REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – December 8, 2014
Ranee Seastrom called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Valley High School Library in Eskridge, Kansas. Board members present were Clinton Lambotte, Brian Rindt, Rex Kraus, Jim Browning, Ranee Seastrom and Jon Deters. Jim Rudeen was absent. The superintendent and deputy board clerk also attended.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Good news reports were given by Mrs. Hoelting, Mr. Bergin and several FFA members about their experience and awards they received at FFA Nationals. Bill Clark also spoke about the award presented from Educational Design Solutions by Mrs. Brownback for the school’s outstanding participation in the Lexia learning program.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, 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 10, 2014 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $248,685.27; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $5,590.80; 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 termination for William Mercer as bus driver effective November 13, 2014; acceptance of resignation from Carrie Halupa as para-educator effective December 19, 2014; approval of Sally Davis as bus driver effective December 15, 2014; approval of transfer of duties for Andrea O’Byrne to full time para educator effective January 6, 2015; approval Joy Ferdinand as Title I Aide effective January 5, 2015 and approval of administrators written reports as presented.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Browning, to approve the purchase of a 60 passenger bus from Kansas Truck Equipment, Inc. and an 8 passenger van from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to go into executive session at 7:29 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 7:34 p.m. Motion passed 6 to 0. The superintendent, Bill Clark and Charlie Chesmore also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:34 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to approve the resignation of Michelle Jarboe as English Teacher/Forensics Coach effective the end of the 2014-15 school year and to hire Meagan Lowe as the 3rd grade teacher effective January 5, 2015. Motion passed 6 to 0.
A walk through of the building was conducted to view progress of the new lighting project and plans for future renovations related to the Capital Outlay 5-year plan.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 6 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Deputy Board Clerk