February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019
Posted on 02/26/2019

Recognitions/Presentations

Michael Billinger, Lakewood Middle School computer studies teacher, and Brooke Hawkins, Heusner Elementary third grade teacher, were recognized by the board of education as the district's 2019 Horizon Award recipients.

Carolynn Phalen, Stewart Elementary School first grade teacher, was recognized by the board of education as the district's nominee for the 2019 Master Teacher Award.

Personnel Report

Classified Appointment(s) for 2018-2019

  • Bland, Evelyn, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School/CKCIE
  • Chora, Loresa, roving custodian, Heusner Elementary
  • Falcon, Andrew, assistant girls swim coach, South High School/Central High School
  • Falcon, Titus, overnight custodian, South High School
  • Gremmel, Veronica, food service worker I, Lakewood Middle School
  • Hayes, Anilese, softball assistant high school, South High School
  • Kuhar, Melissa, soccer assistant girls high school, Central High School
  • Morgan, Mayo, softball assistant high school, South High School

Classified Resignation(s) for 2018-2019

  • Henry, Carlos, night custodian, South High School
  • Young, Brielle, cheerleader sponsor assistant middle school, South Middle School

Classified Retirement(s) for 2018-2019

  • Knipp, Janice, paraeducator, Cottonwood Elementary/CKCIE

Appointment of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Keeler, Angela, grade 1, Heusner Elementary
  • Schmidtberger, Arnold, English Language Arts/Social Studies PBD, South High School

Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Gogadi, Miriam, overload, South Middle School
  • Wendt, Rachel, volleyball head middle school, Lakewood Middle School

Resignation of Certified Contract(s) at the end of 2018-2019

  • Armijo, Jessica, grade 1, Heusner Elementary

Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2018-2019

  • Bryant, Patrick, basketball assistant boys middle school grade 7, South Middle School
  • Peterson, Travis, basketball head boys middle school grade 7, South Middle School

Transfer of Certified to Administrative Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • DeVoe, Krista, English Language Arts/Literacy coach/South High School, Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator/District Office

 

Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Droge, Paige, math/District Office, math/Central High School
  • Lowe, Tiffany, grade 1/Cottonwood Elementary, lead teacher/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Moretz, Tina, grade 3/Cottonwood Elementary, grade 1/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Potocnik, Elise, certified student support/Salina West Alternative School, certified student support/South High School
  • Sweenie, Sarah, grade 3/Heusner Elementary, at risk/Heusner Elementary
  • Turowski, Stephanie, Literacy coach/Coronado Elementary, lead teacher/Coronado Elementary
  • Zadina, Agnes, English Language Arts/South High School, culinary arts/South High School
  • Zimmerman, Kim, at risk/Heusner Elementary, grade 5/Heusner Elementary

Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Fritz, Christy, volleyball head middle school grade 8/Lakewood Middle School, volleyball head middle school grade 7/South Middle School

 

Encumbrance Listings

The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) MasteryConnect, $50,500, premium student licenses and web professional development; (2) Johnson Controls, $229,818.32, electronic entry control at all exterior doors and outside cameras at Oakdale, Sunset, Schilling and Meadowlark elementary schools; (3) Dell, $42,677.30, desktop computers; and (4) CDW-G, $4,780.00, monitors. The computers and monitors will be used for educational services provided by Smoky Hill Education Service Center at St. Francis Academy.

 

Central High Fundraising Activity

The board of education approved Central High School's fundraiser for “Discount Cards” to area businesses. Funds will be used to purchase miscellaneous equipment, t-shirts and team-building activities.

South High Fundraising Activity

The board of education approved South High School's fundraiser for “Cougar Cards” to area businesses. Funds will be used to purchase weight equipment, video equipment and supplies.

Intent to Apply

The board of education approved the Oakdale 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Intent to Apply.

Kansas Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant

The board of education approved the Kansas Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant Application for $576,000. This grant will provide center-based all-day services to 51 enrolled children birth to age 3.

Kansas Early Head Start Home Visitation Grant

The board of education approved the Kansas Early Head Start Home Visitation Grant Application for $242,000. This grant will provide services to 34 enrolled children birth to age 3. The program serves income-eligible families.

Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application

The board of education approved the Kansas Parents as Teachers Program Continuation Grant Application for $80,583. Includes a cash match of $51,534, for a total budget of $132,117.

Grant Applications

The board of education approved the State Pre-K: 4-Year Old At-Risk Program Continuation Grant for 60 children age four. The Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) Grant Application was also approved for $195,000.

19-20 Textbook Rental Fees

The board of education approved the textbook rental fees for the 19-20 school year; $60 for students in grades kindergarten through eight and $100 for students in grades nine through twelve.

Policy Review

The board of education approved on second reading the following policies: ADA-School Census, BCAC-Special Meetings, CEL-Defined Contribution Retirement Plan/Early Retirement Phase Out, CN-Public Records, EBBE-Emergency Drills, GAAC-Sexual Harassment, GAACA-Racial and Disability Harassment: Employees, GAAF-Emergency Safety Intervention, GACA-Positions, JCAC-Interrogation and Investigations, JGEC-Sexual Harassment, JGECA-Racial and Disability Harassment: Students, JGFG-Student Accidents, and KCB-Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent Rights.

High School Pilot Schedule

Curtis Stevens, South High School principal, and Nate Showman, Central High School principal, updated the board on the high school pilot schedule implemented during the 2018-19 school year.

Middle School Pilot Schedule

Bonnie Welty, Lakewood Middle School principal, and Dustin Dooley, South Middle School principal, presented the middle school pilot schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.

School Board Reports

  • Emma Doherty, board member, attended the Food and Nutrition Services inservice.
  • Ann Zimmerman, board member, attended Salina at the Statehouse, Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Negotiations Training and songwriting workshops at Oakdale Elementary School.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, attended (KASB) Negotiations Training, Salina at the Statehouse and Parent-Teacher Conferences at South High School.
  • Gary Denning, board member, attended a Salina Education Foundation (SEF) meeting for the Loan Initiative for Future Teachers (LIFT) and delivered treats to staff at Central High School.
  • Nedra Elbl, president, attended the KASB Negotiations Training, the SEF executive and trustee meetings and delivered treats to staff at Sunset and Schilling elementary schools.

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Saturday, March 16, Chamber Legislative Meeting, Chamber, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9, Salina Education Foundation Reception, 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20, Chamber Legislative Meeting, Chamber, 8:30 p.m.

Superintendent's Report

Dr. James Hardy, superintendent of schools, shared statistics about Kindergarten readiness, attended the Fort Hays State University superintendent's day, met with members of NEA-Salina at a meeting led by Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources/legal services.

Executive Session

The board of education recessed into executive session for attorney/client and personnel.