REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:00 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 6:54 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 21, 2017


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


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


Mr. Cromer and Mrs. Spoon took 13 students to see the Solar Eclipse in Bern, KS.  He said it was an amazing event and was so glad those students were able to witness it.  Back to school night was a great success, the PTO served free hot dog meals to students and families in the Elementary lunch room.  The new shelter house at the football field is complete.  Holly Savage and Jeff Savage attended to introduce themselves to the board.  Holly is the new K-12 art teacher and Jeff is the new physical education and weights teacher.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, 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 July 24, 2017 regular board meeting and the August 7, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $88,612.21; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,188.78; 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 $25,000.00; approval of the hiring of Brenda Rutledge as para educator beginning with the 2017-18 school year, approval of the transfer of Matt Bisnett to third grade Teacher Aide and the resignation of Denise Dudley as para educator; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:29 p.m. to discuss the latest proposal for increasing pay for certified and classified staff pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:39 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:39 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve a 5% increase to all classified staff and to add 2 steps (5-6 years & 6-7 years) to the classified pay scale.  Classified employees who are eligible for the new movement could move a maximum of 2 steps pursuant to their years of service.  This will begin the 2017-18 school year, retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the early release days for the new MVHS Academic Reward Program.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the amended changes to the final exemption policy as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the 2017-18 health and dental benefit premium changes and contribution rates as presented and recommended (by the staff benefits committee).  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Changes will be effective October 1, 2017.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the contract for Janice Briggs as the Gifted Facilitator for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the 2016-17 Wellness Report and policies.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the Title I parent meeting for October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the out of district student request as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


The Superintendent spoke on future budget information and gave a handout on the Kansas vision for education to board members.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk