REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 9, 2013

posted Dec 10, 2013, 12:44 PM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 9, 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 Jim Rudeen, Brian Rindt, Rex Kraus, Bruce Schlesener, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

The following patrons addressed the board concerning the upcoming bond election:  Dustin Kuntz, Tom Phillips, Dan Daniels, and Eldon VanMeter.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to approve the consent agenda as presented with one addition to the consent personnel (Marilyn Nicol).  Motion passed unanimously.

Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the November 11, 2013 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of credit card logs for November, 2013; approval of warrants in the amount of $95,863.72; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,155.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $15,000.00; acceptance of resignation from Kristina Kesler as special services para/transporter effective immediately; acceptance of resignation from Samantha Tellefson as para-educator effective December 20, 2013; approval of Marilyn Nicol as para-educator effective January 6, 2014; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the part-time attendance requests for the Spring 2014 semester, contingent upon their meeting the guidelines, for the following students:  Haley Willard, John Smith, and Trenton Woodyard.  Motion passed unanimously.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to appoint Brian Rindt to the 2014-15 calendar committee.  Motion passed unanimously.

The building use request from Cultivate Community Church was reviewed.  The general consensus of the Board was to continue allowing this community group to use the building.  No action was taken.

Rex Logan addressed the Bond regarding the bond issue proposal.  Jim Browning addressed the patrons regarding the bond issue proposal.  Discussion between the patrons and Board followed.

The Board elected to hold another public meeting regarding the bond issue on January 6, 2014.  The superintendent was assigned to send a letter to all registered voters of the district regarding the meeting.

Administrators gave building and program reports.

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go 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 9:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.

Charlie and Elizabeth McCarter joined the executive session at 9:15 p.m.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:20 p.m.

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 9:20 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 9:35 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie and Elizabeth McCarter also attended.

Charlie and Elizabeth McCarter left the executive session at 9:22 p.m.

Charlie Chesmore joined the executive session at 9:30 p.m.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:35 p.m.

Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the contract with Jessica Dhority to teach business classes effective December 10, 2013.  Motion passed unanimously.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Bev Clark

Board Clerk

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