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Page 6 -Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 THE JOHNSON PIONEER JOHNSON, KS 67855 Stanton County Schools Unified School District #452, Johnson, Kansas Board of Education Special Meeting, Monday, February 8, 2010, 6:00 p.m., High School Audi- torium This is a work session and no action will be taken. I. CALL TO ORDER: Board President, Dan Kullot, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Members present: Robert Seger, Dan Kullot, Damn Ruth, Heather Wald- ron, Jerrod Danie s, Jason Davidson, and Jim Cart- wright; Administrators pres- ent: Superintendent, Mr. Mil- ner; Principal, Mr. Berens; and Board Clerk present: Jean Malone II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Robert made a motion approve the agenda. Jerrod seconded it. Motion carried 7-0. III. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT: Dan introduced himself and asked the members to do the same. He introduced Mr. Milner. IV. STATE AND LOCAL FINANCIAL INFORMA- TION: Mr. Milner presented a power point outlining the financial condition of the dis- trict and how the state revenue deficient is affecting schools. The power point is available in the district office. V. LIST OF POTENTIAL CUTS: Mr. Berens continued the power point presentation with the discussion of closing the Middle School building and moving the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to the High School. He showed where the classrooms would be located. The sixth thru eighth grade students would be mostly isolated from the High School students. VI. SUGGESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY: Mr. Milner, Mr. Berens, and Mr. LaFay answered ques- tions about class offerings, scheduling, and cost savings. The community was asked to call an administrator with questions, or to tour the po- tential space to be used to house the Middle School stu- dents. Note cards were avail- able for patrons to fill out with questions for the administra- tion to get back to them. VII. ADJOURNMENT: Daren made a motion to ad- journ the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Jason seconded it. Motion carded 7-0. Stanton County School Uni- fied School District #452, Johnson, Kansas, Board of Education Meeting, Monday, February 8, 2010, High School Library, 7:00 p.m. or made worse by alcohol why waiting untilage 21 to drink is smart. The newly updated home page at www.sobrietyroeksks. net features 2009 winners and runners-up to inspire students thinking of entering this year. Entries will be judged by in- structors and professionals in the four categories. KDOT representatives, and student advocates from across the state Judging will be based on creativity, originality, crafts- manship and the passion of the message. Log onto www.sobriety- for additional contest information, a com- plete set of rules or for inspi- ration on the KDOT 2010 So- briety Rocks Scholarship .111 r U I \ :~ Stanton County Library, Extension and Recreation hosted a Valentine craft activity at the Library. Youth were Invited to come make and decorate Valentine umbrellas out of paper. Stephanle Dickson and Jane Woods were two of the adults that helped with the craft. Start The New Year Off Right! Grill- 't Sel e Delicious, Healthy On A Contact Hi-Tech Ag, L.C.. 495-2024 i . or call Doug at 353 9572 | | or Carl at 353 9571 | | or stop by The Rusty Bucket | I.CALLTO ORDER: Board President, Dan Kullot, called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m. Members present: Rob- ert Seger, Dan Kullot, Daren Ruth, Heather Waldron, Jer- rod Daniels, Jason Davidson, and Jim Cartwright; Admin- istrators present: Superinten- dent, Mr. Milner; Principals, Mr. Berens, Mr. Butler, and Ms. Myers; and Board Clerk present: Jean Malone II. APPROVAL OF AGEN- DA: Robert made a motion to approve the agenda. Daren seconded it. Motion carded 7- 0. III. GOOD THINGS HAP- PENING IN STANTON in COUNTY SCHOOLS: Sixth Grade Honor Choir Students The sixth grade honor choir students were presented plaques, purchased by an anonymous donor, and certifi- cates. Mr. Milner recognized Mr. Berens with a certificate for Continued On Page 7 Contest. facts about Underage Drinking In 2009, 36% of Kansas high school sophomores and 50% of high school seniors re- ported having consumed alco- hol in the previous 30 days. In 2009, 21% of Kansas high school sophomores and 32% of seniors reported binge drinking, defined as consum- ing five or more drinks in a row, in the previous two weeks. Underage drivers make up less than 10% of the driving population, but are a factor in almost 20% of alcohol-related crashes, 15% of which were fatal. Underage drinking, or even underage possession of alcohol, is illegal with un- pleasant consequences. Young persons who are apprehended can face fines and loss of driver's license, or more. Kansas law declares that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, or attempt to purchase, possess or consume alcohol. It is illegal for anyone to furnish alcohol to persons un- der the uge of 21, except as provided by law. It is illegal for persons of any age to intentionally host individuals under the age of 21 who are. in possession of, or drinking, alcohol (includ- ing cereal mall beverage) while on property owned, rented, 6r otherwise con- trolled by the host, The Surgeon General's 2007 Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drink- ing characterized underage drinking as a "widespread and persistent public health and safety problem [that was] not an acceptable rite of passage, but a serious threat to adoles- cent development and health, as the statistics related to ado- lescent impairment, injury and death attest." KDOT offers an anony- mous 24-hour tipline, 1-866- Must-B-21 (866-687-8221), designed to encourage citi- zens to report underage, drinking violations such as parties, purchases for under- age persons or retailers mak- ing underage sales. This information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon re- quest. For information about obtaining an alternative for- mat, contact KDOT Traffic Safety, 700 SW Harrison St. Third Floor West, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or phone 785- Sequoya 8 Garden City, Kansas 620-275-2760 . Southgate 6 Liberal, Kansas 620-624-5573 Northridge 8 Guymon, Okla 580-338-3281 II ! ....... Wednesday, Feb. 24 HS HPL Music Festival here, 8:30 a.m. HS Only - No School Thursday, Feb. 25 MS Quiz Bowl at Sublette, 4:00 Friday, Feb. 26 HS BB here with Sublette, 5:00 Saturday, Feb. 27 Trojan Market 9:00 a.m. at SCHS SCR 6th Grade BB Tournament at SCHS & SCMS, 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 1 HS BB Sub-State Girls 1st round, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 HS BB Sub-State Boys 1st round, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4 HS BB Sub'State Girls, TBA, 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 5 End of 3rd 9 weeks Early Release HS BB Sub-State Boys, TBA, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6 HS BB Sub-State Finals, TBA, 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 8 BB Coaches Meeting at Sublette, 6:30 p.m. BeE, 7:00 p.m. Track Rules Meeting at DCHS, 7:30 p.m. This page sponsored by: Collingwood Animal Hospital. Eagle Convenience Store Hart Electric Stanton County Foods The Johnson State Bank First National Bank Expressions Johnson United Methodist Church Gary Adams Construction Manter United Methodist Church Swenson Auction & Real Estate Waldron's Pharmacy Stanton County True Value Batterton Automotive Mike Horton - Pate Agency R.J.'s Kwik Stop The Olcl Store Chem-Till Spray Co., Inc. Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Katie's Doll Closet Pioneer Electric Coop, Inc. Precision Auto Body Riley Ford - Mercury Sipes Seed Sales Skyland Grain, LC Stanton County Clinic/Dr. Bill Troup Stanton County Hospital Stanton County Implement Teeter Irrigation, Inc. Winger Feedyard, Inc. The Johnson Pioneer The Rusty Bucket Sunset Village L & N Pump, Inc. Stanton County Extension Tarbet Construction