September 30, 2008 – 10:00 a.m. • Indian Hill Golf Course Club House, Chapman
The KAMSA Board of Directors Meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on September 30, 2008 by President Doug Baber at the Indian Hill Golf Course Club House, Chapman.
Directors present: Doug Baber (President), Randy Oliver (President Elect), John Sanborn (Executive Director), Rob Sattler (Dist. 1), Kristin Ellis (Dist. 2), Rick Riffel & Tavis Desormiers (Dist. 3), Mike McDermeit & David Reiser (Dist. 4), Ron Wilson & Ferrell Miller (Dist. 5), George Leary & Bruce Krase (Dist. 6), Dave Zumwalt (Dist. 7), Steve Fleer & Jerry Meier (Dist. 8), Matt Meek & Tony Heward (Dist. 9), Randy Heatherly (Dist. 10), Jim Krone & Mike Maurer (Past Presidents), Ray Tucker (KFLA and University Liaison) and Bruce Hurford, Chuck Golladay, Jill Dickerson & Amber Hundley.
Directors absent: Robb Ross (Dist. 1), Tammie Sabata (Dist. 2), Ildo Martins (Dist. 7), Brad Miner (Dist. 10), Steve Woolf & Dave Novack (Past Presidents), Karla Denny (KSDE Liaison), Cheryl Semmel (USA Liaison).
Bruce Hurford, Chapman Middle School Principal, was invited to the meeting to talk about how Chapman Middle School was dealing with problems brought about by the June 11, 2008 tornado.
Minutes of the June KAMSA BOD meeting and Treasurers report were approved. Motion made by Steve Fleer and seconded by Bruce Krase (minutes) and Rick Riffel and seconded by Mike Maurer (treasurers). As of September 29 the KAMSA checking account was $4,591, savings account $2,618, and certificate of deposit $6,718. The date for the Winter KAMSA Board of Directors meeting will be Wednesday, January 28, 2009. The meeting will be held in Wichita at 2:00 p.m. This will be followed by a “Hospitality Hour” at 3:30 p.m.
Doug Baber will represent KAMSA as part of the Kansas Teacher of the Year Selection Committee on October 17.
Spring news articles are to be sent to President Doug Baber by October 31, 2008. Directors from the “odd” districts are responsible for the articles.
The Administrator of the Year Committee chaired by President-Elect Randy Oliver and members Steve Fleer and Bruce Krase. will inform the membership of the selections later this month.
A discussion concerning KAMSA membership was held. KAMSA District Reps. were encouraged to send their choices for their one free membership to Executive Director John Sanborn. They were also encouraged to take KAMSA membership flyers to their League meetings, etc.
Dave Zumwalt reported on ideas from his committee concerning recognizing high performing middle schools. The committee includes: Dave Novack, Kristin Ellis, Dave Zumwalt, Tony Heward, Randy Oliver, Steve Fleer and Jill Dickerson. They met at 9:00 a.m. on September 30 in Chapman prior to the BOD meeting.
Ray Tucker (KAMSA “Kansas Learning First Alliance” representative) discussed recent KLFA meetings. They are currently involved with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Career development is one of the major themes of that involvement.
George Leary gave a brief report on the latest USA Meeting. One item concerned the failed bank (where USA and member organizations funds were) issue which was resolved successfully. Strategic planning for the USA Board is in the works.
The addition of the KAMSA 2nd President-Elect position was successfully voted on and the selection of the person will be included as an item in the January meeting. Motion made by Rick Riffel and seconded by Kristy Ellis. The committee to write the changes needed in the KAMSA Constitution for this item includes: Doug Baber, Bruce Krase and Mike Maurer.
Doug Baber introduced materials on the Schools to Watch Program and will follow this up with additional information in the near future. KAMSA, if we so desire, would probably be the contact group for this program in Kansas.
John Sanborn gave a report on the KAMSA Spring Conference committee meeting held earlier in the morning prior to the BOD meeting. The dates for the Conference will be April 2-3, 2009. The Conference will again be held in Junction City. Additional information will follow as the various speakers are finalized. The Golf Activity on April 2 will include free green fees and cart rental. This will be made possible by Lifetouch. Please put these dates on your calendars and encourage fellow administrators from your KAMSA Districts to attend the Spring Conference.
Randy Oliver led the sharing ideas section of the meeting during lunch. The topic this time was “Mentoring the New Teacher.” Several members brought their resource guides with them to share. The “sharing ideas” section will now be a regular part of the BOD meetings.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m
2009 KAMSA Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – KAMSA BOD Meeting (Wichita) – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2009 – KAMSA BOD Meeting (Junction City) – 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 – KAMSA BOD Meeting (Emporia) – 9:00 a.m.