USD 337 School Board
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Position #7 Rusty Douglas, Vice President
Position #2 Boone Smith
Position #3 Pat Tuck
Position #6 Cindy Broxterman, President
Position #5 Chuck Connell
Position #1 Jim O'Toole
Position #4 Linda Hegemann
May 13, 2013
A regular meeting of the Board of Education, Unified School District No. 337, Jackson County, Kansas was held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Royal Valley Administrative Office in Mayetta, Kansas at 7:30 PM.
The meeting was called to order by President Cindy Broxterman.
Other members present were Chuck Connell, Rusty Douglas, Linda Hegemann, Jim O’Toole and Pat Tuck. Boone Smith was absent.
Others present were John Rundle, Superintendent, Susan Pfrang, RVES Principal,
Ann Kelly, Jeff Stithem and Ali Holcomb, Reporter, Holton Recorder.
Ms. Tuck moved, seconded by Ms. Hegemann to approve the consent items. Motion carried 6-0.
Mr. Rundle shared with the Board the draft agenda for the BOE/Adm. retreat on Wednesday, June 5.
Mr. Smith arrived at 7:34 PM.
Mr. Rundle informed the Board that he had no new legislative information to report at the present time.
Ms. Pfrang, RVES Principal, explained to the Board how the new K-6 math program, Math in Focus, is being implemented at the elementary school. She showed videos of students working on a math lesson in class and teachers using the Promethean Board as they presented their lessons.
Mr. Rundle reviewed the current status of the district budget.
Mr. O’Toole moved, seconded by Ms. Tuck to approve the renewal of Edgenuity Online Curriculum (alternative coursework and enrichment coursework) in the amount of $9,000.00 (nine thousand dollars) for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
Mr. O’Toole moved, seconded by Ms. Tuck to approve the following capital outlay repairs and equipment purchases:
To Highland Millshop Inc. for fixed casework at the RVMS office and in the RVHS Journalism classroom in the amount of $7,144.00 (seven thousand, one hundred forty-five dollars)
To Haddock Corporation for 15 Promethean Boards (RVHS-11, RVES-2, PBP/ECE-2) in the amount of $23,656.00 (twenty-three thousand, six hundred fifty-six dollars)
Motion carried 7-0.
Ms. Hegemann moved, seconded by Mr. Douglas to approve the following updated
Director of Curriculum
Motion carried 7-0.
Ms. Hegemann moved, seconded by Mr. O’Toole to approve the property, casualty, liability and workers compensation rate as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
Mr. Smith moved, seconded by Ms. Tuck to approve the premium cost of $16,999.50 (sixteen thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine dollars and fifty cents) for student insurance from Student Assurance Services, Inc. for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
Ms. Hegemann moved, seconded by Mr. Connell to approve adding two additional
late start days (Wednesday, October 16 and Wednesday, November 20) to the 2013-14 district calendar. Motion carried 7-0.
Mr. Smith moved, seconded by Ms. Hegemann to accept the following gifts and
From Payless Shoesource Foundation in recognition of employee (Pat Tuck and Donna New) volunteer hours in the amount of $600.00. Pat Tuck has designated
two hundred dollars each to the RVHS football and boys’ basketball teams. Donna
New has designated one hundred dollars to the RVHS Drama Department and fifty dollars each to the RVHS Publications Department and cross country team.
From Bill Adams a donation of a 55-inch Samsung television to RVHS
Motion carried 7-0.
Mr. O’Toole moved, seconded by Ms. Tuck to accept the resignation of Jenny Stous, RVHS Assistant Volleyball coach. Motion carried 7-0.
Ms. Tuck moved, seconded by Mr. O’Toole to allow the PBPN Boys and Girls Club to use a school bus for a trip to Kansas City this summer. All expenses will be paid by the Boys and Girls Club. Motion carried 7-0.
At 8:15 PM, Mr. O’Toole moved, seconded by Ms. Hegemann to go in to executive session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel with Mr. Rundle present. Motion carried 7-0.
The Board returned to regular session at 8:25 PM.
Ms. Tuck moved, seconded by Ms. Hegemann to renew all Rule 10 supplemental
coaching contracts, as presented, for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.