REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – March 11, 2013
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, Bruce Schlesener, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom, and Terry Fanning. Rex Kraus and Jim Rudeen were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Terry Fanning moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adopt the agenda with the following amendments: Move Receive Item VII. I. FCCLA trip request to Action Item VII. B. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Rob Sage and Michelle Conway addressed the board requesting consideration of an additional baseball coach. The Board directed the administrators to check into several legal issues regarding their proposal.
Rex Kraus arrived at 7:05 p.m.
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 February 11, 2013 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $135,609.51; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,410.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $15,000.00 and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $15,000.00; acceptance of resignation from Dalene Rilinger as co-high school dance coach; and approval of administrators written reports.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Terry Fanning, to approve the recommendations for substitute pay effective July 1, 2013. Rates will be as follows: Daily rate for substitute teacher - $90; Half-day rate for substitute teacher - $50; Hourly rate for classified position substitute - $9.00 Motion passed 6 to 0.
Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the following 10 FCCLA students to attend the State STAR event competitions in Wichita April 7, 8, 9, 2013: Stacy Niehus, Taylor Dunbar, Kori Schlesener, Aubrianna Snyder, Madison Sommer, Shayla Borsdorf, Wesley Davis, Jordan Deters, Morgan Masters, and Eryn Carter; and to approve a total cost of $1556.10 for lodging, meals and transportation expenses. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Additional SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) #22 and #23 for the District’s HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Food Safety Plan were presented to the Board for review and consideration at the April 2013 board meeting.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to approve the McREL evaluation system for evaluating all certified/licensed staff. This system will cost $25.00 per evaluated teacher and $300.00 per administrator each year. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Budget republication procedures were reviewed. It is expected that the 2012-13 At-Risk fund will need to be re-published after the enrollment audit is complete.
The superintendent presented the board with a proposal of projects/purchases from the Capital Outlay fund. The board agreed to allow the superintendent to go ahead with the projects as listed. The IPADs and Chromebooks may have to be purchased through a bid or state contract and have prior board approval. Justin Duncan will check on this information.
The superintendent gave an update on Education Issues in the State legislation and the estimated effects in federal funds from the Federal sequestration.
Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the agreement with Clubine & Rettele, Chtd. to perform the independent audit services for 2012-13. Motion passed 6 to 0.
All of the Business Course descriptions from the Business Department were presented to the Board for review and consideration at the April 2013 board meeting.
Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve April 19, May 13, and May 14, 2013 as snow make-up days; and to allow the 5th snow day to be waived (or forgiven) by KSDE. Motion passed 6 to 0. To recap the snow days and make-up time for staff and students: Snow day December 20, 2012 was made up on December 21, 2012; Snow day February 21, 2013 will be made up on April 19, 2013; Snow day February 22, 2013 will be made up on May 13, 2013; Snow day February 26, 2013 will be made up on May 14, 2013; Snow day February 27, 2013 will be waived as a forgiveness day from KSDE. All students Grades K-11 (including 8th graders) last day of school will be May 14, 2013. The seniors last day will be May 10, 2013. Teachers and other licensed staff will have 3 additional work day/staff development days on May 15, 16, and 17, 2013.
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Administrators gave building and program reports.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 8:30 p.m. to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy rights of the individual to be discussed, and that they return to open session at 8:50 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Bill Clark, and Charlie Chesmore also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:50 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the retirement resignations from Nancy Faimon and Pat Murray effective the end of the 2012-13 school year; to terminate the employment of Robin Johnston effective March 11, 2013; and to appoint Abigale Fulgham as a long-term substitute para-educator from March 11, 2013 to the end of the 2012-13 school year. Motion passed unanimously.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to hold a special board meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the superintendent’s evaluation. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Terry Fanning moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.