- Olathe Public Schools
6-11-18 — Board Meeting Features Many Outstanding Students, Staff
June 11, 2018 ~ The final meeting of the Olathe School Board for the 2017-18 school year featured a number of recognitions. Among those honored were a business partner, coach, principal, multiple schools and students.
- Burns & McDonnell was recognized as a district business partner for their donations of time and talent in their K-12 initiatives and continued support of the 21st Century Academies and district science departments, opportunities for student field trips and upgraded classroom lab materials.
- Mike Allen, softball and girls basketball head coach at Olathe South High School, received the 2017-18 Coach of Character Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
- Central Elementary School received the Kansas State Department of Education Challenge Award for Academic Achievement in fourth-grade math.
- Fairview Elementary School earned the Kansas State Department of Education Challenge Award for third-grade reading and math.
- Reem Atallah of Olathe North High School earned first place in the Human Resources Management Series in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference.
- The Olathe North Mock Trial team of Reem Atallah, Alexa Edmonds, Lauren Ellenz, Anchal Gupta, Kirsten Osei-Bonsu, Alyson Shirley and Vanya Shivashankar was named the 2018 Kansas state champion and competed at nationals.
- Alexandria Stephenson of Olathe North received one of three Grand Awards at the Kansas City Regional Science Fair.
- Kansas City Regional Science Fair division winners include Alexandria Stephenson, Malek Ellouz, Shulammite Lim, Ellie Miller, Cheyenne Loo, Imaan Azeem, Kawai Porter, Claire Fuhlhage and Jessica Keys of Olathe North.
- Several students earned first place in the Kansas ProStart Invitational culinary competition. They included the Culinary Team of Brooke Lape, Riley Flood, Kaleigh Ousley, Nick Parks and Cooper Patterson; the Management Team of Hayley Green, Emma Groves, Austin Schwarz, Milenia Mbai and Keely Huff; Edible Centerpiece winner Kadin Dulgarian; and Best Knife Cut winner Riley Flood.
- Several students earned first place in the SkillsUSA Kansas State Championships. They were the Chapter Display Team of Kimma Edwards, Alexis Ortiz and Luke Robinson; and the Opening and Closing Ceremony Team of Grace Muller, Ashton Albright, Brandon York, Ryan Reidmiller, Dorian Coleman, Jada Carpenter and Jamie Edwards.
- The SkillsUSA team from Olathe Advanced Technical Center earned three chapter awards: Largest SkillsUSA Membership for a 5A-6A High School, Largest Increase in SkillsUSA Membership in a 5A-6A High School, and Chapter of Excellence.
In other business, the board:
- Approved a consent agenda of routine items including meeting minutes, reports, student trips, and new textbooks.
- Approved the purchase of Mosyle mobile device management software for Apple devices. (capital outlay funds)
- Approved the purchase of large screen video displays and mounting hardware at Summit Trail Middle School. (2016 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of Intune mobile device management software for Windows devices. (capital outlay)
- Approved the purchase of a digital radio communication system for Mill Creek Campus and Summit Trail. (2016 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of a solar array for Olathe West High School, which would provide onsite educational opportunities for all students as West, especially those enrolled in the Green Technology Academy. (2013 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of a security and access control system for Summit Trail. (2016 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of computer peripherals (monitors, mice and display adaptors) for Summit Trail. (2016 Bond)
- Approved an aging facilities change order in excess of $20,000 for resinous flooring at Olathe South High School. (2016 Bond)
- Approved a change order in excess of $20,000 for installing sliding glass doors between pairs of classrooms at Canyon Creek Elementary. (2013 Bond)
- Approved the district’s general insurance policies (workers’ compensation/ third party administrator fees, property liability, general school liability / third party administrator fees, crime liability, fiduciary liability, other liability) for fiscal year 2018-19. (general fund and special liability fund)
- Approved the purchase of white copy paper. (general fund)
- Approved the purchase of milk-based products and 100 percent juice for the next fiscal year. (food service fund)
- Approved the purchase of Crestron audio visual control systems and related audio/visual equipment and systems at Summit Trail. (2016 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of additional furniture to accommodate growth at Olathe West. (2016 Bond)
- Approved the purchase of weight room equipment and installation for Summit Trail. (2016 Bond)
- Approved a student trip for the Olathe Advanced Technical Center SkillsUSA team to attend nationals. (district general funds)
- Approved a student trip for the Olathe Northwest High School Technology Student Association team to attend nationals. (district general funds and parent/student support)
- Approved a student trip for the Olathe North High School forensics team to attend nationals. (district general funds, building funds, and parent/student support)
- Approved the Olathe Head Start 2018-19 cost of living adjustment grant.
- Received information about future action items including a salary reimbursement agreement with KidsTLC, student trips, revisions to the Student Code of Conduct, bids for protective cases for Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, security access control system for Claire Learning Center, bids for choral robes for Olathe Northwest, and renewal of the social-emotional learning assessment resource.
- Received the end-of-year evaluation report on school site councils.
- Received the Head Start director’s monthly report.
- Held an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
The complete agenda is available online at BoardDocs.