REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 12, 2013
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 Brian Rindt, Bruce Schlesener, Jim
Rudeen, Jim Browning, and Ranee Seastrom.
The board considered two letters of interest for the vacant board position. One of the interested parties (Joe Hysten) was not eligible because he did not live in Subdistrict #3. Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to appoint Jon Deters to fill the vacant board position of Position #6, Subdistrict #3, for the unexpired term until July 1, 2017. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Jon Deters joined the Board.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Good News reports included: 1) written reports from Iva Tomlinson, Alison Railsback, and Jennifer Coats about their trip to Anaheim, California where they competed in the FBLA National Leadership events; 2) Notification of an environmental grant award to the MV FFA chapter in the amount of $2,000; and 3) Ashley Weber and the following six students reported on their trip to National FCCLA conference in Nashville, TN. Eryn Carter, Jordan Deters, Madison Sommers, Kori Schlesener, Stacy Niehus, and Shayla Borsdorf.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 5 to 1 with Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Brian Rindt, Ranee Seastrom, and Jon Deters voting yes; and Bruce Schlesener voting no.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the July 8, 2013 regular board meeting and July 22, 2013 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $162,458.20; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,312.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00; approval of the July, 2013 and August 2013 credit card logs; approval of the 2012-13 annual Petty Cash Report; approval of the following resignations: Kelci Wigger as head volleyball coach effective immediately, Logan Brammell as assistant junior high football coach effective immediately, and Jackie Martin as bus driver effective immediately; approval of the following appointments: Melissa Brown as bus driver effective the start of the 2013-14 school year, Tracy Jones as teacher aide effective the start of the 2013-14 school year, Jackie Martin as custodian effective immediately, increased time for Tricia Pletcher as teacher aide effective the start of the 2013-14 school year, decreased time for Andrea O’Byrne as Title I aide effective the start of the 2013-14 school year, Jessica Kopp as head volleyball coach effective the 2013-14 school year, Shelby Steffen as assistant junior high football coach effective the 2013-14 school year, and Michelle Hoffman as a special ed para-educator effective the start of the 2013-14 school year; and approval of administers written reports as presented.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the following position guides effective immediately: Special Services Secretary, Social Worker, Building Custodian, Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Junior High Instrumental Music Teacher, Elementary General Music Teacher, Elementary Secretary, Lunchroom Aide, Elementary Teacher, Head Building Custodian, Media Specialist, Special Education Director, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Gifted Teacher, Health Medical Provider (Para for the School Nurse), Special Education Teacher, and Special Services Instructional Para-Educator,
After some discussion regarding district facility needs regarding upgrades, repairs, improvements, government compliance, etc., the Board directed the Superintendent to go ahead with discussion of a Bond Issue to the Site Councils and the general public, and to solicit volunteers for a patron committee to further study the district facility needs.
The staff benefits committee provided the Board with recommendations for new employee (health and dental) contribution rates beginning October 1, 2013, along with two recommendations for benefit level changes. The board will review the recommendations for consideration at the September, 2013 board meeting.
The Board considered a request from Bruce W. Scott, to add North American Company as a vendor to our 403(b) Plan. The Board decided that 5 companies (our current amount) was a sufficient number of companies for the number of employees that we have. They took no action on the request.
Mr. Anshutz reported on the auction of school property through Purple Wave. The auction was complete on August 6, 2013, however all property has not yet been claimed and paid, so there was not a final $ amount to report. Invoices to date totaled $8,432.50
The Acme floor contract for resurfacing the (new) gym floor was discussed. It was agreed to cancel the contract because Acme cannot get the work done prior to the beginning of school and there is no time after that that it will not be in use. We will re-bid the job in the winter or spring.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 8:20 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 8:22 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton, and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:22 p.m.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to appoint Tony Holguin as the assistant track coach for the 2013-14 school year.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.