REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 8, 2018

posted Jan 12, 2018, 10:29 AM by Jeannie Browning

Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval)

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – January 8, 2018


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 Library at Mission Valley High School.  Board members present were Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers, Clipper Goodrich, Jim Rudeen and Jon Deters.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.  


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


Good News Reports: A thank you letter was received from Katlin Bryan for providing the opportunity for Washburn University Occupational Therapy Assistant students to come to Mission Valley and shadow students in their classrooms.


Debbi Childers 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 December 11, 2017  regular board meeting and the December 13, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $87,873.06;  approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $871.56; approval of transfers from the general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $45,000.00; and approval of administrators written reports as presented.


Bev Clark and James “Tuff” Stephenson were in attendance as possible candidates to fill the vacant board member position.  


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to appoint Tuff Stephenson for the vacant board member position.  Motion failed 3 to 3.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters, to appoint Bev Clark for the vacant board member position.  Motion failed 3 to 3.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to table the appointment of a new board member until the February 12, 2018 board meeting.  Motion died, Jim Rudeen withdrew his motion.


Discussion was held with the nominees and the appointment would be revisited at the end of the meeting.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the early graduation request as presented.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


A job description for the Maintenance Director was presented to the board.  JR Moe from PCI discussed jobs his technicians have performed at the school and what he thought a maintenance director should be capable of fixing and a salary range for that kind of expertise.  


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the purchase of a 59 passenger Blue Bird bus from Kansas Truck at a price of $83,439.00.  Midwest Transit (International) did have a lower price but did not offer noise reduction in the drivers area, upgraded PRD foam fire block seats, high miler engine hoses or reeded sides for exterior paneling.  Additionally Mission Valley has all Blue Bird parts in stock.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


The Board would like to view video footage from the bus camera at the February 12, 2018 board meeting.


A bid list of recipients for the summer mowing of the football field was presented to the board.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the KASB policy recommendation for policy BCBK (executive session).  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Four draft options of the 2018-2019 school calendar were presented, the Board would like daily operation costs presented at the February 12, 2018 board meeting.


JR Moe and Scott McKinley discussed the plan for the HVAC unit upgrades.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve that bids be sent out for the HVAC unit upgrades.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve to stay with the State mileage rate of 53.5 cents.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Mr. Fenton and Mr. Cromer gave building and program reports.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to appoint Tuff Stephenson for the vacant board position.  Motion passed 6 to 0.


Tuff took his seat at the Board table.


The Superintendent thanked the board members for all they do and they each received a certificate as part of Board appreciation month.


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips to go into executive session at 9:14 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s resignation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:24 p.m.  Motion passed 7 to 0. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


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


Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips to go into executive session at 9:25 p.m. to discuss potential litigation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:35 p.m.  Motion passed 7 to 0. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:35 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Jon Deters to go into executive session at 9:39 p.m. to discuss information in order to prepare for negotiations pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 9:54 p.m.  Motion passed 7 to 0. The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:54 p.m.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the resignation of Jeff Savage as heard track coach effective immediately, resignation of Margo Rudeen as head volleyball coach effective immediately, retirement of Connie Convers as guidance counselor effective the end of the 2017-18 school year and retirement of Jole Palmer as SPED interrelated teacher effective the end of the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed 7 to 0.


Jon Deters moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed 7 to 0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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