Archive for Thursday, July 17, 2003

Board re-elects members

July 17, 2003

The Basehor-Linwood School Board re-elected its president and vice-president as well as appointed several various school officials to serve as representatives Monday, July 14 during its organizational meeting.

Kerry Muehler and Patrick Jeanin, the current school board president and vice-president, respectively, were re-elected Monday night to serve an additional term, school officials said.

The terms for the positions are one year and re-elected each July, school officials said.

"It's really just the will of the (school) board," said Jill Hackett, Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent.

The board also reappointed Don Swartz, school district director of facilities, as the freedom of information officer. Swartz will serve as a liaison in releasing and providing public information.

The school board also set its meeting schedule for the next year. A different wrinkle to the calendar is that the school board will host four of its meetings -- September, December, February and April -- at the combination elementary/middle school facility in Linwood.

In budget news, the school board will host public hearings on its proposed 2004 budget in August. The first of the meetings is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 4, and the final budget meeting is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

In other news, the school board:

  • Appointed the law firm of Lathrop and Gage as legal counsel.
  • Approved Clubine and Rettele for continued audit services.
  • Established employee travel, meal and lodging allowance.
  • Established substitute teacher daily pay rate of $85 per day for the first five days, $95 per day for the following 10 days and $110 per day thereafter.
  • Established bus regulations.
  • Appointed superintendent as authorized legal representative.
  • Approved signature plates for all checks.
  • Adopted annual waiver of General Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Established petty cash fund.
  • Approved out-of-state travel for students Josh Jones and Bobbi Strippling to Peoria, Ill., to receive scholarship awards.
  • Renewed facilities usage of Glenwood Ridge Elementary School for Trinity Lutheran.

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