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The Board met in Regular Session on 
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:30 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber, David McComb, 
Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith

The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Regular Session on Monday, at 7:30 with all members present.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; Michelle Domsch, Clerk; Morgan Ballard, Grades PK -12 Assistant Principal; Diane House, Grades PK- 8 Principal; and Herb McPherson, Grades 7-12 Principal.

President, Rex Robinson at 7:30 p.m, called the meeting to order.

VISITORS: Angie Tobin and Beth Walters, Teachers, Sara Eubank, Gillian Swindler and Halle Young, Skyline Pep Club Sponsor and Members, Randy Ford, Busby Ford & Reimer

AGENDA:  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by David McComb to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Sara Eubank, Gillian Swindler and Halle Young explained to the Board on Homecoming Festivities planned for Friday, September 17, 2021.  This is US Constitution Day, the theme is “Born in the USA”.  Decorations will be red, white and blue and they will share facts about the US Constitution during the assembly.  The assembly will be held at 2:30 and the attendants will be introduced at half-time of the HS Football game that begins at 7:00 p.m.

Randy Ford then gave a report on the FY2021 Audit.

CONSENT AGENDA:

     A.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the regular meeting held on August 9, 2021.

     B.  Approval of Bills, General and Special Funds, Activity and Petty Cash Funds

     C.  August Treasurer’s Report

           A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by David McComb to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

Superintendent's Report – Mrs. Flowers

Building Reports - Principals Morgan Ballard, Diane House and Herb McPherson reported on their building activities.

Learning/Networking Opportunities -  Informational.

OLD BUSINESS:

Settlement Agreement - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to ratify the settlement agreement with Symmetry Energy Solutions.  Motion carried.

Symmetry Gas Bill, February 2021  - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by David McComb to pay the February 2021 Symmetry Gas Bill.  Motion carried.

WoodRiver Energy - A motion was made by David McComb and seconded by Mark Graber to adopt the member agreement with Kansas Board Solutions as the agent for KASB Energy Management Program.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

District Goals – Becca Flowers, Morgan Ballard, Diane House and Herb McPherson shared with the Board the Proposed 2021 – 2022 District Goals.

USD#438 Board of Education Policy Manual  - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by David McComb to adopt the audited and revised USD#438 Board of Education Policy Manual.  Motion carried.

FY2021 Audit  - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by Mark Graber to accept the FY2021 Audit as presented by Randy Ford, Busby Ford & Reimer.  Motion carried.

Requests for Early Graduation – Informational.

Personnel Matters for Nonelected Personnel, Students and Negotiations - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board goes into executive session for the purpose of discussing nonelected personnel, discuss confidential student information and matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative or representatives of the body or agency; and that the board returns to the open meeting at 9:04 o’clock in the board room.  The executive session is required to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual and students and the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating position, and the public interest. The administrators and business manager were invited to attend.  Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 9:04 p.m. 

2021 - 2022 Negotiated Agreement  - A motion was made by David McComb and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve the 2021 - 2022 Negotiated Agreement between USD#438 and the Skyline NEA.  Motion carried.

Food Service Worker/Teacher Aid Resignation - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board accept Chelsie Brenner’s resignation as a Food Service worker/Teacher Aid effective August 19, 2021.  Motion carried.

Bus Drivers’ Resignation - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board accept Kenny and Roy Haines’ resignations as Bus Drivers effective September 30, 2021.  Motion carried.

Business Teacher Retirement - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Jeff Slade that the board accept Jane Melroy’s notice of retirement effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried.

Food Service Contract - A motion was made by Allen Smith and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board offer a contract to Kristy Unrein for the Food Service department effective September 13, 2021.  Motion carried.

Middle School Girls Head Basketball Coach Contract - A motion was made by Allen Smith and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board offer a contract to Sam Fisher as the Middle School Girls Head Basketball Coach effective November 1, 2021.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:11 p.m.       


The Board met in Regular Session on 
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:30 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber,
David McComb, Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith

The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Regular Session on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:30 with all members present.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; Michelle Domsch, Clerk; Morgan Ballard, PK-12 Assistant Principal; Diane House, PK-8 Principal; and Herb McPherson, 7-12 Principal.

President, Rex Robinson at 7:30 p.m, called the meeting to order.

VISITORS: Heidi McKennon, School Nurse and Deborah Hamilton, Patron 

AGENDA:  The agenda was amended as follows:  Add 4.5 Learning and Networking, and 6H.  Mental Health Intervention Grant.  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to approve the amended agenda.  Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA:

     A.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the regular meeting held on July 12, 2021.

     B.  Approval of Bills, General and Special Funds, Activity and Petty Cash Funds

     C.  Year End and July Treasurer’s Reports

     D. SCKSEC Minutes

           A motion was made by David McComb and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

Superintendent's Report – 

KSDE Success Tour – This will be on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 12:30 – 2:00 in the old Pratt High School Building.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Leadership Meeting – Informational.

Revenue Neutral Rate and Budget Hearings – Scheduled for September 13, 2021at 6:30 p.m.

KESA – Informational.

Miscellaneous - Informational.

Building Reports - Principals Morgan Ballard, Diane House and Herb McPherson reported on their building activities.

Learning/Networking Opportunities -  Informational.

OLD BUSINESS:

Plan to REOPEN Skyline - A motion was made by Mark Graber and seconded by Jerry DeWeese that the board approve our Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services.  Motion carried.  See attached #1


Summer Projects – Informational.

ESSER Funds – Informational.

NEW BUSINESS:

Elementary, Middle School & High School Handbooks  - A motion was made by Mark Graber and seconded by Jerry DeWeese that the board approve the Elementary, Middle School & High School Handbooks.  Motion carried.

Activity Passes for 2021-22 - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by David McComb that the board approve issuing activity passes for 2021-22.  Motion carried.
 

2021 – 2022 Governmental Relations Network Representative -  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Mark Graber that the board appoint Rex Robinson as the 2021 – 2022 Governmental Relations Network Representative.  Motion carried.


2021 – 2022 Skyline Site Council Representative  - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by David McComb that the board appoint Nicole Curtis as the 2021 – 2022 Skyline Site Council Representative.  Motion carried.


2021 – 2022 Facilities Committee Representatives -  A motion was made by David McComb and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board appoint Jerry DeWeese and Mark Graber as the 2021 – 2022 Facilities Committee Representatives.  Motion carried.

Fall Sports/Activity Report – Informational.

Start of School Professional Development Plans – Informational.

Mental Health Intervention Grant - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Mark Graber that the board accept the Mental Health Intervention Grant.  Motion carried.
 

Negotiations- A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese that the board goes into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative or representatives of the body or agency; and that the board returns to the open meeting at 8:15 o’clock in the board room.  The executive session is required to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating position, and the public interest. The administrators and business manager were invited to attend.  Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:15 p.m. 

Food Service Worker Resignation - A motion was made by David McComb and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board accept Marlene Boyd’s resignation as a Food Service worker effective August 9, 2021.  Motion carried.

Food Service Worker Contract - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by Mark Graber that the board to offer a contract to Reatha Jones as a Food Service worker effective August 9, 2021.  Motion carried.

Custodian Contract - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by Mark Graber that the board to offer a contract to Thomas Becker as a Custodian effective August 2, 2021.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.       

 


The Board met in Regular Session on 
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:30 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber, 
Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith

The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Regular Session on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:30 with all members present except David McComb.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; and Michelle Domsch, Clerk.

Vice-President, Nicole Curtis called the meeting to order at 6:30 a.m.

VISITORS: None

AGENDA:  The agenda was amended as follows:  Under Superintendent’s Report: add D. Goals; Old Business:  add A. Bus & Vehicle Rotation, B.  Authorization to Purchase Vehicle; C.  Summer Facility Projects and under New Business:  add 5c. School Fees.  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to approve the amended agenda.  Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA:

     A.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the special meeting held on May 16, 2021 and regular meeting held on June 14, 2021.

     B.  Approval of Bills, General and Special Funds, Activity and Petty Cash Funds

     C.  June Treasurer’s Report

     D. SCKSEC Minutes

Rex Robinson arrived at 6:38 a.m.

           A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

Superintendent's Report – 
            Year-End Financial Review – Informational.

Learning/Networking Opportunities -  Informational.

Miscellaneous – Informational.

OLD BUSINESS:

Bus and Vehicle Rotation – Informational.

Authorization to Purchase Vehicle  - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to approve the purchase of a Chevrolet Equinox from Doug Reh Chevrolet for $27,000.  Motion carried.

Summer Facility Projects – Informational.

NEW BUSINESS:

Plan to Reopen Skyline – Informational.

Board Organization for 2021-22

Jerry DeWeese made a motion and Nicole Curtis seconded the motion to adopt the following resolution regarding BOE meetings.  Motion carried.

Be it resolved that pursuant to KSA 72-8205, the board of education of USD438, Pratt County, Kansas at its regular meeting held July 12, 2021 establishes the following meeting schedule:

  • August 19, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.  
  • September 13, 2021 immediately following the budget hearing to be held at 6:30. 
  • October 11, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • November 8, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • December 13, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • January 10, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • February 14, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • March 14, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • April 11, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • May 9, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • June 13, 2022 @ 6:30 a.m.
  • July 11, 2022 @ 6:30 a.m

All meetings will be held at Skyline Schools. If an established meeting is cancelled due to an emergency, within 24 hours of such cancellation, the board shall establish and give notice of the new meeting date and time. The board may adjourn any regular meeting to another time and place.

A motion was made by Mark Graber and seconded by Jeff Slade to publish the Notice of Budget Hearing to be held on September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., with the regular board meeting to follow upon completion. Approval is contingent upon completion of the budget.   Motion carried

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Jeff Slade to establish the minimum school year as 1116 hours. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith  to designate the Clerk of the Board – Michelle Domsch.  Motion carried.

A motion was made ­­­­­­­­­by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith  to designate the District Treasurer –  Kimberly Tritt, The Peoples Bank. Motion carried.

A motion was made by ­­­­­­­­­ Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Direct Depositor – The Peoples Bank.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Attorney for the Board – Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB).  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Kansas Public Retirement System Agent – Becca Flowers. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Official Newspaper – Pratt Tribune. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Truancy Reporters – Herb McPherson & Diane House.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Authorization for early payment of bills – Becca Flowers &/or Dave Schmidt.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Determining Official for Free and Reduced Meal Application appeals – Dave Schmidt.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith  to designate the Hearing Officer for Free and Reduced Meal Application appeals – Becca Flowers.  Motion carried.

A motion was made Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Compliance Coordinator for Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws – Becca Flowers. Motion carried.

A motion was made Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to designate the Food Service Representative – Herb McPherson.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jeff Slade and  seconded by Mark Graber to adopt the following resolution of rescinding policy statements.  Motion carried.

Be it resolved that all policy statements found in the minutes of this Board of Education prior to July 1, 2022, be rescinded, and that the BOE adopt the policy manual as presented and recommended by the superintendent of schools to govern this school district during FY2022, subject to periodic review, amendment, and revision by the BOE. 

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to adopt the following waiver regarding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for FY2022.  Motion carried.

Whereas the USD 438, Pratt, Kansas, has determined that the financial statements and financial reports for the year ending June 30, 2022 to be prepared in conformity with the requirements of KSA 75-1120(a)(as amended) are not relevant to the requirements of the cash basis and the budget laws of this state and are of no significant value the Board of Education or the members of the general public of USD 438 and

Whereas there are no revenue bond ordinances or other ordinances or resolutions of the municipality which require financial statements and financial reports to be prepared in conformity with KSA 75-1120(a)(as amended) for the year ending June 30, 2022.

Now, therefore it be resolved, by the Board of Education of USD 438, Pratt, Kansas, in the regular meeting duly assembled this 8th day of July 2019 that the USD 438 Board of Education waives the requirements of KSA 75-1120(a)(as amended) as they apply to the USD 438 for the year ending June 30, 2022.

Be it further resolved that the USD 438 Board of Education shall cause the financial statements and financial reports of the USD 438 to be prepared on the basis of cash receipts and disbursements as adjusted to show compliance with the cash basis and budget laws of this State.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to participate in the following Federal Programs during FY2022:  Title I, Title IIA, Title III, Title IVA, State and Federal Food Service, Carl Perkins and Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP). Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to set the mileage reimbursement rate to .56/mile in accordance with KSA 75-3203a.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Allen Smith and seconded by Mark Graber to join the following professional organizations. Motion carried.

           Kansas Association of School Boards – Membership 

           Kansas Association of School Boards – Legal Assistance

           Schools for Fair Funding - Membership

           Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce - Membership

           Schools for Quality Education - Membership 

           Southwest Plains Ed Service Center – Membership

           Pratt Community Partnership Track & Field; Soccer; Football Complex – Membership

2021-22 School Fees - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith that the board raises the prices of Adult Lunches to $4.50 and the cost of snack milk to .45¢ per carton.  Motion carried.

Personnel Matters for Nonelected Personnel and Negotiations- A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith that the board goes into executive session for the purpose of discussing nonelected personnel and discussing matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative or representatives of the body or agency; and that the board returns to the open meeting at 7:05 o’clock in the board room.  The executive session is required to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual and the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating position, and the public interest. The superintendent and business manager were invited to attend.  Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 7:26 a.m. 

Ninth Grade Class Sponsors - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to issue contracts with Emilie Kenworthy and Michelle Bair as Ninth Grade Class Sponsors for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried.

Eleventh Grade Class Sponsors - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to issue contracts with Harmony Harts and Griselda Castillo as Eleventh Grade Class Sponsors for the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 a.m.       


The Board met in Regular Session on 
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:30 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber, 
Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith

The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Regular Session on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:30 with all members present except Nicole Curtis and David McComb.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; Michelle Domsch, Clerk; Diane House, Elementary Principal and Middle and High School Assistant Principal; and Herb McPherson, Middle and High School Principal.

President, Rex Robinson at 6:30 a.m, called the meeting to order.

VISITORS: None

AGENDA:  The agenda was amended as follows:  New Business:  add 7C. Use of Facilities.  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve the amended agenda.  Motion carried.

Nicole Curtis arrived at the meeting at 6:33 a.m.

CONSENT AGENDA:

     A.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the regular meeting held on May 10, 2021.

     B.  Approval of Bills, General and Special Funds, Activity and Petty Cash Funds

     C.  May Treasurer’s Report

           A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Allen Smith to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

Superintendent's Report – 
KESA Accreditation Visit – Becca Flowers reported on the visit held on June 9, 2021.
Miscellaneous – Becca Flowers reported that she met with KEIT on June 11, 2021 regarding future district health insurance premiums.

Building Reports - Principals Diane House and Herb McPherson reported on their building activities.

Learning/Networking Opportunities -  Informational.

OLD BUSINESS:

Status of Safe Room Application – We are waiting for FEMA to issue their response.

ESSER II Fund Application – Becca Flowers reported that we have had our application approved that will be used mainly for personnel expenses.

ESSER III Allocated – It was reported that our application is in process.

KJUMP Legal Action Update – Informational.

Bus/Vehicle Acquisition Update – It was reported that 2-14 passenger busses will be delivered by June 30, 2021.

Proposed Graduation Requirements – Informational.

NEW BUSINESS:

End of Year Transfers –A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to authorize Becca Flowers and Dave Schmidt to make the necessary end of year transfers by June 30, 2021.  Motion carried.

Sixth Grade Participation in Athletics – A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by Mark Graber to allow Sixth Grade Participation in Athletics in the 2021 – 2022 school year.  Motion carried.

Use of Facilities By Non-Staff Members – Becca Flowers reported that Sam and Steve Fisher will be allowed to use our facilities to host basketball training sessions.

Assistant Director of Musical - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to issue contracts with Emilie Kenworthy and Melissa Jacobs as Assistant Directors of Musical effective July 1, 2021.  Motion carried.

Middle School Assistant Football Coach - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to issue contracts with Kyle Nauman and Jereme House as Middle School Assistant Football Coaches effective July 1, 2021.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:13 a.m.       

The Board met in Special Session on 
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:19 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber, 
Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith


The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Special Session on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:19 with all members present except David McComb.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; Michelle Domsch, Clerk; and Diane House, Elementary Principal and Middle and High School Assistant Principal.

President, Rex Robinson at 5:19 p.m, called the meeting to order.

AGENDA:  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Resignation of Teacher - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve the resignation of Cheri Haskett as a teacher effective May 21, 2021.  Motion carried.

Teacher Contract  - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve a teacher contract with Taylor Stratford effective for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  Motion carried.

Bus Bids - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Mark Graber to approve the purchase of two 14-passenger busses from Midwest Bus Sales for $62,446 each.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 5:22 p.m.      


 

The Board met in Regular Session on 
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 8:06 o’clock.
Members Present: Nicole Curtis, Jerry DeWeese, Mark Graber, David McComb, 
Rex Robinson, Jeff Slade and Allen Smith

The Board of Education of U.S.D. 438 met in Regular Session on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 8:06 with all members present.  Also present were Becca Flowers, Superintendent; Dave Schmidt, Business Manager; Michelle Domsch, Clerk; Diane House, Elementary Principal and Middle and High School Assistant Principal; and Herb McPherson, Middle and High School Principal.

President, Rex Robinson at 8:06 p.m, called the meeting to order.

VISITORS: Anita DeWeese and Sara Lewton, Staff Members; Kambrey Morelan and Halle Young, Students; Adina Young, Parent

Kambrey Morelan and Halle Young gave a presentation requesting $7,000 in funding for their FFA SAE Game Bird Project.

AGENDA:  A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by David McComb to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA:

     A.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the regular meeting held on April 12, 2021.

     B.  Approval of Bills, General and Special Funds, Activity and Petty Cash Funds

     C.  April Treasurer’s Report

     D. SCKSEC Minutes

     E.  PDC Reports

           A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Mark Graber to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

Superintendent's Report – 

Legislative Information – Informational.
KESA Data – Informational.
Miscellaneous – Informational.

Building Reports - Principals Diane House and Herb McPherson reported on their building activities.

Learning/Networking Opportunities -  Informational.

OLD BUSINESS:

Safe Room Application – Becca Flowers reported that the project still has not been approved.  She spoke with Chase Galle of Knight Construction and we can expect a minimum of 10% in increased cost of materials.

ESSER Fund Application – Informational.

KJUMP Legal Action – Informational.

NEW BUSINESS:

Test Score Report:  ACT (Class of 2020) and WorkKeys (Class of 2022) – Herb McPherson and Sara Lewton reported on our students’ scores.

Pratt County Emergency Resolution  - A motion was made by Jeff Slade and seconded by Nicole Curtis to approve the Pratt County Emergency Resolution.  Motion carried. See Attachment #1.

Football Field Lighting Project - A motion was made by Mark Graber and seconded by Jeff Slade to approve the bid from Eck Electric to replace the football field lights.  Motion carried.

Bus Purchase - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis to approve the bid from Kansas Truck to purchase 2-14 passenger busses for a cost of $114,432.00.  Motion carried.

Concessions Manager  - Becca Flowers reported that Bennie and Marie Hayes will manage the concession stand in 2021-22.  They will be issued a contract for a set price of $5,000.  They will pay the juniors to work shifts to earn money for Prom.  Proceeds will be split between Bennie and Marie Hayes and the District at a percentage to be determined at a later date.

Passenger Vehicle Bids – No bids were received.  Becca Flowers will make change to the specifications and re-issue bids.

Changes in Graduation Requirements – Becca Flowers, Diane House and Herb McPherson reported to the Board on changes they would like added to the District Graduation Requirements. No action taken at this time.

Graduation Attire Expectations - Becca Flowers, Diane House and Herb McPherson reported to the Board the current Graduation Attire Expectations and requested changes to our current expectations.  No action taken at this time.

Transfer Student – Diane House reported on a current Skyline student’s earned credits due to situations created by Covid-19.  He will be allowed to graduate in December 2021 with the minimal graduation requirements set by the State of Kansas.

Personnel Matters for Nonelected Personnel  - A motion was made by Jerry DeWeese and seconded by Nicole Curtis that the board goes into executive session for the purpose of discussing nonelected personnel; and that the board returns to the open meeting at 9:50 o’clock in the board room.  The executive session is required to protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual. The administrators and business manager were invited to attend.  Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 9:50 p.m. 

Retirements and Resignations - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve the retirement of Mary Robinson as Custodian effective May 20, 2021; the retirement of Rose Marie Freitas as Bus Driver effective May 21, 2021 and the resignation of Susan Neifert as a teacher effective May 21, 2021.  Motion carried.

Middle School Assistant Volleyball Coach and High School Assistant Cheer Coach - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve Taylor Crump as Middle School Assistant Volleyball Coach and High School Assistant Cheer Coach for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.

Sophomore and Senior Sponsors - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve Brooke Hammond and Joyce Temanson as Sophomore Sponsors for the 2021-22 school year and Steven Novotny as the Senior Sponsor for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.

eSports Coach - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve Tyler Tobin as the eSports Coach for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.

Licensed Teaching Staff  - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve the attached list of the Licensed Teaching Staff  for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.  See Attachment #2

Certified Staff  - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Mark Graber to approve the attached list of the Certified Staff  for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.  See Attachment #3

Para Educator  - A motion was made by Nicole Curtis and seconded by Jerry DeWeese to approve a contract with Gunta Stotts as a Para Educator for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried.  

Meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m.       

 


              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON MARCH 8, 2021
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 8, 2021. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, SCK-SEC Minutes and a Professional Development Committee Report. 

Mrs. Flowers gave an update on the upcoming Legislative session, KSDE Audit, and KESA  She also gave a report on the expected raise of energy costs this spring.

Diane House and Herb McPherson gave Principal’s Reports on their building’s activity.

Under Old Business Becca Flowers gave an update on our Skyline Schools Plan of Operation during Covid-19, and the status of the Safe Room Application.

The Board approved the addition of a HS E-Sports Team in the 2021-22 school year. They accepted Morgan Ballard’s resignation as the Head HS G BBall Coach effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.  They also approved contracts with Lori Anschutz and Chris Sanders as MS Track Assistant Coaches and Mike Neifert as HS Track Assistant Coach all effective March 8, 2021 and amended a one-year contract with Herb McPherson to (.80) as Administrator beginning July 1, 2021.   The Board also approved new carpet over Spring Break for the three mid-south classrooms and the elementary music room.

New Business included information from Becca Flowers on Summer School, ESSER Funds and a Facilities Committee report.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. 


              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON FEBRUARY 8, 2021
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, February 8, 2021. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, and the Treasurer’s Report.  

Beth Walters gave a presentation on her participation in the SNEA Reading Circle.

Mrs. Flowers gave an update on the District Book Study, the upcoming Legislative session, KESA, KEIT and Budget Projections.  She also gave a report on the Testimony to the House Health and Human Services Committee that Sara Lewton presented on the Mental Health Intervention Team Program at Skyline Schools.

Diane House and Herb McPherson gave Principal’s Reports on their building’s activity.

Under Old Business Becca Flowers gave an update on our Skyline Schools Plan of Operation during Covid-19, the status of the Safe Room Application and E-Sports.

The Board approved the appointment of Mark Graber to fill the unexpired term of Rick Shriver until the next General Election. They also approved a contract with Brad Pagenkopf as Driver’s Education Instructor and a 2-year contract to Diane House as an Administrator and one-year contracts to Morgan Ballard(.25) and Herb McPherson(.75) as Administrators. 

New Business included information from Becca Flowers on Professional Learning Communities trainingsessions with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center in place of 2 student school days in the month of March.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. 


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON JANUARY 11, 2021
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, January 11, 2021. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, and the Treasurer’s Report.  

The Board received recognition from the District and the SNEA for BOE Appreciation Month.

Rex Robinson was elected President and Nicole Curtis as Vice-President for 2021.

Mrs. Flowers gave an update on the District Book Study and upcoming Legislative session.  She also gave a building report for Principal House.

Under Old Business Becca Flowers reported on an update to our Skyline Schools Plan of Operation during Covid-19 and the status of the Safe Room Application. 

The Board approved the Early Graduation Guidelines effective for the 21-22 school year and a new HS Tardy Policy effective immediately.  The Board did not take any action on SKI-CAN membership.

New Business included Rick Shriver’s resignation from the BOE effective 1/11/21 at 12:00 pm.  The Board then passed a Resolution for the appointment of a new member until the next election.  The BOE also approved extending the provisions of FFCRA until the end of the 20-21 school year.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. 


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING 
HELD ON DECEMBER 14, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, December 14, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report and the SCKSEC minutes.

Mrs. Flowers gave an update on the upcoming Legislative session, and a Zoom meeting with the Governor scheduled for December 16, 2020.  They also heard building reports from Principal McPherson.

The Board heard a presentation from Kayen Cason and Gage Egging on starting an E-Sports program at Skyline High School.

Under Old Business Becca Flowers reported on an update to our Skyline Schools Plan of Operation during Covid-19 and Rick Shriver’s upcoming BOE resignation.  Rick Shriver was presented with a Skyline footstool to thank him for his years of service to the District.

New Business included information from Becca Flowers on HS Curriculum Expansion through SKI-CAN, the formation of a SCKSEC Committee to research the Assessment Formula, and a Big Gym Banner Project in partnership with the Skyline Schools Foundation.

The Board approved the retirement of Kim Lee as High School Math Teacher effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and approved a contract with Adam Haskin as HS Asst. Boys Basketball Coach effective December 14, 2020.  They also approved a contract with Mahaney Roofing for Roof replacement and agreed to cover the District’s 25% share of the necessary funds for a Saferoom Addition pending approval of the Safe Room Grant.  The Board also passed a motion to follow the recent KSHSAA ruling and will allow 2 adult spectators per participants family to attend in person to Middle School and High School sporting events December 10, 2020 through January 28, 2021

 

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. 


USD #438 BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING

HELD ON OCTOBER 12, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, October 12, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report a SCKSEC update, and PDC Reports. 

Mrs. Flowers gave a Book Study Overview on Chapters 1 & 2 – Transforming School Culture:  How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad.  She also updated the Board on the retirement of Dale Dennis from the KSDE.  They also heard building reports from Principals House and McPherson and information on updates to the PK-8 Handbook.

Under Old Business Becca Flowers reported on the upcoming Roof Projects, updated to our COVID 19 Plan to Reopen, the Bids received on the Shelter over the Concrete Slab Project and a potential BOE resignation.

New Business included information from Becca Flowers on the Football Field Lighting Project, Safe Room Project, and current operation of the concession stand.  Diane House and Herb McPherson reviewed the Fall Benchmarks and explained How the Data is Used to Increase Student Achievement and discussed plans for Fall Conferences.

The Board approved the purchase of 10-Passenger Vehicle not to exceed $35,000.  They also approved Nick Fox as the MS B BBall Asst. Coach.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


 

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, September 14, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report and a SCKSEC update.  

Mrs. Flowers presented her Superintendent’s Goals for FY2021.  Mrs. House and Mr. McPherson also reported on their building activities. Old Business included information on roof updates, FY21Capital Outlay Project Budget, updated plans for the reopening of Skyline Schools/COVID-19 changes and a BOE Member Opening in January, 2021.

The Board also heard a CPA Audit Report by Randy Ford and heard information on Free Lunches available to our students, Remote Learning Assurances, and Changes in Documentation of Remote Learning. The Board also approved the 2020 - 2021 Negotiated Agreement between USD#438 and the Skyline NEA

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m for the regular meeting. 

 



              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET HEARING
AND REGULAR MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 10, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAF
F AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, August 10, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, End of Year Treasurer’s Report and a SCKSEC update.  A Budget Hearing was conducted by Superintendent Flowers.

The Board heard updated plans for the reopening of school in August.  Old Business also included information on building a roof over the Outdoor Basketball Courts and a roof update and other proposed projects.

The Board approved updates for the ES, MS and HS Handbooks.  They also approved the 20/21 Activity passes, and adopted the FY2021 Budget.  Rex Robinson was appointed as the Governmental Relations Network Representative and Allen Smith as the Site Council Representative.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m for the regular meeting. 

 


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION AUGUST 3, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in special session on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

The Board approved the Plan to Reopen Skyline and set Wednesday, September 2, 2020 as the Start of School Date. They also approvedthe Coronavirus Relief Fund Resolution with Indemnity.

Superintendent Flowers presented information on a Facility Project – Covering the area over the Outside Basketball Courts.

The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be August 10, 2020.  The Budget Hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the regular meeting.

              


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON JULY 13, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, July 13, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, and the June Treasurer’s Report 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on the Year-End Financial Review.

The Board heard plans for the reopening of school in August and for the KSU Robotics Grant.  They approved the Board Organization for FY2021; changed the school day to 7:45 – 3:25; approved the bid for a roof to be installed over the front patio; and approved the price of adult lunches to $4.50.

The Board approved a contract with Emma Gwinn as Teacher’s Aide for the 2020-21 school year and the Supplemental Contracts.

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for the Budget Hearing followed by the regular meeting. 

 


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION JUNE 22, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in special session on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.

The Board approved the republished budget and gave authority to Becca Flowers and Dave Schmidt to complete end of year transfers as necessary and to issue bonuses to staff members as determined.

They also approved a contract with Emilie Kenworthy as Elementary Music Teacher for the 2020-2021school year.

The meeting adjourned at 6:45 a.m.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be July 13, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON JUNE 8, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, June 8, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, PDC Report and SCKSEC Minutes.

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN – the OVT Visit scheduled for June 8, 2020 and a Financial Overview. Principals House and McPherson reported on their building activities.

Old Business included the new date of High School Graduation and change of the first day of school to August 27, 2020 and the scheduling of 2 additional days of Teacher Professional Learning on August 25 and 26, 2020.

The Board heard updates on our COVID-19 response, republishing the Budget and the Special Meeting and Hearing scheduled on June 22, 2020 at 6:30 a.m., Health Insurance, proposed facility changes and CARES funding. The Board approved the proposed 2020-21 Student Fees,

The Board approved the retirement of Bob Lee as Music Teacher and Supplemental Contracts effective June 30, 2020 and the resignation of Kenny Eddy as Teacher and Conditioning Coach effective June 30, 2020.  They also approved approve the 2020-21 Supplemental Contracts as presented from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Andrew Nation, Athletic Director and Conditioning Coach; Anita DeWeese, Agriculture – FFA, Jane Melroy, PDC Committee Chair; Kim Lee and Angie Tobin, HS Cheer Coaches; Lacey Robinson, MS Cheer Coach and Pep Club Sponsor; Morgan Ballard and Lexie Maloney, Publication/Yearbook; Susan Neifert, ESL Supervisor; Steven Novotny, 5-12 Band and Sound System Manager.

The Board will meet for a Special Board Meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. for a Budget Hearing to Republish the 2019-2020 Budget.  The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. 


   NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING 
HELD ON MAY 11, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, May 11, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, and SCKSEC Minutes.

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN – the OVT Visit scheduled for June 8, 2020. Principals House and McPherson reported on their building activities. It was also reported that members of our staff are completing Dyslexia Trainings and attending KDEM and KDHE COVID-19 meetings.

Old Business included an update on facility projects being completed and the District Policy Audit and Update.

The Board heard updates on our COVID-19 Update and how the Phases of Plans to Re-open Kansas affect our District; Summer School and Driver’s Education classes; Graduation and Prom activities; Budget uncertainty in the future; and planning for the 2020-21 School Year.

The Board approved the resignation of Kenny Eddy as Head High School Boys Basketball, Assistant High School Football and High School Track Coach effective May 9, 2020.  They also approved the Classified and Licensed Staff Lists for 2020-21 as presented.

The Board approved the purchase of Food Service Equipment not to exceed $13,000 and the purchase of a 30-passenger school bus not to exceed $65,000.

The Board will meet next on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION APRIL 6, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in special session on Monday, April 6, 2020 via Zoom.

The Board approved the USD#438 Continuous Learning Plan.


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON MARCH 9, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 9, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, and SCKSEC Minutes. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN and a Legislative Update. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings and on the Districts Reading/ELA Curriculum.  Becca Flowers also gave a report on KSBOE Vision Focus Quality of a Successful Graduate – Individual Plans of Study

The Board approved a Resolution for the Kansas Homeland Security Region E Hazard Mitigation Plan. They also heard updates on changes to the school calendar and staff and student health.

The Board accepted the resignation of Angie Tobin as Middle School Cheer Sponsor effective May 20, 2020.  They issued the following contracts: Lee Kendall as High School Assistant Baseball Coach effective March 2, 2020; Zeke McPherson as High School Head Baseball Coach effective March 2, 2020; Chris Sanders as High School Assistant Softball Coach effective March 2, 2020; Lori Anschutz as High School Head Softball Coach effective March 2, 2020; Andrew Nation as Middle School and High School Head Track Coach effective February 24, 2020; Chris Sanders as Middle School Assistant Track Coach effective February 24, 2020; Lori Anschutz as Middle School Assistant Track Coach effective February 24, 2020; Kenny Eddy as High School Assistant Track Coach effective March 2, 2020 and Bob Lee as High School Assistant Track Coach effective March 2, 2020.

The Board will meet next on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 



              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, February 10, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, SCKSEC Minutes and PDC Reports. 

Michael and Kristi Nelson along with students:  Isaac House, Jorden House and Wiley Atteberry gave a presentation on their First Lego League Robotic Team.

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN and a Legislative Update. Principal House reported on her buildings.  Becca Flowers also gave a report on KSBOE Vision Focus Quality of a Successful Graduate – Civic Engagement

Old Business included information on the purchase of new HVAC units from Comfort Products Distributing for the Big Gym, to be installed in June 2020.  The Board also approved the proposed 2020/2021 School Calendar.

The Board accepted the resignation of Cyndi Jones as head custodian effective March 13, 2020.  They also approved a contract with Bryan Pixler effective July 1, 2020. They also extended the contracts of Becca Flowers, Herb McPherson and Diane House through June 30, 2022.

The Board will meet next on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON JANUARY 13, 2020
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, January 13, 2020. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, and the Treasurer’s Report. 

Board Elections were held and Rex Robinson was re-elected as President and Rick Shriver was elected as Vice-President.  Mariea Briggs was appointed as the Food Service Designee

Calli Newdigger, Skyline FFA Student gave a presentation on her SAE Project, an FFA Exchange with 52 other FFA Chapters.

Beth Walters gave a presentation to the Board of Education on behalf of the Skyline SNEA for Board Appreciation Month, and a presentation on her participation in the SNEA Reading Circle.

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN, Legislative Update, Stakeholder Engagement information and miscellaneous district information. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings.  Becca Flowers also gave a report on KSBOE Vision Focus Quality of a Successful Graduate – Employable Skills.  She reported that KASB is working on a new Comprehensive Tobacco-Free School Grounds Policy and that we will be highly encouraged to adopt the policy of a total ban on school property. 

It was reported for 2020-2021 School Fees, PK3/4 students that commit by May 15th, enroll and attend classes next year, will have their December tuition waived.  For Kindergarten students that commit by May 15th, enroll and attend classes next year, their Kindergarten fees will be waived.

Old Business included updates on the Safe Defend System, and a Facilities Update.  The District will also seek bids for 2 new HVAC units for the Big Gym.

The Board also approved the High School Curriculum Update.

The Board will meet next on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 



              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON DECEMBER 9, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, December 9, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, update from SCKSEC and PDC reports. 

Bob Kenworthy received a card and plaque to thank him for his service to the Board of Education.

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN, the annual KSDE Audit and miscellaneous district information. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings.  Becca Flowers also gave a report on the Teacher Evaluation Process.  Rex Robinson and Becca Flowers reported on their attendance at the KASB Conference held in Wichita last weekend.

Old Business included updates on the Roof, Safe Defend System, Outdoor Bleachers, East Gym Bleachers and a new Kitchen Boiler.  Under New Business, Ceiling Tile replacements were approved up to $12,000. The Elementary Handbook was also updated to include the addition of Character Card Procedures: 5.  2ndRed card – 5 marks= 1 day of out-of-school suspension, and 6.  3rdRed Card – 5 marks=2 days of out-of-school suspension.

The Board approved the resignation of Richard Meyer as Custodian. The Board approved the following contract: Brooke Hammond as Pre-K Teacher effective January 6, 2020 pending KSDE licensure.

The Board will meet next on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 

 


              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON NOVEMBER 11, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, November 11, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, and an update from SCKSEC. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN, Holiday Luncheon and the Annual KSDE Audit. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings.  Becca Flowers also gave a report on WorkKeys and Work Ready Communities.

Old Business included a roof update.  New Business included:  Class of 2019 ACT, 2019 WorkKeys Scores & NCRC Attainment. Policy updates of our Wellness Policy to include the Wellness Goals for 2019-20 were also approved.

The Board approved the resignation of Andrew Nation as MS Girls Asst. BBall Coach and approved the retirement of Joyce Depenbusch as MS Science Teacher, MS Sponsor, Science Olympiads Sponsor, Assistant HS Science Olympiad Sponsor, ESL Supervisor and MS Pep Club Sponsorupon completion of the 2019-20 contract.  The Board approved the following contracts: Lori Anschutz as MS Girls Asst. BBall Coach, Jon Novotny as MS Boys Asst. BBall Coach, Jason Deel as HS Boys Asst. BBall Coach and Sara Eubank as the HS Asst. Play Director.

The Board will meet next on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 

 


              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON OCTOBER 14, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

 

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, October 14, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, PDC Reports and an update from SCKSEC. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA/REDESIGN, Enrollment report, and Q1 Financial Report. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings.  Sara Lewton gave a report on the Mental Health Intervention Team Grant.

The Board heard updates on roof work and the bee project. They also received an update on Strategic Planning for the 2019-20 school year.  Plans for a Food Service Audit have been postponed.

The Board approved the resignation of Jaimee Browning effective December 21, 2019.  The Board approved the following contracts: Roy Haines as a bus driver and Mariea Briggs as Food Service Director effective December 9, 2019.

The Board will meet next on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 


              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, September 9, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report and an update from SCKSEC. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on KESA, Staffing Summary, and Miscellaneous District Information. Principals House and McPherson reported on their buildings.  Anita DeWeese and Carrie Harrold, Teachers gave a presentation on a proposal to start a Bee Keeping Project at Skyline Schools.

The Board heard updates on upcoming roof work and paving projects for the parking lot.  They also received an update on the 2020 Capital Outlay plans.

The Board approved the following contracts:  Michelle Bair, Middle School Class Sponsor; and Michael Nelson, Middle School Quiz Bowl Sponsor.  They also approved Sara Lewton as the Student and Family Support Coordinator and Mental Health Intervention Team Grant Liaison.  

The Board also approved a Memo of Understanding with Horizons Mental Health Center for implementation of the Mental Health Intervention Team Grant.

The Board will meet next on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 


              

              NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON AUGUST 12, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, August 12, 2019 after the Budget Hearing. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills Treasurer Reports and an update from SCKSEC. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report on her FY20 Goals, ACT Work Ready Communities update and Post Secondary Progress Data. Principals House and McPherson reported on their building activities and Randy Ford, of Busby Ford & Reimer gave a report on the FY19 audit.

The Board heard updates on the playground, new carpet and tile, roof work, paving projects for the parking lot, installation of the small gym ac unit and new unit over the upstairs classrooms, the installation of a new server and installation of the Safe Defend Protection System. The Board also approved the purchase of new bleachers for the east side of the big gym.

The Board approved the following contract:  Michelle Bair, HS Scholars’ Bowl Sponsor.  They also approved Rex Robinson as Governmental Relations Representative and Allen Smith as Skyline Site Council Representative.  

The Board approved 2019-20 Activity Passes, the proposed ES, MS and HS Handbook changes and adopted the FY2020 Budget.

The following staff members presented on their attendance at the School on Fire Institute for Creativity and Innovation at Eminence, Kentucky.  They were:  Diane House, Herb McPherson, Sara Lewton, Kris McPherson, Leah Befort, Michael Nelson, Kristi Nelson, Joyce Temanson and Shari Gates.

The Board will meet next on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 

 

 


        

    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON JUNE 10, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, June 10, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills and Treasurer’s Reports. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report. Her report included: update on KESA/Redesign, a Legislative update and End of Year Financial Wrap-up. Principals Diane House and Herb McPherson also gave updates on their building activities.

Old Business included information on the Safe Defend Security System, KASB Policy Review, playground updates and roof projects.

The Board heard information regarding our Technology Coordination and Managed Services, Mental Health Intervention Team Program Grant, KSDE Safe and Secure Schools Grant, Oneok Farm to Table Grant, USDE – Teacher Quality Partnership Grant, Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant and approved the purchase of a new server.

The Board approved the resignation of Kim Ghumm as Teacher/Tech Coordinator effective June 30, 2019. They also gave authority for end of year transfers to Becca Flowers and Dave Schmidt.  

The Board will meet next on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:30 a.m.  


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
HELD ON MAY 13, 2019
FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS

The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, May 13, 2019. Routine business included approval of minutes, payment of bills, Treasurer’s Report, PDC, and April SCK-SEC Minutes. 

Becca Flowers gave the Superintendent’s report. Her report included: update on KESA/Redesign and a Legislative update. Principals Diane House and Herb McPherson also gave updates on their building activities.

Old Business included information on the Safe Defend Security System and KASB Policy Review.

The Board approved the resignation of Judy Hampel as Teacher and Sponsor effective June 1, 2019; the resignation of Chris Sanders as MS Sponsor effective May 22, 2019; and Karen Kumberg as MS Scholars’ Bowl Sponsor effective May 22, 2019.  The Board also approved the Licensed and Supplemental Staff lists as presented and Cescha Hoffman to teach First Grade in 2019-2020 pending the acquisition of the Limited Apprentice License to Teach in Kansas.

The Board also approved District Wellness Policy updates.

The Board will meet next on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:30 a.m.  


 

USD#438 Press Release for 7/8/2019

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Posted Date: 07/09/2019


USD#438 BOE Press Release 9/10/18

 NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 20, 2018  SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETINGS FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in special session Monday, September . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


USD#438 BOE Press Release 8/13/2018

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AUGUST 13, 2018 BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education held their Budget Hearing and met in . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


BOE Press Release for 4/9/2018

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION APRIL 9, 2018 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS   The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, April 9, 2018. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


BOE Press Release 3/12/2018

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MARCH 12, 2018 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 12, 2018. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


Press Release from BOE Meeting on 2/12/18

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FEBRUARY 12, 2018 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, February 12, 2018. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


Press Release from BOE Meeting 1/8/2018

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION JANUARY 8, 2018 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, January 8, 2018. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


Press Release from BOE Meeting 12/11/17

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DECEMBER 11, 2017 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, December 11, 2017. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


BOE Minutes from 11/13/2017

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION NOVEMBER 13, 2017 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, November 13, 2017. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


BOE Minutes from 10/9/17

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OCTOBER 9, 2017 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, October 9, 2017. Routine . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


BOE Minutes from 09/11/17

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 REGULAR MEETING FOR THE SKYLINE STAFF AND PATRONS The Skyline Board of Education met in regular session Monday, September 11, 2017. . . .

Posted Date: 10/04/2018


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