April 14, 2022 - Board Briefs

Posted by Mark Dodge on 4/15/2022 12:00:00 PM

The following are highlights of the discussion and action from the regular board meeting on April 14, 2022. For a more detailed account of the meeting, please click here to access BoardDocs


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Consent Items

2.32 MTSS Building Coach Job Description was pulled from the consent agenda for discussion. The amended consent agenda was approved. 


MTSS Building Coach Job Description

Mr. Moeckel shared that the job description was written to help recruit staff for the role in their buildings. The job description was created with the help of TASN. After discussion, the MTSS Building Coach job description was approved as presented. 


Science Olympiad

The Board formally recognized the EMS & EHS Science Olympiad squads and their coaches, Barbie Hartwell, Ben Moeckel, and Kyle Stadalman. Mrs. Hartwell shared highlights of their seasons. Both squads medaled in 34 of 46 events this year! The EMS squad finished the season, earning 2nd place at state. The EHS squad earned the title of State Champions once again!


Eudora Schools Foundation Give Day Presentation

Tony Barron and Ed Hurtig, with the Eudora Schools Foundation, presented their official results of the 2022 Give Day Fundraiser. The Foundation exceeded its $50,000 goal by raising $54,198.64! Thanks and appreciation to the Eudora community were expressed by the ESF and echoed by Mr. Moeckel.


Eudora Middle School Report

Jeremy Thomas, along with EMS staff Michelle Plegge and Lauren Durkin, provided the Board with an update on progress made and programming highlights from the 2021-2022 school year. Highlights from the presentation include:

  • School goals developed through the Leading for Impact with TASN
  • The New Student Success Program
  • EmpowerU


Eudora High School Report

Mr. Abel provided an update on the school year. Additionally, Lisa Moffitt and Bryan Duncan, EHS Counselors, shared information about the counseling program highlights from the 2021-2022 school year. Highlights included:

  • Freshman SEL Week
  • Hosted League Counselors to Showcase EHS and Network with Colleagues
  • Peaslee Tech Visit
  • Food Pantry Relocation
  • Individual Plan of Study Review with Students
  • Operation Care
  • Tier III SEL Interventions
  • Class Selection Process for 2022-2023
  • Dual Credit Course Updates


Superintendent’s Report

  • Main St. Property Interest: A community member has expressed interest in the main street property. As a result, Mr. Moeckel reviewed all district property locations with the Board. The property in question is currently used for a bus shuttle satellite location. The property also contains a fuel storage tank. 
  • Stay Survey: Mr. Moeckel shared results from the Stay Survey. Roughly 44% of staff participated in the survey. 
  • Summer Academy Presentation: Jamie Grado provided the Board with an update regarding the Summer Academy program for students in grades K-8. Summer Academy will occur at EMS from June 6 to June 30, 2022. The program will run from Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays will be a planning day for teachers. While academic themes will occur, the program will be run with a camplike atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program will include offsite field trips, community involvement, and Eudora Reads.
  • Distribution of Diplomas at Graduation May 14, 2022: Heather Whalen, Becky Plate, and Mark Chrislip will be on hand at Graduation to hand out diplomas.
  • Applauding Excellence - May 18, 2022: Mr. Moeckel shared the date of our annual recognition event with the Board. 


Special Education Report

Mrs. Plate shared that the annual audit had been completed. Policy language was discussed to provide classified with two paid snow day leave when USDs are out due to inclement weather. A WEBS principal was employed. Para staffing needs continue to be an area of focus for the interlocal. Efforts will be made to advocate to the Kansas legislature to fully fund Special Education at the statutory level of 92%.


Curriculum Coordinating Council Report

Mrs. Harding shared information regarding the makeup of the CCC. She shared information regarding the EES pilot of the Heggerty reading intervention program. The CCC has developed a five-year plan for adopting content area materials. 


Chromebook Bid

Mr. Long provided the Board with information regarding the annual Chromebook refresh model. He shared a variety of options with the Board, including doing nothing. All bids received by the district were shared. After discussion, the Board approved the bid from Bloom USA, Inc. for Dell 4Gb/16Gb Chromebooks in the amount of $80,652.00.