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USD #364 Board of Education minutes 7/13/11

MARYSVILLE USD #364
Regular Board Meeting Highlights
July 13, 2011

• Elected Kevin Samuelson as President of the Board of Education for 2011-12.
• Elected Sandy Wilson as Vice-President of the Board for 2011-12.
• Appointed Lucy West as Clerk of the Board, Cathy Yager as Deputy Clerk, and Jody Bruna as Treasurer.
• Appointed the law firm of Bolton & McNish at the rate of $70 per hour for legal services.
• Appointed the Superintendent to be the authorized district representative for all state and federal programs including liaison for homeless children and youth.
• Appointed Lucy West as Designated Agent for KPERS.
• Authorized Citizens State Bank and Trust Company of Bremen, United Bank & Trust, Citizens State Bank, First Commerce Bank, and Great Western Bank of Marysville, as designated depositories for district funds.
• Set the 2011-12 school year at 1,116 hours.
• Named the Marysville Advocate as the official district newspaper.
• Designated Mike Bodensteiner the Director of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (Greenbush) as the person who will verify that in-service credit is valid for license renewal.
• Appointed the Board President as hearing officer for free and reduced price meal application appeals.
• Appointed the Superintendent as the hearing officer to conduct due process hearings for student long term suspensions or expulsions.
• Appointed Laura Johnson-McNish or Darold Bolton as the hearing officer to hear appeals in student expulsion cases.
• Appointed Administrators as Attendance Officers.
• Appointed the Superintendent as Freedom Information Officer.
• Designated John Runnebaum as the person to ensure that asbestos federal requirements are properly implemented.
• Approved the proposed 2011-12 budget for publication.
• Set the budget hearing date as August 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
• Set the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in the Dr. William J. Oborny Media Center as the date, time, and place of the regular board meetings.
• Adopted resolutions authorizing building principals to be in charge of building activity funds for Marysville Junior/Senior High, and Marysville Elementary.
• Adopted resolutions authorizing petty cash accounts for the superintendent, high school, junior high and elementary schools.
• Adopted a resolution for destruction of records.
• Reviewed a budget report showing the current budget spent compared to budget spent for the last two years.
• Accepted the escalator bid of Robert’s Dairy to provide milk to the district for the 2011-12 school year.
• Accepted the following donations:
o Received $1,600.00 in various donations for the wrestling room.
o Received $678 from the Chapter BB, P.E.O Sisterhood, through the Stockard Charitable Trust to purchase two document cameras at Marysville Elementary.
Marysville USD #364
Board Meeting Highlights
7/13/11
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• Approved the Food Service Agreements with the State Department of Education, and St. Gregory’s and Good Shepherd Schools.
• Approved a motion to transfer $734 cash balance from Adult Education (which is no longer needed) to 4 Year Old At-Risk fund.
• Citizens Open Forum – Angie Johnson addressed the board asking them to consider a written policy that teachers have first priority of coaching positions over rule 10 coaches.
• Change vacation days for the Director of Maintenance to 12 days from 10 days.
• Declared old furniture as surplus for discard.
• Approved the Senior High and Elementary Handbooks as presented, and tentatively approved the Junior High Handbook.
• Mrs. Harmer handed out Athlete-Parent-Coach Relationship brochures.
• Mr. Thexton gave a finance report on new budget laws.
• Appointed Cindy Scarbrough, Junior High Principal as Athletic/Activities Director also.
• Appointed Jada Ackerman and Sonya Stohs to the Special Education Advisory Council.
• Appointed Kevin Samuelson as the Governmental Relations Representative with KASB.
• Appointed Kevin Samuelson and Sandy Wilson to the USD 364 Foundation Board of Directors.
• Appointed Todd Milner to the Partners In Education Board.
• Appointed Betty Temple and Michelle Reinhart, with Sandy Wilson as the alternate, to the Negotiation Team.
• Approved a motion to rescind all previous board policies and approve the 2011-12 Board of Education Policies.
• Set the district mileage reimbursement at $.50 per mile and that no in town mileage be reimbursed, nor mileage if a vehicle is available to travel out of town.
• Increased lunch prices by $.25 and increased milk prices by $.05.
• Approved a motion to charge students a $5 technology fee to be added to the enrollment fee.
• Approved a motion to continue to sponsor voluntary student accident insurance through Students Assurance Services.
• Approved a renewal contract with Partners in Behavioral Milestones, Inc.
• Approved the following extra duty appointments:
o Amy Renyer – Head JH Volleyball
o Deb Blumer – Assistant JH Volleyball
o David Heyd- 9th Boys Basketball
o David Heyd- Head Baseball
• General Discussion:
o New Teacher Reception is August 10th at 5:30 p.m.
o Asked Superintendent Thexton to check into cost of an employee BBQ.
o School starts August 18th for students. No time change.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.