- Olathe Public Schools
6-10-19 — Multiple Students among Board Recognitions
June 10, 2019 ~ The June 6 Olathe Board of Education meeting began with recognition of a valued community partner, perfect ACT score, statewide honors for schools, outstanding student-athletes, and others. (details below)
The only presentation to the board was Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Jim McMullen’s proposed boundary adjustment for Regency Place and Tomahawk elementary schools. Due to the size and continued growth of Regency Place in 2006, a vacant area southwest of the school was placed into the Tomahawk boundary area. The board authorized that proactive move because development of the land was possible and Regency Place was near capacity. Now growth and enrollment at Regency Place have stabilized and administrators propose moving the area back into Regency Place’s boundaries. This will be an action item for the board’s July meeting.
- Johnson County Mental Health is a valued community partner. Their support to Johnson County residents with therapists, training, family and student support and suicide prevention promotes the mental health and well-being of our students and families.
- Savindu Buluwana of Olathe North High School earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
- Manu Sripathi of Regency Place Elementary School represented the district in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
- Fairview Elementary School and physical education teacher Christina Murphy received the Model School Gold Award from the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
- Central, Fairview, Ridgeview, Washington and Westview elementary schools, along with Indian Trail Middle School, received 2018 Challenge Awards from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force.
- Emily Bachelor of Olathe East High School is the 6A state girls diving champion.
- Jacob Vermillion of Olathe East is the 6A state boys 800-meter run champion.
- Cade Heikes of Olathe North is the 6A state boys 1600-meter run champion.
- The Olathe Northwest High School boys 4x800 meter relay team of Braeden Beard, Bret Beard, Andrew Tracy and Cole Morris won the 6A state championship title.
- Jaleesa McWashington of Olathe Northwest is the 6A state girls 300-meter hurdles and girls long jump champion.
- Madeline Righter of Olathe Northwest is the 6A state girls high jump champion.
In other business, the board:
- Approved a consent agenda including meeting minutes, reports, student trips, elementary language arts reading intervention system, curriculum resources, instructional materials, Olathe Head Start operating procedures, and textbooks.
- Approved the 2019-20 KidsTLC salary reimbursement agreement.
- Approved a contract to sell 23 acres of land south of Manchester Park Elementary School.
- Approved the annual licensing renewal for the district’s substitute management and employee evaluation software. (general fund)
- Approved a contract with New Teacher Center to support early childhood classrooms. (cost covered by a LiNK grant through Kansas State Department of Education)
- Approved the annual licensing renewal for Nearpod Software for three years. (general fund)
- Approved a three-year contract with Instructure/Mastery Connect. (cost covered by a LiNK grant and capital outlay)
- Approved licensing and support for Blackboard communications software. (general fund)
- Approved licensing and support for School Dude work order ticketing system. (general fund)
- Approved the purchase of ClassLink Management Software. (general fund)
- Approved the bid for milk-based products and 100 percent juice for the 2019-20 school year. (food service fund)
- Approved change orders in excess of $20,000 for track repair at California Trail Middle School. (2016 Bond)
- Accepted the bid for abatement of the existing floor tile in the Olathe South High School auditorium. (capital outlay)
- Approved a permanent water line and temporary construction easement for the City of Olathe’s Marion Street water line replacement supporting Fairview Elementary.
- Approved the district’s general liability insurance policies for 2019-20, including workers’ compensation, property liability, general school liability, crime liability, fiduciary liability, other liability, and third-party administrator fees. (general fund and special liability fund)
- Approved annual contracts for on-call carpet installation and on-call resinous flooring. (capital outlay and other funding on a project-by-project basis)
- Approved the recommendation to purchase weight room equipment for Olathe Northwest. (capital outlay)
- Approved the purchase and installation of audio visual equipment for Canyon Creek Elementary School. (capital outlay)
- Approved the subscription renewal for the Measure of Academic Progress assessment tool. (Learning Services assessment budget and College Now budget)
- Approved the purchase of furniture to outfit one classroom as each high school for instructional resource coaches. (capital outlay)
- Approved the bid to replace aging desktop computers in the AutoCAD labs.(general fund)
- Approved three student trips for this summer.
- Received information about future action items including student trips, reading and math software and curriculum, curriculum, Regency Place boundary adjustment, various bids, renewal of social emotional learning assessment, schedule for fall 2019 HVAC replacement project bids, replacement automated external defibrillators, replacement choral music risers and shell at Olathe North, bids for replacement band and orchestra concert band uniforms, and renewal of curriculum software.
- Received the 2018-19 site council survey results.
- Received the Head Start director’s monthly report.
- Held executive sessions to discuss non-elected personnel and approved the superintendent’s contract renewal.
- Held an executive session to talk about approve a land purchase.
- Held an executive session to discuss employer-employee negotiations.