REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 13, 2015

posted Apr 14, 2015, 9:06 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – April 13, 2015


Ranee Seastrom 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 Browning, Brian Rindt, Jon Deters, Jim Rudeen and Clinton Lambotte. Rex Kraus was absent. The superintendent and deputy board clerk also attended.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda with the following change: Remove Receive Item VIII. D. Weems, Hodges & Lodge Scholarships.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The Good News Report included the following: The Board thanked Nathan Howe for his assistance with architect interviews, April Seematter shared her history presentation but due to technical difficulties she will show the board her slide show at the May 2015 board meeting and a thank you letter was received from Wabaunsee County Emergency Management for letting them use Mission Valley for the Storm Spotter meeting on March 25.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, 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 March 9, 2015 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $266,174.55; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $1,480.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $20,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00;  acceptance of increased duty time for Julie Bond as para-educator, approval of promotion of Marva Bays as Kitchen Manager; and approval of written administrators reports as presented.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the food service management contract renewal with OPAA!.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to approve the OCR resolution agreement.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to schedule a Special Board Meeting on April 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for an update from the architect on summer projects.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Business and FACS pathways and course descriptions for school year 2015-16 were reviewed.


The job descriptions were reviewed and suggested corrections were offered.  The corrections will be made and presented to the board for approval at the May 2015 board meeting.



Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to approve the junior high and high school summer school program for Summer 2015.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve that the two snow days taken during the 2014-15 school year not be made up.  The last day of school will be May 12.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The local wellness policy was reviewed with changes and was tabled until the May 2015 board meeting for approval.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the fee increase for Drivers Education from $102 to $125 with the addition of a defensive driving course.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Revisions of the Employee Handbook were presented for review and consideration at the May 2015 board meeting.


New board members were encouraged to attend one of the Board Member Workshops hosted by KASB.


Recommended meal prices, text and consumable fees, and other education and activity fees for 2015-16 were presented to the Board for review and consideration at the May 2015 board meeting.


Service and supply bids for the 2015-16 school year were sent to vendors on April 1, 2015.  A list of vendors for each bid was reviewed by the Board.  The bids will be considered at the May 2015 board meeting.  


Administrators gave building and program reports.  


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Briand Rindt, to go into executive session at 7:48 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 8:03 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:03 p.m.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to go back into executive session at 8:04 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 8:19 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:19 p.m.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to accept the following personnel actions: resignation of Haley Hodges as Kindergarten Teacher, retirement of Robert Riggin as Building and Ground Supervisor, employment contract with Katherine Burnett as School Psychologist effective with the 2015-16 school year and employment contract with Katelynn Poore as High School English Teacher effective with the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 8:20 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 8:50 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:50 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to go back into executive session at 8:51 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 9:31 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:31 p.m.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to add Negotiations and Personnel matters to the special board meeting on April 30, 2015.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go into executive session at 9:32 p.m. to discuss matters affecting a student (or students), 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 9:47 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent, Charlie Chesmore, Brett Fenton and Bill Clark also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:47 p.m.


Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.   Meeting adjourned at 9:48 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Deputy Board Clerk
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