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Carter to continue as board president
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Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education President Joyce Carter

Here is a summary of other action taken Monday at the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:
• Joyce Carter was elected to continue as board president, and Chris Umphres to continue as vice president.
• The depository for district funds follows a two-year rotation. As of July 2016, active accounts are with First Kansas Bank; direct deposits, Farmers Bank and Trust; idle funds, with bank(s) within the district that will pay the public fund rate and have a Kansas charter.
• Official District Newspaper, Great Bend Tribune.
• The mileage rate for approved travel for district employees will be 54 cents. This follows the state rate, which was 57 cents last year.
• 2016-2017 substitute teacher pay remains unchanged at $100 per day and $50 per half-day.
• Eisenhower staff members Jessica Nelson and Hannah Degenhardt received board approval to submit a Westar grant application for $1,537 plus taxes and shipping. The grant, “Assessing the World Through Technology for Students with Different Abilities,” if awarded, would enable the purchase of three iPad Air 2 units plus accessories.
• Administrators saw their monthly allowance for cell phones/data increase from $40 to $60.
• In discussing the budget timeline, it was noted that Barton County did not meet the July 1 deadline to supply assessed valuations. Aug. 15 is the planned date for the district budget hearing; the budget is due in Topeka on Aug. 25.
• The board learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will use the Jefferson Elementary School building this week for training.
• Personnel: Accepted the resignation of Angela Tremain, sixth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. Accepted the appointments of Katrina Aumiller, music teacher at Jefferson; Belinda Jones, sixth grade teacher at Jefferson; Jeff Jones, physical education teacher at Eisenhower Elementary; and Lindsay Mazouch, instructional technology coach at Lincoln Elementary.
• Lincoln Elementary Literacy Coach Miriam Buckley asked to address the board. She would like to resign and accept a teaching position in Luray, where she lives. She recently had a baby, and she and her husband were unsuccessful in their quest to buy a home in Great Bend. No board action was taken on her request Monday.