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SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 13, 2017

posted Dec 15, 2017, 6:20 PM by Jeannie Browning

Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval)

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 13, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 3:30 p.m. in conference room A at Mission Valley High School.  


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


The purpose of the meeting was to approve resolutions for the finalization of the QZAB bond.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve resolution 2017-18.15 (Equipment Lease Purchase).  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve resolution 2017-18.16 (Adoption of Tax and Securities Compliance Procedures).  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The meeting adjourned at 3:43 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 11, 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:02 AM by Jeannie Browning

Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval)

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 11, 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, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda with the addition of VIII. Receive, H. Board Clerk and MIS clerk duties and salaries.  Motion passed unanimously.


Deb VanCleave presented four books that were donated from the KNEA reading circle.


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


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the November 13, 2017 special board meeting and the November 13, 2017 regular board meeting, approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $86,069.58; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,109.56; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $45,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of  hiring Teresa Martin as part-time custodian for after events/games for the 2017-18 school year, reclassification of Holden Butler as assistant high school wrestling coach for the 2017-18 school year, reclassification of Josh Parker as head junior high wrestling coach for the 2017-18 school year, transfer of Matt Bisnett from teachers aid to paraprofessional effective immediately and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to appoint Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich to the 2018-19 Calendar Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to appoint Clinton Lambotte, Debbi Childers and Tom Phillips to the 2018-19 Negotiations Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 6 month contract from PCI for the amount of $19,800.  Motion passed unanimously.


Garth Herrmann with Gilmore & Bell, attended the meeting to discuss the resolutions and lease agreement for the QZAB bond.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:56 p.m. to discuss financial duties of the school pursuant to the exception for data relating to financial affairs of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:01 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Garth Herrmann also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:01 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:04 p.m. to discuss financial duties of the school pursuant to the exception for data relating to financial affairs of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:09 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Garth Herrmann also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:09 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to table the resolutions and set a special board meeting for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Mission Valley High School in conference room A.  The purpose of the meeting will be to make a decision on approval of the lease purchase resolutions for the QZAB bond.  Motion passed unanimously.


Teachers, Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton both addressed the board regarding the denial of column movement for the 2017-18 school year (official transcripts were not received at the district office by the October 1st deadline).  


Jim Rudeen moved to approve the column movement for Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton, Jim withdrew his motion.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


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


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:54 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


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


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:03 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:08 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:08 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 9:12 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:22 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:22 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2017-18 column movement for Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton from BS+15 to MS.  It is not the intent of the board to set a precedence on this matter and each case will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Motion passed 4 to 2.  With Clinton Lambotte and Debbi Childers voting no.  Clinton Lambotte stated that as a board we continue to set higher standards for our students and as a board do not feel that we should be expecting any lower standards from our staff.  Debbi Childers stated that the matter was a very difficult decision, the master agreement is a mutual agreement between the teachers and the board and that it is the duty of the board to stand behind that agreement.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to set a special board meeting for board appreciation on Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 6 p.m. at Mission Valley High School.  Motion passed unanimously.


Several sample job descriptions for maintenance director were presented to the board.  The superintendent will work on a Mission Valley job description and pay scale to be presented at the January 8, 2018 board meeting.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 10:00 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:05 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:05 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go back into executive session at 10:05 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:10 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


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


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go back into executive session at 10:11 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:16 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:16 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:17 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:27 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:27 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:30 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:35 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:35 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:37 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:42 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:42 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the 2017-18 contract of 260 days for the Board Clerk at a salary of $48,450 with an employer health insurance contribution of $435 a month.  Motion passed unanimously.


The MIS clerk duties and salary were tabled for the January 8, 2018 board meeting.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 10:59 p.m. to discuss administrator contracts pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 11:14 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 11:14 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the amendment to the administrators 2017-18 contracts to include verbiage regarding donating sick days as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve amending the current 2017-18 contracts for the building principals to include a 5% raise to each retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the one year extension for the 2018-19 school year for all administrators.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a $1,500 contract extension bonus for the Superintendent for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.



Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to accept the resignation of Melody Wendland as Library Media Specialist effective December 18, 2017, the transfer of Sherri Jacobson from 7-

8 Math to 7-12 Math teacher for the 2017-18 school year and the hiring of Kylee Dewey as junior high math teacher for the 2017-18 school year ($34,000).  Motion passed unanimously.


The board received a letter of interest from Bev Clark for the recently vacated board position.  It will be requested for her to attend the January 8th board meeting.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 11:23 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:58 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:07 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  


Board members present were Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  Jon Deters was 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.


The FFA Forestry team gave a presentation on their National Competition in Indianapolis.  The students learned a lot of valuable lessons, they also got to tour the St. Louis Arch.  Mary Hewes and Bill Logan received a letter from KSDE for an exceptional school vehicle inspection by KHP.  Kelly Hoelting (Ag instructor) received the 2017 ACTE Region V Carl Perkin Community Service Award.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of the minutes of the October 9, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of the minutes of the October 23, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $194,850.86; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,635.75; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $30,000.00 and from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; resignation of Brooke Owens as assistant cook effective 10/12/2017, resignation of Marilyn Nicol as paraprofessional effective 11/03/2017, demotion of Melissa Schlesener as building & grounds supervisor to custodian effective 10/26/2017, promotion of Jackie Martin as building & grounds supervisor effective 10/26/2017, resignation of Mona Falk as bus driver effective 11/09/2017, hiring of Veronica Willard as assistant cook effective 11/15/2017; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


The board requested that the superintendent put together more information for the custodial/maintenance position in regards to a job description, pay range and where the position will be funded from


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the purchase of a 2018, 10 passenger transit Ford van from Laird Noller Ford of Topeka at the price of $26,218.92. Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to reject the bus bids submitted from Kansas Truck Equipment and Midwest Transit Equipment for a 59 passenger gas bus as neither met the spec list.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to accept the resignation of Rex Kraus as board member effective immediately.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve increasing the limit of 2 motel credit cards from $500 each to $2,000 each.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2017-18 negotiated master agreement as presented effective July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the two early graduation requests and the five part time attendance requests as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Mr. Cromer gave his building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:43 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s resignation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:58 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:58 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to accept the resignation of Paul Niland as high school math teacher and to accept his request for early retirement as of 12/1/2017 with a one-time exception to Section E of the current negotiated master agreement to pay his remaining sick days of 33.5 days at his daily rate.  The decision is for the best interest of all parties and approval was granted by the Mission Valley teachers association.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to accept the resignation of Paul Niland as the Nation Honor Society sponsor effective 12/1/17.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:06 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s resignation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:16 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:16 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to accept the resignation of Jeff Savage as 7-12 physical education teacher, head HS football coach, head HS track coach and summer weights instructor effective the end of the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the hiring of Blake West as the third grade teacher effective 1/5/2018.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2017-18 negotiated raises of 5.89% for certified staff as presented and that it be retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 5 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:56 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 10:03 AM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 13, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  


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


The purpose of the meeting was to complete the superintendent’s evaluation for the 2017-18 school year.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 6:05 p.m. to discuss matters of the superintendent’s evaluation, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:35 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:35 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 6:36 p.m. to discuss matters of the superintendent’s evaluation, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:51 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  


The superintendent joined executive session at 6:46 p.m.


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


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 6:52 p.m. to discuss matters of the superintendent’s evaluation, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:02 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:02 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded Jim Rudeen by, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 23, 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 10:18 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 8:00 PM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 23, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:01 p.m. in conference room A at Mission Valley School in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Clipper Goodrich and Tom Phillips. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 6:01 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 6:46 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Luke Soba (KASB) also attended.


Luke Soba left executive session at 6:44 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:46 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 6:47 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:17 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:17 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to recess at 7:19 p.m., and to return to the meeting in the same room at 7:24 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 7:26 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:56 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:56 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 7:59 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:04 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, that the Board direct the Board negotiating team to present to the teacher negotiating team an offer for the 2017-18 contract year of: $1000 added to each cell; $34,000 base salary for column 1, steps 1-3; step & column movement to those eligible, the addition of one step to the bottom of each column, increase of sub pay during a plan period to $15, a one-time $300 bonus to those certified teachers currently under contract and that all be retroactive to July 1, 2017.  This offer is a 5.89% average salary increase per teacher.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 9, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 8:01 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 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, Jon Deters, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  Jim Rudeen was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


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


Mistina Kraus addressed the board regarding teacher retention, salaries and the schools website.


Good News included; MV PTO president, Kim Sims; vice-president, Bailey Becker and PTO member Sherri Jacobson attended.  The PTO was recognized and thanked for their $5,000 donation for the outdoor pavilion, at the walk a thon this year they raised a little over $4,700.  Mission Valley was chosen to host sub-state volleyball on October 21st.


Rex Kraus 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 September 11, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $126,035.07; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,181.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00 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: hiring of Jamie Brammell as paraprofessional effective 9/25/17.


The board discussed the possibility of hiring a head maintenance position, this will be revisited at the November board meeting.


No After Prom sponsor attended to discuss their request for transportation.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve paying $1,035.00 towards the FBLA fall leadership conference in St. Louis, MO.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the Apptegy Website proposal in the amount of $17,800 split into 4 yearly payments of $4,450.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 10 passenger van; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  


The board reviewed the bid list for a new 59 passenger bus; bid opening is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The board requested bids that included cameras and bids without cameras.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve a special board meeting for November 13th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


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


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve policy ING (Animals and Plants in the School).  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program updates.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:55 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:58 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:03 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, David Cromer and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:03 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:15 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:15 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go back into executive session at 8:17 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:32 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:32 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:34 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:39 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:39 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss the latest negotiations proposals pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:46 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:46 p.m.


The superintendent gave the board his annual board report.  Drug testing information from several surrounding schools was also distributed.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:17 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:27 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:27 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:28 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:43 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:43 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 9:46 p.m. to discuss confidential student information pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:56 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:56 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:57 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 11, 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 6:53 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 11, 2017


Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:15 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Rex Kraus, Clipper Goodrich and Jim Rudeen were absent.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda as presented with the following addition, VII. Action Items; 2. FFA National Convention Trip Request to Indianapolis.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Good News and FYI included review of the final audit letter from Clubine & Rettele Chartered. Transportation Supervisor, Bill Logan, was commended for the flawless inspection report from the Highway Patrol on bus inspections.  A letter was received from KBI stating that Mission Valley is in compliance with their process of requesting criminal history.  


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the August 21, 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 $84,582.16; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,672.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $20,000 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the new van bid from Ed Bozarth with securement of the bid price submitted.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the FFA National Convention Trip request to Indianapolis.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve repairing the bus and that Transportation Supervisor (Bill Logan) decide on the best mechanic to do the job.  Motion passed 4 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Using a bus to transport kids to Topeka for after Prom was discussed.  The board requested that the superintendent gather more information from the after Prom committee and present it at the October 2017 regular board meeting.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:51 p.m.


The board had an extensive discussion on seriously pursuing random drug testing of students.  The board would like to gather more details on the process involved and correspond with other districts who currently drug test.  It was also discussed to get StuCo and other student committees involved on educating students more.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss confidential student information, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:29 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:29 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:30 p.m. to discuss confidential student information, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:45 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  


The superintendent and David Cromer joined executive session at 8:38 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:45 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:00 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go back into executive session at 9:03 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:08 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:08 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:12 p.m. to discuss the current status of negotiations, pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:17 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent, board clerk and David Cromer also attended.


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


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 9:19 p.m. to discuss potential litigation on personnel, pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:33 p.m.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:33 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 4 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:36 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:00 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 6:54 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017


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


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


Mr. Cromer and Mrs. Spoon took 13 students to see the Solar Eclipse in Bern, KS.  He said it was an amazing event and was so glad those students were able to witness it.  Back to school night was a great success, the PTO served free hot dog meals to students and families in the Elementary lunch room.  The new shelter house at the football field is complete.  Holly Savage and Jeff Savage attended to introduce themselves to the board.  Holly is the new K-12 art teacher and Jeff is the new physical education and weights teacher.


Rex Kraus 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 July 24, 2017 regular board meeting and the August 7, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $88,612.21; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,188.78; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of the hiring of Brenda Rutledge as para educator beginning with the 2017-18 school year, approval of the transfer of Matt Bisnett to third grade Teacher Aide and the resignation of Denise Dudley as para educator; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:29 p.m. to discuss the latest proposal for increasing pay for certified and classified staff pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:39 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:39 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve a 5% increase to all classified staff and to add 2 steps (5-6 years & 6-7 years) to the classified pay scale.  Classified employees who are eligible for the new movement could move a maximum of 2 steps pursuant to their years of service.  This will begin the 2017-18 school year, retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the early release days for the new MVHS Academic Reward Program.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the amended changes to the final exemption policy as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the 2017-18 health and dental benefit premium changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee).  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Changes will be effective October 1, 2017.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the contract for Janice Briggs as the Gifted Facilitator for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the 2016-17 Wellness Report and policies.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the Title I parent meeting for October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the out of district student request as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


The Superintendent spoke on future budget information and gave a handout on the Kansas vision for education to board members.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:57 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 6:55 PM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 6:30 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas.  Board members present were Debbi Childers, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Clipper Goodrich and Tom Phillips.  Jim Rudeen was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The purpose of the meeting was to hold a hearing for the 2017-18 budget.  


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the 2017-18 budget as published and presented.  Motion passed 6-0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6-0.  Meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 7, 2017

posted Aug 8, 2017, 2:20 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 7:56 AM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 7, 2017


Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special 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 Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Rex Kraus and Jon Deters. Clipper Goodrich and Tom Phillips were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Matt Bisnett, new third grade teacher aide, introduced himself to the board.


Clipper Goodrich joined the meeting at 7:04 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the agenda as presented.   Motion passed 6-0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the financial reports as presented.  Items approved included: approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented and approval of warrants in the amount of $34,390.65.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to publish the notice of hearing of the 2017-18 budget as presented in the Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise on August 10, 2017.  Motion passed 6-0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to publish the notice of resolution to levy tax for capital outlay fund as presented in the Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise on August 10, 2017 and August 17, 2017.  Motion passed 6-0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the out of district student requests as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:19 p.m. to discuss employee wages pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:24 p.m.  Motion passed 6-0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:24 p.m.


The board requested that the superintendent review extending years on the classified scale.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the transportation handbook as presented.  Motion passed 6-0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:33 p.m. to discuss options for increasing teacher salaries pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:58 p.m.  Motion passed 6-0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:58 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6-0.  Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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