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USD 480 Board of Education Meets

KSCB News - July 19, 2011 8:28 am

USD 480 Board Of Education met Monday night for their regular meeting. Here are some of the highlights

Election and Appointments

1. Election of Board Vice-President for 2011-12- Action

Steve Helm nominated
Tammy Sutherland-Abbott nominated

Votes for Helm: Nick Hatcher, Helm, Chris Jewell, Delvin Kinser, Cheryl Louderback

Votes for Sutherland-Abbott: Petty, Sutherland-Abbott

Helm elected Vice-President by a 5-2 vote.

Board Policy BBBF Reimbursement for Expenses- Action

Approved by a 5-2 vote, with Hatcher and Louderback opposing.

This policy mainly changes the wording on board travel. It adds the language that if a board member has to cancel a scheduled trip that a family emergency would be a legitimate excuse to not have to refund the district the money of the trip. The old policy only listed an illness.

Board Policy GAN Travel Expenses- Action

Approved by a 5-2 vote, with Hatcher and Louderback opposing.

This policy will require most out of town trips to be pre-approved by the board.

Board Policy AF School Day- Action

Voted down by a 2-5 vote.

. This would eliminate recess for fifth and sixth graders at Cottonwood and Sunflower Intermediate Schools.

Board Policy DJED – Bids and Quotations Requirements- Action

Voted down by a 3-4 vote, with Helm, Petty, and Sutherland-Abbott in favor of.

Mr. Kinser proposed a revised DJED that includes anything $10,000 or above must be pre-approved by the board, and anything from $10,000-$20,000 to be bid out or quotes with pre-approval by the board.

This motion passed 7-0.

Board Policy DK Student Activity Fund Management- Action

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

This has the activity fund to have to follow the same guidelines at DJED.

New Business

Contract for Integration Services- Action

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

The purpose of the Agreement as stated in the attachment on the item from usd480.net is to create an integrated classroom serving preschool children served by USD 480 and Head Start services offered by KCSL.

Wireless Access Points- Action

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

This was to approve the state bid from AOS in the amount of $60,253.43 for wireless access points.

Amend Board Policy EE-R Food Service Management- Action

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

The organizational chain of command chart listed that the Food Service Director is under the Superintendent, however that position really is suppose to report to the Director of Auxiliary Services so this corrects it in the policy book.

Amend Board Policy GAG Conflict of Interest- Action

Item died to a lack of a motion.

5. Mission and Vision Statement- Action

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

The following is the new Mission and Vision Statement of USD 480.

Mission Statement: USD 480 challenges all to achieve educational excellence.

Vision Statement: USD 480 will collaborate with the community to provide effective education, leadership and professional development that will establish us as a high-performance district.

New Business II

Extension of Superintendent’s Contract- Action

(Two year contract extension through 2013-2014.)

Approved by a 7-0 vote.

Extension of Deputy Superintendent’s Contract- Action

(Two year contract extension through 2013-2014.)

Passed by a 7-0 vote.

The next board of education meeting will be on Monday, August 1.

 

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