USD 242 School Board Minutes - December 2019

1.   CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Education of Unified School District 242, Wallace County, Kansas, met in regular session at 7:00 pm in the Music Room on December 9th, 2019 with Board Member Tim Cress presiding. 

2.  ROLL CALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mr. Gabe Cox, Mr. Nolan Cox, Mr. Tim Cress, Mr. Macy Sexson, Mrs. Chris Smith

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Mr. Aaron Aldridge, Mr. Eric Purvis

OTHERS PRESENT: Mr. Dave Hale (Superintendent), Mrs. Candy Cox (Clerk), Mrs. Amy Rother, Mr. Kyle Reidel

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Mr. Sexson (Mr. Gabe Cox) moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Gabe Cox (Mrs. Smith) moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

5. Communications to and From the Board 

Mrs. Rother gave the Principal’s Report on Christmas movie and activities, EVERS Grant, OVT update, 20-21 Elementary positions.

Mr. Hale gave the Superintendent’s report on election of officers (will be in January), Collin Kartchner assembly, Recognition of Tim Cress for his years of service, April Board meeting date change to April 6th, Elementary resignation, At Risk Post Audit report, and the water leak at the school house.

Mrs. Cox reported she had transferred $297 from general fund to food service to cover the cost of second helpings for December.

Mrs. Smith said there was no news from the NWKTC board meeting.

6. HEARINGS FROM INDIVIDUALS IN THE AUDIENCE

7.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Nolan Cox  (Mrs. Smith) moved to enter into executive session at 7:45 pm.  He further moved to return to the open session at 8:00 pm.  The justification for the executive session is to discuss matters relating to student matters.  The purpose for the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.  Motion carried unanimously.   Mr. Hale and Mrs. Rother were invited to attend.  The meeting reconvened at 8:00 pm.

Mr. Macy Sexson (Mr. Nolan Cox) moved to enter into executive session at 8:05 pm.  He further moved to return to the open session at 8:15 pm.  The justification for the executive session is to discuss matters relating to student matters.  The purpose for the executive session is to protect the privacy rights of an identifiable individual.  Motion carried unanimously.   Mr. Hale and Mrs. Rother were invited to attend.  The meeting reconvened at 8:15 pm.

8.  NEW BUSINESS 

Mrs. Smith (Mr. Macy Sexson) moved to add Food Science to the Ag Science curriculum to be alternated on an annual basis with the current Animal Science class. Motion carried 5-0.

9.  PERSONNEL

Mr Gabe Cox (Mr. Nolan Cox) moved to accept the resignation of Amy Rother as an elementary teacher effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  Motion carried 5-0.

10. APPROVAL OF BILLS

Mr. Nolan Cox (Mr. Macy Sexson) moved to approve the bills as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

11. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

12. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Cress declared the meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

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