OKs new lockers for high school
President Lori Yelken called the regular meeting of the board of education for USD No. 107 to order at 7 p.m. last Monday. Those present were Janelle Greene, Todd Mauerhan, Lori Yelken, Lori Slate, Kenny Mizner, Nadine Smith, Bob Roush, Sam Meyers, Karol Roadhouse, Kelly Iman, Brenden Wirth and Jennifer Urbaniak.
Lori Slate moved, seconded by Todd Mauerhan, to approve the FBLA travel request for two Suburbans, a fuel card and the standard $1,000 contribution for national competition in Baltimore, Md., this summer. Motion passed 5-0.
Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to support up to $10,000 for the band instrument request presented. The quote is for $18,030 and Ms. Elbracht, band director, is working on writing a grant that will hopefully offset the rest of the cost. Motion passed 6-0.
Bob Roush, facilities and transportation director, discussed maintenance and transportation with the board.
Roush had a quote from Kansas Contract Design for $49,325 to replace all lockers at the high school and add 28 lockers at the elementary building. The junior-senior high lockers would be hammered black and the elementary lockers would be cardinal red. The quote includes assembly, delivery and installation of the high school lockers and assembly and delivery of the elementary lockers. Brenden Wirth moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to accept the bid. Motion passed 5-1.
Roush had three quotes for a pickup for transportation and maintenance use: Alexander Motors for a 2018 fleet Chevrolet regular cab 4x4 pickup for $28,311; Alexander Motors for a 2018 fleet Chevrolet double cab 4x4 for $28,922; and Gary Gross Truck and Accessories for a 2004 Chevrolet regular cab 4x4 with service body and snow plow with mounts and wiring for $16,400. Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Kenny Mizner, to approve the quote from Gary Gross Truck and Accessories for $16,400. Motion passed 6-0.
Roush presented a request to purchase a sweeper and floor cleaner for the tile floors with grout at the high school for $11,294. Lori Slate moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to accept the quote from SWPlus for $11,294 for the sweeper and cleaner. Motion passed 6-0. Bob Roush presented two quotes for summer painting at both buildings. District will provide the paint. The first bid was from Brenda Garman for $18,792.47; the second was from Spencer Mohler for $5,500. Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Kenny Mizner, to approve the bid from Spencer Mohler for $5,500. Motion passed 6-0.
Sam Meyers presented a quote from Eaton Enterprises for redoing the long jump pits at the track. The bid for all three pits including concrete work is $5,500. Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to accept the bid. Motion passed 5-0.
Lori Slate moved, seconded by Janelle Greene, to enter into executive session. Nadine Smith and Sam Meyers were invited into executive session. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 11:49 p.m. Janelle Greene moved, seconded by Kenny Mizner, to accept the resignation from Jenae Ryan, high school cheer sponsor, effective at the end of this school year. Motion passed 5-0.
Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session to discuss employer-employee negotiations. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 12:02 a.m.
Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session to discuss employer-employee negotiations. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 12:12 a.m.
Janelle Greene moved, seconded by Todd Mauerhan, to enter into executive session at 12:12 a.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 12:17 a.m.
Lori Slate moved, seconded by Todd Mauerhan, to enter into executive session to discuss employer-employee negotiations. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 12:24 a.m.
Todd Mauerhan moved, seconded by Lori Slate, to enter into executive session at 12:24 a.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations. Motion passed 5-0. The board returned to open session at 12:34 a.m. No action resulted from this executive session.
The next regular meeting of the USD No. 107 School Board will be at 7 p.m. on May at the district office in Mankato.
Drug Take Back Week to be held in Jewell County
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Week addresses a crucial
public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National
Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled
prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused
prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often
from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA's Take Back Day event provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addition and overdose deaths. National Take Back Week is April 23 through April 29. Take unused medications to the Jewell County Sheriff's office for proper disposal.
There will be a drop off location April 27 at the Jewell Apartments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Frank Vandeveer, who was a member of the 249th basic training class, was one of 58 new law enforcement officers who graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Yoder March 30. Frank is a deputy with the Jewell County Sheriff's Department.
The graduates, who began their training Dec. 11, represented 43 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, the state's law enforcement licensing authority. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and hands-on applications help train officers to solve the increasingly complex problems they face in the line of duty.
Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, the center trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas and oversees the training of the remaining officers at seven authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.
About 300 officers enroll annually in KLETC 14 week basic training programs. The center offers continuing education and specialized training to over 10,000 Kansas officers each year.
Commissioners approve heating and AC system for sheriff's office
The Jewell County Board met Monday with commissioners Keith
Roe, Steve Greene and Mark Fleming present. Carla J. Waugh, county
clerk, was also present for the meeting.
Commissioners reviewed the monthly activity report provided by Travis Garst, Solid Waste Director.
Minutes of the April 9 meeting were approved.
Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed operations. The commissioners and sheriff reviewed the quotes for mini split heating and cooling system in the sheriff's office: Quality Heating and Cooling L.L.C Lennox - $9,255; Tebow Plumbing Co., Inc. Mitsubishi - $9,160.12; Mankato Plumbing Fujitsu - $9,871. Commissioners approved the quote from Mankato Plumbing for $9,871 with one outdoor unit and three indoor units.
Joel Elkins, General Superintendent, discussed snow removal. Joel said the bids for the dump truck will be sent out soon. He discussed purchasing a slightly used mower from Sellers. The commissioners discussed road concerns.
Darrell Miller, county attorney, discussed statutes pertaining to temporary notes.
The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m.
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