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USD 408 raises fees for 2011

The USD 408 Board of Education raised fees for the 2011 school year Thursday.

Breakfast prices increased from $1.25 to $1.35 for kindergarten through sixth grade, $1.50 to $1.60 for seventh through twelfth grade, and $1.90 to $2 for adults.

Lunch prices were increased from $1.75 to $1.95 for kindergarten through sixth grade, $2 to $2.20 for seventh through twelfth grade, and $2.90 to $3.10 for adults.

Reduced-priced meal prices are set by the state at 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast and will not change. Students receiving free meals will still receive those meals at no charge.

The district also increased enrollment fees, sometimes called book rental fees, from $30 to $35. Board member Sarah Cope voted against the fee increase.

The board members approved a 51 cent per mile reimbursement policy.

After a 20-minute executive session, the board approved hiring Danny Maddox for a maintenance position. He will be paid $11.50 an hour.

Jane King was hired as a part-time nurse. Leiker said her pay has not been set because her hours have not been negotiated.

Leiker proposed new policy changes for the district to be voted on at the board’s next meeting Aug 16.

Most of the changes were minor except for a concussion policy, required by Kansas House Bill 2182. With the policy, if an athlete leaves a field of play with concussion symptoms, the athlete cannot practice or compete until they are cleared by a doctor.

Marion High School football coach Grant Thierolf’s previous concussion policy was to hold a player out for the rest of a contest if they exhibited concussion symptoms. Football is the sport with the most danger of concussions.

Most board members and district employees retained their roles from 2010.

Chris Sprowls remains board president, Cope vice president, Becky Summerville district clerk, her designated substitute Deb Shipman, and treasurer Martin Tice.

Lyle Leppke will continue as USD 408’s representative for special education, Cope will represent the board with the District School Improvement Team, and Jan Helmer will be the technology excellence in education representative.

The school attorney will be Chris Costello.

A school year length of 1,116 hours was approved with the consent agenda.

Last modified July 21, 2011

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