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School Board may seek bond referendum
Master Plan resolution on USD 428 agenda
Terry Wiggers SJCF
SJCF Architect Terry Wiggers, shown in this file photo from a 2018 meeting at Park Elementary School, will be at Monday’s Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education Meeting to talk about the Master Plan for facilities. The school board is expected to approve a resolution for a bond referendum. - photo by Susan Thacker

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will be asked to approve a resolution for a bond referendum for building improvements when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

District administrators and members of a community task force have studied and proposed a long-term master plan for school facilities. The recommendation from the administration is for the board to proceed with a resolution to submit a bond referendum. Terry Wiggers with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture and Dustin Avey with Piper Jaffray’s public finance group be there to answer board questions.

Other new business on the agenda is the approval of 2019-2020 student insurance, approval of 2019-2020 Kansas Association of School Boards Risk Management contract, and the first reading of new board policies and policy revisions.

Additional items on the agenda are approval of the Bully Prevention Plan; a ROSE Award (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) to Dr. Sherri Brantley and recognition of Karen Shaner, Jane Isern and several local donors for the Perfect Attendance Bike Giveaway Program; setting fees for next year, including meal prices; and approval of the 2018-2019 mileage reimbursement for district parents, at 34 cents per mile. Eligibility for reimbursement is based completion of application of students residing 2.5 miles or more from the assigned attendance center and living outside the city limits of Great Bend but within the boundaries of the district.

There will be an executive session to discuss ratification of the negotiated agreement for teacher contracts. Acceptance of the negotiated agreement is also on the agenda, along with a pay adjustment for classified personnel, administrative contracts and personnel changes.