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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 9, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

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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


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 24, 2017

posted Jul 29, 2017, 8:25 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 2:25 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 24, 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, KS.  Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following additions; VII. Action Items B. 7-12 & K-6 Hanbooks and VIII. Receive Items F. Change August Board Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus 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 June 12, 2017 regular board meeting, the June 26, 2017 special board meeting and the July 5, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $283,994.57; approval of  transfers from the General fund to the Vocational Education Fund in the amount of $10,000; approval of the annual 2016-17 treasurer’s report as presented; approval of the 2016-17 year end petty cash report as presented; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,123.81; approval of final year-end transfers from the general and supplemental general funds to the following funds:  $145,204.21 to special education (GF), $97,531.26 to capital outlay (from transportation for bus and vehicle purchases), $120,000 to contingency reserve, $31,243.34 to capital outlay, $30,000 to food service, $29,000 to health reserve, $28,676.26 to vocational education and $308,994.79 to special education (GSF); approval of banking rule transfer; acceptance of resignations from Angela Bush as paraprofessional effective immediately; Robbin Lister as paraprofessional effective immediately, transfer of Denise Dudley to full time bus driver and part time paraprofessional and the hiring of Julie Bond as concession stand sponsor.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve policy DFAC (Federal Fiscal Compliance) with the designation of the board clerk as the federal programs coordinator and district contact.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 7-12 and K-6 handbooks with the following changes; addition of the board members phone numbers and correction of spelling errors.  Motion passed unanimously.


Van specs and a list of potential bidders was presented to the board.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the project STAY contract with SE Kansas Education Service Center. Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the list of out of district requests as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve offering health and dental insurance to full time bus drivers with the board contributing $335/month toward a policy.  Motion passed unanimously.


Classified wages were discussed.


The transportation handbook was presented and will be considered for approval at the next board meeting.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a special meeting on August 7th at 7:00 p.m., a special meeting for the budget hearing on August 21st at 6:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on August 21st at 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


There were no administrator’s oral reports.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:43 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 7:48 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:48 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 7:50 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 7:55 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:55 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 7:56 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 8:01 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


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


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the one time hiring bonuses for Jeff and Holly Savage for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 5, 2017

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:47 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 8:25 PM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 5, 2017


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


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


Kori Schlesener, newly hired third grade teacher, attended the meeting to introduce herself to the board.


Tom Phillips nominated Clinton Lambotte for President.  Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to cease all nominations and cast unanimous ballots for Clinton Lambotte as Board President.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters nominated Debbi Childers for vice-president.  Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to cease all nominations and cast unanimous ballots for Debbi Childers as Vice-President.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips nominated Clipper Goodrich for government relations officer.  Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to cease all nominations and cast unanimous ballots for Clipper Goodrich as government relations officer.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve all organizational actions for the 2017-18 school year as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Designations are as follows:


Clerk of the Board Tasha Raine

Board Treasurer Anita Walker


Official Depository 1st National Bank of Harveyville

Official Depository – Active Funds Flint Hills Bank of Eskridge

Bank Reconciliations Mary Hewes

School activity fund executor Brett Fenton – MV Elementary

Rod Hasenbank - MV JH/AD

David Cromer – MV HS

Truancy officers Brett Fenton – Mission Valley Elementary

Rod Hasenbank – Mission Valley JH/AD

David Cromer – Mission Valley HS

Official School attorney Legal assistance from KASB

Official Newspaper Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise

Hearing officer free/reduced meal William Clark

application appeals

Child Nutrition Representative Tasha Raine

KPERS Designated Agent Tasha Raine

Mileage reimbursement rate 53.5 cents per mile

Freedom of information officer William Clark

Custodian of Records Tasha Raine-Board & central office records

Brett Fenton - MV K-6 Elementary

Rod Hasenbank – MV 7-8 JH/AD

David Cromer – MV 9-12 HS

Privacy Official/contact person William Clark

Title IX contact person William Clark

Sexual Harassment contact William Clark


Homeless Liaison William Clark

403(b) Plan Manager Tasha Raine


The following annual resolutions were approved (see attached resolutions in their entirety):

  1. Adoption of 1,116 hour calendar

  2. Establish activity funds for student activities at Elementary

  3. Establish activity funds for student activities at Junior High/High School

  4. Permission to destroy old records

  5. Adoption of early payment request policy

  6. Annual GAAP waiver

  7. Establish home rule

  8. Establish date, time and location of regular meetings

  9. Establish petty cash funds for the district office in the amount of $1500

  10. Establish petty cash funds at elementary in the amount of $500

  11. Establish petty cash funds at junior high/high school in the amount of $800

  12. Establish petty cash funds for special education in the amount of $300

  13. Rescinding all policy statements found in board minutes

  14. Establish bus speed limits (safety resolution)


The following fees, lunch and breakfast prices were established for the 2017-18 school year:


Consumable fees Textbook fees

Preschool $20.00 $  0.00

Kindergarten $35.00 $  0.00

Grades 1-2 $45.00 $20.00

Grades 3-6 $40.00 $25.00

Grades 7-8 $30.00 $45.00

Grades 9-12 $25.00 $50.00


Lunch Breakfast Milk

Prices Prices

K-6 $2.70 $1.60 $0.50

7-8 $2.80 $1.70 $0.50

9-12 $2.90 $1.85 $0.50

Adults $3.75 $2.35 $0.50


Fees for copies of records as per KORA at the rate of 15 cents per copy for copies of records.  In addition to the cost of copying, a rate of $25 per hour will be charged for any time spent beyond 20 minutes by the custodian of records for research of the requested records.


Building use fees will be $50 plus $15 per hour, with the exception of the gymnasium(s), kitchen, or commons, which will be charged at the rate of $25 per hour.  Civic organizations such as Scouts, 4-H clubs, PTO, charitable organizations or non-profit educational organizations are exempt from paying fees.  If the group or organization qualifies for exemption for paying fees, there will be no charge for admission.  This includes donations, or any method of soliciting funds.  Applications for use of facilities may be picked up at the building or district office and are subject to approval.


The following board policy update (as recommended by KASB) was presented for review by the Board: DFAC (Federal Fiscal Compliance).  Approval will be made at the regular July 2017 board meeting.  


An estimate from PCI was reviewed for the installation of an exhaust fan in the chemistry room.


The Superintendent discussed the schools special interest funds, after meeting with Mr. Hoelting with Flint Hills Bank it was decided to stay with the current interest rate calculation.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2017-18 supplemental positions as presented and recommended and to approve the hiring of John Bergin as Head JH Basketball Coach and Matt Bisnett as Assistant HS Football Coach and Assistant JH Basketball Coach.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 26, 2017

posted Jun 27, 2017, 2:17 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 26, 2017

 

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

 

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

 

Kim Moreno, newly hired English Teacher, attended the meeting to introduce herself to the board.

 

Clinton Lambotte arrived at the meeting at 7:02 p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve warrants in the amount of $39,701.00 and final year-end transfers from the general and supplemental general funds to the following funds:  $455,199.00 to special education, $114,476.87 to capital outlay (from transportation for bus and vehicle purchases), $28,676.00 to Vocation Education, $30,000.00 to food service, $29,000.00 to Health Care Reserve, $130,000.00 to contingency reserve and approximately $137,841.07 to capital outlay.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the 6 month service contract with PCI.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the revised board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; JGCA (Local Wellness), JGHB (Vending Machines and Other Automated Play Machines) and Lactation Accommodations.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the Food Service Procurement Plan as presented and recommended.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the resignation of Nancy Springer as the third grade teacher but to deny the waiver of liquidated damages.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 7:30 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:30 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:33 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 area at 7:38 p.m.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:38 p.m.

 

The superintendent presented information to the board regarding an employee survey and information on special education.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 5 to 0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 12, 2017

posted Jun 14, 2017, 8:16 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 6:49 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 12, 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 Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  Jim Rudeen and Rex Kraus were absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

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

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of  minutes of the May 8, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $188,035.25; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $852.56; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $72,950;approval of the following personnel changes: increase the MIS Clerk (Bailey Becker) position to 12 months effective July 1, 2017,  re-hire Carolle May as assistant cook effective the 2017-18 school year, transfer of Dalene Rilinger to Teacher Aide effective the 2017-18 school year, hiring of Matt Bisnett as Paraprofessional effective the 2017-18 school year, hiring of Paul Brady as Summer IT Support and hiring of Wyatt Anderson as Summer Custodial Support; and administrator’s written reports as presented.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the employee handbook changes as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Kevin Brown and Alexis Wilbers from Willis Towers Watson reviewed the schools insurance renewal with the board.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the presented EMC Insurance renewal in the amount of $143,713.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the addendum renewal food service management contract with OPAA! for the 2017-18 school year as presented with meal prices as follows: student lunch - $2.2316, student breakfast - $1.4186, special milk - $0.3025, meal equivalent fee - $2.2316 and meal equivalent factor - $3.5269.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2017-18 meal prices as provided.  Students lunches will increase $0.05; K-6 lunch - $2.70, 7-8 lunch - $2.80 and 9-12 lunch - $2.90.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:49 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 7:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton and David Cromer also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:59 p.m.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 8:00 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 8:10 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton and David Cromer also attended.

 

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

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the out of district student requests as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

The K-6 student handbook was presented for review.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:38 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 8:43 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, David Cromer and Brett Fenton also attended

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:43 p.m.

 

Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the hiring of Tara Durkin as Assistant JH Volleyball Coach effective the 2017-18 school year and to approve the contract of Justin Duncan as the Director of Technology for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

The superintendent gave a budget update and reviewed state assessment placement with the board.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 9:15 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 9:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.

 

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

 

Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 8, 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 9:07 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 8:15 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 8, 2017

 

Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 4:30 p.m. in the 7-12 Library at Mission Valley Schools.  Board members present were Debbi Childers, Tom Phillips and Rex Kraus.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  Jim Rudeen, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters were absent.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 4 to 0.

 

Dustin Stucky, High School English Teacher, congratulated three students for taking 2nd place individually at the State Forensics Competition.  Seniors TJ Wade, Ireland Colon and Junior Emma Boyd traveled to Wichita on Saturday, May 6th to compete.

 

Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 4:33 p.m.

 

Kristi Kemp (5th grade teacher), Annie Browning (SPED teacher) and Meagan Lowe (6th grade teacher) presented the board with a slideshow of their time at the NCTM National Math Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The three teachers are very excited to be implementing things they learned at the conference in their classrooms and to eventually integrate it in all Mission Valley classrooms.

 

Ann Mah, from the Kansas State Board of Education spoke to the board about the state budget, tax proposals and school finance.

 

Jon Deters joined the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, 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 April 10, 2017 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $126,240.24; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $3,199.20; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000, from the general fund to the food service fund in the amount of $4,348 and from the LOB fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000; acceptance of the resignations of Deana Williams as bus driver  and Carolle May as assistant cook both effective May 12, 2017.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the recommended student fee schedule for the 2017-18 school year (excludes meal prices).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve that the superintendent will choose the service bids for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Employee handbook changes for the 2017-18 school year were presented to the board to be approved at the June board meeting.

 

A beginning draft of the K-6 & 7-12 student handbook was presented to the board.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the 2017-18 consultant service contract with KASB.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the following scholarship recipients for the special funds:  Bailey Hittle - $500 from the Richard Johnston Scholarship fund; Kamryn Schlesener- $400 from the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship fund and Seth Rudeen - $500 from the Bob Bowers Scholarship fund.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the 2017-18 out of district student requests as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve policy KG (Use of School Facilities by Community Groups).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to accept the proposal from Circle J Construction for the shelter house at the football field at a cost of $11,100 (with the addition of guttering and downspouts).  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

EMC insurance renewal was reviewed by the board, they would like to know if we are required to have flood insurance.  The board clerk will have that information for the next board meeting.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session at 6:29 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 area at 6:39 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:39 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 6:40 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 area at 6:42 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:42 p.m.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to accept the resignation letter from Abby Dunford as SPED Early Childhood teacher effective May 17, 2017.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to accept the hiring of Kim Moreno as 7-12 English Language Arts teacher effective the 2017-18 school year, Margo Rudeen as Summer Conditioning co-sponsor and Kristie Butler as SPED Early Childhood teacher effective the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

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