LOUISBURG UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 416
LOUISBURG, KANSAS 66053
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
October 13, 2008
A regular meeting of the Board of Education, Unified School District #416, Miami
County, Kansas was held Monday, October 13, 2008 in the Unified School District
Board Room, 29020 Mission Belleview, at 7:00 PM.
Those in attendance were: Board Members Jimmy Allen, Jim Vallacqua, Lou Davis,
Scot Rogers, John Cleek, Paul Kircher and Tom York ; Superintendent Rick Doll;
Clerk Nina Turec; Principals Debbie Blancarte, Becky Bowes and Sally Lundblad,
Assistant Principal Dave Tappan; Keegan Jackson, Hollis and Miller; Greg White,
J.E. Dunn; Kristen Waggener, Louisburg Herald; Mike Hughes, East Central Kansas
Special Ed Coop; patrons Marcia Cook, Colin Peterson, Tom Davin.
1. President Jimmy Allen called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
1.1. President Jimmy Allen led the flag salute.
2. Routine Items
2.1. Approval of Minutes 9/8/08
2.2. Treasurer’s Report
2.3. Payment of Bills and Claims
John Cleek moved to approve the routine items with the addition of the bills
in the Black Book, without discussion and add Agenda Item 5.3, Louisburg
Library. Jim Vallacqua seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0. Lou
Davis was absent.
3. Consent Items
3.2. FFA National Meeting (Black Book).
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A motion was made by Tom York and seconded by Paul Kircher to
approve the consent items.
Motion passed 6-0. Lou Davis was absent.
4. Comments from the Public – There was no public forum.
5.1. Dr. Doll noted that four high school students received AP Scholar
Awards from the College Board. This is a first for Louisburg High
5.2. Superintendent’s Report
5.2.1. Enrollment update as presented in Board Book.
5.2.2 Mike Hughes – Special Ed Coop
Dr. Hughes gave an overview of the Special Ed Coop. Funding was
discussed as well as staffing. He noted that the Level II program will be
housed in the Broadmoor Elementary Building next year.
5.3 Louisburg Library Bond Issue. Marcia Cook presented an overview of the
plans for the upcoming bond issue slated for November 4, 2008. The new
facility would meet Kansas State Library Standards.
6. Old Business
6.1. Construction Update
Greg White reported on Rockville and Stadium project’s progress.
Keegan Jackson was present to answer any questions concerning
change orders. No questions were raised.
John Cleek moved to approve Change Order No. 17 in the amount of
$8,215.00 for Rockville Elementary and Change Order No. 5 in the
amount of $41,522.00 for the Stadium and Broadmoor renovations.
Paul Kircher seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0. Lou Davis
The Board commended Scot Rogers and Paul Kircher for their time
and effort spent during construction meetings and discussions of the
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6.2 Tom York moved and Jim Vallacqua seconded a motion to
approve the USD 416 Goals for 2008-2009 as presented. The
motion passed 6-0. Lou Davis was absent.
6.3 School Marquee – The proposed marquee was discussed. Dr. Doll
pointed out that Pam Best is working on a possible grant to cover
some of the cost.
Paul Kircher made a motion to table the school marquee for future
discussion. Jim Vallacua seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Lou Davis was absent.
7. Future agenda items –
7.1. Superintendent Doll opened discussion of the annual tour of facilities.
The Board decided to make plans for personal tours when each is
available and not schedule one tour, as a group.
7.2 The Bus contract will be addressed at a future meeting.
Lou Davis arrived at 7:55
8.1. Oct. 17, Chili Supper.
8.2. Oct. 23, Fall Regional Meeting KASB, Carbondale
8.3. Nov. 10, Next Regular Meeting.
8.4. Nov. 13, Louisburg Chamber of Commerce Dinner
8.5. Nov. 19, Elected Officials Dinner 6:00 PM, Ursuline Academy, Paola.
8.6. Dec. 5-7, Annual KASB Convention, Wichita.
9. Executive Session to discuss negotiations and personnel
John Cleek moved and Tom York seconded a motion for the
Board and Superintendent Doll to retire to a 30 minute
executive session to discuss negotiations and personnel.
Motion passed 7-0.
Executive session began 8:10 PM. Executive session ended at
Regular session resumed at 8:41 PM.
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10. Adjourn Regular Meeting
Tom York moved the October 13, 2008 Regular Meeting of the USD
416 Board of Education adjourn. Jim Vallacqua seconded the motion.
Motion carried 7-0.
Adjournment time: 8:45 PM.
Nina B. Turec, Clerk
USD #416 Board of Education
Jimmy Allen, President
USD #416 Board of Education