USD 410 board approves significant expenditures

USD 410 Board of Educa?tion acted on three significant expenditures at its regular meeting March 14.

As part of its vehicle replacement plan, the board accepted a $83,439 bid from Kansas Truck Equipment to purchase a 2017 model C2 47-passenger bus equipped with a wheelchair lift and two wheelchair compartments.

The board voted to accept the bid of $18,546 from Frie?sen Technology Services for a Voice Over Internet Protocol for the district. VOIP use a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular phone line to make voice calls.

The board also approved on-premises VOIP services at $176.75 per month from Friesen Technology.

Board members accepted a bid of $24,564 from Vision Communications KS Inc. for the recabling project at Hills?boro Elementary School, contingent upon receipt of E-Rate funding for the project.

In other business, the board:

? approved board policies for negotiations and instructional programs, which were reviewed at last month?s meeting.

? reviewed policies related to students; the board will act on those next month.

? approved the 2016-17 calendar with first day of classes beginning Aug. 18.

? approved participation in Marion County Parents as Teachers Program for 2016-17.

? approved action regarding personnel including a one-time stipend of $500 for Jerry Hinerman, board clerk; the resignation of Lance Sawyer as Hillsboro Middle/High School math and Project Lead the Way teacher; a contract for Tamara Cassidy as HMHS math, physical education and English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher at 0.77 FTE; and a contract for Autumn Hardy as HES counselor.

Personnel action items were taken after the board met in executive sessions initially with Superinten?dent Steve Noble and then joined by Max Heinrichs, superintendent-elect.

? was updated by Noble on the access control project for district buildings.

? received reports from Board President Mark Rooker on the Technology Excellence in Education Network and board member Joe Sechrist on Marion County Special Education Cooperative.

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