USD#508 Accepts Resignations and Other Recommendations

The USD 508 board of education held a regular meeting on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 1108 Military. Members present were: DeAnne Binns, Chuck Sweeton, Casey Eaton, Mary Kirkpatrick and Dusty Deringer (via phone). Members absent were: Brandon Williams and Josh Sweaney. Also present were: David Pendergraft, Superintendent, Carrie Oakes, Clerk, Cory White, HS Principal, Robert Womack, CS Principal, Kenny Boeckman, LS Principal, Art Roberts, Alternative Learning Director, Daymon McCorkle, Maintenance Supervisor, Ross Davis, Technology Director and Jeff Street, Pastor of First Baptist Church.
President Binns called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Chuck Sweeton led the board and guests in the pledge of allegiance and Jeff Street led in prayer.
Mary Kirkpatrick made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Casey Eaton seconded. Carried 5-0.
Chuck Sweeton made a motion to approve the consent agenda as printed. Mary Kirkpatrick seconded. Carried 5-0.
Superintendent Pendergraft reported on the budget process.
Principal Boeckman reported on KRR and Jump Start summer school programs and summer maintenance at Lincoln.
Principal Womack thanked the Kiwanis Club for the flag program in Baxter. He also reported on summer school, summer maintenance at Central and commended teachers for working on their own time during summer break.
Principal White reported on the new entrance at the high school.
Daymon McCorkle reported on maintenance projects throughout the district.
Art Roberts reported on summer school and mentioned the backpack giveaway day at the Soda Fountain on August 12, 2019.
Ross Davis reported on technology updates in the district, including a new lease for student and teacher devices.
Chuck Sweeton made a motion to approve a two year lease with Apple for $145,021.22. Dusty Deringer seconded. Carried 5-0.
President Binns made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss an individual employee pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting resumed in the boardroom. This meeting included the board, superintendent and administrators as needed. Chuck Sweeton seconded. Carried 5-0.
6:21 p.m. Enter executive session.
6:31 p.m. Resume regular session.
President Binns presented resignations from Hannah Hull for HS Assistant Volleyball and HS Assistant Softball and Alison Reavis for Senior Class Sponsor. Mary Kirkpatrick made a motion to accept the resignations as presented. Casey Eaton seconded. Carried 5-0.
Principal White recommended Kassity Shafer for HS Assistant Volleyball. Chuck Sweeton made a motion to accept the recommendation as presented. Mary Kirkpatrick seconded. Carried 5- 0.
Casey Eaton made a motion to adjourn. Mary Kirkpatrick seconded. Carried 5-0.
6:33 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
Carrie Oakes DeAnne Binns
Clerk/Board of Education President/Board of Education


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