February 25 2020

February 25, 2020
Posted on 02/26/2020

BOE Briefs 2-25

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305

SALINA, KANSAS

February 25, 2020

 

Recognitions/Presentations

Golden Achievement Award

Kris Upson, executive director of operations, was honored by the Smoky Valley Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers as their Engineer of the Year.

Horizon Awards

Kristen Hanks, South High School algebra teacher, and Kelsey Plummer, Cottonwood Elementary kindergarten teacher, were recognized by the board of education as the district’s 2020 Horizon Award recipients.

KESA Presentation

Kyle Griffitts, Cottonwood Elementary School principal, and Tiffany Lowe, Cottonwood Elementary lead teacher, presented an accreditation update for Cottonwood Elementary.

 

Personnel Report

          Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020

  • Coleman, Nicholas, paraeducator, Schilling Elementary
  • Diggs, Mallory, paraeducator, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Huehl-Phillips, Amanda, paraeducator, Oakdale Elementary
  • Lust, Gregory, roving food service worker, South High School
  • Mehl, Kassidy, paraeducator, Lakewood Middle School
  • Sams, Angela, paraeducator, CKCIE/Bennington
  • Sotelo, Kylie, paraeducator, Central High School

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Broome, Michael, paraeducator, South Middle School
  • Chaput, Sara, paraeducator, Oakdale Elementary
  • Cooley, Brooke, paraeducator, South High School
  • Holub, Taycie, paraeducator, Coronado Elementary
  • Phelps, Linda, lunchroom aide, Coronado Elementary
  • Toburen, Shannon, paraeducator, CKCIE/Bennington

    Classified Retirement(s) for 2019-2020

  • Garwood, Maryglyn, bookkeeper I/food service, Lakewood Middle School
  • Mies, Carol, paraeducator, CKCIE/Herington
  • Reed, Michelle, paraeducator, CKCIE/Herington

    Classified Transfer(s) for 2019-2020

  • Howze, Andrea, SPED paraeducator/Cottonwood Elementary, Instructional Assistant II/Cottonwood Elementary

    Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Larkin, Miranda, soccer assistant girls high school, Central High School

    Appointment of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Schafer, Ryan, football assistant grade 8, South Middle School

    Transfer of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Holloway, Samuel, football assistant grade 7/South Middle School, football head grade 7/South Middle School

    Resignation of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Wendt, Rachel, science teacher, Lakewood Middle School

    Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Beaugh, Ayla, grade 3/Meadowlark Elementary, grade 3/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Hoff, Jamie, grade 2/Cottonwood Elementary, Library Media Specialist/Cottonwood Elementary

     

    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.

     

    20-21 Textbook Rental Fees

    The board of education approved the textbook rental fees for the 20-21 school year; $60 for students in grades kindergarten through eight and $100 for students in grades nine through twelve.

     

    Tennis Partnership

    The board of education supported the public/private partnership’s efforts to improve the tennis court facilities and looks forward to discussion with other interested parties toward that end.

     

    School Board Reports

  • Emma Doherty, board member, delivered a You Make a Difference award to Jody Olson at South High School, attended 305 LIVE, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum and the Smoky Hill Education Service Center Executive Cabinet meeting.
  • Gabe Grant, vice president, attended the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) Board of Control meeting and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting.
  • Dana Kossow, board member, attended the CKCIE Board of Control meeting, 305 LIVE and delivered a You Make a Difference award to Gloria Johnson at Central High School.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, attended 305 LIVE, wrestling and basketball competitions and the Head Start Policy Council meeting.
  • Mark Bandré, board member, attended the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting and 305 LIVE.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, attended 305 LIVE, listened to Superintendent Exline’s interview on KSAL, attended the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum and Salina at the Statehouse. She delivered a You Make a Difference award to Karla Arpin at Opportunity Now and worked with Coronado fifth grade students in a songwriting workshop.

     

    Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • Tuesday, March 3, Listening Session, Oakdale, 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14, Chamber Legislative Meeting, Chamber, 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 15, Listening Session (Spanish), Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, Listening Session, South High, 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, Chamber Legislative Meeting, Chamber, 8:30 a.m.

 

Superintendent's Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, toured Project SEARCH at Salina Regional Health Center. She facilitated three listening sessions at Stewart, Oakdale and Meadowlark Ridge elementary schools. Superintendent Exline met with a fifth grade leadership group at Stewart Elementary School and announced that Vickie Marcozzi, art/enrichment reading and writing teacher at Oakdale Elementary, was named one of seven Kansas Master Teachers by Emporia State University.

 

Executive Session

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