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					                                                     REGULAR MEETING
                                                   BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                                CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT #58
                                                      8701 Holmes Road
                                                 Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Boone Elementary                                                                                                             7:00 p.m.
School                                             Monday, January 24, 2011 Open Session/Closed Session
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 Board Members Present                                        Administrators Present
 Joe Nastasi, President                                       Dr. Robert E. Bartman, Superintendent of Schools
 Scott Taylor, Vice President                                 David A. Leone, Special Assistant to Superintendent
 Julie Mattson                                                Betty McKinzie, Director of Student Services
 Krystal Grossnickle (arrived at 8:00)                        Sally Newell, Director of Secondary C & I
 Greg Westfall                                                Juana Hishaw, Director of Elementary C & I
 John Tancredi                                                Gary Pointer, Director of Business
 Jan McMein, Secretary

 Board Members Absent
 Beverly Cunningham


CALL TO ORDER

President Nastasi called the regular meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
President Nastasi reviewed the announcements – closed personnel meeting on Monday,
February 7; Center Foundation Gala Event, Saturday, February 26; regular board meeting on
Monday, February 28; Marlborough Neighborhood Clean-up on Saturday, April 2. Also
mentioned were those board members who will be ending their service to the Board in April –
John Tancredi and Krystal Grossnickle. Joe Nastasi will continue for three years. Also joining
the Board in April will be Merrell Bennekin and Nicole Price.


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion by Westfall, second by Mattson to approve the agenda. By show of hands the
motion carried unanimously.

RECOGNITIONS

The Board and Administration are pleased to recognize Dr. Lynn Murray, a dentist in our
community who provides free dental screenings for our Early Childhood children. Dr. Murray has
worked with the Early Childhood program for four years and has completed over 200 dental
screenings. Linda Trouba, her Dental Assistant who often accompanies Dr. Murray, was also
recognized.

In honor of School Board Recognition Week, Dr. Bartman read a Proclamation from the Office of
the Governor, State of Missouri, proclaiming January 23-29, 2011, School Board Recognition
Week. Board members received a certificate from the Missouri School Boards’ Association for
their dedication and leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the
Center community. Each board member was then individually recognized by staff and/or
students from the school they represent.
Minutes – Regular Meeting
BOARD OF EDUCATION
January 24, 2011 – Page 2


Reception Break – 10 minutes


CONSENT ITEMS

Motion by Westfall, second by Taylor to approve the Consent Items. By a show of hands
the motion carried unanimously.

Consent items approved are as follows:
           A. Approval of Bills
           B. Attendance Report
           C. Permission to Bid - None
           D. Approval of Bid – None
           E. Federal Report - None
           F. State Report – None
           G. Personnel
                 a. Certificated
                 b. Service
           H. Approval of Minutes
                 a. Regular Meeting, December 20, 2010


REPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT

High School Course Revisions – Included in the board packet was information that included the
proposed changes and a website where the changes could be compared to the current course
book. Sally Newell commented that most of the changes would provide either a more rigorous
option in some areas or they are to eliminate some courses where there has been consistent
low enrollment. The only changes in the Communication Arts courses are to update our
wordage to agree with the UMKC requirements for dual credit courses. Courses proposed to be
added are Honors Art, Algebra II Plus, Calculus BC, Honors American History, Woodworking I,
Entrepreneurship, Career Connections, A+ Community Service. Courses proposed to be
eliminated include Dramatic Literature and Physical and Cultural Geography. Courses with
proposed changes are Mixed Choir, Center Choir, French IV and AP French, Sports and
Entertainment Marketing and Freshman Focus.

Mrs. Heide clarified that the weighting of advanced placement classes began with the freshman
class for the 2010-2011 school year.

Motion by Taylor, second by Westfall, to accept the proposed course changes for the
2011-2012 school year. By show of hands, the motion passed unanimously.

Quarterly Financial Report – Mr. Pointer highlighted the financial report. Through 12/31/10, the
District has received $12.9 million in revenue. For expenditures we have $10.3 million
encumbered. The actual expenditures as of 12/31/10 are $13.7 million and the combination of
the encumbered and the expenditures equates to 74.9% of the total revised budget allocation.
The operating fund balance as of 12/31/10 shows that we have spent $750,000 more than we
have taken in. As of 12/31/09 we had spent $1.25 million more than we had taken in. It is
projected that the total deficit spending for the 2010-2011 school year will be $650,000.
Minutes – Regular Meeting
BOARD OF EDUCATION
January 24, 2011 – Page 3

Technology Program Evaluation – The condition of our Smartboards was discussed with 80+
needing to be replaced. The cost of a Smartboard is approximately $1000. Mr. Nastasi
mentioned that there is some additional bond monies that may become available. There is a
plan for renewing/replacing computers and other technology equipment when the district
reaches a 15% balance. At this time there is approximately $1.4 million left in bond monies.
Bruce Rehmer commented on the on-going difficulties we have experienced with the new phone
system. Mr. Tancredi commented regarding the 98 cell phones being used in the district. Bruce
stated that about 60 of the cell phones are $5/month phones that are used by grade levels for
recess, field trips, or school offices. The remaining phones are used by the administrators. The
cost for the phones is approximately $30,000 a year but with eRate reimbursements figured in
the annual cost is approximately $6,000 or less. Dr. Bartman thanked the Technology staff for
the tremendous job they have done and will continue to do.

Revenue Report – Dr. Bartman discussed our revenue situation. Even though we have made
substantial budget cuts and still received accreditation with distinction, we need to be looking at
ways to bolster our revenue position. We need to replace some or all of the $3 million we have
lost over the last three years. Increasing taxes on assessed valuations is the primary way to
increase revenue. It was suggested that we have a Work Session devoted to the entire
financial picture. If a decision is made to have an election, the deadline to make that decision is
in May for an August election date. It was agreed that the Board would have a Work Session to
continue the discussion on revenue funding on February 7 following the Closed Session which
begins at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Bartman will provide information prior to the meeting regarding budget
cuts that have been made, projected available bond monies and other related budget-related
documents. The last levy increase was approved in 4/2007. The last bond election was
approved in 2009.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

DISCUSSION

Dr. Bartman reported that the Special Education Review Team arrived today and will be here
through Wednesday. The expanded team will arrive Tuesday. We hope to have an exit review
late Tuesday afternoon at the Middle School.

Mr. Nastasi reported that the Celebration Planning team had their first meeting and will be
meeting again on February 1 at the high school.

Mr. Nastasi as the District representative has attended two community advisory panel meetings
for the Bannister Federal Complex. The panel has been formed to develop recommendations
for the future of the complex. The next meeting is in March.

Mr. Taylor attended the Center Planning Committee meeting and commented that there are
many areas where Center can be involved.

MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Taylor, second by Westfall, to go into Closed Session per Revised Statutes of
Missouri Section 610.021 (13) Individually identifiable personnel records, performance
ratings or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment.
In favor: Taylor, Nastasi, Mattson, Westfall, Grossnickle, Tancredi
By Roll Call vote motion carried.

Five Minute Recess
Minutes – Regular Meeting
BOARD OF EDUCATION
January 24, 2011 – Page 4



MOTION TO GO INTO OPEN SESSION
Motion by Mattson, second by Grossnickle, to go into Open Session.
In favor: Taylor, Nastasi, Mattson, Westfall, Grossnickle, Tancredi
By Roll Call vote motion carried.


ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Westfall, second by Tancredi, to adjourn. By roll call vote, motion carried
unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.


APPROVED:



                                              __________________________________
                                              Jan McMein, Secretary
                                              BOARD OF EDUCATION



_____________________________                 __________________________________
Joe Nastasi, President                              Date
BOARD OF EDUCATION

				
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