REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 11, 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:02 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 11:40 AM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 11, 2017


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 Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda with the addition of VIII. Receive, H. Board Clerk and MIS clerk duties and salaries.  Motion passed unanimously.


Deb VanCleave presented four books that were donated from the KNEA reading circle.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the November 13, 2017 special board meeting and the November 13, 2017 regular board meeting, approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $86,069.58; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,109.56; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $45,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of  hiring Teresa Martin as part-time custodian for after events/games for the 2017-18 school year, reclassification of Holden Butler as assistant high school wrestling coach for the 2017-18 school year, reclassification of Josh Parker as head junior high wrestling coach for the 2017-18 school year, transfer of Matt Bisnett from teachers aid to paraprofessional effective immediately and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to appoint Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich to the 2018-19 Calendar Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to appoint Clinton Lambotte, Debbi Childers and Tom Phillips to the 2018-19 Negotiations Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 6 month contract from PCI for the amount of $19,800.  Motion passed unanimously.


Garth Herrmann with Gilmore & Bell, attended the meeting to discuss the resolutions and lease agreement for the QZAB bond.  


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:56 p.m. to discuss financial duties of the school pursuant to the exception for data relating to financial affairs of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:01 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Garth Herrmann also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:01 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:04 p.m. to discuss financial duties of the school pursuant to the exception for data relating to financial affairs of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:09 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, board clerk and Garth Herrmann also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:09 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to table the resolutions and set a special board meeting for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Mission Valley High School in conference room A.  The purpose of the meeting will be to make a decision on approval of the lease purchase resolutions for the QZAB bond.  Motion passed unanimously.


Teachers, Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton both addressed the board regarding the denial of column movement for the 2017-18 school year (official transcripts were not received at the district office by the October 1st deadline).  


Jim Rudeen moved to approve the column movement for Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton, Jim withdrew his motion.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:41 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:51 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:51 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 8:54 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:59 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 9:03 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:08 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:08 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to go back into executive session at 9:12 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:22 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:22 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2017-18 column movement for Jessie Campbell and Rick Horton from BS+15 to MS.  It is not the intent of the board to set a precedence on this matter and each case will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Motion passed 4 to 2.  With Clinton Lambotte and Debbi Childers voting no.  Clinton Lambotte stated that as a board we continue to set higher standards for our students and as a board do not feel that we should be expecting any lower standards from our staff.  Debbi Childers stated that the matter was a very difficult decision, the master agreement is a mutual agreement between the teachers and the board and that it is the duty of the board to stand behind that agreement.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to set a special board meeting for board appreciation on Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 6 p.m. at Mission Valley High School.  Motion passed unanimously.


Several sample job descriptions for maintenance director were presented to the board.  The superintendent will work on a Mission Valley job description and pay scale to be presented at the January 8, 2018 board meeting.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 10:00 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:05 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:05 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go back into executive session at 10:05 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:10 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:10 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go back into executive session at 10:11 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:16 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:16 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:17 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:27 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:27 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:30 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:35 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:35 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 10:37 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 10:42 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:42 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the 2017-18 contract of 260 days for the Board Clerk at a salary of $48,450 with an employer health insurance contribution of $435 a month.  Motion passed unanimously.


The MIS clerk duties and salary were tabled for the January 8, 2018 board meeting.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 10:59 p.m. to discuss administrator contracts pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 11:14 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 11:14 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the amendment to the administrators 2017-18 contracts to include verbiage regarding donating sick days as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve amending the current 2017-18 contracts for the building principals to include a 5% raise to each retroactive to July 1, 2017.  Motion passed unanimously.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the one year extension for the 2018-19 school year for all administrators.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a $1,500 contract extension bonus for the Superintendent for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.



Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to accept the resignation of Melody Wendland as Library Media Specialist effective December 18, 2017, the transfer of Sherri Jacobson from 7-

8 Math to 7-12 Math teacher for the 2017-18 school year and the hiring of Kylee Dewey as junior high math teacher for the 2017-18 school year ($34,000).  Motion passed unanimously.


The board received a letter of interest from Bev Clark for the recently vacated board position.  It will be requested for her to attend the January 8th board meeting.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 11:23 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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