April 14 2020

April 14, 2020
Posted on 04/15/2020
BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 305
SALINA, KANSAS
April 14, 2020
 

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Personnel Report

Appointment of Administrative Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Mettlen, Clay, assistant high school principal, Central High School

     

    Transfer of Certified Contract(s) for 2020-2021

  • Gabriel, Kate, from child care leave, grade 1/Stewart Elementary
  • Hitchens, Amanda, ESL bilingual teacher/.5 FTE Coronado Elementary/.5 FTE Meadowlark Elementary, ESL bilingual teacher/1.0 FTE Schilling Elementary
  • Rittel, Betsy, grade 2/Schilling Elementary, math coach/Schilling Elementary
  • Stroda, Amber, special education teacher – high incidence/Lakewood Middle School, special education teacher – high incidence/CKCIE/Abilene

     

    Resignation of Certified Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Beaugh, Ayla, grade 3, Meadowlark/Cottonwood Elementary
  • Willmeth, Megan, grade 5, Sunset Elementary

     

    Resignation of Supplemental Contract(s) for 2019-2020

  • Wenthe, Jodi, cheerleader sponsor assistant, South Middle School
  • Wittman, Rose, track assistant, South Middle School

     

    Classified Appointment(s) for 2019-2020

  • Jones, Anna, paraeducator, Oakdale Elementary

     

    Classified Resignation(s) for 2019-2020

  • Challans, Shaston, paraeducator, CKCIE/Hope

     

    Encumbrance Listings

    The board of education approved the following encumbrances: (1) ACT Aspire, $33,840, renewal of ACT Aspire assessments; (2) Edgenuity, $51,824, renewal of Edgenuity instructional software to provide specialized online instruction; (3) Learning A-Z, $28,336.50, Reading A-Z (270 licenses); (4) Skyward, $62,615, annual renewal for different pieces of the Skyward software system; and (5) DeLage Landen Financial Services, Inc., $29,540.17, renewal of the licensing, upgrades and support for the CommVault system.

     

    Central High Robotics Gift Acceptance

    The board of education approved the gift of $10,000 from the Gustaf & Hannah Applequist pass-through fund through the Greater Salina Community Foundation for the Central High Robotics team.

     

    Intent to Non-Renew Contract for Non-Probationary Teacher for 2020-2021

    The board of education adopted the resolution calling for the non-renewal.

     

    Intent to Non-Renew Contract for Non-Probationary Teacher for 2020-2021

    The board of education adopted the resolution calling for the non-renewal.

     

    Support Staff Vacation Payout

    The board of education approved the support staff vacation payout.

     

    Food Service Meal Program

    The board of education approved the food service program stipend proposal.

     

    Proposed Changes to Attendance Center Boundary Guidelines

    Shanna Rector, executive director of administrative & student support services, presented a proposal to adjust the boundary between Oakdale Elementary School and Meadowlark Elementary School.

     

    School Board Reports

  • Dana Kossow, board member, participated in several meetings with the Salina Education Foundation (SEF).
  • Scott Gardner, board member, participated in a Salina Adult Education Center Advisory Board meeting.
  • Jim Fletcher, board member, joined a Heartland Policy Council meeting and the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Regional Roundtable meeting.
  • Emma Doherty, board member, participated in the Smoky Hill Education Service Center’s Executive Cabinet meeting and the KASB Regional Roundtable.
  • Mark Bandré, board member, reported on the SEF meetings he participated in.
  • Ann Zimmerman, president, participated in a webinar for Head Start programs and the KASB Regional Roundtable.

 

Superintendent’s Report

Linn Exline, superintendent of schools, reported that the hotspots arrived and were distributed. The distribution process was facilitated by employees throughout the district who volunteered for the task on Monday, April 13. Students now have access and the district continues to work through data challenges. Superintendent Exline reported that she spoke on local radio stations and that the state approved the district’s Continuous Learning Plan. She informed the Board that two celebrations have been identified for the 2020 high school graduates. Local radio station, 99KG, will host graduation ceremonies over the air waves on May 17 with Central High School at 2:00 p.m. and South High School at 5:00 p.m. In the future, after restrictions on the size of social groups have changed, students will be invited back for a graduation celebration to include a photo opportunity with caps and gowns.

 

Executive Session

The board of education recessed into executive session for personnel.