By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R
A new board president and vice president were elected and other beginning of the fiscal year actions taken during Monday’s meeting of the Central Plains USD 112 Board of Education.
Dawn Dolezal of Dorrance was elected board president, and Ron Etchison of Holyrood was elected vice president. Diane Nye was appointed board clerk, with Bobbi Crowe appointed as deputy clerk. Darlene Lank was appointed board treasurer.
Michelle Brokes of Wilson, Richard Rugan of Claflin and Jerry Bieberle of Bushton, who were elected to serve on the board in April, officially took their seats.
In other business:
• The following appointments were made: John Sherman, board attorney; Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter, official weekly newspaper; Great Bend Tribune, official daily newspaper; Bobbi Crowe, food service representative and hearing officer; Jane Oeser, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII coordinator; Brian Smith, 504 coordinator; the building principals were designated truant officers for their respective schools; Diane Ney, KPERS representative; Steve Woolf, Asbestos Hazard Emergency Responce person and Freedom of Information Officer; Ron Etchison, board member to the Governmental Relations Network; Cherlyn Maier, board representative to the Professoinal Development Committee.
• The board set the regular board meeting time, date and place as 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Central Plains Elementary School in Holyrood, authorized cash funds and set limits for each school, approved the generally accepted accounting principals waiver, approved a 1,116 hour school year, set district mileage reimbursement at 50 cent per mile for staff and 37 cents per mile for parents; approved Ney signing purchase orders in Woolf’s absence, authorized early payment of claims, authorized the securing of milk bids, approved a home rule resolution, and approved a wind turbine grant resolution of acceptance to erect a wind turbine at Central Plains High School in Claflin.
• Woolf thanked the Wilson City Council for lowering the water rate at the Wilson High School practice football field. The rate is now 10 percent over the cost to produce the water.
• Woolf said the old USD 354 district office in Claflin is almost cleaned out, and progress is being made on the old USD 328 office in Lorraine. Woolf said plans are to have the new USD 112 district office up and running at CPES Aug. 1.
• Formation of a dance team at CPHS was approved by consensus as an out of school function.
• The purchase of spirit flags and a breakthrough banner for CPHS were approved.
• The next meeting of the Central Plains USD 112 Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at CPES, Holyrood.