REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 13, 2017

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Official Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 13, 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 Mission Valley Elementary Commons in Eskridge, KS.  Board members present were Clipper Goodrich, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Jim Rudeen, and Jon Deters. Rex Kraus was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda with the following additions:  Add to Receive Item VIII. G. Bus Information and H. DH Pace Cameras. Motion passed 6 to 0.


In Good News: The Superintendent received letters from NAAE (National Association of Agricultural Educators) thanking Mr. Bergin and Mrs. Hoelting for attending the NAAE conference in Las Vegas.  The SPED department received a 100% compliance letter for Plan Indicator 12.  Ryan Dudley spoke about the upcoming Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride.


Tom Phillips 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 January 9, 2017 special board meeting and regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $184,707.56; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $2,025.00; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00; hiring of Laurel Riggin as SPED bus para; and approval of administrators written reports.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the football field summer mowing bid from J’s Landscaping in the amount of $246.00 per session.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve option 3 of the 2017-18 school calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar committee.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to adopt the revised and new board policies from KASB as presented and recommended by administration.  Board policies include; CN (Public Records), DFAB (Standard of Conduct for Federally Funded Contracts), GAK (Personnel Records), GBU (Ethics), JBC (Enrollment), JBCA (Homeless Students), JBCB (Foster Care Students), JGC (Health Assessments and Physicals), JGCB (Inoculations), JGFGBA (Student Self-Administration of Medications) and JRB (Release of Student Records).  


JR Moe from PCI presented information about costs of replacing rooftop heating and cooling units.  They will have more information at the next meeting with comparison prices and recommendations.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to set a special board meeting for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the district office for the purpose of the Superintendent’s evaluation.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve Gina Bergin for a three year term as a District D FCCLA Advisor.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the Costa Rica trip that Ms. Poore has planned for 14 students to take place June 13-22.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Policy updates were presented to the board for review.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the new course of Sports Turf Management as presented by Mr. Bergin.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Estimates for bus cameras were received from Pro-Vision and REI.  The new bus is equipped with 3 cameras, the board decided to “test” it out first before making a decision on equipping the whole fleet with cameras.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the DH Pace proposal as presented for installation of school cameras at the cost of $19,698.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 8:59 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 Elementary commons area at 9:04 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:04 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:05 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 Elementary commons area at 9:10 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:10 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:13 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 Elementary commons area at 9:18 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Brett Fenton and Abby Dunford also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:18 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:19 p.m. to discuss personnel 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 Elementary commons area at 9:24 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Brett Fenton and Abby Dunford also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:24 p.m.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session in the Elementary Faculty Lounge at 9:26 p.m.to discuss personnel 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 Elementary commons area at 9:41 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


At 9:36 p.m. the Superintendent entered executive session.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:41 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the resignation from Kelsey Beckner as elementary teacher effective the end of the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session in the Elementary commons area at 9:44 p.m. to discuss employer-employee negotiations in order to protect the district’s right to the confidentiality of its negotiating positions and the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:49 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:49 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk