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Page 6- Thursday, March 18, 2010 THE JOHNSON PIONEER JOHNSON, KS 67855 Unofficial School Board Minutes From Page 5 that he has not had any par- ents' voice concems about the proposed merger of the Middle School and High School. The attendance at Par- ent/Teacher Conference was up from the Fall. Assessment testing will continue after Spring Break. 3. Craig came from attend- ing the Government Classes' Mock Trial and i n d i c a t e d that it was going well. Some of the students are taking the KELPA (Kansas English Lan- guage Proficiency Assess- ment) test. Craig has formed a Community Liaisons Group to consult with students and staff about how to prepare for college and/or the workplace. He is working on curriculum alignment in order to begin offering upper level math to students. Superintendent The Superintendent's report is included in the board packet for your review. Board Members The Board will present their reports at the meeting: HPEC - Jim Cartwright - Stanton County Schools Foundation - Jim Cartwright SWPRSC - Jason Davidson - Jason visited with the Carol Swinney, who will be direct- ing the Mid-American Naza- rene Grant. They have hired literacy coaches, mentors, and will be establishing career clusters. There will be train- ing for teachers on August 13 th. ENERGY AUDIT - Del Heck, Excel Energy - Mr. Heck was not available. FOOD SERVICE RE- PORT - Betty Pierce, district food service coordinator, vie- ;it, e0 with the Board Members about her professional devel- opment time in Buhler Schools. She will continue to work on cost cutting and bring information back to the Board before school starts in the Fall. DISCUSSION ITEMS Staff Development/Early Release - Tony Boehs told the Board that the teachers like Mr. Milner's plan to have an early release every Friday. The teachers would have time for staff development and meetings. Most of the staff development will be done in- house. Tony indicated that the National Honors Society members could possibly tutor during this time, if other stu- dents need help. The Recre- ation Commission and Li- brary will be contacted to see if they could offer programs for students on Friday after- noons. CONSENT AGENDA: Approve minutes from the February 8, 2010 regularly scheduled BOE meeting. Approve the minutes from the February 25, 2010 special BOE meeting Approve payment of claims: (Dan and Heather review) Accept the resignation of Jerry Janes, effective at the end of the 09-10 school, from his Technology/Senior En- glish position. Accept the resignation of Marga Janes, effective at the end of the 09-10 school, from her High School Spanish/8 th Grade Business Language position. Approve a long-term sub position for Kerrin Smith as High School Science Teacher. Approve a long-term sub position for Kelly Sipes as Middle School Science Teacher. Approve Ron Hale as a part-time High School Math Tutor. Approve a supplemental contract for Laura Boroughs as Middle School Assistant Track Coach for 2009-10. Accept the resignation of Russell Thayer, effective at the end of the 09-10 school, from his High School Math position. The payment of claims fund totals follow: 06 General 40,023.25 (09-10) 06 General 404.92 (08-09) 08 Supp.General 108,256.35 (09-10) 08 Supp.General 3,625.03 (08-09) 13 At-Risk 408.66 (09-10) 13 At-Risk 787.24 (08-09) 14 Bilingual 244.27 (08-09) 16 Capital Outlay 4,843.72 (09-10) 24 Food Service 12,974.64 (09-10) 34 Vocational Ed. 33.08 (09-10) 34 Vocational Ed. 750.05 (08-09) 74 Migrant 262.83 (09-10) 90 Title III 160.73 (08-09) 91 Title I 247.16 (08-09) Total 173,021.93 ACTION ITEM: A. Approve the calendar for 2010-2011 - After discussion, Heather made a motion to ap- prove the 2010-11 district cal- endar "as presented. Jerrod seconded it. Motion carried 4-0. The Board took a five minute from 8:05 p.m. until 8:10 p.m. Open Session at 8:10 p.m. X. EXECUTIVE SES- SION: Personnel - Dan made a motion to go into Executive Session for twenty minutes from 8:10 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to discuss personnel and pro- tect therights of the indi- vidual, with Mr. Milner, Mr. Berens, Mr. Butler and Mr. LaFay joining the Board. Ja- son seconded it. Motion car- ried 4-0. Open Session at 8:30 p.m. Dan made a motion to go into Executive Session for fifty minutes from 8:30 p.m. until 9:20 p.m. to discuss per- sonnel and protect the rights of the individual, with Mr. Milner, joining the Board. Jason seconded it. Motion carried 4-0. Robert Seger arrived at 9:18 p.m. and joined the Board. Daren Ruth arrived at 9:19 p.m. and joined the Board. Open Session at 9:20 p.m. Jerrod made a motion to go into Executive Session for twenty-five minutes from 9:20 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. to discuss personnel and protect the rights of the individual, with Mr. Milner joining the Board. Jason seconded it. Motion carried 6-0. Open Session at 9:45 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Property Acquisition- Dan made a motion to go into Ex- ecutive Session for fifteen minutes from 9:45 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. to discuss the ac- quisition of property and pro- tect the Boards position, with Mr. Milner, joining the Board. Robert seconded it. Motion carried 6-0. Open Session at 10:00 p.m. XII, ADJOURNMENT: Daren made a motion to ad- journ at 10:01 p.m. Jerrod seconded it. Motion carried 6-0. Enter To Win Enter to win this six burner LP gas grill and help support the Party After Prom. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at Superior Car Care Center. Drawing will be held April 10th at Party After Prom. Start The New Year Off Right! Grill - Don't Fry Serve Delicious, Healthy Meals Cooked On A Traeger Grill! Contact Hi-Tech Ag., L.C. 495-2024 or call Doug at 353-9572 or Carl at 353-9571 or stop by The Rusty Bucket 105 N. Main Street Johnson, KS 492-6244 Accepting Entries For 2010 Congressional Art Winning Artwork to be Dis- played in U.S. Capitol Congressman Jerry Moran announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congres- sional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning art- work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "I look forward to the Con- gressional Arts Competition each year," Moran said. "The artistic abilities of young Kan- sans always amaze me, and this is a unique opportunity to showcase their talents to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and thou- sands of Americans who visit the U.S. Capitol each year." The Dodge City Area Arts Council will host the 2010 competition at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. This year's competition is divided into seven categories: paint- ings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, com- puter generated art and pho- tography. All submissions must be received between Tuesday, April 6th and Friday, April 9th during the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. Awards will be given in each category and will be an- nounced by Moran at a rece p- tion on Sunday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Cen- "ter for the Arts in Dodge City. For more information, in- terested students and art teachers can contact Moran's Hays district office at 785- 628-6401. Competition guidelines can also be found at gov. National Program On Cancer And End-Of-Life Care Scheduled events that occur dunng the can- A nationally broadcast program addressing care options related to cancer diagnoses will be pre- sented live-via-satellite at Hays Medical Center on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The program will be held from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Hadley Conference Room #2, 2220 Canterbury, Hays, Kansas. Registration be- gins at 12:00 noon. A panel of national speakers will address topics including: the complexities of professionals working with end-stage cancer patients and their families as they transition from hospice to pallia- tive care; responding to'the range of physical, psychological and spiritual reactions that people who are dying of cancer may have; assessment of the ways families and other caregivers are coping with cancer and the im- minent death of the patient and how the decisions made and We will be open until 7:30 p.m. March 23rd & 24th ii!: to order your tuxes! . ..... 620-492-2117 314S. Main St. * Johnson, KS 67855 cer illness and dying process can change the course of bereave- ment CEUs will be available through the Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social work- ers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, psychologists, physicians and nursing home administra- tors. This program is being of- fered free of charge. If you de- sire to obtain continuing educa- tion credit there is a $25 CEU processing fee payable to Hos- pice Foundation of America. To register call 1 (800) 248- 0073 Ext 5500 or email debbie.mclaren @ Sequoya 8 Garden City, Kansas 620-275-2760 Southgate 6 Liberal, Kansas 620-624-5573 Northridge 8 Guymon, Okla 580-338-3281 II I II II I III III Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19 Spring Break Monday, March 22 School resumes Tuesday, March 23 MS Quiz Bowl at Holcomb, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25 MS Quiz Bowl at Cimarron, 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27 Regional Solos and Small Ensembles at GCCC, TBA Monday, March 29 HS SB at Lakin, 4:00 p.m. MS Quiz Bowlat Lakin, 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 MS Track Quad Invitational at Southwestern Heights, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 HPL Speech at Southwestern Heights, 9:00 HPL Meeting at Southwestern Heights, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 HPEA MS Quiz Bowl at Lakin, 3:00 Saturday, April 2 No School Good Friday Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday Monday, April 5 No School, AYP Day This page sponsored by: Collingwood Animal Hospital Eagle Convenience Store Hart Electric Stanton County Foods The Johnson State Bank First National Bank Stanton County True Value Mike Horton - Pate Agency The Old Store Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Pioneer Electric Coop, Inc. 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