REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 12, 2014

posted May 13, 2014, 10:42 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 12, 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 Rudeen, Jim Browning, Brian Rindt, Jon Deters, Rex Kraus and Ranee Seastrom. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

Jim Browning moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adopt the agenda with the following addition:  Add Action Item VII. D. FBLA trip request. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the April 14, 2014 special board meeting and April 14, 2014 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $189,424.72; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $597.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $87,956; approval of Rachel Hutton as bus driver beginning with the 2014-15 school year; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the following service bids for the 2014-15 school year, based on administrative recommendations:  Fire Extinguisher and Alarm System maintenance---Professional Fire Alarm Systems; Vehicle Fuel---Haag Oil Company; Pest Control Services---Wheatland Inspections Plus, LLC; Propane fuel---S & S Oil & Propane; Snow Removal---C & E Motors; Solid Waste Disposal---Exodus Disposal.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

There were no bids received on the football field maintenance.  The Board took no action on a request to re-open the bids.  It is the intent to provide mowing and maintenance service with district employees for 2014-15.

 

Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve all student fees for 2014-15 except the meal price fees.    Motion passed unanimously.  The 2014-15 meal prices were tabled until the June, 2014 board meeting.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the following scholarship recipients for the special funds:  Dylan Boyd and Samantha Unruh - $500 each from the Bud Weems Memorial Scholarship fund; Kameron Kraus and Jade Hodge - $500 each from the Chase Hodges Memorial Scholarship fund; Kaci Schlesener - $500 from the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship fund.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Brian Rindt moved to approve the amended FBLA trip request (adding one student) with Option B transportation (driving option).

 

Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the amended FBLA trip request (adding one student) with Option A transportation (flying option).  Motion passed unanimously.

 

The superintendent reviewed year-end budget projections for the current 2013-14 school year and estimates for the 2014-15 budget.

 

Student handbook updates were tabled until the June, 2014 board meeting.

 

Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the proposal for food service management from Opaa  as presented, and with amendments as required by KSDE.  Motion passed unanimously.  After all proposal requirements have been met by KSDE, the contract will be approved at the June, 2014 board meeting.

 

Student insurance package for 2014-15 was presented for review and consideration at the June, 2014 board meeting.

 

Leave revisions for classified salary schedules were presented for review and consideration at the June, 2014 board meeting.

 

Concussion information for students and parents was presented to the board.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to go into executive session at 8:20 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 8:35 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:35 p.m.

 

Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:35 to discuss personal matters of non-elected personnel, regarding the superintendent’s evaluation, 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 8:40 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:40 p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to extend the contract of the superintendent, the 7-12 principal, and the K-6 principal & Special Ed Director for an extra year, so that their contracts all end on June 30, 2016.  This is the same contract end date as the K-12 Assistant principal & Activities Director.  Motion passed unanimously.

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Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session at 8:42 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 9:12 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton, and Bill Clark also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:12  p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to accept the following personnel actions, based on recommendations:  resignation from Joan Thomas as elementary teacher effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Ben Packard as head high school boys basketball coach effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Jordan Hysten as assistant high school boys basketball coach effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; resignation from Annie Browning as assistant high school girls basketball coach effective the end of the 2013-14 school term; employment contract with Luke Bryan as elementary teacher for the 2014-15 school year; and approval of Jordan Hysten as head high school boys basketball coach for the 2014-15 school year. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 9:15 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 9:40 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:40 p.m.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to advertise for an assistant clerk.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.   Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Bev Clark

Board Clerk

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