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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:51 PM by Jeannie Browning

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Rex Kraus, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich, Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Patrons comments were heard:  Debbie VanCleave shared that 5 books were donated to the Elementary Library from the KNEA Reading Circle.  Angel Turnbull, Jessica Desilets, Charlie Willard, Bryan Emmerich and Mistina Kraus all voiced their concerns and support towards the retention of a teacher.  It was mentioned that they would like to see teachers stay longer at Mission Valley.  Jared Gustin asked that the board review the bullying policy.


The Good News Report included the following:  Chris Gleason attended the State Wrestling meet in Fort Hays, he placed 4th in the 106 weight class.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:12 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:22 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:22 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt Resolution #2016-17.21; nonrenewal of teacher’s contract for Abby Dunford for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the agenda with the following change; remove the cheerleading resignation from the consent agenda to executive session. Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda with the above change.  Motion passed unanimously.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes from the February 13, 2017 special board meeting and regular board meeting as presented; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $99,933.69; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,750.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the At-Risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the Voc Ed fund in the amount of $30,000.00 and approval of administrators written reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to adopt the revised and new board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; DP (Collection Procedures), EE (Food Services Management) $0 charging accepted and remove language on providing an alternate meal and DFAB (Standard of Conduct for Federally Funded Contracts).  Motion passed unanimously.  No action was taken on JBCB (Foster Care Students).


KSHSAA Ballots for the appeal board and board of directors were reviewed.


Board Policy updates from KASB were reviewed.


JR Moe from PCI and Scott McKinley from PKMR Engineers presented a proposal on replacing heating and air units.  The board would like to proceed with Scott’s help on putting together a bid spec list.


A proposal was submitted for the construction of a lean to shed, the board requested a new quote for a fully enclosed shed.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:31 p.m.to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:41 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:41 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Rodney Hasenbank and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:51 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the retirement of Nancy Land effective August 1, 2017 and the resignations of John Bergin as concession stand sponsor; Gina Bergin as concession stand sponsor; Ben Packard as Asst JH Volleyball Coach; Tara Durkin as Head HS Volleyball Coach and girls summer weights; Karen Tennison as Asst HS/JH Cheer sponsor and Miya Godfrey as Head HS/JH Cheer sponsor all effective immediately.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:54 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to extend the superintendent’s contract for an additional year for the 2018-19 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:47 PM by Jeannie Browning

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SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:03 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  


Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Clipper Goodrich and Debbi Childers.  Jim Rudeen was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The purpose of the meeting was to complete the second semester superintendent’s evaluation for the 2016-17 year.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 6:04 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel relating to the superintendent’s evaluation, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:34 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


Jim Rudeen joined executive session at 6:13 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:34 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 6:36 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel relating to the superintendent’s evaluation, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:51 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 13, 2017

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:24 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 2:45 PM ]

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 13, 2017


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Valley Elementary Commons in Eskridge, KS.  Board members present were Clipper Goodrich, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Jim Rudeen, and Jon Deters. Rex Kraus was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda with the following additions:  Add to Receive Item VIII. G. Bus Information and H. DH Pace Cameras. Motion passed 6 to 0.


In Good News: The Superintendent received letters from NAAE (National Association of Agricultural Educators) thanking Mr. Bergin and Mrs. Hoelting for attending the NAAE conference in Las Vegas.  The SPED department received a 100% compliance letter for Plan Indicator 12.  Ryan Dudley spoke about the upcoming Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the January 9, 2017 special board meeting and regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $184,707.56; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,025.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00; hiring of Laurel Riggin as SPED bus para; and approval of administrators written reports.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the football field summer mowing bid from J’s Landscaping in the amount of $246.00 per session.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve option 3 of the 2017-18 school calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar committee.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the revised and new board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; CN (Public Records), DFAB (Standard of Conduct for Federally Funded Contracts), GAK (Personnel Records), GBU (Ethics), JBC (Enrollment), JBCA (Homeless Students), JBCB (Foster Care Students), JGC (Health Assessments and Physicals), JGCB (Inoculations), JGFGBA (Student Self-Administration of Medications) and JRB (Release of Student Records).  


JR Moe from PCI presented information about costs of replacing rooftop heating and cooling units.  They will have more information at the next meeting with comparison prices and recommendations.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to set a special board meeting for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the district office for the purpose of the Superintendent’s evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve Gina Bergin for a three year term as a District D FCCLA Advisor.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the Costa Rica trip that Ms. Poore has planned for 14 students to take place June 13-22.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Policy updates were presented to the board for review.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the new course of Sports Turf Management as presented by Mr. Bergin.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Estimates for bus cameras were received from Pro-Vision and REI.  The new bus is equipped with 3 cameras, the board decided to “test” it out first before making a decision on equipping the whole fleet with cameras.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the DH Pace proposal as presented for installation of school cameras at the cost of $19,698.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 8:59 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the Elementary commons area at 9:04 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:04 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:05 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the Elementary commons area at 9:10 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:10 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:13 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the Elementary commons area at 9:18 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Brett Fenton and Abby Dunford also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:18 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:19 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the Elementary commons area at 9:24 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Brett Fenton and Abby Dunford also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:24 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:26 p.m.to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the Elementary commons area at 9:41 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


At 9:36 p.m. the Superintendent entered executive session.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:41 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the resignation from Kelsey Beckner as elementary teacher effective the end of the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session in the Elementary commons area at 9:44 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations in order to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating positions and the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:49 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:49 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 9, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:32 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 10:00 AM ]

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 9, 2017


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  Jim Rudeen was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Good News Reports: Mission Valley Honor Society received a thank you letter from Roger and Jill Cook, Coordinators of the Dover Community Food Pantry, for their donation.  January is School Board Appreciation month; in recognition the superintendent presented each board member with a certificate of appreciation.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the December 12, 2016  regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $45,035.64;  approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $327.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00; resignation of Sherri Jacobson as Paraprofessional effective December 20, 2016 and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 6 month preventive maintenance contract with PCI in the amount of $19,551.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters left the meeting at 7:36 p.m.


A bid list of recipients for the summer mowing of the football field was presented to the board.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the guidelines for the Bob Bowers Memorial Scholarship fund.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the $1,500 donation from the Dover Foundation for the Mission Valley High School Band’s trip to Chicago.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve resolution #2016-17.20; to extend term of office.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  


KASB policy recommendations were presented to the board for approval at the February 2017 board meeting.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the extension of administrative contracts for the 2017-18 school year for Mr. Cromer and Mr. Hasenbank.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a Special Board Meeting at Mission Valley on February 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and to the move the February Regular Board Meeting to Mission Valley.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Two draft options of the 2017-2018 school calendar were presented, a third was discussed for review and consideration at the February 2017 board meeting.


The Superintendent presented information and prices for consideration of bus cameras.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers to go into executive session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:00 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0. The superintendent, David Cromer and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:00 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 9:02 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:07 p.m. Motion passed 5 to 0. The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:07 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the hiring of Sherri Jacobson as a long term sub for junior high math until the end of the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 9, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:25 AM by Jeannie Browning

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SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 9, 2017


A dinner was held at 6:00 p.m. for Board members at the Board conference room in Eskridge, KS in honor of January’s Board Appreciation month.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 12, 2016

posted Dec 13, 2016, 9:55 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:57 AM ]

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 12, 2016


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  Rex Kraus was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Wyatt Butler, Caleb Hinck and Keaton Shives gave a business presentation on a CNC laser router they would like to purchase for making plaques.  The students are looking for potential clients who they can sell plaques to in order to pay back the money requested from the board, the laser router will also provide potential job skills for students to use in the future.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve $1500 for the CNC laser router and start off materials.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The Board requested updates once the router has been received and they have made some plaques.


The Board recognized Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education Program Award at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30th.  Mr. Bergin was also selected to participate in the 2016 XLR8 Institute.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda with the following clarification to the November 14, 2106 regular board meeting minutes; to approve the technology coordinator contract of $47,476 to meet the FLSA final rule exemption and to be effective once the final rule has been passed (due to the appeal by the USDOL).  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the November 14, 2016 special board meeting and the November 14, 2016 regular board meeting (with the clarification as stated above); approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $114,225.38; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,715.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of Jackie Martin as the assistant high school softball coach effective the 2016-17 school year and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to appoint Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich to the Calendar Committee.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Two options of the 2017-18 calendar draft were presented to the board for review.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to appoint Clinton Lambotte, Debbi Childers and Rex Kraus to the Negotiations Committee.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The board reviewed potential cost savings pertaining to OPAA!: a spreadsheet of participation for the last 5 years was also provided for review.


A 6 month contract from PCI was presented for consideration at the January 9th board meeting.


The superintendent gave an update on KESA and The Five R’s.


Mr. Cromer, MV High School principal, presented changes and new forms for the finals exemption policy.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the changes to the finals exemption policy as presented and that it will be effective for the second semester.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve that students attending vo-tech during the school day receive all 4 credits instead of 3 credits.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 8:49 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, David Cromer and Rodney Hasenbank also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 9:00 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:10 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, David Cromer and Rodney Hasenbank also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:10 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016

posted Nov 15, 2016, 8:32 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:01 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters were absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Patron, Brian Falk attended and addressed the Board about the attendance/finals policy, he stressed that students shouldn’t be penalized for missing school when they are visiting potential college choices.  The Board would like to work with the administrators to better clarify the policy.


Good News consisted of; the Elementary summer reading group made the front page of the Signal Enterprise Newspaper and high school students participated in job shadowing on November 9th.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented, with the correction to the October 10, 2016 minutes.  Minutes should state, “to approve the donation from Crimson Crew of Viking metal signs for various areas and flags for the crow’s nest valued at $1,548.75.”  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of the corrected minutes of the October 10, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $251,985.54; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,910; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; resignation of Terry Howey as transportation paraprofessional effective 11/01/2016, hiring of Norman Parker as assistant high school wrestling coach for the 2016-17 school year, and hiring of Phillip Hamilton as head junior high boys basketball coach for the 2016-17 school year;  and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the purchase of a 2018, 47 passenger Bluebird gas bus from Kansas Truck Equipment for $85,939. Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the revised OPAA! renewal addendum.  Motion passed 5to 0.


A spreadsheet of food service expenses and revenues from the last 4 years was reviewed by the board.  The board would like more information on other areas of cost savings.  


Average participation over the last 4-5 years will be reviewed at the December board meeting.


A comparison spreadsheet of Tech Ed Revenues and Expenses from the previous year was reviewed by the Board.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to be held at the District Office in Eskridge, KS.


 The purpose of the Special Board Meeting is for Board training from KASB.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the three part time attendance requests contingent on verification of employment.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the recommendations regarding timesheets for classified employees who are coaches/sponsors.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:49 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk, Brett Fenton and David Cromer also attended.


The board clerk left executive session at 8:56 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the technology coordinator contract of $47,476 to meet the FLSA final rule exemption.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:02 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:12 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:12 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 9:12 p.m. to discuss matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:17 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:17 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016

posted Nov 15, 2016, 8:31 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 14, 2016


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:06 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  


Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus and Debbi Childers.  Jim Rudeen, Jon Deters and Clipper Goodrich were absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


The purpose of the meeting was to complete the first semester superintendent’s evaluation for the 2016-17 year.  


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 6:10 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel relating to the superintendent’s evaluation, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:55 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


Clipper Goodrich joined executive session at 6:23 p.m.


The superintendent left the executive session at 6:51 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:55 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 6:55 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel relating to the superintendent’s evaluation, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:00 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 10, 2016

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:38 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 10, 2016


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters and Jim Rudeen.  Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following changes:  Remove Receive item: VIII. D. ESI Regulations and Add Receive item (action requested); VIII. E. Donation of Viking signs/flags.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Bailey Hittle and Rebecca Cain gave their FFA model of innovation speech that they will be presenting in Indianapolis next week.  Their focus is on the Run, Hide, Fight emergency bags they put together for all MV student contact rooms.


Debbi Childers entered the meeting at 7:15 p.m.


Good News included; enrollment has seen an increase of 14 students this year, homecoming went very well and the Ag teacher (Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin) were recognized at half time of the homecoming football game for receiving a $10,000 Monsanto grant.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the September 12, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $121,891.82; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,261.75; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000; approval of administrators written reports as presented; approval of the following appointments: resignation of Michelle Hofman as paraprofessional effective 9/23/16, hiring of Lorna Lawton as paraprofessional effective 9/26/16, hiring of Phillip Hamilton as head JH boys basketball coach effective the 2016-17 school year and the contract of Cathy Drobny as a SPED consultant for the 2016-17 school year.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the purchase of a 2017 Chevy Impala from Don Hattan Chevrolet in the amount of $21,500.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve a special board meeting for November 14th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services Memorandum.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the audit report from Clubine and Rettele.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 47 passenger bus; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016.  The addition of cameras on the bus will be looked at.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the donation from Pam and Don Logan of Viking metal signs for various areas and flags for the crow’s nest valued at $1,548.75.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program updates.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 7:54 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:04 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton, Jenny and Mike Roberts also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:04 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:10 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton, Jenny and Mike Roberts also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:10 p.m


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:12 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student in order to protect the privacy interest of the individual(s) to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:22 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:22 p.m.


The Board discussed the implementation of future projects; they would like to have a walk through and board meeting at the school.  The superintendent discussed (KESA) accreditation.    


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 12, 2016

posted Sep 13, 2016, 9:18 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 8:39 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 12, 2016


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Rex Kraus was absent.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented with the following change, remove item VIII. Receive Items; B. FCCLA Trip to Denver Request.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Good News included an enrollment update from the Superintendent, this years student count so far has increased from last year.  The official count will be made on September 20th.  A letter from OPAA! recommending options for cutting costs was reviewed.  The OT & PT contract with Easter Seals Capper Foundation was reviewed.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the August 8, 2016 regular board meeting and August 22, 2016 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $204,634.23; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,237.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000.00; approval of the following appointments: Jerrod Newby, Joe Carson and Lori Parks as paraprofessionals effective the 2016-17 school year and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 health and dental benefit changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee).  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Changes will be effective October 1, 2016.


Information was provided to the board on the social therapy dog, Otto (2 ½).  Ms. Bannwarth, MV social worker, and Otto have been attending training sessions since he was 10 weeks old and last school year he visited students once a month.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the employee handbook change as recommended and presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the purchase of a water bottle filling station in the amount of $2,861.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the purchase of a new flashing school zone light at the lowest cost and most similar to the existing light.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the new car bid list with the addition of John North Ford.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the donation of a plasma cutter from Gary Lyddane with an estimated value of $4,000.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the Local Education Agency Assurances regarding eligibility and implementation of Part B of the IDEA for Fiscal Year 2016-17.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:07 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:17 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Bret Fenton also attended.


Jim Rudeen left executive session at 8:10 p.m.


Jim Rudeen rejoined executive session at 8:12 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:17 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:18 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, in order to protect the privacy interests of the individuals to be discussed, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:28 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Bret Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:28 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the following personnel actions: accept the resignation of Shey-Anne Greco as the Kindergarten teacher effective immediately; accept the resignation of Jessie Campbell as the Assistant Softball Coach effective immediately; appoint Luke Bryan and Jeannie Browning as Assistant Cross County Coaches for the 2016-17 school year; and hire Brandie Jacquinet as the Kindergarten teacher for the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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