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  • Special Board Meeting, November 19, 2020 7:00PM

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/18/2020

    SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS  USD 439

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

     

    SPECIAL MEETING

     

     

    DATE/TIME:   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020; 7:00 P.M.

     

    LOCATION:  DUE TO COVID-19, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.   TO VIEW THE MEETING, PLEASE FIND ACCESS at: http://bit.ly/SedgwickYouTube

     

     

    * * * * *  A G E N D A  * * * * *

     

     

    1.   Call to Order

     

    1.   Update from Greg Tice, SPT, on Elementary HVAC

     

     III.  Determine the Appropriate Learning Option Level According to the USD

            439 Approved Safety and Operations Plan

     

    1. Adjournment
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  • Letter from Harvey County Health Department

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/16/2020

    November 16, 2020

    Dear USD 439 families:

    We continue to see COVID-19 cases within our school district and community. The below statement was released from Harvey County Health Department on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

    Harvey County Health Department resources are at capacity due to the number of COVID-19 cases throughout our area. You are requested to do the following:

    • If you have received notification that you tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate for ten (10) days from symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, your test date. A person who tested positive for COVID-19 will need to be in isolation for at least ten (10) days.
    • If you are a household contact (close contact) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, your quarantine will continue for fourteen (14) days once the positive person is released from isolation.
    • If you have been notified that you are a direct contact (close contact) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to quarantine for fourteen (14) days from your last exposure to the positive contact. Please consult with your local health care provider for evaluation and to determine if testing is recommended.

    A close contact is defined as the following:

    • Lives with the infected person or stayed overnight for at least one night in a house with the infected person.
    • Had direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (example: being coughed or sneezed on, kissed, contact with a dirty tissue, shared a drinking glass, food, towels, or other personal items).
    • A person that has participated in practicing or playing contact sports with a positive COVID-19 case. Contact sports involve more than occasional and fleeting contact and include such sports as football, basketball, rugby, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, boxing, and martial arts. Other sports may be included if social distancing, mask use, and other mitigation measures are not followed.
    • A person within six (6) feet of an infected person for ten (10) consecutive minutes.
    • If the infected person is coughing, sneezing, singing, shouting, or doing anything else that expels respiratory droplets that carry the virus into the air, or if there is close contact with more than one infected person, a person within ten (10) cumulative minutes in a 24-hour period may be considered a close contact.
    • A contact in an aircraft sitting within two seats (in any direction) of a person with COVID-19, travel companions or person providing care, and crew members serving in the section of the aircraft where the index case was seated (if severity of symptoms or movement of the case indicate more extensive exposure, passengers seated in the entire section or all passengers on the aircraft may be considered close contacts).

    For general COVID-19 questions, call 211.

    The health department is not a site for COVID-19 testing. If you need other services at the Harvey County Health Department, call 316-283-1637.

    Remember to stay home when you are sick, wash your hands, wear masks, and practice social distancing. The steps we take as a community are for our community. The only ones to benefit are your loved ones, your schools, and your community.

    I hope this information is helpful to each of your families during this very difficult time. Also, please continue to communicate all student illnesses to the appropriate building secretary and/or school nurse as we continue to track this during all learning environments (in-person, hybrid, remote).

    Sincerely,

    Kathryn Mosiman, RN

    School Nurse

    USD 439 - Sedgwick Public Schools

    KMosiman@USD439.com

    Phone: (316) 772-5604 Ext. 1804

    Fax: (316) 772-5294

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  • 439 INFORMER (school newspaper)

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/10/2020

    EXTRA, EXTRA!  It's here!  Please take a look at the Novemer 2020 school newsletter:  439 INFORMER

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  • November 9, 2020 Board Meeting

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/6/2020

    SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 439

    BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING – NOVEMBER

    DATE/TIME:  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020; 7:00 P.M.

    LOCATION:  DUE TO COVID-19, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE

    SEDGWICK HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS AREA AND VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.

    TO VIEW THE MEETING, PLEASE FIND ACCESS INFORMATION ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE AT WWW.USD439.COM.  

     * * * * * AGENDA * * * * *

     I.  CALL TO ORDER

     II.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

     

     III.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

    1. Approval of October 12, 2020 Regular BOE Meeting Minutes
    2. Approval of November 3, 2020 Special BOE Meeting Minutes
    3. Approval of Outstanding A/P Warrants in the Amount of $216,532.23
    4. Approval of Payroll in the Amount of $322,984.46 (October)
    5. Approval of October 31, 2020 Treasurer's Report

    IV.  PATRON COMMENTS

    V.  ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

    1. Elementary School and High School
    2. Central Office

    VI.  ITEMS FROM THE PAST FOR CONSIDERATION AND REVIEW    

    1. Policies for Final Reading:
    2. Chapter D (Fiscal Management)
    3.        Chapter E (Business Management)
    4. Chapter F (Facility Expansion Program)
    5. Board Vacancy Notice, Resolution - Position #4

     VII.  NEW BUSINESS

    1. Policies for First Reading:
    2. Chapter K (General Public Relations)
    3. Chapter L (Interorganization Relations)
    4. Chapter M (Relations with Other Educational Agencies)
    5. KASB Annual Conference Delegate
    6.         Safety & Operations Plan – Modification for Elementary Learning Environment during Level Orange
    7. Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Pause
    8. School Improvement Team (SIT) Board Representative
    9. Use of Facilities
    10. Winter Sports - COVID-19 Guidelines 

     VIII.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

    1. Non-elected Personnel Matters
    2. Student Matters
    3. Negotiations

     IX. PERSONNEL

     X.  MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

    1. Non-resident Student Application
    2. Board Comments

     XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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  • Level Yellow Questions and Answers

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/4/2020

    Now that USD 439 has moved into the Yellow Level, there will certainly be questions from parents and students.  We will answer your questions the best as we can here on our district website.    Please send your questions including technology concerns to support@usd439.com.  Check this website frequently to be able to view the most current questions and answers.

    Question:  Are their resources available if I am worried about my student social/emotional wellbeing?

    Answer:  Mrs. Lynch has provided a letter to students and parents that can be accessed at this LINK.  Other helpful resources are available at the KSDE website and is accessible through this LINK.

    Question: Will the lunches/breakfasts that are provided for the remainder of the week, during hybrid,  be what is listed on the menu or will they be alternate options?

    Answer:  Lunches for Thursday and Friday (November 5th & 6th) will follow the current menu.  Next week, lunches will be alternative lunches.  An updated menu will be provided as soon as possible.

    Question:  When and how often will the district's current level be reevaluated?

    Answer:  Since August, the Learning Options Committee has met weekly to review our county data.  This committee consists of parents, faculty, administrators, people from the health community, and board members.  This committee will continue to meet each week.  Now that we are at a higher level than Green, it is anticipated that our Board of Education will hold meetings every other week to determine to review our numbers, If numbers have stabilized, dropped, or increased the board will determine the most appropriate level.  This bi-weekly meeting is not set in concrete as this decision has not been officially made by the board as of yet.

     

    Question: How does this impact sports/ practices?  

    Answer:  At this time, moving to Level Yellow does not impact junior high and high school sports and practices.   During Level Yellow a cap may be placed on attendance.  The Kansas State High School Activity Association has set 50% capacities for all post season play for fall sports.  We followed these guidelines last week and the 505 capacity will  apply this Friday.  KSHSAA may have further guidelines  for winter activities as the season gets closer.

    Practices will continue after school as normal and will include all atheletes each day.  Safety guidlelines are crucial before, during and after practices.  Also, it is important for our students to understand that daily school attendance is required in order to practice and participate in activities.  This applies to on on-site learning days and remote days.   

      

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  • Special Board Meeting, November 3, 2020 7:00PM

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/3/2020

    Tonight's Board meeting can be viewed live at Sedgwick YouTube

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  • Special Board Meeting, November 3, 2020 7:00PM

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/3/2020

    SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS  USD 439

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    SPECIAL MEETING

    DATE/TIME:   TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020; 7:00 P.M.

    LOCATION:  DUE TO COVID-19, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.   TO VIEW THE MEETING, PLEASE FIND ACCESS INFORMATION ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE AT WWW.USD439.COM.  

    * * * * *  A G E N D A  * * * * *

    I.  Call to Order

    II.  To determine the appropriate Learning Option Level according to the USD 439 approved Safety and Operations Plan.

    III.  Adjournment

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  • October 2020 - SHS Newsletter

    Posted by Larry Roth on 10/5/2020
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  • Food Service Program Press Release

    Posted by Larry Roth on 9/15/2020

    Press Release 9-15-2020

    Sedgwick USD 439 is excited to announce that per Board action, ALL students enrolled at Sedgwick USD 439 will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture order. This program begins today Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and will run through Thursday, December 22, 2020 or until federal funding expires.
     
    We know many of you will have questions.  Here are a few questions you may have:
     
     
    Q, Will I be reimbursed for meals my students purchased prior to September 15th?      
     
    A. No, this free program does not become effective until September 15, 2020.

    Q, My student has money in their lunch account, will I be reimbursed?   

    A. No, the balance will remain in your family’s meal account for future use.  As stated, the program will end at the conclusion of the fall semester OR when funds are expired. 

    Because the district enures a fee when a credit card is used to pay for lunches, the fee may be deducted from the reimbursement to parents if a credit card was used to make the payment.

    Q. My family qualified for free or reduced meals last school year and I have not yet completed a new application for this year, do I still need to complete an application?

    A. Families are asked to complete a new application (available on usd439.com under Food Service) as soon as possible for this school year.  When you have a completed, approved meal application on file, the transition from this free program back to the regular meal program will be much easier.

    Q, Will JH/HS students still be able to purchase ala-carte items? 

    A.  Yes, JH students may be able to purchase an extra milk and HS students may purchase ala-carte items at the regular price?

    Additional questions can be sent to foodservice@usd439.com 

    We want to thank all of our families here at USD 439 - Sedgwick Public Schools for your participation in our food service program. We hope this new program offers you peace of mind during this unprecedented time. will have questions and we’re here to help answer those at any time.  

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  • September 14, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 9/14/2020

    SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 439

    BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER

    DATE/TIME:  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020; 7:00 P.M.

    PLACE:  SEDGWICK HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS AREA

     

    * * * * * AGENDA * * * * *

     I.   CALL TO ORDER

    II.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    III.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

    A.  Approval of August 10, 2020 Regular BOE Meeting Minutes

    B.  Approval of August 10, 2020 Budget Hearing Minutes

    c.  Approval of August 19, 2020 Special BOE Meeting Minutes

    D.  Approval of August 27, 2020 Special BOE Meeting Minutes

    E.  Approval of Outstanding A/P Warrants in the Amount of $227,738.54

    F.  Approval of Payroll in the Amount of $72,322.79 (August)

    G.  Approval of August 31, 2020 Treasurer's Reports

    H.  Approval of September 9, 2020 PDC Minutes

     IV.  PATRON COMMENTS

     V.  ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

    A.  Elementary School and High School

    B.  Central Office

     VI.  ITEMS FROM THE PAST FOR CONSIDERATION AND REVIEW     

               A.  Policies for Final Reading, Chapter G (Personnel)

     VII.  NEW BUSINESS

    A.  2019-2020 Audit Report – Vonda Brecheisen, CPA, Knudsen Monroe & Co.

    B.  Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Waiver

    C.  Library Services 

    D.  Permission to Dispose of Obsolete Items

    E.  Resolution #9-14-20-1, Property Taxation Policy and Financing 2020-2021 USD 439 Budget

    F.  Policies for First Reading, Section I (Instructional Programs)

    G. Staff Congratulations

     VIII.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A.  Non-elected Personnel Matters

    B.  Student Matters

    C.  Negotiations

     IX.  PERSONNEL

    A.  Accept Resignation

    B.  Employ Additional Classified Staff

    C.  Paraprofessional

    D.  Substitute Van Driver

     X.  MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

    A.  2020-2021 Non-resident Student Applications

    B.  Early Graduation(s)

    C.  Board Comments

    XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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