USD 410 Board honors retiring superintendent at June board meeting

At the conclusion of its June 13 meeting, the USD 410 Board of Education presented Superintendent Max Heinrichs with a plaque and a gift in recognition of his upcoming retirement.

“We as a board want to thank you, Max, for six years of being superintendent here at USD 410,” board president Jared Jost said. “You’ve been through one of the most challenging times in the history of schools – that bad word, COVID – thank you for all you’ve done.”

Personnel

Ten minutes after the meeting was called to order, the board went into executive session for personnel. Upon returning to open session the board:

unanimously (6-0, with Tim Kaufman absent) approved the resignations of Russell Bennett, USD 410 information technology assistant/route bus driver, effective June 3; Connie Beavers, Hillsboro Elementary School afternoon crunch supervisor, end of the 2021-22 school year; Katelyn Seaman, half-day pre- school classroom aide, effective May 25; and Megan Daniels, HES full-day preschool aid, effective Aug. 2.

approved 6-0 the classified hires of Diane Litwiller, HES third grade classroom aide at a pay rate of $11.35 per hour, seven hours per day for 173 days per year, effective Aug. 12; Rustyn Kerbs, HES preschool classroom aide, pay rate of $13.25 per hour for eight hours per day for 175 days per year, effective Aug. 15; Lisa Mayfield,

HES administrative assistant, pay rate of $14 per hour, 32 hours per week; Anthony Epp, moving from six hours per day to eight hours per day as Hillsboro Middle/High School custodian for the 2022-23 school year, effective June 20; Jennifer Moss, HES fourth grade class- room aide, pay rate of $13.25 per hour for eight hours per day, 175 days per year, effective Aug. 15; and pending a background check, Jonathan Douglas, HMHS part-time custodian (four hours) and morning and evening route bus driver (full- time custodian when not driving a bus), effective July 1.

■ approved 6-0 a list of 64 supplemental contracts for the 2022-23 school year.

■ approved 6-0 to eliminate the part-time HES preschool all- day classroom aide positions,

filled by Raine Harman and Brittany Baum, effective May 18.

In other business, the board:

■ approved 6-0 the 2022-23 preschool memorandum of understanding with USD 418 (McPherson) and Marion County Special Education Cooperative – a collaborative effort supporting two preschool classrooms at HES.

■ approved 6-0 the low bid of $38,950 from Supreme Floor Company to remove old vinyl tile and install new vinyl time, cove base, and entryway tile in the HMHS commons.

■ approved 6-0 to offer cell phones no longer used by the district to the employees who previously used the phones with the fair market value of the phone added to the taxable income of the employees accept-

ing the offer.
■ heard at the conclusion of the meeting from board member and Hillsboro chief of police Jessey Hiebert that school security will be increased on all school campuses following the school shooting in Ulvalde, Texas; more details will be presented at a later time.

The board will meet at a special board meeting at noon Tuesday, June 28, for a budget hearing to amend the 2021-22 budget; in a non-public teacher negotiation meeting July 6; another special board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to discuss superintendent expectation and goal setting with Gary Sechrist, Kansas Association of School Boards. The board will meet at 7 p.m. July 11 for its regular meeting. All meetings will be held at the district office.

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