REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 11, 2016

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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 11, 2016


Clinton Lambotte 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, Rex Kraus, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  Tom Phillips was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m.


Jim Rudeen 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 two March 14, 2016 special board meetings; approval of minutes of the March 14, 2016 regular board meeting;  approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $209,679.08; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $450.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $10,000.00;  acceptance of resignations from Dorothy Bryan as para-professional at the end of the 2015-16 school year, Barbara Cripps as elementary secretary at the end of the 2015-16 school year and Thad Carpentier as para-professional effective April 20, 2016; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the termite treatment proposal from Wheatland Inspection Plus.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve policy EDAA (School Vehicles), option 2 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the food service management contract renewal with OPAA! for the 2016-17 school year as presented with meal prices as follows: student lunch - $2.4176; student breakfast - $1.5941; special milk - $0.2955; meal equivalent fee - $2.4176 and meal equivalent factor - $3.4443.  Motion passed unanimously.


Andy Baker from DH Pace gave a presentation on different types of security cameras that would benefit Mission Valley Schools.


Revisions of the Employee Handbook were presented for review and consideration at the May 2016 board meeting.


The 2016 Summer School enrollment form was reviewed and action will be taken at the May 2016 board meeting.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 recommended meal prices at the increase of $0.10 for each category.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 recommended text and consumable fees, and other education and activity fees as presented to include the above meal price increase.  Motion passed unanimously.


Service and supply bids for the 2016-17 school year were sent to vendors on April 1, 2016.  A list of vendors for each bid was reviewed by the Board.  The bids will be considered at the May 2016 board meeting.  


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve option 3 of the parking lot bid from Bettis Asphalt and Construction in the amount of $114,680.00.  Motion passed unanimously.  


FACS pathways and course descriptions for school year 2016-17 were reviewed.


Administrators gave building and program reports.  


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 8:46 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 8:56 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:56 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the contract renewal of Technology Director, Justin Duncan for the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the resignation of 7-12 Principal, Charlie Chesmore, contingent on a written resignation to be effective at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the resignation of SPED teacher, Dita Tijerina-Kopp, contingent on a written resignation to be effective at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the employment contract with Rodney Hasenbank as the 7-8 Principal/AD effective with the 2016-17 school year at a salary of $60,000.00.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:59 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 9:04 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:04 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:06 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 9:11 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:11 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 9:12 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 9:17 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:17 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:19 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 9:24 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:24 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:26 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk