Wellington school board approves Matt Barton, Betty Zeka to board; plus other business

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Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down guest · 365 weeks ago as stated above “Lincoln Elementary Principal John Walton said his class sizes are up about 10 students per class”- This statement seems a bit stretched considering there are 2 classes per grade-that would mean roughly 20 more students per grade just for Lincoln!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down 20white92 · 365 weeks ago He said per class, not per classroom! Nice math skills though. Einstein Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down john Hannan · 365 weeks ago JP Buellesfeld would have been a great asset to the WRC Board. He has great experience including business analysis and raising money for many organizations at the University of Notre dame. He has had a great involvement in the University of notre dame Athletic Department. He has been a great contributor his entire life in many different ways to the University of notre dame Sorin society, University of notre dame Badin Guild and the Notre Dame Rockne Athletic Heritage Fund. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down WellingtonProud · 365 weeks ago Guest… What that statement went was “10 per class” and the class is considered the grade level… for example 1st grade had an additional 10 kids this year. Not per class. Seriously, out of the whole article, that’s what you picked out to comment about? No wonder you just have your name as “guest” instead of “uneducated citizen.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down ConcernedDad · 365 weeks ago David Peck and Bob White using their oh so amazing “power” again? Go figure. Good thing the rest of the board decided to use their brains to allow the WRC to make their own decisions instead of trying to boost their ego with moving people in and out like pawns. First you move teachers around if they tick you off or put them in positions you know they don’t want even after years of teaching and now you’re trying to jack up the WRC board? Come on Wellington, next time these two “gentlemen” are up for re-election we need to find to fresh and open-minded individuals to make these decisions for the city instead of making decisions to boost their egotistical male egos (no offense to all males, just the Harry & Lloyd of the school board). Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Concerned Dad · 365 weeks ago David and Bob just need to get their own TV show or soap opera so they can keep their drama contained to an hour TV show and you can tune in if you want to see some idiots making fools of themselves. Quit playing dirty on the school board and just go back to being farmers and stick to the dirt you guys know best. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Girlie Girl · 365 weeks ago Who the hell does that Mr. Peck think he is overruling the rec commission board? Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Girlie Girl again · 365 weeks ago Is this the same school board guy who had his campaign sign in the front yard of the superintendent’s yard? Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down NomorePeckinhere · 365 weeks ago Yeah that’s the same ol David Peck who put a sign in WEISS’ yard. Get Peck outta here! I’m seeing walmart greeter in his near future. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down onewitness · 365 weeks ago How can an appointed WRC board member serve one yr beyond their term and vote on decisions concerning citizians tax dollars,state statues governs this process of appointments to WRC, and their voting count as biding for that entire year!! Unless that board member had their own agenda to complete!! Comments made by GG & CD are correct concerning the BOE members ,they have their own vendettes concerning the WRC ( just look at past yrs & their voting on WRC issues) Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — After a split decision, the Wellington school board appointed two Wellington Recreation Commission members at its Thursday meeting at the administration building.Matt Barton will serve a four-year term with the rec board while Betty Zeka will serve a three-year term. The WRC, although acting independently of USD 353, is technically part of the school system’s umbrella.By a 4-2 vote, the school board took the recommendations of the WRC board and appointed Barton, currently serving on the board, and Zeka, who will be replacing Amy Jenkins.Wellington board member David Peck went against the WRC board recommendations and nominated J.P. Buellesfeld for the position instead of Barton. It was seconded by Bob White.WRC board member Hankie Holefelder was in the audience and addressed the school board urging it to go with Barton due to his accounting and board experience.“We are in the middle of a building project, and Matt has been such a part of that,” Holefelder said. “Even though we are bringing Betty Kay in, we’ll have two new members coming in midstream (if going with Buellesfeld). J.P. is a wonderful person. But for right now, Matt is the person we should stick with.”Wellington board president Jackie Berryman said the WRC Board had worked hard in the nomination process and that it should go with its recommendations.“We still have the power to appoint whomever we want to,” Peck said. “We still have a motion on the floor.”The motion failed 5-2. Board member Angie Ratcliff then nominated Barton. That motion passed 5-2.•••••New hirings: There were no resignations at USD 353 for this month.New hirings are as follows:•Sarah Garcia: Title 1 teacher at Lincoln Elementary.•Sara Osborne: WHS Physical Science.•Samantha Gandy: Eisenhower Special Education teacher.Zane Aguilar transferred from Roosevelt Education Center to kindergarten and first grade physical education for Lincoln and Eisenhower Elementary schools.•••••In other board news:•The board will hold a listening tour again this year. The dates will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, Nov. 20, Jan. 15, and April 16.•The board approved the purchase of playground equipment for Roosevelt School. This project is in conjunction with similar action from the Wellington City Council and Wellington Recreation Commission board of directors. The equipment will be set up by the city of Wellington.•On September 27, a group of 20 people associated with Moonlight Ghosts Hunts Inc. in Wichita wants to tour the old junior high school and search for more ghosts. The board gave its approval.•Gary Hassenflu has made another offer for the old junior high building. He had originally offered to purchase the building the year before to turn it into an apartment complex, but funding fell through. He was not in attendance Thursday so the board tabled the matter until next month. In the board packet, Superintendent Rick Weiss stated there is another prospective developer from Wichita who is also interested in the building.•USD 353 administrator Jerry Hodson reported both the high school and Kennedy roof leak problems are being addressed. After tests at the high school, it was determined that the leaking is not coming from the flat roof but somewhere in a wall. They will be also be putting a rubberized seal on the roof at Kennedy.•Hodson said technology wise, there have been several hiccups in the school’s conversion to a new computer system. First, the hardware came in late, and then there were several syncing issues with the school’s infrastructure. Hodson said, though, that new servers and access points will be set up next week and ready for the school year.•WHS Principal Dale Adams said enrollment went well but there were a lot of people still needing to get enrolled. Lincoln Elementary Principal John Walton said his class sizes are up about 10 students per class.•The board went into executive session for non-elected personnel.last_img

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