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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 8, 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 9:07 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated May 10, 2017, 7:05 AM ]

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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

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 10, 2017

posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:18 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated May 10, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 10, 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 Jim Rudeen, Rex Kraus, Debbi Childers and Jon Deters.  Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 5 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips joined the meeting at 7:02 p.m.

 

Patron, Angel Turnbull, presented a petition of support for Abby Dunford to the board.  Mrs. Dunford addressed the board on the non-renewal.

 

Good news included an update on MV Prints from Mrs. Durkin, since August 2015 they have had 301 jobs and printed/embroidered 5069 shirts.  MV Prints has received all of their business by word of mouth and have done no advertising.  Mission Valley received a Thank You letter from KSHSAA for hosting the sub-state tournament.

 

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 March 13, 2017 special board meeting; approval of minutes of the March 13, 2017 regular board meeting;  approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $222,370.66; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $175.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00, from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $8,991.00 and from the LOB fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $11,009;  acceptance of resignations from Joy Ferdinand as teacher at the end of the 2016-17 school year, Phillip Hamilton as head JH boys basketball coach, Dylan Partridge as assistant JH boys basketball coach and Justin Duncan as assistant HS football coach all effective immediately; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve policy MI (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation) as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the storage shed option B which includes sliding doors to enclose it at a cost of $15,820.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to rescind action taken at the March 13, 2017 regular board meeting on the extension of the superintendent’s contract for the 2018-19 school year due to a clerical error.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to nominate Rex Kraus for the KSHSAA Appeal Board.  Motion passed 5 to 1, with Rex Kraus abstaining.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to nominate Rex Kraus for the KSHSAA Board of Directors.  Motion passed 5 to 1, with Rex Kraus abstaining.

 

The Superintendent verbally presented information to the board on QZAB bonds to use for our HVAC upgrades.  Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to move forward on the application process for the QZAB bond.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Sarah Bond and Mrs. Durkin presented information on their Nationals trip to Anaheim, CA.  Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the trip and to pay the district share of $1,030.63.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Mission Valley USD #330 and Wabaunsee County Sheriff Department/District Attorney.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 summer school enrollment form.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

The 2017-18 recommended text and consumable fees, and other education and activity fees were presented to the board for review.

 

Service and supply bids for the 2017-19 school year were sent to vendors on April 3, 2017.  A list of vendors for each bid was reviewed by the Board.  The bids will be considered at the May 2017 board meeting. 

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the state recommended mileage rate of 53.5 cents/mile.  Motion passed 6 to 0. 

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve Clubine & Rettele Chartered to perform our independent financial audit for year end 6-30-2017, with audit dates of July 10-11, 2017.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve a special board meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve a special board meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. and to move the regular July board meeting to Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to renew our membership with KASB to include the season pass and legal assistance fund service fee in the amount of $10,420.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Emma Boyd and Alex Pickett presented their projects for the FCCLA conference.  Mrs. Bergin gave the board a funding request for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.  Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to waive our board policy on paying the most economical transportation option and to pay the district share of $1,179 for the trip which includes flying.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports. 

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:17 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 8:27 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Brett Fenton also attended.

 

Brett Fenton left and returned to the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:27 p.m.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:29 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 room at 8:34 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 8:34 p.m.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:36 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 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton and the board clerk also attended.

 

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

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillps, to approve Resolution 2016-17.22, final action of non-renewal of Abby Dunford’s 2017-18 school year contract.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:53 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 8:58 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank, Brett Fenton and the board clerk also attended.

 

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

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the resignations of Katelynn Poore as 7-12 English Teacher and Junior class sponsor and Cody Witte as 7-12 PE Teacher, Head HS football coach, Head JH wrestling coach and summer weight lifting effective the end of the 2016-17 school year; and to approve the hirings of Kori Schlesener as 3rd grade teacher; Jeff Savage as 7-12 PE

 

teacher, co-summer weights, head hs football coach and head hs track coach; Holly Savage as K-12 art teacher and STUCO sponsor; Margo Rudeen as head hs volleyball; Gina Bergin as assistant spirit sponsor; Amelia Hancock as head spirit sponsor and Sherri Jacobson as jh math teacher all effective for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 5 to 1, with Jim Rudeen abstaining.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillip, to accept a $5,000 donation from the Mission Valley PTO for the construction of a covered area near the football field.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tasha Raine

Board Clerk

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 13, 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:51 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:11 AM ]

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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   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 AM ]

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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   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

Official Minutes

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 Apr 11, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Official Minutes

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


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