REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – February 9, 2015
Ranee Seastrom called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:03 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas. Board members present were Rex Kraus, Jim Rudeen, Jim Browning, Clinton Lambotte, Brian Rindt and Jon Deters. The superintendent and deputy board clerk also attended.
Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Brian Rindt, to adopt the agenda with the following changes: Add to Action Item VII. C. Technology Plan. Motion passed unanimously.
The Good News Report included the following: John Bergin attended the Agricultural Education Symposium in Topeka where he entered his idea in the Carburetor Prototype Lab. His idea was chosen as the winner and will represent Kansas at the National Association Agricultural Educators in Rogers, Arkansas this June.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the January 12, 2015 special board meeting and January 12, 2015 regular board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $91,072.54; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $492.50; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $20,000.00; approval of resignation from Corey Grame as para-educator, resignation from Dani Steffen as MIS Clerk and Junior High girl basketball coach, hiring of Thad Carpentier as para-educator; and approval of administrators written reports.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2015-16 school calendar as presented and recommended by the administration and calendar committee. Motion passed unanimously.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to approve the presented board policy updates. Motion passed unanimously.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the technology plan as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Appointment of a negotiations representative from the Board was discussed and will be decided at the March 2015 Board meeting.
Kelly Hoelting proposed that the FFA take over the crop and soil maintenance for the 20 acres west of the school. In doing so it would provide more hands-on educational experience for the students. Jim Browning moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to accept the proposal as presented with the exception of selling the hay. Motion passed unanimously.
A proposal for a screen printing business at Mission Valley was given by Mission Valley Senior student Cassidy Wines, and business teacher, Tara Durkin.
Bid letters were sent to local architects regarding capital outlay projects. Letters from those who responded were reviewed and interviews will follow.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Ranee Seastrom, to adopt the HACCP Food Safety plan change as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Football field maintenance was discussed. The board decided to maintain the field in-house for the 2015-16 school year.
Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services Agreement was presented for review.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the following resolution: Resolution 2-9-2015.1 regarding Kansas State legislative actions relating to school board elections. Motion passed unanimously. (See attached resolution in its entirety)
Administrators gave building and program reports.
Ranee Seastrom moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to go into executive session at 8:20 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 8:35 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. The superintendent, Bill Clark, Charlie Chesmore and Brett Fenton also attended.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:35 p.m.
Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clinton Lambotte, to approve the resignation from Jerry Vincent as Junior High math teacher effective the end of the 2014-15 school year; to approve Jessie Griffith as the High School Assistant Softball Coach for the 2014-15 season; and to approve the donation of sick days to a classified
employee who has used all sick days from a classified employee. Motion passed unanimously.
Brian Rindt moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
Deputy Board Clerk