At June Board Meeting, USD 410 Honors Retiring Superintendent

The USD 410 Board of Education awarded Superintendent Max Heinrichs with a plaque and a gift at the conclusion of its June 13 meeting in honor of his pending retirement. Jared Jost, the board’s president, said, “Max, we as a board want to thank you for six years of being superintendent here at USD 410.” This has been one of the most difficult periods in school history – sorry, COVID. Thank you for everything you’ve done.

Personnel

The board moved into an executive session for personnel around ten minutes after the meeting was called to commence. After returning to the open session, the board said:

Russell Bennett, USD 410 information technology assistant/route bus driver, Connie Beavers, Hillsboro Elementary School afternoon crunch supervisor, Katelyn Seaman, HES half-day pre-school classroom aide, and Megan Daniels, HES full-day preschool aid, were all unanimously (6-0, with Tim Kaufman absent) approved to resign from their positions.

Diane Litwiller, HES third-grade classroom aide, will be paid $11.35 per hour, seven hours per day, for 173 days per year, effective August 12; Rustyn Kerbs, HES preschool classroom aide, will be paid $13.25 per hour, eight hours per day, for 175 days per year, effective August 15; and Lisa Mayfield, HES kindergarten classroom aide, will be paid $13.25 per hour, eight hours per day, for 175 days per year, effective August 15.

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Administrative assistant at HES, earning $14 per hour, working 32 hours per week; custodian at Hillsboro Middle/High School Anthony Epp, earning $13.25 per hour for eight hours per day, 175 days per year, Jennifer Moss; and, pending a background check, Jonathan Douglas, HMHS part-time custodian (fo) for the 2022-23 school year.

  • A list of 64 more contracts for the 2022-23 school year was authorized with a vote of 6-0.
  • A motion to abolish the part-time preschool all-day classroom aide positions was adopted with a vote of 6-0 by the council.
  • Raine Harman and Brittany Baum have been appointed to replace her as of May 18.

The board of directors:

Two preschool classrooms at HES will benefit from a collaborative effort with USD 418 (McPherson) and the Marion County Special Education Cooperative for the 2022-23 school year. Supreme Floor Company’s cheapest bid of $38,950 was authorized 6-0 to replace the HMHS commons’ old vinyl tile, cove foundation, and entryway tile with new vinyl.

The district’s cell phones are no longer used, and the fair market value of the phone will be added to the taxable income of the employees who take the offer, according to the 6-0 vote. All school sites will have additional protection following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, according to board member and Hillsboro chief of police Jessey Hiebert. More specifics will be provided at a later date.

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There will be a budget hearing at noon on Tuesday, June 28, a non-public teacher negotiations meeting on July 6, and a special board meeting with Gary Sechrist, Kansas Association of School Boards, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, to discuss superintendent expectations and goals. The board’s regular meeting is scheduled for July 11 at 7 p.m. The district office will be the location of all meetings.

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