REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – November 11, 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.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
The Mission Valley High School volleyball team was recognized for their accomplishments this season, winning the sub-state tournament and competing in the state tournament. Kaci Schlesener, Kasi Kraus, and Jade Hodge, senior members of the volleyball team were present to accept the recognition.
Colton Meyer, Mission Valley sophomore, was present to receive recognition for advancing to the state cross country meet. His coach, Annie Browning, was also present.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the October 14, 2013 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $107,245.46; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,947.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $15,000.00; approval of termination for Logan Brammell as head junior high girls basketball coach for the 2013-14 season; appointment of Dani Steffen as head junior high girls basketball coach for the 2013-14 season; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to accept the bid from Kansas Truck Equipment, Inc. for a 2015 60-passenger regular ed bus in the amount of $87,464.00.00 as an outright purchase; and a 2015 26-passenger plus 2-wheel chair passenger bus in the amount of $98,146.00 (as a 5-year lease-to-own purchase, with 5 annual installments of $20,138.18 each). Motion passed unanimously.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to accept the bid from Lankford Enterprises, Inc. to re-finish the (new) gym floor with a total amount of $23,450.00 to be completed by June 20, 2014. Motion passed unanimously.
Dustin Avey, Senior Vice-President of Piper Jaffray, presented a preliminary plan of finance to the Board for the upcoming bond election. He also reviewed a draft of the calendar of events for the election process.
Keith Blackburn, architect from HTK Architects, presented updated project estimates, updated renovation drawings and site layout drawings. The board discussed possible changes to the project plans and asked if Keith could prepare one more plan for the Board to consider. This change would also require the board to purchase additional land, possible west and north of the current boundaries. The superintendent was assigned to check on the price of acquiring additional land.
Michael McPherson, from McPherson Contractors, Inc. discussed the two different options for school construction projects. The first method: Design-Bid-Build process requires the school district to send out bids, and accept the low bid from a general contractor. All sub-contractors must be bonded. The second method: Design-Build process allows a Project manager (construction management) to seek sub-contractors and bids on the individual sub-project basis. The Board would not need to decide which process to use until the Bond issue passes the election.
Part-time attendance request for the Spring 2014 semester from three high school seniors were presented for review and consideration at the December, 2013 board meeting.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to go into executive session 9:10 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 9:25 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:25 p.m.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m.