Brian Rindt 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, Rex Kraus,
Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom, and Terry Fanning. Bruce
Schlesener was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Terry Fanning moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adopt the agenda as
presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Terry Fanning 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 January 14, 2013 regular board meeting; approval of
clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in
the amount of $96,629.16; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of
$2,055.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational
education fund in the amount of $20,000.00 and from the general fund to
the at-risk fund in the amount of $40,000.00; and approval of administrators
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2013-14 school
calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar
committee. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Terry Fanning, to approve the articulation
extension agreements with Allen County Community College as presented.
Motion passed unanimously. The agreements were for the following four
(4) pathways: Business Finance Pathway, Business Entrepreneurship &
Management Pathway, and Family & Community Services Pathway, and
Agriculture Science Pathway.
Recommendations for increases in substitute pay were presented to the
Board for review and consideration at the March, 2013 board meeting.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to accept the lease
agreement with Canon Solutions America for the lease of seven (7) copiers.
It is noted that these are lease agreements only – not a lease-purchase
agreement. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The Board reviewed a request from the FFA advisor to allow students to
attend the 2013 Western Farm Show held in Kansas City. As this would
be considered a class field trip, the board indicated that they already had a
policy about class field trips and that it would only be approved if the cost of
the trip was paid for by an outside source. The estimated cost for the use of
two vans (without drivers) is $188.82.
The superintendent presented the board with a rough draft of a capital outlay
and technology plan for 2013-14 school year. Discussion followed.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Terry Fanning, to go into executive session
at 7:55 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 8:20 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The superintendent also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:20 p.m.
Terry Fanning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting.
Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.