1 resolution will start ‘eminent domain’ procedures for acquiring needed property
By VICTORIA CALDERON
• Leader & Times
The USD No. 480 Board of Education will go over several important contracts and resolutions to prepare for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year at its meeting tonight.
The first items under new business on the agenda are Resolutions A-T. The resolutions are as follows:
A – sets the date, time and place of board meetings for 2014-15
B – designates banks as depositories for the funds of the school district
C – appoints the authorized representative of the district to direct the school lunch program
D – appoints the hearing officer for free and reduced price meal application appeals
E – appoints the authorized representative of the district to direct the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
F – appoints truancy officers for each attendance center
G – designates a school term for 2014-15
H – authorizes the Board Clerk to pay in advance of approval by the Board any claims against said district that provides for a discount for early payment of any claim in advance of approval by the Board
I – designates the school district employee responsible for coordinating compliance efforts and the hearing officer for complaints alleging violation of Title IX
J – authorizes the establishment of petty cash funds and who will administer them
K – rescinds all policy statements found in the minutes prior to June 2014 and adoption of the policy handbook as amended and kept by the Superintendent to govern this school district during the 2014-15 school year
L – establishes the mileage allowance rate for privately owned conveyances used for official school district purposes
M – adopts the District's Organizational chart for 2014-15
N – appoints Board representatives to committees/councils
O – designates the official publication for the district
P – appoints a freedom of information officer
Q – designates district administrators
R – resolution to waive GAAP requirements
S – appoints a hearing officer for a student’s appeal of a suspension or expulsion and
T – appoints a purchasing agent for the district.
The information regarding the resolutions can be found at www.usd480.net.
Another item of discussion will be Capturing Kids Hearts. According to the agenda, CKH sessions are in high demand. In order to meet this demand, the board will be asked to approve an additional training session for July 29 through 31.
The session will cost $24,800, which comes from a gift to the district specifically designated for CKH training
The final new item of business on the agenda will be Resolution 7-1-2014. The resolution was made to “proceed with the next step in the eminent domain process” for land the district is acquiring, according to the agenda.
The resolution provides a timeline for the process. The timeline starts with step one, which is: “A resolution is passed setting forth the land to be acquired and appointing a surveyor to provide a legal description.” This step has already been completed with Resolution 6-23-2014.
The other 11 out of 12 steps walk through the eminent domain process, from the actual surveying of the land to the court process of condemning the land to compensation if the condemnation is appealed.
All this and more will be discussed at 6:30 tonight in the Education Service Center.