REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 14, 2015

posted Dec 15, 2015, 9:10 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 14, 2015


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


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Good news reports were given by Mrs. Durkin on the progress of MV Prints, they have currently sold 1088 shirts with several new orders coming in.  Net income is $5,984.04 as of December 7, 2015.  Mission Valley’s transportation director and staff were recognized by KSDE and KHP for their outstanding work on maintaining our fleet of vehicles.  FFA members Bailey Hittle and Rebekah Cain gave a presentation on Chapter Development.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, 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 November 9, 2015 special board meeting and the November 9, 2015 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $94,431.20; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $4,587.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $25,000.00, and from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $10,000.00; approval of Melissa Schlesener as Building and Ground Supervisor effective December 21, 2015; approval of Jim Weir as Custodian effective December 21, 2015 and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the teacher supervision hourly rate of $15/hour and that it be retroactive to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the purchase of a 59 passenger Bluebird bus from Kansas Truck Equipment, Inc.  Bids from Midwest Bus Sales and Midwest Transit Equipment did not meet the specifications as requested and presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


James Moe with PCI presented the board with a preventative maintenance proposal to be reviewed and considered at the January 11, 2016 regular board meeting.


Jim Rudeen joined the meeting at 8:22 p.m.


English teacher, Ms. Poore presented the board with information about a future trip for students to Costa Rica.  Ms. Poore will move forward with informing parents and planning a trip tentatively for the summer of 2017.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve Mary Anderson to reconcile the district’s bank accounts.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to appoint Tom Phillips and Clipper Goodrich to the Calendar Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


The 2016-17 calendar draft was presented to the board for review.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to appoint Clinton Lambotte, Debbi Childers and Rex Kraus to the Negotiations Committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go into executive session at 8:58 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 9:03 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton and Charlie Chesmore also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:03 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 9:04 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 9:09 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Charlie Chesmore and Jennifer Gibbs also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:09 p.m.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to go into executive session at 9:10 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 9:15 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent, Brett Fenton, Charlie Chesmore and Jennifer Gibbs also attended.


Jennifer Gibbs left executive session at 9:12 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:15 p.m.



Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the assignment of duties by the building principal to Ms. Gibbs as seen fit.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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