Posted Date: 05/11/2018
Points of Emphasis for next year:
Soft skills for use in real world (KESA)
On April 3rd a team of trained experts chosen by us visited our school to analyze our progress on the new KESA (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation) educational plan put forth by the Kansas State Department of Education. Our DLT (District Leadership Team) presented our progress made this year and received input from this team of experts (Outside Validation Team) as to how we are doing and point us in the proper direction if needed. The OVT team gave us very positive feedback and indicated that Bucklin is well ahead of most small schools on this front. The goal of the KESA program is to help schools provide a more all-encompassing education designed to help students become more successful in their real world after high school.
Phase 1 of the Library transformation will begin this summer with a ‘weeding out’ process that will remove unused books and recode as necessary. We are also ordering about $10,000 of software and technology tools that will provide our kids with cutting edge development opportunities. The “Bowling for Butch” foundation, coordinated by Chambre Breuer, has committed to donating the funds raised at this year’s event to the Bucklin school library refurbish project. The board has agreed to match funds donated by the “Bowling for Butch” foundation up to a maximum of $20,000.
We purchased a 16 seat handicap accessible bus as part of the regular transportation rotation schedule. This rotation keeps us balanced and on schedule with our vehicle’s. Having another handicap available vehicle will also help with Title IV compliance. Also, any bus 16 seat and under capacity does not require a CDL, which is always a significant benefit in any school district.
Several projects are in the final stages of planning and processing including:
Possible agenda items at future board meetings include: The next board meeting will be June 11th.
Financial: Updated 5-1 17-18 16-17
Budget 2,789,000 2,850,000
Expenses 1,855,000 1,815,000
Cap Outlay ` 405,000 441,000
Cap Outlay Expenses 168,000 86,000
Contingency 370,000 126,000
Capital outlay is money a school spends to purchase a fixed asset. Fixed assets are, property, plant and equipment. Contingency is basically our savings account. The debt that we are carrying stems from last year’s HVAC/windows project in the elementary wing.
Suburban/Small Bus 55,000
Facilities ‘fix it’ project 50,000
QZAB (Debt) Payment 47,000
Technology Requisition 20,000
Paint shop/storage building 20,000
Foundation donation match 20,000
Supplies Requisition 15,000
Technology update 13,000
Sand/Refinish back gym 5,000
Softball/Baseball startup 30,000
New camera/entry system 20,000
New copy/printer/cloud storage 10,000
Time/attendance software 4,000
Major items for upcoming consideration: (5 yr plan)
New windows and HVAC replacement in rest of original brick building.
School/Community fitness facility.
Eventually a new track.