USD 480 Board to Meet, Reorganize

Joe Denoyer - January 10, 2021 5:41 pm

USD 480

The USD 480 Board is scheduled to meet Monday evening at 6:30pm with the selection of Board President and Vice President as one of the first items up on the agenda.

It will also be asked of the board if Liberal High School could host a Sunday matinee of the fall musical.  The fall musical was originally scheduled for November, but has been postponed until January 31st.  All COVID protocol and guidelines would be followed for this event.

LHS is also proposing a new English credit recovery course as part of a credit recovery system that will be piloted this spring. The Mastery Outcomes Pathways to Success (MOPS) course is designed to be a recovery system where students would no longer have to retake an entire course.

The Board will also consider renewing Zonar Fleet Management to provide the following on all district vehicles:

-Real time GPS data, location, speed, direction, etc.

-Engine alerts and bus health; overheating, low battery, error codes, etc.

-Route tracking, when and where a stop was made, how long we were there, etc. Cost to the district would be the same as in 2020, $37,512.00.

Board Policy revisions and the 2021-2022 School Calendar will be for consideration as a contract with Johnson Controls. Proposed is for Johnson Controls to develop a 5 year Preventive Services Agreement for district wide HVAC equipment maintenance and repairs.

Pricing for each year as follows:

Year 1:  $300,000

Year 2:  $305,994

Year 3:  $312,114

Year 4:  $318,357

Year 5:  $324,725

A Middle School Girls Wrestling Coach is also on the agenda for the Board to consider. In the first season of girl’s wrestling, there are 29 student athletes at the middle school level. There are 14 at SRMS and 15 at EMS. Currently there are no female wrestling coaches, however, they do have female staff with some wrestling knowledge that are interested in becoming coaches. The male head coaches need a female assistant coach for locker room supervision, injuries, travel to meets, and appropriate instruction during practices, based on the number of participants. Middle school wrestling assistant supplemental salary is currently $2173.

 

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