REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 9, 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 Browning, Brian Rindt, Ranee Seastrom, Rex Kraus, and Jon Deters. Bruce Schlesener and Jim Rudeen were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following additions: Add Receive Item VIII. I. High School Curriculum and Graduation Requirements; and Receive Item VIII. J. Activities Transportation. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Drew Steffen, head track coach at Mission Valley, reported on the student achievements at the state track meet. Colton Marcotte and Kameron Kraus were in attendance representing the track team. Mr. Anshutz also reported on the baseball team’s performance at the state baseball tournament. Colton Marcotte was also a member of the baseball team.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the May 12, 2014 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $175,324.71; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $1,320.00; acceptance of resignation from Tammy Unruh as para-educator effective the end of the 2013-14 school year; acceptance of resignation/leave-of-absence from Meagan Lowe as Special Ed MIS Clerk; appointment of Dani Steffen as Special Ed MIS Clerk; approval of Kathy Hildebrand as the Ag Shop maintenance aide for the Summer of 2014; and administrator’s written reports as presented.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adopt Resolution #2014-06-09 regarding Capital Outlay authorization as presented. (See resolution in its entirety.) Motion passed 5 to 0.
Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the 2014-15 meal prices as presented and recommended. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the Food Service Management contract (as presented)with Opaa! for the 2014-15 school year. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the student athletic and non-athletic insurance through Nationwide Life Ins. Co. as presented. The agent is Brice Durbin from K & K Insurance. Motion passed 6 to 0. Athletic insurance will cover claims up to $25,000 with a $3,500 deductible (parents responsibility). KSHAA will cover claims over $25,000.00. The non-athletic insurance will cover claims up to $2,000,000.00 with a $25,000.00 deductible (parents responsibility). The company offers student accident insurance for parents that do not have regular health insurance coverage on their children.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to change all personal and sick leave for classified staff to “discretionary” leave, accumulative to 45 days; and to change the wording on all salary schedules as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to republish the 2013-14 general fund budget as presented ($4,074,037) and hold a hearing for amending the budget on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The Board set the special meeting for year-end close-out on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
Student handbook revisions for the K-6 and 7-12 student handbooks were presented to the board for review. These revisions will be considered at the July 2014 board meeting.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the 2014-15 KSDE Child Nutrition & Wellness program agreement as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the comprehensive insurance package renewal from Willis Insurance Agency as presented. (Total package price is $137,650.) Motion passed 6 to 0. Effective June 30, 2014, EMC Insurance will provide workers compensation, property insurance, general liability, inland marine, crime, automobile, umbrella, errors and omissions, and data compromise insurance. Effective June 30, 2014, Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida will provide flood insurance.
The superintendent discussed capital outlay projects that would take place this summer and told the Board that the administrators would put together a 5-year capital outlay plan in the Fall 2014.
A job description and salary schedule for an assistant clerk position were presented to the Board for review and consideration at the July, 2014 Board meeting.
The superintendent surveyed 21 other school districts regarding their policy on board-covered expenses of student activity trips (state and national competitions, conventions, etc.) The results were shared with the Board for their consideration of setting new policy.
The Board was presented with the following high school curriculum changes: 1. Addition of a guitar class that would meet the fine arts graduation requirement. 2. Revert the business/technology graduation requirement from computer applications (NOT a state-funded course) back to Business Communications (IS a state-funded course). The board will review the information and consider these proposals at the July, 2014 board meeting.
The superintendent presented the Board with information regarding liability risks of students traveling to off-site facilities for activity practices. Options to minimize the liability risk were presented for review and consideration at the July, 2014 board meeting.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 7:45 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Bill Clark, Brett Fenton, and Tammy Broadbent also attended.
Tammy Broadbent left the executive session at 7:42 p.m.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:45 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to go into executive session at 7:47 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 7:57 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Bill Clark, and Brett Fenton also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:57 p.m.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the following personnel actions as presented and recommended: 1. approve the contracted service agreement with Greenbush (SEKESC) for 2014-15 Project Plus services (Tuition for a minimum of two slots will be $42,036.00.); 2. approve the contracted service agreement with Greenbush (SEKESC) for 2014-15 vision impaired teacher services; 3. approve the contracted service agreement with Greenbush (SEKESC) for the 2014-15 hearing impaired teacher services; 4. acceptance of resignation from Mary Casey as high school English teacher and forensics coach; 5. Acceptance of resignation from Jennifer Mercer as junior high math teacher and junior high quiz bowl sponsor, with a $250 contract penalty for late resignation; 6. approval of Ben Packard as 2014-15 high school girls assistant basketball coach; 7. Approval of Jamie Rogers as 2014-15 assistant cross country coach; and 8. Approval to assess $241.06 liquidated damage fees to Alicia Cattrell as a payroll deduction. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:00 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 8:10 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0.The superintendent, Bill Clark, and Brett Fenton also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:10 p.m.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.