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Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2002

Lawrence school board

June 30, 2002

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Bottom Line

The board will be asked to spend $472,146 on 460 new computers.

This contract with Microtech Computers of Lawrence would swallow a big chunk of the district's $1.2 million capital outlay account for technology.

Computers would be distributed this way: Free State High School, 190; Lawrence High School, 125; school support staff throughout the district, 145.

Background

Supt. Randy Weseman said the computers would replace units more than 5 years old that weren't adequately supported by the district's existing network structure.

He said money for the deal would be drawn from the capital outlay fund, which can't be used to hire teachers.

LHS will get new computers for its business and journalism departments and library computer lab. At Free State, all lab and teacher computers will be upgraded.

Other business

Elect Scott Morgan as board president and Austin Turney as board vice president for 2002-2003.

Receive comments from board members.

Vote on a new contract for Supt. Randy Weseman, who will likely receive a 5 percent raise to $127,000 annually.

Appoint the board clerk, deputy clerk, district treasurer and deputy treasurer for 2002-2003.

Decide board meeting dates in 2002-2003.

Authorize establishment of board advisory, standing and temporary committees.

Designate the Lawrence Journal-World, Sunflower Broadband and KLWN-KLZR as official media for 2002-2003.

Designate Pete Curran of Stevens & Brand law firm as the district's legal counsel in 2002-2003. His fee would increase to $105 per hour, up $5 an hour from this year.

Designate 16 banks and savings associations as official depositories of district money in 2002-2003.

Authorize staff to sign bank documents related to district accounts in 2002-2003.

Designate new district representatives to federal programs, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, school attendance officers and the freedom of information officer.

Appoint a new representative to the Kansas Association of School Boards' governmental relations network.

Waive generally accepted accounting principles for 2002-2003.

Designate a school calendar in 2002-2003 that contains 186 days, each six hours long, for the required 1,116 hours.

Authorize participation in federal child nutrition programs for 2002-2003.

Approve new school breakfast and lunch prices for 2002-2003.

Approve a $16,280 contract with Xpedx Paper Co. of Olathe for 8,800 reams of white paper.

Approve a $472,146 contract with Microtech Computers of Lawrence for the purchase of 460 new computers.

Approve nine contracts worth $62,752 for new band and orchestra instruments.

Approve on final action a new district policy on naming school facilities.

Approve on first reading a new policy on student inoculations.

Receive a presentation from Kathy Johnson, the district's budget director, on the 2002-2003 budget.

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