Board of Education Meeting Agenda • March 15 2021

Write-Up by Editor Rebecka Hoyt, Agenda from Board of Education

Please note that only the Board of Education Meeting Agenda is posted below. At the end of the agenda, click on the link to take you to more detailed minutes of the meeting. Also, the meeting minutes will not be published in each issue of The Buchanan Chronicle, but instead as they are available.

Begin Agenda:


THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 – 6:00 PM

A. Opening of Meeting by President

Description:  We welcome you to a meeting of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education. 

All regular meetings have been posted on our district website, in our central office, and in each district school building. Tonight’s agenda has been posted on our website and emailed out to the BCS Board of Education Community Subscription. Our school board members receive the agenda and all supporting documents for reports and action items several days prior to this scheduled meeting, so they can review information, prepare questions or comments, and are ready to participate fully in the discussions and votes that encompass the duties of their office. 

This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the school district’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. 

There is a time for regular public participation during the meeting as indicated in agenda item G. If you wish to make a presentation to the Board, please fill out the Google form located on our district website before item G on the agenda. This form opens for comment at the beginning of the meeting and is turned off once we get through the public comment section. You may also call into the meeting to speak by calling  405-498-2745; PIN: 374 679 547. The board will announce when we are ready for public comment, please un-mute yourself at that time.

Thank you for your support of Buchanan Community Schools!

B. Roll Call

C. Adoption of Agenda

D. Recognition of Visitors

E. Superintendent/Department Reports

E. I. Buck Staff Appreciation March Winner:

  • Chris Froelich, BHS Teacher

E. II. Buck Staff Appreciation March Nominees:

  • Amy Beck, Ottawa Teacher
  • Bobby Cauffman, BCS Operations Utility Staff
  • Brian Pruett, BHS Assistant Principal
  • David Garland, BMS Teacher
  • Jessica Leenhouts, Ottawa/Moccasin Teacher
  • Karin Falkenstein, BCS Special Education Supervisor
  • Kristine Rettig, Moccasin Teacher
  • Lisa Gregory, Moccasin Teacher
  • Melissa Seddon, Ottawa Teacher
  • Missy Lyon, BMS Teacher
  • Natasha Holesinger, Ottawa Teacher
  • Paula Witherow, BHS Teacher
  • Stacey DeMaio, BHS Principal

E. III. Board Updates:

  • BHS, BMS, Moccasin, Ottawa, Athletics/BVA/CTE, Special Education, Business Office, Operations, Food Service, Information Technology, Transportation and Assistant Superintendent 

F. Presentations

F. I. School Highlight

  • Mrs. Shelby Beasley, Buchanan Middle School Principal

F. II. Executive Team Updates

  • Phil Place, Director of Technology
  • Al Berget, Director of Operations Interim
  • Mark Kurland, Assistant Superintendent

G. Community Dialogue / Citizen’s Concerns

H. Adoption of Consent Agenda Items

I. Recommended Action – Other

I. I. BVA Graduation Certification

I. II. Petition for Early Graduation

I. III. NEOLA Second Reading

I. IV. Increase Substitute Teacher Pay

I. V. Performance Services

I. VI. Transportation GPS/Navigation/Student ID Check Install Approval

I. VII. Bus Lease

I. VIII. Transportation E-Z Routing Approval

I. IX. Transportation Power Gates Approval

I. X. Budget Amendment

J. Information/Reports & New Business

J. I. Hall of Fame 2021 Winners

  • Performance in School-Related Activities, 1985 Class “C” State Baseball Team
  • Contributions to Buchanan Community Schools, Lloyd Miller
  • Contributions to Society, James “Jim” Jesse

J. II. Facilities Planning Committee – March 2nd Meeting

J. III. Finance Committee – March 11th Meeting

K. Questions & Comments From Board Members

L. Next Board Meeting:

  • Monday, April 19th at 6:00pm

M. Adjournment

You may view the completed March 15, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes on the Buchanan Community Schools website here.

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