REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 14, 2014

posted Apr 15, 2014, 3:30 PM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 14, 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 Bruce Schlesener,  Jim Browning, Brian Rindt, Jon Deters, Rex Kraus and Ranee Seastrom. Jim Rudeen was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

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

 

There were three representatives from the Ft. Riley Special Troops Battalion, 1st Infantry Division to provide information to the Board of Education about the Adopt-A-School Program that they are participating with Mission Valley students.

 

Mission Valley high school students, Shayla Borsdorf, Madison Sommer, and Eryn Carter reported on the State FCCLA competition results.

 

The Board acknowledged Ashley Weber for being selected as the Family and Consumer Sciences community service teacher of the year.  She is also a nominee for the state award that will be selected later this year.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, 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 11, 2014 regular board meeting and March 13, 2014 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $196,357.25; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $2,767.50; approval of transfers from the supplemental general fund (LOB) to the special education fund in the amount of $40,000.00 and from the supplemental general fund (LOB) to the vocational education fund in the amount of $60,000.00;  acceptance of resignation from Stephanie Durkes as para-educator effective the end of the 2013-14 school year; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the following:  employee handbook changes for 2014-15; addition of  second health insurance plan for employees as presented (labeled ACA-Skinny Plan);  and 2013-14 Wellness Council annual report and guideline changes as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the request from Sadie Boline and Samantha Thibodeau to allow two students and one sponsor to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference event competitions in Nashville, Tennessee from June 27, 2014 through July 3, 2014.  Estimated cost is $2576.26 (Option C).  Students are Sadie Boline and Samantha Thibodeau.  Sponsor is Jessica Dhority.  The Board agreed to allow travel plans involving air transportation (Option A) as long as the students were able to use personal funds to make up the difference in cost.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the request from Ashley Weber to allow three students and one sponsor to attend the FCCLA National STAR event competitions in San Antonio, Texas from July 5, 2014 to July 11, 2014.  Maximum trip cost is $3859.00.  Students are Shayla Borsdorf, Madison Sommer and Aubriyanna Snyder.  Sponsor is Ashley Weber.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to approve the request from Mary Casey to allow five students and one sponsor to attend the State Forensics competition in Wichita, KS from May 2, 2014 to May 3, 2014.  Estimated trip cost is $347.00 (not including school vehicle usage).  Students are Samantha Unruh, Haley Willard, Jennifer Coats, Jesse Higginbotham, and Cassidy Wines.  Sponsor is Mary Casey.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to approve the request from Mary Casey to allow two students and one sponsor to attend the National Forensics tournament in Chicago, Illinois from May 22, 2014 through May 26, 2014.  Estimated cost is $2638.00.  Students are Haley Willard and Samantha Unruh.  Sponsor is Mary Casey. Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

The superintendent reviewed the legislative action taken from HB 2506, and the effects it will have on the 2014-15 school budget, due process rights for teachers, and other education issues.

 

Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the junior high and high school summer school program for Summer 2014.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the Local Assurances and agreement with USD 609 (SEKESC-Greenbush) for the Carl Perkins secondary funds for 2014-15.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve membership with KASB (Kansas Association of School Boards) for 2014-15 school, and to pay the KASB dues in the amount of $7270.00 and legal fees in the amount of $1650.00 for 2014-15.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Service and supply bids for the 2014-15 school year were sent to vendors on April 1, 2014.  A list of vendors for each bid was reviewed by the Board.  The bids will be considered at the May, 2014 board meeting. 

 

The superintendent reported that the application to the State Board of Education for holding a bond election had been approved on April 8, 2014.  He also reported that there would be public meetings held to promote the bond issue (dates are listed on the district’s website) and that patrons supporting the bond would be the presenters.

 

Recommended meal prices, text and consumable fees, and other education and activity fees for 2014-15 were presented to the Board for review and consideration at the May 2014 board meeting.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports. 

 

Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:50 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 8:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and Bill Clark also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:20 p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to accept the following personnel actions, based on recommendations:  termination of employment with Elizabeth McCarter effective April 14, 2014; resignation from Jessica Dhority as Business teacher effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Jose A. Holguin as Spanish teacher and assistant cross country coach effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Tracy Konda as lettermen’s club sponsor effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Ashley Weber as FACS teacher effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; transfer of Melissa Chance from Kindergarten teacher to 4th grade teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Michelle Coley as elementary teacher for the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Jessie Griffith as elementary teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Haley Hodges  as Kindergarten teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Jessica Kopp as Spanish teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Gina Bergin as FACS teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with John Bergin as Agriculture Science teacher effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Tara Durkin as high school Business teacher and head high school volleyball coach effective with the 2014-15 school year; employment contract with Drew Steffen as co-summer weights coach for Summer 2014; employment contracts with Jeannie Browning and Kathy Mickey as summer school instructional staff for the Summer 2014.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.   Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,


Bev Clark

Board Clerk

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