REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 13, 2014
Jim Browning 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, Brian Rindt, Rex Kraus, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters. The superintendent and board clerk also attended. Bruce Schlesener was absent.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The administration acknowledged the Board members for Board Appreciation Week with a certificate of appreciation, dining gift certificates, and a card signed by all K-6 students.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, 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 9, 2013 regular board meeting and January 6, 2014 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of credit card logs for December, 2013; approval of warrants in the amount of $141,079.17; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,940.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $45,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00; acceptance of resignations from Mike Otto and Nathan Thyfault as Junior High Wrestling Coach(es) effective immediately; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
An Articulation Extension Agreement with Allen Community College for the Family and Community Services Pathway was presented for review and consideration at the February 2014 meeting.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the following change in banking rule effective July 1, 2014: From 2/3 of district funds in the “active” account and 1/3 of district funds in the “inactive” account – to 50% (approximately) in each bank at all times. The active account will still change every two years. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The following position guides were presented for review and consideration at the February 2014 meeting: board clerk, district treasurer & administrative assistant, transportation director & payroll clerk, transportation supervisor, technology coordinator/director, bus driver, special services assistive technology coordinator, special education gifted teacher, special services secretary, special services aide for school nurse (health medical provider), special services instructional para-educator, special education director, building custodian, elementary physical education teacher, junior high instrumental music teacher, elementary general music teacher, elementary secretary, lunchroom aide, elementary teacher, head custodian, and media specialist.
A draft of the 2014-2015 school calendar was presented for review and consideration at the February 2014 board meeting.
The Board discussed timelines regarding the upcoming bond election. The superintendent was directed to send a postcard to all registered voters of the district reminding them of the January 27, 2014 public meeting regarding the bond issue.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve Cody Witte as the Junior High wrestling coach for the 2013-14 school year.
There was discussion of the Career and Technical Education programs and teachers.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:40 p.m. to discuss negotiations, in order to protect the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:50 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Bill Clark and Charlie Chesmore also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:50 p.m.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.