Liberal USD 480 Board Of Education met Monday night for their regular scheduled meeting. At Monday nights meeting, the Board Reorganized and selected a President, Vice-President, and made several other appointments. Elected to serve as President was Delvin Kinser, while the Board opted to retain Steve Helm as Vice-President. Jerry Clay was selected to be the Board's Clerk and Renae Hickert, USD 480's new Deputy Superintendent, the Assistant Clerk. Rick Yoxall was selected to be the USD 480 Board Attorney, and Rhonda Crawford and Marnie Norton were selected to be the Boards Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer respectively. Byron Bird and Assoc. was Choen as the District's Auditors.
In other action, USD 480 has been notified by Liberal Police Department that the City of Liberal has been awarded 1 Officer position under the 2012 COPS Hiring Program. This is a 3 year grant with a local cash match of $13,166 each year. The grant also requires the position to be maintained for 1 year after the end of the grant. There will be additional costs associated with this officer that will not be covered by the grant (car, equipment, etc). The Board also approved the purchase of a used white Crown Victoria Police Cruiser from the KHP in the amount of $16,600.
The Board also approved a $2,500.00 bonus for Jill Stout, Jerry Clay, and Grant Deters as the have been and will continue to fill the duties of Technology Director, until such time as one is hired.