A lease agreement is yet to be established between the City of Florence and Marion County Special Education Cooperative.
At the July 28 meeting, board members heard from director Chris Cezar that he had met with Florence Mayor Greg Winn for preliminary discussion and another meeting will be held between the two officials to discuss a lease agreement.
USD 408 sold the OASIS and CLASS buildings to the City of Florence with the understanding that the special education program could remain in the buildings. The school district retained ownership of the administration building.
In other business:
- A contract with Abrahams Construction for wiring at OASIS was approved.
- Classified staff appointments were approved for Amy Pagenkopf, Margaret Pippin, Amanda Regrut, Kurtis Bowman, Becky Soyez, Megan (Soyez) Brown, and Margaret Bennett. Certified staff appointment for Kurt Herrel was approved.
- Classified staff resignations were from Nancy Rogers, Doug Taylor, and Delores Rosfeld.
- Debra Geis, representing USD 410, was elected chairman and Lyle Leppke, representative of USD 408, was elected vice chairman.
- Becky Savage was appointed board clerk; Kaye Darrow, board treasurer; Jane Dorsey, deputy clerk; and Helen Duerksen, deputy treasurer.
- Duerksen was appointed as KPERS representative and flexible benefit plan representative, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Cezar was appointed as Section 504 monitor.
- Linda Mitchell and James Beasley were appointed as special education due process hearing officers.
- Other appointments were Marion County Record as the official newspaper, Agler & Gaeddert as financial auditors, and John B. Klenda as attorney.
- Mileage reimbursement of $.585 per mile was approved.
- The board entered two executive sessions to discuss personnel with Cezar for a total of 15 minutes. There were no decisions when the board returned to open session.
- The next board meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the administration building, Florence.