UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 428
Barton County, 201 South Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas 67530-4613
August 15, 2016 5:00 p.m.
1. Call to Order of Budget Hearing / Roll Call Mrs. Carter
2. Recognition of Visitors at the Budget Hearing Mrs. Carter
3. Budget Hearing / Budget Approval Mrs. Carter
There will be a summative review of USD 428’s 2016-2017 budget, which was published in the Tribune on 8/4/16. The administration recommends approval / adoption of the FY 2016-2017 budget. (Folder 3.0)
4. Adjournment of Budget Hearing Mrs. Carter
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
1. CALL TO ORDER Mrs. Carter
1.1 Roll Call
1.2 Adoption of Agenda of Meeting
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 for citizen participation.
2. RECOGNITIONS / ACHIEVEMENTS Mrs. Carter
3. STUDENT / STAFF PRESENTATIONS Mrs. Carter
4. COMMUNICATIONS Mrs. Carter
• Board Members’ Comments
• Citizens Open Forum
• USD 428 Education Foundation
• Written Communications / Correspondence
5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
6. NEW BUSINESS
A. Approval of Local Consolidated Plan Allocation Mrs. Carter
The 2016-2017 Local Consolidated Plan (LCP) amounts total $1,214,334, which compares to a prior-year total of $1,162,485. The administration asks board approval to make state and federal programs allocations for 2016-2017. Programs and amounts are listed below.
Title I A Improving Basic Programs $ 851,963
Title I C Migrant Education $ 161,875
Title II A Teacher Quality $ 146,928
Title III English Language Acquisition $ 53,568
7. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION John Popp / Mrs. Carter
A. Professional Development Plan:
Implementation of MTSS is the primary focus of the Professional Development plan for the upcoming school year. There will be an additional focus on Technology Implementation on each of the curriculum days as well.
B. Curriculum Committee Focus:
In 2016-2017 the district will adopt new K-6 English Language Arts curriculum and will begin to study K-6 Science, 7-12 Science, and Healthy Living curricula. Curriculum Steering will be working with these committees to bring about a recommendation to the Board on new curricula.
C. Advanced Placement Courses at GBHS:
GB High School continues to add courses available for students to take to receive advanced placement credit. An update will be given on progress toward AP course integration at GBHS.
D. Professional Development Activities:
– Tools for Teaching (Fred Jones Classroom Management) for new teachers (3 days)
– New Teacher Orientation (5 days)
– Math Training 7-12 at GB High School (1 day)
– District Collaboration Day (1 day)
E. Assessment Information:
– The AimsWeb system is in full use. The data has been used to place students in courses for this school year. Initial testing will happen in September to adjust any student placements as needed.
– MAP assessments will be used again this year. Last year was all about learning the system and the best way to test the students. This year will be about using the data with teachers to adjust instruction for students. Initial testing will happen in September.
– Kansas State Assessments – Last year’s data is still being processed at the state level. We will be able to review data internally for accuracy at some point in the fall. There has been some major changes to the state assessment plan for the upcoming school year.
– Common Assessments – K-6 Math assessments are completed across each grade level. They will be administered at the beginning and end of this school year to track progress within a school year. English Language Arts assessments will be next, but not until we purchase a new ELA Curriculum. 7-12 Common assessments are mostly completed and ready for implementation also.
F. Personnel Update: All positions except one have been filled including late resignations that were told would not be released unless a suitable replacement was found. This is an outstanding accomplishment and all the credit goes to the principals for their hard work to find and hire high quality applicants. There is still an ESL teacher position open due to a late withdrawal. We will look to fill that at semester.
G. Meeting Minutes
Curriculum Steering Committee: Next meeting is 8/30/16
Professional Development Council (PDC): Next meeting is 8/15/16.
8. STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS Mr. Thexton / Mrs. Carter
A. Summer Project Updates
B. Summer Lunch Program Update
C. Approval of Capital Improvements
GB High School Gymnasium Lighting
GB High School Football Bleachers
Eisenhower Elementary School Jungle Gym
GB High School Auditorium Lighting
D. Bid District Vehicles The administration requests BOE approval to release bids to replace two vehicles in the district’s fleet.
E. Bid Sound System The administration requests approval to release bids for a replacement sound system in the GBHS gymnasium.
9. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Mr. Reed / Mrs. Carter
A. Student Transfer Request Report
B. United Way Update
C. KASB Annual Conference on December 2-4, 2016
D. Enrollment Update
E. 2015-2016 Accomplishments
F. School Finance Update
G. Printed Calendars
H. Restorative Justice
I. Playground Safety
J. Open Houses
K. Approval of Grant / Contributions
• Tina Steinert, Special Education Teacher, has been awarded a grant for a Tynker Classroom ($399 value) for use by GB Middle School gifted students. This premium Tynker classroom plan includes enhanced creativity tools, automatic assessment, and classroom management tools utilizing internet-enabled devices. The course may be used as long or as short as needed, and there is no matching cost.
• Dr. Nels Lindberg and the team at Production Animal Consultation wish to donate $750 to GB High School’s FFA Chapter.
• Donations have been received for a new basketball scoreboard at the GB High School gymnasium.
Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. $ 7,500.00
Venture Corporation 7,500.00
Farmers Bank and Trust 7,500.00
Marmie Motors 750.00
Marmie Ford 750.00
Golden Belt Foundation 1,000.00
Panther Booster Club 5,000.00
High School Athletics 10,000.00
10. FINANCIAL PRESENTATION Mr. Thexton
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION Mrs. Carter
12. CONSENT AGENDA Mrs. Carter
A. Approval of BOE Meeting Minutes [July 18 and August 3, 2016] (Folder 12,A)
B. Bills and Financial Reports
C. Personnel Report (Folder 12,C)
Licensed Teacher Appointment
• Mrs. Jami Merlau, Speech Language Pathologist for Barton County Special Services.
13. UPCOMING MEETING DATES Mrs. Carter
•Breakfast and Back-to-School Celebration: at 7:00 a.m., on August 15, 2016, at GB High School Commons
•First Day of School for Students: August 17, 2016 (full day for elementary, with kindergarten half days for two days; seventh grade at GBMS, and freshmen at GBHS).
14. ADJOURNMENT Mrs. Carter