BOE Meeting Recap - 11/08/21

BOE Meeting Recap - 11/08/21
Posted on 11/09/2021
USD 230 BOE Meeting Recap

The Spring Hill School Board of Education met November 8, 2021 at the District Administrative Center to discuss several items. The following are some important highlights from the meeting:

Audit Report

BOE Meetings Schedule Adjustments

Construction Updates

Reading Intervention Update


SHHS Orchestra Request

Audit Report:

Mr. Sean Gordon with GordonCPA presented an Audit Report to the Board. The district is required by law to have an independent audit done on an annual basis. There is a well-defined list of standards the auditors must follow while auditing the financial statements. There were no recommendations for the district and BOE which reflects highly on all parties involved in the process.

BOE Meetings Schedule Adjustments:

The Board approved two adjustments to the Board of Education meetings schedule with two 7 - 0 votes. These changes included the December 13 BOE meeting moving locations from SHHS to the DAC and the November 29 BOE work session start time moving to 6:00 pm. Click here for the BOE Meeting Schedule.

Construction Updates:

Director of Construction & Safety Tim Meek shared construction updates to the Board. His presentation included information on finalizing and closing out the Dayton Creek Elementary School project, the current status of the Middle School #3 project, closing out the District Administrative Center project, and the current status of the solar panel project. For images and additional detail, presentation slides are available on the BoardDocs website.

Reading Intervention Update:

Assistant Superintendent Brad Willson presented an update on the district’s reading intervention to the Board. Willson highlighted the reading growth on Kansas State Assessment from 2019-2021. The data that followed showed Fall 2021 assessment results using the FastBridge system, a set of reading and math assessments that teachers use to measure student learning. FastBridge scores help teachers to know what kind of teaching each student needs to help them grow, both individually and as part of the whole class. The district will be using the data to help guide efforts on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) effort from our Strategic Plan. Click here to view the presentation.


The Board recognized Morning Grange for their annual dictionary donation to the third grade students in our district. Dayton Creek Elementary, Prairie Creek Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Timber Sage Elementary and Wolf Creek Elementary all received donations for a grand total of 314 dictionaries.

The Board recognized Spring Hill’s 2023 Teacher of the Year award winners. This award recognizes the district's outstanding certified teachers who excel in the areas of student success, content expertise, innovation and service to the profession. The elementary Teacher of the Year is Adrienne Besler, third grade teacher at Timber Sage Elementary School. The secondary Teacher of the Year is Jessica Gazzano, art teacher at Woodland Spring Middle School.

SHHS Orchestra Request:

The Spring Hill High School Orchestral presented to the Board about an upcoming opportunity. The SHHS Orchestra discussed their group attending a competition next Spring at Winter Park, Colorado. The Board will bring back the request as an action item at a future meeting.

The complete agenda is available by visiting the BoardDocs website.

The complete meeting recording is available by visiting the USD 230 YouTube channel.