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USD 480 Board Republishes Budget

Joe Denoyer - June 10, 2024 9:43 pm

USD 480

The USD 480 Board of Education met Monday evening with a full agenda before them. At the meeting, the Board approved the Budget Amendment and Republishing of the General Fund, At-Risk Fund and Bilingual Education Fund. This is a result of the KSDE audit of enrollment, the district’s enrollment numbers increased resulting in additional state funding.

The Board also set July 8, 2024 as the organizational meeting for 24-25 school year, and approved the deletion of Policy CGA Administrative Index and the modification of GAAAA.

Approved was the increase of the board health benefit from $6,600.00 to $7,200.00 per year, and heard the first reading of the proposed changes to Policy JGG, Transportation. Changes include bus rider eligibility, transportation denial appeals process and formatting.

For the classrooms, the Board approved the purchase of 40 Redcats with Flexmikes from Lightspeed Technologies in the amount of $49,680, and approved the service agreement with eLuma Therapy in the amount of $82,840.00 to cover the costs for one Speech Language Pathologist position for the 2024-2025 school year.

Also approved was the service agreement with Motor Mouth Therapy Services at an hourly rate of $80 for the 2024-2025 school year. The Board also approved an additional Speech Language Para to help support students receiving Speech / Language services across the District.

Approved was the service agreement with Cultivate Education to provide Behavior team support for the 2024-2025 school year, the agreement with SCCC to contract out Braille services for a student enrolled at SCCC for the 2024-2025 school year, and a conditional approval for the recruitment of 1-4 virtual / itinerant special education case managers dependent on the need to fill Special Education staff.

The Board approved a Floor Scrubber for Sunflower from Pur-O-Zone in the amount of $10,816.27, and approve the purchase of 5 new Sharp digital copiers for $62,900 from Southern Office Supply.

For Bright Start Early Learning Center a the full time Social Worker was approved, as was the District’s Property and Casualty Insurance for the 24-25 fiscal year through Conrade Insurance Group for $679,880. Software and service licenses in the amount of $257,178.58 were also approved.

The bid from ByteSpeed in the amount of $19,147.50 for 50 Chromeboxes was also approved.

After Executive Session the Board tabled Assistant Superintendent Positions, and approved the Employee Pay Scales.


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