March 21, 2022 - Board Briefs

Posted by Mark Dodge on 3/22/2022 12:00:00 PM

The following are highlights of the discussion and action from the regular board meeting on March 21, 2022. For a more detailed account of the meeting, please click here to access BoardDocs


Click here to view the Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel. 


Consent Items

All items listed on the consent agenda were approved without discussion.


EHS Recognition of State Qualifying Teams

Cara Kimberlin recognized the following EHS sports/activities and their coaches and directors for their excellent achievements this year. In addition, each coach and director pointed out highlights of the teams and programs. 


EHS Choir, Band, and Orchestra with Directors Allison Enneking and Damian Johnson

Wrestling with Head Coach Jotham Andrews

Scholars Bowl and Sponsor Rose Garrison

EHS Boys Basketball and Head Coach Kyle Deterding

EHS Girls Basketball and Head Coach Brandon Parker


Cara Kimberlin also recognized Eliana Isenburg, who was recently selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. 


EHS Culinary Class

EHS Culinary Arts Pathway Teacher Chef Jack Low and his Culinary Arts students provided the Board with information regarding their two significant competitions in Wichita and Johnson County Community College. In addition, students shared their perspectives with the Board regarding competitions, teamwork, and employment in the foodservice industry.   


Superintendent's Report 

  • Stay Survey - Plan of Implementation: Mr. Moeckel a draft of the planned "stay survey." The survey has been pushed to staff. The district will continue to seek responses and have results for the Board at the next meeting. 
  • RFP for Chromebooks: Mr. Moeckel provided the Board with information regarding a potential refresh of the Chromebook fleet. No action was requested. Additionally, Mr. Moeckel mentioned the concept of looking at transitioning away from the Chromebook ecosystem to the Apple ecosystem. He shared some considerations and implications regarding a transition to Apple.
  • BOE Work Session Input: Mr. Moeckel asked the Board for ideas about when they could gather for a work session. After discussion, the Board asked to hold the work session in June. A specific date was not determined. 
  • PreK Program: Mr. Moeckel shared information about the possibility of moving PreK to Eudora Elementary School. He shared the long-term options that would accompany the move of the PreK program to EES. The district would look to move the WEBS program to the West Resource Center to occupy the space that would be made available with the transition of PreK to EES. At this time, no final decisions have been made. 
  • Virtual CCP Courses for Virtual School: Mr. Moeckel shared information with the Board regarding virtual concurrent enrollment courses via Baker University offered to our Virtual students during the 2022-2023 school year. The district is working with the ESF to possibly offset course costs for all students, virtual and brick-and-mortar.  


Eudora Schools Foundation Report

Mrs. Whalen shared the grand total from the March 2nd Give Day, where $54,198.64 was raised. Mrs. Whalen also thanked and praised the Eudora community for their generosity and support. 


Special Education Interlocal Report  

Mrs. Plate shared details from the March Interlocal meeting. The Interlocal's strategic planning survey has been launched. Work is being done to match "snow day" policies with the local member USDs. A job description is being developed for the new WEBS Director position. 


City of Eudora Planning Commission Meeting Report

Mr. Hurla shared information that 12 permits were approved by the planning commission. The site plan for fleet parking at Intech Business Park.


Curriculum Coordinating Council Report

Mrs. Harding shared that the CCC is nearing the final stages of updating its policies. Mrs. Harding noted that the CCC discussed "Districts on the Move" and its impact on the school improvement process. She shared that the process to adopt ELA materials in the spring of 2023 has started with a needs assessment survey given to current ELA teachers. The CCC discussed how to proceed with a new School Improvement Director next year.


Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

Mr. Moeckel shared information regarding Jobs for America's Graduates was shared with the Board. In addition, Mr. Moeckel shared information regarding the selection criteria for JAG. The district would work with JAG to hire the program teacher. The cost to the district for the teacher is $12,000. The Board approved the Partnership Agreement between Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas and the Eudora Unified School District 491, as presented.