May 11, 2022 - Board Briefs

Posted by Mark Dodge on 5/12/2022 1:00:00 PM

The following are highlights of the discussion and action from the regular board meeting on May 11, 2022. For a more detailed account of the meeting, please click here to access BoardDocs


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Consent Items

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


Capstone Projects

Two groups of EHS seniors from Mr. Dunback's Honors History class presented their CAPstone projects to the Board. 


Sam Walters presented the possibility of developing a "Biking Infrastructure in the Eudora Community. His plan includes strategically installing bike repair stations and bike racks around Eudora. The plan would encourage greater outdoor activity and make Eudora a more "bike-friendly town." 


Sophia Ewy, Maya Pattison, and Stella Whalen presented their idea of allowing wall space at EHS to be used for murals to support students' mental health. The addition of brighter colors will increase positivity and improve the moods of students and staff. 


Eudora Elementary Report

Mr. Heide, Ms. Soderholm, Ms. Frank, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Grado, and a group of 5th-grade students, Madilyn Revell, Alex Hawkins, Landry Lown, and Chloe Bates from Eudora Elementary, provided a report to the Board, focusing on Card Cast, Student Ambassadors, and "Favorite things from 5th grade." As the school looks ahead to the 2022-2023 school year, its goals will be to focus on team building and culture, data-driven decision making to drive and inform instruction, and build upon community partnerships. 


Superintendent's Report

  • Main Street Property Interest: Mr. Moeckel engaged the Board in discussion regarding interest by a community member in the possible purchase of the Main Street property. After discussion, Mr. Moeckel will gather additional information regarding the interest in the Main Street property. 
  • Leading for Impact 2021-2022 Overview: Mr. Moeckel provided a report to the Board regarding the work at the district and building levels as part of this school improvement process. Reflections from each building were shared. Mr. Moeckel shared the intended next steps leading into 2022-2023.


Potential Addition of Girl's Wrestling

Carl Springer, Eudora Wrestling coach, Cara Kimberlin, EHS Assistant Principal & AD, and Maddy Arnold, EHS freshman, along with a group of EHS wrestlers, presented to the Board regarding a plan to add girls wrestling as a separately recognized sport at Eudora High School. Currently, the EHS wrestling program includes a boys and girls squad. Mr. Moeckel will work with Cara to provide the Board with options to consider at the June Regular Meeting.


Parking Lot Repairs

Mr. Moeckel shared two quotes regarding park lot repairs. Following discussion, the Board approved the quote from Approved Paving LLC bid for parking lot work across district facilities.