Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval)
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 12, 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 Tom Phillips, Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich and Jon Deters. Rex Kraus was absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.
Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Wyatt Butler, Caleb Hinck and Keaton Shives gave a business presentation on a CNC laser router they would like to purchase for making plaques. The students are looking for potential clients who they can sell plaques to in order to pay back the money requested from the board, the laser router will also provide potential job skills for students to use in the future.
Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve $1500 for the CNC laser router and start off materials. Motion passed 6 to 0. The Board requested updates once the router has been received and they have made some plaques.
The Board recognized Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education Program Award at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30th. Mr. Bergin was also selected to participate in the 2016 XLR8 Institute.
Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the consent agenda with the following clarification to the November 14, 2106 regular board meeting minutes; to approve the technology coordinator contract of $47,476 to meet the FLSA final rule exemption and to be effective once the final rule has been passed (due to the appeal by the USDOL). Motion passed 6 to 0.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the November 14, 2016 special board meeting and the November 14, 2016 regular board meeting (with the clarification as stated above); approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $114,225.38; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,715.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $25,000.00; approval of Jackie Martin as the assistant high school softball coach effective the 2016-17 school year and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to appoint Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich to the Calendar Committee. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Two options of the 2017-18 calendar draft were presented to the board for review.
Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to appoint Clinton Lambotte, Debbi Childers and Rex Kraus to the Negotiations Committee. Motion passed 6 to 0.
The board reviewed potential cost savings pertaining to OPAA!: a spreadsheet of participation for the last 5 years was also provided for review.
A 6 month contract from PCI was presented for consideration at the January 9th board meeting.
The superintendent gave an update on KESA and The Five R’s.
Mr. Cromer, MV High School principal, presented changes and new forms for the finals exemption policy.
Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the changes to the finals exemption policy as presented and that it will be effective for the second semester. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve that students attending vo-tech during the school day receive all 4 credits instead of 3 credits. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 8:49 p.m. to discuss 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 8:59 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, David Cromer and Rodney Hasenbank also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:59 p.m.
Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 9:00 p.m. to discuss 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 9:10 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, David Cromer and Rodney Hasenbank also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:10 p.m.
Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.
Tasha RaineBoard Clerk