The West Kingman County Board of Education meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2012, by President Karl Werner.
Board members present were Scott DeWeese, Kenny Glenn, Brent Hansen, Steve McKennon, Amber Panek, Renee Ruckle. Also present was Suzan Patton, Interim Superintendent; David Schmidt, Assistant Superintendent; Kirsten Blankenship, Elementary Principal; Jeanette Soukup, Clerk; and guests, Glen Davis, Donna Werner.
The agenda, minutes of June 4, 2012, payment of bills and financial reports were approved as presented.
Scott DeWeese was elected president and Renee Ruckle was elected vice-president for 2012-2013.
The following appointments were approved: Jeanette Soukup, Clerk; Payroll Clerk, Deputy Clerk; Jack Meyers, Treasurer; First National Bank of Cunningham, Depository; Patton, Cramer, and LaPrad, Auditor; Donna Whiteman from KASB, Attorney; Cunningham Courier, Official Newspaper; Glen Davis, Freedom of Information Officer; Jeanette Soukup, custodian of district records; Bob Stackhouse and Kirsten Blankenship, Truancy Officers; Jeanette Soukup, KPERS Representative; Glen Davis, Local Homeless Liaison; David Schmidt, Hearing officer for suspension and expulsion; Darlene Oeding, Food Service Representative; Glen Davis, Hearing officer for free and reduced meals; David Schmidt, Compliance Coordinator for Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504 (ADA).
The board authorized a signature stamp for the Treasurer and Board President.
The following resolutions were passed: establish the USD #332 petty cash fund, Cunningham Schools petty cash fund, and high school activity account; to authorize a direct deposit account; to authorize early payment of bills; to authorize district participation in federal programs; to waive the annual requirement of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fixed asset accounting; to set the time, place, and date of board meetings; to adopt the 1,116 hour school term for 2012-2013; to rescind all policies and adopting the board policy manual; to comply with all state immunization laws in effect; authorizing the establishment of home rule; authorizing the district Section 125 plan; and authorizing the ESSDACK 403b consortium as the district’s 403b provider.
The board approved the following routine re-organization motions: to authorize the destruction of old records according to statute; the contract for health services with Kingman County Health Department; to authorize the administration to liquidate surplus district property through means authorized in statute.
Interim Superintendent Suzan Patton reported that Dr. Davis has been working on the end of the year finances. She stated that she was happy to work with the board in the coming two months.
Dr. Davis reported that he anticipates the district will be able to make transfers in order to end with cash balances similar to last year. There was more money allocated for At-Risk last year. There may be a need for a special meeting because bids will be coming in for the concession remodel.
Steve McKennon reported that he attended the last board meeting of the South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative. They are transitioning to a new director, Andy Ewing.
Principal Stackhouse reviewed the cooperative agreement with Fairfield Middle School to participate in football for the 2012-2013 season. This is a one-year agreement approved by Kansas State High School Activities Association. There will be no home junior high football games because we will play the Fairfield schedule. Players will be transported to Fairfield after school for practice. The junior high volleyball schedule will stay the same.
Mr. Stackhouse reported that the painting project at the grade school is progressing nicely and the custodians are doing a good job getting ready for another school year.
Other action taken by the board included: approved the student handbooks for the 2012-2013 school term; approved the negotiated agreement with the West Kingman County Association of American Educators; approved a 2.5% pay increase for classified staff and Bob Stackhouse, Principal; approved membership in KASB and KASB legal assistance fund; approved membership in Schools for Quality Education; approved membership in ESSDACK.
Agreements with Pratt USD #382 were approved for David Schmidt to serve as Curriculum Director/Assistant Superintendent and for Kirsten Blankenship to serve as elementary principal.
Julie Wimmer will be offered the position of payroll clerk and activities secretary.
Scott DeWeese and the other board members gave their thanks to Karl Werner and Kenny Glenn for having served as president and vice-president.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m. The next regular meeting of the West Kingman County Unified School District No. 332 Board of Education will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012, in the Board of Education Office at 117 N. Main St., Cunningham, Kansas.