REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 24, 2017

posted Jul 29, 2017, 8:25 PM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 2:25 PM ]

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – July 24, 2017


President 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, KS.  Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Rex Kraus, Jon Deters, Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich.  The superintendent and board clerk also attended.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to adopt the agenda with the following additions; VII. Action Items B. 7-12 & K-6 Hanbooks and VIII. Receive Items F. Change August Board Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Items in the consent agenda that were approved include:  approval of minutes of the June 12, 2017 regular board meeting, the June 26, 2017 special board meeting and the July 5, 2017 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $283,994.57; approval of  transfers from the General fund to the Vocational Education Fund in the amount of $10,000; approval of the annual 2016-17 treasurer’s report as presented; approval of the 2016-17 year end petty cash report as presented; approval of extra duty pay in the amount of $1,123.81; approval of final year-end transfers from the general and supplemental general funds to the following funds:  $145,204.21 to special education (GF), $97,531.26 to capital outlay (from transportation for bus and vehicle purchases), $120,000 to contingency reserve, $31,243.34 to capital outlay, $30,000 to food service, $29,000 to health reserve, $28,676.26 to vocational education and $308,994.79 to special education (GSF); approval of banking rule transfer; acceptance of resignations from Angela Bush as paraprofessional effective immediately; Robbin Lister as paraprofessional effective immediately, transfer of Denise Dudley to full time bus driver and part time paraprofessional and the hiring of Julie Bond as concession stand sponsor.

Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve policy DFAC (Federal Fiscal Compliance) with the designation of the board clerk as the federal programs coordinator and district contact.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the 7-12 and K-6 handbooks with the following changes; addition of the board members phone numbers and correction of spelling errors.  Motion passed unanimously.


Van specs and a list of potential bidders was presented to the board.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the project STAY contract with SE Kansas Education Service Center. Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the list of out of district requests as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve offering health and dental insurance to full time bus drivers with the board contributing $335/month toward a policy.  Motion passed unanimously.


Classified wages were discussed.


The transportation handbook was presented and will be considered for approval at the next board meeting.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a special meeting on August 7th at 7:00 p.m., a special meeting for the budget hearing on August 21st at 6:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on August 21st at 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


There were no administrator’s oral reports.


Jim Rudeen moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go into executive session at 7:43 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:48 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:48 p.m.


Clinton Lambotte moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to go back into executive session at 7:50 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:55 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:55 p.m.


Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go back into executive session at 7:56 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and that they return to open session in the same room at 8:01 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The superintendent and David Cromer also attended.


The meeting reconvened in open session at 8:01 p.m.


Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Rex Kraus, to approve the one time hiring bonuses for Jeff and Holly Savage for the 2017-18 school year.  Motion passed unanimously.


Rex Kraus moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tasha Raine

Board Clerk


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