Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – Garden City Public Schools Board of Education met on Monday, June 6, 2022. The meeting was held at the Educational Support Center Board Room, 1205 Fleming Street.
The Board heard a presentation and had discussion on Capturing Kids Hearts, which equips teachers, coaches, administrators, and district leaders to implement a transformational processes to improve academic performance. The Board approved for Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center and Buffalo Jones Elementary School to pilot the program for the 2022-23 school year.
The Board discussed the applications that were received for the board vacancy. The people that put applications in for the vacant position included: Lara Bors, Andrew Carlson, Andy Fahrmeier, Nathaniel Haeck, Mark Johnson, Isidro Marino, and Randy Ralston. The Board voted to appoint Randy Ralston for the vacant position on the board.
The Board had discussion on the Anti-Bullying Plan for the district. They voted not to approve the plan as presented. Jackie Gigot, Kami McDonald and John Wiese were the board members that voted no.
The Board approved the following items during the meeting. They include: a 12-piece fitness course installation at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center in the amount of $13,989; Gym bleacher inspection and repair – district wide – in the amount of $81,290.00; Nutrition Services – 5 hot boxes, 1 gas convection oven, 1 steamer, 4 heavy duty carts and 1 large hot box from Douglas Equipment in the amount of $33,033.76 and to accept the bid from Central Restaurant Supply in the amount of $9,074.00 for a total of $42,107.76; Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan for the 2022-2023
school year; the KSDE Kansas Parents as Teachers Program Grant Award in the amount of $219,850.00; the Substitute Teacher Handbook; Student Services Cooperative Agreement between Garden City Community College and the district; Automotive Technology Cooperative Agreement between Garden City Community College and the district; Carpentry Program Cooperative Agreement between Garden City Community College and the district; and Cosmetology Program Cooperative Agreement between Garden City Community College and the district .
The Board held an executive session for personnel matters for non-elected personnel. There was no binding action taken after the Board exited the executive session.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street.
The Board of Education meeting can be viewed on the USD 457 YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usd457.