REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 14, 2013

posted Oct 15, 2013, 11:39 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – October 14, 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 Brian Rindt, Rex Kraus, Bruce Schlesener, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters.  Jim Rudeen  was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adopt the agenda with the following changes:  Move Item Receive Item VIII.A. FCCLA  trip request to Action Item VII.A;  Move Receive Item VIIIB. Emergency Preparedness Procedures to Action Item VII.B;  Move Item X.B. Executive Session – Student Issue to Item Action Item VII.C.; Move Action Item VII.A. Set date for Superintendent Evaluation to Action Item VII.D..  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

The following patrons addressed the board with concerns regarding student issues and board procedures:  Janice Briggs, Dulclina Delekta, Shirley Parsons, Karen Weekly, Janice Briggs, Jesse Higginbotham, Sheila McKinzie, Shirley Parsons, Galen Whipple, and LaDeen Allen.

 

Ranee Seastrom 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 September 16, 2013 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $116,533.48; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $725.00; 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 $25,000.00; approval of the October 2013 credit card logs; acceptance of resignation from Holly Borsdorf as 7-12 Head Cheer sponsor effective immediately; approval of Kristina Kesler as a temporary, part-time special services transportation para for the 2013-14 school year only; approval of Stephanie Durkes as the 7-12 Head Cheer sponsor for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.

 

Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to allow FCCLA chapter members to attend the National Cluster meeting in Omaha, NE from November 22-24, 2013.  Expenses approved are as presented and requested, and are in accordance with the board policy.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

The USD 330 Emergency Preparedness Procedures, including evacuation procedures, natural disaster procedures, and school intruder procedures, were reviewed by the superintendent, administrators, and the Wabaunsee County Sheriff. 


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to go into executive session 7:30 p.m.  to discuss matters affecting a student 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 8:30 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore, and Randall Zohn also attended.

 

Randall Zohn left the executive session at 8:05 p.m.

 

Karen Weekly and Crystal Miller joined the executive session at 8:05 p.m.

 

Karen Weekly and Crystal Miller left the executive session at 8:15 p.m.

 

David, Linda, and John Stover joined the executive session at 8:16 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:30 p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session 8:32 p.m.  to discuss matters affecting a student 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 9:10 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore, Jerry Whipple, Susan Whipple, Galen Whipple, and Michael Bassett also attended.

 

Jerry Whipple, Susan Whipple, Galen Whipple, and Michael Bassett left the executive session at 8:50 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:10 p.m.

 

Jim Browning moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to go into executive session 9:10 p.m.  to discuss matters affecting a student 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 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Bill Clark, and Charlie Chesmore also attended.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:25 p.m.

 

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters to set November 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. as the special meeting for the 1st semester superintendent’s evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

The superintendent gave an update on the student FTE count (from Sept 20, 2013) and the effects it will have on the 2013-14 budget

 

The superintendent reported that we will be seeking bids for two busses.   One bid is for a special education bus – 26 passenger plus 2 wheelchair passenger – and will be considered on a 3-year or 5-year lease-purchase option.  The other bid is for a 59- or 60-passenger regular education bus and will be an outright purchase. The bids  will be considered by the board at the November 11, 2013 regular board meeting.

 

The superintendent reported that we will be seeking bids for gym floor refinishing, to be completed by June 20, 2014.  The bids will be considered by the board at the November 11, 2013 regular board meeting.

 

The superintendent updated the board on the progress of the project considerations for the upcoming bond proposal.  He also reported that he would be meeting with business owners and large landowners in the near future to discuss the project considerations and the financial effects of the bond proposal.

 

Administrators gave building and program reports.

 

Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom to approve the contract with the Capper Foundation for additional Occupational Therapy services for the 2013-14 school year.  The hours were increased from 18 hours to 22 hours per week because of the increase in student needs.  Motion passed 6 to 0.

 

Brian Rindt  moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Bev Clark

Board Clerk

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