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USD #451 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the U.S.D. #451 Board of Education was called to order Monday, April 12, 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, Deborah Stallbaumer, and Carol Hunninghake.

John Haug made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2010 regular meeting, March 10, 2010, and March 23, 2010 special meetings as presented. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Martin Haug made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Steve Sudbeck seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Jerry Turner’s superintendent report included: elementary and high school activities-high school band and music results for the regional, state spelling bee results, state FBLA results, and the TVL All Academic Team. The superintendent’s report also included letters to teachers on changes to the teaching assignments, graduation, end of year dinner-May 26 at noon, and the KASB Region 4 meeting April 28, 2010.

Nick Holthaus made a motion to accept the general fund, activity fund financial reports, treasurer’s report, claims and payroll for the month of April and transfers to vocational education, food service and at risk. Martin Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Steve Sudbeck made a motion to approve bus contracts for Kenny Sudbeck and Josh Koch for 2010-2011 as offered. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Martin Haug made a motion to approve a contract to Scott Brumbaugh for summer driver’s education for 2010-2011 as offered. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

The board’s discussion items included-consolidation meeting with USD 442 committee, hiring summer help 20-25 hrs/wk, cost to update bus radios vs. purchasing blue tooth hands free device for cell phones for each driver, district uniform policy for abuse of any controlled substance for athletics and extra curricular activities, special ed services for USD 488 for the 2010-2011 school year, audit summary, and state funding for 2010-2011.

Alan Schmitz made a motion to accept the donations from the B&B Booster Club: K ,1st, 2nd grade field trip admission fees-$99, jump steps-$660, pizza party Ford Promotion grade 4-$42.90. John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Jim Dalinghaus made a motion to accept Harold Singleton’s resignation effective the end of the current school year. John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Steve Sudbeck made a motion to approve the KASB dues for 2010-2011 ($2924). Nick Holthaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Jim Dalinghaus made a motion to approve the KASB Legal fees for 2010-2011. ($1400) John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

The board tabled the agenda items on teacher contracts and supplemental contracts for 2010-2011.

Martin Haug made a motion to renew the contract with Cotton 0’neil Clinic/Midwest Sports Medicine ($1500) for 2010-2011. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Steve Sudbeck made a motion to allow Nicole Rottinghaus to attend the national FBLA convention in Tennessee July 13-18. Nicole placed 1st in database applications to qualify for the national convention. The board agreed to pay the lodging. airfare, and registration fees estimated at $834. Dale Sudbeck seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Jim Dalinghaus made a motion to accept Jesse Macke’s resignation as assistant girl’s basketball coach. Nick Holthaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

John Haug made a motion to open a supplemental contract for assistant girl’s basketball coach for 2010-2011. Martin Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Alan Schmitz made a motion to approve the high school class schedule for 2010-2011 as presented. Steve Sudbeck seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

The board discussed half day kindergarten. The board was in agreement to keep the current full day kindergarten but would revisit this issue if state funding was cut deeper.

Martin Haug made a motion to go into executive session at 9:10 p.m. for 50 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 10:00 p.m. John Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

Alan Schmitz made a motion to return to open session at 9:53 p.m. Martin Haug seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

The board commended Nicole Rottinghaus placed 1st FBLA state; the TVL All Academic Team: Taylor Buessing, Lisa Holthaus, Ryan Huerter, Sarah Macke, Heather Skoch, Josh Sudbeck, Logan Haug, Kelsey Kramer, Nicole Rottinghaus, Kayla Sudbeck, and Katrina Sudbeck; State Spelling Bee-Jacob Tiernan placed 14th. The board also commended the boy’s basketball team and coaches as they placed 3rd in the state basketball tournament, the pep club, cheerleaders, pep band and sponsors for their support throughout the season.

Alan Schmitz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:54 p.m. with the next regular meeting scheduled May 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Jim Dalinghaus seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.