administrative team has begun reviewing cost effective redesign options for our district website

·         State Basketball semis and finals on Friday and Saturday

·         Spring Break – looking for some warmer, drier weather for our teams

·         March 21st we host a Forensics tournament

·         Applied for grant for Sunshades for down at the ball diamonds-we didn’t receive

·         New bleachers have been installed at the ball field, not quite complete at this time


            CMS Principal’s Report:

·         The 8th grade play, “Teachers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, was very successful

·         Our 6th grade Battle of the Books team completed their season in 2nd place

·         The MS Robotics program was very busy and successful.  We hosted a state qualifying tournament on Saturday 2/23 and we qualified two more teams at this tourney for a total of 4 teams who qualified to compete at state

·         The state competition was held in Hutchinson on Friday 3/1 where 3 teams advanced to the tournament.  One team reached the semifinals and this team won the Excellence Award, which qualified them for the national competition in Kentucky. 

·         Spring conferences this year were referred to as CAPS, College and Academic Preparation Sessions

·         With Mrs. Weber on leave, Mr. Orsak was able to participate with some of her seminar students in their conferences

·         Final tornado drill was held on March 5th – still have 1 fire and 2 crisis drills to complete

·         Attended a Crisis training at ESSDACK with Mr. Rosenhagen and Chief Winter

·         Our KESA visit is on Wednesday, March 20th

·         Track has begun practices with the first meet on March 28th here

·         There will be no school on Wednesday, April 2nd as they host the league music competition


            CES Principal’s Report:

·         Conferences were held March 4th and 5th with a great turnout

·         Both pre-school grants have been completed and submitted to the state

·         We participated with the state wide tornado drill on March 5th

·         Pre-school screening will be set up and information sent out

·         State assessments will be starting

·         KESA OVT visit on March 20th


            Elementary Teaching and Learning Director’s Report:

·         Interim State assessments were February 4-15.  These are predictive assessments that students can take in both ELA and Math.

·         The state assessment window opens March 11th and closes April 26th.  All 3-8 and 10th grade students will take the ELA and Math assessments.  Grades, 5, 8 and 11 will also take the Science assessment.

·         February 18th PLD day was spent around our second KESA goal of Relevance.  Relevance includes the sub topics of Curriculum, Instruction, Technology and Engagement.

·         Our action plan item of “Watch and Learn from Others” has begun

·         Kansas State assessments begin on March 19th and continue through April 26th


            College and Career Readiness Director’s Report:

·         CC Guidebooks were distributed and has 20 Pathways offered at this time

·         Report on a WSU Teach Grant for $15,000

·         Senior Interviews went well – still have a few to do


8.         BOE REPORTS

            Matt Voth attended the Special Education Cooperative meeting they discussed:

·         Resignation of the Executive Director

·         Private school have approached the Coop regarding using their services



At 8:30 pm Brandt Ditgen moved, seconded by Matt Voth, for the Board to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to property negotiations under *KOMA, because if this matter were discussed in open session it might jeopardize the Board’s ability to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating position, the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract and the ability to protect the district’s financial interest and bargaining position and that the Board return to open session in this room at 8:50 pm. Motion carried   5-0   (Present were the BOE members and the Superintendent)


            The Board resumed open session at 8:50 pm.


At 8:50 pm Matt Voth moved, seconded by Rusty Slusser, 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 9:25 pm. Motion carried   5-0   (Present were the BOE members and the Superintendent)


            The Board resumed open session at 9:25 pm.

            *KOMA – Kansas Open Meetings Act



            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Julie Peintner to approve the job offerings,   resignation and retirement for the following:        Motion carried   5-0

            Job offerings:

                        Ashley Watt                  College and Career Success Coordinator

                        Makenzi Logsdon          Board Clerk

                        Brandi Becker               CES Secretary


                        Lindsay Radell              CES Secretary


                        Layton Nance                67-12 Vocal Music Teacher


            It was moved by Julie Peintner and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve extending the contracts for the following Administrators and Directors:               Motion carried  5-0

                        Greg Rosenhagen                     CHS Principal

                        Todd Hague                              CHS Asst Principal / Activities Director

                        Ron Orsak                                CMS Principal

                        Deana Waltrip                           CES Principal

                        Lori Kutilek                                Elementary Teaching and Learning Director

                        Mark Rosenhagen                     Transportation Director

                        Jerry Feese                               Director of Buildings and Grounds


11.        ADJOURNMENT

            Vice-president Jarrod Bartlett adjourned the meeting at 9:30 pm.








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Jarrod Bartlett, Board Vice-President                              Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk