REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – September 16, 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 Rex Kraus, Bruce Schlesener, Jim Browning, and Ranee Seastrom, Jim Rudeen and Brian Rindt were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to adopt the agenda as presented with the addition of Receive Item VIII.H. FFA trip request. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the consent agenda as presented and recommended, with the addition of Shelby Steffen to the Classified appointments. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the August 12, 2013 regular board meeting and August 12, 2013 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $112,136.31; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $3,890.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $30,000; approval of the August 2013 and September 2013 credit card logs; approval of the following appointments: Stephanie Durkes as a para-educator effective 8/26/2013; Tekina Deters as a para-educator effective 8/26/2013; Shelby Steffen as a para-educator effective 9/17/2013; and Karen Tennison as 7-12 assistant cheer sponsor for the 2013-14 school; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve 2013-14 health and dental benefit changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee). Motion passed 5 to 0. Changes will be effective October 1, 2013.
The superintendent reported that the district made $8,457.50 on the auction of used equipment, etc. held August 6, 2l013 through Purple Wave.
The superintendent reported on technology updates, including the new phone system, the fire alarm system, the security system and the student chromebooks and ipads.
The superintendent reported on preliminary student enrollment counts for the 2013-14 school year.
The Board discussed financial issues of a bond election, including estimated taxes and mill levy analysis. The Board directed the superintendent to meet with the Bond Election committee as well as local business owners, farmers and ranchers to discuss the proposed improvements to the Mission Valley School site.
The Board reviewed the 2012-13 fiscal audit report from Clubine & Rettele. Jim Browning moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the audit report as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Iva Tomlinson, Raelyn McClelland, Samantha Thibodeau, and Sadie Boline addressed the board regarding the request to allow 5 FBLA members, and 2 sponsors to attend the 2013 National Fall Leadership Conference on November 8 and 9 in Grapevine, TX. Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to approve the request and expenses as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Kelly Hoelting, Raelyn McClelland, Nicole Cain, Kaci Schlesener, Sadie Boline, Reed Sage, and Brooke Falk addressed the board regarding the request to allow 7 FFA members, 2 sponsors, and 1 advisor to attend the 2013 National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. There are students accepting a National award, and students competing at the convention. Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the request and expenses as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Bruce Schlesener moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the Eminence Lodge No. 205 Scholarship guidelines as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Bruce Schlesener, to go into executive session at 7:55 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 8:10 p.m. Motion passed 5 to 0. The superintendent, Brett Fenton, and Bill Clark also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:10 p.m.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 5 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.