REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 8, 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 6:56 AM by Jeannie Browning

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 8, 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 Clipper Goodrich, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Jim Rudeen, and Jon Deters. Rex Kraus was absent.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to adopt the agenda with the following changes:  Add to Receive Item VIII. B. Fort Hays State Memorandum. Motion passed 6 to 0.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, 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 11, 2016 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $105,376.52; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $651.05; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at risk fund in the amount of $10,000 and approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $40,000.00; approval of resignation from James Weir as custodian, hiring of Richard Willey as custodian; and approval of administrators written reports.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:09 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 in open session in the same room at 7:19 p.m.  Motion passed 6 to 0.  The superintendent also attended.


Rex Kraus joined executive session at 7:10 p.m.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:19 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to go back into executive session at 7:20 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 in open session in the same room at 7:30 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:30 p.m.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 7:31 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 in open session in the same room at 7:36 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:36 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to re-evaluate the extension of administrator contracts for the 2017-18 school year at the May 2016 Board Meeting.  Motion passed 4 to 3 with Jim Rudeen, Rex Kraus and Jon Deters voting no.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 2016-17 school calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar committee.  Motion passed unanimously.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the addition of an Assistant K-12 Principal/Athletic Director for the 2016-17 school year.  Motion passed 4 to 3 with Tom Phillips, Clinton Lambotte and Clipper Goodrich voting no.


Tom Philips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to publish the notice of amending the 2015-16 general fund budget as presented and to hold the hearing for amending that budget on March 14, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. at the district office.  Motion passed unanimously.


Appointment of a negotiations representative from the Board was discussed and will be decided at the March 2015 Board meeting.


Policy updates were presented to the board for review.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the student teaching and observation agreements with Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University.  Motion passed unanimously.  


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to set a special board meeting for March 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the district office for the purpose of the Superintendent’s evaluation.  Motion passed unanimously.


Administrators gave building and program reports.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the resignation from Jennifer Gibbs as elementary teacher effective the end of the 2015-16 school year; to approve Thelma Adalpe as junior high/high school Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 school year; and to approve Annie Browning as junior high assistant track coach for the 2015-16 season.  Motion passed unanimously.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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