Before the Hays USD 489 school board members get to the authorization of documents concerning the purchase and renovation of the Oak Park Medical Complex on Monday night’s agenda, the will discuss the sale of the property it is to replace.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Toepfer Board Room of the Rockwell Administration Center, 323 W. 12th.

Among the new business on the agenda is a discussion of the sale of the former Washington Elementary School at 305 Main.

In 2015, the 93-year-old building was closed as a school and repurposed to house classrooms and offices for Early Childhood Connections.

The building has had problems with plumbing, including sewer back-up in classrooms.

In October, the board voted to accept a $1.4 million grant from federal Head Start/Early Head Start funds to renovate the Oak Park Complex and pursue a $2 million lease-purchase on the properties.

In its old business on Monday’s agenda, the board will vote on authorizing the board president to sign the lease-purchase agreement and contracts with architect DLR Group and construction manager Nabholz.

The board will also hear from Gary Sechrist, Kansas Association of School Board’s leadership service field specialist, will share information about the search for a new superintendent.

Last month, the board selected KASB to help conduct the search to replace Superintendent John Thissen, who will resign June 30.

On Monday, Sechrist will gather input from the board on desired characteristics for the superintendent. The job has been posted, with applications due Jan. 21. On Jan. 28, KASB will recommend three to five finalists and suggests interviews be conducted Jan. 30 through Feb. 6.

Also on Monday’s agenda:

• Melissa Romme, auditor with Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, will present the 2017-18 audit findings.

• Hays High School Principal Martin Straub will share revisions to the 2018-19 HHS curriculum guide.

The full agenda and supporting information can be found at