Board Meeting Summary
May 18th, 2022
Visitor Wade Zuberbuhler was welcomed. Four students: Donovan Kuhlemier, Gracie Steidinger, Mallory Misiewicz, and Maddux Hayden presented a proposal to the BOE regarding transportation reimbursement for next school year. These four students have applied and been accepted into the Whiteside CEO program. The CEO program meets at different locations in the area and therefore students are required to drive themselves. Due to the cost of gas, the students presented a proposal for reimbursement. The BOE thanked them for their presentation and directed Dr. Kashner to explore avenues for support.
Information regarding Old Business, New Business, and the Superintendent Report is listed below.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:44 PM.
The total bid price accepted was $5,150,000, which was $28,000 over the estimated price and included the addition and parking lot at EES and a bathroom renovation at EJSHS. The parking lot work will start in June 2022 and the addition will begin in April 2023 and finish by January 1, 2024.
School fees will be a standard $50.00 for all students. This is a change from the previous structure that included a staggered fee structure that had K-8 paying $47.50 and 9-12 paying $55.00. Dr. Kashner commented that he is pleased that we can continue to offer low school fees and one of, if not the lowest, in the area.
An agreement with Enyeart Distributing was accepted for dairy bids as part of the food cooperative. No bread bids were accepted and that means each district will now work to secure their own bread bids.
Principal Burkholder and Principal King talked through the process of the handbook and asked for any feedback prior to the final reading next month. The MOU with Highland for dual credit for the Ag Business management class is completed every two years. Dr. Kashner shared that he was contacted by Chadwick-Milledgeville about a potential cross-country cooperative due to growing interest from C-M. He spoke with high school administration who relayed that the current cross-country coach was in favor and felt it would be beneficial for both districts. Dr. Kashner shared that the district has numerous cooperatives with Chadwick-Milledgeville and they always seem to work well together.
Personnel and Job Vacancies
The following personel options were approved:
- Kennedy Burkholder: Summer Work
- Logan Gibbs
- Assistant High School Football Coach
- EES Counselor/Behavioral Specialist