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B&B Board of Education Minutes

REGULAR MEETING Unified School District #451 Board of Education February 8, 2010 The regular meeting of the U.S.D. #451 Board of Education was called to order Monday, February 8, 2010 by President Dale Sudbeck at 7:30 p.m. Alan Schmitz, Steve Sudbeck, Nick Holthaus, Jim Dalinghaus, John Haug and Martin Haug answered roll call. Also attending were Jerry Turner, Gene Barrett, Kenny Sudbeck, Josh Koch, Glen Meyer, Fr. Ed Oen, Wayne Schmitz and Carol Hunninghake. Alan Schmitz made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2010 regular meeting, January 16, 2010 and the February 3, 2010 special meetings as presented. Nick Holthaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 John Haug made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Steve Sudbeck seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Jerry Turner’s superintendent report included: elementary, jr. high and high school activities and upcoming events including: 6th grade student, Jake Tiernan, placed 2nd in the county spelling bee and will participate in the state spelling bee, Scholars’ Bowl team placed 2nd at the regional meet and will participate at the State Scholars’ Bowl meet, February 13, 2010 at Flint Hills High School. The senior play will be held February 14, 2010. The superintendent also discussed Drivers Education fee for the summer program and potential cuts for the 2010-2011 school year. Alan Schmitz made a motion to accept the general fund, activity fund financial reports, treasurer’s report, claims and payroll for the month of February and transfers to vocational education and at risk. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Dale Sudbeck made a motion to approve the school calendar for 2010-2011 as amended. John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Board discussion items included: Bus contracts for Kenny Sudbeck and Josh Koch. Bus routes for 2010-2011 will be the same as the previous year. The Board negotiations team – Jim Dalinghaus, Steve Sudbeck and Alan Schmitz volunteered. The board discussed the district owned property at St. Benedict south of the ball field and agreed to ask the owner of the surrounding property to make an offer. The board agreed to meet with a committee from USD 442 on consolidation. John Haug, Steve Sudbeck and Martin Haug will be the 3 board members from USD 451 and the board would hold a special meeting after the committee meeting to update all of the board members. The board agreed the meeting should take place as soon as possible. The board members also discussed the previous meetings held with USD #488 and asked Jerry Turner to contact USD 488 as soon as possible to continue to work on consolidation. The board would like to move forward with these discussions in the very near future. Glen Meyer presented the lease agreement for Sacred Heart Parish. The changes on the lease moved the payment for the second half of the parish lease from January 1, 2011 to February 1, 2011 and added USD 451 to perform the 90 minute emergency light test as required by the Fire Marshall on all leased parish buildings. The parish did not increase the rent for 2010-2011 ($31,520). Martin Haug made a motion to accept the parish lease agreement with Sacred Heart Parish for 2010-2011 as presented. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Wayne Schmitz presented the lease agreement for St. Mary’s Parish. The changes on the lease moved the payment for the second half of the parish lease from January 1, 2011 to February 1, 2011. The parish did not increase the rent for 2010-2011 ($45,950). Nick Holthaus made a motion to accept the parish lease agreement with St. Mary’s Parish for 2010-2011 as presented. John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Martin Haug made a motion to approve the purchase of a roof top unit for the 1989 addition from Rogers and Sons for $8435.05. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Steve Sudbeck made a motion to accept Sandy Bartkoski’s resignation as counselor with regrets effective the end of the current school year. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Nick Holthaus made a motion to go into executive session at 9:35 p.m. for 60 minutes to discuss negotiations and reduction in force in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed and return to open session at 10:35 p.m. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 Martin Haug made a motion to return to open session at 10:35 p.m. Steve Sudbeck seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0 The Board commended the Scholars’ Bowl team and coaches placing 2nd at Regional Scholars’ Bowl. John Haug made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:38 p.m. with the next regular meeting scheduled March 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

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