Board Meeting Minutes of January 31, 2011
A teleconference meeting of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology was held on January 31, 2011, at the Board office, 714 SW Jackson, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ron McKenzie, Board Chair. Also in attendance was Ms. Marie Plinsky, Member. Ms. Allene Owen, Vice-Chair; Mr. Douglas R. Rushing, Member; Mr. Charles Householder, Jr., Member; and Mr. Darrell D. Ringler, Member; appeared by teleconference. Mr. Jerry E. Waltrip, Member, was unable to attend. Ms. Mary Lou Davis, Executive Director for the Board was also in attendance. Minutes were recorded by Ms. Lisa S. Florez, Senior Administrative Specialist.
ITEM I. CALL TO ORDER.
The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ron McKenzie, Board Chair.
Roll was taken to confirm Board members’ attendance.
Ron McKenzie – present in person
Allene Owen – present via teleconference
Marie Plinsky – present in person
Douglas R. Rushing – present via teleconference
Jerry E. Waltrip – absent
Darrell D. Ringler – present via teleconference
Charles Householder, Jr. – present via teleconference
ITEM II. OLD BUSINESS
Trendsetters School of Cosmetology, 1597-1961 N. 63rd Drive, Kansas City. Owner, Monica Jones
The Board reviewed additional documentation regarding Trendsetters School of Cosmetology which was provided by Monica Jones following her appearances at the November 8, 2010, and January 10, 2011, Board meetings.
Ms. Plinsky inquired regarding the school’s rules and regulations policy number 21 whereby students are written up for refusing to assist a client, and would receive a loss of 16 clock hours. Ms. Jones responded that the policy had been changed and an updated version of the rules and regulations had been provided.
Mr. Rushing inquired whether the school had a catalog for review.
Ms. Jones stated she wanted to get the school’s material approved by the Board prior to producing the catalog. Ms. Jones identified for the Board the items she would be including in the catalog. Mr. Rushing stated Ms. Jones would need to include a contract or enrollment agreement that incorporated a refund policy.
Mr. Rushing inquired what the school’s policy would be with respect to transfer hours. Ms. Jones stated she would contact a transfer student’s previous school and verify the hours attained were accurate. She would then conduct a “mock oral” examination of the student to determine at what level the student is performing. Mr. Rushing indicated this policy should be in the catalog.
Mr. Rushing also advised the catalog contain a “truth in lending” statement in the enrollment agreement. Ms. Jones indicated she had submitted corrected documentation with a “truth in lending” statement to the Board and would include this in the catalog. Mr. Rushing indicated Ms. Jones should include a listing of holiday dates when the school would be closed in the catalog.
Mr. Rushing indicated the enrollment agreement should include the student’s birth date and status of completion of a high school or attainment of a GED.
Mr. Rushing inquired of Ms. Jones what method is used to determine a student is maintaining satisfactory progress. Ms. Jones indicated satisfactory progress would be determined monthly and that the measurement method of satisfactory progress would be fully outlined in the catalog.
Mr. Rushing indicated Ms. Jones should include the school’s grading scale in the catalog.
Mr. Rushing stated the catalog should include a disclosure of student records policy. Ms. Jones indicated the rules and regulations addressed availability of student records.
Mr. Rushing inquired regarding a student complaint procedure. Ms. Jones responded the complaint procedure was included in the school rules and regulations.
Mr. Rushing stated Ms. Jones should include in the catalog what a student’s personal financial responsibility is regarding the apprentice licensure fee and the fee for state Board examinations.
Mr. McKenzie stated the school’s books and equipment fee should also include the sales tax which is charged.
Mr. Rushing asked about the school’s excessive absence policy in the rules and regulations which states the student must maintain a 90% attendance record. Mr. Rushing inquired how the attendance record would be maintained. Ms. Jones referred to the school’s daily and weekly attendance sheets which both the student and instructor sign. These are compiled and given to the students monthly.
Mr. Rushing indicated Ms. Jones should include a student grievance policy regarding attendance in the catalog. Ms. Jones stated she would provide students a copy of the rules and regulations upon enrollment and specifically refer to the attendance policy.
Mr. Rushing inquired about the school’s policy of students calling in an hour prior to the start of the school day should they not be able to attend for the day and who would be at the school to answer the call. Ms. Jones stated at this time she would be taking the calls.
Mr. Rushing stated Ms. Jones would need to clarify the uniform policy.
Motion was made to take a five minute break from the meeting. (Plinsky/Owen).
Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. McKenzie called the meeting back to order.
Ms. Davis inquired regarding the amended curriculum provided by Ms. Jones. Ms. Davis asked what services would be performed on the clinic floor at 320 hours and at 440 hours. Ms. Jones responded that the services would correspond to the theory instruction in the classroom. The student cannot perform a color or relaxer treatment until they have attained the 440 hours of theory instruction.
Motion to approve Trendsetter’s School of Cosmetology application pending the pre-licensing compliance inspection and submission of school catalog to the Board for Ms. Davis’ review and approval. (Owen/Plinsky).
Motion passed unanimously.
B-Street Design – School of International Hair Styling, 1601 W. 23rd Street, Ste. 203, Lawrence. Owners, Joe and Bill Hancock
Mr. Bill Hancock appeared before the Board for review of the school application for B-Street Design School of International Hair Styling, Lawrence location.
Ms. Davis inquired if the school would be teaching cosmetology, nail technology and esthetics. Mr. Hancock replied that the school would teach only cosmetology and nail technology, but would like to have an esthetics program approved for the school.
Ms. Davis inquired if an enrollment contract for nail technology and esthetics had been produced by the school. Mr. Hancock indicated the contract presented was applicable to all programs.
Ms. Davis stated Mr. Hancock needs to submit a schedule for the esthetics program. Schedules for the cosmetology and nail technology programs have been received by the Board.
Ms. Plinsky referred to the complaint policy in the student manual. The policy does not indicate a student may contact the Board at any time regarding a complaint about a school. The complaint policy language must be changed to reflect that a student may contact the Board with issues or concerns at anytime.
Ms. Davis stated Mr. Hancock needs to amend the documentation submitted to state “Lawrence” rather than “Wichita”.
Motion to approve the school application for B-Street Design School of International Hair Styling, Lawrence location, pending the completion of a pre-licensing compliance inspection and submission and approval of the additional documentation and corrections requested of Mr. Hancock. (Plinsky/Rushing). Motion passed unanimously.
III. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
Revision of KSA 65-1912 – to be introduced in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare, Monday, January 31
Ms. Davis will appear before the Senate Committee on Public Health today at 1:30 p.m. to request that the bill revising KSA 65-1912 be introduced. The introduction of the bill should be approved and the bill will be assigned likely to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.
Senate Fee Board Subcommittee Hearing on the agency budget. Tuesday, February 1
To be held after adjournment of the full Senate.
Senate Fee Board Subcommittee deliberations, Wednesday, February 2
To be held after adjournment of the full Senate.
Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing on the agency budget, Friday, February 18
Ms. Davis reported that the Board’s vacant position has been removed from the budget. The funding for the position remains in the budget. Ms. Davis reported that consolidation of the Cosmetology and Barber Boards was not brought up in meetings with the Board’s budget analyst.
IV. ADJOURNMENT – NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
Felony review/disciplinary panel meeting, Monday, February 14.
Motion to adjourn. (Plinsky/Ringler). Motion passed unanimously.
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