BOE Meeting Recap - 12/13/21

BOE Meeting Recap - 12/13/21
Posted on 12/14/2021
USD 230 BOE Meeting Recap

The Spring Hill School Board of Education met December 13, 2021 at the District Administrative Center to discuss several items. The following are some important highlights from the meeting:

KASB Support Services

County Mask Mandate

Driver’s Education Fees

Public Participation


SHHS Orchestra Request

175th & Lindenwood Property

KASB Support Services:

Spring Hill School District Superintendent Dr. Wayne Burke announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Click here to hear Burke’s remarks. Upon his retirement, he will have served 32 years in education, 22 years in USD 230 and 7 years as a superintendent. Click here for the full story.

District Attorney Greg Goheen discussed utilizing KASB Support Services with the Board. KASB Support Services would provide the district with assistance in our superintendent search. The Board, with a 7 - 0 vote, will hold a special meeting on December 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to take action on selecting a firm to guide the superintendent search process. This meeting is open to the public, but will not be broadcast on YouTube.

County Mask Mandate:

The Board discussed the county mask mandate that is currently in place. Ali Seeling, board member, shared that she and 31 other local elected officials wrote a letter to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (JoCo BOCC) regarding the mandate. Seeling noted that since the letter was sent, a positive response was received back; there is a plan for the health order to be discussed at the 12/16 JoCo BOCC meeting. Click here to hear the full discussion.

Driver's Education Fees:

The summer of 2021 was the fifth year the district utilized its own district fleet for driver’s education. Revenues continue to exceed expenditures. Neighboring districts with driver's education programs have not increased their fees over the past few years, and USD 230 does not see a need to increase either. It is recommended the Board keep driver's education fees the same for the summer of 2022. This item will be brought back as an action item at the 1/10/22 meeting.

Public Participation:

One individual spoke during the public participation portion of the 12/13 meeting. The topic covered was the consistency of the mask mandate. Click here to view the meeting’s public participation.


Superintendent Dr. Burke introduced the members of the Superintendent/Student Advisory Council to the Board. Members of the SAC shared topics they have discussed in meetings. Those included were:

  • Spring Hill High School - Principal Marc Williams, Coral Callen (12), Logan Kilbey (11), Marlee Saxon (12), Brynna Pierson (9)*, Hunter Van Fleet (10)*

*Not Present

  • Spring Hill Middle School - Principal Trevor Goertzen, Hadley Booze (8), Quorynn Harris (8)

  • Woodland Spring Middle School - Principal Rod Sprague, Counselor Amy Wells, Eli Sprague (8), Rian Falkenrath (8)

Monday’s board meeting served as Jason Winbolt’s last regularly scheduled meeting with the USD 230 Board of Education. Board President Doug Updike recognized Winbolt for eight years of service as a board member and the Board Vice President. Updike commended Winbolt’s dedication to the stakeholders of Spring Hill School District. Click here to hear Winbolt’s remarks.

SHHS Orchestra Request:

The Spring Hill High School Orchestra Director Nusret Ozakinci presented to the Board about an upcoming opportunity at the 11/8 meeting. The group previously discussed attending a competition next Spring at Winter Park, Colorado. The SHHS organization did not ask for any district funds for this trip. The Board approved the trip request with a 7 - 0 vote.

175th & Lindenwood Property:

Inspired Homes contacted the district to discuss Lindenwood Road construction on the property the district owns at 175th St. & S Ridgeview Rd. They are currently under contract to purchase the property east of the district property. Inspired Homes is planning to start development on the S MurLen Rd. side and work their way West. They are currently developing a phasing plan with the City of Olathe and are asking that Lindenwood be built after year two or later of their project. Inspire Homes does, however, need to get the design finalized to meet Olathe's design requirements for the entire area. A full copy of the plans are available on the BoardDocs website.

The district plans to work with DLR Group and/or RIC, a civil engineering firm, to coordinate the Lindenwood design with Inspired Homes to ensure the district's interests are protected as part of the design. Once the design, budget and timeline are established, a recommendation to fund our portion of this project will be provided.

The complete agenda is available by visiting the BoardDocs website.

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