Usd 107 Board reviews activities ~ Entrepreneurship Fair planned for March 6

The Feb. 13 meeting for the Board of Education of USD 107 was called to order by Kenny Mizner, president. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Wayne Frost, Bobi Fogo, Justin Algleton, Brenden Wirth, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers, Cassi Bozarth, Billie Cox and Janet Higer.

Janet Higer reported she was asked by a neighboring clerk to help during her maternity leave beginning in mid- March.

Tuesday, Feb. 29, members of the anatomy and physiology class will go to Cloud County Community College to visit their cadaver lab.

Thursday, Feb. 2, the junior-senior SITE council met to review the schools KSDE accountability report, school initiatives for the year and handbook review.

The Entrepreneurship Fair will be held Monday, March 6.

The Rock Hills Dance Team will be performing at the halftime of the 2A state basketball competition in Manhattan on Friday, March 10.

The staff and parents met to create a new school vision.

Mrs. Bozarth met with Amanda Anderson and Jessica Shulda to discuss the KSDE plan for kindergarten readiness.

Global Play Day was Feb. 1. The students had a variety of games to share with friends.

Teachers and Mrs. Bozarth are coming up with goals for the elementary school for next year.

The district leadership team is finalizing the on-site documents and presentation for the five-year KESA on-site accreditation visit on Thursday, March 9.

New windows were installed in the bus barn.

The district is considering adding lights to some of the existing poles at the junior-senior high parking area.

The water heater at the elementary school needed repairs.

Brenden Wirth reviewed the district policy updates with the board.

Eric Johnson from Campbell and Johnson addressed the board about the elementary water mitigation project.

The board reviewed and approved a report submitted from the Parents as Teachers program with a request for annual funding.

Trevor Elkins, Mahin Insurance, reported to the board on the EMC Insurance renewal. The board approved to renew the policy with the original values that were presented at the January meeting.

The board accepted the bid from Dave Warne for brome grass east of the high school.

Billie Cox reviewed the 23-24 E-Rate funding. The board approved to move forward with the E-Rate process.

The board went into executive session four times. In open meeting they approved the resolution on student discipline as reviewed in executive session.

The board accepted the resignation of Alex Pierce as high school cheer sponsor effective Jan. 25, 2023. Also accepted was the resignation of Cassi Bozarth as concessions sponsor effective at the end of the contract.

The board approved to offer Joan Unruh a 2023-24 contract as elementary counselor; Shyanne Kastrup to fill the vacancy of the high school cheer sponsor for the 2022-23 year; and approved to offer a contract to Amy Rice as a 2023-24 elementary teacher.

The board went back into executive session to discuss employee contracts and employer-employee negotiations. When the board resumed the open meeting, the meeting was adjourned.

The next special meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, March 6, in the district office.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, March 20, at the district office.


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