REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – August 8, 2016
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, and Rex Kraus. Jim Rudeen and Tom Phillips were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Tara Durkin, Business Teacher, gave a report on the progress of MV Prints. In their first year they performed around 128 jobs and printed/embroidered approximately 2000 plus items for the school and patrons of the community.
Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin informed the board of recent awards and grants that the FFA/Ag departments have received.
Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the FFA trip to the National Convention in Indiana with the board paying 50% of meals, lodging and transportation per policy. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the July 25, 2016 regular board meeting with the typo correction; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $29,237.64; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $565.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00 and from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of the hiring of Chris Wilcoxson as para educator beginning with the 2016-17 school year and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 7:44 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to publish the notice of hearing of the 2016-17 budget notice as presented in the Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise on August 11, 2016. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The Board reviewed preliminary recommendations for health and dental insurance rate changes. The board will consider final recommendations at the September, 2016 board meeting.
Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the Title I parent meeting for October 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the employee handbook changes as presented and recommended. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2016-17 negotiated agreement as presented and recommended. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 8:26 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 8:31 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, David Cromer, Rodney Hasenbank and Brett Fenton also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:31 p.m.
Clinton Lambotte stated that he will be conducting a monthly walk through of the schools to review the buildings and maintenance.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m.
Tasha RaineBoard Clerk