USD 480 Board Meets, Approves to Continue with Distance Learning

Joe Denoyer - November 30, 2020 8:32 pm

USD 480

The USD 480 Board of Education had to re-meet Monday Evening in a special meeting. The Board had to repeat the November 16th Special Meeting as no notification was given to the public or media outlets. During the meeting the Board of Education approved the execution of the Project Closeout Plan Agreement which includes:

In summary, ESP agrees to the following:

-Completion of all original contract obligations

-Issue a deductive change order to the district in the amount of $38,495.58

-Provide project documentation per contract

-Provide final Lean release

USD 480 agrees to:

-Pay $365,064.02

-Utilize the deductive change order to complete the remaining three units at LHS directly with Dean Norris.

-Wave liquidated damages

-Complete project documentation

Also approved by the Board was a deductive change order in the amount of $38,495.58 to allow the district to complete HVAC work on their own working directly with the original contractor, Dean E. Norris, and close out the performance contract project.

The COVID Discussion was held by the Board with an initial motion to bring the students  back to school with the starting date to be determined by administration. This motion failed.

A second motion to continue remote learning for PreK through the 8th grade until Jan 15th, with LHS continuing the hybrid model was approved.

An Amended Graduation Requirement Resolution passed also.

The Resolution passed states that all credit requirements above and beyond the minimum required credits set by the Kansas State Department of Education, which were adopted in 1997 (revised 2016), be suspended for the graduating class of 2021. Students must meet all standards set out in K.A.R. 91-31-35, unless otherwise modified by the Kansas State Board of Education or the Kansas State Department of Education, to qualify for graduation in May 2021


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