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Santa Fe Trail USD 434

Board of Education


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October 9, 2013


Regular Meeting

October 9, 2013

6 p.m.

Santa Fe Trail District Administrative Center



Call to Order

Randy Boudeman called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.


Board Members Present


Randy Boudeman, Clayton Lee, Zac Anshutz, Chris Kendall, Michele Ferris, Dana Mentzer and Amy Crotinger.


Board Members Absent




Administrators & Others present



Amy Hill, Steve Pegram, Patrick Graham, Kristy Hamit, Shellanne Thompson.


Agenda Approval

Motion by Clay Lee, second by Zac Anshutz, to approve the amended agenda adding item 8.4 HS Track. Motion carried 7-0.





District Audit Review



No one requested communication time.



Karen Linn audit presentation. Motion by Clay Lee, second by Zac Anshutz, to accept the district audit findings of Berberich Trahan & Co.  Motion carried 7-0.


Financial/Bills Payable




Monthly Budget Review

Motion by Zac Anshutz, second by Dana Mentzer, to approve the check journal as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.


Budget funds were reviewed.


Consent Agenda Items


Motion by Clay Lee, second by Michele Ferris, to approve the presented consent agenda. Motion carried


















  • Approve the minutes of the September 11, 2013 meeting.
  • Approved the September 2013 treasurer’s report.
  • Approved the September 2013 school activity fund reports.
  • Approved the employment of Elizabeth Dennison, CAC paraeducator.
  • Accepted the retirement notices of Rhonda Cathey, kindergarten teacher and Debora Rawlings, high school math.
  • Approved the request of FBLA to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference in Dallas with the district reimbursing the sponsor meals.
  • Accepted the verbal resignation of Bobbie Allison, CAC para.



Items from the Past for Reconsideration


Principal Evaluation Instrument Review


Schools for Fair Funding Report



Jones Trust Technology Request



New Items for Discussion and Consideration


Plan Test Predictor Comparison


Innovative School Application



Sick Leave Bank


High School Track

Written reports were presented.





Dr. Pegram gave a brief overview of the principal evaluation instrument.


Discussion of the oral arguments before the Kansas supreme court.


Motion by Amy Crotinger, second by Chris Kendall, to approve the district technology grant application to Jones Trust.  Motion carried 7-0.




Plan test results for the class of 2013 were reviewed.


Reviewed the concepts of the innovative school application.


Information only report.


Discussion of discus and shot put area at the track which will be eliminated once construction of the domes begins.


Executive Session










Superintendent’s Report


Motion by Clay Lee, second by Chris Kendall, to enter executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed and that we return to open session in this room at 7:35 pm, with Dr. Pegram present. Motion carried 7-0.


The board returned to open session at 7:35 pm. No action was taken.


Three Lakes Education Cooperative Report

Mileage/expense/overtime report

Review BOE Calendar


Next Regular Board Meeting







Wednesday, November 13, 2013


President Randy Boudeman adjourned the meeting at 7:40 pm.







Amy Hill, Clerk        






Randy Boudeman, President