Feb 10, 2020 3:00 AM

Monday USD 428 School Board Meeting Agenda

Posted Feb 10, 2020 3:00 AM
Monday Agenda
Monday Agenda

February 10, 2020                   5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER ............................................................................ Mr. Umphres

1.1 Roll Call

1.2 Adoption of Agenda

1.3 Recognition of Visitors

1.4 Request to Speak Reminder

· Persons may present ideas or concerns regarding USD 428. The Board will take no action at this meeting. Such items will be referred to the appropriate administrator(s) for future information and researched and reported back to the Board at a later meeting. Personalities and behavior of employees are not to be presented during this period but are to be reported to the employee’s immediate supervisor. The president shall determine the amount of time to be spent on citizen participation.

1.5 Citizen’s Open Forum


· Volunteers in USD 428 Learning Centers

USD 428 appreciates the many persons who generously volunteer to assist in various capacities in the schools. The summary indicates that volunteers provide an estimated 96.30 hours each week across the district, with many additional hours relating to special events. Thanks to all who volunteer their time for the benefit of students. 


· Board Members’ Comments

· USD 428 Education Foundation

· Written Communications / Correspondence




A. First Reading of Social Studies Curriculum

After piloting Social Studies curricula for K-6, GBMS, and GBHS since last semester, the Committee will present their recommendation of a resource adoption to the board. This will be a first reading of the proposal.

B. Approval of BOE meeting date change

The next BOE meeting Noon meeting for Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Riley Elementary School. However, this date is a conflict with a conference that Mr. Thexton and Mr. Popp are attending. The Administration requests that the meeting date moves to Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

C. Approval of JAG-K Memorandum

The Administration recommends approval of the renewal of a Partnership Agreement/MOU to extend the USD 428 JAG-Kansas program for the 2020-2021 school year. The cost of the program will be $22,000 ($11,000 per program), the same amount as the 2019-2020 school year.

D. First Reading of 2021-2022 School Calendar

Review of the 2021-2022 school calendar is in process, and drafts are being presented for BOE review and input. This is a First Reading 

E. USD Education Foundation Trustees

The USD 428 Education Foundation Board of Trustees received the following recommendations to fill Community Member vacancies on the board of trustees. Mrs. Susan Holste will fulfill a vacancy from Mr. Paul Snapp. Mrs. Anna Faye Hensley will fulfill a position vacated by Mrs. Mary Hoisington. A list of all trustees is available for BOE members to review and approve.

F. Approval for purchase of Chromebooks and iPads

The district has a five-year rotation cycle for computer purchases and three years for Chromebooks to maintain up-to-date technology for staff and students. At this time, the administration requests BOE approval for the following computer purchases for student and teacher use.

Device Quantity Total Expenditure

Chromebook 800 $195,200.00

iPad 160 $50,040.00


The Chromebook price includes cases and Google Admin Console at the state contract rate.

G. Approval of GBHS Auditorium Audio

The GBHS Auditorium does not have current audio technology that would enhance curriculums in the Fine Arts; drama, vocal, band, orchestra, video technology, etc. Mr. Thexton will explain a proposal quote for a modern audio system in the GBHS Auditorium. 

H. Approval of GBHS Auditorium LED Lights

Stage and Auditorium lighting at GBHS is obsolete and does not have current LED technology that would enhance curriculums in the Fine Arts; drama, vocal, band, orchestra, video technology, etc. K-12 music concert students would benefit from the upgrade. Mr. Thexton will explain a proposal quote for LED light system in the GBHS Auditorium and make a recommendation to the Board.


A. USD 428 Emergency Procedures

The USD 428 Emergency Committee has reviewed and updated Emergency Procedures for USD 428. This document summarizes specific actions regarding planning and preparedness for school emergencies. Topics include Student Runaway/Abduction, Child Abuse/Neglect, Suicide Intervention, Unwanted Intruder, School Safety and Evacuation Procedures for Fire, Tornado, and Bomb Threats. Also included in the Emergency Packet are District and Building Crisis Team members with contact information. This reference material is provided for every classroom annually. 

B. Curriculum Meeting Minutes


A. Legislative Update

B. USD 428 Education Foundation Mini-grants 

C. GBHS “Second Chance Breakfast” 

D. Project Updates

E. Summer Projects

F. Parent Teacher Conference Dates: February 17, 18, and 20, 2020.

G. Approval of Grants / Contributions 



A. Approval of BOE Meeting Minutes (January 13 and 31, 2020) 

B. Acceptance of Bills and Financial Reports

C. Personnel Report (Attachment 9,C)


· BOE Work Session: 5:00 p.m., on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the District Education Center.

· No School: Friday, February 21 is a NO SCHOOL day

· No School: Friday, February 24 is a NO SCHOOL day (Teacher Inservice)

· BOE Luncheon Meeting: The next BOE luncheon meeting scheduled for noon on *February 25, 2020, at Riley Elementary School. *pending board approval of date change. See item 5B.

· Spring Break: USD 428 will observe Spring Break March 9-13, 2020

· BOE Regular Meeting: The next BOE regular monthly meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2020, at the District Education Center. Note: This BOE meeting will be on the third Monday instead of the second Monday due to Spring Break.

· IBB Negotiation Meeting: 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the District Education Center


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