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USD #438 BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

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.  


 

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